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Why use a MLA Approved Locksmith?

All locksmith companies approved & licensed by Master Locksmiths Association are:

Vetted Locksmith
All our Master Locksmiths are criminal record checked


Our Locksmiths are criminal record checked.
How we check our locksmiths

Locksmith Inspection
All our Master Locksmiths are criminal record checked


Our Locksmiths are Regularly Inspected.
How we inspect our locksmiths

Locksmith Qualification
All our Master Locksmiths are criminal record checked


Our Locksmiths have passed the MLA Qualification.
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About the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA)

Master Locksmiths Association - UKs largest locksmith trade association

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 its own licensing scheme whereby all MLA Approved locksmith companies are vetted, undergo regular inspections to ensure quality, and employ a locksmith who has passed the MLA Qualification.

Looking for a locksmith near your location?

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 Qualification

Locksmith Training Courses

The MLA also run a range of locksmith training courses for beginners through to advanced courses for trading locksmiths at our purpose-built training centre in Rugby.

MLA Expo

The next event takes places in 2025, 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 340 Vetted, Licensed & Approved Locksmiths in the UK

Locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association will be able to help if you’re locked out of the house or flat, lost your key or need your door locks changing and replacing.

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.

3. Door & Window Locks – Supply, Fit & Repair

A popular service of locksmithing is Door and Window locks (UPVC), a locksmith can fit replacement locks, change and also repair faulty or damaged locks.

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.

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
  • Van Security – locksmith are experts in Van Security Locks so can fit new van locks or upgrade Van Security

5. Security Safes – Open, Supply, Fit & Repair

Some locksmiths are also safe engineers providing a safe opening service & open any type of safe from dial combinations, digital safes to key safes.

  • Safe movers can also move large safe and vaults from different locations, plus some specialise in disposing of unwanted safes.
  • Safe Installation our locksmiths can supply and install small & large safes/cabinets for either the home or business.

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

You can find a locksmith near my location here, we have over 340 vetted and approved locksmiths across the UK

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