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12 December

Brief History of Locks

It's nearly Christmas and you might be expecting me to do a blog relating to the festive season. Well perhaps this locksmith isn't going to play by those rules. They don't call me the Renegade Locksmith for nothing, you know. Okay, they don't call me that at all. But if they knew I wasn't doing a Christmas-related blog they might. Instead, I'm going to talk about *big intake of breath*.... a brief history of locks. *waits for stunned silence followed by rapturous applause*. Oh.. okay, maybe the applause comes later. 

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15 November

Social Media Security Measures

I was visiting London last month, marvelling at the scenery and gasping at the prices they expect you to pay for a pint of beer,  when I ended up in the middle of Piccadilly Circus, surrounded by the flashing neon signs and electronic advertisements. Suddenly, all the screens went black, and a loud cough could be heard from their direction, alerting everyone’s attention upwards. Even in London, where they elected a children’s TV character as mayor, this was an unusual occurrence, and caused locals and tourists alike to stop what they were doing, and stare up at the screens. There, they found that the image of a middle-aged lady was fading in, until her face filled every single one of the available electronic surfaces. She looked directly down at us all and began to speak:

“Greetings to you all. My name is Cynthia Evans. I live at 36 Shandy Street in Hackney. I am not there at the moment however, as I am on a month long safari in Africa, and will not be back for several weeks.”

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29 May

How to avoid being a victim of letterbox crime

The nation's burglars are in search of new methods to break into your home - and this includes using your letterbox. The bad news is that it's no longer a case of them using a fishing rod to steal your keys, as their techniques are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

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