Burglary repairs are a common part of Owl Locksmiths weekly routine, but not all repairs are to external doors or windows. On some occasions it is the internal doors that are damaged once the intruders have broken in to the property, making internal door and lock repair or replacement necessary.
We ALWAYS advise our customers to not lock internal doors unless it is a property split into flats or renting of individual rooms. The reason for this is because once the intruders are in the property they can block off windows and muffle sound to the outside and do as much damage within as they need and more in many cases.
You MUST try to stop criminals breaking into the property altogether as priority, not limit their movements once they are in.
This is what happened recently to a family in Camborne where the intruders managed to break into the property fairly easily and then once in systematically went through every room and kick in each door that they found locked. We were called to the property to replace and fix the front door and a number of inner doors.
However, the one pictured although does not look to bad from the photos was actually damaged so badly that the whole door had to be replaced and needed new locks and handles, even the hinges had been damaged to the point of having to be replaced.
So remember: STOP them before they get in, not after they are!
Call Owl Locksmiths & Security 24 hours a day if you have suffered a burglary and we’ll put things right. Call 01209 229219 or use our contact form.