New Year, New Products!

Start the new working year off on the right key, with products from Tradelocks 


New Year, new you? How about New Year new services for your customers? Start 2016 as you mean for it to continue – with the best possible products that will give your customers the best possible services.

We offer a wide range of products for the domestic, auto and safe locksmith and supply for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business including Keyline and Genuine Lishi. ... read more >

On the 7th day of Christmas, Tradelocks gave to me…

Anti-bump, anti-pick, anti-drill budget cylinders will get any home ready for the festive season and the annual increase in burglaries! Now at an unbelievable price, as part of our 12 days of Christmas promotion, it’s the perfect time to stock up our  Kitemarked Cylinders.

The UAP Kitemarked Cylinder is the perfect defence against a range of lock breaking techniques. The high security features include a patented timing pin system that helps protect against lock bumping as well as 3 stainless steel anti-pick pins and additional pins that make lock drilling extremely difficult. ... read more >

On the 4th day of Christmas, Tradelocks gave to me…

Having the utmost door and window security is a must in this day and age! No doubt your customers are always looking to upgrade their security measures as affordably as possible, and now you can help them by stocking your shelves with today’s deal from Tradelocks. Buy a minimum of 20 window lockers at just 99p each!

The window locker does a simple but effective job in keeping out thieves, by preventing any uPVC door or window being opened. This means that even if a burglar is able to unlock a door or window they still cannot gain entry. ... read more >

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Tradelocks gave to me…

A must have for any Locksmith… our letterbox tool kit will make defeating any lock easy!


One of the simplest ways of opening a lock in a none destructive way is from the inside – and we have the product that will make this possible. Made to work with both uPVC and wooden doors the device can easily gain access to the lock through the letterbox. ... read more >

On the 1st day of Christmas, Tradelocks gave to me…

In need of extra home security provisions? Now is the time to stock up for the New Year; as on the 1st day of our 12 days of Christmas promotion we are offering our lockable window restrictors at the discounted price of £3.99 each, when you buy ten or more.


Available in a selection of attractive colour finishes, the lockable window restrictors are the ultimate window security measure for any families or anyone living with small children.  Exclusive to Tradelocks, the product offers a defence against anyone, especially small children falling from an open window, by restricting how far it can open. On top of this it functions using a key, giving your customer all the control! ... read more >

The Xtreme Solution to Car Key Cloning

The newly launched Megamos Xtreme from Keyline is available here at Tradelocks!


Want to increase your car key cloning business by 20 – 30%? The brand new update from Keyline will mean that for the first time ever, it will be possible to clone ALL Megamos Crypto Transponder keys using just one product.

The Xtreme will do more than just update your Keyline cloning machine; it will update your services! ... read more >

The Cylinder to Stop Burglars

UAP+ Cylinders help protect against burglary according to security consultant on ITV’s This Morning.

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Dark nights give burglars ‘confidence to commit crime’ according to highly successful security consultant and former burglar Michael Fraser.

The lock breaking expert appeared on ITV’s This Morning along with The UAP+ 1* Kitemarked Euro Cylinder, which he deemed the cylinder to safeguard against intruders. Who could be better to advise on the best cylinders to beat burglary than an expert at breaking locks? ... read more >

Legendary MLA Weekend for Tradelocks


It was a legendary MLA weekend for the Tradelocks team!

We decided to bring a bit of extra character to the Expo this year, with a host of Hollywood stars to meet in the form of Austin Powers, Lara Croft, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. What better way could there be of learning how to pick a lock than with Austin Powers himself?

Cutting Keys with Marilyn ... read more >

Tradelocks Get an Insight into Keyline


Several members of our team, accompanied by Greig Kember of the AA, recently flew out to Venice, Italy, and met up with Elena Bianchi, an 8th generation family member of master locksmith Prospero Bianchi, the founding member of the Bianchi key business in 1770!

On Friday morning, our team was picked up by Elena and taken to the Keyline factory, which is about 45 minutes from the heart of Venice, in a town called Conegliano. ... read more >

Breaking records at the Tradelocks Open Weekend

Tradelocks has changed over the last 12 month, and we demonstrated how much it has changed at our Open Weekend. Gone are the cheap Chinese products to be replaced by High Quality Branded goods from Peterson, Keyline, Genuine Lishi and KeyDIY.

And we have grown over 30% in the last 12 months as a result of this approach.

We have been gearing up to be a major force in the industry over the last 12-18 months. We have aligned ourselves to the best brands in the market, and we have invested heavily in stock, staff training and customer servicing. And now we are ready to take our message to the market. ... read more >

Working on the Dark Side Can Increase Your Profits

Everyone is looking to increase sales, increase profits, and to use their precious space better and more efficiently. But what if we told you that there is a way to do all that and more, with nominal investment, no skill required, and counter space equivalent to the average Laptop computer? So read on…

We’ve all seen it before, the old locksmith shops and shoe repairers where the cobbler lovingly cuts a new key using machines that need patience, skill and attention. Oh and of course the gloves to stop fingers being cut, and eye goggles to stop swarf getting in their eyes. And you are right, this would never work in a trade counter environment. ... read more >

A Record-Breaking Turnout at the 1st TradeLocks Open Weekend

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Here at UAP Limited, we were expecting quite a few familiar faces-as well as new acquaintances-at the TradeLocks Open Weekend, and we were certainly not disappointed! In actual fact, over a hundred locksmiths turned up for the TradeLocks Open Weekend, which ran from the 22nd-23rd November, and we saw an incredible surge in sales after both professionals and amateurs participated in informative, educational demos. These fantastic courses were taught by industry legends, who have years of expertise under their belts, and they were more than happy to share their extensive wealth of knowledge with keen apprentices as well as fully-fledged, seasoned specialists. ... read more >

UAP Door Handles – They’re Out of This World!

When looking for the perfect door handle to use on your doors, there are currently many options available in the market. However there are very few door handles available that match the quality, security and price of the newly released UAP high security 2* Kitemarked door handles, which are available in both short backplate and long backplate versions. ... read more >

Our Window Restrictor range is never ending with our new Fixed End Window Restrictors…

Recently, we have extended our Window Restrictor range by adding Fixed End Window Restrictors. These window restrictors are ideal for anyone that offers door and window security in their shop. Their design means that they cannot be unlocked by a user, making them ideal to be used in hospitals, schools, mental institutions and hotels, and for times when you what to make sure that the window will not be fully opened. ... read more >

Present your Customers Only the Best with Nanocoast Technology Products

When it comes to working and living in the UK everyone knows how harsh the elements are on the coastal areas and TradeLocks has a great solution for every locksmith and homeowner, the MAX6MUM SECURITY Nanocoast Technology Door Hardware.

Impressive Nanocoast Door Hardware withstands salt and pollution attacks.

Impressive Nanocoast Door Hardware withstands salt and pollution attacks.

If you are looking for great products to stock up your shop or present your customers when on the job nothing beats the fantastic options available from MAX6MUM SECURITY. Salt levels in coastal areas as well as pollution in industrial areas is the main culprit for corrosion, discolouration, and tarnishing of exterior door hardware however the new MAX6MUM SECURITY Nanocoast range is aimed to overcome just these problems. ... read more >

Merry Christmas from UAP


 As we approach the end of another year we are all preparing to close down for the Christmas period, but before we do that we would like to thank all of our customers for their support this year.

2013 has seen several changes and new developments for us, we had a great time at the FIT Show getting to spend time with you all and introducing everybody to our new external sales team, headed up by Dee Chamberlain. We have also launched several new ranges including our 2* High Security Handles, 2* Cylinder Guards, the iPlate and our Straight Length Pull Handles. ... read more >


Over the past month we have seen some major changes to our sales team with the arrival of three regional Sales Managers and a new National Sales Manager, Dee Chamberlain. With these new team members, Pat McGinn in Ireland and Sealco looking after Scotland we now have all regions covered.

Being able to offer all of our customers a local Sales Representative is great, however we thought offering our customers their own Sales team would be even better. So we teamed up each of our external Sales Managers with an internal Customer Advisor.


Barry Halpin and Andy Bolton make up the local sales team for the North.

Barry has joined UAP as the Northern Sales Area Manager. Barry is mad about sports and is a keen footballer and golfer.
Interesting Fact: Barry once queued for 3 hours to be hit on the head by Timmy Mallet. ... read more >

UAP Tradelocks launch Summer Competition!

This summer get involved and show your love for UAP Tradelocks to be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes, from Ferrari driving and spa breaks to a brand new set of tools and supplies…
and everything in between!

In fact, why not get everyone involved? Whether it’s the whole family, a bunch of colleagues or just you that participates, UAP Tradelocks prizes will suit all! ... read more >


We’ve recently merged our UAP and Tradelocks logos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and changed our social media websites from the username UAPLimited to and

By doing this, we hope to reinforce that UAP and Tradelocks are as one. Both UAP and Tradelocks have the same dedicated team, ethics and approach to business. The only difference is that UAP focuses on providing quality products to the door hardware market whilst Tradelocks offers a range of quality general and auto locksmith tools to the security market. ... read more >

An ethical approach to business…

Not so long ago, UAP and Tradelocks promised to continue to offer high quality products at sensible prices and to continue giving back to the community, and to the world at large by offering “quality products that don’t cost the earth”.

We have built a name for quality, reliability and service – but we want our company name to stand for more. That is why we are dedicated to making a positive difference to our world – in our home town, country and across the globe! ... read more >

Help us help you with social media and customer feedback!

At UAP Limited and Tradelocks, our main aim is to bring “quality products that don’t cost the earth”, that’s why we are committed to finding out what our valued customers want and need and to then provide them with high quality, yet affordable products. To help us, help you, we appreciate every piece of feedback we receive and try our best to improve upon them whether they are good or bad comments. ... read more >

Exclusive Online Valentine’s Offer!

Last year, we thanked our customers for shopping with us by delivering this beautiful bouquet of red roses to the one you love for free, and this year, it’s back by popular demand!

By logging on and placing an order online over £100 + VAT on, or £200 + VAT on from our fantastic range of products, a beautiful bouquet of red roses worth £25, can be delivered directly to the one you love for FREE during the Valentine’s Weekend! (11th – 14th Feb) ... read more >

The Locksmiths’ Exhibition 2011 main sponsors TradeLocks are offering you a chance to ‘Save A Fortune’!

Every person that visits will receive a special fortune cookie from China’s legendary ex-model, and our very own Lishi brand face, Queenie. Inside every fortune cookie will be a FREE gift! From exclusive Lishi merchandise and top of the range products to money off vouchers! We will also be launching FREE – for one day only – the Lishi Tool Selector app for iPhone and Android! You will literally save a fortune! ... read more >

We’re slashing VAT this January – SAVE 20% on web orders!!!

Let’s begin 2011 with a very special SALE!


After an expensive Christmas, the January VAT increase may have left you with the winter blues. But don’t worry. At UAP and Tradelocks, we’d like to give you a helping hand in the New Year by eliminating ALL VAT  from your online purchases. ... read more >


We’d like to say Merry Christmas and end 2010 with a fabulous festive competition!

2010 has been a great year for us here at UAP. Our number one priority has always been customer satisfaction and judging from the results of our customer survey in July, we have continued to provide you with outstanding product quality and customer service.

And we’d like to end the year on a high by offering you the chance to win 2 exclusive VIP tickets to one of the remaining Bolton Wanderers games of the 2010-2011 season!To win this fabulous prize, simplyclick on the winter scene below.
We have had lots of suggestions for what the mistake could be and no one has guessed rightIf you think you know the answer then e-mail ... read more >

Take a look at our blog banners….

If you have visited our Tradelocks website in the last few days, you’ll have noticed some big improvements. We don’t want you to miss out on all our special offers and deals, so we’ve created a banner to make sure they get noticed.

Following our hugely successful slogan competition, we thought it’d be nice to share some of  your slogan suggestions with our customers. We’ll be adding three new ones to our banner each day, so keep your eye on! We also thought we’d share a selection of the best slogans here on our blog… scroll through each blog post and you’ll see a different one at the top of each page. Thanks to everyone who entered… your chocolates are on their way! ... read more >

And the winner is……

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our Tradelocks Slogan Competition.  

With some extremely entertaining entries, it was hard to pick a winner – we just can’t believe how many creative customers we have! 

 After much thought and a staff vote here at Tradelocks, it’s the moment of truth and we can now announce the winning slogan…. 

Congratulations to Ant of Anton Locks who came up with the winning entry…An iphone 3G worth £360 is now on its way to Ant – how’s that for a fantastic prize?  ... read more >

As this BBC news report shows, charity begins at UAP

DCWC Nepal is a registered UK charity based in the Fylde area in the North West of England. The charity was formed to provide more effective support to its colleagues at the Development of Women and Children Centre in Nepal. It is difficult to put into words the level of commitment and support provided by DCWC Nepal, but after building 15 schools and with a hospital build project well on its way, you can imagine the huge impact that this small charity has had on so many lives. ... read more >

UAP help to raise over £10,000 at the 3rd Annual DCWC Nepal Charity Ball

image003After months of hard work and planning, DCWC Nepal’s 3rd Annual Charity Ball proved to be a great success, raising over £10,000 to support schools and healthcare projects in Nepal.

DCWC Nepal is a registered UK charity based in the Fylde area in the North West of England. The charity was formed to provide more effective support to its colleagues at the Development of Women and Children Centre in Nepal. It is difficult to put into words the level of commitment and support provided by DCWC Nepal, but after building 15 schools and with a hospital build project well on its way, you can imagine the huge impact that this small charity has had on so many lives.
UAP Ltd have raised a tremendous amount of money for DCWC Nepal in the past, building 5 schools in Nepal, raising £15,000 at a Charity Ball and funding filming for a documentary about the Charity’s work. Keen to raise funds for DCWC’s hospital build project, Managing Director David Jennings supported the event by sponsoring the Charity Ball, inviting 100 customers to attend as UAP guests.
DCWC Patron Gary Collier expressed his gratitude for David’s support, “We are indebted to Dave and UAP for their continued support for the schools and for the hospital. Without it the hospital would not have happened. We thank him very much and hope he and his customers enjoyed their evening.”
This year the Charity had managed to get hold of some fabulous auction items and experiences. This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for everyone who attended thanks to the Charity’s hard work, and thanks to the guests’ generosity, DCWC Nepal were able to raise vital funds. Along with donations, DCWC Nepal raised a grand total of £10,500 on the night, which is a fantastic result.
To find out more about DCWC Nepal, visit or to view UAP’s Charity Ball photo album, visit the UAP Limited on Facebook. ... read more >