LOCKLATCH™ ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Keeping the Door Open for Cats
October 16, 2019
We always want the best for our cats and allowing them to move in and out of our homes is, in most cases, a basic need for them. As all cat owners know, felines will very often do what they want so if they want to get out, they’ll certainly find a way. Instead of going to the trouble of trying to keep them indoors, perhaps the best solution is to find a way for them to come and go as they please. Besides this making your life easier and more peaceful, there are several other benefits for your cat (and for you) in allowing them the freedom to move in and out of your home.
5 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes for Your Best Friend
August 14, 2019
They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and this is doubly true for dogs. Dog treats are a great way to show our furry friends when they’ve been a good boy or girl, or to reward and reinforce good behaviour. However, there are many brands of doggie treats on the market and it can be difficult to discern which ones are made from healthy ingredients or are suitable for your pup. That’s why we’ve put together this list of organic dog treats you can make at home, so you can have more control over how you spoil your best friend.
Balcony Safety & Security
July 29, 2019
Balcony security isn’t just about keeping unwanted intruders out, it’s also a matter of keeping children (and pets) in. Read our article on balcony safety and security and why it’s essential to treat your balcony as you do any other entry and exit point in your home.
6 Tips for Better Caravan Ventilation
June 26, 2019
One of the biggest concerns for motorhome owners is ventilation. Everyone wants a holiday filled with balmy weather and picture-perfect sunsets, but unfortunately mother nature often has other plans. Not only can an influx of dampness result in the onset of mould and rot, sadly it can also affect our health and general wellbeing. Mould can cause various ailments such as nasal complications and irritation of the respiratory system. No one wants to spend their entire holiday coughing, wheezing, or having to deal with eye and skin irritation. So to help you we’ve listed six tips below which will go a long way in keeping your circulation going!
Keeping Your Home Ventilated all Year Round
May 24, 2019
Home ventilation might seem like more of a concern for the summer or the spring, but ensuring the circulation of fresh air should be a priority all year round. When it’s cold outside our first instinct is to shut out the outside world to keep heat in your home and cold air outside. And while the thought of an icy breeze coming through your kitchen or living room might send shivers down your spine, having fresh air all year round is an important part of maintaining your day to day health and wellbeing. Read on for tips on keeping your home ventilated all year round.
Security Tips To Prevent Home Invasions
April 4, 2019
A home invasion occurs when a burglar enters a home and "at the time has with him a firearm, imitation firearm, weapon of offence, or any explosive". Thankfully, these are a rare occurrence in the UK when compared to other countries such as the USA. The reasons why home invasions are exceptional (despite a general increase in regular burglaries of up to 6% in the three years leading up to 2018) is because of harsh punishments (conviction can carry a life sentence), the prevalence of CCTV in urban areas and general improvements to home security. It is this last point that we would like to focus on in this article, looking at ways you can keep your home safe from burglaries and home invasions.
10 Home Security Tips to Make Your Home a Castle
November 27, 2018
An Englishman’s home is his castle. It’s an adage we all know. And while it may be a little outdated these days, the message still rings true. Castles were built to be secure; to serve as a safe place where we can eat, sleep and spend time with our loved ones. That’s why the experience of being burgled can be so jarring. You feel as though this personal space has been violated, and once the walls have been breached (to labour the metaphor a bit), it can be very difficult to regain that feeling of security. That’s why prevention is always better than cure. To help with that we’ve put together a few of our favourite home security tips to help you keep would be burglars from the gates.
Caravan Window Security
April 11, 2018
If you already own a caravan, you’ll know the joys and freedom it can bring to planning holidays, but you can’t deny that caravan window security and safe ventilation is always an issue.
Better Home Security to Protect Your Home
December 15, 2017
Whether you’re at home sleeping or out and about, home security is your solution to peace of mind. If you’re looking for solutions on how to secure your home there are answers everywhere. Whether you live alone, with your family or in a house share, our homes are our sanctuary – our personal space where we can unwind, rest our heads and ultimately feel safe.
Burglary Prevention Through Use of Window & Door Restrictors
October 30, 2017
How window and door restrictors can prevent burglary and influence criminal behaviour in communities. A review on how you can reduce crime in your community with the simple use of lockable window and door restrictors.
8 Home Security Tips from Burglars
September 27, 2016
Sometimes we think we’re being diligent about DIY home security, making assumptions on how a would-be burglar sees your home. But have you ever wondered what exactly a burglar is thinking? We scoured the internet looking for tips straight from the horse’s mouth and came across this in depth discussion on Reddit. Where self-confessed criminals weighed in on some home security tips from their point of view, as well as offered some of their own.
6 Easy DIY Projects to Spoil Your Dog this National Dog Day 2016
August 22, 2016
The 26 of August 2016 is national dog day! That’s right, a day dedicated to spoiling your pooch and celebrating just how much a part of your family they are. If you want to spend dog day 2016 doing creative DIY home projects to show your appreciation and love, then you have come to the right place.
Home Safety Checklist
July 20, 2016
Have small children or elderly parents in the home? Want to make your home a little safer from criminals? We’ve put together a quick home safety checklist, including child safety and home security tips so that you can regularly ensure your home and family are safe and sound.
Dog Door Training Tips
You know what they say, teaching an old dog (or a new puppy for that matter) new tricks is never easy. We have gathered some dog door tips from across the internet, to help you and your pooch get used to the door.
8 Changes to Make this Summer to Increase Security at Home
June 30, 2016
Whether you are looking to upgrade your house security systems, looking for ways how to improve home security in general or just want add extra security measures to protect your home while on summer holiday, now is the time do it. Here are 8 changes you can make to ensure you have more security at home.
10 Must-Have Caravan Accessories and Tools for Caravan Security, Safety and Comfort
June 28, 2016
The summer months are finally here! Which means if you haven’t already, it’s time to dust out the caravan and set off on your next outdoor adventure. But before you go, here’s a list of 10 must-have caravan accessories to ensure your next trip is safe, your caravan is secure and you’re comfortable.
7 Home Security Tips That’ll Cost You Nothing
May 23, 2016
With some simple DIY home security projects and some double checking, your home can be more secure in no time. Here are 7 security tips we have put together that will cost you nothing.
4 Tips When Choosing a Dog Door
May 9, 2016
Choosing the right type of doggy door is paramount to ensuring your dog’s happiness, that you are not inconvenienced and that your home security is not threatened. To help you choose just the right doggy door, we've put together these 4 dog door Tips.
Cat Flap Buying Guide
April 29, 2016
If you’re looking for pet access for your cat and don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place! We know how trying to find the right cat door or cat flap alternative can be tricky so we’ve put together this cat flap buying guide to help you choose.
9 Home Security Tips for When You’re Home Alone
April 21, 2016
With petty theft and burglary on the rise in the UK, home security is of particular concern to people living alone. We've collected these 9 security tips so you can prevent opportunistic theft and enjoy your alone time worry free!
Locklatch: The Cat Flap Alternative That Saves You Time and Money
April 2, 2016
Finding the right cat flap is one of the biggest concerns for pet owners. From cost and size, to installation and home safety, there is so much to consider and finding the right cat flap for windows or doors can seem overwhelming.
LockLatch™: The Best Doggy Door Replacement
March 27, 2016
When it comes to pet access, we at LockLatch™ have keen insights into why it’s so important that your family dog has comfortable access in and out of the home.
LockLatch: Child Safety Window Locks Made Easy
March 20, 2016
LockLatch™ is an adjustable child safety window lock which acts as a lockable window restrictor. Lock any window in the open position to keep your child safe while letting fresh air in.
LockLatch™: The Only Window Restrictor You Will Need
March 15, 2016
When it comes to child safety and home security, window restrictors are essential. Which is why we designed the ultimate window restrictor, LockLatch™ making it affordable and easier to get your home secure and child safe no matter what type of windows you have!
General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch™
March 10, 2016
As any homeowner or tenant will tell you, the balance between home security and keeping your home ventilated safely is a constant battle. We all like to enjoy fresh air and to give our pets unlimited, easy access, but keeping our home from being stuffy by leaving windows and doors open can be a huge security risk.
Caravan Security Made Easy With LockLatch
March 4, 2016
We at LockLatch™ understand how important caravan security is. Keeping unwanted animals and petty thieves out when you’re exploring, without compromising on ventilation, is a constant struggle. Which is exactly the frustration we set out to eliminate in the easiest, most cost effective way when we designed LockLatch™.
Locklatch™ – A clever and brand new South African invention with “world wide” protection through PCT Applications
March 3, 2016
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention and in the case of South African inventor, Anthony Bairos, this couldn't be truer.
Uses of a LockLatch™
LockLatch™ is a new type of lock that is great for window and door security because it allows you to leave any door or window open but locked! It’s ideal to add to your house security armoury, but is not a replacement for other burglar proofing including electric fencing, beams, lighting, dogs and so on.
Video: Beat the Burglar
March 2, 2016
This police video gives some useful home security tips including ideas for window security, window catches, latches, door locks and various security locks.
Video: How To Secure Your Home
Watch this short video, it's got some useful home security tips including window security, security locks for doors, window latches and other useful ideas.
8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion
View this 4 minute clip on DIY home security tips and ideas for home security products. It’s filmed in the United States, but definitely pertains to UK as well.
Home Security Tips
Watch this video for general home security tips. It's filmed in the US but has some ideas on how to prevent burglary in the UK.