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Mental Health Assessments: Working with the Police and the Council

A locksmith does all kinds of exciting work, and his repertoire is not limited to bog-standard slam-shuts. We're regularly called out by London Borough councils who need assistance on what are known as mental health assessments. Social workers at the council sometimes...

Authorising Security Keys

If you're here, you've probably been asked to supply a letter of authorisation for a security key. Security keys tend to be restricted in a number of different ways, and therefore usually require some sort of end-user authorisation to get made. In most cases, a simple...

What Fobs Can We Copy?

Our nationwide fob copying service is fast, efficient and affordable. If you need a fob copied, you’re in the right place! To read more about the service, including how it works and how much it costs, click here. Below you can find a list of all the fobs we know we...

How to Send Keys in the Post

At Metrolocks, we offer a mail-order fob copying service and an online key cutting service. Both of these things occasionally require customers to post us their keys or fobs, but problems occasionally arise... This article is designed as a guide to posting us your...

Smart Locks: What are they and why do I need them?

I once met a locksmith who, when he applied for an apprenticeship in the early 80s, was told, “Don’t bother, mate; everything’s going to be electronic by the mid-90s.” Well, that didn’t really happen, did it? But smart locks – locks that you can control from your...

Why Locksmiths Aren’t Rich

Locksmiths are all thieves who charge unholy amounts purely because they know they can, right? Wrong. Being a locksmith these days isn't easy. Life in the 1990s was much simpler, in pre-internet days: an ad in a local parish newsletter provided many locksmiths with...

Locksmiths on the London Underground

The London Underground is famous for all kinds of reasons. It was the world's first underground railway network; its tunnels extend staggering distances; the distinctive topographical Tube map... Read all about these things in The Guardian here. One thing that is...

Metrolocks Episode IV: A New Hope, A New Website

Way back when, Metrolocks was one of the first locksmith companies to embrace the internet. We had one of the first email addresses, locksmith@axford.com, and one of the first locksmith websites. While the world was still experiencing the inconveniences of dial-up,...

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