Smart technology is becoming increasingly utilized in security systems for modern homes and businesses. Halls Of Cambridge is leading company across the East of England that offers modern security systems and incorporates smart technology. Continue reading →Posted in Latest News | Tagged Halls of Cambridge, Locksmith Peterborough | Comments Off May 9, 2013
Getting locked out is one of those situations that we never want to be in, and don’t really foresee it ever happening to us – it only ever happens to other people, right? As a result, we often don’t put a plan in place if we do find ourselves keyless and unable to get in.Locksmiths | Tagged Halls of Cambridge, locksmith in Peterborough | Comments Off March 27, 2013
Our professional locksmith services here at Halls of Cambridge are vital when it comes to dealing with a break-in – but we can also help you secure your home and avoid the burglary in the first place.
There are plenty of things that you can do to make your home that bit more secure, but with the help of these handy hints (and our professional services here at Halls of Cambridge) you’ll have a home that’s more secure, safer and less attractive to potential intruders.
1. Make Sure All Entry Points Are Secure
Front doors, French windows, garages and balconies are all entrances to your home and potential access points for a would-be intruder, so it’s worth making sure these are as secure as possible. If you’ve just moved into your home then it’s worth changing the locks to be sure – you never know who had access to the keys before you moved in, and changing them yourself allows you to ensure quality secure locks are used.
If your garage doors seem vulnerable, beef up the security with a modern door and an electronic access system – roller shutters are also a great way to increase garage security if you’re particularly concerned.
2. Be Careful Where You Keep Valuable Belongings
Do you keep anything valuable in your bedroom drawers or wardrobes? Well guess what – that’s exactly where potential thieves will look first when they start to rummage through your house. Any keys, money, important documents or valuable items shouldn’t be kept in those common places – in fact, it’s best to avoid bedrooms altogether.
Go for filing cabinets or kitchen cupboards, and make sure you keep your house tidy – burglars love mess, since everything’s already out on display for them to root through.
3. Don’t Forget Windows – Ensure They’re Strong & Secure
While not as common an entry point for burglars as main entrances like doors, any chink in your home’s security armour could compromise even the best front door lock or sturdiest garage door. Always ensure that any window frames are of good quality and sturdy construction; low-quality PVC frames are usually that bit more pliable than the more reliable makes, and often come with fairly rudimentary locks, allowing a burglar to easily gain access with the right tools.
Consider upgrading your window frames or even just the quality of the locks to improve your home’s security and remove the possibility of windows being an entrance to any intruders.
However you’re thinking about improving your home’s security, whether it’s upgrading your windows and door locks or simply installing a new kind of access system, then we here at Halls of Cambridge can help. With well over 25 years’ experience in the locksmith and security business, you can rely on our services for quality and reliability – call us today on 01223 971014 to discuss what you need for your home.Posted in Latest News | Tagged Halls of Cambridge | Comments Off March 5, 2013
Insulation is one of the 21st century’s buzz words – whether it’s loft insulation, insulating your floors or blocking up that pesky chimney, insulation is everywhere in our home and for good reason.
Keeping the warmth in and the cold out means you eliminate uncomfortable draughts and high energy bills, as well as reducing the risk of damp and moisture build up around poorly insulated areas. And your windows are no different – effective insulation is essential to provide you with a comfortable home and to prevent wasted money on your energy bills.
Upgrading To Double Or Secondary Glazing
While all new homes have had double glazing for a while, some older properties (particularly listed buildings) may not have made the transition from the original single glazed windows to the energy efficiency and better insulation of double glazing.
If possible, double glazing windows should be your first choice – offering fantastic insulation and a massive change in comfort to your home. If, however, you live in an older or listed building and are unable to change your windows too much then secondary glazing is an equally significant improvement. As it is a reversible option, it’s a great choice for listed buildings as it doesn’t make anywhere near the impact on the building that completely removing and replacing existing windows would.
Replacing Inefficient & Defective Glazing
Over time, it may be necessary to replace existing double glazing units as they’ve fallen into disrepair or developed faults. One of the most common double glazing faults, which tends to be particularly prevalent in older units, is what is known as a ‘cold bridge’.
This fault can be spotted by the build-up of condensation and moisture inside the actual unit, between the two panes of glass. It’s caused by the frame’s seal completely or partially failing, and the metal ‘bridge’ in between the glass panes getting particularly cold and reacting with the warm air that’s now able to get in. Moisture ends up accumulating which looks unpleasant as well as posing risks for mould and damp build-up.
Replacing them sooner rather than later will remove the damp and mould risk, as well as restoring your windows to their optimum insulating capabilities, meaning you have to act quickly to make sure your home is as efficient as possible.
If you’re looking for a professional installer of double glazed windows in Cambridge, or need your existing units replacing, then get in touch with Halls of Cambridge today by calling us on 01223 971014. We’ll happily assess your situation and your home, and offer you a quote and service that’s tailored exactly to what you need.Posted in Glazing | Tagged double glazed windows in Cambridge | Comments Off February 21, 2013
You can now get your electronic key fobs and smart cards copied at Halls of Cambridge. We can copy most types of RFID and magnetic fobs, as well as smart cards. Just pop into our shop and we can scan your fob or card. If we are able to copy it, this can be done while you wait or while you have other keys cut.
Many buildings in Cambridge use electronic fobs for parking barriers or communal entrances and it can sometimes be difficult to obtain spares. Thankfully this problem is solved with our new copying service.Key Cutting, Latest News | Tagged electronic key fobs, smart cards | Comments Off January 30, 2013
Your business is your life, your livelihood and your income so security is not something that you’re going to take lightly. Ensuring that everything on your premises is safe and protected is certainly going to be one of your top priorities.
Here at Halls of Cambridge we understand all your security concerns, which is why we offer a number of solutions to make your business more secure. From the small things like office safes to things like master key systems and security shutters, we’ve got it covered.
Secure & Insured Safes
Keeping money, documents or other valuable belongings safe is paramount to a smooth and effective running of your business. Our high security safes here at Halls allow you to operate with peace of mind knowing that your assets, be they cash takings, sensitive documents or computer equipment, are safe and secure.
Master Key Systems
Master key systems are by far the best and most secure way of controlling and limiting access to various parts of your premises while, as the business owner, still maintaining complete access to the entire building. Here at Halls of Cambridge, our expert locksmiths have years of experience when it comes to master key systems in commercial properties, and have fitted systems everywhere from universities and hospitals to offices and apartment buildings.
Particularly effective in factories, retail properties and other business units, roller shutters are a great way to add extra security to your building as well as a visual deterrent to would-be burglars. Roller shutters are a great, affordable way to enhance the security of your property, adding another layer of protection to your business.
Here at Halls of Cambridge we have a range of rolling shutters to meet your needs – whether you need sliding grills with electrical locks, collapsible shutters or just traditional grills, we can provide a system to suit you.
No matter how you want to improve the security of your business, whether it’s something small or large, then we here at Halls of Cambridge can help. We provide a number of high security solutions to suit any business, so call us today on 01223 971014 for a consultation and free quote.Posted in Latest News | Tagged Halls of Cambridge | Comments Off January 11, 2013
No-one plans to get locked out, and no-one certainly plans to get broken into, but these accidents and incidents occur frequently whether you’ve just left your house keys on the kitchen counter or been the victim of a horribly unnerving and invasive break-in. You can prepare and protect against both of these things, from leaving reminders and notes around for our keys to ensuring you have secure locks on your windows and doors, but they still happen.
And if they do happen, it can be overwhelmingly difficult to know where to turn to in an emergency, which is where our expert emergency locksmiths here at Halls of Cambridge come in.
Securing Your Home Or Business
One of the most important things you can do after a break-in, after you’ve given the police every conceivable piece of information and notified your insurance company, is to secure your premises. Locks, doors and windows may have been compromised and need replacing, or you just might want to change your locks; from small home jobs to the needs of a business, our locksmiths will provide a superb service.
Here at Halls of Cambridge, our expert locksmiths will ensure that your home or business is safe following a break-in and will not leave until everything is fully secure.
24 Hour Call Outs
The most important part of our emergency locksmith call out services is that we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you come back from a weekend away and find your house has been broken in to, or you simply return from work one evening to find you’ve lost your keys then you can give us a call. Providing unmatched customer service is our primary objective, and we know disaster can strike any time of day and any day of the week.
We’re often surprised by the number of people who get locked out who have forgotten their keys but remembered their phone, so plan ahead and save 01223 971014 in your mobile phone as Halls of Cambridge – so if you need an emergency locksmith in Cambridge then you’ll have an experienced, honest and efficient locksmith at your front door in no time.Posted in Locksmiths | Tagged Emergency locksmith in Cambridge | Comments Off December 17, 2012
Adequate security is a top priority for all business owners. Unsecured premises are often prime targets for criminals and dilapidated security doors do nothing for your business. Instead, they leave your property vulnerable to vandalism and burglary and may actually attract criminals to your site. Additionally, most insurance companies refuse to pay out if premises are insufficiently protected.
Fitting your business with security devices such as roller shutters and security doors serves as a first deterrent to keep potential burglars away.
Roller shutters enhance security
At Halls of Cambridge, we strive to provide effective security solutions for our clients. We have over 20 years of experience fitting roller shutters in Cambridge, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds, so you can trust us to help you secure your business premises.
Whether you require collapsible or sliding grills that come with electric lock systems or you prefer traditional standard grills, we have something to suit your security needs. We offer a wide selection of security options, ranging from the utilitarian to the more aesthetically appealing. Whatever the design, all our products are built to offer maximum protection for any business.
Police statistics also indicate that burglary cases increase significantly during winter, so as we go into the festive season, ensure your roller shutters are in good condition and are sturdy enough to ward off criminals.
Affordable security solution
Here at Halls of Cambridge, we pride ourselves on providing affordable and bespoke roller shutters for all our customers. In addition, you won’t have to spend more money on maintenance costs since our security shutters are made from high quality materials to ensure their durability.
If you are based in Cambridge, visit our store today for a free consultation. We are open throughout the week from Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, get in touch with us on 01223 971014 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted in Latest News | Tagged roller shutters in Cambridge | Comments Off September 17, 2012
In a day and age where security is vital for both homeowners and businesses, it’s important to have effective security measures in place that will offer you sound security against theft and break-ins. While there are various means of achieving this, roller shutters in Peterborough offer an effective barrier, but to learn more about the benefits of roller shutters, read on as we discuss them in more detail below.
First Line Deterrent
The physical appearance of roller shutters acts as a deterrent, discouraging would-be-criminals from pinpointing your premises. Prevention is always better than action following the event, and this is exactly what roller shutters achieve.
Available as security standard grill or collapsible (sliding frills) with electric lock systems, these roller shutters are designed to offer the utmost protection against vandals and burglars making it ideal for commercial and domestic property owners.
Cost Effective Security Solution
Aside from the obvious security benefits there are other, financial benefits to owning your very own roller shutters. By installing roller shutters it could result in reduced insurance policy premiums – giving you more money to spend on more important aspects of your business. This is a very appealing advantage of the roller shutters – which is why you should get in touch with the professional team based here at Halls of Cambridge.
If you would like to learn more about the services on offer from us at Halls of Cambridge including our security roller shutters, be sure to call us on 01223 971 014 to speak to a member of our team directly or alternatively you can click here and fill in our online contact form and a member of our experienced team will be in touch shortly. With over 25 years of experience within the industry – we’re your number one choice for roller shutters.Posted in Latest News | Tagged roller shutters in Peterborough | Comments Off August 17, 2012
A common occurrence that many people will be able to familiarise themselves with is the battle to find keys after a night out, fumbling with keys on the front door step is something everybody has done! But what about that panic when you realise you just can’t find them? Where do you go? What do you go? The first thing to do is not to panic and worry, you simply need to get in touch with one of the team here at Halls of Cambridge as we provide an unrivalled key cutting in Cambridge for a variety of requirements.
What Keys Can We Cut?
We have w wide range in stock from many different well recognised brands including Yale, Chubb and Mul-T-Lock, however we also have other smaller known brands; we’re confident no matter what key you require cutting we are the team to help.
When Can We Cut Them?
People are working longer days, often working into the night and weekends, we understand that it can be difficult finding time to fit anything into your day, many of our established customers take advantage of our daytime opening and pop in on their lunch time break!
How Are They Cut?
The process in which we use to cut keys is the latest in key cutting technology, we have also invested recently in a new programming machine for car keys, we constantly thrive to be at the forefront of technology.
Why Cut Keys?
There might be many reasons why you need a new key cutting; maybe you’ve lost yours in a house move? Or you were too aggressive and it just snapped in the lock one night? No matter the reason for you needing a new key cut we are here to help!
With over 25 years’ experience you can be assured that we have the ideal service for you; you’ll be greeted with a highly friendly and helpful team that will be on hand to assist you in all of your needs.Posted in Key Cutting | Tagged Key Cutting | Comments Off ← Older posts