In Memory of Chris Belcher

In the past few days the locksmith world has lost one of the most well-known and respected veterans to cancer, Chris Belcher.

After a career spanning for almost 30 years as an engineer in the Royal Navy, Chris turned his hand to locks and set up his own company in 1987, which solely concentrated on locksmithing and safe engineering. He ran Bel-Cher Locksmiths & Safe Engineers Mobile Service for 27 years, before handing over the business and retiring in 2014. ... read more >

Merry Christmas from UAP

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 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 >

UAP TradeLocks’ Christmas Giveaway

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Throughout December we will be spreading Christmas spirit with Roses. We will be giving customers a tin of the very festive Cadbury’s chocolates with every order over £250 + VAT.

We have gained a reputation over the years for treating our customers during the holidays and it has now become a tradition to expect a sweet treat with an order during a seasonal period. We sent out bags of sweets throughout October for Halloween and Treacle Toffee for Bonfire Night, we are now continuing our tradition of doing something special for customers with this festive treat. ... read more >

UAP Are Doubling Their Children In Need Donation

It’s Children in Need day! We made a promise at the beginning of the week that we would donate 1% of every invoice raised to the charity and we have received some fantastic support from our customers.

But now we would like to give one final push to ensure that we give all we can to Children in Need, therefore we will be doubling our donation. ... read more >

UAP launch their first Plasticine Mortice Impressioning Set

After 12 months in development and a very large investment, we are finally ready to launch the first of 6 TradeLocks’ Mortice Lock Impressioning Sets. The first to be released is the Legge Black British Standard Kit which also decodes the Legge Value and the ASEC locks. For one month only this incredible kit is just £99 + VAT online from www.TradeLocks.co.uk ... read more >

UAP are giving to Children in Need

Here at UAP we take charity seriously and few companies have dedicated more of their time and resources to charitable projects.

This year we are giving a percentage of every invoice we raise during the week of Children in Need to the charity. The money raised will go towards helping disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.

So, the more our customers support UAP, the more UAP will give to this great charity. ... read more >

Unmissable Deals at the Auto Locksmith Exhibition

With less than one week to go, the countdown to the Auto Locksmith Exhibition has begun. 

We have already provided teasers with promises of unbeatable offers that will be on Genuine Lishi tools and accessories at the show, but now we can reveal some of the incredible deals on offer.

You can find us on stand 16 at the show, to see the range of Genuine Lishi products we will be taking click here.  ... read more >

Auto Locksmith Exhibition 2013 Preview

The Auto Locksmith Exhibition is fast approaching and we have some showstopping deals that make it an event not to be missed.

With up to 65% off all trade prices, we will have exclusive offers on over 40 different auto tools and training equipment – from tension tools, air wedges and pick sets, to training locks, vices and key cutters.

We have also slashed the prices of Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 Pick/Decoders which will be just £49.99 + VAT at the show. Visitors will also be able to benefit from our new laser engraving service as we will be offering free personalised laser engraving on all 2-in-1’s purchased*. ... read more >

UAP TradeLocks MLA Review

After much anticipation the 2013 MLA Expo finally arrived, and even if we do say ourselves, was a great success.

We always like to thank our customers for coming out to see us by giving them a good reason to come by our stand, this year we stepped it up a notch with exclusive looks at new tools, a first look at our brand new Mortice Lock ID app, ready for download for your iPhone now, and FREE personalised laser engraving for Genuine Lishi 2-in-1’s.
We received a lot of interest in our new Mortice Lock Impressioning Kit which we launched at the show. This will enable you to make Mortice Lock keys on the go and will be available on the TradeLocks website soon. ... read more >

See you at the MLA Expo!!!

The MLA Expo kicked off today and we’ve pulled out all the stops on the UAP TradeLocks stand. We have unbelievable offers, fantastic products, our new MAX6MUM SECURITY retail range, FREE personalised laser engraving for Genuine Lishi 2-in-1’s, and if all that doesn’t entice you why not stop by for a cuppa.

We’ll also be introducing the next generation of UAP ZeroLift Cylinders and our MAX6MUM SECURITY 6 Lever Mortice Locks. ... read more >

UAP’s 3 Ways to 3 Stars

Adding high security to your doors doesn’t have to cost the earth. We have devised three affordable ways in which you can achieve the important TS007:2012 Kitemark three star rating with Secured by Design approval.

The three star security rating was developed by Glass and Glazing Federation and Door and Hardware Federation in response to thieves using more sophisticated ways of breaking into doors which have been broadcast on the internet. The Kitemark gives individual products a one, two or three star rating. These products can then be used on their own or combined to achieve three stars. ... read more >

See us at the MLA for New Tools and Free Personalised Laser Engraving

The MLA Expo is just 2 weeks away and we are set to make a splash with new tools, low prices and a few freebies thrown in for good measure.

Here’s a sneak peak as to what to expect from the UAP TradeLocks stand this year.

New Releases

We will be launching our brand new Mortice Lock Impressioning Kit at the show, this will enable you to make Mortice Lock keys on the go. We will also be releasing our new Mortice Lock ID App for iPhones. Don’t worry if you’re an Android user we will be releasing an Adroid version in the future. With this you will be able to identify a mortice lock, then gives information on it and advises on the best tool to open it. ... read more >

The MAX6MUM SECURITY iPad App has arrived!

The eagerly awaited MAX6MUM SECURITY App, which was previewed at the FIT Show, is now available to download for FREE for iPads. The app enables the user to create their own MAX6MUM SECURITY door which will protect against burglars, vandals and bogus callers.

The app received a positive reception at the FIT Show as it enables the customers to have a catalogue of available door hardware and door security products in the palm of their hands, and they can even see what the product looks like on a door. ... read more >

Tailored Marketing – WHAT you want, HOW you want it, WHEN you want it!

We have recently invested in a high quality, professional printer so we can now print out whatever we want instantly. This means that we can tailor our marketing materials to our customers. So if you want a poster with your logo and information on it, we can give it to you.

We believe that the printer will open many more marketing possibilities for both us and our customers. We can tailor leaflets, flyers brochures etc  to specific customers, regions and industries. We will also have much more flexibility as we will not have to comply with minimum quantities that are required from printing companies, and we will eliminate the lead time. We can print our desired quantity instantly. ... read more >

iPlate – The most Innovative Letterplate in the World

Letterplate designs have been pretty stagnant for the past few years, with new releases being a variation of one basic design. So we decided to do something about it and have taken the Letterplate to the next level. 

The iPlate has a unique frameless design, patent pending soft close mechanism, corrosion proof construction, a unique un-sprung hinge and a patent pending magnetic ‘click to close’ feature. ... read more >

Fill out our customer survey to win an iPad!

  At UAP TradeLocks we are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our products and services. We appreciate your business and want to make sure we exceed your expectations. It is for this reason that each year we carry out a customer survey, the results from this enable us to find out what we are doing well and what areas need improvement. ... read more >

Fantastic Summer Savings – 20% OFF All Products

20% off all web orders over £100, UK, Northern Ireland and ROI.

 To celebrate the start of the Great British Summer we’re offering massive savings on all TradeLocks products.

We’ll be slashing the VAT on orders over £100 for the two whole weeks, so no one should miss out on these fantastic Summer Savings.

All TradeLocks customers can receive 20% off on ALL TradeLocks products including everything from Pink’s EPG2 to Belcher’s RPCP Kit, from Genuine Lishi tools to Training Locks and from MAX6MUM SECURITY to UAP Cylinders. ... read more >

FREE Key Codes With Genuine Lishi

 The auto-locksmith market has recently seen a major change with Peugeot and Citroen cancelling all non-dealer licences, thus limiting the provision of key codes to dealers only. It is believed that other car manufacturers are set to follow suit.

This new development has found some Auto-Locksmiths struggling to carry out these jobs, however this needn’t be the case. Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 Pick/Decoders enable you to find out the key codes yourself in less than 3 minutes. What’s more the key code is completely FREE! ... read more >

Meet the MAX6MUM SECURITY Team

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.

North 

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 Limited’s FIT Show Review

For the past few months there has been one favoured topic of conversation as everyone eagerly awaited the arrival of the Fabricators Installers Trade Show. With all eyes in the industry watching the FIT Show to see if the years of hard work and hundreds of thousands of pounds spent were worth it, there was a lot of pressure on the organisers. However I think everyone will agree it was a fantastic show. ... read more >

Coming Soon From UAP

We have been busy here at UAP developing several innovative new products to be launched at the FIT Show.

MAX6MUM SECURITY 2 Star Handle

To help our customers comply with the new TS007 3* standards we are releasing a high quality, ergonomically designed 2 star handle range that is packed with state of the art features.The MAX6MUM SECURITY 2 Star Handle has an integrated cylinder guard adding extra protection against lock snapping. The handle also has self-adhesive tabs to add to the attack resistance, assist in easy fitting and to aid water penetration resistance. ... read more >

New Sales Force Sweeps into UAP

 We’ve made a few changes here over the past few weeks and this has included the introduction of four new additions to the Sales team.

The new team members will be positioned all over the UK giving us National Sales coverage, meaning that our customers will have dedicated local representatives.

Our new Northern Sales Area Manager, Barry Halpin , and Southern Sales Area Manager, Andrew Grosvenor, joined our team last week. Since starting they have been busy introducing themselves to all of our customers. ... read more >

UAP TradeLocks A Hit at The Locksmiths’ Exhibition

We enjoyed great success at the recent Locksmiths’ Exhibition with visitors flocking to our stand to try out the new Letterbox Tool Video Goggles and to take advantage of our exclusive show prices.

The TradeLocks team were kept busy demonstrating the latest accessory for Pink’s Letterbox Tool, our new Video Goggles. The Video Goggles went down really well. We received some really positive feedback with visitors telling us that they were a ‘really good idea’ and ‘incredibly useful as they free up your hands.’ ... read more >

UAP Limited to Launch MAX6MUM SECURITY at Ireland’s Hardware Show

We will be making our first appearance at the Hardware/DIY Home Garden Show where we’ll be launching MAX6MUM SECURITY, our new high-security guaranteed door hardware brand for homeowners.

The MAX6MUM SECURITY range includes the patented UAP+ Zero Lift Cylinder which is Anti-Bump, Anti-Snap, Anti-Drill and Anti-Pick; we are so confident that this high security cylinder cannot be bumped that we’re offering homeowners a guarantee of up to €2,500 worth of property if the lock is bumped and the insurance won’t pay out. ... read more >

We’re Bringing MAX6MUM SECURITY to the FIT Show!

The FIT Show is just around the corner and everyone’s going! Well I don’t know if everyone is going but we definitely are and we have lots of exciting new things to show. We’ll be launching MAX6MUM SECURITY, our new high-security guaranteed door hardware brand for homeowners and we will be introducing the face of MAX6MUM SECURITY, our brand new super hero Max (see pic to left), to visitors. ... read more >

Full & Highly Secure Master Key Suites With Next Day Delivery

We like to try to make our customers lives a little easier by offering next day delivery as standard on all stocked products; however, we thought we could take this service to the next level by providing customers with a full and highly secure Master Key Suite next day.

After investing heavily in state of the art technology and highly trained staff, we now supply full and highly secure ‘off the shelf’ master key suites for larger commercial properties such as apartments, local authorities, hotels and sheltered accommodation. ... read more >

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

With the transfer window open, the UAP TradeLocks team have made
their latest signing in the form of accomplished locksmith, Warren Rockley.

Warren, who has over ten years experience running his own successful locksmith company in Stoke, will be joining us to take charge of the day to day running of the
locksmith supplies division of UAP TradeLocks.

... read more >

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM UAP LIMITED

We have had a fantastic year at UAP and, because of the support we have received from our customers, we have been able to support others.

We will not be sending out Christmas cards this year, instead we will be showing our thanks by donating the money we would have spent to Shelter – The Housing & Homelessness Charity.

Did you know 75,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas morning this year? They will be living in hostels, B&Bs or other temporary accommodation – places that can have a devastating impact on their health, happiness and chances in life. ... read more >

UAP TRADELOCKS PARTNER WITH JB KEY TO BENEFIT IRISH LOCKSMITHS

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There have recently been several comments made on the ALOI forums regarding UK promotions not being available to locksmiths in the Republic of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is considered to be an export market which means that the costs of couriers are much higher as there are fewer choices available. This results in servicing issues and as the costs are higher promotional prices are not possible. ... read more >

LEEDS UNITED UNVEIL UAP TRADELOCKS AS NEW SOUTH STAND SPONSOR!

Leeds United are pleased to announce that UAP TradeLocks have signed an agreement to become the Official South Stand sponsor of Leeds United.

The new agreement will see the UAP brand adorn the mid fascia of the stand along with the complete front fascia of the South Stand roof stand. The UAP brand name will also appear on the exterior of the South Stand, directly overlooking the busy Elland Road both on matchdays and non-matchdays. ... read more >

UAP TRADELOCKS PURCHASE RIGHTS TO CHRIS BELCHER TOOLS

UAP TradeLocks are delighted to announce the purchase of the rights to renowned Locksmith and Engineer, Chris Belcher’s curtain picks and other related tools. Chris has worked with UAP over the years to develop some fantastic tools that allow users to open safes and mortice locks.

Chris, who runs Bel-Chèr Locksmiths & Safe Engineers in Plymouth, has designed an array of tools which make up part of the UAP TradeLocks Signature Range, including the RPCP range which is highly acclaimed around the globe. Chris will continue working with UAP over the next few months on some exciting new innovations. ... 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 >