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5 Questions You Might Want to Ask Before Choosing The Right Door: A Locksmith’s Guide

Choosing a new door can be difficult – there are so many different types to choose from so how do you know which one is right for you? As professional expert locksmiths in Brighton there are some doors that we would recommend more than others from a safety perspective, and will be happy to offer […]

7 Important Security Tips for Student Accommodation

The city of Brighton and Hove is home to two universities and thousands of students who are setting up a new ‘home away from home’ for the first time. Moving away from home can be stressful, but ensuring the security of yourself and your personal possessions shouldn’t be. Both new and returning students should take […]

4 Top Tips from an Expert Locksmith on How to Secure Your Windows

When considering the security of your home, it can be easy to focus on obtaining the most hi-tech innovations in security cameras, door locks and alarm systems. However, there may be a much bigger security concern that has been overlooked: your windows! Ensuring windows are properly secured can make a huge difference to the safety […]

4 times when you should you call a locksmith to replace a door lock

Owning a home comes with a multitude of responsibilities and a seemingly endless ‘to-do’ list when it comes to regular maintenance. Knowing when and how to properly assess your home security should be somewhere on that list, but may be a daunting task. In certain situations, however, having a new door lock fitted by an […]

5 Ways To Secure Your New Home Over The Holiday Season

While KC Locksmiths Brighton have advised new home owners and tenants to change their locks upon moving home, the numbers of third party keys from previous tenants or owners remains staggering. Estimates of around 37,000 keys per year will have a spare set with their whereabouts unknown. While it is a recommended best practice to […]

Thick as Thieves

Make your Home a ‘NOT-SPOT’ for Potential Burglars Forget booby-traps and ‘Home Alone’ style, burglary defences; here is a comprehensive, concise list of tips to make sure you house looks more like a hindrance than a haven to any hiding hooligans. K C Locksmiths practise the highest level of expertise and solid workmanship skills to […]

Stop your Home Being a Target for Burglary

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Make Sure your Doors, Windows and Locks are Up to Scratch Before installing any alarm or timer systems, it is important to recognise the importance of strong, robust doors, windows and locks, before looking at our higher tech, border CCTV, lighting and alarm systems. The broad range of services we offer at K […]

Locksmiths Can Do More Than Just Get You Into Your House

A quality Brighton locksmith can do more than just help you get into your house, or get in to your car. They will be able to provide you with multiple diverse services that are all geared around your safety and security. In this article will take a look at the role of the locksmith as […]

Do Locksmiths re-programme car keys?

The answer is yes and no. Over the years the role of the locksmith has expanded greatly. Some of the traditional activities of locksmith, such as cutting keys, are now the main possession of big national brands and retail outlets. Locksmiths in Brighton are increasingly being called out to help with automobiles with remote locking […]

Understanding the Different Types of Locks

We’ve all been there. We are getting a home insurance quote on a new home and we are asked about what type of lock our front door, back door and patio doors have, and we haven’t really got a clue. The insurance agent starts to describe the operation of the door so that you can […]

Tips to Keep Your Property and Yourself Safe

Feeling safe is one of the most basic human desires. That is why we spend so much money in the UK on devices and hardware to provide us with peace of mind. However, to be safe in your home isn’t only about getting the right locks fitted and buying a burglar alarm. In this article […]

The Evolving Role of a Modern Locksmith

If you asked the average person on the street then they would say that the locksmith profession is a traditional one, with knowledge passed down from father to son. If you really stop to think about it though, the work of the locksmith has changed entirely over the last decade or two. More doors are […]

Why You Should Change the Locks on a New Home

Many people move into a home and don’t even consider changing their locks. They assume that the property is secure without thinking about the potential risk they are taking on. In this article we will explain exactly why you should change the locks on your new home, and why you should choose a trusted lock […]

Using a Reliable Locksmith

Imagine it: you’re walking home after a lengthy day at the office, only to find your lock refuses to work and you’re stuck outside the house. What are the options? Sleeping at a neighbour’s or calling in a locksmith to get the problem solved as soon as possible. The above scenario is a dicey one. […]

Restoring Old Locks

Wondering if it’s possible to restore your tired locks?  As leading locksmiths in Brighton, we can confirm that not only is it possible, but it can be relatively painless when you hire the right person for the job. Many people live in period properties with old doors and the hardware used in the construction of […]

Pros and Cons of Rekeying

One of the first things you can do to secure your home is to ensure your doors are properly locked. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  There are scenarios where the keys to the lock may have been misplaced or the locks themselves begin to lose their functionality.  In any of those situations, property […]

How to Identify a Quality Locksmith Business

When it’s time to call a locksmith in Brighton, it can be very difficult to know where to look. You want to find a reliable, professional, trustworthy company to work with. However, how do you identify a successful business, with an excellent track record of delivering exceptional service to customers in Sussex? In this article […]

How to find a good locksmith

Whenever you aren’t around, your home is usually locked up, with your valuables safe and secure.  But what happens when your locks malfunction, when you can’t get in or out of your house or you need to duplicate the keys for another member of your family? At this point, you need the services of a […]

How a Good Locksmith Can Help You Avoid Lock Snapping

Lock snapping is the leading method through which burglars gain access to homes. Also known as cylinder snapping, it is a way to force seemingly secure doors open in seconds, even when you have multiple locking points with hooks and deadbolts. As implied by the name, a criminal can snap a Euro lock in half […]

Explaining Lock Security Standards

When it comes to locks, there are several standards of security. It is important that you have the right locks in place, in accordance with standards set by regulatory bodies. Apart from making your home more secure, having locks that that meet these standards can also help you with home insurance costs.  This article takes […]

A handy check list in case you get locked out

Regardless of how careful you are, it’s likely that one day you’ll find yourself in that most frustrating of circumstances: locked out of your own home. Usually the first course of action is to phone in a locksmith, but there are certain things you should do before picking up the phone. This article delivers a […]

8 common sense keys to a safer home from a locksmith

If you feel secure in your home then it’ll be that much easier to achieve some peace of mind when your head hits the pillow at night, or if you’re planning on a lengthy holiday. Unfortunately, too many homes are not well secured. So, who better to listen to when seeking advice on securing a […]

Moving House: Security Tips

“Two of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life is moving to a new home and selling a previous home.” says Property Cash Buyers expert, Rob Sharron. Many weeks are spent preparing for the move, which can be really demanding and highly stressful. The one thing which most people forget is to change the locks on […]

Our new Brighton locksmith site is launched!

We’d like to thank the team at Sussex SEO for putting our new website together. Expect regular blogs and updates from K C Locksmiths & Son – Brighton and Hove’s number one locksmith!