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Did you know that some nightlatches can be deadlocked ? the video describes how to check if a customers nightlatch can be deadlocked from the outside for extra security

When a customer phones about a problematic upvc door. There is a easy way of checking whether its a door alignment or a failing multipoint lock simply ask the customer to open the door (if possible) and then try locking the door whilst its open. If the locking works correctly you know the door needs aligning.

Rim Locks - Using Skeleton Keys

Added by Derek Mercer at 12:58 on 07 March 2024

Rim Locks & Skeleton Keys Rim locks as pictured above are normally found on gates and sheds and you can f...

Why Spend So Much Time On Upvc Doors ?

Added by Derek Mercer at 08:39 on 03 March 2024

Upvc Doors Why Spend So Much Time Training On Them ? Did you know that over 70 per cent of all doors in the U...

Key Safes

Added by Derek Mercer at 17:31 on 24 December 2023

Key Safes are very popular in the UK today, you can see them all over when looking. There are many different ...

Starting A Locksmith Business Part Two

Added by Derek Mercer at 14:35 on 11 December 2023

If ive not persuaded you not to become a locksmith in Part One then lets move onto Part Two which is selecti...

Winter Months Means More Crime

Added by Derek Mercer at 05:46 on 13 November 2023

During the winter months there is always a increase in crime and this seems to be related the to the early da...

How Do Locksmiths Keep Themselves Updated

Added by Derek Mercer at 17:51 on 30 October 2023

We are often asked by student locksmiths how we keep ourselves updated ? We network with other locksmiths thro...

Starting A Locksmith Business Part One

Added by Derek Mercer at 13:27 on 06 October 2023

Starting A Locksmith Business Part One Introduction Just a quick introduction to myself, my name is Derek ...

Window Restrictor - Which One To Choose

Added by Derek Mercer at 11:33 on 19 September 2023

As locksmiths we are often asked about window restrictors. There is many out there to choose from so which on...

So You Want To Become A Locksmith Pt 1

Added by Derek Mercer at 19:05 on 28 August 2023

So your reading this because you want to become a locksmith so what do you need to do ? Ive been trading now ...

BS3621 Locks What Are They

Added by Derek Mercer at 10:00 on 15 August 2023

What is BS3621? Some locksmiths when first starting out dont know what some lock standards are so heres a quic...

Interesting Gate Lock

Added by Derek Mercer at 11:15 on 05 August 2023

When you become a locksmith it becomes a bit of an obsession, you cant help looking at locks when your out and...

Easy Guide To Anti-Snap Locks

Added by Derek Mercer at 17:57 on 28 July 2023

A lot of new locksmiths get a little confused about anti snap locks especially when explaining the difference...

Types Of Lockouts

Added by Derek Mercer at 21:15 on 16 July 2023

There is a general myth that locksmiths are dealing with lockouts all the time. In fact for general locksmit...

Non Destructive Entry (NDE) Whats This ?

Added by Derek Mercer at 20:18 on 08 July 2023

Some training centres advertise that they only train non destructive entry so whats this ? Non destructive en...

Locksmith Roles

Added by Derek Mercer at 20:15 on 16 June 2023

The common definition of a locksmith is “a person who makes and repairs locks” however the modern...

How To Start A Locksmith Business In The UK

Added by Derek Mercer at 22:25 on 15 June 2023

Becoming a locksmith and starting a locksmith business is very easy in the UK however succeeding as a locksmit...
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