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Can You Copy a Restricted Key?

Can You Copy a Restricted Key?

Have you noticed that a key you own is a restricted key? This means it may have “do not copy” or “do not duplicate” stamped or engraved on it. In some cases, this is simply an attempt to stop people from copying keys and ending up with extras out in the world. If the...

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Winter Security Checks for your Business

Winter Security Checks for your Business

Now that our evenings and mornings are considerably darker, the rate of burglaries will sadly increase. Burglary is particularly prevalent over the festive period, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep your business and employees safe. Here’s our...

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The Benefits of Access Control Systems for your Business

The Benefits of Access Control Systems for your Business

Security is paramount for any business, it’s vital you ensure the safety and security of both your assets and your employees. Investing in effective security systems is wise for any size business, whether you have 10 or 1,000 employees. Access control systems can help...

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What Locksmith Services Are Available?

What Locksmith Services Are Available?

Have you ever wondered what services locksmiths offer? While the name may seem self-explanatory, they actually do a lot more than just open locks that are missing keys. If you have any sort of issue with your doors, vehicular or in a home, you will need to contact a...

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Benefits and Virtues of Using an MLA Approved Locksmith

Benefits and Virtues of Using an MLA Approved Locksmith

If you need to hire a locksmith you may be wondering how to choose one that you can trust. The best option is always going to be to choose an MLA approved locksmith. Why is this the case? And what exactly is an MLA approved locksmith? Let’s look more closely at what...

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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, we'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 question....

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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 we've spent much time with the manufacturer and have been...

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Assisting the Police

Here at William Channon, we'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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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.

Contact Us

Using our expertise we can advise on the best, most effective ways to keep you and your property secure.

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What Our Customers Say

"I’d like to send a customer satisfaction testimonial for Michael Pearson from William Channon, who has recently completed some works at the Halls of Residence I work at. I can’t praise him enough. It was a very tight deadline which I required the works to be completed and there was a lot to do, especially on his own, but he got everything done without any issues. The communication was great, and he always kept me informed in regards of how many keys he could provide me with immediately, and how many were left to follow on. Nothing was too much trouble and all done with a smile on his face. Good customer service is rare these days, so when someone goes above and beyond."

Natasha Bradshaw - Accommodation Advisor, University College London

"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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