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Posted by twinhunters June 01, 09:18PM

Please be careful to double lock doors . Lock was picked while sleeping, door left open for a 1/2 hour then someone else entered house and stole bag laptop only in for couple minutes before leaving 😡please be vigilant.if anyone knows this guy pm me please

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Posted by VelvetBlueberry June 01, 09:26PM

Argh... so sorry to hear that... Are you able to say where abouts this took place?

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Posted by twinhunters June 01, 09:28PM

Near East Dulwich station

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Posted by DovertheRoad June 02, 07:44AM

Sorry to hear this. Crazy to think he didn't mind his face being full view on the Ring camera.

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Posted by James Barber June 02, 08:01AM

How awful.
Worth hardening your home now as burglars sometimes revisit once items are estimated to have been replaced. Also greater propensity for them ostrich at neighbours as they know the layout of typical home and burglars consider neighbouring properties to have similar items. So please do tell neighbours to alert them. The police used ot do this but they're not reliable at this.

also worth people going through this home security survey put together by retired crime prevention police officer. Takes five minutes but gives really good advice about home security -[thecrimepreventionwebsite.com]

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Posted by sizemore June 02, 08:07AM

Sorry to hear this. Looks like the same guy who tried doors up and down Frankfurt Road a few nights ago. Not the first time heís been caught on video and reported to the police, but theyíve had no luck picking him up.

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Posted by twinhunters June 02, 08:42AM

The problem we donít have enough police to look anymoresad smiley.could do with some police targeting area if heís been caught on camera a few times . Thatís same guy who entered house a younger guy had picked the lock earlier ready for him to come in. Hope police are linking these all together do you know what time the other one happened . This was 4.30 and 5 in morning.

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Posted by sizemore June 02, 09:04AM

4.30am

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Posted by snoopy17 June 02, 04:11PM

This morning after I got ready, when I came down stairs my front door was left slightly opened, my husband had gone out an hour before hand so I assumed he didn't bang it shut. After reading this im not so sure.

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Posted by snoopy17 June 02, 04:25PM

Can they still pick the lock if you've double locked it?

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Posted by macutd June 02, 06:03PM

what do you mean by Double lock?

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Posted by Rosetta June 02, 06:11PM

macutd Wrote:
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> what do you mean by Double lock?

Locking with more than a Yale Lock. A mortice lock needs to be used in conjunction, otherwise your insurance is invalidated.

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Posted by George Orwell June 02, 06:19PM

Yes, as an absolute minimum, a night latch (like a Yale type) and a good mortice lock made to BS3621.

"A 5 lever mortice lock is an absolute essential for front and back doors. Many insurance companies specify that as a minimum a BS3621 five-lever mortice lock must be fitted to all external doors. ... Most mortice locks have a lever mechanism - the key operates a series of levers that open and close the bolt."

I have bullied all my friends and relatives to have a yale type and two mortice locks - one mortice near the top, the yale in the centre and one mortice near the bottom. The one at the bottom, say 50cm off the floor improves the security when the door is kicked. A good lock shop (e.g. Callow - I'm a satisfied customer only) will make up two mortice locks that work off the same key to make life a bit easier for you.

In addition I have two rack bolts.

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Posted by tallulah71 June 12, 02:29PM

Hi Twinhunters - not sure if you've been on the EDF Facebook page,(or if this will help you in any way at all...) but there is a very similar looking guy caught on camera inside burgling someone's house.

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Posted by worldwiser June 12, 02:42PM

Get yourself a Rockdoor.. integral hooking locks all the way down the side of the door along with a steel mesh underneath the outer surface. They're very well priced, TS007 rated and you more or less need a tank to get through them.

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Posted by Sally Eva June 12, 03:19PM

remember that in a fire you may want to get out

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Posted by Am happy June 12, 03:43PM

Sally, was your comment in regards to the Rockdoor? I found all information interested, i am in the process of updating my security system.

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Posted by macutd June 12, 09:48PM

i have a London Bar. Easy to fit and very strong


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