Lock Expo Or Couch Potato? Why Travel All That Way When You Can Grab a Bargain Online with Tradelocks


It’s Lock Expo time this weekend, and we know how many of you love to head down and grab yourself some savings. But what if there was another option…

One that didn’t involve spending your weekend taking a long drive, splashing out on fuel and battling through a bunch of other locksmiths to get to your chosen stand. Wouldn’t you rather grab a beer, sit at home, put your feet up and have the bargains come to you? ... read more >

1 Day Until the First 2017 Tradelocks Roadshow Event

Dublin we are coming for you! Tomorrow we kick off our Roadshow events in the Irish capital with demos and dedicated picking workshops. Here is what you can expect to see and do:

  • Freshen up both yours and your staffs skills with dedicated picking workshops
  • Get expert advice on updating your services
  • Pick up the latest tools AND find out how to use them effectively to upgrade your business
  • Try before you buy
  • Grab a bargain
  • Speak to the people who are paid to keep with the times and keep in the know


Each Tradelocks Roadshow will be a little different depending what we believe most people in that area want to see. Tomorrows event, which will be run by locksmith expert Pat McGinn and Tradelocks professional locksmith Kevin Pritchard. Youwill be able to see mortice impressioning demonstrations being ran between 10am and 1pm and dedicated Genuine Lishi picking and training from 1pm until 4pm. ... read more >

Stay in the Know: Attend a 2017 Tradelocks Roadshow!

Stay ahead of the game, and stay ahead of your competitors with our help. Get yourself to one of our Roadshow events, registration now open!

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There is a lot of competition out there. With so much competition within the industry can you afford to be cocky when it comes to keeping in the know?

Tradelocks Roadshows are more then just a product exhibition, they are more then just a place to pick up the latest tool and is much more then just an opportunity for us to give you our sales spiel. ... read more >

10 Reasons to Attend one of the Tradelocks Roadshows


On Saturday the 26th of November we will be kicking off our Roadshow event in Newcastle, with another the following week in Cardiff – on Saturday the 3rd of December. And registration for both events is now open!

This gives all of our customers, or any other locksmith, an opportunity to come and see us while we are in your neck of the woods. ... read more >

Tradelocks Roadshow… First Stop Newcastle!

The Tradelocks Roadshow is a completely FREE event and that will see us touring the country putting on trade shows in various cities across the UK. And now we have revealed our first stop – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne!

On November the 26th, we will make the first stop of our UK tour in Newcastle where we will be showcasing new products and some of  our  most popular tools, as well as offering huge deals and discounts to those who attend. ... read more >

Coming Soon! The Tradelocks Roadshow


Following the success of our Open Day in August, Tradelocks is going on tour! We will be touring the UK with all their latest tools, products, deals and of course experts who will be meeting with customers across the country. 

The Tradelocks Roadshow will be hosted in a different town each month giving customers from around the UK an opportunity to come along and see us, hassle free, without the travel. ... read more >

2016 LockEx: Review

If you didn’t manage to get down to the Ricoh Arena last weekend for the 2016 LockEx or missed us at stand 20, then here is what you missed on the day:

Stand 20 

Our stand was all about our auto products at this year’s event and all those who came to see us were able to check out our extensive auto product range with leading names such as Genuine Lishi, Truecode, KeyDIY, Access Tools, SuperVAG, Tango and many, many more. ... read more >

Come and See us at LockEx stand 20 for ALL Things Auto!

We will be exhibiting our extensive range of high quality auto locksmith products at the 2016 Lockex.

It’s all about auto at stand 20 of the first ever Lockex! Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September, we will be showing off our auto range with a series of live product demonstrations throughout the day.

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Triumph at the Tradelocks Open Day!

^D4CE41C7F8F08DB0C4D94E2A36DA1E318214BDCA7B4228552D^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrIt may have been a washout as far as the weather was concerned, but it certainly wasn’t a washout as far as events go at last weekends Open Day event on Saturday!

The day was a tremendous success with fantastic feedback from those who attended. Locksmiths from all over the UK, as far as London and Ireland flocked to our premises in Whitefield, Greater Manchester  and we even had one guests fly in all the way from Sweden, especially for the event. ... read more >

Meet the Experts! Chris Belcher and Martin Pink to attend Tradelocks Open Day

Announcement: Industry leading professionals Chris Belcher and Martin Pink will be attending our Open Day event on the 20th of August.


Everyone in the locksmith world knows and respects Chris Belcher and now is your chance to speak to the man himself. The developer of RPCP tools and the genius behind the Multi Gauge Mortice Pick will be on hand to answer questions, give tips and advice to everyone in attendance of the event in August. ... read more >

Tradelocks Open Day is Back!

On the 20th of August, for one day only, we are opening our doors to locksmiths and valued customers alike, giving them the opportunity to bag some bargains, witness live product demonstrations and meet industry leading professionals.


More than just an Open day

It’s promised to be a day of deals and discounts, free food and fun; taking place on the 20th of August 2016, with doors opening at 9.30am – the Tradelocks Open Day is back! ... read more >

Tradelocks: Lock Expo Review

It was nothing but deals and demonstrations from us at this year’s Lock Expo in Nottingham over the weekend!

Access Tools, Keyline Cutting Machines, KEYDIY, SuperVAG, Truecode Key Programming Kits and all things Genuine Lishi; we had an extremely busy weekend as we showcased all these products and more!

We wanted to give all those visiting the Expo plenty of reason to come and see us at stands B32-B36 and with demonstrations going on throughout the weekend and a host of offers available, we did not disappoint! ... read more >

Tradelocks: Official Sponsors of the Lock Expo

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The countdown is on for the Annual Locksmiths Exhibition on the 27th and 28th of this month.  Now in its seventh year, the Expo which will take place in Nottingham’s East Midlands Conference Centre will see industry leading suppliers and manufacturers showcasing the very best in locksmithing tools and products. 

We will be this years sponsors and will be showcasing a range of products, special offers and offering FREE training and demonstrations. ... 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 >

10 reasons the Keyline Ninja Full Monty Deal Makes MLA Expo Cut

With just a week to go until the MLA Expo in Telford, the biggest event of its kind, Tradelocks want to give you 10 reasons our Ninja Full Monty deal will be well worth taking advantage of!

The Full Monty is not only an amazing offer on Keyline’s Ninja Laser Key Cutting Machine, but also offers a range of handy accessories and a manageable payment plan – taking care of all your locksmith needs. ... read more >

Tradelocks at MLA Expo – Products that are Key

Proving our machines are a cut above the rest, we will be giving demonstrations of some of the top Keyline products at this year’s MLA event.

As industry leading manufacturers of key cutting and cloning technology, Keyline are globally recognised for their product innovation and easy to use proficient machines. Here at Tradelocks we are proud to showcase the revolutionary range of Keyline technology which is exclusive to us. ... read more >

Locksmith Training Courses – Unlock a New Career

Tradelocks has teamed up with industry leading Locksmith trainers 1st Call Lockouts, to bring a training course for those hoping to start off their automotive locksmithing career on the right key.

Introducing the 8 day automotive locksmith course, that will provide training on live cars from the new Keyline School of Excellence in Birmingham.


The hands on course will train participants in all the necessary aspects of automotive locksmithing needed to kick start their career, including: ... 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 >

Unbeatable Deals on Keyline Key Cutting Machines at the TradeLocks Open Weekend!

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With less than 3 weeks to go before the eagerly anticipated TradeLocks Open Weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June we are now giving you the golden opportunity to come on down to our impressive, spacious warehouses in Manchester and get hands-on with the finest equipment on the market. Practical demonstrations will be carried out by some of the industry’s top locksmiths, who specialise in both domestic and auto locksmithing.  And we can 100% guarantee that our fantastic Keyline Key Cutting Machines will be a huge hit, especially when you factor into the equation that they are available at heavily discounted prices ONLY at the second EVER TradeLocks Open Weekend! ... read more >

Tradelocks Open Days – 27 & 28 June

Tradelocks Open Days


Free transport to and from the event

 Demo’s on live cars throughout the weekend!

The Tradelocks Open Weekend Training extravaganza is filling up FAST, and Tradelocks have now made it even easier to get there, and back from the event in Whitefield, Manchester…

Tradelocks are putting on free transport to and from Manchester Airport for anyone travelling by air, to and from Piccadilly Train Station if you are coming by train! Also FREE TRANSPORT to and from the local hotels is being laid on for anyone coming to the event throughout the day and into the evening on Saturday! ... read more >

Peterson Picking Made Easy, With Hands-On Help from the Legend Himself

This week, we had a surprising-yet exciting-visit from one of the most respected and familiar faces in the locksmith industry. Yes, that’s right; Ken Peterson dropped into TradeLocks HQ for a fleeting appearance, and he was more than welcome! The 6th Annual Locksmiths Expo down in Nottingham proved to be such a huge success, and we were sorry that the event had to come to an end. So it was met with a huge sigh of relief that we had something else to look forward to after all of the weekend’s goings-on. We supply the largest range of Peterson tools on the market, and have just recently introduced some brand new products into the range, which meant that he came at EXACTLY the right time! ... read more >

The 2 Day TradeLocks Vehicle Opening Course-How Was it for You?

On the second day of the TradeLocks Vehicle Opening Course, both Richard Breslin and Martin Pink thought it would be an excellent idea to focus on specific locks, such as Ford. Ford locks are notoriously difficult to pick but, seeing as Ford models are the most popular make of car on the road by a considerable margin, anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the auto locksmith trade needs to be relatively competent when dealing with Ford locks, otherwise their services will be somewhat limited. Therefore, Ford lock picking is an essential skill to master, which is why Martin and Richard (both of who are respected authorities when it comes to the fine art of Lishi) wanted to concentrate on this particular aspect of Lishi-picking in order for trainees to develop and expand their skills and become more knowledgeable and confident in the process. ... read more >

Practice Makes Perfect on the 2 Day Vehicle Opening Locksmith Course

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As soon as he sat down at his workstation, Henry explained the reason why he booked a flight to Manchester as soon as word started spreading that there was to be another 2 Day Vehicle Opening Locksmith Course in the pipeline, “I wanted to gain more experience in the auto locksmith industry in order to expand my client base and generate more customer awareness. I remember locking my own keys in my E200 Mercedes Benz years ago, and had no clue how to get them out without causing any damage to the lock; but now I am aware of what to do in this situation. However, there is still a lot to learn-which is why I am here!” ... read more >

Get Proficient With Peterson Picks and Tools at the 6th Annual Locksmiths’ Expo!

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The Locksmiths’ Exhibition returns in 2015 for its sixth year, and we expect that it is going to be bigger-and better-than ever before! On Saturday 7th March (09:30-17:30) to Sunday 8th March (09:00-15:30), locksmiths from across the UK and Ireland-as well as further overseas-will descend upon the East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham, to attend one of the most eagerly-anticipated and prestigious occasions of the calendar year; and we cannot wait! ... read more >

Locksmith Training Courses Perfectly Demonstrate the Art of Lishi


Here at TradeLocks, we always believe that you can improve and progress as a professional, regardless of how experienced you may be. Everyone can learn new skills and perfect their overall performance, and one of the most effective ways in which you can expand and develop your services is by attending one of our informative, educational Locksmith Training Courses. ... read more >

Book Your Place on A TradeLocks Lock Opening Course and Perfect Your Performance

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Due to incredibly high demand, TradeLocks has been investing in developing our very own fully-equipped locksmith training centre based in Dundalk, Co. Louth, from where we will offer regular vehicle and lock opening courses. The course will begin with vehicle opening, where we will go in far more depth and discuss the locks and how they operate. These hands-on, practical modules will be extremely demonstrative, with each trainee having their own individual locks and tools to use. We will look in detail at the different methods adopted for entry, including the handling of Overlifters, Rakes and Jigglers. After this, we will then progress to using the now world-famous Genuine Lishi NightVision tools, and Genuine Lishi Tibbe merchandise. ... read more >

Lishi-Picking Made Easy, Courtesy of UAP TradeLocks

Lishi Workshop #2

The TradeLocks Open Weekend saw locksmiths from across the United Kingdom flock to UAP Limited to partake in informative, invaluable cylinder re-pinning classes and hands-on uPVC door opening demonstrations, all of which were completely FREE of charge. It was a rare and golden opportunity for both eager amateurs and qualified professionals to showcase their skills and learn a thing or two from respected industry greats such as Martin Pink, Chris Belcher and the Master of Lishi himself, Pat McGinn (pictured below). ... 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 >

FREE Genuine Lishi Workshops at the Tradelocks Open Weekend

If you are after top of the range tools which have been specifically and deliberately created for overall effectiveness and simplicity of use, then look no further than Genuine Lishi. Genuine Lishi tools need to be operated in the correct manner if they are to reach their maximum potential and serve the purpose which they are intended for. It is therefore essential that you receive the right training, undertaken from those who specialise in the industry, if you are to take full advantage of the rewards and benefits which Genuine Lishi tools have to offer. The most effective way in which you can learn how to competently handle Genuine Lishi tools is by listening to an expert opinion and attending practical, step-by-step demonstrations, as this gives you hands-on experience with these tools. This enables you to obtain a better understanding of how they function, especially when it comes to manipulating locks. ... read more >

Meet the Legends at the Tradelocks Open Weekend

If you want to seek advice from the best in the business then you are in luck, as leading industry experts such as Chris Belcher, Martin Pink and Pat McGinn will be ready and waiting to answer your questions at the Tradelocks Open Weekend. It is the first event of its kind, and therefore cannot be missed, as there are some rather special surprises in store! As well as a bouncy castle and fun-packed activities for little ones to enjoy, there is also a free hog roast and a fully-stocked beer tent which is open all day long, so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. The Tradelocks Open Weekend is a celebration of our services and products, which we are both immensely proud of, hence why we are offering lucky participants the golden opportunity to learn inside tricks of the trade from those in the know. ... read more >

Locksmiths’ Exhibition 2014

Locksmith show email bannerFor the fifth year running, the Locksmiths’ Exhibition is finally nearly here. On Saturday 8th March and Sunday 9th March 2014, the exhibition is taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The exhibition is open between 9.30am and 5.30pm on Saturday, and 9am to 3.30pm on Sunday, and it gives you the opportunity to come down and benefit from the amazing show prices and deals that we are offering. ... read more >

Visit MAX6MUM SECURITY at Totally DIY / Totally Tools to meet England Football Legends!!!

Totally Tools As brand new suppliers to NMBS we have developed a retail range of architecturally specified door hardware and door security products which have been tested to relevant standards such as Secured by Design and BSi Kitemark. The range includes door knockers, door viewers, letterplates, euro cylinders, mortice locks, letters and numerals, door chains, door handles, identity card slots, window restrictors and sash jammers. All of these are available in high impact yellow and black blister packaging. ... read more >

MAX6MUM SECURITY® is set to make its Totally DIY debut

We will be heading down to the Totally DIY show for the first time in a few weeks to launch MAX6MUM SECURITY® to the retail market.

Paul, Max and Norman

Former Leeds United and England legends Norman Hunter and Paul Reaney and former Welsh Captain Terry Yorath will be on our stand helping us kick off our first appearance at the show by challenging visitors to a game of table football. ... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >


MAX6MUM SECURITY powered by UAP Limited captivated visitors to our stand with our new high impact door security range aimed at homeowners.

We launched MAX6MUM SECURITY at the Irish Hardware Fair over the weekend. The new range offers high quality, affordable and easy to fit door security for the retail market; included in the range is the 67mm 5 Pin Irish Market Replacement Cylinder which is anti-snap and anti-bump. ... read more >

UAP TradeLocks’ Preview to The Locksmith’s Exhibition

The Locksmith’s Exhibition is just around the corner and as always we’ll be pulling out all the stops to exceed visitors expectations and leave them talking about things to come.

Visitors to our stand will not be disappointed as we will be launching some exciting new products, have some amazing show prices, live demonstrations and we’ll be giving away a free EPG2 in our ‘How Quick Can You Pick’ competition. ... read more >


MAX6MUM SECURITY powered by UAP Limited will be making its first appearance at the Irish Hardware Fair this weekend at the Citywest in Dublin, and we would love for you to come and meet us on our stand!

We will be launching MAX6MUM SECURITY, our new high-security guaranteed door hardware brand for homeowners. The MAX6MUM SECURITY range comes complete with maximum marketing and sales support which will also be revealed at the exhibition. As part of this we will be introducing visitors to Max – our brand character and face of MAX6MUM SECURITY.

We will also be showcasing our vast range of door hardware and door security products including our new High Security Door Handles and Irish Market Replacement Cylinders.

The Hardware/DIY Home Garden Show will be taking place on Sunday 17th – Monday 18th February 2013 at Citywest Exhibition Centre, Co. Dublin. Come and visit us at stand J9/H9.

To register for the exhibition visit www.irishhardwarefair.com

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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 >

The Auto Locksmith Exhibition 2012 Review

Last weekend saw the first ever Auto Locksmith Exhibition (ALEX) at The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, and the UAP TradeLocks team were there with our most popular Auto Locksmith tools and equipment – from Genuine Lishi Picks and Decoders, Vices, User Guides and Training Locks to tension tools, air wedges and pick sets.

The show was a great success with visitors crowding our stand to get hands on with Genuine Lishi 2-in-1s and Direct Key Readers as well as an exclusive look at the 3D Pro Xtreme Key Cutting Machine. ... read more >

Countdown to ALEX 2012 ….. 4 days to go

Not long to go now so here is another sneak preview into the exclusive offers available at Stand 11 at the Auto Locksmith Exhibition….

For more information on Genuine Lishi click here.

Watch this space for more previews into what offers will be available at ALEX. 

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Sneak Peek Into The TradeLocks Stand At The ALEX 2012

With just over a week to go until the Auto Locksmith Exhibition in Nottingham on the 27-28th October, we thought we should give you a peek into what will be on offer and so here are three reasons why you should visit the TradeLocks team at Stand 11:


We will be bringing along some fantastic new Genuine Lishi Accessories that no auto locksmith should be without. ... read more >

JB Key Open Day Review

Andy, Pat and Phill

UAP TradeLocks headed over to Ireland at the weekend to join JB Key at their Open Day. We enjoyed great success with visitors crowding in to get a look at our new MAX6MUM SECURITY range.

UAP TradeLocks’ representatives were on hand to showcase the latest TradeLocks products on offer from JB Key; these included the MAX6MUM SECURITY range, Genuine Lishi and locksmith tools. ... read more >

A Great Weekend- MLA Expo 2011

A Fantastic Weekend For The Locksmithing World

What a brilliant show. We would like to thank the industry experts that joined us on our stand including Chris Belcher, Les Burgess, Martin Pink and Nigel Tolley who proved popular with visitors, many of which bagged some handy tips on their new tools. We were also joined by our American friends Jim Broadhurst and Jim Hetchler, along with our
Chinese colleagues Queenie and Hattie. ... read more >

2 Days To Go Until the MLA Expo… Demo’s

2 Days To Go Until The MLA Expo…

Who better to ask about Tradelocks newest products then the creators themselves? With the opportunity to see the experts using some of your favourite UAP Tradelocks products it’s just one reason why this year’s MLA expo is a must.

Chris Belcher

With a Royal naval engineering background, Chris’s knowledge and skills have enabled him to develop some of the cleverest tools on the market. The RPCP is just one example of his work engineered to an exceptional standard. ... read more >

3 Days To Go Until The MLA Expo… EPG2 Competition

3 Days To Go Until The MLA Expo… How Quick Can You Pick?
Win an EPG2!

There is nothing like a bit of friendly competition and we want to test your skills to see who can pick the lock in our door in the fastest time. The competition will be taking place on our stand (195/200) at

·         Friday 9th September: 10-11am and 1-2pm

·         Saturday 10th September: 10-11am and 12-1pm

·         Sunday 11th September: 10-11am

The winner will be announced on Sunday at 12pm who will receive a second generation Electric Pickgun (EPG2).

Les Burgess will be on our stand over the weekend with his clever new tool the Burgess Curtain Turner. When a key has been left in a lock on the inside of a property, there is no better solution than the Burgess Curtain Turner. Made from stainless steel, this super strong non-destructive tool is ideal for opening the lock from the outside. A simple but essential tool for any Locksmith, available at the MLA Expo.

Also demonstrating on our stand with their professional tools will be industry experts Chris Belcher, Martin Pink and Nigel Tolley.

So if you think you can pick our lock in the fastest time make sure you visit our stand (195/200) for your chance to win an EPG2. Ready…Set… Pick!

Platinum Sponsors of This Years MLA Expo

We enjoy exhibiting all around the world for many reasons but mainly it’s to meet face to face with our customers to ensure we are providing you with relevant state of the art products along with the guidance and tips you need to ensure you can make the most out of your expert tools. The MLA are using the profits from this years exhibition towards developing a nationally recognised locksmithing qualification helping legitamise the industry, which is just another reason why we were keen to be this years platinum sponsors. ... read more >

Spoiler Alert! New Product to be launched at MLA

The highly anticipated Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 User Guide. Launching at the MLA expo for a very special show price of £80 (+ VAT)!

There’s not that many interesting and popular guides, apart from perhaps the TV guide or the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but we reckon the Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 User Guide is not only interesting, but set to be the most popular guide in Auto-Locksmithing history! ... read more >

“Catch up on the latest developments in the world of locksmithing and security” MLA Expo 2011

UAP Tradelocks would like to invite you to the MLA Expo 2011…

When: 9-11th September
Where: Telford International Centre


Taking place at the Telford International Centre on the 9th-11th September, the MLA Expo is the ideal event to keep up to speed with the latest developments within the world of locksmithing and physical security. As platinum sponsors, UAP Tradelocks will be providing you with a show to remember. ... read more >

The Countdown Begins… Save a Fortune at Tradelocks with our LOW SHOW PRICES!

With less than two weeks to go until The Locksmiths’ Exhibition, here’s a sneak preview of just a few of the exclusive show prices that main sponsors TradeLocks will be offering on the day… 


Pink’s Budget Snapper Bar 
Our budget snapper bar was developed in assocation with locksmiths who wanted a great doubled ended snapper bar, but were fed up with having to throw them away when one end gets damaged or old.Now they don´t. All you have to do is unscrew the damaged end and buy a low cost replacement. Special Show Price: £15 + VAT ... read more >

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tradelocks!

Kung Xi fa Choy!

At UAP and Tradelocks, we celebrated our New Year in January by slashing the VAT on all web orders and saving our customers a MASSIVE 20%

 Luckily for you, we’ve decided to celebrate Chinese New Year as well and we’re hoping to treat our customers a bit more personally this time at The Locksmiths’ Exhibition!

You may not recognise the name Huiyi Pan, also known as Queenie – but you will definitely recognise her face! Queenie is renowned in China for her former modelling, and well known throughout the world as ‘the face of Lishi’. Next month, Queenie will be flying over to England to appear at The Locksmiths’ Exhibition! ... 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 >

Mr. Li’s visit – a great success!

Following an extremely busy few weeks preparing for Mr. Li’s visit to the UK, we are delighted to announce that the Lishi training courses at the ALA Convention, the Reebok Arena in Bolton and here at UAP’s Head Office turned out to be a huge success.

We can’t begin to express how privileged we feel to have been given the opportunity to work with Mr. Li, who prior to this visit had never left China before. Having heard all about his reputation in China as a highly skilled locksmith engineer, it was fantastic to see him demonstrate the picking sequences for the tools which he has developed, and despite the language barrier, it was clear to all who attended his courses that he is an extremely skilled individual. ... read more >

Genuine Lishi to sponsor the ALA Convention

Genuine Lishi – An exciting week ahead

With only four days to go until the Auto Convention, we’ve been busy preparing for an exciting week. As the main sponsor, we’ve pulled out all the stops and we look forward to introducing you to Mr Li, founder of the Genuine Lishi brand, who has travelled all the way from China to offer his Genuine Lishi Master Classes. ... read more >

Genuine Lishi to Sponsor the Auto Convention 2010 – That’s Magic!

This year, our Genuine Lishi brand is to be the main sponsor of the  Auto Locksmith Convention due to be held at the Manchester Airport Hilton over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November 2010, and with a magical theme, we have a few tricks up our sleeves!

The Auto Convention is brought to you by the Master Locksmiths Association, Auto Locksmiths Association and The European Locksmiths Federation and is notorious for being a prestigious international event. For members of the ALA, MLA, ELF and ALOA groups, there are a vast range of hands-on training courses and seminars available. There is plenty on offer for all members including the invaluable training and networking opportunities to auto locksmiths worldwide. ... read more >