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Did you know that on a modern car, simply getting a new set of keys cut will not solve the problem?

Coded Immobilisers

Most cars built in the last five years have coded engine immobiliser system. The keys have a unique electronic code that matches a code held in the engine management system and is checked everytime the car is started, If the code is not right the car will not start. So if the keys are lost the owner has a major problem.

Until now the car would have to go back to the vehicle dealer for time consuming and expensive reprogramming.

Nationwide delivery

Prices listed below does  not include posting and handling
E-mail Mr Don with your request now giving your phone and details if the keys you wish to cut
and we will call you back.
Transponder keys, microchip keys. Broken car keys. Miled. Laser key for: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Saab. Laser keycode. Cut key for sleevy lock for: Tibbe, Ford, Vauxhall,General Locksmith:- Cut Chubb keys, car keys, household keys,wardrobe keys, mortice keys, safe keys, security keys, computer key cutting service, call out service. Door Locks Window Locks  Doors and Frames Registered Keys Collapsible Gates Grilles and Bars  
Stockists:- Alboy, Chubb, Union, Yale etc.  Security Locks & Fitting, Floor & Wall Safes.


We cut car keys for  all these cars and much more




Note: Red and blue Ford keys cut and programmed from your key.

I have a safe without the combination - how do I open it?

Either throw the safe away, or pay a safe expert to open it, if anyone could get a quick
and easy way to open your safe just by sending an e-mail, your safe wouldn't be worth much.

Should I bother with high security ("pick proof") locks and other security
enhancements for my home?

Why not? If you are installing locks, the better quality ones are not much more expensive, and are physically more secure (e.g., have hardened inserts to protect against drilling.) However, note that protection against picking doesn't
add a large amount to your security since burglars almost always go the brute force route. Regardless, you should have a deadbolt, and check your window security.
An excellent project is to do a security survey of your own premises. Look at the entire problem - consider lighting and visibility, as well as the locks, doors and windows. Ask your insurance agent, you may be eligible for a premium reduction if you make a few changes in your home such as a) adding deadbolt locks, and b) installing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

What is a code?

Ever see a lock on a desk, filling cabinet, or a key with a number stamped on it like FR332, 2H5212, or 61624? Those
are called codes. They tell locksmiths exactly how to cut a key to fit the lock. There are three types of codes.

There are direct digit codes. Each digit corresponds to each cut on the key, the value of each digit tell how deep to make the cut. Schlage prints the code for the key directly on the key. These codes are usually long, each pin needs its own digit.

The second type in which each digit does not directly correspond to the depth, but there is a pattern between the code and the key. Often mathematical tricks are used (for example you must subtract 435 from the code, then cut the key).

The last type require a locksmith to have a codebook. There is no pattern to the cuts on the keys. The Reed Codebooks are one of the most common. There are 14 general volumes (cars, cabinet, suit cases, door locks) and 5 padlock volumes. Each volume is about 600 pages long. Several manufactures now selling computer programs that contain all
this information.


A key that has not yet been cut to fit a lock.


A removable cylinder and plug, used in a interchangeable core system.

Core key
(sometimes control key)
A key which is used to remove a core.

The part of the lock in which the the pins are set and which contains the plug.

The notches cut in the key to make it fit a lock.
follower (plug follower). This is a cylindrical object of the same outer diameter as the plug (there are various diameters, often about 1/2") which is used to push out or follow the plug when the plug is to be removed. This retains the top pins and

in the lock body.

Key way
(short answer) The slot into which the key is inserted.
 (long answer) Refers to (a) the size and shape of the (cross-section of the) key, and (b) the opening in the lock
 which is shaped to admit the key and to keep out most keys of different sizes and shapes. Whether the keyway
 can be patented by the lock manufacturer as a way to prevent others from manufacturing compatible key blanks
 and therefore to restrict access is open to dispute. Recent court cases make it doubtful that the simple design is
patentable, but a keyway design which is involved in the patented method of operation of a lock may have patent

Master key
A key which opens a group of locks designed to match it.

Pin tumblers
The pins in the lock which are moved to the shear line by the key.

pin chamber
the tubular hole in which pins and a spring stay.

The part of the lock which the key is inserted and is rotated by the key.

A lock part located at the 'side' of the plug and fitting into longitudinal grooves in both the plug and the lock body. This keeps the plug from turning until the sidebar is retracted into the plug. Retraction is blocked until the correct key (or picking) moves the pins or other tumblers to positions which cease to block the retraction or
produce some other action allowing the retraction. A sidebar can add additional positioning beyond the usual "shear line" and so can make picking more difficult. A number of locks use a sidebar to increase security.

GM's Vehicle Anti-Theft System which uses a resistor in the key shank in addition to the cuts on the key. wafer tumbler
Used in locks which are less expensive than pin tumbler locks. They behave somewhat similarly.
warded lock A lock using wards to keep an incorrect key from entering the key hole and turning.

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