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...