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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.

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Reviewed by Saj on 22/9/2020

Good reliable service, came when they said they would and fixed the problem promptly

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

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Reviewed by Darren on 27/9/2020

Chris and Carl kept us informed thought the process of fixing our draftee UPVC windows. They went out of there way to find a gasket for the job arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manor. We have a warrantee for all there work. Well done . Thanks!

We are a locksmith service covering Staffordshire and the west midlands we are upvc lock specialists, we can supply and fit all types of locks including access control. If you are locked out we can gain entry with no damage to your door. Our prices are competitive and we use only genuine parts to comform with british standard. We can provide free advice and are abailable 24/7.

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Reviewed by Ben on 5/9/2020

Timely, descent and very professional workmanship. Will most definitely recommend.

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

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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 .

We are a family run 24 hour emergency locksmith company established 1988 . We cover all areas of Glasgow able to attend any job within 30 minutes . Lock outs upvc door specialists. Insurance approved lock upgrades.any lock problem solved. in one visit

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Reviewed by Ayla on 16/9/2020

Quick response to job being posted, arrived on time (early so even better), great communication. Job was done fast, efficient and clean. Very impressed and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Simco Security provide the latest In fire & security protection. We can supply, install and maintain any fire and security system. We are SSAIB registered and Checkatrade approved making us your first choice for all your fire and security needs.

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/9/2020

Great guy, did an awesome job would happily use again

Security solutions Manchester Ltd is a local company that specialises in both commercial and domestic security work. If you need a bespoke CCTV installation, get in touch with us. We can supply and fit a fully tailor-made system that allows you to be vigilant and reactive to any disturbances at your property. We are well-established, with over 15 years of experience in the industry, where our highly experienced team at hand can carry out all work to the highest standards.We Supply and installation of CCTV/ALARM/ACCESS CONTROL/VIDEO DOOR INTERCOM SYSTEM/Ring doorbell & floodlight camera. also we offer upgrade,repair and maintenance to our Customers . Installation will carried out by professional and certified Installers . Our target customers are residential and businesses. We will guarantee the quality and price of our products . The company based in Manchester and covers only greater Manchester +10 miles .

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Reviewed by Bernard on 19/9/2020

Did my house, very professional, on time, very quick, very neat, Kind regards Bernie

GLD Security was founded in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength in a short space of time. From the outset we have been customer satisfaction driven and that has not changed as we’ve grown. For all electronic security we are the company you can trust to give you a top class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by Russell on 4/8/2020

Graeme was prompt, friendly open, honest and professional: doing what he said he would, when he said he’d do it. It was a pleasure dealing with him and I would definitely recommend him to others.

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.

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Reviewed by Jayavadani on 4/9/2020

Thanks Alex for completing our work.

JTekk Security & Media Services offers over 20 years of expertise and packages to suit the needs of residential / commercial sectors. Customer satisfaction is our priority so we conduct a full survey before any work is carried out. We pride ourselves in the ability to listen to customers needs and to deliver a first class service. With the ever increasing need for protecting residential / commercial property, JTEKK Security and Media Services are here to provide an excellent range of packages at competitive rates. We are a family run business who make our customers our top priority. So make that call TODAY for a SAFER tomorrow.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 25/7/2020

Faultless...Patrick’s attention to detail is first class. Highly recommended and reasonably priced.

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Security systems / Alarms - what you need to know

Broadly speaking, security specialists carry out assessments and design security systems and processes for use at home and in the workplace. They cover a lot of areas, like information security (making sure data’s secure online) and physical security (where you can hire bodyguards to protect a building, person or object). When it comes to home security, a security specialist is someone who carries out work in your home to make your property more secure. A lot of the work they do involves fitting burglar alarms or fire alarms. They can also install CCTV so that any suspicious activity is captured on film.

What a security specialist can help with

  • Installing alarm systems - burglar or fire alarms.
  • Installing CCTV.
  • Fitting a garage door (often involving a roller shutter).
  • Fitting a new lock on a door.
  • Fitting security fences/gates/bollards.
  • Fitting security grilles to windows or doors.
  • Increasing door security by adding extras like deadlocks, a reinforced door frame, peep hole, door bolt or a security chain.
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Aside from alarms, they can work on your external doors to give you more protection against would-be thieves. If a front door doesn’t look secure, it’s going to be less of a deterrent. Reinforcing the door frame will make it less appealing and fitting new locks, plus adding things like deadlocks, a door bolt or a security chain can boost your security by putting further obstructions in the way. It stops becoming as simple as just getting past a locked door.

If you’re worried about people gaining entry to your home or the home of a vulnerable relative, a security specialist can add a peep hole so you can see who’s standing outside your front door before you choose to open it. This can not only help with thieves talking their way into a home, but also help you avoid all sorts of unwanted callers.

Burglars want an easy time of it. If they can see that it isn’t going to be quick to get into a home and there’s a high risk of drawing attention to themselves, they’ll be discouraged from trying. Placing grilles on your windows or doors is one way to send this message and if you have a larger property, a security specialist can erect a fence around your home to stop thieves getting anywhere near your front door.

Costs for common home security jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common security jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Replacing or installing locks £30 £50
Fitting a security chain £20 £40
Fitting a door bolt £20 £40
Installing deadlocks £20 £60
Reinforcing a door frame £40 £80
Fitting a peep hole £20 £40

Types of burglar alarms

Bell-only alarms – these are alarms that go off when they detect a break-in. An external alarm will go off outside the building for a set time, while an internal alarm will go off and stay on until the alarm system’s turned off. You’ll often find that a flashing light will be turned on outside and stay on until the system’s turned off even if the external alarm is deactivated.

Monitored/speech dialler alarms – a speech dialler system contacts you or a nominated individual when the alarm goes off. You can also take out a monitoring contract with a security company where you pay them monthly or annually to respond to the alarm being triggered. They would normally call you, ask for a password and check that everything’s okay. If you or your nominated individual doesn’t take the call or give the right password, they can call the police.

Insurance for security work

There is no legal obligation for security specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a security specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a security specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • What kind of jobs do they tend to do the most? Can they give you references for previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Do they have a separate servicing team to deal with any problems as well as an installation team?
  • Do they offer 24-hour phone support?
  • Can they tell you about the latest security technology?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking security specialists.

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