Lock it and Stop it – free home security advice and locks

The ” lock it and stop it” van in partnership with AGEUK is available via the Lambeth Safer Neighbourhoods Team. This is a free locksmith service that can assess properties and offer security upgrades. If you would like this service please either e-mail SaferLambeth@lambeth.gov.uk or tel: 0207 926 5901/ 0207 926 5901
  • Advice offered:
  • The front door is often secured with just one (yale style) top lock, as most residents like to have easy access to their property and don’t wish to double lock doors. Unfortunately it is very easy for burglars to “slip” a single yale lock using a strip of plastic. Residents frequently under-estimate just how vulnerable their properties are. Homes are often unoccupied during the day, making them more vulnerable to burglary.

To address these risks Lock It & Stop It is able to assess the property and offer security upgrades by way of:

  • Upgrading the main front door with mortise double locks (this is the single most important security initiative that will make a difference)
  • Fitting window fasteners
  • Supplying residents with property marking kits & warning stickers
  • Our expert locksmith will also provide general advice on crime prevention.

The Lock It & Stop It service is funded by Lambeth Council and is provided at no cost to eligible landlords and residents. However, it is a short term scheme with limited funding, so it is important to get in touch sooner rather than later.

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