A locksmith near you offering a key cutting service can cut & copy keys by code or by hand if you need a spare set of keys cut. You might require a replacement set of keys cut if you have lost your keys or moved into a new house.
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To keep your business safe a locksmith can install access control systems, CCTV systems and burglar alarms, security bars & grilles. Find a locksmith to help improve your business security.
Find a Burglar Alarm installer near you approved by Master Locksmiths Association, our locksmith companies can install & fit intruder alarms for homes & businesses from wireless to monitored alarm systems.
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About the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA)
With the absence of government licensing of locksmiths, The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), a not for profit organisation established to promote the level of skills and ethics within the industry.
The MLA has established its own licensing scheme whereby all our approved locksmith companies are vetted, undergo regular inspections to ensure quality, and employ a locksmith with an exam based qualification.
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All locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association have met the following criteria:
- 1. Vetted – e.g. Criminal Records Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service
- 2. Inspected – Companies are regularly inspected
- 3. Fully qualified – Passed the MLA exam (formerly BLI Exam )
Locksmith Training Courses
The next event takes places in 2021, MLA Expo is Europe’s Largest Locksmith Exhibition which is organised & run by the MLA.
How Much Does a Locksmith Cost?
Our locksmith price list guide has average cost for popular locksmith jobs & also a price checklist of questions to ask a locksmith to prevent being overcharged.
A Locksmith Can Help You With
We have over 350 Vetted and Approved Locksmiths in the UK
Below are locksmiths services a locksmith can help you with:
1. Key Cutting
Whether you need a key cutting or have lost your keys and require a replacement key, a locksmith can help ranging from cutting normal house keys & security keys to antique keys.
Mobile locksmiths can cut keys on-site, for lost house keys a locksmith can replace your keys instantly.
Some have retail stores so can duplicate and copy keys in their shop.
2. Emergency Locksmith ( Out of hours & 24 hour )
Should you be locked out your home or apartment during the normal ‘out of hours’ period, an emergency locksmith who offers a 24-hour call out can help with opening locked doors & replacing lost keys.
A Emergency locksmith can also help with burglary repairs and changing locks.
3. Door & Window Locks – Supply, Fit & Repair
A locksmith can also give home security advice such as replacing any locks with anti-snap locks or upgrading your locks to BS3621 standard to meet insurance requirements.
Read our guide to BS3621 locks here + how to tell you have British Standard locks fitted.
4. Auto Locksmiths ( Car Keys & Locks )
Some locksmiths provide an auto locksmith service for car keys & locks which involves cutting car keys and opening locked cars. Common auto work includes:
- Replacing lost car keys
- Car key cutting and providing replacement vehicle keys
- Unlocking locked cars
- Programming car key fobs and remotes
5. Security Safes – Open, Supply, Fit & Repair
Some locksmiths are also safe engineers so can open any type of safe from dial combinations, digital and key safes.
Safe Engineers can also move large safe and vaults from different locations, plus some specialise in disposing of unwanted safes.
6. Security Upgrades
As well as locks and keys, MLA approved locksmiths can advise on improving security for your home and business. They can supply and install:
- Burglar Alarms
- CCTV Systems
- Master Key Systems
- Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters
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