Cheers & Jeers

Thinking of training as a locksmith?

Thinking of training as a locksmith? Thinking you’ll be getting rich quick, due to the “national shortage” the locksmith training firms are shouting about? For a little perspective, I did a search, and, in brackets after the link, you will see how many testimonials, names or companies there are for each training school… http://www.advancedlocksmiths.org.uk/testimonials.html (7) …

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Who says burglars don’t pick or bump locks?

Here’s a report I found online, reporting on a 2-man crimewave using bumpkeys. Lasting over several years, the police had a very good idea who was behind it, and despite traiing them for 2 years theey never got them red-handed. However, when police eventually went to one of their houses, they found it packed with …

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Rogue Traders on “locksmiths” ‘down sarf’

Seems there are a few rogue locksmiths running around down near Essex and London, and by charging over £200 a time to open simple – no, trivial – locks to gain entry for lock-outs, they got picked up and set up by Rogue Traders. You can watch the action at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fztby/b00fzl3c/Rogue_Traders_Series_7_Emergency_Call_Out/ and trust me, it …

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