Crime prevention


🔒 Crime Prevention Tip: Secure Your Doors and Windows! 🔒

One of the best ways to protect your home and outbuildings from intruders is by securing your doors and windows. Here are some essential tips to keep your property safe:

  1. Install High-Quality Locks: Invest in sturdy deadbolt locks for your doors and windows. Look for locks made of durable materials that are difficult to tamper with.
  2. Use Security Bars and Grilles: Consider installing security bars or grilles on windows, especially those on the ground floor or easily accessible areas. These act as a physical barrier against intruders.
  3. Install sash jammers using jack nuts for added security , we use lockable sash jammers and great quality 
  4. Keep Doors and Windows Locked: It may seem obvious, but always remember to lock your doors and windows, even when you’re at home. Burglars often look for easy opportunities, so don’t make it easy for them!
  5. Install Motion-Activated Lights: Bright lights can deter intruders. Consider installing motion-activated lights around the perimeter of your property to illuminate any suspicious activity.
  6. Trim Bushes and Shrubs: Overgrown bushes and shrubs can provide cover for potential intruders. Keep vegetation trimmed back to eliminate hiding spots near doors and windows.
  7. Secure Outbuildings: Don’t forget about sheds, garages, and other outbuildings. Install locks and motion sensor lights to protect these areas as well.
  8. Keywise offer a free security check no obligation quote , we want to help with low cost but fully effective

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🔐 Keywise Locksmiths – Your Trusted Locksmith Service! 🔐

At Keywise Locksmiths, we’re committed to keeping your home safe and secure. That’s why we’re excited to announce our 100% FREE call out service for all your locksmith and security needs! 🚪

✅ We’ll remove faulty multipoint locking systems. ✅ Take precise measurements. ✅ Leave you with a no-obligation quote to rectify the problem.

With years of experience, we believe our prices are unbeatable when it comes to locks. Your satisfaction is our top priority! 🔒

But that’s not all! We also offer a FREE security check for crime prevention. Visit our crime awareness page to see how we’ve helped many homeowners retrieve their belongings back. 🏡

Check it out here:

Don’t wait if you have door problems! Give Keywise a call at 📞 07453327708 or 📞 03281 550025. Speak directly to an independent locksmith, not a call centre. We’re here to serve you 24/7! 🕰️

Your safety and security are our business. Trust Keywise Locksmiths for all your locksmith needs. 🔑 #LocksmithServices #HomeSecurity #KeywiseLocksmiths #LocksmithExperts

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🔐 Introducing Keywise Locksmiths – Your Trusted Locksmiths! 🔐

At Keywise Locksmiths, we believe in old-school values like honesty, trustworthiness, and Truly caring service. That’s why we’re excited to offer you our 100% FREE call-out locksmith service!

Our dedicated team is here to help you with all your locksmith needs, whether you have UPVC or wooden doors. We take the time to strip down and measure your locking systems, providing you with a NO OBLIGATION Quote – completely FREE!

Why choose Keywise Locksmiths? ✅ Honesty: We believe in transparency, and our quotes are always honest. ✅ Trustworthy: Your security is our top priority. You can trust us with your locks. ✅ Caring: We genuinely care about your safety and satisfaction.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for your FREE quote! Call us at: 📞 0745-332-7708 📞 023-8155-0025

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Happy Halloween

🎃🔑 Unlock the Spooky Season with Keywise Locksmiths🔑🎃
As the nights grow longer and the shadows deepen, it’s time to embrace the eerie charm of Halloween. 🌙🦇
👻 Our team at Keywise is here to ensure you have a safe and secure Halloween. Don’t let a haunted lock or a tricky key scare you away from enjoying the festivities! We’re available 24/7 to help with all your locksmith needs.
🚪 Need to upgrade your home security before the ghosts and goblins arrive? We’ve got you covered!
🔑 Locked out of your car at a late-night costume party? We’ll be there in a flash!
🏢 Commercial property in need of a security assessment? We’re experts in that too!
🎃 No tricks, just treats! Contact us at Keywise for fast and reliable locksmith services.
From all of us at Keywise, we wish you a spooktacular Halloween filled with fun, laughter, and safety! 👻🎉

Unlocking The Secret of Doors

🚪🔐 Unlocking the Secrets of Doors! 🔐🚪

Hey everyone! As a qualified locksmith, I’ve had the privilege to work on numerous doors over the years, both repairing locks and understanding the unique challenges different doors present.

🎨 Did you know that the colour of your door matters? Dark- coloured doors tend to absorb more sunlight, which can cause them to warp or fade over time. If you’ve ever noticed your dark door getting hotter in the summer or showing signs of wear, it’s not just you!

🛠 Not only can I help with the lock and security aspect, but I also offer expert advice on maintaining the integrity and appearance of your door. From choosing the right paint to understanding how sunlight affects its longevity, I’ve got you covered.
Absolutely, the quality and functionality of door hinges can vary greatly based on their design, materials, purpose, and manufacturer. Here’s a brief breakdown:

Materials: Hinges can be made from various materials including brass, stainless steel, iron, zinc, and even plastic for some lightweight applications. Stainless steel and brass are often chosen for their resistance to corrosion, while iron might be used for heavier doors.

Design & Features:

Butt Hinges: Commonly used for doors in homes. They are strong and can be easily adjusted.
Pivot Hinges: Pivot at the top and bottom of the door. They are mostly used for overlay cabinet doors.
Continuous Hinges: Run the full length of the door, providing strong support. Often found on piano lids, hence also called “piano hinges”.
Concealed Hinges: Hidden from view when the door is closed, commonly used for cabinets.
Spring-loaded Hinges: Allow doors to close automatically.
European Hinges: A type of concealed hinge, adjustable on three axes, popular for cabinetry.
Adjustability: Not all hinges are adjustable, but some allow for adjustments to be made to the door’s alignment even after installation. The three primary adjustments are:

Depth Adjustment: Moves the door closer to or farther from the cabinet edge.
Side Adjustment: Shifts the door left or right.
Height Adjustment: Moves the door up or down.
Durability: Hinges in high-traffic areas or on frequently used doors need to be more durable. Commercial doors or front doors of homes might have heavy-duty hinges that can withstand more wear and tear.

Installation: Some hinges are easy to install with just a few screws, while others might need more intricate installations or even specialized tools. Some are surface-mounted, while others are mortised into the door and frame.

Aesthetic Considerations: In some cases, the design and appearance of the hinge are just as important as its function. There are decorative hinges that add to the visual appeal of a door, while others are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.

Price: Like most products, there’s a range in the price of hinges. More expensive ones might offer better durability, smoother operation, or unique features, but they aren’t always necessary for every application.

When selecting a hinge for a particular door, it’s essential to consider the door’s size, weight, and usage frequency. It’s also vital to ensure the hinge can support the door’s weight over time. Whether for a home project or a commercial building, choosing the right hinge can lead to smoother operation, longer door life, and reduced maintenance.



If you’re looking to upgrade, repair, or simply know more about your doors, feel free to drop me a message. Let’s ensure your home remains safe, secure, and stylish! 💼🏠

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The Romsey Key Safe Mystery

The Romsey Key Safe Mystery:

A Locksmith’s Glimpse Into an Odd Tale..

Hello to all my readers! 🗝️

I’ve got a tale from Romsey that’s sure to pique your curiosity. Picture this: A welcoming AirBnB home, waiting to greet its guests. Right by the door, there’s a humble romsey key safe, entrusted with the key to the property. But as tales go, this one took a peculiar turn

Owners returned one day, expecting an ordinary scene. Instead, they were met with an eerie silence. No tenants. But more alarming was the sight of the missing key safe. They approached the door with bated breath, only to find it unlocked. Hesitantly stepping inside, what do they find? The very key safe that was supposed to be outside, now resting nonchalantly on their table. It was as if the property had a visitor who simply wanted to prove a point without taking anything. Bizarre, isn’t it?

After they shared this puzzling episode with me, I was on the scene. It was clear; the previous key safe just didn’t cut it. Without hesitation, I upgraded them to a state-of-the-art police-approved key safe, firmly rooted to its spot.


Perks of a Police Approved Key Safe

1. Built Tough: Not just any material; these are built to stand their ground.
2. Top-notch Security: Designed to challenge even the most persistent intruders.
3. Official Nod: Backed by police approval, it’s security you can trust.
4. Sleep Easy: With the best guarding your keys, you won’t have an ounce of worry.

Wrapping Up with Some Thoughts

When it comes to safeguarding our homes, every detail matters. The Romsey story is a testament to that. If you’re pondering about heightening your security or simply seeking advice, remember I’m here, equipped to offer unmatched services for your peace of mind.

Till our next intriguing locksmith adventure, keep those keys safe and sound! 🔐

Bugsy Edwards (Donald)

Contact Donald at 07453327708 or 02381 550025. Alternatively, you can email at

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KeyWise: Sharing Local Stories Through the Locksmith’s Lens

Nestled in the heart of the New Forest & Waterside region, KeyWise isn’t just your everyday locksmith service. We’re your neighbours, your friends, and now, your local crime based, news storytellers. Our deep-rooted connection to the community and our daily experiences as locksmiths and security engineers give us a unique perspective on local happenings. And guess what? We’re excited to share these stories with you!


Meet Don: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Locksmith

Don has been a familiar face for many, always ready with a smile and a solution. Over the years, while helping residents with their locks or enhancing home security, he’s picked up fascinating local tales and insights. His articles will be a delightful mix of handy domestic security tips and the latest local buzz. Whether it’s a community event or a quirky local story, Don’s got the scoop.

Mark’s Adventures: From Car Lockouts to Local Insights

Mark, The Auto Locksmith, has tales from every corner of New Forest & Waterside. When he’s not helping someone with a car lockout, he’s observing the little things that make our community special. Mark’s articles promise a blend of useful vehicle security advice and vibrant local stories. From spontaneous street performances to local market days, Mark’s perspective is sure to keep you entertained and informed.

Lewis: The New Kid on the Block with an Old Soul

Lewis, Don’s son, might be the younger face of KeyWise, but he’s got a wisdom and curiosity that’s infectious. While he’s got a knack for all things locksmithing, his true passion is connecting with the community and sharing stories. Lewis will dive deep into security trends, local events, and even the occasional tech innovation, all while keeping things light and relatable.

A Fresh Take on Local News

Our foray into local news is all about bringing the community closer. We believe our unique locksmith’s perspective can add a fresh twist to local stories. And let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to know about the latest security trend while also catching up on community events?

Join Our Journey

We’re not just sharing stories; we’re starting a conversation. We’d love for you to be a part of it. Share your insights, give us feedback, or even suggest what you’d like to read next. At the end of the day, KeyWise’s news initiative is all about our community – and that includes you.

So, stay tuned for heartwarming, insightful, and sometimes quirky articles from Don, Mark, and Lewis. Here’s to new stories, fresh perspectives, and a community that’s always connected. Cheers!


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Step into a space where community collaboration meets safety. Our New Forest & Waterside Crime Awareness and Southampton Crime Awareness Facebook pages together form a robust network of over 7,500 genuine local members. Dedicated to fostering safer neighbourhoods, we’re committed to amplifying awareness, sharing real-time updates, and ensuring our communities remain vigilant and informed. Dive in, and be part of a united front championing security and unity.

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