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What Can a Locksmith Do?

Most people think just think a locksmith can help when they’re locked out of their property or need a key cutting.   This is just one of the services that a professional locksmith can offer but there are plenty of others too, which are covered below:

For example – if you’ve just moved into a new house then the first thing you should do is change the locks. After all, you don’t know who’s had copies of the keys in the past so why risk it?

Rather than purchasing the locks yourselves from the local DIY store (as research has shown that the level of advice available at these stores is dangerously low) then you should contact your local MLA licensed locksmith to come and supply and fit appropriate locks for you. They will know the locks you’ll need so as not to invalidate your insurance.

Locksmiths Do More Than Keys & Locks

But there are plenty of services that locksmiths can provide other than your normal cutting keys and fitting locks, they are:

  1. Key Cutting

    A locksmith will be able to cut keys for any type of lock ( cabinet, garage, back door, upvc door, padlock etc.. )

    Work Includes:

    – Cutting keys by hand
    – Machine key cutting
    – Security keys
    – Restricted keys

  2. Window & Door Locks

    One of the most common areas of locksmiths is the standard UPVC door and window lock on the domestic house, UPVC locks and windows are a specialist area of locksmithing, most MLA locksmiths will be able to supply, fit, service and repair door and window locks.

  3. Security Safes

    Make sure you get a safe that has been professionally specified for your needs and is fitted properly.

    Work includes:

    – Opening safes and vaults
    – Repairing safes
    – Supplying and installing safes
    – To even move large vaults and security safes.

  4. Auto Locksmith ( Car Keys )

    Some locksmiths offer an auto locksmithing service whereby they can specialise in locks and keys for cars:

    Work Includes:

    – Cutting car keys
    – Repairing car keys and locks
    – Programming car key remote keys
    – Replacing lost car keys

  5. Access control

    Some professional locksmiths will be able to specify, supply and install electronic access control systems

  6. 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith

    If your locked out at a unsociable hour, lost your keys or just need the locks replacing & changing an out of hours service is available from some locksmiths.

    Work includes:

    – Emergency lockouts
    – Burglary repairs
    – Help with lost keys
    – Spare key cutting


Why have a Locksmith Cut My Keys?

Key cutting is another area of experience for locksmiths.

Why get your keys cut anywhere other than by an experienced, professional locksmith?

But have they been DBS checked and vetted? – Make sure your locksmith has been independently accredited as vetted, inspected and competent for the job at hand.

Can a Locksmith Fit Window Locks?

Of course, it’s not only doors that need locks but windows too – so make sure your MLA licensed locksmith fits your window locks too.

Don’t forget that locksmiths can work on domestic and commercial properties so if you have a security requirement for your business then make sure you contact your local MLA licensed locksmith.

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