Sunday 25 May 2014

Through the Keyhole with
Bob Sweeney, Advanced Security And Protection
This month we thought it would be a good idea to speak to the owner of ASAP Locks to find out a bit more about the man behind the pick...

Key Facts about Bob
Pets:  A 6 year old Jack Russell X called Ruby, who's as much at home in the van as she is on the sofa.
Would love to have:  My own team of Locksmiths to enable ASAP to cover the entire South West.
Dream car:  Aston Martin DB9.
Favourite food:  Sausages.
Likes to listen to:  All types of music, but I love 50's & 60's.
Would love to visit:  Bangkok.
So Bob, how and when did you first get into the industry?

When I left school in 1985 I applied to a number of security companies to become an intruder alarm engineer. There weren't many companies wanting to take on a trainee at the time, but a locksmith
company approached me about becoming an Apprentice Locksmith instead. I looked into what
this would involve and it looked interesting, so accepted and it went from there.

It mentions on your website ( that Advanced Security And Protection is a second time around business, what made you decide to do it all again?

Having sold my original business so that I could explore other avenues in the security industry, I decided that I preferred the hands on approach as a Locksmith as I found it more rewarding. I started ASAP in 2009 and haven't looked back.

What does a Locksmith actually do?

Some people seem to think that a Locksmith just cuts keys and lets you in if you're locked out. A Master Locksmith however will not only do this, but is capable of just about anything security related. Its all about maintaining security.

So what services does ASAP offer?

As I've already said, its more than just a service for cutting keys or letting you in. We offer anything which involves making your premises, either domestic or commercial, more secure. This can be anything from controlling access, door and window lock repairs and replacement to making keys by hand for obsolete locks that can't be replaced. We can provide a service for anything from a modern UPVC door or window to an old church. That's not forgetting the natural diversifications in the industry such as glass and glazing, intruder alarms and CCTV.

Devon is a big county, so what areas are you able to cover?
Roughly speaking, anywhere from Plymouth to Exeter and
all the places in between.  The area is probably as broad as it is long including The South Hams, Torbay and Dartmoor.

Sum up ASAP Locks in three words...
Price, Reliability, Knowledge.
So that's it in a nutshell, ASAP Locks are there to help, whatever your security needs. They offer a service to both commercial and domestic customers, with an emergency 24/7 call out – including over the Christmas and New Year period.

Sunday 12 January 2014

What is a locksmith?

a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.
1200–50; Middle English 

The locksmith profession first arose during the Middle Ages, derived from the Blacksmith who worked with metals to create battle and farming pieces for the local nobility and landowners. Over time the role of the blacksmith began to include more lock work and soon the locksmith became a profession in its own right. As locks developed and improved to keep our buildings secure so did the locksmiths, always keeping up to date with ever-changing locks and even more. 

In the modern day locksmiths do so much more than just cutting keys and opening doors. It is vital to keep our homes and offices safe and protected from intruders and the work of the locksmith is heavily involved with ensuring that your building is secure. In England and Wales it was found that between June 2012-2013 approximately 8.5 million crimes were reported by homes and resident adults. Although these numbers are a 7% decrease from the year before, at ASAP Locks we believe this is not low enough. We look forward to a day when burglary is a thing of the past.

To help keep your homes and businesses safe ASAP Locks offer:

Totnes LocksmithDoor and window lock supplied, fitted & opened
Emergency Locksmith Totnes24hr emergency lock out service
Tontes LocksmtihDoor and lock repairs
Emergency locksmith TotnesFull home security (keyed alike or to differ)
Tones Emergency LocksmithMaster Key systems
Totnes Emergency LocksmithUpvc multipoint locks
Totnes Emergency LocksmithSafe and Vault service, maintenance and repair
Emergency Locksmith TotnesPolice and Insurance approved
Totnes LocksmithBespoke solutions
Locksmiths TotnesDomestic and Commercial

A police and insurance approved company, ASAP Locks can be trusted to do all that it takes to ensure your security and with 28 years of experience, they really know their trade. Don’t delay, ensure your home and business security today and join our vision for a safer future.

Information gathered from:

Saturday 28 December 2013

New Year Special Offer from Advanced Security And Protection

Welcome to the Advanced Security And Protection blog.
We're really excited to be launching this and as a way of celebrating our first official blog, we're offering all of our customers (new and existing) a 10% discount, yes 10% discount, on the final bill for all work booked and carried out in January 2014.
Remember, we're not just here if you happen to lock yourself out of your home (although we will come to your rescue, whatever the time of day, if you do) but are also here to help with anything lock and security related, from lock repairs and replacements for all types of doors and windows to CCTV and alarm installations and we are more than happy to carry out a free, no obligation, security survey of your property to ascertain the requirements best suited to you and your home or business.
So... what are you waiting for?! 
If you've been meaning to get that sticky lock fixed, or that window repaired, but haven't quite got round to it, then give Bob or Viv a call today on 01364 73722 / 07511 262892 and take advantage of our special offer of 10% off your final bill, by quoting "JAN14".
(Please note that in order to qualify for your 10% discount you must quote the reference when you first make the call and the work must be booked in and carried out during January 2014.)
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Monday 18 November 2013


"My name is Bob Sweeney, owner of ASAP Locks based in Devon.

If you find yourself locked out of your home, or business, then I can help you gain entry using a non-destructive technique. It doesn't matter what time of day or night as I offer my emergency locksmith services on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.

I am a qualified master locksmith with:
  • 27 years experience
  • Police and insurance approved

  • Local, independent locksmith  (not a national)                               
  • Card payments accepted
  • OAP and student discounts available.

Give me a call now on 01364 73722 or 07511 262 892 for a rapid response.