Welcome to our blog page where you can read the latest articles about our security systems. If we haven’t already written about a particular aspect of Security System that you’re interested in, then please submit your enquiry here and one of our Security System Experts will take a look.

Intumescent – the Why, Where & How!

Fire door safety, and ensuring the latest standards/specifications are being met, has been a major talking point since the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Certain questions crop up time and again, not least around intumescent, an important material for ensuring fire safety,...

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Maximum Security

  For anyone determined to keep their properties and premises safe and secure, w've long advocated an investment in our electronic and electromechanical cylinder systems. Designed to meet all modern needs, their features are myriad and their benefits beyond...

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Electromechanical offers maximum security

Here at William Channon we like to consider ourselves to be both innovative and versatile. It's for this reason, perhaps, that ASSA Abloy's award-winning CLIQ Remote system appeals to us so much. So far in 2017 w've spent much time with the manufacturer and have been...

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Assisting the Police

Here at William Channon, w're proud to be active in our community . . . Our responsibilities to those around us are taken seriously. So, when we were invited to join forces with local police officers and Neighbourhood Watch organisers in an attempt to raise awareness...

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CLIQ for key control

Increased confidence in the economy has led to a number of new start-up businesses opening across the country, and it is crucial at this optimistic time that companies remain focused on physical protection solutions for their premises, assets and employees. Whether...

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Are your cylinders enough to give Houdini a challenge?

Illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini always insisted that it was a Birmingham locksmith who gave him "one of the hardest tests" he ever had. At William Channon, we believe that all cylinders should offer extremely high security and full resistance to any current...

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Vigilance is key

Vigilance. You should never underestimate its importance. In regard to crime prevention and security, this cannot be stressed enough. Be aware. Be prepared. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. You might recall that, last autumn, we mentioned on our blog a method...

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Secure those opportunities

The audacious £200 million jewel heist that took place in Hatton Garden during the Easter Weekend has underlined one thing that, for a long time now, w've been telling our clients and customers. That thing? That criminals are canny, intruders enterprising. That if...

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Take that break…

Planning to take a trip this Easter? It's the perfect time for getting away, recharging the batteries and taking a break from it all. Ther's nothing better than a little spring sunshine. Ther's nothing worse than returning to find that burglars have struck. Intruders...

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Some alarm ing facts!

Do YOU have an intruder alarm? Really, you should. The reason? Burglars don't like them. It stands to reason. You see, alarms make an intruder's ‘job' much more difficult. So much more difficult in fact that, for many, just seeing that a house has got an alarm is...

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Video surveillance and CCTV for homes and small business

Our regular readers might recall that, last summer, we put together a post on our blog about domestic CCTV kits. The gist was that, for such an effective product, usage in UK homes is rare. Despite detailed research suggesting that properties that have an effective...

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Working with crime prevention professionals

No job is too big or too small in our world of crime prevention. This is a familiar phrase and one that, in the building industry, has become a bit of a cliche. That said, in our case it couldn't be more true. From securing one door to making safe several hundred,...

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People we typically help

Security Managers

Keeping your building and colleagues safe is crucial. If you experience a break in, loss of keys or just need advice on an existing system having a locksmith and access control specialist at hand, who are ready to react quickly and efficiently is essential.

Estate or Facilities Managers

Whether you are in charge of a single or multiple sites, security will be one of the main things you are responsible for to keep your buildings running smoothly. We can offer peace of mind that you are fully supported ongoing for anything security related.

Maintenance Managers

Your day to day building maintenance duties will be quite varied but we understand that maintaining safety as well as building access will no doubt be towards the top of that list. We have supported maintenance managers for decades so rest assured we have you covered.


Whether you are locked out of your home, or simply need to feel more safe and secure we can offer advice on the best products available as well as offer full installation.

None of the above sound like you? No problem, whilst these are the people we most commonly help we've
worked on projects for all sorts of professionals so contact us below to talk to us about your requirements.

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What Our Customers Say

"I would like to send a big thank you to Miguel and the locksmith team for getting us out of a massive hole last week. We found out on Tuesday that we had a number of moves taking place which we had not been made aware of and I needed multiple keys by Thursday lunchtime. I am aware that they were short staffed but they fulfilled my order. Can you please extend to the whole team that I am indebted to them and very grateful. As always, excellent service."

J Savage - King's College London

"We had a complicated site in London for which we wanted a Masterkey solution. After discussing the project with a number of companies, Jim Caldwell of William Channon was the only person who seemed to understand exactly what we needed. After a very helpful site visit, all items were provided on time in stages as required and the fitting work was finished off by Oliver in a very professional style. Everything went smoothly and a solution was found for every problem. I would recommend William Channon for those needing a professional locksmith service and I would certainly go back to them again with future projects."

Louise - London SE1

"We approached William Channon earlier this year for advice as we were looking for ways to make the management of our student lockers more efficient. We were delighted that Terry was able to design a bespoke solution and to complete all the work needed to convert the lockers within a very limited timeframe during the summer vacation. The service we received was personal, professional and highly skilled and my team and I are incredibly grateful."

Gaynor Jones - Head of MBBS Management, UCL

"I could not be more pleased with the advice and service I have received from William Channon. From initial telephone contact, through survey, quotation and then installation, I have been impressed with the response and solutions to my awkward locks/keys/security issues. I can recommend it as a thoroughly professional company and one that has been a pleasure and relief to find and deal with."

Neil Thomas - Chairman of Falconbury Ltd

"...thank you very much for your help, we really appreciate it, you made this process so simple for us, it is lovely to experience such wonderful customer service."

Anna - London NW2

"Thank you so very much to you and Terry for giving me a wonderful service on ordering two very large chubb safes. I have never had to organise such a large project on this scale, where safes are concerned, and your company gave me the 100% commitment that I was looking for. I look forward to working with again."

Jane Berko - Jane Berko Designs

"This is firstly, to say how grateful I am to Roberto Giorgio for opening the door today. (Three of us couldn't do it!) Also, to say thank you to him for the skill and workmanship with which he repositioned the locks. Despite the warped door, the keys now glide into the locks and I can open the door with the touch of a finger. And...he swept up afterwards and made sure that I could use the keys easily."

J Birch - London

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We are back to business!

We are happy to announce we are now open for business with a reduced workforce to help us comply with the current government guidelines. This may mean that we take slightly longer to respond to enquiries but we will come back to you as soon as we can.


We are also limiting the number of visitors to the trade counter to 1 person at any time as keeping our customers safe is of the utmost importance.

We would like to thank all of our valued customers for your continued support during these times.
Many thanks!



The William Channon team