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What to look out for in your local locksmith

What to look out for in your local locksmith

When you hire a locksmith, you’re usually not having the best day. You may have lost your keys, been broken into or snapped a key in a lock.
This means the last thing you want is to hire a locksmith who is going to make your day worse by doing a bad job or overcharging you. In 2020, the MLA received over 500 reports of rogue locksmiths doing just that!

The simple guide to key cutting services

The simple guide to key cutting services

Approaching a locksmith without any knowledge of keys can be a bit daunting when you need a new one cutting. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when talking to our experts so we’ve created this simple guide to help you understand the different types of keys, their uses, average key cutting times and approximate costs.

Does your business need CCTV?

Does your business need CCTV?

CCTV has numerous benefits for a business, including being able to monitor employee behaviour, reducing your insurance premium as well as deterring and catching criminals. But how do you know if your business needs CCTV? You should consider installing CCTV on your...

Church Door Security Upgrade

Church Door Security Upgrade

Halls have recently improved security at a church near Burton Joyce, Nottingham   Original church locks are typically a Bridge Ward design, although the Bridge Ward key looks very intricate, the lock mechanism offers very little security.       The...

Cylinder Snapping

Cylinder Snapping

Cylinder snapping is a way of bypassing a UPVC door lock Should you be concerned by this?.......read on. Looking back over thirty years when UPVC doors were in their infancy, the majority of doors were manufactured from hard or soft wood and mortice locks like the...

Home Security Top Tips

Home Security Top Tips

Always lock your doors while in your property, unlocked doors are a sneak thief’s dream. Don’t hang up your keys or leave them lying around in full view, keep them out of sight, out of reach and keep spare keys down to a minimum. Fit British Standard locks and...