Love locks

  Locks are often associated with security and protection; however they are also a huge symbol for love and commitment. This Valentine’s Day here at KeytekTM locksmiths we are looking at Love Locks, an ancient custom where couples secure a padlock to a public object, commonly a bridge or a gate, and throw away the […]



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Security Must Haves

Home security has progressed noticeably over the years, with advances in technology making it possible to control various items in your home remotely, and modern systems allowing you to monitor your home with ease. Unfortunately the majority of people don’t put sufficient efforts into home security until it is too late, for that reason, here […]



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Rental Property Security

Are you looking to move into a rented property? We at Keytek™ have put together some handy hints and tips to help make your time in rental property hassle free! Have you checked the property over to make sure that all of the doors and windows have sufficient locks? Check the standards of the locks; […]



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Do your locks meet your insurance requirements?

You should always check your home insurance to see what the minimum security requirements are however, most insurance companies will specify that your property must be fitted with British Standard locks on your doors and windows. If your locks do not meet your insurance requirements and you are unfortunate enough to experience a burglary, your […]



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#ABSsummerlockin campaign launched by Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network to keep security locked in and intruders locked out.

Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network is urging householders to #stayABSsafe this summer by launching the  #ABSsummerlockin campaign to coincide with the school summer holidays in England and Wales – a time of year that sees a 10% increase in domestic burglaries and 40% increase in outdoor thefts*. Working in partnership with its security sponsor Avocet […]



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We built a shop!!!

So its launch day! Locks, shopping carts and logos have been the topic of conversation here in the Keytek™ office the last couple of months, as we continue to look for ways to improve our services and our customer needs by offering better access to excellent security products.  In the recent months we’ve been doing […]



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Did You Change the Locks After You Moved Home?

Surprisingly many of us fail to change the locks after moving home and are subsequently unaware of the fact we are potentially leaving our new home vulnerable to a break-in by anyone who may have obtained a house key during the previous ownership. In 2013 we carried out a survey and found that 74% of […]



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What Are British Standards?

What are British Standards? You may have noticed some products are branded with a certification known as the ‘Kitemark’ (pictured on the right), which is used to indicate certification by the British Standard Institution, but only where a Kitemark scheme has been set up around a particular standard. So what are British Standards? “In essence, […]



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How Safe is Your Neighbourhood?

Unfortunately we are all aware that break-ins do happen but are you aware of the type and frequency of crime that occurs in your local area? Whether you are moving home or are currently a homeowner, it is important to consider the security risks that may pose in your local area so that you may […]



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One third of all recorded burglaries are against businesses

One third of all recorded burglaries are against businesses Did you know that one third of all recorded burglaries in all London Boroughs are against businesses? In the UK alone there were around 214,000 incidents of burglary, including attempts, against businesses; these incidents were across four sectors, which included wholesale and retail, manufacturing, transportation and […]



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