Customer wants replacement Yale rim cylinder for this lock

The customer called to say they just need a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of their front door.
Looking at the back of the door they had this Yale (model – number 1) lock.

Whenever we provide a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of the door we always re-pin the internal cylinder lock in the handle of the lock body.
This helps the customer keep the property more secure as they can deadlock the handle with the same key to stop people from reaching in through the glass panel in the door and unlocking the door from inside while the customer is out.

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2019-09-16T09:19:38+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Failed lock in aluminium door replaced

We were called out to a commercial premises to replace a failed lock in their main entrance aluminium door. The latch on this lock had disintegrated and other associated parts had fallen out.
It was a very quick repair as it just required a new lock in it’s place.

This door is their main door controlled by access control so that no-one can just stroll in to the building. With this lock being broken it leaves the building vulnerable as the door can’t be secured by the access control during the day.

This failed due to wear and tear – and possibly would have lasted longer if […]

Gun safes and cabinets opened and re-keyed

We’ve opened many gun safes / cabinets over the years and either replaced the locks with stock we carry on the van or made new keys for the existing locks while onsite. Most gun cabinets can be picked open fairly easily and re-keyed with a new key identity or replacement of the lock. In most cases there is no need to drill holes or damage the gun safe or cabinet in any way. The only reason this may possibly be needed is if the bolt work has fallen apart and is now jamming the bolt from retracting back or the door from opening. Most calls to these safes are from people who […]

2019-09-16T09:37:35+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Safes|Tags: , , , |

uPVC door locks

You’d be surprised how many different locks, mechanisms, and full length locking systems we hold in stock to cater for all eventualities.

For example: uPVC doors (& composite doors) use a full length locking system to secure the door in to the door frame. This is controlled by a ‘gearbox’ part in the centre of the full length locking system. We stock many different types of these to be able to repair / replace same day.

Here are a few of the failed locking systems we’ve replaced recently

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2019-09-16T09:39:54+00:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Composite door locks, Locks, Servicing locks, uPVC|Tags: , , , |

Failing mortise lock serviced after many years of use

We were asked to make these old Union KYY mortise locks on the front door work again, so after stripping them down, cleaning all of the dirt out of them and making new keys, we re-fitted them to the door and they work well. I really couldn’t believe the amount of dirt we got out of the old locks – they were VERY dirty.

These are Union KYY locks which are usually found on commercial glass doors.

We really enjoy this particular aspect of locksmithing as we bring good quality locks back in to circulation.

See some before and after images below. […]

2019-09-16T09:51:06+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , |