Our thoughts on everything Locks!
Our ultimate guide to all of the different locks available for your residential and commercial premises.
Arriving home or to the office to find your locked out can be distressing, especially when you don’t know where you left the keys. Did I leave them at home? Did I lock the door? Has someone picked my keys up? All sorts of questions start running through your mind. Then the question arrives […]
Our guide to all the deadlocks available for your premises.
What’s the difference between a cheap and an expensive locking cylinder? The answer to this question is the same as a low-cost new car compared to a higher cost car. They will both take you from A to B as they should, but one will do it better and more efficient than the other. This […]
As self-confessed Bitcoin enthusiasts here at Seymour Locksmiths we value the importance of decentralised ledger technologies. They have the power to change a lot of things, from financial transactions to unlocking your front door (yep, Bitcoin-powered smart locks are a thing). In 2014 a large school of thought suggested that the main breakthrough use […]
As a qualified locksmith, I’m often called out to residents who have locked themselves out. However, I’m seeing more and more residents actually not locking the the door correctly. If you have a uPVC door with a Multipoint locking system then please make sure you know how to operate it correctly. Below I will explain […]
The name Yale is as synonymous with locks as Hoover is with vacuum cleaners. It’s easy to assume that locks, bolts, vaults and any other form of security are one and the same, but when it comes to securing homes and businesses, locksmiths had to work hard to become recognised. Despite Yale locks being […]
As part of my job, I feel its very important to not just get people back in their home when locked out, but to try and make sure that they don’t carry on locking themselves out and find the best solution for thier circumstances. I received a call from the son of an elderly gentleman […]
For my latest blog I thought I’d give you the reader some guidelines of jobs to do when moving house and ways to secure your new home. Finally after weeks of making sure everything is done, you’ve now received your keys for the new home. You can relax now, there’s still a few boxes to […]
When it comes to locksmith security, it’s easy to be blinded by new technology. Although some of the modern security solutions have proved to be popular, there’s no denying that the conventional measures of yesteryear are still as popular today. The nightlatch is commonplace in many homes and businesses, and this blog will explain what […]
For my latest blog I thought id keep you up to date with new products on the market. ERA window and Door Restrictor This latest window and door restrictor is a great and very simple to use device and for the first time a window and door restrictor meets standards set out by the Door […]
An interesting account of what it is like to work for yourself as a 24 Hour Locksmith helping happy customers in Shoreham-by-Sea and Sussex.
Multipoint Locks What Is A Multipoint Locking System? Multipoint locking systems (MPLS) became widely used in the mid 80’s on residential properties throughout the UK. Over time these systems fail. Why do they fail? Well like most mechanical products they can become worn & tired and therefore break. Some of these multi point locking systems […]
When checking your home security it’s important that the correct locks are in place and that they meet certain British standards set by regulating bodies. In this blog I’ve put together a short summary to explain everything you need to know when it comes to locks and the security standards that relate to them. British […]
Don’t Get Ripped Off Time and time again I read horror stories in which people are left out in the cold and feel totally ripped off when calling a 24 hour Shoreham Locksmith out. Here’s a typical example of a very bad experience one lady had. A lady was locked out of her premises at […]
For this blog I thought it could be interesting to give you, the reader, an insight into what it is like to be a locksmith in Worthing. Being a locksmith is a very rewarding and fascinating career. As we deal with home security it is critical for us to be skilled at our job as […]
Leading up to Christmas is a very busy time for most households, very few people think of home security at this time of year when in fact the opportunist burglar is equally as busy. Read the tips below and make it harder for that Christmas burglar. Deterrence Is The Most Effective Form Of Crime Prevention […]
Seymour Locksmiths Now Accept Bitcoin! We at Seymour Locksmiths have decided to start accepting the Crypto Currency Bitcoin as a payment option for our services. We have been deliberating accepting Bitcoin at Seymour Locksmiths for some time now and it appears that this fast moving new technology has its benefits and is definitely starting to […]
Can I have my old locks restored? From time to time I get asked this very question and the answer in most cases is yes. Many old houses, particularly locks in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area, have old doors and their hardware is an important part of the look and the feel of […]
Tips For National Home Security Month With the ever increasing pressures of day to day life home security is overlooked. National Home Security Month (NHSM) is designed to create awareness of the importance of home security. With the clocks changing and darker nights approaching, burglaries go up. We at Seymour Locksmiths believe in preventative measures, […]
Over Half Of New Home Owners Never Think About Changing The Locks On Their New Property When you move there’s a hundred and one things to think about. One of the things that gets missed or forgotten about is changing the front and rear door locks despite the fact that third parties could still have […]
How to use local business (and spot nationwide businesses that claim to be local) When you need to call out a service based business you’ll probably search in Google “Emergency Locksmith” or “Local Locksmith” and so on. Now Google, or any other such search engine will show you a number of pages with details of […]
Lock snapping or cylinder snapping is a common method used by burglars to gain entry to your property. Burglars use this method against a euro cylinder lock which are fitted to most properties with uPVC doors or composite doors. Lock Snapping Method To snap a euro cylinder lock it only takes minutes and no specialist […]