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Locksmiths Who Changed History

11 Dec
December 11, 2012

We are perfectly aware that no matter how strong a door’s structure is one of the most important security aspects is the locking mechanism. And it is this awareness that made us develop a sophisticated system with a special security cylinder, a special lock, a unique key registered system, the possibility to turn the key in the lock 3 times (thus managing to take our bolts inside the frame deeper than any other model) and the 18 hard-steel bolts around the edges of the steel doors which simultaneously engage into the solid steel door frame.

But these things didn’t happen overnight. The locking systems have been evolving for a couple of hundred years and we decided it’s important to look back and remember the great men who worked hard for our security today.

The pioneer of modern locking systems is considered by most to be one of our own Englishmen – Robert Barron. In 1778 he invented the double tumbler lock. His impressive skills that originated both in his mind and hands helped him achieve this major breakthrough – the first big step after the classic pin lock.

Only 6 years later, in 1784, Joseph Bramah, also an Englishman, invented the Bramah lock, which remained un-pickable for 67 years. In 1851, Alfred Charles Hobbs spent about 50 hours to break the Bramah lock and he succeeded. But as for every aspect of evolution, vulnerability meant an opportunity for progress.

So in 1848, Linus Yale Senior invented a pin-tumbler lock, and his son, Linus Yale Junior, kept improving the system, creating the basis of what we know today as pin-tumbler locks by using a small, flat key with serrated edges. This happened in 1861 and by 1862 he also invented the modern combination lock.

In 1857 James Sargent invented the first customizable lock, specifically the first key-changeable combination lock (well, at least the first successful one). And he kept perfecting his system and even managed to create a time lock mechanism in 1873.

In 1916 Samuel Segal invented the first locks that were crowbar-resistant, so he too played an important role in this story.

As time went by, systems became more and more complex, according to the new threats. And basically that’s how history goes – innovation, problem, solution. That’s the circle of evolution and in modern times this circle is closing and opening again faster and faster. The future is probably in bio metric security solutions, but we’re not quite there yet. And while great minds still work on perfecting that, right now we’re proud to be offering one of the most effective home security systems on the market today.

Burglary,Fanshaw Street, London,N1 26/05/2011 10 apartment doors forced open

29 May
May 29, 2011

Hello my readers, Yes your eyes are not deceiving you, a Private block of flats in Islington 14 flats in total in the building.

During sometime between nine and 4, 10 of the apartments had their doors forced open. Although most apartments had quality locks fitted. They were made redundant due to the poor quality of their wooden door, this seems like a very worrying trend, where burglars are targeting properties but not satisfied perhaps with one flat actually breaking into a group of them on the same day in the same building, so again if you’re reading my blog. There is a solution please visit www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk where you will find our Titan range of security doors specially designed to keep these people out of your home.

Take care out there,


You may want to go to this link  http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-an-Intruder-in-Your-Home

Door forced open by burglars on the 31-04-2011

01 May
May 1, 2011

Actual burglary image 31-04-11

Yet another devastating arrival home, I know I keep on and on about wooden doors and door frames being in most cases impossible to keep these burglars out. This is a clear example once again. My only advice is to visit www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk and get a proper job done to keep this sort of thing from happening to you. These people have no respect whatsoever for burglar alarms high security British standard  deadlocks. They know they have a very easy situation when they come to most wooden doors and door frames. Please see this link http://www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk/gallery.html

And remember just don’t think about this moment in time where you will probably be going to work,  locking your British standard deadlock and rim lock which in most cases if a burglar strikes gives no  protection whatsoever. Think long-term think about when you are going on holiday, your leaving for two weeks for Christmas. I’m sure it crosses your mind will everything be ok when I come back. Unfortunately throughout the years, millions upon millions of people come back and find their door in the hallway and they have become a victim of a burglary. Call us and we will supply and fit a Titan steel door.  it will certainly eliminate any fears you have.

You may be interested in visiting this link  http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Also I found this link very interesting to http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/22/crime-burglary-offenders-prison.

Take care out there,


Warning burglaries continue at a high level in London. Will the government cut backs increase burglaries?

07 Apr
April 7, 2011

Hello everybody,

More and more families are coming home after a day at work to find their front door broken down after a burglary . I think it’s now time for anybody reading this blog, that action should be taken. I don’t mean adding a few locks,  your door and door frame  will not with stand a false entry and also perhaps realising locking your door before you leave for work or to go on holiday will not keep these people out.

We have now fitted thousands of Titan steel doors in the London area they have been attacked, but could not be open they have been damaged during the attacks but the insurance companies normally replace the door on a like-for-like basis. If it has been damaged due to an attempted burglary.

So once again I would advise very strongly that you go to our website www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk have a good look at the information there and come to a sensible decision steelsecuritydoors.co.uk which, without a doubt is to let us remove your wooden door and wooden door frame and replace it with a Titan steel security door and frame it will give you a tremendous amount of security and the next time you have to go away for a couple of weeks on holiday you will have when you are locking the Titan door  confidence that should anybody attack it the door will do its job and keep them out.

Take care out there,



Burgulary update Sunday 12-12-2010

12 Dec
December 12, 2010

Unfortunately another burglary today, Godstone Road TW1.
Again another door smashed in, if you’re reading this you should seriously Consider replacing your door and doorframe with our superior security door. For more information please go to www.SteelSecuritydoors.co.uk

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