The lock as a way of securing property is about 4,000 years old. Originally, we - locksmiths - used to make the entire lock including hand cutting each screw. Now it’s about understanding locks and locking systems, which system is appropriate for which application, determining risk levels at a property and designing and installing appropriate combinations of equipment to deny access to a thief or threat. This includes the design, implementation and management of commercial locking and key control systems. It also includes determining which system and equipment can cope with unique and problematic environments – sea, harsh and difficult weathers, large span bridges for example.
There are dozens of different lock types, including electrical, mechatronic, and mechanical. In fact, the mechanical versions such as the cylinder lock, the mortice lock, and the disc tumbler remain equally effective in the right circumstances and – as industry research shows - always will.
Mechatronics is relatively new. This introduces an encrypted electronic element. Therefore, this cannot be copied, either by normal means or by 3D printing. Remarkably clever.
- site consultancy, advice, troubleshooting
- systems design, installation, maintenance
- full commercial locking systems design, installation, servicing
- locks opened and serviced
- access control maintenance and installations
- lock fitting
- specialist engineers – fully stocked service vehicles
- Master Locksmiths
SPECIALIST WORKSHOP AND KEY SERVICES
Product supply: locks, padlocks, emergency exit hardware, specialist architectural ironmongery, high security industrial/commercial locking products, uPVC repair, and replacement units. Lock repair. Trade counter. Key cutting. Product supply includes architectural ironmongery - this includes some of the best designed equipment available, practical, robust, effective, but very good looking - practicality doesn’t necessarily mean basic.
LOCKS AND HARDWARE
All types of locks and security products, including code and high security, RFID and electronic applications. Systems design and applications, based on ß testing principles and similar. Master keyed systems. Keyed alike systems. Access control including coded door entry, both electronic and mechanical. Emergency exit hardware - and especially the higher security versions.
Specialist product development and research – such as finding products which ensure that all compliance regulations are met.