Author Archives: Jeff Seymour

About Jeff Seymour

I am a professional locksmith based in West Sussex, UK. I am fully trained and accredited by the UK Locksmith Association as well as independent bodies such as Checkatrade. In 2014 I founded my locksmith company called Seymour Locksmiths. My passion for all things locks and locksmithing continues to this day as I continue to grow Seymour Locksmiths and share my knowledge with the world through my blog.

Yale: The History of the Famous Locksmith

Yale: The History of the Famous Locksmith The name Yale is as synonymous with locks as Hoover is with vacuum cleaners. It’s easy to assume that locks, bolts, vaults and any other form of security are one and the same, … Continue reading

What To Do When Locked Out

Arriving home or to the office to find your locked out can be distressing, especially when you don’t know where you left the keys. Did I leave them at home? Did I lock the door? Has someone picked my keys … Continue reading

Deadlocks Explained By A Professional Locksmith

Deadlocks Jeremiah and Charles Chubb first invented the deadlock as we know it today during the early 19 century. Previously the brother’s main work was ship fitting, the rapid urbanization of Europe brought on a crime increase in home burglaries. … Continue reading

Should I Change My Locks? – Cheap vs Expensive Locks

What’s the difference between a cheap and an expensive locking cylinder? The answer to this question is the same as a low-cost new car compared to a higher cost car. They will both take you from A to B as … Continue reading

Should I Change My MPLS Multipoint Locking System Cylinder?

Should I Change My MPLS Multipoint Locking System Cylinder? MPLS (Multipoint Locking System) fitted to your front door, back door or Patio doors is a great locking system, but where a lot of these systems fail to meet insurance approval … Continue reading

Accepting Bitcoin as a Small Business – 4 Years In

As self-confessed Bitcoin enthusiasts here at Seymour Locksmiths we value the importance of decentralised ledger technologies. They have the power to change a lot of things, from financial transactions to unlocking your front door (yep, Bitcoin-powered smart locks are a … Continue reading

Multipoint Locks / Nightlatch Mode

As a qualified locksmith, I’m often called out to residents who have locked themselves out. However, I’m seeing more and more residents actually not locking the the door correctly. If you have a uPVC door with a Multipoint locking system … Continue reading

Ways to Secure Your New Home

Ways to Secure Your New Home For my latest blog I thought I’d give you the reader some guidelines of jobs to do when moving house and ways to secure your new home. Finally after weeks of making sure everything … Continue reading

The Importance Of Customer Care

As part of my job, I feel its very important to not just get people back in their home when locked out, but to try and make sure that they don’t carry on locking themselves out and find the best … Continue reading

Window and Door Restictor

For my latest blog I thought id keep you up to date with new products on the market. ERA window and Door Restrictor This latest window and door restrictor is a great and very simple to use device and for … Continue reading

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