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10th November 2017
High security nightlatch fitted and new keyless entry system installed.

High security nightlatch lock fitted and new keyless entry system installed for a residential customer in Streatham, London. Juggling bags of groceries while fishing for your keys is a frustration most people have experienced at one time or another. Holding a squirming child in your arms as you struggle to get the door open only […]

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11th September 2017
Electro-mechanical evolution makes ongoing training for locksmiths more important than ever.

Surge in electro-mechanical hardware and integrated building systems means locksmiths need ongoing training in more areas than just the mechanics of the locks, says Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox. In the UK, locksmiths come from all walks of life, taking a variety of routes to join the trade. Ask any locksmith about how he […]

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21st August 2017
A Hole-In-One for the Securefast Smartlock system

Located in St Andrews, the legendary home of golf, stands the Kinnettles Hotel Spa, a bespoke luxury 5-star hotel that as recently undergone a major refurbishment programme, in partnership with published Scottish interior designer Pat Renson who has designed the hotels unique collection of distinguished Suites. Incorporated in the high specification refurbishment was the installation […]

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28th July 2017
FastLatch – a new range of push fit tubular latches and privacy bolts

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched the FastLatch, a new range of push fit tubular latches and privacy bolts. Designed with a stylish and modern appearance for interior doors, FastLatch is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to install due to […]

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21st May 2017
SMR Locksmiths Ltd Security Tip #6

Open window burglaries! In warm weather, people leave windows and doors open for ventilation. This gives burglars an easy opportunity to gain entry quickly and quietly by reaching in to open larger windows. Small windows often give access to larger windows so, no matter how small they are, make sure you lock them. These burglaries […]

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26th April 2017
Save The Chestnut Avenue in Tooting Common

Dear Friends Thank you for signing the petition, started by Friends of Tooting Common, to Save Chestnut Avenue on the Common.  Subsequently, Friends of Tooting Common and the Save Chestnut Avenue campaign have agreed that the Save Chestnut Avenue campaign will be in the lead in taking forward consideration of further action to save the […]

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3rd April 2017
A Day in the Life of a Locksmith… From Around the World

A Day in the Life of a Locksmith… From Around the World.   Owner and Operator of America’s Lock and Key, Efi Amoyal, has been a locksmith for over 10 years and has successfully operated his company, in Tampa, Florida, serving all of Hillsborough county. During that time, Efi says he’s seen things he wishes […]

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23rd March 2017
Yale Smart Living partners with RISCO

Yale’s connected smart locks are now fully compatible with RISCO smart home systems, making traditional keys a thing of the past. RISCO  is a global leader in the security solutions market, producing high quality, reliable security products for every type of security installation. From intrusion systems for residential and commercial installations, to large scale access control and integrated security building […]

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8th March 2017
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #5

Don’t let post pile up at your door!It is signalling to thieves that no one is home. Royal Mail will hold onto your letters and parcels for up to 66 days and deliver them once you’re safely home again, as part of its ‘Keepsafe’ scheme.

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24th January 2017
Intruder alarms

Some people think that an intruder alarm system advertises that you have something worth stealing. This is not the case; alarms are the best deterrent against burglary. Remember, burglars do not want to be seen or heard; time and noise are their enemies. The alarm industry is governed by inspectorate bodies similar to the `Gas […]

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8th January 2017
13 million homeowners fear hiring a tradesman

HOME IMPROVEMENT marketplace, Plentific.com’s latest insight estimates that 13 million UK homeowners fear hiring tradesmen to carry out home improvement work. According to Plentific.com’s survey, 87% of homeowners fear hiring tradesmen and their key concern seems to be finding a reliable professional. 59% said their biggest hurdle is finding a tradesman that they know for […]

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30th December 2016
Happy New Year 2017!

One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish you The very best for the New Year!

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