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Introducing Locksmith Direct

Welcome to Locksmith Direct, the newest addition to the Seymour Locksmiths family. We are thrilled to announce that we have expanded our services to cover the entire United Kingdom and are now UKLA (United Kingdom Locksmiths Association) accredited. Visit our new website Seymour Locksmiths has been serving the local community for many years, providing high-quality […]

History of Locksmithing

The history of locksmithing dates back to the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks who used simple locks and keys to protect their possessions from intruders.

7 Top tips on how to secure your home over the holidays

With increased foot traffic, visitors and potential for burglars to take advantage of the holiday season, it’s important to ensure your home is secure.

Deadlocks Explained By A Professional Locksmith

Our guide to all the deadlocks available for your premises.

The Ultimate Guide To Locks

Our ultimate guide to all of the different locks available for your residential and commercial premises.

Yale: History of the Famous Locksmith

The name Yale is as synonymous with locks as Hoover is with vacuum cleaners. When it comes to security, locksmiths had to work hard to become recognised.

What To Do When Locked Out

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.

Should I Change My Locks? Cheap vs Expensive Locks

What’s the difference between cheap and expensive locking cylinders? They will both take you from A to B but one will do it more efficient than the other.

Accepting Bitcoin as a Small Business

We value the importance of decentralised ledger technologies. From financial transactions to unlocking your front door (Bitcoin-powered smart locks).

Multipoint Locks / Nightlatch Mode

If you have a uPVC door with a Multipoint locking system then please make sure you know how to operate it correctly.

Ways to Secure Your New Home

I thought I’d give you some guidelines of jobs to do when moving house and ways to secure your new home after receiving your keys for the new home.

The Importance Of Customer Care

I feel its very important to not just get people back in their home when locked out, but to make sure to find the best solution for their circumstances.

Window and Door Restictor

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 […]

Nightlatch – What to Know

There’s no denying that the conventional measures of yesteryear are still as popular today. The nightlatch is commonplace in many homes and businesses.

The Diary of a 24 Hour Locksmith

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.

Tips To Beat The Christmas Burglar

Christmas is a very busy time for most households, few people think of home security when in fact the opportunist burglar is equally as busy.

Multi Point Locking Systems

Multipoint locking systems (MPLS) were widely used in the mid 80’s on residential properties in the UK. Like most mechanical products they can become worn.

Lock Security Standards Explained

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.

Using a Reliable Locksmith

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 […]

All Part Of The Service

I thought I would give you an insight into what it is like to be a locksmith in Worthing. It is a very rewarding and fascinating career.

What Is Cylinder Snapping?

Lock snapping or cylinder snapping is a common method used by burglars to gain entry. These are fitted to most uPVC doors or composite doors.

Bitcoin Acceptance

We at Seymour Locksmiths have decided to start accepting the Crypto Currency Bitcoin as a payment option for our services.

Restoring Old Locks

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.

Tips For National Home Security Month

National Home Security Month (NHSM) is designed to create awareness of the importance of home security.

Should You Change The Locks On A New Home?

When you move there’s a hundred things to think about. One of the things that gets missed or forgotten about is changing the front and rear door locks.

How To Use Local Business

How to use local business (and spot nationwide businesses that claim to be local) when you need to call out a service based business.

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