Local Nottingham locksmiths in Nottingham

How to choose the right locksmith

Genuine locksmiths have had to under go years of training to become qualified tradespeople who are able to carry out extremely highly specialised work like opening locks with out damage and keeping your home or business secure. There are many traders and DIY enthusiasts who can turn their hand to most general maintenance tasks but when it comes to your locks and the security of your home or business, you will always be better off leaving this to a local expert locksmith.

But with so many different businesses offering locksmith services in Nottingham how do you choose the right locksmith, and how do you know they are reputable, trustworthy and qualified to take care of your request?

Here are a few handy tips…

Ask friends or family if they can vouch for a local locksmith

Because LS Locksmiths has operated in Nottingham for over 60 years we have served 1000’s of happy customers and word of mouth is the biggest reason we gain more new customers every week. We have always strived to give our customers the highest quality service at a cost that is the most reasonable all done with a warm friendly manner.

Make sure the locksmith is fully qualified and insured.

Unfortunately the locksmith industry is not regulated (yet) and anyone who has completed a one, two or three day locksmith training course or even watched a few YouTube videos can advertise themselves as “locksmiths” – because of inexperience or lack of knowledge there is a high chance that they will in fact cause damage and with it more cost to you.

Our locksmiths at LS Locksmiths have all undergone a full apprenticeship or years of training in all aspects of the locksmith and security industry and continue to train as new products and tools are brought to market, everyone of our locksmiths are fully skilled in Non Destructive Entry and have been tested and approved by LockSmart.

Skip the ads and get a real local company

Online advertising especially on search engines is mainly done by National Locksmith Companies who pass on the high cost of advertising to you the customer through often outrageous fees for services and products.

If you are going to use a search engine select from the organic listings because search engines are very good at what they do so they will know who are really a local business and how long they’ve provided a great service and will place them high in the search results. We always strongly suggest you contact at least 3/4 different businesses for a quote – you can contact LS Locksmiths by calling 0115 8320195 and speak directly to a locksmith for a no obligation quote.

LS Locksmiths is local family run locksmiths based in the heart of Nottingham we offer a incredibly fast same day service, thats affordable while only using high quality branded products. Our business counts numerous letting agencies, landlords and returning customers who use and recommend our low cost, fast and service. Call 0115 8320195 or use message system below this post.

LS Locksmiths Nottingham is not a franchise, we do not sub contract to national locksmith companies. We never charge a call out fee and prices quoted are fixed totals no VAT.

LS Locksmiths
72 Noel Street

Local Nottingham locksmiths

Below are a few images of damage caused and outrageous fees from so called “locksmiths” be warned this could well happen to you if you don’t call a genuine local lock expert.


Damaged door and handle

Damaged ERA lock

Damaged lock

Blatant rip off charging

Example of over charging

LS Locksmith will always endeavour to gain entry using NDE (non destructive entry) for a set fee – your quote is based on the time of day and how far we have to travel to get to you – we do not charge a call out fee and because no damage is done to gain entry as long as you have access to a spare key no locks will need to be changed.