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Have you ever heard of of Immobilise? It is the UK National Property Register and a police secured by design initiative. It’s easy to register your items and once done your property will be on a national database. This means that if your property is recovered it will be returned to you. Another added bonus is the service is completely free to register your goods on the database. What you will need to pay for is the markers for your goods however these are a minimal cost and well worth it. The types of items you can tag range from goods within the home, but also items such as bikes and even caravans can be registered. Second hand traders use the CheckMEND database when buying goods so it makes it harder for burglars to sell on the items. By putting an immobilise sticker on a window or door it will deter burglars from attempting to break in as they know they have a much bigger risk of being caught with your registered goods. Another thing to remember is that if you have to make an insurance claim from a break in it is much easier to claim the insurance for the stolen items. To register your property now visit the Immobilise website Also for more security tips read my other blog post Is my UPVC door secure? http://www.aj-lock  (May 12, 2015 | post #1)

Gandhi or Gary? Why Leicester can't decide who should sit...

Six years later its 60% ethnics and 50% whites, and gods knows how many polish are here. http://www.aj-lock  (Aug 6, 2014 | post #148)

Number of empty shops in Leicester city...

Why don't the council do more to help. http://www.aj-lock  (Aug 6, 2014 | post #29)


Rainwater an option for dry spring watering

Think Amused has hit the nail on the head. http://www.aj-lock  (Jul 3, 2014 | post #4)



11/06/2013 1 Comment Locks have been around since man first decided to keep his belongings to himself, around 4,000 years according to evidence of the oldest lock, found in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian palace. Other very old examples of this early type of lock have been found in various locations around the world and, although improved over the centuries, the design is recognizable as a pin tumbler or lever lock, the forerunner of the cylinder lock still commonly used today. The first Egyptian lock comprised a wooden bolt securing a door, with a slot with several holes on its upper surface. A device attached to the door contained wooden pins which would drop into the holes and secure the bolt. The key, also wooden, was a large toothbrush–shaped affair, whose 'bristles' were actually pegs that matched the holes and pins in the lock. To open the door, it would be inserted into the keyhole located below the pins and lifted, raising the pins and allowing the bolt to be slid out. Locks and keys are mentioned in the Old Testament and were used by the ancient Greeks, although in a different and less secure form than their Egyptian counterparts. The Romans developed the idea of the Egyptian lock, substituting iron for the wooden lock and often bronze for the key. Keys were no longer too big to lose (or lift), indeed some Roman keys were small enough to wear on a finger. Roman locks, too, were an improvement on the Egyptian model. 'Wards' were developed – projections inside the lock which demanded a corresponding 'bit' on the face of the key. Only the key with the correct slots for the projections to pass through would be able to rotate and throw the bolt. Astonishingly, locks changed little over the following 1,700 years or so. Warded locks were actually quite easy to pick – given a tool that could clear the projections and a bit of patience – but efforts were made more to confuse or confound the lock picker rather than to re–engineer the lock. Keys were made exquisitely complicated, and very ornate. Keyholes were obscured so lock pickers couldn't easily identify them, and dummy keyholes were designed to waste an intruder's time. But in 1778, Robert Barron patented the double–acting tumbler lock. The tumbler (or lever) falls into a slot in the bolt which will yield only if the tumbler is lifted out of the slot to exactly the right height. F  (Apr 7, 2014 | post #1)