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‘Cat thieves’ beware
1st April 2021
Catloc has been specifically designed to address the theft of a vehicle’s catalytic converter or exhaust system, with over 55 bespoke fitments, each having been carefully designed to offer the best protection to deter a thief. Multiple vehicle manufacturers have … Continue reading
Smart devices for the autolocksmith
18th March 2021
Autolocksmithing is in our blood from the early investigations by Peter Southern with Autodiagnos back in 1998 to cooperation in the development of the Keycrypt/AD900 and to his seat for two years on the joint committee of the Home Office, … Continue reading
Changing technology creates opportunity
22nd February 2021
When I heard the suggestion of car keys going app-based and that we should warn auto locksmiths against spending money on equipment and entering the industry, due to certain technologies being used much more widely I felt compelled to give … Continue reading
2020 A Year In Review And What To Expect From 3D Group In 2021
22nd January 2021
What a year 2020 has been for all of us. I think many of us are glad it is over; however, it wasn’t all bad. Here is a quick look back at what we accomplished in 2020 and what is … Continue reading
Hitting the brakes on the rise of vehicle thefts
22nd January 2021
Last year saw vehicle thefts rise by a staggering 50% in the UK[1], and again by a further 20% so far this year[2] – the highest level in four years. Here, Claire Blakemore, Managing Director for Mul-T-Lock UK explains how … Continue reading
The equipment minefield
21st December 2020
By Ravi Kotecha 10 years ago, when I was out on the road, I relied on a couple of manufacturers and only bought their equipment. In reality there wasn’t much choice so we were quite limited anyway. But now it … Continue reading
Advancing in auto security development
12th December 2020
The TDB1000 Advanced Security Systems Electronic Tester (ASSET) has been in circulation for around 3 years now and anyone who has been following it has seen the improvements and new software modules that have been released. The software modules which … Continue reading
Auto Locksmithing Is Pushing The Right Buttons
12th December 2020
Following on from the excellent article provided by Ravi Kotecha from Autowave last week, I felt inspired to write in and share my thoughts on the Auto locksmith industry right now. The points Ravi made about the strength of this … Continue reading
Why Gymkana is the ultimate solution for Auto Locksmiths
5th October 2020
The question on every automotive locksmith’s lips is going to be why buy a ‘Gymkana 994’Why wouldn’t I just buy an Xhorse Condor and what makes it worth the extra money? The answer is pretty simple: you get what you … Continue reading
Some Reflections on wise buying (and other skills) by Vic Southern
21st September 2020
Just about every day we hear of some poor soul who was swindled out of his/her life savings by a conman. Just this past week I have had two phishing emails attempting to get me to click onto attacks on … Continue reading
Help Protect Van Owners Against Van & Tool Theft
7th August 2020
Van Guard’s high quality, British-manufactured van locks and security products help protect van owners from the growing van and tool theft epidemic by giving them a vast amount of security solutions to choose from. With van security the fastest growing … Continue reading
Van Security Protects Mental Health and Your Tools
12th June 2020
We are all different, and studies show that we all have varied emotional responses to the same situations. Being a victim of crime is no different. Many people are surprised by the psychological impact being a victim of even a … Continue reading
Meesons Announce HVM Distributor Agreement with PPG
25th March 2020
Meesons, the UK’s leading specialists in entrance control solutions, has announced an exclusive agreement with Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) to distribute its Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions. The exclusive distributor agreement covers the installation and maintenance of PPG HVM products … Continue reading
Securing Britain’s Business With Van Guard Locks
20th March 2020
Leading British manufacturer of commercial vehicle accessories, Van Guard have recently entered the auto locksmith market by launching their own range of aftermarket Van Locks and shielding products. With van security the fastest growing sector in van accessories due to … Continue reading