Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

Post your job for free. Read reviews, get quotes, and see tips on hiring the right person.

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find emergency or 24-hour locksmiths

This page has everything you'll need to know about finding and hiring a local emergency locksmith.

Browse Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith specialists

Take a look at our Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith specialists profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

Please specify a location
Please specify a trade

Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! Also **** PVC repair and Glass installation Entrytec Locksmiths is a family run business and after years of working with larger companies and seeing the ridiculous prices they charge I decided to go it alone. I am based near Manchester and have clients such as Miller Metcalfe, Whitegates and many others. Not only am I a qualified Locksmith I also specialise in UPVC repairs , handles , hinges, letterboxes ,learning all I need to know after fitting for 8 years . Please check out my website or read my reviews here on Rated People Yell,Facebook and Bark . Feel free to ask any questions at all. If you are locked out I can get you in with no damage where possible. If you are concerned about security in your home , I will happily offer free advise on what is best for you. Our vehicles are sign written and we carry ID. We always call 10 minutes ahead to let you know we are close by. All our work is guaranteed and carried out to the highest standards. For a great service at excellent prices use Entrytec Locksmiths Ltd ********************************* Helpful advice from Carl at Entrytec Locksmiths Here are a few simple steps you should consider when choosing a locksmith Use a trusted company like Entrytec , Only use a trusted company that has been operating for at least a few years and has a good reputation. Check for them at Companies House Verify the company is still trading. Read feedback Check their feedback, it should be verifiable. Scam locksmith websites display fake feedback that they write themselves. ID check Ask your locksmith for their ID. Genuine professionals will always have ID on them and will be happy to provide it upon request. Know Your Payment Options Proper locksmith companies will have multiple payment options. Beware of a locksmith who asks for cash payment, and make sure you receive a proper invoice. No-obligation security check Ask your locksmith for a free no-obligation security check. This should be provided in a friendly and non-pushy manner. You should receive important and useful information during or after the security check. Clear prices It’s not always possible to give the final cost over the phone as there could be multiple explanations as to what caused the issue. However, you should always be given an idea of the cost before any work commences.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Gemma on 27/10/2020

Carl was great. Really helpful and got us sorted quickly. Would definitely recommend.

Fully qualified, insured and DBS checked local locksmith. Offering high quality work at competitive prices

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Daniel on 17/10/2020

Fast quick fix. Very prompt. Can't complain.

Keytek

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

Keytek Locksmiths has been established for over 15 years and are the UK’s largest national emergency locksmiths. Whether you are locked out, moving house, office or simply need to update your security our local mobile locksmiths will be there to help you.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Steve on 23/7/2020

Friendly well informed service Very prompt contact from Stewart at Heatley security locksmith

We are a 24 hr emergency locksmith company that covers eh-ky-fk postcodes We aim to be competitive pricing was compared to the national companies We keep most locks on the vans but will always give you a security solution Upvc locks are one of our specialities Bs3621 upgrades are catered for Call for any info or a friendly chat about a free survey

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Michael on 22/9/2020

Reuben was very good he phoned to arrange a suitable time and gave me a fair estimate of the cost involved saying he could probably repair it rather than replace it. He turned up promptly, took the lock apart and repaired it within a short time. He obviously knew his stuff and the price was as he quoted and very reasonable. I would definitely use him again if I ever need a locksmith .

BYTEON LTD

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

ByteOn Electronics Ltd specializing in the installation and maintenance of various electronic systems. We provide bespoke solutions to private individuals and commercial clients, offering affordable and stable solutions. We are a team of qualified engineers. We only install high-quality professional systems. All of our systems are installed to meet the current European standards. Our services ensure all your needs are covered, from supply and installation through to maintenance and monitoring. With over 10 years of experience, we have a proven track record of quality service and customer satisfaction.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jayavadani on 4/9/2020

Thanks Alex for completing our work.

Pearson's

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

We specialise in painting,decorating and building services for commercial as well as residential buildings. We are known for providing excellent quality painting,decorating and building services and with years of experience, we aim to use our extensive knowledge and brilliant craftsmanship to serve our customers. Being professionals, we ensure that we provide quality materials, clean and tidy place once we are done with our job and respect the client's deadlines.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Denise on 1/10/2020

They came and did a great job of painting my hallway.Very pleased with the work they carried out very reliable and clean hard working men and tidy at all timesI .Would recommend these guys for there attention to detail in there work.Thankyou.

Lockswift

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

Sean is a fully qualified, locksmith covering all areas of the industry from gaining entry to lock replacements, and upvc window and door locks, accredited by the UK Locksmith Association and fully insured you can rest assured Seans work is completed to a high standard, and all work is guaranteed.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Omatsola on 26/9/2020

Completed the job ahead of time

No job too big or small... From the ordinary to the extraordinary

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Joyce on 14/6/2017

Matt gave me a reasonable quote for the job, turned up on time and completed the work more quickly and efficiently than anticipated, which was very convenient. He was polite, friendly, gave helpful advice and left the kitchen very clean and tidy. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone needing building work.

jb locks

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

(157) Read reviews

Local locksmith with 18 years experience. All locks on wooden, Upvc, composite doors, windows and garages.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Kevin on 9/7/2020

James arrived on time and was friendly and very efficient- would recommend this service

Do you need a professional property maintenance company? You’re in the right place. At McCallums Maintenance we have over 20 years of experience in offering a range of services. Our experienced team can carry out all your repairs and refurbishments.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Vhairi on 4/9/2020

Highly recommend McCallums for any sensitive period restorations. We had two bathrooms taken back to brick and restored. I had very specific asks and very very out-of-date Victorian plumbing! Nothing was any trouble, and the attention to detail was exceptional. I won’t be letting anyone else near my home in the future!

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

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?

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith in Related Locations

Expand your search to these areas in related locations

Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Unlocking front door

We’ve locked ourselves out, and we’re needing back into our building, it’s late however so no one will wake up and we have left an oven on so we need...

Ignition key for forklift

List keys for forklift need new urgently

2 keys change required for...

2 keys change required for today.

Entry to home required

Allow entry to locked home. As i have left both keys in my flat.

Key cut and programmed for a...

Key cut and programmed for a vauxhall vectra 2003 model. Have car pass

Key stuck in door lock

Key stuck in lock to a door using avocet key

another lock put on the door...

another lock put on the door jj

The front door won 't lock or...

The front door won 't lock or unlock the key gets stuck and the door has dropped slightly Also I need someone who can hold the invoice for 30 days...

Main house door lock is jammed...

Main house door lock is jammed and requires replacement

Locked out door in key on...

Gain access to house may need new cylinder

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

app-icon

Get our app for homeowners

  • Send messages and get notifications from tradespeople
  • Add photos to get more accurate quotes
  • View tradespeople’s profiles