Breaking a key off in a lock is oftentimes an emergency situation, and while you can always contact a locksmith to get the job done quickly, you can also solve this problem on your own using some simple tools. Of course, this depends on how much of the key is stuck in the lock, but in most cases this is a DIY project that you can perform yourself.
Without sufficient locks, you won’t likely feel safe at home, but the right locksmith can make sure that you have top-quality locks and provide the best experience to meet all of your safety needs as soon as possible. Professional locksmiths can give you everything you need to keep your home or office secure, identifying and addressing any weak points.
Locksmiths are also often needed in emergency situations such as when people get locked out of their own homes, offices, or cars, but a reliable locksmith will help ensure that the inconvenience is minimized in every circumstance. Here are some ways to find the perfect mobile locksmith.
On Saturday, we received a call at around 3 AM from the West London area. The distressed caller discussed a break in that had occurred the previous night while he was out of town. He needed our help as soon as possible, so we headed out to complete the job and not only repair the damaged lock, but to also improve his home’s security.
Upon arriving at the customer’s home, we found that both the door and lock had been damaged during the intrusion. In addition to our lock repairs, we also fixed the door and fitted it with two new high-security locks. As a result, we helped further secure the customer’s home through our West London break in repair services.
Mission: Replace the damaged locks resulting from a break in
Emergency: Both door and lock were damaged and needed to be replaced as soon as possible
Lock: 2 high-security locks
Location: West London
Phone call date & time: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:07 AM
Arrival time: 03:35 AM (~30 minutes)
Work time: 35 minutes
Our phone rang a few times yesterday morning around 6 AM. Upon answering, we learned that the client was distressed because of a break-in in his home the previous night, while he was away. He needed to be at work at 8 AM and he requested our help to fix his door as soon as possible while helping increase his home security. Our locksmith technicians immediately drove to the client’s home to help with the situation.
We found one of the worst break-in situations on arriving at the destination, with both the door and locks broken. We managed to fix both in time for the client to make it to work on time while providing him with improved security measures for his door. We stayed in touch with the client to help him further increase his home’s security with the help of the installation of additional home lock systems.
Ultimately, our work left the client satisfied while providing him with sufficient long-lasting security for the home to prevent future break-ins.
Mission: Break-in during the previous night required immediate repairs and replacements
Emergency: Unlock an annex with an old lock that was broken and needed a replacement
Lock: Usual lock exchange
Location: Kilburn, NW6, Greater London
Phone Call date & time: Tuesday, Februrary 6, 2018, 06:03 AM
Arrival time: 06:28 PM (~25 minutes)
Work time: ~35 minutes
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We’ve received a call Sunday, the 17th of December, to replace the old lock installed on a corporate security iron door. We took some pictures so you can see how the old lock that was damaged appears, as well as how the doors looked following the installation of the new locking systems.
Mission: Security door’s old lock replacement
Emergency: Damaged lock required replacement as soon as possible
Lock: Standard lock
Location: North of London
Phone Call date & time: Sunday, 17th of December, 2017, 08:03 AM
Arrival time: 08:20 AM (~20 minutes)
Work time: Approx. 20 minutes
We were called on the 28th of November, 2017, from the Robert Dyas Store located on 61 The Broadway, Wimbledon, in South West of London, SW19, to come and install a new lock after another locksmith failed to complete the job to their satisfaction.
We found the door without a sufficient locking system, as depicted in the first image on the left. Within 15 minutes of our professional locksmith services, we successfully completed the job and gained a new repeat customer for future help with store security.
Mission: Install a new lock
Emergency: Store lock was broken and required immediate replacement
Lock: Check the pictures below
Location: 61 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19
Phone Call date & time: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 03:21 PM
Arrival time: 03:43 PM (~20 minutes)
Work time: Approx. 15 minutes
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We received a call from a new customer who heard about us for the first time by performing a Google search for our services. He asked us to help him by opening an old rusty padlock, but upon our arrival at the customer’s location, we discovered that his home was suffering from insufficient security with an old garage door and access gate. You can view both items in the images below.
To perform the initial unlocking service and improve the home’s security measures, we sent two technicians who could help him complete the entire job. We received the call from Acton, one of London’s districts we have the most calls alongside Chiswick. Our locksmiths arrived at the location within 22 minutes and made an inventory of all the items needed to finish the task. They then placed an order and returned the next day to complete the carpentry work and finally, Friday, we helped the customer by installing the new door and locking systems.
Mission: Unlock the padlock of an old garage
Emergency: Unlock an annex with an old broken lock that required replacing
Lock: Usual old lock exchange
Location: Acton, West 3, London, United Kingdom
Phone Call date & time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 10:30 AM
Arrival time: 10:52 PM (~20 minutes)
Work time: Initial unlock took approx. 10 minutes, which turned into 3 days of complete door and lock replacement with the help of 2 technicians (more time waiting was required for materials for doors to arrive)
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This morning we we’re contacted by a woman from Chiswick that knew about us from one of her neighbors, where we did a great job as he said, few weeks ago. She told us that she need to secure it’s garden annex, because its lock was broken last night. We should solve this issue as soon as possible, because she should go to the work in one hour and a half.
Old doors and their lock are always a challenge for inexperienced locksmiths because their wood is deprecated and can face many problems when you want to place a new lock on it. Our never step back from challenges, so we replaced hundreds of locks, installed new strong lock on old doors to increase the safety of our clients annex, home, garage and the other doors.
Wasn’t a simple intervention, but we successful replace the old lock, with a new one and repaired the door to be stronger for the next burglars who will try to brake it. Overall this old door now looks like a stronger one even if it isn’t a door with high security level, but it will let the impression of hard to get for usual burglars and will protect all the garden tools of our happy client from Chiswick W4.
Mission: Open an annex and replace the old lock with a new one, to increase the security of garden tools
Emergency: Unlock an annex which old lock was broken and need to be replaced
Lock: Usual old lock exchange
Location: Chiswick, West 4, London, United Kingdom
Phone Call date & time: Friday, November 10, 2017, 07:30 AM
Arrival time: 07:40 PM (~10 minutes)
Work time: 35 minutes due to the old door wood rotten
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Yesterday, Thursday evening we we’re contacted by a gentleman that asked us to help him with opening his safe.
Opening a safe-deposit box it’s not easy at all due to the high level of safety for which were build the safes. We need to take with us from our deposit a lot of professional tools that could help us to face any challenges that will face us at the client’s location. Thanks to our experience in locksmith field, we can open any locks, padlocks and even safes. We opened during the years dozens of safe-deposit box so we knew how to approach the situation, to finish the job ASAP.
Arrival time was around 15 minutes from our center to the SW5, Earls Court district of London, just as though we can arrive in any area of Greater London districts thanks to our mobile teams which are despatched 24/7 through London.
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Mission: Open a safe-deposit box that was blocked by entering the wrong password to many times
Emergency: Open/unlock a safe as soon as possible
Lock: Unlock Safe-Deposit Box lock (check the pictures below)
Location: Earls Court, South West 5, London, United Kingdom
Phone Call date & time: Thursday, November 03, 2017, 10:45 PM
Arrival time: 11:05 PM (~20 minutes)
Work time: 10 minutes
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If you’re looking for a locksmith that can easily open your safe, don’t hessitate to contact us:0203 002 8245
This weekend, we received a phone call with a less demanding requirement, as not many people are willing to invest in smart locks in 2017.
Thanks to our professional locksmiths experience with smart locks during a long time, it was technically easy to do, even if the customer wanted to open/lock his door through the phone, which is one of the many features of this lock. We contacted in no time our locksmiths in South Croydon, CR2 and they arrived in 27 minutes (time for preparing tools, lock and driving to the location), while, the estimated time for this arrival was 30 minutes. Work time was 1h and all the details listed below.
Mission: Upgrade the old lock, to a new smart lock
Features: Open/Lock the door through Smartphone
Lock: Nuki Smart Lock (check the pictures below)
Location: Croydon, London, United Kingdom
Phone Call date & time: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 08:00 PM
Arrival time: 08:27 PM
Work time: 1h
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A new mission completed and another happy customer!