Lock & Security News

Industry news and advice from Halls

How long does it take to get a key cut?

How long does it take to get a key cut?

Many keys can be cut by professional locksmiths in just a few minutes – however there are some keys that will require longer. Read our guide below to find out how long your key will take to cut or read our simple guide to key cutting for more information about the...

How to get the most out of your safe

How to get the most out of your safe

Safes are a practical way to protect your valuables from thieves and fire. However, the security of safes can often be undermined if the owners don’t take proper precautions when installing and using them. Once you’ve chosen the best safe for your needs, whether it’s...

What can a locksmith actually do?

What can a locksmith actually do?

Most people think of a locksmith when they’re locked out of their house or need a key cutting, but locksmiths are experts in a wide range of home and business security measures.

When should I change my locks?

When should I change my locks?

“When should I change my locks?” is a question we regularly get asked. Since many burglars enter homes through the front door, your locks must be up to date so you can keep your property, possessions and loved ones safe.

What do burglars look for?

What do burglars look for?

A burglary is committed every 108 seconds, making it one of the most common crimes in the UK. Protect your home by knowing what burglars look for and how you can avoid being targeted.

5 quick and easy ways to secure your small business

5 quick and easy ways to secure your small business

We know that small businesses need to concentrate on actually running their business and don’t have time to implement complex security measures – but, what else can you do besides using a good quality lock?

Do you need an Access Control System?

Do you need an Access Control System?

Access Control is a security method that controls physical and virtual access through authentication credentials. A physical access control system traditionally includes secured doors or other barriers that can be opened using a form of identity authentication, such as access cards, pin codes or biometric identification.