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Mechanical and Electronic Safe Lock Opening, Service and Programming Specialist

Safe opening is specialist work with only a handful of specialist opening engineers in the country. Going direct to the specialist will save you time, money and inconvenience and ensures the security of your safe is not compromised once open and repaired.  Having a safe serviced or repaired by the wrong person will be a costly mistake when things go wrong weeks or months later.
Hewitt Safe and Lock Services provides its service to the large safe providers, banks, retail outlets, locksmiths, police and also small businesses and the public.
Chris Hewitt, Master Locksmith and Safe Specialist has 20 years experience.  He won the award for the highest BLI (British Locksmiths Institute) exam pass of 2007, is extremely respected in his industry, has worked in all aspects of the industry and his specialism has always been lock picking and lock related engineering.  Chris also provides sought after tool training and consultancy to locksmiths and government services via exhibitions and private sessions.  Chris has a strong commitment to both excellent products and service and is characterised by his combination of traditional skills and modern equipment and knowledge.
  • Extremely Competitive pricing with the added assurance of a quality installation by an experienced engineer
  • High Quality Safes Delivered & Installed
  • All top makes, models, sizes, under floor, free standing, floorboard, wall & fire safes
  • UK made safes available for those who like to buy British and support quality UK engineering. 

Call Chris on 07969 176412
or email pictures and details of safe to: chris@hewittsafeopening.co.uk

MLA

Master Locksmiths Association

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is a non-profit body which aims to promote best practice in locksmithing.

 

The MLA is the trade association for the locksmithing sector. It promotes the skill and integrity of its 1400+ members and was established to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing. It is recognised as the authoritative body for locksmithing by the police, Home Office, British Standards Institute, the Association of British Insurers and the Building Research Establishment. The MLA also has a subsidiary company, Sold Secure, which performs certification of security products via manual attack testing.

 

MLA Approved Companies, who undergo strict vetting (including CRB checks, regular inspections to ensure quality etc), are able to provide advice based on knowledge and experience, recommend products that are fit for purpose as well as provide professional installation and maintenance services.

Master Locksmiths Use Ruling To Issue Warning

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is warning members of the public and businesses to be on their guard when using the services of unlicensed locksmiths.

The MLA says that unlicensed locksmiths operate in an entirely unregulated manner and may include those with criminal records ranging from petty crime, through to burglary, aggravated assault and murder. The MLA is aware of at least one case where a convicted murderer approached it to become a licensed locksmith.

The warning comes following the Governments ruling which comes into force this week (w/c 13th July 2009) that the Master Locksmiths Association is now entitled to carry out standard Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks into the backgrounds of its members and would be locksmiths applying for MLA training or licences.

The ruling issued by the Ministry of Justice comes after a period of intense lobbying carried out by the Master Locksmiths Association who were concerned over the wide gaps in security that existed because it was previously unable to carry out CRB checks.

Dr Steffan George, Development Director at the MLA said, “Prior to this ruling it was illegal to perform standard CRB checks on locksmiths. There were no effective controls and unlicensed, potentially criminal locksmiths could find themselves changing the locks on airports, businesses, schools and peoples homes without any safety net.”

“This potential security threat still exists and we are urging businesses and members of the public to make sure they only use Master Locksmiths Association Licensed locksmiths for all their locksmithing needs.”

“People often don’t realise that a locksmith is trained to overcome all forms of physical security and that if he or she installs your locks or cuts your keys in the first place then they will have the knowledge to gain access to your property, and the ability to make copies of keys. They effectively have your front door keys and could literally walk into your home or business anytime they choose, without your knowledge of them ever having been there.”

Anyone wishing to contact the MLA or to find details of their nearest MLA Licensed

locksmith can do so by visiting www.locksmiths.co.uk

About Us

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CHRIS HEWITT

Master Locksmith and Safe Specialist has 20 years experience.  He won the award for the highest BLI (British Locksmiths Institute) exam pass of 2007, is extremely respected in his industry, has worked in all aspects of the industry and his specialism has always been lock picking and lock related engineering.  Chris also provides sought after tool training and consultancy to locksmiths and government services via exhibitions and private sessions.  Chris has a strong commitment to both excellent products and service and is characterised by his combination of traditional skills and modern equipment and knowledge.

Back in 2007 Chris Hewitt set up under his own name, Hewitt Safe & Lock Services Ltd

2019, aged a little and updated the set up and wheels

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