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Seymour Locksmiths In Hove

Seymour Locksmiths are your local Hove locksmith. Based nearby in Shoreham-by-Sea, Seymour Locksmiths can offer a fast and top class locksmith services in Hove.

We are independent company who pride ourselves on offering a first class service to our customers at a price that’s very competitive. Scroll down to see the locksmith services we provide or give us a call now on 01273 465336 to find a solution to your lock problem.

Jeff, our fully qualified locksmith now has a wealth of experience having served over 2000 customers since Seymour Locksmiths was founded in 2014. He holds a full CRB certificate, he’s passed an exam based qualification and is a member of the UK Locksmith Association. He carries identification with him at all times. Please feel free to ask for his identification upon his arrival for your peace of mind. If you need a Locksmith in Hove give us a call.

Excellent work, Seymour locksmiths responded promptly and arrived within half an hour to open broken door lock, extremely efficient, friendly and competent work . Cleared all mess away. Arrived promptly on second visit and kept to quote. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Helen Ledger, Hove | Checkatrade

Are you really a Local Hove Locksmith?

Though Seymour Locksmiths are based in Shoreham-by-Sea, we operate within a 30 mile radius of our base meaning we are only a short distance from Hove and would consider ourselves a Local Hove Locksmith. We aim to be at your property within 30 minutes of your call and often arrive much earlier. Of course, if the job is not urgent we can book in a time that suits you.

All our locksmith calls are rated on Seymour Locksmith’s Checkatrade page, as you can see we currently have a perfect 10/10 for call out times to Hove.

Emergency lockouts are regarded as high priority both day and night.

Our locksmithing dog, Tara, loves Locksmith calls to Hove because she gets to have a runaround at Hove Park afterward!

Locksmith Services we provide:

  • Emergency locksmith service should you be locked out
  • Rapid response of 15 – 60 minutes for emergencies
  • Locksmith door and lock opening service
  • All Lock types supplied and fitted
  • British standard/insurance approved locks
  • uPVC & double glazing lock repair & replacement
  • uPVC & double glazing window handles, hinges and mechanisms replacement specialist
  • Mechanical/digital locks supplied & fitted
  • Supply & fit additional door security
  • Homeowner & landlord lock changes
  • Free estimates over the phone
  • All work fully guaranteed
  • Garage, Shed and Gate security
  • Keyed alike, Master and Suited lock sets to suit your needs
Seymour Locksmiths – professional, courteous, replaced my lock efficiently, and took care to do a great job. I called to get a quote on the Tuesday and the work was done the next day – came round to fix it after I’d finished work. Very happy to recommend.
Miss B Dibben, Hove | Checkatrade

Products We Supply And Fit:

  • Modern deadlocking and non deadlocking night latches.
  • Traditional night latches.
  • Rollerbolt night latches.
  • British Standard Night Latches (insurance approved BS3621)
  • British Standard 5 lever dead and Sashlocks (insurance approved BS3621)
  • Euro Cylinders of all types – Anti-Snap, anti-pick, anti-drill, British Standard and Thumbturn.
  • uPVC and Double Glazing door Mechanisms, Gearboxes, Handles, Cylinders, locks and added security products.
  • Digital and Mechanical locks.
  • Wall mounted Key safes.
  • Garage door handles and cylinders.
  • Additional Garage door security supplied and fitted.
  • Garden Gate and Shed locks and security.
Great service, great chap. Highly recommended, for all your lock needs.
Justin, Hove | Checkatrade

Common Hove Locksmith Problems

  • My door will not lock
  • My key will not turn
  • My door lock is jammed
  • My key is snapped in the lock
  • My Multi Point Locking System is not working
  • I’ve lost my keys

Jeff, our fully qualified locksmith, can solve all the above problems (and more!) with little fuss leaving you secure in your property. As well as solving these lock problems we also supply and fit insurance approved locks, all of which meet British Standards. Having insurance approved locks fitted to your external doors will meet your home insurance requirements. Please feel free to call us for a no obligation assessment of your home security, and see our other locations such as Worthing, Lancing, and Steyning.

Great service, very friendly. Even cleaned up the carpet after.
Miss Abigail, Hove | Checkatrade

An Overview Of Hove

Hove is situated on the south coast of England in the county of East Sussex. Hove is the intimidate neighbour to Brighton which it merged within 1997 to become the borough of Brighton and Hove. Three years later, in the year 2000, Brighton and Hove became the City of Brighton and Hove.

Hove has households dating back to pre-1801, a time in which it had a total residency of 101, an amazing figure given the popularity of the town today. 

Since then the population of Hove has grown to a whopping 91 000 with farmland being developed as the south coast showed itself to be an attractive affluent place to reside.

The term “Hove Actually” is often used in jest by many residents of Hove to distinguish themselves from their Brightonian neighbours. The term was originally coined by famous actor Laurence Olivier who was once a local resident during the first settlement. 

Fortunately, this wasn’t the end of the road for Hove, although it would still go through a series of changes before becoming the booming town we’re familiar with today. 

Dealt with in an efficient way on same day as contact made with provider.
Mr Tony Hobson, Hove | Checkatrade

In 1801, the previous count of 101 residents had grown to 312 by the time George IV was crowned in 1821.

Although the population of Hove grew, its infrastructure didn’t which made it a popular haunt for nefarious activity, namely smuggling.

Even by today’s standards, the volumes of smuggling being undertaken in the 1800s rose to record numbers.

An example of this can be seen with alcohol, one of the most smuggled products in the world, where it wasn’t unusual to see around 3,000 gallons of spirits being smuggled.

Although this was around the UK as well as in other territories, it does paint a picture of how much demand there was, and why smuggling was so prevalent, especially given some of the open territory available at the time.

A pitched battle between revenue man and smugglers meant Parliament had to up its game to gain back control from the smugglers, and a coastguard station was positioned at the end of Hove Street in 1831.

The situating of the coastguard station was due to the belief that much of the smuggling was taking place in nearby Ship Inn.

Following the crowning of George IV in 1821, Hove began to take shape. The Brunswick estate introduced a series of new homes and business including a theatre, a riding school as well as a series of Regency homes.

Following the developments, The Brighton Gas Light Company was formed in 1825. The gasworks was built on a two-acre site which promoted the removal of by-products such as coke, coal tar and ammonia.

During the 1800s, the locksmith trade would be one that would constantly have to keep up with trends. For example, the Great Lock Controversy of 1851 where a series of lock manufacturers such as Chubb was called out for having locks that could easily be breached.

As such, a series of innovations made within the industry that looked to make nefarious characters work harder.

One such innovation was the extending key by Parnell, which was a short key that was supported by an inner mechanism that would see the key expand when put inside the lock.

Although locksmiths looking to keep up with trends in the modern day is relatively straightforward, back in the 1800s, researching how a lock should work could be a job in itself.

Fast-forward to the 1990s and that was a series of renovations made such as the pedestrianisation of George Street. Despite there being fears that the pedestrianisation could kill trade, many of the claims made were unfounded.

Among the companies that operate in Hove are Palmer and Harvey, which provides the UK with snack foods as well as owning the UK Mace stores.

Locksmiths remain just as popular as they did in the early days of Hove, although the processes are much more streamlined.

Regardless of whether you’re locked out or looking for a more secure lock, Seymour Locksmiths can offer a professional and reputable service that won’t break the bank.

“Kings Esplanade, Hove – circa 1935”

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If your enquiry isn’t urgent, you can get in touch using our contact form to request a call back. In the case of an emergency, give us a call on either 01273 465 336 or 07710 408 414 so we can provide quicker assistance.

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