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Best Smart Locks to Buy 2024

The best choice of smart locks in 2024 using a mobile phone app

Top Smart Locks of 2024 As we step further into the future, the way we secure our homes continues to evolve. Gone are the days when traditional locks and keys were the only means of safeguarding our spaces. The year 2024 has seen an explosion of innovative smart locks that offer not just security, but […]

Enhancing Your Home Security: Understanding 1-Star and 3-Star Euro Cylinders

1-Star and 3-Star Euro Cylinders

When it comes to securing your home, one of the most crucial components is the locking mechanism you choose for your doors. In Europe, one of the most popular types of lock design is the Euro Cylinder. However, not all Euro Cylinders are created equal. In this post, we’ll delve into the details of 1-star […]

Car Theft in the UK: The Latest Tactics and How to Protect Your Vehicle

How to Protect Your Vehicle

Car Theft in the UK: The Latest Tactics and How to Protect Your Vehicle Car theft is a growing problem in the UK, with criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tactics. From using sophisticated technology to bypass security systems, to stealing cars for use in other criminal activities, car thieves are constantly finding new ways […]

Understanding BS3621: A Comprehensive Guide to Insurance-Approved Locks

BS3621

As an insurance expert, I understand the importance of ensuring that your property is protected by high-quality, secure locks. One key standard that many insurers require policyholders to meet is the British Standard BS3621. In this article, we will dive deep into the specifics of BS3621, including the types of locks covered, where they can […]

Training to be a Locksmith in the UK: Your Ultimate Guide

Training to be a Locksmith

Becoming a locksmith in the UK is a rewarding and lucrative career choice. Locksmiths are skilled professionals who specialize in installing, repairing, and maintaining various types of locks and security systems. This blog post will provide an overview of the training process to become a locksmith in the UK, links to the Master Locksmiths Association […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Lock Types: From Sashlocks to Smartlocks.

Lock Types

Locks are essential for securing our homes, businesses, and valuables. With so many different types of locks available in the UK and worldwide, it can be challenging to determine which one best suits your needs. In this blog post, we will explore various lock types, including sashlocks, deadlocks, Euro cylinders, tumbler locks, camlocks, padlocks, and […]

New partnership!

Smart Locks Direct

Ollie’s Lock & Safe Partners with Smartlocksdirect.com Ollie’s Lock & Safe is proud to announce a new partnership with Smartlocksdirect.com, a leading provider of high-tech locks and security systems. This collaboration brings together two of the most trusted names in the industry to provide customers the best in locksmith services and smart security technology. We […]

New house new locks!

New house New locks

Moving Home? Don’t Forget to Change Your Locks! Moving into a new home is an exciting time. You get to decorate, plan for the future, and create a space of your own. However, it’s important to remember that you also need to ensure your home is secure. To do this, one of the first things […]

Locksmithing in 2023

locksmithing

A Look Ahead at the Future of Locksmithing Blog Introduction: Locksmithing has a long and storied history, stretching back to the ancient Egyptians. Since then, locksmiths have been responsible for creating, installing, and maintaining locks of all shapes and sizes. But what does the future of locksmithing look like? Let’s take a look at some […]