Tools In All Locksmiths ToolBelts

1. Plug spinner Locks are meant to be picked in the correct direction. A locksmith that picks the lock in the wrong direction shouldn’t lose hope though, especially if he carries a plug spinner, a device that can flip picked locks in the right direction without the...

Approved Insurance Locks

A lock may appear to do same work as other locks, keeping an entryway or window secure, yet not all locks are equal. Did you realize that if your locks are not ‘insurance approved’ then you may not be  eligible to claim in case of a theft? Contact your...

Garden Sheds

To protect your property people often up the security on their front and back doors, and their windows. However not many think about the locks on their garden shed or their garage. To protect your garden shed or garage you need to utilize great solid locks to ensure...

Unique Tips: Master Keys

To open a lock a pin stack consisting of a driver pin and a key pin must be elevated so that the two rest on opposite sides of the shear line. A key lifts key pins within a lock. These key pins are all different sizes. The driver pins will be a universal size....

Unique Tips: Broken Keys

Should I attempt to remove a broken key myself? It might be tempting to poke or fiddle with a broken key, many people think to use glue on a toothpick to get it out, but we strongly advise against it. You could cause further damage to the lock. Please also retain the...
Top Tips: Children and Locks

Top Tips: Children and Locks

A major distress for children and worry for parents, is the threat of their child getting locked in toilets/ bathrooms, Normally toilets/ bathrooms use integrated handle locks, which often jam. The best lock is a simple small bolt high up on the door so children can...

Top Tips: Spare Keys

Now its never a good idea to hide a spare key outside your home! If you do never hide your door key under the mat! You’re really not the first person to think of that hiding place. If a criminal wants to access your home, they will usually search obvious places...

Top Tips: Euro Plastic Cylinder Locks

Anyone who has a Euro Profile Cylinder lock, used mainly on UPVC doors and which are more than a few years old, is being asked to consider changing to the more secure ‘Beak Secure’ type of cylinder. This is because criminals have devised methods of snapping these...

Re-Keying a lock

What does re-keying do? Re-keying a lock is to keep your same lock hardware but change the parts inside the lock (known as pins) so a different cut key will work and the old key(s) won’t. This is recommended for all new home or Business buyers or renters of any type...

Lock Bumping

Lock bumping is an exceptionally popular technique utilized by criminals to open cylinder locks and deadbolt locks by utilizing a uniquely designed key called a bump key or 999/rapping key. This technique is extremely powerful and permits a huge variety of locks to be...