About Us


Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions has been serving the south of England for 45 years providing extensive expertise in locksmithing, ironmongery and security. Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions has its HQ in Fareham, Hampshire, and offers seven outlets across the region including Bournemouth, Brighton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton (Portswood), Southampton (Shirley), and Winchester. 

The business became Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions when Croma Security Solutions Group PLC and Access Key & Lock joined forces in December 2015. 

Croma Security Solutions Group (CSSG) began in 1970 as a family-run business, known as County Locksmiths in Shirley, Southampton. It was established by locksmith Fernando Fiorentino who arrived in the city from Sicily in the 1960s. County Locksmiths diversified becoming CSSG, an AIM-quoted business who’s CEO is Fernando’s son Roberto Fiorentino. CSSG works for major UK and international businesses and installs bespoke state-of-the-art security systems offering security and fire alarms, CCTV, access control, guarding and biometric identification. 

Access Key & Lock was founded as Access Locksmiths in 1998 by Mark Whettingsteel, a locksmith who began his career as a trainee in 1985 at CSSG under Fernando Fiorentino. Mark quickly grew the business acquiring Key and Lock Supplies Limited of Bournemouth, established in 1969, to become Access Key & Lock in 2005. Four years later the business bought Centre Security Limited, founded in 1978, to become the south of England’s largest independent chain of locksmiths offering over 45 years’ experience. 

Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions prides itself on its high quality workmanship and customer service. Access Key & Lock won Britain’s Best Security Retailer every year from 2008-2011, and Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions won silver in 2015 and 2016. 

To find out more about Croma Security Solution Group PLC, please visit www.cssgplc.com

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