Euro thumb turn bypass tool

I don’t get as much time as I used to to sit down at the bench and knock off a new tool or three but luckily I did grab a afternoon where I could do just that. A friend who works for Nottingham city home on there repairs team asked me if I could help him with gaining entry up till this point he was using destructive methods to both the lock and handles to gain entry this is not only time consuming but having to replace both the lock and handles is a expensive way I mean he didn’t care there not his parts but if city homes is charging £70 (yes they put the charge into the tenants rent at £1 per week) after the cost of parts and labour especially if it’s in the early hours it’s a service running at a loss.

So i has a look at the locks they were fitting so I could run a few ideas past him – all the flats had recently installed new composite doors and all were fitted with Euro thumb turns – a quick test to see if the cam could be mini updated and yes it could.

This type of lock can be bypass opened which would be great for him as with a little bit of practice with the correct tool and he would be opening doors in a matter of moments with out a drill in sight.

Ok so how does a bypass work? Well because of the design of this type of lock if you crest a tool with the right length and correct shaping you can bypass the pins in the lock and turn the cam unlocking the door – I won’t show the exact shape or it’s dimensions as that could cause a security risk – and if you did search on the internet for a similar tool it does not mean you will be able to open this lock – my homebrew tool is specific to this lock type and manufacture that’s why it’s so effective.

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Bypass tool in action

The demo video is with the same tool but this time I used it in the same type of lock but in a Euro mortice cassette and not in a Nottingham city homes door – as you can see you can both lock and unlock with the tool and because I was recording I used it with only one hand.

So with a afternoon spare I set about making a few bypass tools for my city homes friend and for my collection.

It’s always fun to make a tool from scratch and when finished see just how effective it is this will undoubtably save not just time for all involved but also money just think if there’s a spare key inside the property there’s not even any need to change the lock so not just me but now my friend are saving precious time especially on those late night call outs we all love doing!

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Ultion High Security Locks

Ultion, a revolutionary locking system that when locked, stays locked!

When it detects attack, a hidden lock within the Ultion automatically engages, so that even when snapped twice nothing gets past it. Leaving a key on the inside of the lock won’t affect its performance either.

Rigorously tested, nothing beats the Ultion, not even the finest 3 star locks, making it the UK’s best and most secure lock guaranteed.

  • Ultion offers double snap resistance
  • When attacked the Ultion instantly goes into ‘Lockdown Mode’
  • Stays snap secure even with a key in the inside of the lock
  • Some locks have 5 pins, others have 6, Ultion has 11
  • Ultion protects against Lock Drilling

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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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