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Euro-profile cylinders – review your security

Lock Snapping, it seems, is on the increase in the UK. This is a method that more and more intruders are using to gain access to properties, domestic and commercial, in order to commit burglaries. This isn't a sophisticated technique – as the name suggests, Lock...

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CE marking – all change!

Keeping up to date with all the latest legislative requirements can be a complicated (and time-consuming) business. The products on sale here are subject to strict regulation, and for good reason. That the rules are prone to change doesn't make this something that is...

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Sensible precautions advised!

For anyone seeking to engage a tradesperson, trust is a crucial consideration. For jobs large and small, customers demand it. For anyone in business, reputation is everything. W've worked long and hard to establish our good name. For obvious reasons, this is something...

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The future’s bright!

Keys, as most people understand them, have been around for a long time. The traditional lever lock, for instance, dates back to the late Eighteenth Century, the days of Robert Barron and the Industrial Revolution. The first keys, however, can be traced back far...

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Safety First!

Health and safety is an issue that we take very seriously. Setting the highest standards, and establishing the best possible practices, is something w've long aimed to do. For that reason, it pleases us a great deal to announce that William Channon has been awarded...

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Our view on statistics

Statistics are strange things. Take the most recent figures from the National Office of Statistics. These suggest crimes against properties are in sharp decline. Indeed, from its peak in 1993, when 1.7 million domestic burglaries were recorded in the UK, the 649,000...

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‘Tis the season to be….

There is no good time to be burgled . . . It's an awful experience, no matter the date on the calendar. That said, some periods are more distressing than others for those unfortunate enough to find themselves targeted. The run up to Christmas is one such time. Most...

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Is water the new deterrent?

The methods used to make properties more secure have changed a great deal through the ages. From digging moats to digital monitors, technological advances mean that systems ever more sophisticated are at our disposal. Tracking the changing trends in this field ranks...

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Secure against the darker nights

Ther's no such thing as a bad time to think about making your home more secure. Intruders operate all year round. But there are certain points on the calendar when taking additional precautions and reviewing the safeguards in place assume even greater importance. This...

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CLIQ for key control

You know, w've been doing this for an awfully long time now. Our business began, in London, well before we incorporated in 1917. The skills and knowledge that w've acquired in that time mean w're proud to offer a service steeped in tradition. But that doesn't mean...

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Countdown to National Home Security Month

Keeping our customers safe and secure is chief amongst our priorities here. Yes, w're running a business. Yes, there are bills to be paid. Yes, these are testing times for us all. But put such things to one side for a moment and the thing that motivates us the most...

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MLA Expo Post Weekend Report

It has been quite a weekend here. You see, w've just returned from Telford, having made our pilgrimage to MLA Expo, the UK's foremost exhibition and trade show for the locksmithing and security industry. One of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the William...

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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