British Standard Locks

British Standard LocksWe are proud stockists of the Brisant Range of euro profile cylinders and PAS24 handle sets.

Locks designed by locksmiths for locksmiths and only available to registered locksmiths.  This range of locks we have been using over the last 6 months and we think they are the best all round lock at a great price !!

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Now On Twitter

Twitter-Logo1We are now on twitter ! Follow us for and extra 10% off any work we do for you @2ndcitylocks

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Deadlock Fitting

dead lock fittingI fitted a deadlock for a customer today and found out something interesting from them, their house insurance was due for renewal and they had used a comparison website to obtain a quote.  With only a ‘Yale’ lock fitted on the front door they went through the process again as if they had a ‘Deadlock’ fitted, to find out the quote was £35 cheaper.  So by having a Deadlock fitted to your door not only hugely improves your security but could pay for itself in 2 years through cheaper insurance !

Get one fitted by us today from as little as £70+vat !!!

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New leaflet

anti snap locksLook out for our new leaflet around Knowle, Dorridge, and Solihull, highlighting the weaknesses of some UPVC door locks and how to prevent yourself from being a victim of this ‘method of entry’ crime sweeping the country


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Keep Calm!

keep calm

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An Unusual Job

beforeVery often I’m called to pick open and change locks at a property for estate agents when tenants have vacated or keys have not been given back, but when I arrived at this address the door presented a rather unusual challenge first !!

Armed with only a wood saw and gloves I got stuck in, you can see how long it took me it was light when I started and dark when I’d left after changing all the locks !!



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Utilities right of entry work

locks pickedHad an interesting day today, a number of ‘void’ properties to gain access to on behalf of British Gas for the purpose of removing gas meters for safety.  Quite common to find these properties secured by way of ‘SITEX’  Which consists of steel doors fitted over the entrances to deter vandals and more commonly metal theft. 

No problem!  Without the code available this doors’ lock was picked in seconds and locked after our visit.


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New Website Launch

Well today is the launch of our new website, many thanks to Callum@barclayjames for his help in creating it.  Keep checking back for new additions next week when our newly commissioned photos will be back from the studio and uploaded along with new company logo..


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