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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,  and he’s passed an exam based qualification. 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.

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

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.

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

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

Commercial Locksmith Local to Hove

Located in East Sussex the town of Hove is a thriving seaside resort that forms part of the city of Brighton and Hove. The Hove area is home to a bustling industrial community, situated across the many business parks and industrial estates that can be found not only in Hove but also along Portland Road and stretching in a westerly direction towards Portslade. The area is home to some truly stunning buildings that date back to the Victorian Era, including the former perfume building located in Hove itself, and the business centre on Fonthill Road which can be admired from the platform train station at Hove. 

Old can be beautiful, but is it safe?

While there is no denying how beautiful these old buildings are to look at, the locks on these older buildings are simply not up to the rigours of the times that we are living in. Modern security and innovations in internal locking mechanisms have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Many of the older more traditional Chubb and Yale locks, while still being giants in the industry, have been replaced by the improvements and updates that have been carried out to their designs in order to comply with more recent insurance companies’ requirements. The newer locks conform to insurance standards such as the British Standard 3621, and are a requirement set out in many commercial property insurance agreements. If your locks are not of the correct standard, you may find it difficult to get appropriate insurance, or you may invalidate your existing policy if you need to make a claim. These are issues that any modern, thriving business will want to avoid.

Protecting your assets

It isn’t just these older buildings that might find themselves open to the opportunist thief. Commercial units such as those found on the business parks and industrial estates of Hove are situated away from built-up areas of the town centre. They often represent a reduced risk for thieves because of this. With insurance companies putting additional requirements on business premises that are used for commercial enterprises this means having extra security, and the best locks in Hove available are a necessity that nobody based here can afford to be without. 

Getting Independent Advice From A Locksmith In Hove 

I am Jeff, a sole trading locksmith, and I run Seymour Locksmiths; a local independent company based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. The company was established over 6 years ago, but I have many years of experience gained from working extensively within the industry. This experience includes working with locks and security for a wide range of commercial premises, as well as domestic properties and all types of uPVC doors and windows. 

I can offer you a wide range of locksmith services in Hove that stretch far beyond the simple replacing of your existing locks. I can assess the security of the current locks on your commercial premises before giving you the practical advice that you need to make your premises more secure. This includes highlighting the weakest points of entry at your premises in terms of windows and doors and ensuring that the locks you already have in place meet the required standards. Whatever the findings, I will then be able to advise you on the most appropriate locks for your requirements. 

Making sure you’re covered

Most commercial insurance companies require that the locks you have fitted on your external doors and windows are of a good standard and I can help you to achieve this. All of the locks that we can supply you with will be insurance approved to comply with commercial property insurance requirements, giving both you and your insurance company the peace of mind that you need to know your premises are protected. We can also supply you with either locks that are keyed alike – that means having one key that will open multiple – or master suite locks. Having a master suite lock gives you greater control over who can gain access to which room, we will provide you with several sets of keys that access the same locks, this will mean you can give some staff access to some rooms, but not all.

Additional Safety Checks

Another equally important service that we offer in addition to checking the security of your locks and replacing them where necessary is the servicing of fire door escape bars which we can repair should there be any faults. This is one area of security that we find tends to get overlooked until the fire inspector makes their visit for inspection purposes. Making sure that these work correctly and that your premises meet all the appropriate fire regulations is essential, so getting them checked should not be overlooked.

Quality locksmith services you can trust

As a company, our ethos is very much customer orientated. No matter how big or how small, the job that we undertake, we always aim to provide a service that is professional, friendly and with the quality of work that our customers have a right to expect. We are proud of the reputation that we have built up over the years within the local community and want to continue to offer an honest and reliable locksmith service in Hove that commercial or residential property owners can trust. Whether you are looking to upgrade the security and locks for your existing commercial premises, a new commercial property or would simply like to ensure that the measures you already have in place are up to the necessary standards both for your peace of mind and that of your insurance company, you can be assured of the very best advice when you contact us. 

We understand that when it comes to building security in Hove, it is important to get things right as quickly as possible which is why we always carry a wide range of different locks with us so that we can complete any commercial or domestic job that we undertake as quickly and efficiently as possible; allowing you to be able to secure your premises effectively. 

If you are looking for a free no-obligation quotation for commercial property locks in Hove or the surrounding area, then please get in touch to discuss your requirements and book an appointment to see how we could go the extra mile to help secure your windows and doors.

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”

Get in Touch

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.