Theft Prevention (Motorcycle/Bicycle Security)

This week the BBC reported on the rising number of thefts and in particular the amount of unsolved cases regarding bicycle theft.

Here at SecureFix Direct we are keen cyclists and enjoy nothing more than a summer bike ride on either a bicycle or motorcycle.

SecureFix Direct - Security Is Paramount

SecureFix Direct – Security Is Paramount

We take the security of our pride and joys seriously and demand the best to keep them safe.

So what can we do to keep our bicycle or motorcycle safe?

  • If out lock it up in a well-lit public place to deter thieves due to number of potential witnesses.
  • Keep the lock off the ground and through the frame to prevent a sledgehammer being used.
  • Get you bike marked so it can be recognised if stolen, this itself is a deterrent.
  • If possible take anything removable with you (lights, saddle, wheel, gps etc)
  • If at home use a chain and padlock as well as a Standard D lock or wire lock to provide double protection.
  • If possible, use a ground anchor to secure it to the ground.
  • Always ensure that it can’t be lifted off the object you secure it to.
  • Always lock the bike via the frame, as the wheels may easily be removed.

Here at SecureFix Direct we have a huge range of security items to help keep your bicycle/motorcycle safe. From concrete-in u bolts to give you a ground anchor through to security chains, locking cables and padlocks. We may just have something to suit every situation.

SecureFix Direct - Our Motorcycle/Bicycle Lock

SecureFix Direct – Our Motorcycle/Bicycle Lock

If you follow the tips above it may just help keep your pride and joy safe and sound awaiting your return.

We hope you found this blog informative and get enjoying these summer nights.

#security #secure #motorcycle #protection #cycling

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Transportation & Vehicle Recovery (Formula One)

Hello readers. In this weeks blog we are looking forward at the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend.

With British driver Lewis Hamilton on top of his game for Mercedes can we have a British winner for the fourth consecutive year? If Lewis does win the race next weekend he would be the first British driver to win four years in a row at Silverstone.

SecureFix Direct - Aerial view of Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit

SecureFix Direct – Aerial View Of Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit

This got us thinking here at SecureFix Direct all these Formula One teams and the hundreds of thousands of club racers out there have one thing in common, transporting their race cars.

The budgets and requirements of transportation vary upon championship and budget. Some on trailers others with specially designed race transporters.

Whatever the budget, transportation has to be delivered in the most secure way possible so that your precious cargo will not go anywhere whilst on the move.

We are able to support and supply the entire range of participants and that even includes the just as important orange army of Marshals who may use our equipment in times of recovery should the worst happen.

SecureFix Direct - You never know when you may need recovering

SecureFix Direct – You never know when you may need recovering

Here at SecureFix Direct we are massive motorsport enthusiasts and understand the needs for transporting such precious cargo safely.

We supply a huge range of equipment from recovery kits, ratchets, breakaway cables, trailer parts, tow straps and winches right down to the, humble, use anywhere tarpaulin.

SecureFix Direct - Our range of Vehicle Recovery & Transport Equipment

SecureFix Direct – Our range of Vehicle Recovery & Transport Equipment

All of us here at SecureFix Direct Would like to wish all the drivers, spectators, marshals and officials a safe and enjoyable British Grand Prix.

 

#F1 #44 #teamlh #britishgp #silverstone #britishgrandprix #BMMC #thanksmarshal

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Early Harvesting

Hello readers. We are talking temperature; with the temperatures returning to a more normal state this week what effect did last week’s heatwave have for Britain’s farmers?

Some of our farming customers have advised us that they have been pushed into an early harvest because of the last few weeks soaring temperatures and dry heat.
Their crops ready earlier than usual which will no doubt have caused problems for many other farmers.

With an early harvest in mind, we understand that there are questions to be asked; Are tractors in need of some extra attention?
Are farmers in need of a safe storage area for their crops?

Here at SecureFix Direct we value our farming community and in what is a testing climate, the continued efforts for keeping us all fed.

With our range of Agricultural Accessories & Tractor Spares from Conversion Bush Kits, Wire Rope Hoists and Drop Handle Tow Pins down to the humble Linch and Shaft Locking Pins,
we are certain that we have something to offer to help keep the harvest on track and our farmers Agricultural equipment operating efficiently.

SecureFix Direct - Agricultural Accessories & Tractor Spares

SecureFix Direct – Agricultural Accessories & Tractor Spares

Here At SecureFix Direct we also stock a huge range of fencing and landscaping products to help keep the farms themselves in great condition.
Our range of fencing supplies includes post rammers, wire rope, spinning jennys, fence strainers and even electric fence testers.

SecureFix Direct - Garden Fencing & Landscaping Supplies

SecureFix Direct – Garden Fencing & Landscaping Supplies

We hope that in some small way we can help keep the harvest on track and help our farmers.

#harvest17 #agriculture #farming #tractors #harvest

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Summer Safety At The Locks

What fantastic weather we have had the last few days! Have we got more to come?

The sociable weather got us here, at SecureFix Direct thinking about the weekend and getting back on to the canal’s enjoying the sunshine.

This weekend is no doubt going to be an extremely busy time on the water and with this in mind we thought that we could share some thoughts & advice on lock safety.

Now whether you’re an experienced skipper or one of the many that hire a boat for just the weekend, lock safety is paramount.

SecureFix Direct - Waterways Lock

SecureFix Direct – Waterways Lock

The awesome power of water is something we need to be wary of and keep ourselves safe. So what can you do to keep yourself and others safe whilst operating a lock?

The Canal & River Trust have these Lock Safety guidelines to help keep us safe:

  • Take your time whilst keeping an eye out for problems
  • Enter and leave slowly so bumps are less likely to cause damage
  • Always have a competent person on board while the boat’s in the lock
  • Keep your boat well away from the gates and cills
  • Boats tend to get thrown about when water flows in and out of a lock so stay alert
  • When using fenders, make sure they don’t get caught up on the lockside or gates
  • Watch out for slippery surfaces when you’re pushing the gates open
  • Work out some clear signals so that the crew and skipper can communicate quickly – a signal that means ‘close all the paddles, for example
  • Wait for the boat already in the lock to leave before you start opening or closing paddles. Ask first before helping other boaters to complete the lock operation
  • Watch out for unprotected drops around the lockside, especially when opening gates.

Never operated a lock?

You will need a lock handle or windlass like our very own SecureFix Direct version below:

SecureFix Direct - Lock Key Handle

SecureFix Direct – Lock Key Handle

 

Operating a lock is pretty straightforward but things needs to be done in a particular order.

This Canal & River Trust video explains in good detail how to correctly operate a lock.

https://youtu.be/3UIW7VotJpM

We do hope that today’s blog has been informative, we have plenty more articles on our website and blog and, our website has a huge selection of Marine ideas and plenty of useful and important products for your vessel from navigation lights and steering wheels though to emergency safety equipment and cleats.

SecureFix Direct - Navigation Lights

SecureFix Direct – Navigation Lights

 

We hope this blog has been useful and informative for you and you are looking forward to getting back out on the water as much as we are.

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Fire Safety #GrenfellTower #staysafe

Here at SecureFix Direct we are very conscious about safety especially when it concerns our families at home.

With the tragic events that have unfolded over the last few days regarding the Grenfell Tower in London it brings us to question are we really safe at home.

Have we got a way out? Have we got an escape route should the worst happen? This is something that is often forgotten about but is essential for survival.

When thinking how we can improve safety for our own families and planning our own escape routes at home we immediately thought of our 15 foot Fire Escape Ladders, to give us a safe way out from upper floors.

The SecureFix Direct 15 foot safety ladder simply hooks over your window ledge giving you a strong and safe passage to the ground and out of harms way.

The SecureFix Direct 15 foot safety ladder are light and compact making it not only functional but, also minimising use of storage. The safety ladders takes just seconds to set up giving you and your family peace of mind and a perfect escape route should an immediate escape by means of the last resort be required.

All of us here at SecureFix Direct wish to pass on our condolences to all concerned and our gratitude to the emergency services for their work in such awful tragic circumstances.

During this difficult time we are offering 15% off this essential piece of home safety equipment with code:

‘newsletter15’

To Use The Code Simply Fill Your Basket, Checkout, Enter Code & Enjoy 15% Off Your Total Order Value By Applying The Code, ‘newsletter15’.

#GrenfellTower #staysafe

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A Wide Range Of Wire Rope – Garden & Industrial

Here at SecureFix Direct we stock a wide range of different ropes for whatever application you may need. Whether you’re looking for sisal rope for a cat’s scratching post; tough, modern polypropylene rope for your boat, or galvanised wire rope for decorative or rigging applications, we’re here to help.

Just some of our rope range includes, Stainless, galvanised, nylon, polypropylene, kernmantle, double braid, single braid, the list is endless.

We can tailor our ropes to suit and they come in a huge range of lengths, diameters and cord patterns, too. Whatever you need from your nylon, polypropylene and decorative soft & hard steel wire rope, please feel free to contact us here at SecureFix Direct today.

A Choice of Wire rope, galvanised, Stainless, nylon, kernmantle, all here at SecureFix Direct

A Choice of Wire rope, galvanised, Stainless, nylon, kernmantle, all here at SecureFix Direct

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Fast Dispatch, Fast Delivery

Fast Dispatch, Fast Delivery – Happy Bank Holiday Weekend. The Team At SecureFix Direct Are Busy And Happily Processing Our Customers Orders. We Are Ensuring That Our Same Day Dispatch Promise Is Honoured & Are Working With Our Delivery Partners To Ensure That We Have Your Goods Out & On The Way To You All Without Delay.

If You Haven’t Got Your Order In Then There Is Still Plenty Of Time To Browse Our Webshop. All Orders Placed Before Midday On Tuesday 2nd April Will Be Dispatched Same Day, Without Delay.

If You Have Any Queries In The Meantime Then Don’t Forget That You Can Contact Us Via Live Chat, Email, Social Media & Our Contact Form Via Our Website.

SecureFix Direct Bank Holiday Fast Dispatch

SecureFix Direct Bank Holiday Fast Dispatch

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Ready For The Summer? Boat, Yacht & Marine Chandlery Parts

As Summer Starts To Set In There Is No Better Time Than Today To Get Your Boat Into Condition And Ready For The Water. We Have A Fantastic Line Up Of High Quality, Low Cost & Effective Items All Available Direct From Us Here At SecureFix Direct.

New In Stock We Have, Waterproof Switch Panels, Lights (LED), Anchors, Chain, Rope, Connectors, Bilge Pumps & Much, much more. Included With All Our Goods Is Our SecureFix Direct Guarantee, Free Mainland UK Delivery & Fast, Effective delivery.

Come In, See Our New Lines & Should You Have Any Queries Then Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us.

https://www.securefixdirect.com/stainless-fittings–marine-chandlery-8-c.asp

Boat, Yacht & Marine Chandlery Parts

Boat, Yacht & Marine Chandlery Parts

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Job Opportunities At Dudley – West Midlands

We Have Three Openings At Our Dudley Office. We Have an Opportunity For 2 Full Time Weekday Order Operatives & 1 Part Time Weekend Order Operative Here Within SecureFix Direct. The Three Positions Will Be Available From The Month Commencing May. Below Are A Few Requirements For The Position.

  • The patience, respect and willingness to function as part of a team and carry out tasks under request.
  • The willingness and initiative to work unsupervised and to respect the trust that has been earnt and rewarded to work solo.
  • The enthusiasm to be introduced and expedite new and current tasks to the very best of your ability regardless of any previous lack OR achievement of previous experience, qualifications or such like.
  • Timekeeping to be impeccable.

We Are Accepting Queries, C.V’s &/or Letters Via Email. You Can Send To Our Sales Email Address Via The “Contact Us” Page Of Our Site www.securefixdirect.com Or Via Facebook. We Are Dudley Based & Will Be Happy To Respond With Further Details.

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Online Discount Code

As We Accelerate Into The Spring We Understand That Your Boat, Tractor, Garden & Many Other Of Our Interests WIll Be Requiring Upgrades & Refreshments, So We Would Like To Share Our Exclusive 5% Off Your Total Order Discount Code For Sole Use On Our Web Shop. Fill Your Basket, Checkout, Enter Code & Enjoy 5% Off Your Total Order Value By Applying The Code, ‘celebrate5’.

Please Remember That Loyalty Points Are Also Been Awarded, So Earn & Save Whilst Ordering With SecureFix Direct.

Discount Code Valid Throughout www.securefixdirect.com

Loyalty Points, Exclusive Codes, Savings To Be Had At SecureFix Direct

Loyalty Points, Exclusive Codes, Savings To Be Had At SecureFix Direct

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Spring Equinox – Fresh Products Fresh Ideas

Today Marks The Start Of The Spring Equinox & With The Fresh Spring Swinging Into Action So Is Our New Range Of Products.

We Have A Complete New Extension On Our Marine, Agricultural, Caravan, Lifting, Towing, Garden & Fencing Equipment. Along With Our New & Extensive Range Comes Our 5 Star Service As Standard.

Here At SecureFix Direct We Are Experts In Our Field, With A Combination Of Experts All In House, We Are Able To Offer Years Of Expertise And Upto Date Knowledge All In Accordance With Various Governing Bodies & Regulations, Such As LOLER, BVQI & LEEA We Are Exclusively Able To Offer You Generations Of Knowledge Thus Offering You Complete Confidence With SecureFix Direct.

Caravan Axle Stands, Safety And Security Equipment

Caravan Axle Stands, Safety And Security Equipment

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