For those that haven’t yet registered for this June’s not-to-be-missed industry event; Lockex 2018 – Security & Fire Safety, the official opening of the online workshop portal  provides some extra incentive, but be sure to secure your place soon as time (with only six weeks to go until the big event) and seats are moving fast…

Lockex 2018 – Security & Fire Safety (brought to your by the team behind Clearview, Clearzine, Pro Installer, and The Locksmith Journal) promises be a one-stop-shop for everyone in the industry from locksmiths and auto locksmiths, security and fire safety officers, to architects, designers, planners, and specifiers.

Taking all the key parts from the first event in 2016 – well organised, visitor-orientated, industry relevant and an exhibition that was actually enjoyable –  plus adding some extra aspects to make sure newcomers and past guests alike will be satisfied, this year’s show may have expanded its reach – to reflect the ever-increasing concerns and considerations of security and fire safety – but be safe in the knowledge that there will be no compromise on the quality of displays, demonstrations or exhibitors at the event.

The reimagined workshop area – right in the heart of the Ricoh Arena – will this year house eight demo zones for exclusive training sessions, expert seminars and a keynote speech from Neil Vann. All Lockex workshops are absolutely free, and you can attend as many as you like, but you must reserve your space in advance so you don’t miss out. With industry-leading names from all over the world taking part, all you need to do to reserve your place is register for this year’s Lockex then head to the Workshop portal ( and pick any of the seminars and presentations you wish to attend. Here are some the companies that have already confirmed their class times and topics…

Burg Wächter

The safe choice for anyone wanting to see send their sales into fast forward, when it comes to video surveillance. Burg Wächter – Europe’s largest safe and post box manufacturer – will be discussing the different forms of video surveillance, new features, and the problems they solve in this one-hour workshop.

Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI)

This one-hour seminar on ironmongery for fire and escape doors will help you to understand regulations, standards and the legal, financial, and ethical consequences of ignoring the risks regarding correct specification, supply, maintenance, and inspection of fire doors.


Come and meet the ISEO technical team for a one-hour presentation to the new Zero1 electronic security product range to totally change the way you manage your security.

Warrior Doors

Managing Director Brett Barratt explains the company’s ethos on providing aesthetically-pleasing high security doors and screens, by balancing the implications of design features with a product that resists ballistic attack by raiders using tools and vehicles in a 45-minute seminar.


With a brand name that stands for ‘innovation and customer-oriented added value’, the team from Hoppe will be leading a one-hour workshop looking at the specification of ironmongery for security; helping you to understand regulations, standards, and the Secured by Design initiative.

BDB Lock & Safe

A masterclass held by BDB’s own Tony Ryan, BDB Lock & Safe is a Coventry-based safe specialist with over 30 years’ experience. This is a one-hour introduction specifically designed to cater for locksmiths who wish to branch into opening safes through unforced/picking means.

Lockex 2018 – Security & Fire Safety takes place 8th, 9th and 10th June 2018 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Visit to register and to find out more.