Locksmith FAQs - Advice and Tips
We have put together a quick checklist of locksmithing skills and knowledge that we think all locksmiths should have a good understanding of. Find out what knowledge is required to be a locksmith.
Your local MLA approved locksmith may be able to help board up windows and doors for domestic or commercial properties, some provide a 24-hour emergency boarding up service to board up any broken or smashed windows/doors.
You may want to know what door locks you have on your front & back doors, our guide will help you find out what type of door locks you have fitted in your home. When getting house insurance most comparison sites or providers will ask what type of door locks are on your external doors.
Do you have a rim cylinder lock fitted to your door and want to know what is the best & most secure rim cylinder? We will tell you what rim cylinders are, the pros and cons of having a rim cylinder lock as your door lock and also the price of a replacement.
Find out what BS3621 locks are, and how to tell in 2 easy steps you have BS3621 British Standards lock fitted on your front or back door. BS-3621 locks are usually required by insurance providers as they have been tested against burglar techniques.
Find out how you can find a good locksmith, our tips will hopefully help you hire a reliable & trustworthy locksmith. We cover what you should be looking for when hiring a locksmith.
Find out the skills you need to become a locksmith if you're looking start a career as a locksmith. These tips are from trading locksmiths with decades of experience.
Restoration and repair of antique vintage locks is a very specialist area of locksmithing, if you need a old lock restoring to its original state a locksmith who is a expert with vintage locks will be able to help.
Our Night Latch guide covers what night latch door locks are, the pros/cons of each nightlatch type & what the best night latch to secure your home is.
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