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Every locksmith we employ in Nottingham is mobile, meaning that no matter your location we will be able to help you 24/7. To give you piece of mind we are in regular contact, updating and informing you of your locksmiths estimated time of arrival. If you need assistance after a break in, our Keytek® locksmiths in Cardiff will be able to provide an emergency boarding up service. We only ever leave your home when you are satisfied that it is safe and secure.
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How many seconds does it take to get to a front door from a bedroom or other room in most houses? I would think a person of average mobility in an average house could get to their front door from any room in about 5 to 30 seconds. I have to go down a flight of stairs and traverse the entire house but I can do it in about 15 seconds. So it is possible that if the intruder was not able to breach the door with a single kick but had to use multiple kicks or shoot the door then kick it or shove it then the father could have arrived at the hallway just as the door was being breached and then been shot. Or he could have gotten there before the door was breached and been there as it was breached. I don't think there is a way for us to know that. I am not sure it matters either other than this situation at the door probably all took place in under a minute from start to finish.

Do you think there was a reason that Mr. Closs was by the front door? I said in my post, it definitely could be that it was just an easy way to get in to surprise them. But also loud and would draw IMMEDIATE attention. Just another example of weird stuff in this case that could totally mean nothing. But it also brings up the question of whether someone knew the perp was at the door before they kicked it in. Which seems likely if Mr. Closs was by the door.


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This kind of stuff goes down really fast and I am sure most people panic and don't always make the most logical move. On the part of the father, confronting the intruder might have been his only choice if he couldn't get to his guns in time. Or it might have been a reflex action to go towards the intruder rather than pick a different strategy. Because he may not have had time to do something else. In hindsight, maybe he could have run for the daughter's room and put her out the window and told her to run then taken his stand there. Who knows. But he didn't have the luxury of thinking through scenarios. Most people go into flight or flight mode. For men, it is usually fight mode by instinct and for women flight mode. So he confronted the intruder and they hid. For the mother and daughter, hiding in a room and locking the door, like the bathroom, might have been a panic instinct rather than trying to get to guns that they may not have been comfortable using or loading or that they weren't sure they could get to in time.
we are on standby with fully equipped vans containing all the necessary equipment to carry out any glazing service. With our local Express Nottingham glaziers you know your in safe hands. We have had many recommendations through word of mouth. This is due to our policy of putting customer satisfaction as well as safety, above all else. No payment is taken until the work is completed and you have signed to say you are satisfied! (deposit may be required for parts purchased).

Boarding Up A Door

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