Today’s Jobs

Today we have a lock to repair or replace in churchstoke, a UPVC door that cant be unlocked in Forden.

We also have security free security reviews in Newtown.

On Thursday last week we changed and upgraded some locks in Shrewsbury.

On Friday we installed a new Domestic CCTV system in Llanfechain to help the householder feel more safe and secure following problems.

Later this week we have alarm maintenance in Clun to undertake and more work in Newtown and Welshpool.

A fairly busy week planned but still some free appointments for emergencies that may crop up along the way.



It has been a while since we have blogged about alarms.  We are still of the firm belief that as a layer of security, a decent alarm system not only offers you peace of mind but also does make your premises less likely to be subject of a burglary.

Since we last blogged, we have installed many more systems far and wide we have systems as far North as Baschurch in Shropshire and as far East as Much Wenlock, Shropshire.  We also have commercial and domestic systems in Shrewsbury, Newtown, Powys, Welshpool, Powys and all places in between.  Every one of our customers are totally satisfied with their systems.  Not one of our customers to our knowledge has been subject to a burglary or attempted burglary since having an alarm system installed.

The systems that we recommend are extremely reliable, false alarms are very rare and thankfully faults and problems just as rare and usually easily resolved.

All of our systems are bespoke design using a vast range of detectors available to enable you to integrate the security around your use of the building and available budget.

If you choose to have a system connected to the internet, not only does it allow you to receive push notifications to most mobile phones and tablets of alarms and any other issues.  It also allows you to set and unset the system and check the detectors from anywhere in the world offering extra reassurance.  Furthermore it allows us remote access to undertake many maintenance functions, if we are able to resolve an issue remotely, rather than having to come out, currently we make no charge for this service.

In addition to burglary prevention and detection, our alarm systems offer various “panic” facilities that can be operated in or around the outside of the premises.  Additionally you can add bespoke safety detectors as you wish for smoke, heat and smoke, flood, carbon monoxide.

Over the past year, we have also been putting some outdoor intruder detectors through their paces these are able to detect intruders outside a premises and/or send pictures to you of what caused them to activate.  In the past year through many extreme weather and light conditions, swaying plants and trees in the wind and passing animals, we’ve not had a single false alarm and the system has activated 100% of times when the zone has been entered by a person.

The outdoor detectors are absolutely ideal for secure or any other outdoor areas where nobody should be present during certain hours  or where you require notification if not a full alarm when somebody is present there.

There are many other ways our systems can be used for example to oversee an elderly or vulnerable person, as a hotel or B&B wishing to monitor rooms for customers breaking no-smoking rules.

If you are considering an alarm system, feel free to peruse our main website or new and expanding alarm websites below for more information or cal us any time for general advice or a free quote.

Today Has been Hectic

Today has been rather hectic

We started off with a lock repair in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire to a UPVC Door, then over to Much Wenlock, Shropshire fo an alarm service call.

Following that we we in Caersws, Powys where somebody was unable to get into their holiday home as the UPVC lock had failed, again we were able to open the door and repair the lock.

On the way back we stopped off in Newtown, Powys to measure a mechanical digital code lock for a customer in order to provide a quote for replacement.

For more information of what we do visit our main website at

or our dedicated alarms website at

What have we been doing in the last week

New Alarm System – Much Wenlock

In the last week we have installed a new alarm system in Much Wenlock. This system communicates in a number of ways one of which is by app to any tablet or phone, where for added reassurance the system can be checked at anytime from anywhere in the world.

New CCTV System – Newtown

We installed a new commercial CCTV system in a shop in Newtown providing 24 hour reassurance and offsite facilities too.

CCTV Repair – Llandinam

We repaired a CCTV system near Llandinam where a branch from a tree had broken some cables.

Lock Repairs and Replacements – Welshpool and Newtown and Shrewsbury

We have repaired, replaced and upgraded a number of locks around Welshpool, Newtown and Shrewsbury. Upgrades are usually to meet an insurer’s minimum security requirements as otherwise they may refuse to pay out in the event of burglary.

Window Keys – Adfa

We have a house to visit in Adfa that don’t have any window keys to unlock their windows. We carry the most popular 100 or so window keys with us.

Areas we Cover

In the last couple of weeks, we have travelled widely throughout the areas we cover.  Here are a few examples of where we have been and what we have been doing.

We had a customer with a broken key in Guilsfield, Powys.  It is worth noting that if you snap a key in a lock, providing it was the correct key and you don’t damage the key or lock trying to remove it yourself, we can usually remove it without damaging the lock to save the cost of having to buy a new lock and we can even cut extra keys on site if you don’t have enough spares for that lock.

In Fordham, Powys we assisted a customer with a new set of handles to replace the broken ones on their UPVC Door.

We had a customer who was unable to shut and lock their UPVC door in Trefeglwys.

In Carno, we had a customer who snapped the only key they had in their UPVC door cylinder and were unable to lock it, we were able to change it for a new one with three keys.

We had a person locked out in the cold in Llanidloes.  It is worth saying that we always try to gain entry without damaging the locks wherever possible in order to keep your costs to a minimum.  If this is not possible, we will always talk you through the options, explain them fully including costs etc.

We have undertaken numerous jobs in Newtown and Welshpool, including Lock changes, persons locked out, security upgrades, CCTV and Alarm quotes.

We upgraded some old locks in Kerry,  to new more secure locks.

In Montgomery we had a customer with a snapped key.

In Shrewsbury, we did a security survey and quote for a wireless intruder alarm system.

In Llanfair Caerinion we had a person locked out, for whom we gained entry.

Next week we already have work booked in Newtown, Welshpool, Clun, Bishops Castle and Church Stretton.

These are a few examples of where we have been and what we have been doing, Have a look at the website for our full range of services Safe and Secure/247 Website

For alarms there are pages on the website above and we are we are developing a new website  Safe and Secure 24/7 Alarms 

Feel free to call any time on 01686 640869

Monday 22nd January

This morning we attended an address in Guilsfield, Powys where a lady had inadvertently locked herself out of her house as the door had blown shut.

We were able to gain entry for her without causing any damage to the lock.  We lubricated the lock and tightened the cylinder whilst we were there and cut some spare keys for that and the other locks on the house.

If you have the type of door locking mechanism that can leave you locked out if the door blows shut, we can easily change this for you to a type where you need to lock the door after it closes.

Also if you have this type of lock and that is the only lock you use, you may not comply with your insurer’s minimum standards, who could refuse to pay out in the event of a burglary. If you are in any doubt we will always happily provide free advice.

We have security surveys booked for CCTV and alarm quotes in Newtown, powys and another booked lock change due to old worn out locks also in Newtown, Powys.


For more information on our services, both domestic and commercial, emergency and routine please visit our websites

Main Website

Newer Alarms Website

Feel free to call us on 01686 640869 or email 


This Week

No matter how remote you are when you need our help, we will always try our best to get to you. This week our locksmith services were needed in the mountains above Llanidloes, Powys.

Places we cover

We regularly undertake work in Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Oswestry. We also work throughout Mid Wales and Shropshire in and around many smaller towns and villages such as Guilsfield, Abermule, Caersws, Middletown, Halfway House, Bishops Castle, Llanfair Caereinion, and all places in between.

If you need a locksmith, have any security or lock related issue or are considering installing an alarm system or CCTV, give us a call.

Feel free to browse our websites for more information and customer testimonials.

Our main website

Our new Alarms website

Alarming an Outdoor Area


Over the past few years we have tried alarming outdoor areas with a number of different types of alarm and alert system.  Many of these were inexpensive and the main problem was always far too many false alarms particularly at dawn when the birds became active.

Over the past month we have been trialling this new system which offers a whole new level of reliability if properly installed.


This particular detector is an outdoor PIR detector packed with tech to help minimise false alarms, this one also has a camera that when it detects movement, takes a short video burst of whatever activated it which can be viewed remotely from anywhere in the world via its accompanying app.

The detector above is a slightly cheaper version of the first one, it has identical tech but just doesn’t have a camera.

In the month we have been putting this system through its paces, it hasn’t given a single false alarm but has reliably detected each test scenario we put it through.

These detectors don’t require a power source as they have a long life battery, they are tamper resistant and will detect and notify all forms of physical tampering including attempts to mask them.

These detectors can be included as part of our bespoke comprehensive internal alarm system as additional detours on the system covering the interior of your premises or they can be installed as a standalone independent outdoor system.

These are ideal for external parts of commercial premises, such as garden centres, secured car parks or to protect particular valuable assets outside any domestic or commercial premises such as overnight protection of your vehicles.  They are also ideally suited to outbuildings where they should minimise false alarms caused by animals.

We can also add magnetic sensors for external doors or gates into these systems.


Detections can be handled in a number of flexible ways, the system can dial up to four mobile or landline numbers via traditional phone line or mobile GSM network of your choice.  It can be linked to professional 24 hour alarm monitoring services (currently offered free for the first year).  If connected via a broadband router, it can also be monitored and controlled and send notifications via an app on our phone or tablet.

For more information give us a call or visit our website at

Have a look also at the alarms page of our main website


Today we installed a CCTV system for commercial customer who chose to add an extra layer of protection to their physical building security.   

All of our systems are bespoke and designed taking into account the design of the building and the customer’s specific wishes and budget.   The CCTV world is awash with choices and we help to simplify the choices for customers to get the best system they can that meets their needs and budget.

Our CCTV and Alarm systems are equally suited to domestic and commercial customers

There are a number of options to consider around, most suitable CCTV format, i.e., analogue, high definition analogue or IP.  There are different camera types to consider with various lens types and infra Red night vision intensity.

All of our systems enable live remote viewing on mobile devices and tablets from anywhere in the world (subject to internet access through 3G, 4G or wifi)

If you are considering enhancing your security by adding CCTV, an alarm system, or newer modern stronger locks or additional security give us a call or browse our websites for more information.   And http//

A Couple of Hot Weather Tips

UPVC doors move a lot in heat extremes and you may experience difficulty locking the door. DO NOT FORCE THE HANDLE UP!! The locking mechanism is fragile and may well break.
If you intend to leave windows open at night (or even in the day) consider fitting window restraints to prevent any unwanted intruders climbing in! For upper floor windows it will also help keep youngsters safe.

When out in the garden make sure any exterior doors you can’t see are locked – opportunists just love summer!
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