24 Hour Locksmiths
We provide a 24 hour locksmith service in Gloucester. Lock outs, lock changes & snap safe lock installations.
“We are not part of any national company, so we can keep the prices low”
Locksmith Gloucester – 24 Hour Locksmith Gloucester
Locks & Keys provides a 24 hour locksmith service in Gloucester. We provide locksmith services to customers throughout Gloucester, Cirencester, Stroud and Painswick. Backed by more than 20 years experience, we are able to provide a wide range of lock solutions. From gaining entry to properties, lock replacements and key cutting, to security upgrades and repairs. We provide a high-quality service 24 hours a day in and around Gloucester. Whether you’re a business owner, homeowner or tenant, we have the experience to meet your needs.
All our locksmiths are fully insured and accredited and are DBS checked for your peace of mind. Over the years we have built a reputation in Gloucester and the surrounding areas to be proud of, which is why we now see the vast majority of our domestic and commercial locksmith work come through word of mouth and recommendation.
We provide a number of services to other locksmiths in Gloucester
Creating & building master suites and keying alike locks (open profile or restricted key section).
We pride ourselves in being your go to one stop shop for all locksmith services in and around Gloucester, Cheltenham and the whole of Gloucestershire with quick response times with over 20 years experience we’re sure to be able to help you with any lock issues.
Locks & Keys Fast & Reliable Locksmiths Gloucester
At Locks & Keys our Gloucester based locksmiths offer quick response to any lock out or lock problem. Call us today on 01452 346474 and come out to you right now or at a time to suit you. Locks & Keys is open and active 24/7 365 days a year so no matter the time it’s always easy to get the locksmith services you require when you require them.
So if you need a locksmith in Gloucester, either at work or at the home you know you can call us and we can come out to your property to fix any lock issues and it will be cheaper than all the national companies who often charge up to 100% more than a local locksmith like us. Our prices are competitive, and we can be with you within 20 minutes or at a time to suit you.
Euro Cylinders for uPVC and Composite Doors in Gloucester
The vast majority of external doors in Gloucester are fitted with either uPVC or composite doors and they are the type of door that typically requires that you lift the handle before you can turn the key to lock it. When we replace these locks, we only use anti snap / snap safe euro cylinders, that meet insurance standards.
If you are replacing your own lock, please check that they are anti-snap cylinders, we say to do this because a common type of break in through these types of doors in the is from a method called lock snapping. Lock snapping allows a potential burglar to enter your home or business in under 10 seconds without making much more noise than if they were using the key to open the door, with anti snap locks you don’t have to worry about this happening to you!
If you have a pair of patio doors we can make both locks work on the same key for ease of use. Or make all the euro cylinders – front door, back door etc all work from one key if this is easier for you.
We also supply British Standard euro cylinders which some insurance companies require you to have on external doors. If you are interested in having your locks in Gloucester upgraded to anti-snap locks then contact us today on 01452 346474 for a free no obligation quotation.
Mortise Lock Installation Gloucester
Locks & Keys, our Gloucester based locksmiths understand the importance of security. We also believe that everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home, and this is why we provide cost effective, high quality security solutions across the Gloucestershire area. If you have a wooden front door, it can sometimes be fitted with only a night latch, or Yale type lock, to protect it. This is inadequate for full security, as doesn’t provide complete protection from break-in or damage.
Adding a mortise lock can help improve this and is often a necessary addition for most home insurance providers. We always recommend that your home has good security, and a mortise lock helps you achieve this.
We can install mortise locks of two different varieties. There is the traditional deadlock, which is comprised of a bolt and a keyhole. These locks work by moving into the door frame itself to unlock and lock the door. An alternate type of mortise lock is the sash lock, which functions slightly differently. This uses handles as well as a latch, meaning that in order to actually unlock the door, you must turn the handles. Some believe that this form of mortise lock is more secure, but it is actually dependent on which is better for your door.
The main reason that these locks are so secure is due to the fact that they are comprised of many different levers within the lock itself. As there are multiple levers within a mortise lock, they are much more difficult to pick, and therefore are more likely to protect your home against intruders. As a requirement for many insurance providers, a British Standard 5 Lever lock should be fitted to your door. Here at Locks & Keys, we fit them as a standard with every installation for an external door, giving you and your family peace of mind.
If you require us to fit new mortise locks on your home or business, please contact us today on 01452 346474 for a no obligation quote.
Key Cutting Gloucester
Whether you’re based in Gloucester, Painswick, Stroud, or Circencester don’t worry if you need a key cut in a hurry. With our dedicated mobile key cutting service, we’re able to cut most types of keys from the van. We carry well over 400 different types of key blank profile on the van. We can cut a duplicate key and test it in the door lock to ensure it works every bit as well at the key you already have. The cost of duplicate keys are less than you’d pay in town and we only use steel key blanks for cylinder keys to ensure extra strength.
We can ‘key alike’ similar locks so one key works all, or even master suite the locks so there are different levels of key to work different locks.
Contact us today on 01452 346474 for mobile key cutting services throughout Gloucester.
Locksmith Gloucester FAQ’S
Unfortunately, yes, they do. Once a burglar has had a successful break-in they are likely to target the same property again. Repeat burglaries usually happen soon after the first with 25% within a week of the first and 51% within a month. This is why after a break in its not only important to repair the damage cause by the burglars but also improve they security measures you have in place so they will not have an easy time breaking in the second time round!
The first place a burglar will look in a property is the bedroom as this is where most people keep their valuables, such as jewellery, they will also check in wardrobes for expensive clothing and shoes!
Attics and basements are the safest places to store safes as these are rooms burglars tend to avoid as they are not as easily accessible as the rest of the house.
It is possible for a burglar to break double glazing; however, it is incredibly difficult to break so most burglars wont bother attempting this.
Despite most people believing that burglaries often take place at night, the majority of burglaries (65%) happen between 6am-6pm. This is because burglars like to target homes when there most likely to be empty and people are out at work. The most common times for burglaries to take place is between 10am-3pm.
Most burglars are opportunistic, so an unlocked door or open ground floor window is an ideal target. Failing that burglars will look for weak security measures that are easy to bypass.
Burglars regularly steal keys for cars, houses, garages anything that may lead to something valuable. Sometimes they will save the keys to come back when your property is empty if it was a quick opportunistic grab and go to get the keys.