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Old Oct 27th 2008, 11:52 am
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Hi there - can anyone help? I have just got home with the kids from school to find the door to the lounge wide open - with finger prints - has anyone else had this happen lately?

I have gone round the house and can't seem to find that anything has been taken, but I am very worried - the door want forced - how easy are these patio doors to open?

Can anyone recommend a good locksmith?

I have contacted the police and they are on their way over.
Would appreciate any advice.
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Old Oct 27th 2008, 11:54 am
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try and open them yourself and you'll find out soon enough how easy they are to open...
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Old Oct 27th 2008, 12:44 pm
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I have a locksmith coming tonight, and I am going to find out how the burglar alarm works! - although nothing was taken, it is not nice to know someone came into the house. The Police and the security from Emaar were very nice!
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I have a locksmith coming tonight, and I am going to find out how the burglar alarm works! - although nothing was taken, it is not nice to know someone came into the house. The Police and the security from Emaar were very nice!
glad to hear that nothing was taken, maybe they were disturbed?
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Hi there - can anyone help? I have just got home with the kids from school to find the door to the lounge wide open - with finger prints - has anyone else had this happen lately?

I have gone round the house and can't seem to find that anything has been taken, but I am very worried - the door want forced - how easy are these patio doors to open?

Can anyone recommend a good locksmith?

I have contacted the police and they are on their way over.
Would appreciate any advice.
You don't need a locksmith - get a piece of wood to slot into the gap between end of door and the frame. Only way round that is to smash the glass (locks can be forced).
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glad to hear that nothing was taken, maybe they were disturbed?
Maybe they were just thieves, why blame the disturbed?
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Maybe they were just thieves, why blame the disturbed?
yes I agree it was a tad thoughtless
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Originally Posted by Jmover View Post
Hi there - can anyone help? I have just got home with the kids from school to find the door to the lounge wide open - with finger prints - has anyone else had this happen lately?

I have gone round the house and can't seem to find that anything has been taken, but I am very worried - the door want forced - how easy are these patio doors to open?

Can anyone recommend a good locksmith?

I have contacted the police and they are on their way over.
Would appreciate any advice.
Probably you're gardner going in for a drink of water and forgot to close the door on his way out.....?!! Musta been parched
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Old Oct 28th 2008, 2:56 pm
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You don't need a locksmith - get a piece of wood to slot into the gap between end of door and the frame. Only way round that is to smash the glass (locks can be forced).
Also, check if the door/window can be lifted out of the frame.
I was burgeld thus (by a 'friend') when I lived in Satwa many years ago.
You might need a piece of 2x2 or similar to slot into any gap at the top of the frame.
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Sorry to hear this - always very uncomfortable.

Another friend in AR had a stranger walking around in her house one evening last week. They were out but the maid was in and though very scared challenged the guy. Worryingly he was very well dressed so probably would have got straight past security. He claimed he was simply in the wrong street and vanished again quickly but all kind of worrying.
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