Master Locksmith Association Approved and Essex Trading Standards Emergency Loocksmith. We are a Genuine family Business Not a call centre Based in Halstead also covering Braintree Sudbury and Surrounding villages

Actfast Locksmiths
Halstead Master Locksmith

Master Locksmiths Association

Graham Cooper
Master Locksmith

Call now 01787 477513

Reg No. 002606

Reg No. BWC248


We offer fast response to: Halstead, Braintree, Witham, Sudbury, Dunmow, Chelmsford, Colchester and surrounding Villages

Commercial Security

Master Suiting

Digital Access Control Systems

Digital Access Control
Push Button Access Control
Master Suites

Bespoke made to measure Security Grills supplied and installed 

Security Grills
Restricted Key Sections - AiS Approved Safes - Access Control - Master Suites - Emergency Exit Systems -Door Closers

Regardless of the building and Business type, we are able to offer a full range of security products in line with your specific requirements.
We understand as a Business you need to secure your property while ensuring compliance with the equality act 2010 and ensuring compliance with panic and emergency exit hardware requirements.
We can help...
Call now for a free of charge, no obligation Security Audit.
MLA and Trading Standards approved Company advantages...
Clear advice, local support and transparent quotations backed by major manufacturers
We install Commercial grade locks to the latest British Standard, we supply all levels of mechanical digital locks. Working with you, we can build master-suite systems to control key issue to authorised people.
Through our patented and restricted key system we can also ensure that unauthorised copies are not produced.
BS EN 1154 Certifire approval overhead or concealed door closers supplied and installed.

Panic & Emergency Exit devices to BS EN 1125 & BS EN 179

Emergency Exit

Latest anti-attack suited or keyed alike cylinders!

TS007 3 Star Anti Snap Cylinder Locks
Panic & Emergency Hardware Free PDF Download

Hardwood PAS 24: 2012 Security Doorsets Installed. Click Here

For examples of our work please click  Here

Certification and Legislation

Products generically referred to as ‘architectural ironmongery’ are regulated by European standards and require mechanical, durability, corrosion and fire test evidence . This provides the construction industry with life safety and security products with a proven reliable performance and a consistent manufacturing quality. The products shown here are designed and manufactured to meet (and in many cases exceed) these stringent requirements. Wherever applicable our products are CE marked, guaranteeing their performance and ensuring they are fit for purpose.
CE Marking

Many architectural ironmongery products are required to be CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Directive, including panic and emergency exit hardware and door controls. From July 2013 the introduction of mandatory CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation came into force. For any building product which is covered by a harmonized standard, it is a legal requirement for that product to be CE marked. A number of EN standards covering exterior and interior door sets are at various stages of development. Consequently the mandatory CE marking of door sets came into force from July 2013 (initially on exterior doors only).

All CE marked products are available with a Declaration of Performance.

The concept of universal access is not new but it still provides a challenge for the construction industry. To meet obligations under the Equality Act, Approved Document M of The Building Regulations and BS 8300 continue to be the areas by which conformity is measured. We can offer guidance and product solutions to cover the following areas:

Low energy door controls
Electromagnetic door controls
Mechanical door controls to meet the conflicting requirements of BS 8300 and fire safety requirements of EN1154
Colour contrast in ironmongery for visual impairment
Comprehensive fittings for washrooms, showers and WCs

The Equality Act - disability legislation aimed at providing universal accessibility of buildings requires service providers to make “reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access”. Approved Doc M of the Building Regulations and BS 8300 both provide guidance in establishing recommended maximum opening forces for door controls to assist less able users. High efficiency Briton closers which are capable of meeting the required levels of opening and closing forces are marked with the “Wheelchair Symbol” but accurate installation, hinge friction, door seals and variable air pressure can all have a bearing on the opening resistance of the final door set. For doors which must also meet the stringent closing force requirements of EN 1154 for fire door applications, it may be more appropriate to use electromagnetic hold open or swing free closers or a powered opening solution. These must be CE marked in accordance with the requirements of EN 1155.

All these options are available within the our product portfolio. For additional advice, please contact Graham our Master Locksmith direct on:
01787 477513
 Certifire Approval

Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry. Many products have Certifire approval where required - look for the logo adjacent to the product listing.
Master Key Suites
Master Key Suites

Masterkey systems offer control over the movement of people within a building or buildings. It is most important that the keying requirements of a building are accurately and correctly detailed within a master key system to provide security and accessibility for the keyholders of the building.

Any master key suite recommendations must relate the security of the system to the convenience of movement within the building.

Too much reliance on one side of the security/convenience balance will either sacrifice the security offered or lose the convenience factor. It is thus vitally important to strike the right balance within a master key suite.

Examples of the principle of masterkeying are shown below.

Individually Keyed System (KD)
With an individually keyed system, each cylinder can be opened by its individual key.

Keyed Alike (KA)
This system allows for a number of cylinders to be operated by the same key. It is ideally suited to residential applications such as front and back doors.

Master Keyed (MK)
A master-keyed system involves each lock having its own individual key which will not operate any other lock in the system, but where all locks can be operated by a single master-key.

Grand Master Keyed (GMK)
This is an extension of the master-keyed system where each lock has its own individual key and the locks are divided into 2 or more groups. Each lock group is operated by a master-key and the entire system is operated by one grand master-key.

Common Entrance Suite (CES)
This system is widely used in apartments, office blocks and hotels. Each apartment (for example) has its own individual key which will not open the doors to any other apartments, but will open common entrance doors and communal service areas.
Call us now to arrange a full site survey and quotation based upon your specific requirements on
01787 477513
Actfast Locksmiths are also Trading Standards Approved. We open locks, supply and install locks to wooden UPVC and Metal doors Insurance advice given with fast emergency response to Halstead Braintree Witham Sudbury Suffolk Great Dunmow Earls Colne Sible Hedingham Gosfield Bures Hadleigh Great Notley Raine Felsted Marks Tey Essex