Our emergency locksmith was called out to assist a family in gaining entry to their property after accidentally leaving the keys inside and locking the door as they left to go to go shopping.
The call came in at 8pm and our emergency locksmith in Sneinton was able to attend in just 10mins from our locksmith call out centre, all locksmiths in Sneinton are fully trained in non destructive techniques to gain entry quickly and with out damage to the lock or door. Our 24 hour Sneinton locksmiths are on hand to assist call 0115 8320195 for free advice and quotes.
The property in Sneinton had a old Upvc door but was a auto locking mechanism meaning as the family left the property they lifted the handle and it lock without turning a key in the cylinder and walked down to the local shop it wasn’t till they arrived home they realised that the keys had not been taken and were now locked out.
Unlike newer auto locking mechanism which only have the latch catching and can be shimmed this mechanism was fully engaged and would need the cylinder to be turned.
The property also had a thumb turn fitted to the door so it would require a little more than just picking the cylinder, thumb turns are designed slightly different from a ordinary cylinder and require after picking for the cam to be engaged and turned manually unlike a keyed cylinder where the cam is automatically engaged when the plug is turned.
This is why our Sneinton locksmiths on call will ask so many questions about the type of door and it’s lock when you call, this all helps build a picture and decide how the lock should be tackled saving time and money for our customers.