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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.
12th June 2014
Locksmith Jargon Buster

Anti-thrust bolt A spring bolt, for a night latch particularly, which cannot be pushed back when it has shot out and fastened a door, although it can be withdrawn by knob or key. This security device is usually achieved by a dog inside the latch case which falls behind the bolt and keeps it shot […]

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2nd June 2014
New Locks Fitted, Streatham

We have been called up for a job.  Our task was to get new locks fitted at the residential property in Streatham, London. We have arrived on time as always and got on with the job running smooth and without any complications. Managed to get whole install, that is: creating a mortice in the door […]

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31st May 2014
What is a Mortice Lock?

Mortice lock Mortice is a lock that requires a pocket—the mortice—to be cut into the door or piece of furniture into which the lock is to be fitted. In most parts of the world, mortice locks are found on older buildings constructed before the advent of bored cylindrical locks, but they have recently become more […]

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30th May 2014
Avoiding Home Burglary

Avoiding Home Burglary Keep em' out!! Most criminals who burglarize homes are looking for an easy hit; a house that they can break into quickly, take something of value, and leave without being detected. Yes, there are professional burglars who can gain entry into almost any home if they want, however, most criminals who break into […]

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19th May 2014
The "Forever Lock". Un-pickable lock with an amazing design!

This lock as the manufacturer claims to be un-pickable. Check out this video and see for yourselves! Very interesting construction!

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19th April 2014
Advice relating to Euro cylinder locks

Euro cylinder lock advice What is "lock snapping" ? As the title would suggest, this is where the lock cylinder is literally snapped in two by applying force to the cylinder. Thieves have devised methods of snapping these types of cylinders locks in a matter of seconds and still be able to operate the lock […]

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11th April 2014
What is a Rim Lock?

Rim locks A Rim lock differs from the usual type of mortice lock used on a front door which is internally mounted within the frame of a door. A rim lock is not usually used on a front door as it is not as secure as a mortice lock, unless supported by additional security devices such as bolts. Usually, […]

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