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Welcome to our blog! We would like to share some useful tips, news and information about our company, services and general locksmith and real-estate related topics.
1st October 2018
Homeowners unaware insurance premiums raised by lower-quality locks

Many UK homeowners don’t realise that failing to include locks which meet British Standards can invalidate an insurance policy or lead to higher premiums. National Home Security Month in October reminds us all, however of the importance to remember that while searching for home insurance quotes, insurance companies will ask for details about the type […]

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31st January 2018
Dark winter nights are no match for the ERA Fortress

With the cover of darkness giving criminals a significant advantage during the winter period, the Fortress cylinder lock from security specialist, ERA, provides merchants and traders with the opportunity to offer customers ultimate peace of mind that their homes are protected against break-ins this winter.   Featuring six hardened high security pins, the lock offers […]

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20th December 2017
Merry Christmas!

Christmas is our favourite time of year The sights, the sounds, the happy tear Joyous wishes do abound Goodwill to all mankind…

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10th December 2017
Window Press Bolt install

Window Press Bolt installation for residential customer in London. What is a Window Press Bolt and what they do? Window press bolt can be used on all internal and external doors, French windows and cupboards to strengthen your security. Very easy to operate – just press the spring-bolt to lock and use the key to […]

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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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