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Andrew James Locksmith. Locally based, fast and friendly. Associated member of the MLA.

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Reviewed by Shuzna on 27/9/2019

Recommend Andrew definitely cake and looked at job started straight away got job done !

Get Locked

Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

With years of experience, Get Locked specialises in locksmith services. We provide lock installation, repair and replacement services for both domestic and commercial customers at reasonable prices. Contact is today for a free quote.

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Reviewed by Matt on 14/10/2019

Luke, carried out the job on the day scheduled. Swift working with very helpful advice. Friendly and good humoured. Thanks, Matt

When you need to use an Emergency Local Locksmith, you want to ensure that the person arriving at your premises is fully insured, vetted, trustworthy, and equally important, cost-effective.

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Reviewed by Rosemary on 1/9/2019

Absolutely brilliant service. Contacted me within a few minutes of my enquiry. The job was done the same morning. Value for money. Definitely recommend Robert to all my family and friends.

Working in the areas in and around 25 miles of both Grantham and Spalding, I am a fully qualified Locksmith accredited with the UKLA (UK Locksmiths Association). At LockSwift, not only do we arrive promptly in clean company branded vehicles, but we listen carefully to your concerns and provide a comprehensive solution. All of our locksmiths and security team are fully trained experts, with years of combined experience in providing all types of professional locksmith services. Whether you have been locked out of your home and need to source a locksmith you can depend on, or you want to change the locks in your business when it suits your schedule, you can always rely on us. I cover all aspects of locksmith work from simple lock replacements through to more complex lock picking and gaining entry services. All locks we provide are well made, high quality products that are built to last. As part of our service we can offer you repair and replacement of UPVC Multi Point Locking Systems on UPVC doors along with Multipoint Locking Systems on wooden and composite doors too. I have over 15 years experience in construction and interior fit-outs and can offer door hanging, door furniture fitting, UPVC replacement fitting alongside my Locksmith work. I can also be called upon if you have had a break-in and need to secure your premises. I am DBS (formerly CRB) checked and I carry full Public Liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Francesca on 8/10/2019

Amazing help today, timely manner, very professional. Friendly and polite gentleman that made us feel at ease. Got the job done quickly and to a very high standard.

South London based locksmiths, trading over 5 years. Providing 24/7 emergency service. Door Opening, Lock Fixing/Replacing, Security Upgrades & More.We are fully insured and guarantee all work for 1 year. Polite,Professional & Punctual, Dreadlocksmith LTD

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Reviewed by Tegan on 13/5/2019

Reliant. Used a couple of times.

We are a 24hr locksmith based in south london. We offer, Alarm ,access control ,entry phones and locksmithing services all at cheap and reasonable prices. All work is covered by Public Liability insurance. No call out charge, Quick and reliable service

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Reviewed by Kaviraj on 3/10/2019

Thank you very much for your help Paul.

I have been working as a locksmith for quite a number of years. I pride myself in the quality of work I achieve. NCFE accredited, fully insured and DBS/CRB Police checked. I work with local authorities, police, coastgurd, insurance companies, estate agents, Fylde council and my favourite the general public.I have also done my bit for charities ie North West AirAmbulance and Fylde Food Bank. I gain non destructive entry, usually picking locks, fix broken doors and windows. From simple adjustment, alignment issues to replacing full faulty mech I cover all types of locksmith work. Supplying BRITISH Standard locks to satisfy the stringent quality checks insisted on by insurance companies and recommended by police. I also board up broken windows and doors, after accident or burglary or vandal damage, securing properties to a high standard. Intruder alarms are a great deterrent, I also fit these. Camera door bells fitted and keyless entry locks fitted also. Thank you for reading regards Darren from ADPLOCKSMITH FOR LOCK OR KEY CALL ADP

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Reviewed by David on 14/10/2019

Well pleased with the quick response and quick job

Hi my name is johnny i work for my company J&R locksmiths with my partner richard. We are new to rated people but been a locksmith for 3 years befor starting J&R Locksmiths i worked as a carpenter for 10 years. So weather your locked out or need new locks fitted or new doors hung your in the right hands. Feel free to ask any question and we will also beat any quote thanks

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Reviewed by Lynn on 12/5/2019

Very quick response, good company.

Genuine local independent Locksmith and UPVC window & door repair specialist. Level 4 NCFE Locksmith qualified. £2M public liability insured. CRB/DBS checked

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Reviewed by Louise on 23/8/2019

There was great communication from Andy throughout the job. He completed the work quickly and efficiently.

GM Locksmiths is a 24 Hour emergency service that covers Glasgow and surrounding areas, All locksmiths are Accredited and CRB checked.

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Reviewed by Ian on 7/6/2019

Prompt, efficient and very helpful - Gordon was unable to fix the lock as it had broken but he secured the door before he returned with a specially ordered replacement part a few days later.

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Emergency / 24 hour locksmith specialists - what you need to know

If you’re unfortunate enough to lock yourself out of your home (or need to repair a faulty or temperamental lock), then you’ll need the services of an emergency or 24-hour locksmith. Your knight in shining armour, they’ll arrive and rescue you or secure your home – depending on the jam you find yourself in. 

Locksmiths don’t just fix broken locks or cut new keys. They deal with all things security-related, from high-tech digital access systems and burglar alarms, to more traditional deadbolts and doorknobs – ensuring all bases are covered.

You might be tempted to do this kind of work yourself. But if locks are ill-fitted, you risk your security (as well as potentially invalidating your home and contents insurance). Find a professional locksmith, and they’ll be able to advise you on (and properly fit) the most appropriate locks for your house.

Cost of emergency locksmith services

An emergency locksmith should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost of hiring them will vary depending on the time of day and scope of the job.

Typical fees, labour only, are:

  • Replace a budget lock: £100-£150+
  • Replace an advanced anti-snap lock: £125-£175+
  • Lost keys or remove a broken key (no new lock required): £50-£150+

Locksmith prices – what affects the quote? 

Your locksmith may charge more (or less) depending on:

  • The size of the job. Many locksmiths charge an hourly rate, so changing one lock at your property could take an hour. Multiple changes, not surprisingly, can take several hours.
  • Additional parts. Any parts that are required will also affect your quote. This is often necessary if you have a snapped lock or cylinder, or if a lock can’t be repaired. The specific lock needed will depend on what type of door you have (and, potentially, on your insurance policy).
  • Call-out fees and 24-hour service charges. Emergency locksmiths are likely to charge a different fee for more inconvenient hours, usually between 6pm and 8am. They may include a call-out fee too.

While there are lots of variables when it comes to the cost of hiring an emergency locksmith, they should be able to accurately quote for the work upfront.

How to choose your locksmith

Here are some credentials to help you decide which locksmith is right for you.

  • Specialists in the work you need. Some locksmiths may have extensive experience in alarm systems, while others will focus on replacing and repairing locks. There are also auto locksmiths who can help if you’re having problems with your car’s security.
  • Emergency or 24-hour services. If the nature of your job is urgent, this is a must.
  • An accreditation from the Master Locksmiths Association. MLA-accredited locksmiths must undergo comprehensive inspections, so you can trust their expertise.
  • Warranty. Some locksmiths will offer a warranty on their work – it’s worth enquiring about this when your professional provides a quote.

The qualifications your locksmith needs

There are currently no legal regulations in the industry, meaning a locksmith doesn’t need a licence or qualifications. However, many locksmiths choose to gain training or accreditation through recognised bodies such as the MLA.

While MLA membership is a good indicator of a locksmith being well-established and reputable, it’s equally important to consider the experience they have built up.

Planning permission for locksmith jobs

You won’t require planning permission to change your locks, but you may require it when making more significant changes to your home (like replacing doors or windows).

Insurance for locksmith work

While a locksmith doesn’t require any legal insurance, a reputable tradesperson will have public liability insurance to protect against any accidental damage.

You’ll also need to review your home insurance documents, which will determine what type of locks and security measures are necessary for your policy.

Questions you should ask your locksmith

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Do they have plenty of relevant experience?
  • Can they provide a warranty on their work?
  • Can they provide other services such as burglar alarms, and auto security?

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