March 12, 2018

By now, you've probably seen the Aviva insurance advert. If you haven't, here it is:

Featuring a man being grilled about his door locks, the advert raises a good point: how much do people actually know about their home security? I asked my wife, who held several home in...

March 6, 2018

There is no worse feeling than getting home after a long day, exhausted and ready to put your feet up, and realising that your house keys are not where you thought they were. Your brain rewinds and plays back to that morning when you put them on the side to pick up bef...

October 28, 2017

There has been a lot of progress made in recent years on the development of "smart locks" for home security, and having worked with them professionally i thought i would take the time to give you the benefit of my experience.

There are many popular brands developin...

September 12, 2016

How would you go about finding a professional locksmith when you needed one? 

Most likely, with a google search. With modern smart phones the internet has become our go to tool when we need something, and when locked out we seldom use anything else. 

But how do you find...

July 18, 2016

As with anything, the more complex the mechanism, the more that can go wrong with it. As an emergency locksmith i get called to all manor of problems with UPVC doors and though i would provide some helpful information about the most common faults. 


June 28, 2016

Mortice locks, commonly known as "Chubb Locks" are usually found on wooden doors supporting a night latch, and are some of the most secure locks available. Modern British standard versions come with anti drill plates protecting the internal components and lock a 20mm s...

June 22, 2016

Modern UPVC and composite doors come with robust multipoint locking mechanisms. A combination of deadbolts, hooks, mushrooms or rollers, that when locked in place provide a very high level of security and hold the door firm into the frame. Controlled by the cylinder th...

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