Lock Services

We have provided quality Lock services at competitive prices in Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas for many years.

With many successful years of trading under our belt and with many thousands of satisfied customers, we are delighted to say over half of all of our work comes from people who have used our lock services before.

At Nottinghamshire Locksmiths we believe in being fair and then even more fair. As a company, we are always totally open about our charges and under no circumstances will work be booked in until we have explained to you the customer, what costs may be involved.

We also believe in telling you exactly what the total cost of work will be before we start a job, this way you are not leaving yourself vulnerable to an open-ended bill!.

A quote for parts if required and labour will be given for the work requested and then this price is fixed so that there are no unpleasant surprises. We will not ask for payment until you are completely satisfied with our work!

If you’ve been locked out, need your locks to be replaced to meet insurance requirements or have sadly been subject to a burglary , Locksmiths Nottinghamshire can help you. We understand that you need your locks fitting quickly and professionally, and our dedicated team is here to help you around the clock.

Locksmiths Nottinghamshire has been providing a high quality lock fitting service to every kind of customer imaginable. We offer professional lock installation, replacements and lock repairs for all types of properties and clients. We fit locks for all types of doors, windows and shutters for commercial and domestic properties.

Our experienced and trusted team respond to emergency call outs at any time of day and fit locks to the highest standard. Our engineers will ensure that your new lock is secure helping to give you peace of mind.

We install the following locks:

Fitting locks on Windows and Doors

Locksmiths Nottinghamshire can help to improve the security of your windows and doors by replacing the locks to a higher standard. Our expert engineers can replace the locks on your windows and doors.

What are British Standards BS3621?

Meet your home insurance requirements with Locksmiths Nottinghamshire
In order for any lock to be classed as a ‘British Standard’ lock they must have been through rigorous testing including strength, durability and of course security, these products are also re-assessed and re-tested to ensure you have complete confidence in the safety, quality and reliability of the locks you have installed in your home.

So how do I know if my new lock is a British Standard lock?
On the face of any lock that is a ‘British Standard’ lock you will see the British Standard Kitemark image pictured to the right, this may also be accompanied by BS: 3621 2007 (mortice locks) or BS: TS007 (Euro cylinders) which are the current British Standard required for Insurance purposes.

Why should I meet my insurance provider’s requirements?
When changing the locks for your home you may ask yourself why you should adhere to meeting any requirements listed by your insurance provider. By not meeting the requirements as stated by your provider you may run the risk of invalidating your insurance when making a claim.

We Fit SNAP LOCKS TS007 3 star cylinders

We Fit SNAP LOCKS TS007 3 star cylinders

What is Cylinder Snapping

You may well have heard of “cylinder snapping” or “lock snapping“ or even the term “lock bumping”. Lock snapping is a very common method used by burglars to break into property that has a euro cylinder (e.g. almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite & aluminium doors use them too, and they’re often used in commercial as well as domestic environments).

How can I prevent my lock from being vulnerable to snapping ?
Below is a Brisant Ultion TS007 3 Star Euro Cylinder. The Ultion is the perfect solution to keeping your property secure and completely snap, bump and drill proof. We can install the Ultion to your property for much much cheaper than you think. Please give us a call and discuss with your local experts about the benefits of installing Ultion.
Snap lock

How should the lock cylinder be correctly fitted?

The more of the cylinder that is accessible, the more prone it is to snapping, and a properly fitted cylinder (with no external overhang) will provide more protection against snapping, so size of the cylinder is vital too. Yet more reasons why changing locks isn’t a do it yourself job!
The cylinder should not protrude more than 3mm from the handle and ideally should be completely flush.

What Does a Incorrectly Fitted Euro Lock Cylinder Look Like?

The pictures below show an incorrectly fitted cylinder. unbelievably they are actual pictures from jobs our locksmiths have witnessed (and of course immediately suggested addressing!)

Euro Lock Cylinder

What Does a Correctly Fitted Euro Lock Cylinder Look Like?

This is how a correctly size specified and fitted cylinder should look.

Euro Lock Cylinder

Master Key Suite

What are the benefits?

Controls security within one or more buildings as it gives designated individuals access to specific parts of a building, for example; different departments, private areas or delivery zones.

How a Master Key Suite works…

Master key suite

Other options…

Construction Master Keying
This function enables constructors (builders) to issue a construction key that will operate all the cylinders under the system, once the property has been handed over to the tenant/owner the construction key is locked out once the cylinder is operated by the tenant/owners key. This system eliminates the need for multiple keys during the build process.

Key Life or Landlords System
This system is designed to minimise the changing of door cylinders when tenants leave the property (for whatever reason) but do not return all copies of the key to the landlord. We design key changes into the cylinder so when a tenant leaves, the next tenant key once operated in the cylinder will lock out the previous tenant’s key. Up to 4 key lives can be built into the cylinder. This type of arrangement is not normally under a master key as most landlords are not happy to hold master keys to tenant’s properties.

All systems or suites described on this page will come with restricted keys therefore any additional keys required will need to be cut by the initial supplier. Anyone in possession of these restricted keys will not be able to get any additional keys cut unless they have authorisation to do so, giving you added peace of mind when it comes to the security of your business.

Thank you guys you have done an outstanding job of supplying and fitting a master key system in 24 hours. We were in a desperate situation as someone had taken one of the master keys to all 54 rooms in our hotel, The Ice House Nottingham. Once again thank you Your Secure Locksmiths… £800 cheaper and 4 days quicker than 3 companies we compared to. – The Ice House Nottingham.

Moving Home

Changing the locks on your home is a basic security measure that has long been recommended by leading insurance companies. Many home insurance policies will not pay out if an intruder lets themselves in with a key, as generally there must be clear signs of breaking and entering in order for a claim to be valid.

And it’s not just the insurance implications that are worth thinking about – there’s also the fact that you could be putting yourself and your family in danger if you don’t know for sure who else has a key to your property. Even if you completely trust the former owners, there’s no telling how many sets of key’s they’ve given to relatives or lost over the years and forgotten about.

Check With Your Insurance Company Before Calling a Locksmith…

Should you be in a situation where you need to make a claim, would the security on your home meet your insurance company’s requirements? there are a number of reasons that a claim can fail and not having the right locks fitted or someone gaining entry with an old key are two big reasons.

Other Security Points to Note…
Your belongings may mean a lot to you but to a thief they’re just a way of making quick and easy cash. Burglars can strike at any time but most burglaries can be prevented by securing your home.

Most burglars are opportunists and in 3 out of 10 burglaries, access is gained through an open door or window. Burglars love it when you make their job easier for them…