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Home security is becoming increasingly more important to us and the evolution of technology has definitely helped with making our homes more secure. One popular way that we are securing our homes is through the use of security cameras – these can be set up either indoor or outdoor and can record everything that goes...
Locksmith Tools and Gloves
There isn’t a definite list of all the things that a Locksmith should have, as it will be completely dependent on the services that he or she offers and if they specialise in certain areas. However, there are some tools that are essential for the common services that Locksmiths generally provide.   Here is our...
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How to Secure your Locksmith Van Tools are becoming more and more valuable so it is important to keep them secure. You could empty your van of all tools every night but as they increase in value they also increase in weight, making it too heavy and too time consuming to do so. In this...
uPVC, or Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a building material that is frequently used to make doors and windows for homes. It is becoming more popular than using wood as it is often a cheaper, more energy efficient and a more durable alternative. The upkeep of uPVC doors is also a lot less hassle than caring...
Wireless Security
What is wireless security? “Wireless” security often refers to any part of home security that uses either cellular, Wi-Fi or radio frequencies to connect to another device. This can be security cameras, door/window sensors and/or home automation devices.   What are the benefits of wireless security? Self –installation Most systems don’t require professional installation, and...
The first lock (and perhaps Locksmiths) can link back to as early as 704BC! Since then we have seen vast innovation within lock and security systems. What you might not know is there are some famous people throughout history that have had a hand in locksmithing. We have created a list of some of our...
Locksmithing is defined as someone who makes and repairs locking mechanisms. The industry its self is vast and ever growing covering both domestic and commercial areas and these skills are in constant demand. Committing to a career path or perhaps changing career paths can be daunting and will need a lot of research. To make...
Keytek Locksmith Academy and Employee Loans At the Keytek® locksmith training academy, we have known for a while that there has been a barrier for those wanting to become locksmiths. This is the price of the initial training and purchasing of stock and tools you need to get started. We know that being a locksmith...
When did locksmithing begin? Scientists and historians can date the first lock (and therefore locksmiths) back to 704BC; it was discovered in the ruins of the Assyrian empire in the city of Khorsabad (Northern Iraq). This wooden lock consisted of different lengths pins to prevent the lock from opening without inserting a bulky cumbersome wooden...
So it’s the middle of January and have you kept your new years resolutions? Have you gone for a run at least once a week? Cut out chocolate? Or quit smoking? Resolutions are hard to stick too, but one thing you can’t ignore is your home security. Whether you forget to lock the front door,...
Finding a locksmith when you are locked out of your own house can be difficult. The doors shut behind you and all you have is your mobile phone. Do you really want to spend hours trying to find a reliable locksmith that’s not going to overcharge you? No, you don’t. That is why Keytek has...
According to Halifax Home Insurance, there is a 10% increase in domestic burglaries and a 40% increase in thefts during the summer. With this in mind, are you doing all that you can to secure your home and prevent it from potential intruders this summer and in the following months? The Metropolitan Police advise that...

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