About Us

Our talents are many but we specialise in the following:

  • Intercom systems
  • Advanced access control systems
  • Alarms
  • Restricted or keyed-a-like locking products

We can cover all aspects of security and are more than happy to discuss all of your requirements.


We are a family business which began in 1985 with the formation of D.E.S. Door Entry Systems Ltd. from a shop/office in Westcliff-on-Sea and was set up to maintain intercom systems.

In 1988, the business moved to Kent for a brief spell and then back to Canvey Island in 1990. With the opening of the first shop on Canvey island, the business expanded to include domestic Locksmiths as well as commercial intercom maintenance and installation.

The Shop moved twice before settling in the current location and from here the business has evolved into the D.E.S. Locksmiths you see today. We have expanded the Locksmiths to include commercial key suites, car keys, keyed-a-like products and restricted key suites.

We also install and maintain intercom systems as well as advanced access control and emergency exit systems, alarms, gates, grilles and CCTV.

The MLA and Sold Secure

The Master Locksmiths Association

The MLA is a nationwide, not-for-profit trade association established in 1958, which is recognised by the Police, the Home Office and British Standards as the authority on Locksmiths. The MLA licenses its approved locksmith companies through strict vetting and regular inspections in order to ensure quality of service to the end customer looking for a high quality locksmith.

Sold Secure

Sold Secure was established in 1992 by Northumbria and Essex Police with the backing of the Home Office to assess security products through manual attack testing. Sold Secure is now administered by the MLA and is recognised by many insurance companies.