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  • 24 Hour Lock-Out Assistance

    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.

  • Locks Supplied & Fitted

    We always use quality brands of cylinder locks, transponder locks and multi-point locks. We even supply the highest quality replacement car keys, including individual transponder keys.

  • Home and Office Security

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

  • Door Handle and Locks – Installations/Repair

    All our cylinder locks are of the highest quality to prevent illegal lock snapping. We use the very best brands: Yale, Chubb, Mul-t-lock, Evva, Union, ASSA, Abloy, Ingersoll and Anker

  • Window Lock Repair

    All our UPVC windows and locks use diamond approved/3-star kite-marked cylinder locks for strength and durability. We are here for your peace of mind 24/7.

  • Key Cutting

    K C 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.

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    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 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.

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At K C Brighton Locksmiths we bring you the benefit of over 40 years experience working as fully qualified Brighton Locksmiths.

We Are 100% Safe

All of our locksmiths have undergone background checks.

We Work Around You

Our customer focused approach is sure to fit your needs.

Our Values

We’re a family run business, we keep things simple, affordable and friendly.

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Call KC Brighton Locksmiths on 01273 634 001 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


At K C Locksmiths & Son we combine over 4 decades of master-class experience with a 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.
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What our customers are saying

If we did not convince you, maybe a few words from our customers will!

Just moved to Rottingdean, my old locksmith recommended KC. I had a broken Patio door lock and couldn’t leave it that way, so I called KC Locksmiths & Sons. A locksmith arrived almost immediately and had it fixed.
Brian Wandsworth
Brian Wandsworth
Brighton resident
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
Sharron Smyth
Hove resident
I called K C Locksmiths & Son after a friend gave me their number and they advised me to upgrade to a wireless system. They were very quick and professional.
Peter McMillian
Peter McMillian
Brighton resident

    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 Brighton Locksmiths can change your locks as soon as possible and 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 Brighton 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 locks 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. 

    Locksmithing Locally

    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 Brighton Locksmiths are able to work with any type of lock you already have installed – our experienced team can handle traditional locks such as Chubb or Yale, yet are also trained to install and maintain Mul -T locks that suit buildings that require a more complex, high level of security. The KC Brighton 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 your locks and 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 in locks and keys, surveillance and security systems. With homeowners’ properties becoming more and more unique, so too are the doors and locks that come with them. Many people who have recently moved to a new house often do not know how their locks work and as a result, we often receive calls from customers that think their lock is broken or faulty, only to find out their locks operate in a slightly different way. KC Brighton 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 uPVC doors and windows installed for their many benefits, however, KC Brighton Locksmiths 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 home 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.

    Brighton and Surrounding Areas

    KC Brighton 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 security solutions in addition to 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.

    Security at Home and at Work

    If you or a family member ever find themselves locked out in the Brighton area, KC Brighton 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, make repairs to your faulty locks or 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 Brighton Locksmith a call today for fantastic customer service and the highest standards of professional locksmithing.

    KC Brighton 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. For a dependable, affordable locksmith in Brighton, head to KC Brighton Locksmiths. We design our services around you and your security needs so you can feel confident in your home security without breaking the bank. Let KC Brighton 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. With any kind of emergency, KC Brighton Locksmiths are there with access control solutions and security services. Let us introduce ourselves! 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 Brighton Locksmiths are able to help with a wide range of issues and services, from locksmithing to key cutting, security advice to intruder alarms. Give us a call today. You won’t find better locksmiths in 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.

    At KC Brighton Locksmiths, you will receive a professional, friendly service from our team of experienced locksmiths who are on call twenty-four hours a day.Having a family or a home is your pride and joy; it’s what makes you happy. So, don’t stop with the locks of your doors. Call on KC Brighton Locksmiths to give you peace of mind by helping you secure everything in your Brighton, MI 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 service providers 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 first time around.

    • We Invest in our Staff – The home 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • We Take Care of You - We offer discounts to old age pensioners, victims of crime and students. No matter what your situation, Hamilton Locksmiths in Brighton has got your back!
    • 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 home 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.
    • 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.

    Areas our Sussex locksmith services cover

    Our Brighton Locksmith service is rooted 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 locks and 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 locksmith in Brighton transcends just working with window and door locks. Our aim is to help our clients feel safe and secure in 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 a home 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-round 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 locks to car keys, uPVC windows, locks with 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 attemptin entry or to replace your locks.

    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 by calling us in the event of a local emergency will mean a master locksmith will arrive to secure you 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.

    Locksmiths in Brighton

    Locks are a part of our everyday lives. Subsequently, at some point or another, we have to make decisions with regards the locks we use. 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.

    What is your current lock situation?

    Do the locks and security systems you have in place offer maximum security? Do you think you may need an upgrade? If you’re not sure, contact us for an expert opinion as soon as possible.

    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 locks, which could leave you vulnerable to theft and burglary. It’s also understandable to be worried about who may have had access to those locks or security systems you have in place. Rest assured, we can change all your locks 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 your locks 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 locks are, 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 round 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.

    We also repair and maintain your locks and security systems.

    Burglary repairs

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

    Consultation on locks

    We can advise you on what type of locks to get for your home/garage/office; whether you need additional locks or more security systems; replacement of 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 locks sufficient for wooden doors may not be suitable for metal doors.

    If you’ve suffered a break-in, 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 such systems.

    Our locksmiths are familiar with Brighton and won’t just offer advice based on their experience with locks. 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.

    Extra services

    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 need security systems such as biometric locks or other lock solutions (designed or configured just for you), we can make it happen. We can take note your requirements and specifications and provide the best solutions for your customised security system.

    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!

    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. 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. 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 in your property.

    “We were provided with a hassle free, expert service for a competitive price. Highly recommended to anyone considering their services.”
    Alex Laurence
    - Brighton resident

    Key Cutting Services

    Our services in Brighton also offer key cutting for all types of home, car, work and office security. Whether spares or an emergency set, our key cutting services can use the codes available on the locks and keys themselves, along with digital key cutting equipment that relies on computer controlled precision and fit.

    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.

    With so many, many years of expert experience, K C Locksmiths can work out the key ‘bite’ or shape just simply by looking the key to being duplicated.

    To ensure your peace of mind, our services as a 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 and for your home 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 Key Cutters in Brighton provide transponder car key duplication for many models of cars. 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 UPVC doors and window 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 strong, durable materials in their manufacture. Correct fitting of cylindrical locks are 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

    K C Locksmiths & Son offer multiple services to cover all aspects of home security installations. Covering both domestic and commercial dwellings, the following list is by no means extensive but indicates a large portion of common security measures installed.

    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 be rest assured that the very best security measures are in place to deter and if it came to it, catch any thieves in action.

    K C Locksmiths aim to provide on site advice, as well as practical services and installation of security devices. The biggest misinterpretation made by the general home or commercial property owner is that the deterring of potential unwanted burglars and break ins are very easily rectified.

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

    K C 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 and Hove Police reports that opportunist burglars rely on not been 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 an 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, 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 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    A mortice lock requires a “pocket” to be drilled into the door and the lock is fitted into the door itself. It is usually fitted by a professional locksmith and should be British Standard if it is being used on an external door.

    A Rim Cylinder lock is a very common and convenient lock used for doors, usually with a nightlatch. This type of lock uses five pins and are used with a key. It is usually the top lock on a wooden door.

    British Standard locks (BS3621) are tested meticulously and must be anti-theft and attack resistant. They must also use a five-lever design, include an anti-pick mechanism and be unaffected by drilling. Many insurance companies will require that your locks meet British Standards, and you can tell if they do by a kite mark which you will find carved into the cylinder of the lock or ask your local Brighton locksmith to check.

    Locksmiths generally advise to avoid using WD40 for lubrication, a common mistake, as it won’t help in the long term. However, there is actually very little need for regular maintenance of most locks as normal wear and tear cannot be stopped.

    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.

    In the unfortunate event of a burglary, your first action should always be to contact the local police in Brighton immediately. This is especially important if you discover a burglary while still outside of the property – do not touch or move anything as there is a risk you could accidentally contaminate evidence. If you have CCTV installed, check the cameras, and if you saw the burglars write down their description as soon as possible. It’s important to then make a list of all stolen items and their value, which can help both in the retrieval of your goods and with insurance claims.

    There are a variety of deterrents for burglars available so it’s a good idea to do some research and perhaps contact your local locksmiths in Brighton for some advice. Alarm systems vary in features, for example some will contact the police automatically, some can be linked to your mobile phone to contact you if unauthorised access is detected, and you could even consider dummy alarms which may not work fully but will certainly act as a caution. You could also consider CCTV, which is no longer as expensive as you may think and can be accessed from your mobile phone. Finally motion detector lights can work very well as a deterrent, warning potential burglars away from your property.

    Ensuring the security of your office doesn’t have to be complicated; an alarm system or CCTV can make a real difference. There are many options available, with some alarm systems contacting the police automatically and CCTV that can be remotely accessed from anywhere. Locksmiths also recommend ensuring you are using British Standard locks – if not, you should consider contacting KC Brighton Locksmiths for an upgrade. This can even save you money on the cost of insurance! Finally, if you keep cash or high value merchandise in your office, you should consider an AIS (Association of Insurance Surveyors) approved safe to keep items safely locked away.

    Deciding how frequently to change locks on a commercial property or office will depend on a few aspects, for example the type of lock you have or how frequently your staff changes. Standard locks with a key can be easily duplicated and so should be changed more often than stamped keys. Brighton locksmiths can install a variety of different locks with varying security levels, for example digital door locks that require a security code. These codes can be easily changed so these locks are considered to be very convenient for offices. The higher the value of items kept on the premises, the higher level of security you should consider, which should be reviewed more frequently.

    Locksmiths in Brighton usually would not recommend changing your locks unless there is a problem with your existing locks or you have concerns about the security level of your home. If you are interested in an upgrade or repair, just give your local Brighton locksmiths a call.

    Unfortunately, you may have concerns that someone may have unauthorised access to your home for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’ve had your keys stolen or lost a spare set. If you are ever concerned, it is a good idea to call a locksmith and ensure that your property is secured by a professional.

    Commercial properties are usually subjected to heavy wear and tear due to every day use and so usually require grade 1 locks – the strongest available. In Brighton, commercial locksmiths will also be able to install and repair a variety of security systems specifically designed for commercial use; panic bars, master key systems, safes and filing cabinets. Locksmiths will usually recommend a grade 2 lock for homes with slightly heavier daily traffic and light commercial use, with grade 3 used for most residences.

    Although professional locksmiths will usually be able to work with both residential and commercial locks, Brighton locksmiths will generally specialise in one or other type of lock. While commercial locksmiths will handle all aspects of keeping your business secure, residential locksmiths will focus on helping you feel safe in your home. Commercial and residential properties require different grades of lock, which your locksmith will be able to advise you on.

    Locksmith Services in Brighton, East Sussex

    KC Brighton Locksmith is proud to offer locksmith services 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.

    Last but not least KC Brighton Locksmith’s locksmith services 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 University of Brighton are known through out the United Kingdom. Queen’s Park, Brighton and Preston Park, Brighton are enjoyed by residents and known through out 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.

  • Just moved to Rottingdean, my old locksmith recommended KC. I had a broken Patio door lock and couldn’t leave it that way, so I called KC Locksmiths & Sons. A locksmith arrived almost immediately and had it fixed.
    Brian Wandsworth
    - Brighton resident
  • 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
  • I called K C Locksmiths & Son after a friend gave me their number and they advised me to upgrade to a wireless system. They were very quick and professional.
    Peter McMillian
    - Brighton resident

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