LOCKLATCH™ ARTICLES OF INTEREST

GENERAL AND SAFE VENTILATION WITH LOCKLATCH™

November 23, 2017

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. Not any more! LockLatch™ latch locks are the definitive window latches and door catches, ensuring your home has general and safe ventilation!
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Understanding & Preventing Home Invasions in South Africa – Infographic

November 2, 2017

A study by Professor Zinn* makes interesting and useful reading in terms of the way South African criminals set about planning and executing a domestic burglary. Prof. Zinn interviewed 30 convicted and incarcerated criminals and we have captured these results in an infographic below.
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The letter a Dad does not want to write

June 27, 2017

Last week my daughter phoned me following an increase in crime in the area including home invasions involving some of Kate’s close friends. The phone call took me aback, but once I’d collected my thoughts I wrote this e mail to Kate.
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4 Innovative Home Security Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

October 20, 2016

If you’re looking to add a little more to protect your home this summer, then we have just the home security product ideas for you. As we learned in our previous Crime in SA article, burglary is still on the rise which means burglar proofing is still a top priority. New gadgets, tech and home security products are popping up all the time to help you take your burglar proofing to the next level. Here are the top four home security products trending this spring.
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Your Complete Home Safety and Home Security Checklist

October 17, 2016

Is your home as safe and secure as you think? At LockLatch we understand that as a South African, protecting your home and our loved ones is the number one priority. Which is why we’ve put together this comprehensive home safety and home security checklist of questions - allowing you to fully audit the status of your home and adjust where needed. If you answer “no” to any of these, it will identify areas of home safety and security that you can look at.
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Current Crime Stats SA and Causes of Crime in South Africa

September 27, 2016

Most of us have been directly or indirectly affected by the growing crime in South Africa and there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. House safety and home security is a daily worry for most South Africans and it’s no surprise why, when you see the stats. According to Crime Stats SA there have been a total number of 26.8 million crimes committed since 2005.
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Burglar Proofing Your Home

You have an alarm, security gates and private security, but how safe is your home? When it comes to home safety and protecting your home, you can never be too careful. Home security tweaks are essential in protecting your home against criminals who are targeting your home. To that end, we’ve put together these burglar proofing tips to help you increase home security.
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Hijacking Crime Stats and Hijacking Safety Tips

Causes of crime in South Africa and the increase in hijackings specifically, is said to be directly related to the increase in unemployment, increase in willing buyers for stolen or hijacked cars and a lucrative cross border market. Here are some hijack safety tips to help you prevent becoming a crime statistic.
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Observation: A way of lowering the crime rate in South Africa

July 26, 2016

Making observations during crime can dramatically increase the chances of criminals getting caught. We’ve put together a few of these observation techniques, a way of using your five senses to identify as much as you can in the unfortunate case that you or your family are a victim of crime in South Africa.
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The Crimes That South Africans Fear Most

June 30, 2016

A survey about crime in South Africa conducted by Statistics South Africa focusing on crime stats sa has listed the crimes which South Africans are most afraid to fall victim to in the country. Click to read full article.
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4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Proper Ventilation

June 27, 2016

Having proper ventilation in the home is about more than just comfort. Whether you have a ventilation system at home or use natural ventilation, good ventilation ensures you keep the fresh air in and the volatile organic compounds and condensation out! Here are four very important health reasons why house ventilation is so important.
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4 Do’s and Don’ts to Survive a Home Invasion

June 14, 2016

There is no denying it , home invasions are unfortunately on the rise in South Africa. To help with home invasion prevention and safety, we’ve put together these 4 Do’s and Don’t to Survive a home invasion.
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7 Must-Have Boat Accessories

May 9, 2016

As many boating experts will tell you, there are certain things that you can not live without while at sea and when docked. For new boat owners and seasoned sailors alike, we've collected and put together a list of must-have boat accessories and items to get you started or to keep you in check.
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5 Strategies to Help Keep Your Family Safe During a Home Invasion

May 4, 2016

Knowing what to do if someone breaks into your house or being able to identify home invasion signs are vitally important in keeping your family safe during a home invasion.
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Baboon Deterrents: 5 Ways to Protect Your Home From Baboons

April 25, 2016

If you live in an area plagued by baboons and have been unlucky enough to have had such an invasion, we don’t have to tell you how much damage they can cause. Eliminate the baboon invasion threat with these 5 baboon deterrents, and enjoy more peace of mind.
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5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions

April 21, 2016

Home invasions in South Africa are unfortunately on the rise, leaving a lot of us feeling vulnerable and afraid for our family’s well-being. Here are 5 home security tips to help you reduce the risk and prevent home invasions.
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Home Security Tips

March 31, 2016

Watch this video and get some tips on securing you home. It's filmed in the US but has some ideas on how to prevent burglary for SA
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8 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids

March 29, 2016

Whether you are a new parent or have friends with children, home safety for kids is paramount. As young children start to explore, there are so many hazardous things in your home to identify.
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Home Security: 7 Burglary Myths Debunked

March 8, 2016

There are so many conflicting safety and security precautions and tips out there that it’s hard to figure out which to adhere to in order to ensure your home, property and valuables are safe.
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8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion

March 1, 2016

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 South Africa as well.
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7 Things Your Handyman Won’t Tell You (But Every Homeowner Should Know)

February 29, 2016

Whether you’re thinking about doing a big renovation or just some light fixing up around the house, there are things that your handyman or contractor may not tell you.
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9 Tips to Keep Your Home Secure While Renovating

February 23, 2016

Renovating and worried about security?  We have some tips for you!  Remodelling or renovating your home is stressful enough without the added anxiety of home security.
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How to Keep Your Boat Safe and Secure

February 9, 2016

LockLatch’s design was first thought of by Anthony Bairos, an avid sailor and founder of Locklatch, while he was sailing off the Brazilian coast.
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Caravan Security and Safety – 8 Tips

January 29, 2016

Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing better than taking the caravan up the coast for a little weekend r&r. However, as any caravan owner will tell you, there are two main concerns when caravaning - ventilation and security.
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12 Home-Alone Safety tips for women whose partners are out of town

January 4, 2016

As South Africans, security and safety are always on the forefront of our minds. This can be particularly more stressful for women who find themselves home alone when their partners are out of town.
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7 DIY Home Security Tips You Can Do This Weekend

December 15, 2015

We all know that securing the home is paramount, but safety protocols can sometime be a costly business. However, increasing your home security doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require installation experts.
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Security Tips for Your Holiday Home

December 3, 2015

Whether you've just spent the most amazing week at your holiday home or you’re the proud owner of brand new vacation property to rent out, safety and security are always a concern.
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10 Things you Never Knew About Home Security

November 30, 2015

You have an alarm company, you have latched the doors, and joined the neighbourhood watch, but is your home as safe and secure as it could be? Here are 10 things you probably never knew about home safety for added peace of mind.
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7 Key Things to Consider Before Choosing your Dog Door

Dog doors are essential in ensuring that your furry friends get the freedom and exercise they need without comprising on your home safety. With so many doggy doors out there, choosing just the right one that your dog will easily adapt to, while still considering costs, logistics and safety, can be tricky.
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7 Home Security Tips that cost nothing

November 18, 2015

JOIN your Neighbourhood Watch and local WhatsApp Group. Neighbourhood Watches have been a great source of information for SAPS and Security Service Providers. And when used properly, WhatsApp Groups allow for the quick communication of any criminal or suspicious behavior to help prevent burglary.
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Locklatch interview with David Batzofin and Steve Pearce

And this is David Batzofin, it is Radio Today and talking about buying local, let’s talk to Steve Pearce about Locklatch, Steve good morning welcome to you.
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10 Easy and Effective Home Security Tips

October 26, 2015

Home security is vitally important to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones but making your home more secure doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Here are 10 tips to improve your home security today.
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Causes of crime in South Africa

October 15, 2015

Chandre Gould, a researcher from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), interviewed South African prisoners to try to understand the underlying problem with crime and violence in South Africa.
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Need a Cat Flap or Doggy Door? Read this First!

August 19, 2015

We got a kitten for our youngest daughter. To start with Cersei stayed inside while she got used to her new home. But it wasn’t long before it was time for her venture outside – so we started to look at the options for a cat flap.
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Understanding and Preventing House Burglary in South Africa

July 28, 2015

A study by Professor Zinn* makes interesting and useful reading in terms of the way South African criminals set about planning and executing a domestic burglary.
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Locklatch™ – A clever and brand new South African invention with “world wide” protection through PCT Applications

July 23, 2015

hey say that necessity is the mother of all invention and in the case of South African inventor, Anthony Bairos, this couldn't be truer.
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Uses of a LockLatch™

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