Finding a Commercial Locksmith

Commercial Locksmith Essex

If you’re a business owner in the Essex area and having trouble finding a commercial locksmith, Keyhole Kate’s are here to help. We have some advice to help ensure that your locksmith is the right one for you and your needs. With a lot of businesses having hardly any, or no time at all to […]

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Top 10 Tips To Find a Locksmith

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It can be agreed upon that one of the most frustrating first world problems is getting locked out of your own house if you’ve misplaced your keys or forgotten them somewhere like at work or home. Another major problem is getting your new home’s locks made. A third one can be changing the locks in […]

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Tips For Outdoor Security

Tips For Outdoor Security

Advice on Securing Your Home From the Outside Keyhole Kate’s are huge supporters of home security, as it’s one of our main services. So in this month’s blog post we have dedicated it to providing tips for outdoor security. We hope that our advice is informative and provides you with a few ideas on how […]

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Why You Should Change the Locks in a New Property

Home For Sale

Have you recently moved into a new property? First things first, changing your locks is key, literally! Not only will it ensure that you’re the only person with access to your home, it is great piece of mind too. With moving home bound to bring a lot of stress and worry, Keyhole Kate’s have tried […]

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Security Must Haves

CCTV

Your home security is just as important to us as it is to you. In this month’s blog post we are going to be focusing on some must haves for your security as we feel as though many properties both home and business are lacking quality security systems. To help with improving your safety, we […]

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Are Spare Keys Really Necessary?

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In short, yes and in full YES! Spare keys are vital ingredient to have for any hassle-free home. Whether you leave alone or with your family, having a spare set of keys are necessary for multiple reasons. Within this post we will illustrate several factors of having spare keys and why we believe them to […]

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CCTV – The Benefits for your Business

cctv installation

When it comes to security, especially for your business, you can never be too careful, criminals today are becoming more intelligent and along with the ever changing world of technology, it’s becoming easier and easier for them to commit crimes against businesses. CCTV offers the benefit of a watchful eye over your business, whether you’re […]

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Locked Out? We Can Help!

24 Hour Service

If you’re locked out and need to gain access to your home, Keyhole Kate’s are here to help! Our locksmiths work on a 24 hour basis, so if you need us in a hurry, day or night we’ll be there for you. Whether it be on Christmas eve, Christmas day or New Years Day, we’re […]

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Protecting Your Home Over Christmas

Protecting Your Home with Keyhole Kate's

It goes without saying that over the Christmas period your home security becomes ever more important. Not only does protecting your home become a priority but your gifts both to and from your friends and family. So, to make sure that your home is safe and extra secure over Christmas Keyhole Kate’s have outlined 7 […]

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How Important Is Home Security?

CCTV

Home Security is a very important factor in people’s lives, whether you’re a family, couple or individual; keeping your home safe and secure when you’re in it or out and about is an essential part of life. While most people usually lock windows and doors when they’re out and about to try and keep it […]

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Locksmith Glossary Terms

Locksmith

Keyhole Kate’s understand that with each industry there are certain terms or words that may get passed around where you don’t completely understand the meaning. With that being said, we have created a small glossary to help explain these terms, giving you a better insight of what our team of reliable and reputable locksmiths will […]

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Online Store Coming Soon

Online Store Coming Soon

Keyhole Kate’s are proud to announce new plans are in place for adding an online store to our website. This is a massive step in the right direction for us as it means we will be able to continue selling our range of fantastic products even when our store closes on an evening. So if […]

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Locksmith Tips

MLA Locksmiths

Keyhole Kate’s believe locksmiths to be extremely helpful and beneficial in a number of ways. Whether you need us in an emergency or at a time that suits you, our team will always be on hand to provide an effective, professional and friendly service. Come and discover more on our locksmith services and the tips […]

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What is a UPVC Locksmith?

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A UPVC locksmith is basically the locksmith which is recruited to repair, fix or replace a certain type of lock or door. In this case it is a UPVC door. This is a common type of door in Dagenham and Keyhole Kate’s have worked with hundreds of UPVC doors over the years. So in clearer […]

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10 Top Tips for Home Security

Home Security

Knowing the tips on how to secure your home not only improve your home security, but helps to make you feel a lot more safe too. Keyhole Kate’s have put together some simple and easy-to-do tips to help you feel more at home and safe both alone and with company in your home. Although we […]

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Reasons to Choose Keyhole Kate’s

Keyhole Kate's

With years of skills and experience as reliable and reputable locksmiths, Keyhole Kate’s have developed an outstanding customer base and reputation in Dagenham and Romford. No matter your needs or location, our team will always be with you as fast as possible, ensuring your crisis is dealt with fast and sufficiently. But not only that, […]

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How Can A Locksmith Help Me?

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A locksmith can help you in a number of ways, they can unlock your door for you, cut keys, change locks and some locksmiths can even come out to your aid 24 hours a day, regardless of the time. Here at Keyhole Kate’s, we offer a wide array of locksmith services to whoever needs them, […]

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5 Common Reasons Locksmiths are Called Out

Change Your Keys

There are plenty of reasons why locksmiths are called out by people in need, but some reasons are more common than others. Having been in the locksmith game as long as we have, we have came across some reasons more than others. In this blog, we are going to outline what those reasons are and […]

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Reasons To Invest In Security Systems

Access Control

How Can Security Systems Benefit You? Security Systems can benefit homeowners and business owners in many ways. The main benefit of having a security system is to deter potential intruders from entering your premises. Intruders are most likely to enter through a window rather than a door, so by having a security system installed that […]

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Tips On Lock Security

Now, you might not think that there is a lot you actually need to know about locks. However, there are numerous things that you should consider, ranging from what locks to install to what you should do with the locks of a new home. Give this blog a read so you are wiser on some […]

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Beat the Burglar, Would You Burgle Your Home?

Keyhole Kate’s have put together some helpful tips to help you beat the burglar from coming into your home. We have tips and advice to help deter burglars from coming into your home or choosing your home to be the one they burgle. There are many ways to beat the burglar, and Keyhole Kate’s are […]

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Security For Your Business

Every customer that comes into your business is a potential problem, threat or risk to your health and security. This is most likely not always the case, but to ensure you and your business has complete security set in place, it is best to have all methods of precautions covered. It is definitely worth having […]

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Secure Your Home In The Summer Months

Keyhole Kate’s have some helpful advice and information to ensure that your home is safe during these warm summer months. We have some tips and advice which can help prevent any potential security home risks from occurring. To make sure your home’s security safe this summer, be sure to have a read of Keyhole Kate’s […]

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Moving House

Moving into a new home soon? Here’s some advice on ensuring it’s secure… The British Crime Survey indicates that people who have lived in their new home for less than a year, are twice as likely to be burgled. The reasons for this can be varied, however by being one step ahead with your security […]

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Going on Holiday this Summer?

Make sure you follow this simple advice in order to protect your home while you are away. You don’t want to spoil a fabulous holiday by forgetting to secure your home and making sure its safe. Please just take a few minutes to read our list of tips as a guidance to help protect your […]

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Key Lock Questions

Most people do not think about the locks that they have on the doors and windows of their home until an emergency situation arises. However, there are several key questions that we at Keyhole Kate’s get asked about locks, and by finding out the answers to these questions now, you can save yourself a lot […]

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Vigilance Is Key

There has been a marked increase in the reports of break ins, where the house appears to have been targeted because of marks left on the house which indicate that it is an easy property to access, or that there is someone vulnerable living in the property. There may be a number of ways that […]

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Stay Safe Over Easter – Protect Your Home

The Easter Holidays are a great time to go on holiday, but over the years we’ve seen first hand the implications that present themselves when families go away, forgetting to protect their homes in the right way. In the UK last year, police urged everyone to stay safe over the Easter period by being more security […]

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The Benefits of CCTV Installation

There are a number of benefits to using CCTV on your business premises, and some of these benefits may not be things that you would initially think of. Many of these benefits can be found as soon as the CCTV system is installed. The most common benefits that people find after installation are discussed below. […]

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Do I Need An Emergency Locksmith?

Many people only think of calling on the services of an emergency locksmith when they find themselves in an emergency situation. They may have locked themselves out of their house for example, or their key may have broken in the lock. However, it is recommended that a locksmith should be called when it first becomes […]

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Dead Lock Security

Many people assume that if they have a yale lock at the top of the door, that once they have shut their front door their property is secure. However, this is a misconception and could leave your property at risk of being burgled. These types of locks are very easy to open using a credit […]

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Types Of Locks to Consider

If you are looking for a new lock for your doors at home or at work, then you may have to consider getting a lock that will provide you with some extra security. There are many different types of locks available, that can suit any budget. These locks vary in the amount of security that they […]

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I’m locked out my car, what do I do?

Locking yourself out of your vehicle is one of the most annoying things that can happen during your daily routine. Not being able to access your vehicle in the morning before work can cause you to pull the hairs out your head and put unwanted stress on yourself unnecessarily. Being locked out could because of […]

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Home Security Tips for the Winter

Dark and cold nights generally increase criminal activities during winter months. Across the United Kingdom, the number of break-ins increases when it becomes dark outside. In the month of November, burglary occurs every two minutes. The key to preventing your home from being burgled during the winter period is making your home unappealing to intruders. […]

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Moving into a new house? – Change your locks!

Keyhole Kate’s understand how busy you are when you are moving home. You need to change your address for so many things; your bank; your driving license; your SKY account; the list could go on and on. You also need to make sure the house you are leaving is in mint condition, as well and […]

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uPVC Lock Repair Problems

uPVC Lock Repair Problems For locksmiths who are experienced it’s easy to repair uPVC door locks. It’s usually a case of swapping a centre case or fitting a replacement mechanism. However, on occasions, there are sometimes small things which can make the job a little trickier to complete, although you could argue that this challenge […]

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Some Helpful Advice For When You Are Locked Out Your Home

Being locked out can be very stressful and not a thing that people want to go through. However, here are some tips that you can use, regardless of whether you are locked out of your house, business or car. 1. The first thing to do is to stay calm and not to get stressed. It’s […]

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Tools, Sheds and Thieves

Have you ever noticed someone looking especially suspicious around your garden or backyard? Perhaps, you’ve seen someone lingering with intent before catching your eye and walking away. Beware of the garden shed thieves! Most burglars are intelligent and tend not to carry bags of housebreaking tools around with them. They know that if they are […]

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KEYHOLE KATE’S 12 HOME SECURITY TIPS

Keyhole Kate’s will always try and offer advice and support when we can to ensure the safety of you and your home. Are you worried that your house might be a sitting duck for potential burglars? Or do you live in an area where crime is at an increase? Follow these tips and you should […]

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The potential to earn as a locksmith

When it comes to considering your career, no matter what age you are, the biggest incentive is the salary you will be earning once you have completed the necessary training. With the choice of many well paid jobs out there, all of which come with years of training, There are many training facilities for locksmiths […]

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Why are some Locksmiths so expensive?

I’m sure a lot of people question as to why locksmiths feel the need to charge such a large amount for the services they provide, but it really does depend on the company you are calling. Here at Keyhole Kate’s we make sure that we keep our locksmith prices as reasonable as possible to ensure […]

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Locksmith Training and Advice

There has been plenty of speculation about locksmith qualifications and which training company is the best choice for you and the truth is that until recently there wasn’t actually a recognised locksmith qualification. The only one that exists at the moment is a level 2 qualification which is actually part of a newly launched apprenticeship […]

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The importance of having an MLA registered locksmith

Keyhole Kate’s are proud members of the Master Locksmith Association, but you may be wondering exactly what that means. The Master Locksmith Organisation was established to set and promote the standard code of conduct that should be met by locksmiths.  The Master Locksmith Association will vet and regularly inspect the work done by locksmith companies […]

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Be Aware of Scammers

In the locksmith industry we are unfortunately beginning to see an increase in the amount of fake locksmiths that are being set up that are using very similar or even the same names as long standing and trusted locksmith companies in that area. This method is extremely popular when the use of a location is […]

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Emergency Locksmith Service

Here at Keyhole Kate’s we are the leading emergency locksmith throughout Dagenham and Romford and we have worked hard to build up our fantastic reputation which we also work hard to maintain. For that very reason we make sure that we provide a 5 star service on every single call out we receive as we […]

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How can we help protect your property

With the crime stats in Essex only being released recently we have noticed that in November 2013 alone there was 1,218 burglaries in Essex which we feel, with the correct precautions, could have been avoided. Here at Keyhole Kate’s we are security experts and can provide expert advice, quotes and installation for security and alarm […]

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Happy New Year from Keyhole Kates

Firstly we would like to start off by wishing our customers a very Happy New Year and all the very best wishes for a prosperous 2014. Here at Keyhole Kates we like to be sure that all of our customers are safe in the knowledge that we will always do our very best to ensure […]

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Welcome to our Blog

Hello and welcome to the Keyhole Kates blog. In our blog we will be regularly updating all of our latest news so that you can keep up to date with whats going on here at Keyhole Kate’s, in our shop or as call outs. Keep checking back here so that you can we can keep […]

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Call an Emergency Locksmith if you have been locked out

In 2009-2012, the London Fire Brigade reported that they had been called out to over 20 incidents a day which should really have been the job of a locksmith. Examples of the incidents include, people trapped in cemeteries and people trapped in toilets, which have cost the taxpayer the vast sum of 5 million pounds. […]

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