Busy locksmith in Nottingham

Work, work and more work….
Had a really busy few weeks so not been able to update so much I hope you haven’t miss me, to much.

Started today with a broken multipoint bit of a pain as it had non standard handle fittings but I had a adjustable set so could make good.

The I had a right trawl across the city to fit four key days in different sites – quick jobs until both battery’s run flat and you have to wait on them charging.

But the time left me with a photo opportunity.

Last job of the day was lost keys on a static caravan – so unlock three doors and fit and replace.

I did have a 6:45pm booking but that’s cancelled so heading home for a rest.

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Old style GU multipoint – Upvc multipoint opened and replaced in Nottingham

Had a crazy busy day today, in between different lock changes and a new install I had to do a failed multipoint. A old style gu unit had cracked its cam and was as almost always in the locked position. The key was still able to throw the bolt so with a little bit of breathing room I was able to slide a roller and spring the bolt.

The strip was in good order I did try to get the landlord to upgrade to a better locking mech but he wasn’t willing, profit over security I guess so I serviced the strip and replaced the gearbox.

The top hinge was broken so replaced that and corrected the alignment and also changed the handles the old brass ones fitted had no washers and the handles were barely hanging on.

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Lock change in Sneinton Nottingham

Got a call at 9am for a emergency lock out, yes we do work Sundays. Poor lass had lost her key and needed to get back in with no spare key inside the property it would be an open up and lock change.

It was a old iseo euro cylinder that had seen better days and was heavily weathered but a little squirt of WD and a steady hand it was single pinned picked in under 5mins spool pins at 1 and 4.

Replaced with a Yale 6pin and was on my way.

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Nottingham HMO internal door locks

Working on Saturday is never fun but it has to be done, today we had a HMO with 5 individual rooms all needing locks fitted. Not the hardest of jobs but with a dead line of a 1pm kick off Forest vs Direby I had to pull me old finger out.

Landlord opted for traditional rim latch locks personally I prefer thumb turn mortice locks as you don’t get accidental lock outs which is better for the landlord and tenant plus they are much more secure.

Averaged a lock ever 20mins so with loading and unloading and tidy up was a total just over 2hrs not to shabby.

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Recent break in – Be alert

A recent spate of break in’s in Nottingham and its surrounding suburbs means more then ever we should all be more concerned with output home security and the protection of our property. Maybe the mild weather has lead to more Windows being left open or th chance to hang some washing on the line has lead to more openings for burglars. Please make sure all windows and doors are secured esoecslky when no one is at home – no one won’t to come home to find you have a break in.

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how to fit dead locks to patio doors – sliding patio door dead locks

Sliding patio door dead lock

Sliding patio doors are thin on the ground compared to French style Upvc patio doors but if you do still have a set fitted and would like to add security or because the locking units are becoming scarce for replacements and you need to secure your sliding patio doors we have created a short guide to help assist you in fitting deadlocks to your sliding patio doors.

 

1. Select a good quality deadlock preferably in the colour of your sliding patio doors

2. Using a pencil mark out your drill points in the correct position (height wise) so it’s accessable by all all need to use the lock.

 Dead lock fitted to sliding patio door

3.use a small enough drill bit so that the screws “bite” and secure the deadlock in position. (A good quality deadlock will come with quality screws but cheaper locks will have cheap screws that snap when you screw)

4. Once the deadlock is secured your next step is to make a hole on the door frame for the dead bolt to fix into securing the door – on the bolt mark with pencil and close the door to its fully closed position, push the key end of the bolt so it’s makes contact with the door frame, this should leave a mark of the bolt and will be your drilling point.

Patio door dead bolt in the closed position

5. Use a large enough drill bit so you can fit the bolt keep that came supplied with the patio door deadlock and push or tap into position and check you deadlock is working correctly.

 

And that’s it your sliding patio doors now have a deadlock fitted, more locks can be fitted for additional security and locks can be keyed alike so you operate all locks with a single key. For further questions about installing deadlocks to sliding patio doors or to book a member of our team to install patio door deadlocks on your sliding patio doors call us on 01159320195

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site updates and new features

Were not one to rest on our laurels so we’ve added a few new features to our already cracking site that we think you’ll like.

New feature for the homepage – we’ve added a 24hr live chat box that connects direct to a locksmith on call 24/7. We hope it will be a valuable tool for customers who need advice or a quote direct from there pc, laptop  or tablet with out the need to call. This has been a feature that we have looked to add for a while but needed it to have smartphone inter gyration which it has now.

New page – we now have a warranty sign up page. All our services and products have always been covered by parts and labour warranty but to make it easier to hold a record we now have a sign up page where a customer can add there details to our warranty database and make sure a record is saved just in case it’s needed in the future. We have also created a new set of business cards with the web address for the warranty sign up page on to make life easy for the customer.

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Locksmith Nottingham

When asked what a locksmith is most peoples view will be of the very small shops where you can go and get keys cut, new soles on your shoes and maybe even a hole or two added to a belt… 

These are not the type of locksmiths you call in a emergency, they are not like LS Locksmith Nottingham.

LS Locksmiths are Professional Master Locksmiths – we only provide locksmith services like lock opening and repairs, lock installations, security upgrades and installations. All of our Nottingham locksmiths are mobile and carry a huge range of stock and parts in our vehicles and can attend emergencys in under 30mins across the city of Nottingham 24/7.

All the LS Locksmith Nottingham team have been assessed and have achieved certification so you know your in safe hands with a team that delivers the highest standard of work.

So if it’s a new spare key or a engraved dog tag your after think “little shop locksmith” 

If it’s professional high quality reliable locksmiths then your first call should be to LS Locksmith Nottingham.

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Give us a call today on 0115 8320195 for a free no obligation quote from reliable and affordable locksmiths.

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Lock Snapping – BBC Watchdog

Lock snapping is a destructive method of entry that burglars are using to gain access to homes fitted with Upvc doors, the method is prevalent in the North of England and is spreading involves breaking/snapping the euro lock fitted in your Upvc door and removing to expose the internal locking mechanism and manipulating it to throw the bolt and be able to open the door. This technique is increadabley fast and causes little or no noise.

Anti snap locks are available and can be quickly fitted to ALL Upvc doors and will protect against a lock snapping attack additionally you can add more secure Upvc door handles that will also assist in the stopping of a lock snapping attack.

Call our locksmith Nottingham office on 0115 8320195 and ask for a no obligation quote.

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Protect your valuables with a marking system

Marking your property makes it less attractive to thieves. Traceable property may be more difficult for an offender to sell on, particularly items that have been visibly marked. Marking your property also increases the chances of you being reunited if it is stolen and later recovered.

Follow the advice in this section to help keep your valuables secure.

Remember to take photographs of your valuables

Photographs of your valuables can increase chances of the property being returned to you if it is stolen and recovered, also can be helpful if a insurance claim is needed.

Try to take photographs of:
– Any distinguishing marks and hallmarks.

– Size and dimensions.

– The front and back of object.

– Make, model, and serial numbe – if available.

Note down where you marked the item, how it was marked, and with what.
Also write descriptions of your valuables. example: the type of object, what is made of, measurements of it and any markings the it has.
Marking your valuables

The two most widely used types of property marking are visible and invisible.

Visible

This type of property marking can be seen by thieves and can therefore help deter. Popular visible options are Selectamark and Cremark.

Invisible

This type of property marking cannot be seen by thieves, so it is best to display stickers and signage in windows and doors that property marking is in use. There are numerouse invisible options on the market such as SelectaDNA, Smartwater or Ultraviolet (UV) pens.

uv pen

UV Pen

 

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