Caleylock began as an independent locksmith company back in 1973. We are still independent today and are always dedicated to providing a speedy and professional service to both our commercial and domestic customers.
Whether opening, fitting or removing safes, installing locks, cutting keys or supplying the latest security systems, all our work is competitively priced and completed to the highest quality.
Our short move from our former Bonnington Mills home to our current site at 7 Newhaven Road gave us the opportunity to custom-build our office and workshop. We carried out most of the work ourselves and built in many of the security systems we offer. That means we can now show clients how easily and well these systems operate on site at Caleylock.
Safe and Sound
It’s as important to have confidence in those who provide a service as in what they supply. This is particularly true for the complex and sensitive aspects of security. Equally, installation work may uncover the unexpected which requires additional specialist knowledge or expertise.
That’s why all of our engineers:
- Are CRB checked
- Carry Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) and Master Locksmith Association (MLA) cards
- Have completed asbestos awareness courses and Electro-technical Certification Scheme (ECS) health and safety courses
- Have undertaken Distribution, Operations & Maintenance Strategy (DOMS) water safety & hygiene courses
Ticking All The Boxes
We’re an approved member (membership number 001709) of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) and adhere rigorously to its code of practice, available to clients on request.
We are also active members of these industry associations:
- The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
- Accredited member of JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register), which allows companies to prove they are ‘fit for business’ in the aerospace, defence and security sectors
Meet the Team
Director and Master Locksmith
“I have worked in the security industry for over 25 years. I studied as an apprentice locksmith in the early 1990s. I also studied at the British Locksmiths Institute and became an accredited Master Locksmith in 2010 with the prestigious MLA (Master Locksmiths Association). I then worked for various well-known locksmith companies around Edinburgh, as well as making use of my skills in Australia.
I specialise in designing intricate master-key systems for schools, hotels, and other public and private buildings. I adapt and design bespoke lock mechanisms, restore heritage locks and hand-cut old-style keys – a skill almost lost nowadays.”
Director and Contracts Manager
“At 16, I served my four-year joinery apprenticeship as a bench hand joiner. From there, I worked as a joiner in various workshops and building sites for the next 12 years.
In 2005 I joined Caleylock, where I was trained in safe opening, as well as all other aspects of locksmithing. I took responsibility for Caleylock’s large contract works, such as RBS.
I proposed the management buyout of Caleylock in 2011. I am now the contracts manager and work on large public service contracts, as well as high security works for various private companies and individuals.”
“I completed my four-year apprenticeship with Caleylock in 2003. I have also attended several master-key assembly courses run by industry leaders, such as Kaba, Assa, Abloy and Yale.
At Caleylock, I was the senior master-key analyst office manager. I took the lead with the proposals for and purchase of our new office with the bank, solicitors, selling agents, architects, council planners and building warrant department.
I also price, maintain and service our large public and private master key systems.”