How are your lock picking skills?

Firstly, let us make it clear, we’re not endorsing anyone to go out and start picking locks. However, we do think it’s important to know the basics of lock picking in case they’re needed in an emergency. The Basics The most common lock mechanism is that of a pin tumbler. Pin tumblers use a series  … Read more


What does a professional locksmith look like?

A professional locksmith: someone who knows their trade and can do much more than replace and install locks and keys. Much more. With the number of rogue locksmiths on the rise, finding and working with a professional locksmith has never been so important. What can a professional locksmith do: Cut all types of keys, i.e.,  … Read more


Reasons to change your door locks. Now!

Locks inevitably help us to keep our properties and our belongings safe. They make us feel secure in our homes, provide us with confidence that when we’re not at home, or even if we’re in the garden relaxing or playing, our homes are secure. But why should you change your locks, and why change them  … Read more


Newcastle – Foreverland Psychedelic Carnival

Get your dancing shoes (or at least comfy shoes) at the ready as Foreverland Psychedelic Carnival comes to Newcastle. With surreal entertainment and curious moments being created, Foreverland is inviting the residents of Newcastle (who are 18 years and over) to dance at one of their most outlandish themes to date! Held on Saturday 16th  … Read more


There is a Gin and Rum Festival, and it’s coming to Middlesbrough

We couldn’t be more excited at Middlesbrough Locksmiths! With 60 different gins and 60 different rums on tour and making a stop in Middlesbrough, we can’t wait to try some of the more exotic and flavoursome tipples! The event is taking place at Teesside University Student Union (seems apt) on the 22nd and 23rd November.  … Read more


Sunderland Beer and Cider Festival is coming

On the 3rd October running for two consecutive days will be the very popular Beer and Cider festival run by CAMRA. In its 11th year, visitors have the chance to try over 30 real ales, and over ten ciders and perries, at The Point in Sunderland – (we can already feel a bad head coming  … Read more


Leading brand Yale gets worthy seal of approval

As one of the leading lock brands, Yale has recently raised the bar when it comes to the products it has to offer, with several of its products recently being granted Secured by Design status.  Secured by Design is a police security initiative that aims to promote the highest of standards in security when it comes to the design of security products – locks being a  … Read more


Maintaining your UPVC windows and doors

UPVC is installed in many homes and businesses across the Northeast and has vast become the material of choice when it comes to windows and doors.  To avoid problems with UPVC doors and windows however, they need to be maintained.   Nothing lasts forever.  But we can increase the lifespan of UPVC products and keep them  … Read more


Doors and their locks

There are now an awful lot of different doors to opt for when it comes to finding the perfect front and back doors for our homes.  These can range from UPVC and composite doors, sliding doors, patio doors, bi-fold doors and more, and can also come in different colours with some species being made to measure.    Whether you would like to  … Read more


Why Locksmith Services are Still Vital in the Future?

Locksmithing may not quite be the oldest profession in the world, but it’s pretty close. Ever since people started securing items with locks, they’ve run the risk of losing their keys or needed replacements made.   If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your house by accident or needed to change a lock, you’ll agree that a Middlesbrough locksmith is someone handy to  … Read more