You make a great deal of sense, but I don't see how this explains him being found near the front door. The door was either kicked or shot in or both. You wouldn't run toward a door that was just forcefully opened in the middle of the night, without a firearm in hand. And if James was answering a knock at the door that he didn't perceive to be threatening, wouldn't there be time enough, after it became threatening, to at least take several steps away from the door?
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If you've been the perpetrator of the juvenile act of kicking down someone's door, shame on you. But seriously, if someone else has kicked in your door, or you know of someone who has a kicked-in door jamb, it's not as bad as it looks. It can be fixed. Typically the striker splits the side of the jamb vertically a few inches, the striker slips out of the striker plate hole and the door swings open. It also lifts the door casing. You can usually fix a kick-in door jamb by gluing it back together.

Our locksmiths make themselves available 24 hours a day to assist customers at all times day and night, if you require your door opening in the middle of the night, we'll be there. Being a 24 hour locksmith company enables us to attend a variety of customers under many differential circumstances. Our prices are reasonable, and the workmanship quality is next to none, no job is too big or small you'll be happy to read. Free quotes, no hard sales with the Budget Locksmiths Nottingham company.

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We are very proud of the fact that we are the oldest locksmiths Nottingham founded and still operating in the city. Originally the business was created as Lock & Safe Radford and operated out of a small workshop behind the family home on Radford Blvd in the heart of Nottingham. During this period of time Radford was a thriving working class area with a factory on every corner including famous sites like Players Cigarettes & Rayleigh Bicycles and the family business thrived providing and maintaining secure locks for factory gates and doors and safes and lock rooms for the workers wages to be stored and payed out from. In the late 1970's the business had out grown the humble workshop and a dedicated shop, workshop and warehouse was opened just down the blvd in Lenton in a purpose built modern unit. At this point in time the business had changed, the focus on safes and there maintenance and supply had now gone. Modern banking saw workers payed direct into bank accounts and not the beloved brown envelopes they used to collect in person and most of the factory's had now closed or had moved production out of the area so the name changed and become LS Locksmiths Nottingham to indicate we were more then just lock and safe people but that we encompassed the whole security side for both commercial and domestic customers during this time the Nottingham locksmiths were in the hands of two second generation locksmith brothers. With the advent of the internet the business saw the foresight of being able to offer products, services and even training online and LockSmart was born, in keeping with the original Nottingham locksmiths name the L & S stands out proud. LockSmart Locksmiths is LS Locksmiths just like it was once Lock & Key Radford always evolving but keeping one thing the same... we will always offer the customer the best service at the very best price that's why we've lasted so long and are the oldest locksmith Nottingham.

You make a great deal of sense, but I don't see how this explains him being found near the front door. The door was either kicked or shot in or both. You wouldn't run toward a door that was just forcefully opened in the middle of the night, without a firearm in hand. And if James was answering a knock at the door that he didn't perceive to be threatening, wouldn't there be time enough, after it became threatening, to at least take several steps away from the door?


As the saying goes, “In unity there is strength.” Having one of these three pieces will add a layer of protection to your door. However, it is highly recommended to have all three pieces to make your door stronger and harder to kick in. Of course, it’s not a guarantee that your door will be able to withstand any amount of force, but at the very least, Door Armor is strong enough to discourage a thief.
Have you recently thought of purchasing a new uPVC door? this may be a hasty decision which isn't necessary, why? at Budget Locksmiths Nottingham we provide a restoration service, with our innumerous years experience in all aspects of the trade, this enables us to recondition uPVC doors back to there like-new condition. How do we carry out uPVC door restorations? our trained personnel hold a wealth of knowledge in repairs, therefore possess the skills to replace all functioning parts internal and external, along with the ability to replace the glass and panels in a standard finish or if you prefer to have a whole new look, we have an extensive range of glass and panel designs available to choose from. If you would like to view the designs available, simply give our team a quick call or e-mail and we'll send out a brochure to you, thereon we can provide a free no-obligation quote on the combination of glass and panels you have interest in.
Budget Locksmiths Nottingham specialise in providing an extensive range of services in all aspects of the trade which includes window repairs, with our innumerous years experience in the trade our personnel within our team have seen many scenarios for broken windows with various faults and worn out parts. Having the combined knowledge within the team enables us to fix and repair the majority of window issues you may be experiencing. We supply and fit replacement parts that come with a generous 5 Year Warranty which is all part of our popular 5 Star quality window repair service.
Broken windows, whether caused by burglary, a simple accident or bad weather, can be distressing. Securing your home or business will be your first priority. At Norman & Underwood, we offer a fast and reliable emergency window boarding service. Our installers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to secure your premises. We offer a rapid response within 1 hour for emergency board up services in Leicestershire and the Midlands.
All type of windows can be repaired, although uPVC are extremely popular in this day and age, the faults that do arise in uPVC windows tend to be related to the mechanismn, espag handle or seals. Nevertheless we're simply a call away from providing expert advice on all problems you're experiencing, our specialists are available 24 hours a day therefore the friendly advice from our personnel or the dispatch of our window repair men can be discussed or booked at all times of the day.

I realized after I wrote the post that I had forgotten about the time of night. Totally agree that someone knocking at 1am would certainly have them more on guard. This also is a small friendly town though. I think the only way that they would’ve KNOWN something was really off was if they recognized the person. I could be wrong, but Barron seems like the kind of town where if someone came and asked to use your phone because their car broke down, or your neighbor rang your bell late at night because of an emergency that most people would be happy to help. But i definitely agree that a family more in the country may grab a gun to check the door late at night just to be safe not even thinking anything is wrong.
We undertake all forms of glazing and UPVC window repairs including failed / misted double glazing, broken or cracked windows, single glazed and putty glazed windows, double glazing repairs in hardwood, UPVC and aluminium frames, faulty handles, hinges, locks, dropped / catching UPVC doors, shop front glazing, domestic and commercial repairs as well as emergency glazing.
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If it's an out of hours window boarding up in Nottingham service you require, you have found the right company, our dedicated locksmiths and window specialists are available to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week throughout the night, they will arrive quickly prepared for your individual situation, whether it be a retail store premises or your home, our window boarding team in Nottingham will have the materials and equipment ready to fully secure your property from the inside, window boarding is an excellent solution to secure the property until the next working day so that the double glazing or re-enforced glass pane can be replaced depending on your property type.

If you find your window has become stuck having absolutely no way of opening it and rotating the handle clearly doesn't solve the problem, our experts hold the knowledge to open the window in a non-destructive manner to gain clear access to replace the parts required. It is recommended to use an experienced company to release the stuck window without force to avoid damage to the glass, frame or any other associated part which could result in an increased repair price because of further damage caused attempting to resolve the issue by your self. Our repair service is accessible 24 hours a day in all emergencies or pre-booked time slot most convenient to yourself.
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