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Automatic door operators

Ever given much thought to automatic doors? Most people use them in one environment or another. But their merits – and the engineering skills required to ensure their successful (and safe) operation – don't tend to be dwelt upon. It seems to us unfortunate that...

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One last word…

It is, as the seasonal song tells us, the most wonderful time of the year. December. The Festive Period. The run up to Christmas. Here at our HQ in London, the team are all looking forward to the celebrations that lie ahead, taking a much-deserved break, enjoying the...

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Christmas is coming…

First things first, and let's be VERY clear on this, there is no such thing as a good time to be burgled. It's an awful experience, no matter the month. That said, there are some times that are less good than others. This, the lead up to Christmas, is one such period....

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Winter months bring their own security risks

Security is something that should NEVER be taken lightly. Domestic properties and commercial and business premises are, to a certain degree, always at risk from the opportunistic. That the risk increases during the darker months on the calendar means that now, more...

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NHSM Week 2: windows and doors

It's Week Two of National Home Security Month and the theme is Securing Doors and Windows . . . This appeals to us a great deal and for rather obvious reasons. Securing doors and windows is what we're all about at William Channon. It's the thing we do best. Something...

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National Home Security Month starting today

Here at William Channon, we operate from two locations in and around London. One of our Ballards Lane branch can be found in North Finchley, whilst the other (at 45 Theobalds Road) is in Holborn. These are two VERY different areas. There tend to be fewer burglaries in...

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National Home Security Month is back!

It's almost time . . . For the clocks to go back. For darker evenings. For criminals to capitalise on increased opportunities. For National Home Security Month 2014. These things all go together. The first three ought to prompt us all to be on our guard. The fourth...

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Social media helps tackle crime

For anyone interested in security, the internet has become an invaluable resource in recent times . . . Never before has it been quite so simple to keep abreast of developments, track trends and ensure that, when it comes to tackling crime, attitudes and efforts are...

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A day at IFSEC

The most important thing to understand about crime is that it's always evolving. So too is security . . . This is something that tends to be underlined at events such as IFSEC “ the industry's largest trade show “ which we were fortunate enough to attend last week....

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Keep those valuables safe – part 2

It stands to reason that intruders don't like CCTV systems . . . Theirs is a pursuit, after all, that requires secrecy, stealth and a knack for operating undetected. Encountering a camera throws a burglar's plans into disarray, often prompting the protagonist to...

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Keep those valuables safe

For anyone whose business is home security, the number one challenge is keeping intruders out . . . In the main, this is about ensuring that locks are effective and up-to-date, that the relevant devices are installed and operational and that basic crime prevention...

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A locksmith’s view of Summer

It's hard to believe that it's May . . . Spring's in full swing and summer isn't far behind. It feels as though 2014 is flying past. Like most people, we're looking forward to the warmer weather that lies ahead. Burglars and thieves are also relishing the sunnier days...

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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’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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