Birmingham Locksmith Urges Customers Not To 'Wrap Up' Christmas for Burglars

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With Christmas on the horizon, it's important to make sure you have everything in check; tree, decorations, booze, turkey and presents. But some things, such as extra home security, can be overlooked- Chubb Locksmiths, Streetly discusses some simple, but effective measures.

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Extra home security can be overlooked.

Chubb Locksmiths, Sutton Coldfield are urging homeowners to take heed of their advice and take extra precautions in their home during the festive season. This follows recent reports that approximately one home is burgled every minute in the UK.

Mark Gibbins, owner of the company said: "People don't realise that the extra valuables in their homes are an open invitation to burglars operating in their area. They might not be properly covered for them in their contents insurance policy either.

“Usually, policy documents state that you must take 'reasonable care' of your property in order for it to remain valid- that includes the installation and maintenance of locks, doors, alarms, windows and other security measures."

The Birmingham-based locksmiths have provided specialist, security services for West Midlands Police, local bailiffs, Sainsburys, British Gas and Eon, to name but a few. The Mul-T-Lock authorised dealer also supplies high-quality, composite doors, burglar alarms and offers a 24-hour call-out service.

Mr Gibbins said: “Christmas is known to be a time for giving. Unfortunately, a select few think it's OK to take what isn't legally theirs, which is not only breaking the law- but can ruin the festive season for the family."

Crimestoppers have reported that burglary increases by around 23% during the winter months. So it's important that you make the following changes to ensure you have a Happy Christmas:

  • Check your contents and your buildings insurance policy
  • Make any necessary improvements to your home security to ensure you're covered, should you need to make a claim
  • Consider installing a burglar alarm
  • Make sure all your doors and windows are shut and locked, even when you're in the house
  • Ensure that your keys can't be seen through the letterbox
  • Break down any boxes that advertise your valuable presents, as these could entice burglars

For more information on Chubb Locksmith's wide range of security and lock services, call Mark Gibbins on 0121 3533644.


Chubb Locksmiths provide composite doors, burglary alarms and lock repair. They also offer a professional repair service for customers within the region and will assess all UPVC products even if they are not initially purchased from Chubb Locksmith. For more information visit:

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