24 Hour Brighton & Hove Locksmith Services

Father & Son Team of Expert Locksmiths in Brighton, Hove and East Sussex

At KC Locksmiths & Son we bring you the benefit of over 40 years of experience working as fully qualified Brighton Locksmiths. We install, repair and maintain locks and security equipment at the highest level of service for the residents of Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area.

  • 24 Hour Brighton Locksmith Services
  • CCTV Installation & Repair
  • French Window & Patio Door Lock Repair

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24 Hour Locksmith Services in Brighton & Hove

01273 634 001

Expert 24 Hour Locksmith Services in Brighton, Hove & City of Brighton & Hove

We Offer A 24/7, Obligation Free Quote For Brighton & Hove Locksmith Services

24 Hour Locksmiths

There are many locksmiths in Brighton but we can assure you we are the best – call us to take care of any locksmithing emergency in the Brighton area.

Faulty Locks Repaired

We always use quality brands of cylinder locks, transponder locks and multi-point locks. Our car keys, include individual transponder keys.

Home & Office Security

We also offer CCTV, keyless entry and alarms systems to ensure personalised security for your safety. Contact us for your free quote.

Key Cutting in Brighton

KC Locksmiths & Sons’ key cutters can replace keys for any lock system around the clock, ranging from home cylinder locks, door locks, car and office keys.

Why Use K C Locksmiths & Son?

At K C Locksmiths & Son we combine over four decades of master-class experience with a friendly, customer focused service in the Brighton, Hove and City of Brighton &Hove Area area.

  • We have a RAPID response guarantee – We’ll be at your door within 30 minutes of you speaking with one of our experts.
  • We charge ZERO VAT on purchases – For a limited time only you will pay zero VAT on any purchase.
  • We are POLICE approved – All of our master tradesmen have undergone background checks and the police have approved our services. If the law trusts us, so can you.
  • We sell only the BEST hardware – Whatever you are looking for from home alarm systems to CCTV to UPVC windows – we sell only diamond approved-quality, reliable and top-notch replacement locks and keys at competitive, affordable prices.

At KC Locksmiths & Son we combine over 4 decades of master-class experience with friendly, customer-focused service. We are the best at what we do and our long line of satisfied customers in the Brighton area will testify to that fact.

K C Locksmiths & Son 

Testimonials

Locksmithing Locally

Are you in need of a rapid-response, emergency mobile locksmith that is also affordable and supportive in times of urgent need? We can help you right away – whether you have misplaced your set of keys or locked yourself out of your house or place of work – KC Locksmiths can provide you and your family with an emergency call-out service in and around the Brighton area. Our team can attend your home any hour of the day, and can assist you immediately if you have found evidence of tampering or have experienced the trauma of a break-in or an attempted burglary. It may be that you have simply locked yourself out after a stressful day at work, or have lost your keys on a night out – it happens to the best of us – and we will provide you with the services required to make your home as safe as possible. KC Locksmiths can rekey your locks on site so that your old keys no longer ‘work’, and we can supply new keys for your added peace of mind. In addition, our team can also be called out to change your security fittings so that they can all be opened from one single type of key – we take pride in making your life more secure and more convenient in any way possible. 

The KC Brighton Locksmith team are passionate about all things locksmithing! This is perhaps never clearer than when we come to assess your property; we apply the same eye for detail as we would our own home. KC Brighton Locksmiths have been in the local trade for four decades, and our knowledge of both home and commercial security lock systems reflect this. Our team take pride in ensuring that you feel safe in your home, and our returning customers put their continual trust in our name.

Locks To Suit Every Property

KC Locksmiths are able to work with any type of lock you already have installed – our experienced team can handle traditional fittings such as Chubb or Yale, yet are also trained to install and maintain fittings that suit buildings that require a more complex, high level of security. The KC Locksmiths team carry a large selection of parts in their vans so that they are able to help you in any event that may need us.While we offer emergency call-outs as a standard locksmithing service, you can also call us to change the fittings on your doors or provide a full security consultation for your home or place of work. We want to ensure that your business never has to deal with the trauma of a break-in. Whether you are a national, corporate or private business, we want to help you find the best solutions for your surveillance and security systems.

With homeowners’ properties becoming more and more unique, so too are the fittings that come with them. Many people who have recently moved to a new house often do not know how the details of their security setup and as a result, we often receive calls from customers that think their lock is broken or faulty, only to find out their fittings operate in a slightly different way. KC Locksmiths are sometimes called out to homeowners with uPVC doors that are thought to be faulty. The mechanism on uPVC doors often appears that the hooks are not moving correctly when the door handle is lifted, and customers do not realise that the throw bolts do not move in to the locking position unless the door is closed. These types of doors have a ‘snib’, meaning that the door has to be fully closed for the throw bolts to compress. Our team can advise you in person and show you how your uPVC door locks operate and engage.

Doors And Windows In All Styles 

Many homeowners have turned to having window locks installed for their many benefits, however, KC Locksmith Brighton are specialists in maintaining and installing both uPVC and wooden doors. While wooden doors are becoming less common, for those that do have them, it is absolutely crucial that you have a new, British Standard deadlock and night latch fitted to keep your levels of security as high as possible. Despite the efforts we take, both as professionals and as homeowners in the community, we do know that sadly, opportunist break-ins sometimes occur. If the worst were to ever happen, KC Brighton Locksmiths have forty years’ experience, making them one of the most credible locksmiths in the area. We are trustworthy and reliable, and we can ensure you that your home or place of work can be made secure once more with replacement lock and security systems replaced at a moment’s notice.

The KC Locksmith Brighton team are passionate about all things locksmithing! This is perhaps never clearer than when we come to assess your property; we apply the same eye for detail as we would our own home. KC Brighton Locksmiths have been in the local trade for four decades, and our knowledge of both home and commercial security lock systems reflect this. Our team take pride in ensuring that you feel safe in your home, and our returning customers put their continual trust in our name.

Brighton And Surrounding Areas

KC Locksmiths are able to provide locksmithing and security solutions across East Sussex. We have four decades of industry know-how and experience, and over the years we have put our knowledge to good use. We are very proud to offer comprehensive and traditional locksmithing and key replacements.

We can offer planning and installation of electronic access control systems, intercoms and door entry phones. When helping local businesses, we can install security grilles and gates that can be fitted to your windows – these are the collapsible variety. This is of course, all in addition to providing our customers with 24-hour locksmithing services to warehouses and retail businesses, commercial buildings and domestic call-outs.

If you or a family member ever find themselves locked out in the Brighton area, KC Locksmiths will help you! Our team are always local to the area and we can provide an emergency service across Brighton, Hove and the towns and villages nearby. Our team can help you gain entry via the door to your home, and we do so with the minimal amount of fuss or damage that is necessary. We can help you get back inside your home after locking yourself out and even upgrade the locking systems already in place and help you to make a more secure and safe place to call home. Please give KC Locksmiths a call today for fantastic customer service and the highest standards of professional locksmithing.

Need local locksmiths?

Our role as a locksmith transcends just working with window and door locks. Our aim is to help our clients feel safe and secure on their property and to protect their automobiles. We can, therefore, provide advice on alarm systems, CCTV and the latest door entry systems. If you’d like to have a chat with us to get our advice to help you feel safer, then fill out our online form or give us a call today.

Honest, Friendly And Skilful Artisan Locksmiths

In an ever-changing world of technological advances, it is easy to become complacent about security and the safety of your family’s home or your business. With much older, dated systems left faded and faulty overgrown with ivy and climbing plants on many properties, our aim is to renew our clients’ homes with the very best in security systems; consisting of alarms, commercial shutters, extra strength doors, and remote-controlled garage systems. The very thought of a burglary in one’s personal abode at any age is frightening; but can leave lasting psychological trauma with the very young and older, who are perhaps more frail and vulnerable.

Where possible we will always attempt to use non-destructive entry when attempting entry.

The Master Tradesmen at KC Locksmiths are fully trained and regularly updated with advances in home and commercial security and their aim is to make you feel more secure and safer in both work and at home.

Our Locksmiths are available on the following helpline for an immediate call out in the event of a break-in, opportunist burglary or emergency, however, we also offer the above list of services to ensure that this is something you never have to deal with if taking the correct preventive measures.

With discounts offered for students, pensioners and victims of crime, we guarantee that calling us in the event of a local emergency will mean a master locksmith will arrive to secure your home once more within 30 minutes.

We pride ourselves upon this service and have been working alongside the Brighton & Hove City Council Police Force for a number of years to advise K C Locksmiths with the practical securing of a property after a break-in has been reported to the police.

6 Reasons to Call Brighton, Hove’s KC Locksmiths

KC Locksmiths Brighton are able to provide emergency locksmith services across East Sussex. We have four decades of industry know-how and experience.

  1. We Invest in our Staff – The security industry is always changing and evolving. We make sure our people are up to date with everything by continually investing in developing their knowledge, skills and expertise. We don’t just have 40 years of experience to draw upon; we keep a keen eye on the future as well.
  2. Friendly Personal Service – We’re a family run business, and we keep things simple, affordable and friendly. Our customer focused approach is sure to fit your needs.
  3. Competitive Prices – We keep our prices highly competitive. We don’t charge call-out fees, we don’t have any hidden charges, and for a LIMITED TIME ONLY we do not charge VAT on purchases.
  4. We Take Care of You – We offer discounts to old age pensioners, victims of crime and students. No matter what your situation, KC Locksmiths Brighton has got your back!
  5. Legitimate Tradesmen – Some customers are concerned about the character of tradesmen they call-out to their homes, and rightly so! There are plenty of “cowboys” out there, and the last thing anybody wants is an undesirable character with intimate knowledge of their security system. That’s something you don’t have to worry about with us as we are POLICE APPROVED and all of our master tradesmen are legitimate with background checks complete.
  6. Free Quotes & Estimate – We offer a 24/7 obligation free quote and estimate service. Just give us a call and we will give you the advice you need.

Security At Home And At Work

KC Locksmiths Brighton are able to provide locksmithing and security solutions across East Sussex. We have four decades of industry know-how and experience, and over the years we have put our knowledge to good use. For a dependable, affordable locksmith Brighton, head to KC Locksmiths. We design our services around you and your security needs so you can feel confident in your security without breaking the bank. Let KC Locksmiths take on all of your security needs! We can meet and exceed all of the protective requirements you require for your business. With our excellent service, we also offer a 100% guarantee. Need an emergency locksmith? We are a team of dedicated, experienced professionals that provide an extensive range of locksmithing solutions across East Sussex for both commercial clients and private individuals.

KC Locksmiths are able to help with a wide range of issues and services, from locksmithing to key cutting, to intruder alarms or to gain entry to your property. Give us a call today. You won’t find a better locksmith Brighton and Hove. We offer a range of affordable and professional services, seven days a week. Call today for your free quote. KC Brighton Locksmiths are a small team with big ambitions – we want to be your go-to team for all your locksmithing and security needs. Our team is dedicated to providing our customers with the very best service possible, which includes a response time of 15 minutes or less, free estimates and emergency lockouts. We are the go-to guys for all locksmithing and security needs in East Sussex. Brighton Locksmiths has an excellent reputation in the industry, and is a name you can trust. KC Brighton Locksmiths are proud to have over 40 years of experience in the field of security and locksmithing services. We stand as one of the pioneers in the industry, helping people improve their homes and businesses by bringing safety, access and convenience into every aspect of life.

Google ‘locksmith Brighton’ and choose KC; you will receive a professional, friendly service from our team of experienced locksmiths who are on call twenty-four hours a day to gain entry to your premises. Having a family or a home is your pride and joy; it’s what makes you happy. Call on KC Brighton Locksmiths to give you peace of mind by helping you secure everything in your home—from the doorknobs to the lock on your window. We offer dependable services at affordable prices so that you can feel comfortable in the safety of your home.

Whatever You Need, We’ve Got It – We keep our vehicles stocked with the latest security hardware at reasonable prices. What does this mean for you? It means you can guarantee that wherever possible the necessary work will be completed on our first trip. Don’t deal with a locksmith in Brighton who will run back and forth, charging you for each call-out who may take weeks to order what you need. We will get the job done the first time around.

Cost Of Our 24 Hour Locksmith Service In Brighton, Hove and East Sussex

We don’t have a set-in-stone price list for services because each of our clients comes to us with a different requirement. However what we do promise as the leading Brighton locksmith, our prices are competitive, and our quotes are transparent. We will let you know how much our locksmith Brighton services will cost before we do work, so there are no nasty surprises.

We have hundreds of happy customers in our portfolio and are continually getting referrals from existing clients, and this happens because we are a fair, local Brighton locksmith provider that does business the right way.

If you want an outline quote over the phone from a locksmith in Brighton, then give us a call. If you have a big job, then we are more than happy to come to your property to provide a detailed assessment and quotation.

Call us now on 01273 634 001 – We are open 24 hours a day!

Areas Our Sussex Locksmith Services Cover

Our Brighton Locksmith service is based in the Brighton area, but we can help customers in surrounding locations too. We often find ourselves to the East in New Haven, Peacehaven, Lewis and even down in Seaford and Eastbourne. We look after a lot of clients in Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Littlehampton, Rustington, and as far as Bognor Regis and Chichester to the west. We travel up towards London as well, including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Washington, Horsham and Crawley.

In locksmith emergencies, in Brighton, we can generally get to you within an hour, but the further you are away from us the longer it may take. Don’t worry; we are on our way.

Cost Of Our Locksmith Service In Brighton

We don’t have a set-in-stone price list for services because each of our clients comes to us with a different requirement. However what we do promise is that our prices are competitive, and our quotes are transparent. We will let you know how much our Brighton security service will cost before we do work, so there are no nasty surprises.

We have hundreds of happy customers in our portfolio, and are continually getting referrals from existing clients, and this happens because we are a fair, local Brighton locksmith provider that does business the right way.

If you want an outline quote over the phone, then give us a call. If you have a big job, then we are more than happy to come to your property to provide a detailed assessment and quotation.

Need Some Security Advice?

Our role as a trusted locksmith Brighton transcends just working with window and door locks. Our aim is to help our clients feel safe and secure on their property and to protect their automobiles. We can, therefore, provide advice on alarm systems, CCTV and the latest digital door locks and entry systems. If you’d like to have a chat with a security expert in Brighton, get our advice to help you feel safer, then fill out our online form or give us a call today.

Honest, Friendly, Knowledgeable And Skilful

We are commercial locksmiths that pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide. With decades of Brighton-based locksmith experience behind us, we can combine the best traditional techniques with modern locksmith techniques and technologies to ensure that you get a supreme, all-around service. Integrity is central to our service, and we are sure you will be impressed by the knowledge and skill that we bring to your locksmith project. From safes to car keys, uPVC windows, and keys of any kind, please call when you need us on (01273) 634001.

We Offer A Rapid, Friendly Service To Get You Back To Your Day In No Time At All

In an ever-changing world of technological advances, it is easy to become complacent about home security and the safety of your family’s home or your business. With much older, dated systems left faded and faulty overgrown with ivy and climbing plants on many properties, our aim is to renew our clients’ homes with the very best in home security systems; consisting of alarms, commercial shutters, extra strength doors, and remote-controlled garage systems. The very thought of a burglary in one’s personal abode at any age is frightening; but can leave lasting psychological trauma with the very young and older, who are perhaps more frail and vulnerable.

Where possible we will always attempt to use non-destructive entry when attempting entry or to replace your fittings.

The Master Tradesmen at KC Locksmith, Brighton offer a fully trained locksmith service and are regularly updated with advances in home and commercial security and their aim is to make you feel more secure and safer in both work and at home.

Our Locksmiths are available on the following helpline for an immediate call out in the event of a break-in, opportunist burglary or emergency to repair your existing locks, however, we also offer the above list of services to ensure that this is something you never have to deal with if taking the correct preventive measures to avoid having to make those insurance claims.

With discounts offered for students, pensioners and victims of crime, we guarantee that calling us in the event of a local emergency will mean a master locksmith will arrive to secure your home once more within 30 minutes.

We pride ourselves upon this service and have been working alongside the Brighton & Hove City Council Police Force for a number of years to advise K C Locksmiths with the practical securing of a property after a break-in has been reported to the police.

Locksmith In The City of Brighton & Hove

At Brighton Locksmiths, we provide a wide range of locksmith services, covering doors and windows, alarm systems, safes, car keys, garage doors and so on. Our services are available all over Brighton and our locksmiths are knowledgeable and experienced.

Whether you have a lock emergency that needs urgent attention or a less pressing, but equally important situation, we are always available to help. Whether commercial or private premises, we can meet your lock requirements, wherever you’re based in Brighton.

Who Are Our Services Available To?

As long as you’re located in Brighton, our services are available to you. We provide services to homes (big or small) and commercial properties such as offices, hotels and manufacturing buildings. We offer round-the-clock services and can work within your specific timeframe for your convenience.

Do You Have A Lock Emergency?

Are you locked out of your house or car? Is your child locked in? Did your lock suddenly stop functioning? Is your alarm system acting strangely, sounding ‘false alarms’ or has no signal at all? Whatever your lock emergency, call us and we’ll get a local lock engineer to come out as soon as possible, regardless of where you are in Brighton.

Are You Moving Home Or Office?

You might have specific lock requirements or need a more secure lock system for your new home or office. After all the stress and running around during the moving process, it isn’t unusual to find yourself short of all the relevant keys to your residence, which could leave you vulnerable to theft and burglary. It’s also understandable to be worried about who may have had access to those doors or security systems you have in place. Rest assured, we can change all your security fittings whenever is convenient for you to make sure all your keys are in safe hands only.

If you’ve just moved to Brighton and want a security system to match what you had at your previous location, contact us and we can provide the best solutions available.

What About Burglary Prevention?

Our services also include professional security checks to ensure you are as secure as possible and offer a high level of protection. We have lock and security experts on hand, specifically for this purpose. They understand security systems in Brighton and can go as far as is needed to make certain you have the best options at your disposal.

If you’re not sure about how secure your property is, you can call us to have a look and make changes if necessary. We perform routine security checks to identify weak systems and also conduct upgrades.

Furthermore, we provide, configure, maintain and repair alarm systems in homes and commercial buildings across Brighton. The alarm systems we provide are top-notch and have a high success rate.

Key Cutting And Repairs

If you’re worried about not having spare keys – or enough to go around everyone who requires a set – we provide key cutting services in Brighton and can make duplicates of any kind. You can visit us with the keys you need to duplicate or send us an image with which to work.

Burglary Repairs

We offer repair and replacement services after a burglary, such as removing and replacing damaged wood; fixing structural problems; supplying replacement wood as well as security checks and security systems installation, regardless of your location in Brighton.

Free Home Security Consultation

We can advise you on the best method to secure your home/garage/office; whether you need to replace your current security system (and what system to get); as well as alarm and sensor services and so on. We also provide, maintain and repair safes, so are well placed to proffer related advice.

Whatever advice we provide is tailored to fit your needs. We can perform an evaluation with regards the type of doors and windows you have. After all, the fittings sufficient for wooden doors may not be suitable for metal doors.

If you’ve suffered a break-in and have a broken lock, you probably didn’t have a security or alarm system in place – or perhaps the one you had was vulnerable. We can advise the best options for effectively replacing and managing your lock mechanisms.

Our locksmiths are familiar with Brighton and will offer the best advice available. They understand building structures and patterns used locally, as well as which security measures are best for different areas in Brighton and so on, which means you’ll receive advice that surpasses technical requirements.

Replacement Locks

Our locksmiths are highly trained and experienced in carpentry as well. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about calling multiple vendors for one task. If you need an extra fitting or repairs to your frames or security system, they can take care of it.

Our Locksmiths Can Provide The Following Carpentry, Repairs And Joinery Services:

  • Replacement and repair of door and window frames
  • Letterbox fitting
  • Hanging of door frames
  • Boarding up door frames
  • Boarding up uPVC
  • Additional carpentry fittings for your security system
  • Thinking of customised security systems?

If you’ve just moved to Brighton and want a security system to match what you had at your previous location, contact us and we can provide the best solutions available.

Your Best Choice For A Brighton Locksmith

With 40 years of experience, certified tradesmen, a rapid response policy, guaranteed standards of work and all the hardware you might need, Hamilton Locksmiths are your number one choice for lock repairs!

We live in a dangerous world, but do not worry, by taking some inexpensive and relatively easy to implement measures most burglars and intruders can be deterred by a skilled Brighton locksmith. Did you know that statistics prove that most thieves in the UK have been proven to be opportunists and not professionals? That’s great news for you because it means that, unlike when dealing with a professional burglar, you won’t have to spend big money on an advanced security system from locksmith Brighton. We can work with your existing locks, digital locks, broken locks or install replacement locks to a wooden door, window locks or lock mechanisms. Police reports show that the vast majority of these opportunist burglars rely on stealth to get the job done. A relatively simple and inexpensive security system can take that away from them totally, rendering their activities almost impossible on your property.

Key Cutting Services

Our locksmith Brighton emergency locksmith service also offers key cutting for all types of house keys, car, work and office security and British standard locks and even a wooden door. Whether spares or an emergency set, as local Brighton lock expert professionals, our key cutting services can use the codes available on the fittings and keys themselves, along with digital key cutting equipment that relies on computer-controlled precision and fit to allow you to regain access to your premises.

Locksmith Brighton? Cheap, quick and convenient key cutting services are possible without any loss of quality. By using the highest level of precision, we blend a mixture of traditional and modern locksmith’s expertise and computerised equipment to duplicate and make keys fit home or work systems.

Locksmith Brighton

With so many, many years of expert experience providing lock repairs, KC Locksmiths Brighton can work out the key ‘bite’ or shape just simply by looking at the key to being duplicated.

To ensure your peace of mind, our services as master locksmiths also extend to 24-hour key cutting and replacement in the case of an immediate situation arising.

Key Cutting is sometimes necessary for a wealth of different reasons. Whether you have recently changed your locks, lost your replacement, need a replacement or extra for your home, car, garage, storage or safe unit, key cutting services are essential to keeping your home, garage, car and office properly locked. Within your home, personal keys can also be made for existing sheds, bathrooms, bedrooms and offices – further still – keys are available for cabinets and safes, filing cabinets, and even outdoor home post-boxes.

Key Types

Replacement transponder keys, cylindrical keys and our highest technology security combination locks, including those for house keys, include a various range of branded key types, including Yale and Chubb, Mul-t-lock, Evva, Union, ASSA, Abloy, Ingersoll and Anker locks and keys.

Replacement Transponder Car Keys

Your car keys are an essential item to keep safe and in good condition. Our professional locksmith Key Cutters in Brighton provide transponder car key duplication for many models of cars for commercial and residential customers. Key cutting for a range of lock types, varying technology, price and complexity, Yale keys and locks are one of the most famous examples of cylinder lock systems. While burglary and cylinder lock snapping are still possible, the higher the quality of cylinder system, the less likely a break-in is possible. We know that the vast majority of doors and windows use cylindrical locks and key units.

Cylinder Locks

‘Diamond approved’ or ‘SS312’ cylinder lock and key units are made of the highest quality materials designed to prevent “lock bumping” or cylinder snapping. At the very least, all cylinder lock systems must have the universal three-star ‘kite-mark’ stamp – a hallmark that requires the use of strong, durable materials in their manufacture. Correct fitting of cylindrical locks is crucial in their strength and durability.

Most key cutting services take the codes available on the locks and keys themselves to then use digital key cutting equipment that replies on computer-controlled precision and fit for a masterful and quick key cutting service.

K C Locksmiths Are A Family Run Master Locksmiths

We are based in Brighton and Hove with 40 years of experience and expertise

KC Locksmiths Brighton & Son offer multiple services to cover all aspects of security installations. Covering both domestic and commercial dwellings, we can deal with any lock related problem.

Our extensive range of services and police approved, expertly trained master tradesmen are able to assess the vulnerabilities and weak points to adequately secure your property so you can rest assured that the very best security measures are in place to deter and if it came to it, catch any thieves in action.

KC Locksmiths Brighton aim to provide on-site advice & keys on site (for industrial customers), as well as practical services and installation of security devices and standard locks. We can even work with old keys or replace these with new keys for tenancy repairs and promise non destructive entry. The biggest misinterpretation made by the general home or commercial property owner is that the deterring of potential unwanted burglars and sufficient maintenance to ensure security by having additional locks fitted is time-consuming and overly expensive.

The reality is, most burglars are by no means, professionals, in any way. They are generally opportunists!

Follow Our Blog for Expert Advice on All Things Locks

KC Locksmiths newest blog posts hope to offer a handy guide to various deterrents and tips to avoid your home becoming a target for any break-in, theft, and/or violation of your private living space – something, no matter our budget, we should have the right to feel – safe in the knowledge we are able to sleep soundly without worry that our home and contents are at any risk.

Most opportunist thieves are deterred by small changes to your home security. Brighton, Hove Police report that opportunist burglars rely on not being seen, or what is known as ‘stealth’ strategy to get away with your goods.

A comprehensive security system can render this occurrence an impossibility.

Call our experts for a no-obligation quote. A discussion about your personal needs and to arrange a master locksmith to visit your property in question is advised, and a personalised programme of security can be installed and arranged to the highest grade or quality and workmanship.

Brighton Locksmiths With Experience

The advantages of a good home security system are twofold:

When you hire KC Locksmiths you are hiring Brighton locksmiths with experience. What does this mean in a practical sense? Well aside from the obvious – that we can open virtually any lock including those that are opened by old keys or new keys, it also means a quick efficient and polite service, with accurate quotes and we’ll arrive in a timely fashion.

There are many locksmiths in Brighton but we can assure you we are the best – you won’t be disappointed when you call us to take care of any locksmithing emergency in the Brighton area.

Locksmith Services In Brighton, East Sussex

KC Brighton Locksmith is proud to offer locksmith services in the town of Brighton, which lies within South East England in the county of East Sussex. Brighton is part of the City of Brighton and Hove forms part of the greater Brighton and Hove built-up area, a Unitary Authority in Sussex. As well as KC Brighton Locksmith, Brighton is home to many of East Sussex’s leading businesses.

Brighton was previously known as Brighthelmstone. Blightey & Brighthelmstone are still frequently used nicknames. Brighton contains a number of settlements and villages including Hangleton, Aldrington, Black Rock, Bevendean, Coldean, Brunswick, and Old Steine.

KC Brighton Locksmith’s locksmith services service area like-wise encompasses Moulsecoomb, Hollingbury, Hollingdean, Hove and Mile Oak in the City of Brighton and Hove. Other service areas of KC Brighton Locksmith in Brighton, Sussex are comprised of Patcham, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Portslade-by-Sea and Saltdean, as well as Brighton and Hove’s outer urban areas Westdene, Woodingdean, West Blatchington and Withdean.

Brighton and Hove is a city and unitary authority in East Sussex, England. It consists primarily of the settlements of Brighton and Hove, alongside neighbouring villages.

I’m one of those people who loses phones and keys all the time. I wanted to upgrade my studio to a keyless system and these guys helped me do it with zero hassle.

Sharron Smyth
 – Hove resident

The History of How The Towns of Brighton and Hove became the ‘City of Brighton and Hove’

In the 1992 local government elections, East Sussex residents were asked whether they supported the creation of a unitary authority for the borough. The vote showed that Brighton had a high level of support for the creation of the unitary authority. The support for a unitary authority in Hove was less than in Brighton, and Worthing and Adur had similar levels of support. More than 25% of respondents in both Brighton and Hove reported having “unprompted, indicated support for a merger of those two areas” in a consultation paper. However, this option wasn’t listed in the proposals. This option was the most popular among residents.

Nevertheless, the proposal for a merger proved controversial. Particularly in Hove. Hove Borough Council opposed the move because Brighton would dominate affairs in the city. The commission acknowledged that residents of Hove have negative feelings towards Brighton and identify more with Sussex. In 1997, Brighton and Hove Borough Council were formed and assumed responsibility for all matters of local government in both towns.

As a result, the borough council became a city council. The best thing about becoming a city is that we get to be one. We’re united under a common banner of “city” – not “borough.” It means that we are a single unit of government, so we are all responsible for the same things. It means we have all the powers of a city, which gives us much more scope and authority to make decisions that benefit the whole city region. In 1997 the town of Brighton in England was selected as one of four potential cities to be given full city status as part of the Millennium City Status Competition. However, in the end, it lost out to Derby and Inverness.

Following the unification of the towns, Brighton and Hove reapplied for city status as part of the Millennium City Status Competition. They were awarded the status on 18 December 2000 and became a city. In 2014, Brighton and Hove formed the Greater Brighton City Region with neighbouring local authorities. Though it’s one entity today, Brighton still considers itself to be two separate communities; Hove is largely residential and has a distinct seafront and central area around George Street, while Brighton has a more prominent position as the most popular UK seaside resort, with a thriving digital economy and hosts several major festivals each year.

In 2014, Brighton and Hove formed the Greater Brighton City Region, which encompasses Brighton, Hove and a few surrounding areas. Local businesses, such as Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, predate the city’s formal unifying in 1970. In 2014, the city of Brighton and Hove was made part of the Greater Brighton City Region with neighbouring local authorities.

The History of Brighton, UK

Often referred to synonymously as Brighton, the City of Brighton and Hove is England’s most populous seaside resort, as well as the second-most populous urban area in South East England. It is administered by Brighton and Hove City Council, which is currently in Green minority control.

Brighton (/ˈbraɪtən/), located on the south coast of England, is a seaside resort and one of the two main areas of the City of Brighton and Hove. It’s located 47 miles (76 km) south of London, which makes it easy for many Londoners to drive down for the day or to stay the night. Brighton is the most visited seaside resort in the UK, attracting more than four million visitors annually. The city is also the UK’s gay capital, with a high percentage of residents identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual. It was declared a UNESCO City of Literature in 2013.

KC Brighton Locksmith’s locksmith services cover the Brighton Municipality including Bear Road area, Brighton Marina and Stanmer. Brighton is covered by the BN postcode area. The Sussex University and the University of Brighton are known throughout the United Kingdom. Queen’s Park, Brighton and Preston Park, Brighton are enjoyed by residents and known throughout England. The major roads of Brighton are the A27 road and A23 road. To the West, the City of Brighton and Hove is bordered by Shoreham, Southwick, Littlehampton, Sompting, Lancing and Worthing. The town of Brighton is fringed by Peacehaven, Burgess Hill and Lewes to the East. It can be considered both a coastal and a downland city benefiting from both the sea and the chalk hill grasslands that is it nestled in.

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Digital locks have many advantages, but can take some getting used to and it is a matter of personal taste. They do not require a key, which can be easily forgotten or lost and separate keys need to be cut for each individual who needs access to the property. However, if you forget the pin you could become locked out after all. Both types of lock have benefits and drawbacks and it is up to the individual to decide your preference, but a locksmith can provide helpful advice tailored to suit your own needs.

Digital locks are exceptionally reliable and have obvious advantages, but they are not without disadvantages also. By far the greatest advantage of a digital lock is that it eliminates the necessity of a conventional key, and along with it, the need to have multiple keys cut. This in turn means there is no risk of losing or forgetting your keys. A digital lock is additionally advantageous as you need only provide someone with the pin in order for them to enter your home. Whilst a digital lock has many conveniences, the possibility of forgetting the pin and locking yourself out is still a risk. Ultimately, choosing a digital lock is a matter of preference.

Professional locksmiths typically use a variety of different tools for different jobs, for example; a hookpick, which is used by locksmiths to pick many kinds of lock; Slim Jims, otherwise known as Lockout Tools; Jackknife picks and Bolt cutters.

A professional locksmith will provide a range of services, whilst others will be more specialised. Generally speaking, a locksmith will cut keys, supply and install locks for your windows and doors, carry out repairs to your locks, and provide a locked out service if you forget or lose your keys. Other locksmiths may deal in auto-locksmithing, whilst others still will deal with the supply and installation of electronic access systems.

Locksmiths are not only available to help with cutting new sets of keys; in fact there are a large number of services generally provided by locksmiths in Brighton. These can include assistance when locked out, lock installation, servicing all kinds of locks and programming car keys. Locksmiths are also available to provide advice when considering your own security needs and they can even provide repair services.

Should you discover that you have been burgled: call the police immediately. Beyond this your situation will determine your course of action. If you make the discovery before entering the building, stop and call the police from outside as you could disturb vital evidence inside that could help the authorities. If you witnessed the burglars and do not have a CCTV system, make a detailed description of their appearance. Once the police have arrived and you are given access to the property, begin to make a list of all the items that were stolen and their value. This will help the police in their search to retrieve your goods and will also be necessary if you make an insurance claim.

Wear and tear is a normal process and one that will take place naturally over time. Locks generally need little to no maintenance, and it is advised that you do not apply WD40 to your lock as this is likely to cause more problems than it solves.

CCTV gives you peace of mind by allowing you to watch your premises from wherever you are. An alarm system and/or CCTV can also be used to alert the relevant authorities in the event of a break-in. This can be a real asset to your business, and just one of a few simple precautions that can be made to make sure your commercial property is optimally secure. If the locks on your property are not BS3621 then they are not up to the British Standard and it is time to consider replacing them – and by doing so you will also save money on your insurance premiums. If your business has confidential documents on-site then these should be kept in a locked cabinet. Similarly, if you hold cash on the premises then you should consider a Eurograde safe approved by the Association of Insurance Surveyors (AIS).

Before investing in an expensive alarm system, it’s best to carefully consider what you really need. Whilst there are dummy alarms available on the market that can certainly serve as a deterrent, the proven and most effective deterrents to potential burglars are motion detector lights, CCTV, and burglar alarms many of which can contact the authorities or ring your mobile in the event an intruder is detected on your property. For burglars not wanting to be seen, motion detecting lights are an obvious and immediate threat to their success. It is also more affordable and accessible than ever to have a CCTV system watching over your home or business. There are now many IP models are available that don’t require a professional installation and will enable you to watch the camera’s feed directly from your phone.

Many insurance companies require all accessible windows, including those on the ground floor, be fitted with key operable locks. Unfortunately this is often overlooked by property owners.

People often overlook the need for window locks; something which is actually commonly insisted on by insurance companies. Window locks should be operated with a key, and all windows on the ground floor or otherwise easily accessible should be fitted with a window lock in order to ensure security.

Getting locked out is a common and frustrating mistake. Unfortunately locks that have a spring latched bolt lock make this very easy. If you forget your keys and allow the door to close behind you, it will automatically lock itself and you out.

Perhaps the most common mistake that people make is leaving their keys inside and accidentally becoming locked out of their property. Many locks fitted these days come with a spring latch bolt which locks automatically when the door closes, meaning that it is very easy to end up on the wrong side of the door without your keys. Locksmiths are able to help in this situation, using professional tools and equipment to help you regain access to your property.

The top lock on a wooden door usually operates a night latch. This lock is a Rim Cylinder lock is based with five pins that doesn’t necessarily use a high security key.

The bottom lock on a wooden door is often a Deadlock Mortice and should be of British Standard if it is on an external door.

In order to be covered by their insurance, insurance companies will normally request that your locks are compliant with the British Standards (BS3621). These locks need to be five point lever design, and will have shown in testing that they are anti-theft and resistant to attacks including drilling. They must also have an anti-pick mechanism. A useful way to identify a British Standard lock is to look for an engraved kite mark on the cylinder.

The strength of a lock is graded from strongest to weakest on a scale of 1-3. Grade 1 locks are typically used on commercial properties as they are the most secure and durable locks available. A lock graded as 2 or 3 on the other hand is suitable residential use. It is, however, generally advised that busy homes use a more robust grade 2 lock which is also suitable for light commercial use. In addition to supplying locks, a commercial locksmith will also offer an installation and repair service for commercial security systems. This can involve the supply and maintenance of safes and cabinet locks, as well as more elaborate master key systems and panic bars.

Opening doors is a common part of all locksmith’s locked out service. In most cases the locksmith will be able to open the door without having to remove the existing lock. However, what the locksmith will use to open the door really depends on the locks they are faced with. In most cases the locksmith will first attempt to pick the lock using a variety of lock picks or a pick gun, if picking the locks fails the locksmith will then opt to drill the lock and replace either the barrel or the lock entirely.

Locksmiths use a variety of professional lockpicking tools in order to open doors. A trained locksmith should always attempt to pick the lock in the first instance, using a hookpick, slim jim or any other professional tool. More destructive methods such as drilling will be used by locksmiths only as a last resort if the lock cannot be picked.

In the most basic terms a locksmith is someone who works with locks. This work includes the supply, installation, service, and repair of a variety of household, commercial, and car locks. A locksmith will also be able to offer advice on the security of your home or business.

Locksmiths in Brighton offer a range of services to suit your needs. For example, locksmiths are able to assist in emergencies if you find yourself locked out of your home or car. They can repair broken locks, service safes and all types of lock, program car keys and even simply offer advice on how to better secure your home or business. Within Brighton, locksmiths are able to provide their services for residential, commercial and industrial customers to suit your needs and ensure your property is secure.

The cost of a service varies between locksmiths and it is worth shopping around to find the best possible deal. Typically locksmiths will offer a fixed price for their services, but it is worth bearing in mind that services performed ‘out of hours’ can cost considerably more

Fees for locksmiths in Brighton can vary, depending on the time of day, difficulty and any specialist skills or equipment that will be required to complete a job. Typically, if you require the services of a locksmith from 6pm to 8am you will be charged more for their time. Similarly, if a locksmith needs to obtain a specialist part that he does not carry with him then you may be charged extra for the time involved in a second visit. Finally, the amount charged by a locksmith in Brighton will depend on the size of the job and the complexity of the locks involved.

How much your locksmith will charge to change a lock depends on a number of factors. The type and size of the lock, whether the whole lock needs replacing or just the cylinder, and the time of day the service is carried out can all contribute to the quote you receive.

The amount of money charged by a locksmith to change a lock in Brighton takes into account a number of different factors. The time of day, type of lock and reason for the change can all affect the cost of locksmith services. It is recommended that you contact your local locksmith in Brighton to get an estimate of the cost involved in changing your locks.

Of the differences between residential and commercial locksmiths the key distinction between the two is the type of locks they supply. Whilst many professionals will indeed stock both, it can be broadly assumed that more secure and durable locks are required for commercial properties, as these locks face heavy use throughout the day.

There are a number of factors that can help determine whether or not the locks to your office need to be changed. If your business has a high level of staff turnover, or you keep valuable merchandise on the premises, then the issue of your security will require greater attention. Similarly, the level of security you require, relative to the company turnover and the type of locks you have presently, should all be taken into consideration. For example, a key that is stamped can’t be duplicated and will need to be changed less regularly than a lock with a standard key. Digital office door locks are a good option, as you will only need to change the lock’s code as and when your staff leave or the code is forgotten.

Home security is important, and whilst household locks generally do not need to be replaced unless they are malfunctioning, you may nevertheless feel that it is time to upgrade your home security system. This can be for a variety of reasons, and if so, now might be the best time to call us. In most cases we will only advise that it is worth changing your locks if you believe someone, other than you, might be able to access your home. Maybe you have had contractors working in your home or you have recently sacked an employee and they have failed to return a set of keys? Or perhaps you have had your keys stolen? Either way, it is worth being cautious to make sure your property is safe and secure to guard against unauthorised entry.

Yes. A professional locksmith will be able to program car keys if needed, as well as provide replacement keys or repair a damaged key.

Yes. A professional locksmith will be able to pick locks if required in emergency situations. Locksmiths in Brighton use a variety of professional tools and equipment to ensure minimal damage to the lock itself, avoiding the need to replace a lock wherever possible.

Yes, a locksmith is able to open a safe. A professional locksmith is familiar with various methods of non-destructive entry and can, when requested, open a safe.

Yes. A professional locksmith will be able to open a safe if required in emergency situations.

Locksmiths are able to open house doors and will often attempt to first pick the lock to avoid damaging it. If that fails, the locksmith will then drill the lock which require the cylinder or entire lock to be replaced.

A large part of a locksmith’s job is opening house doors when people unfortunately become locked out. This can be done with the use of professional lockpicking equipment, ensuring the integrity of the lock remains in tact with minimal damage. Finding yourself locked out of your house can be a traumatic experience, and so a locksmith will work to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

A professional locksmith is equipped to open a variety of locks including, when necessary, a garage door. In much the same way as any other lock, the locksmith will attempt non-destructive methods of picking the lock, only opting to drill the lock if other methods fail.

Locksmiths in Brighton can open a huge variety of door types including house doors, garage doors, internal doors, as well as safes, cars and other smaller locks. Locksmiths are able to assist with opening doors in residential, commercial and industrial locations, ensuring that the service they offer is right for you.

Your professional locksmith is able to open car doors. There are a variety of methods that a locksmith may go about doing this, but one of the most common is for the locksmith to use a Slim Jim. This technique requires professional training as improper use can damage the car in a variety ways.

Whilst a regular locksmith should be able to open your car door, it is worth contacting a specialised auto-locksmith for assistance when your need you boot unlocking. A specialised auto-locksmith will be able to your boot without damaging the lock.

Whilst a regular locksmith should be able to open your car door, it is worth contacting a specialised auto-locksmith for assistance when your need your boot unlocking. A specialised auto-locksmith will be able to your boot without damaging the lock.

Yes, a specialised auto-locksmith is able to cut and program new transponder keys in the event yours are lost, damaged, or stolen.

There are many reasons why you may need a new key making. Perhaps you need a duplicate making from an original, or maybe you have lost the original key. Whatever the case, a professional locksmith will have a range of blank keys from which to cut a new key.

It is possible for a locksmith to create a new key from a lock, and there are several ways to go about this depending on your situation. If you know the ‘pinning’ of the lock you need a key for then your locksmith will be able to cut you a key ‘to code’. However, your lock has a removable cylinder, another option a locksmith may take is to remove it and cut a new key directly from the pins. In the event that other methods haven’t worked, a locksmith can produce a new key by a technique called ‘impressioning’. In the case that you need a new key for your car, a specialised auto-locksmith will be able to cut you a new key and, if necessary, program it for your use.

If the keys to your car are lost, damaged, or even stolen then your locksmith will be able to help you get back on the road. Most professional locksmiths have a range of blank keys and sophisticated tools to cut and when necessary program your new keys. Be aware that your locksmith will ask you to produce your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and proof of your identification in order to access this service.

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