Features of LockExpo

LockExpo is back this year bigger and better than ever! With all-new attractions.

Family Room

Although your excitement for LockExpo borders on the insane and is most likely the highlight of your year. Your family may not show the same the level of love and appreciation the locksmithing industry rightfully deserves. Therefore for the first time ever, we introduce to you the "family room".

Jam-packed with toys,  magazines, newspapers and balloons! the family room provides your loved ones with a safe haven of distractions, while you can go off and enjoy the show at your own leisure.  However, it should be noted that children must be supervised at all times.

Picking Competitions

To spice things up this year we have also decided to run a picking competition. The competition will consist of time trials throughout the day to pick 6 individual locks, the 6 fastest competitors will then go on to a live final. Other than the achievement and pride of knowing you are the champion lock picker of LockExpo2018 (a very prestigious title!) SKS will be providing a prize. Are you fast enough?


Arguably, the most important feature of an exhibition the refreshments. There's a lovely hotel on-site - the Orchard Hotel - which serves meals and bar snacks to non-residents as well as residents throughout the day.

A full English breakfast and hot and cold drinks are available from 7:30 am to 11 am on Saturday and Sunday for both residents and nonresidents of the hotel, or if you’re after something a bit smaller, from 8 am to 11 am a selection of breakfast baps will also be available. The hot food menu is available in the conference centre itself (order from the Cafe in the Concourse) from 12pm to 3pm serving a variety of classic pub food and if you’re still feeling peckish outside of those times, snacks and drinks are available all day at the bar.