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How Do Your House Numbers Look?

08 Jan
January 8, 2013

You should always remember that you’re a unique individual and you should take advantage of every chance you get to personalize your space. And that’s exactly what we had in mind when we decided to give our clients freedom of choice when it comes to their front doors: we’re offering a wide range of finishes (wood or colour) and we’re also providing a pretty large selection of models, but we’re also perfectly able to deliver a totally custom model.

But there’s even more you can do with something that you may have not even considered before – your house numbers. And there’s more variety than you give them credit when you start thinking about where you can place them: front door, front of the house, mailbox or even in a very unconventional setting. And then there are aspects such as: size, colour, material, font and other design specifics. In general terms, they should be easy to read even from a distance and this depends on size, colour (good contrast) and font (for example, too many swirls can look nice, but if it’s affecting the clarity, it’s not good).

Of course, one of the most popular choices is bras. It really stands out on darker shades and even on whites and it’s the perfect touch when the door comes with a bras doorknob and maybe a bras door knocker.

Ceramic ones can be a lovely touch and there’s no limit to how creative the surrounding design can be, especially if you decide to take things into your own hands and apply a pattern yourself. However, make sure the slates are big enough (and the numbers on them too) and keep in mind that the artistic strokes on the background should be integrated harmoniously in the general landscape and they should also not affect others’ ability to read the numbers.

Or maybe you’d like a plaque, since this can also be an interesting game of contrast between the plaque itself and the numbers on top (regarding both colour and material). You can go for a vintage look with wood or stay on the modern side with shiny metals.

And last, but not least – a new trend and a bold choice – illuminated house numbers. Believe it or not, that speck of bright light can reduce the risk of a break-in. But other than that, they’re sure to pop up (especially if you’re on a street with poor lighting) and you don’t even have to waste precious electricity, because there are solar-powered versions.

So, what do your house numbers look like? Have we stimulated your appetite towards creativity in this area?

A Special Door Is Part of Any Good Luxury Design

24 Dec
December 24, 2012

 

When people think about home luxury designs, they’re usually thinking about architecture, open spaces, lights, expensive fabrics and unique finishing touches, from lamps to ornaments. But no house can be complete without a front door. And we dare add – a good front door.
Now, be honest, isn’t this the case for you? We bet you’re not thinking about the door as much as you should be when it comes to design and proof of this stand the results of a random inquiry on a search engine. What did we find?
Well, it seems that wallpaper is fashionable again, provided you don’t put it in every room and you opt for texture and patterns.
Blues and greens are the sure wins for the times ahead.
Applied moldings are more and more popular and enthusiasts believe that these things can totally transform a room by highlighting certain areas and definitely classing up the room.
Then there’s a fine balance you should reach between going Eco-friendly and turning your home into an automated machine.
And dear Lord, people are even thinking about kitchen counters when it comes to luxury design, and if you’re curious, know that granite is still a decent trend, but bolder patterns are preferable.
Since we’re talking about materials, keep in mind that mixing them up in your bathroom seems to be a must. And whatever you buy and however you combine, the SPA ambiance is a desired effect and the soaking bath tub can’t hurt.
As for the other rooms, dens and formal living rooms are loosing ground. They don’t seem to fit their purpose in our current modern lifestyle, so they’re turning into what specialists call “flex rooms”, basically spaces designed to satisfy different activities, whether they sometimes turn into an office, a hang out room and so on. Or you can take it to the next level and turn that dining room into a “multi-generational living space” – mini-flats built in a home, with a bathroom and tiny kitchen included.
As you can see, nobody’s thinking about the front door, and it’s quite a shame because your front door can make or break the overall look of your house. Lucky you, we’re thinking about front doors and we made sure we’ve got lots of models to choose from. Further more, we’re always open to make custom models and, since we found out that blues and greens are on the rise, we’re proud to say that we’ve got lots of shades that fit these 2 chromatic areas. And about that exotic novelty called “multi-generational living space”, if you’re considering the idea, why not make it a panic room and fit in a proper door?

Locksmiths Who Changed History

11 Dec
December 11, 2012

We are perfectly aware that no matter how strong a door’s structure is one of the most important security aspects is the locking mechanism. And it is this awareness that made us develop a sophisticated system with a special security cylinder, a special lock, a unique key registered system, the possibility to turn the key in the lock 3 times (thus managing to take our bolts inside the frame deeper than any other model) and the 18 hard-steel bolts around the edges of the steel doors which simultaneously engage into the solid steel door frame.

But these things didn’t happen overnight. The locking systems have been evolving for a couple of hundred years and we decided it’s important to look back and remember the great men who worked hard for our security today.

The pioneer of modern locking systems is considered by most to be one of our own Englishmen – Robert Barron. In 1778 he invented the double tumbler lock. His impressive skills that originated both in his mind and hands helped him achieve this major breakthrough – the first big step after the classic pin lock.

Only 6 years later, in 1784, Joseph Bramah, also an Englishman, invented the Bramah lock, which remained un-pickable for 67 years. In 1851, Alfred Charles Hobbs spent about 50 hours to break the Bramah lock and he succeeded. But as for every aspect of evolution, vulnerability meant an opportunity for progress.

So in 1848, Linus Yale Senior invented a pin-tumbler lock, and his son, Linus Yale Junior, kept improving the system, creating the basis of what we know today as pin-tumbler locks by using a small, flat key with serrated edges. This happened in 1861 and by 1862 he also invented the modern combination lock.

In 1857 James Sargent invented the first customizable lock, specifically the first key-changeable combination lock (well, at least the first successful one). And he kept perfecting his system and even managed to create a time lock mechanism in 1873.

In 1916 Samuel Segal invented the first locks that were crowbar-resistant, so he too played an important role in this story.

As time went by, systems became more and more complex, according to the new threats. And basically that’s how history goes – innovation, problem, solution. That’s the circle of evolution and in modern times this circle is closing and opening again faster and faster. The future is probably in bio metric security solutions, but we’re not quite there yet. And while great minds still work on perfecting that, right now we’re proud to be offering one of the most effective home security systems on the market today.

Door forced open by burglars on the 31-04-2011

01 May
May 1, 2011

Actual burglary image 31-04-11

Yet another devastating arrival home, I know I keep on and on about wooden doors and door frames being in most cases impossible to keep these burglars out. This is a clear example once again. My only advice is to visit www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk and get a proper job done to keep this sort of thing from happening to you. These people have no respect whatsoever for burglar alarms high security British standard  deadlocks. They know they have a very easy situation when they come to most wooden doors and door frames. Please see this link http://www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk/gallery.html

And remember just don’t think about this moment in time where you will probably be going to work,  locking your British standard deadlock and rim lock which in most cases if a burglar strikes gives no  protection whatsoever. Think long-term think about when you are going on holiday, your leaving for two weeks for Christmas. I’m sure it crosses your mind will everything be ok when I come back. Unfortunately throughout the years, millions upon millions of people come back and find their door in the hallway and they have become a victim of a burglary. Call us and we will supply and fit a Titan steel door.  it will certainly eliminate any fears you have.

You may be interested in visiting this link  http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Also I found this link very interesting to http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/22/crime-burglary-offenders-prison.

Take care out there,

Amanda

BURGLARY, BALLS POND PLACE, ISLINGTON, LONDON, N1 14/01/2010 NOTHING CHANGES SO MANY BURGLARIES ALREADY IN 2010 BUT TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE

16 Jan
January 16, 2010

THIS STORY IS  POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR A CHANGE. WE WERE CALLED IN  2008 TO REPLACE OUR CUSTOMERS DOOR AFTER A BURGLARY. WE FITTED OUR HIGH SECURITY DOOR  PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE  HTTP://WWW.ASLLOCKS.COM/WWW/DOORS_BURGLARY_REPAIRS.ASP   TO SEE OUR DOORNOW YOU MUST THINK LIKE A BURGLAR YOU HAVE  JUST WOKEN UP, YOU HAVE DECIDED TO GO OUT TO BURGLE, YOU REMEMBER 2008  HOW EASY IT WAS WHEN YOU WENT TO  BALLS POND PLACE, ISLINGTON, LONDON, N1

SO YOU DECIDE TO REVISIT WHICH IS QUITE NORMAL FOR BURGLARS,AS THEY ALREADY KNOW THE LAYOUT. SO NOW TO GOOD NEWS. THE PICTURES YOU’RE LOOKING AT IS THAT DOOR WE FITTED IN 2008  ALTHOUGH THEY REALLY REALLY TRIED  THEY COULD NOT EVEN OPEN ONE OF THE LOCKS, SO OUR CUSTOMER WAS SAVED.

THE DOWNSIDE OF THIS IS THE OTHER TWO APARTMENTS IN THE VICTORIAN HOUSE HAD THEIR DOORS SMASHED IN AND WERE BURGLARISED

I WILL TRY TO KEEP THIS BLOG UPDATED AS MUCH AS I CAN BUT THERE ARE SO MANY BURGLARIES

TAKE CARE OUT THERE,

AMANDA

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOORATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOOR

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOOR

Our ASL HIGH Security Wooden Door comes with the following:

1 X SOLID CORE DOOR
3 X BUTT HINGES
1 X PAIRS OF HINGE BOLTS
2 X PAIR OF LOCK GUARDS
2 X CHUBB LOCK CASE
3 X DPS CYLINDERS
1 X RIM LOCK
2 X STEEL FRAME REINFORCEMENT STRIPS
(ALL LOCKS COMPLY WITH CURRENT FIRE REGULATIONS)

After fitting these doors for the last 12 years after or before burglariess, we have notice that if a burglar strikes where one of our doors have been fitted they normally break into somebody else in the building as our doors are just to strong and difficult for them to even try to break into.