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Life and Work of a Locksmith: Unlocking the Secrets


Have you ever been locked out of your house or car and needed help getting back in? That’s where locksmiths come in. Locksmiths are skilled professionals who work in the security industry, helping individuals and businesses to secure their property and belongings. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the life and work […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Lock Manufacturers in the UK

Lock Manufacturers

The security of our homes and businesses is paramount, and the lock industry plays a crucial role in ensuring that we can live and work with peace of mind. The UK is home to numerous lock manufacturers, each offering its unique products and solutions. In this blog post, we will explore the most popular lock […]

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 Ollie’s Lock & Safe is proud to announce a new partnership with, 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 […]

How to Change the Mechanism on Your Upvc Door

How to Change the Mechanism on Your Upvc Door

If you have an Upvc door, you may find that the mechanism eventually needs to be changed. This is not a difficult task, but it is one that you will need to be careful with in order to avoid damaging your door. In this blog post, we will show you how to change the mechanism […]

The Gu old style 45mm lock geabox is no longer available

lock geabox

The Gu old style 45mm lock geabox is no longer available The Gu old style 45mm lock geabox was a popular product among locksmiths and security professionals. However, the company has discontinued the product and is no longer offering it for sale. This blog post will provide an overview of the reasons why the Gu […]