Welcome to Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis.
My name is Lee Dray and I am your local and trusted locksmith. Being local means I can attend to your emergency in minutes!
With over 24 years of customer service experience, I can offer you the best service and workmanship of the highest standard at a competitive price. I am highly trained and pride myself on the use of installing the highest quality locks and using the best fitting techniques in the locksmiths industry.
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Here is just a small list of the services I can provide, if you don't see what you're looking for, please call me anytime to discuss, I'm sure I will be able to help solve your issue!!
If you are locked out of your property in Bognor Regis, the first thing you need to do is call Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis on 01243 252 104 for your local rapid response emergency service. If you have lost your key, snapped your key, left them indoors or your lock will not turn, I have the training and knowledge in the latest locksmith techniques to gain non-destructive access to your property. I will always provide a professional and efficient service to you. Being your local and trusted locksmith, I promise to get you back into your property and keep you safe and secure. Locked out of your property? Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis anytime, day or night.
When it comes to the security of your home, family and posessions, I only supply the locks that I would use on my own home! Yes there are variations depending on your budget but at the very minimum all locks supplied by Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis are Anti-snap euro cylinder locks. These offer substantially more protection than a standard Euro cylinder.
If you want the best, the very top level of security we can offer is the Ultion TS0007 3* lock, the ultimate in lock security. Yes this costs a little more but if you want the best for your home and family’s security, then this is by far the best option for securing your home. The Ultion locks even come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10-year warranty with the lock manufacturer covering you against the functionality of the parts, you can't say fairer than that.
If you’re locked out, there’s no need to panic, call me, your local emergency locksmith! I live in Bognor Regis so will never be far from solving your emergency! Regardless of the time, day or night I always offre an efficient and professional service to the residents of Bognor Regis. Unlike some other local tradesmen, I'm highly trained in the latest tried-and-tested locksmith techniques and aim to only ever use non-destructive techniques in order to gain safe access without leaving you a hefty bill.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis provide an expert service in commercial security. With my experience of working locally, I have the knowledge to provide you with the best levels of security for your property and premises. Our commercial workmanship is guaranteed for 12 months. We work in a tidy, efficient and smart manner that is suitable to your trading hours. As we are available 24/7, we can come to you out-of-hours to minimise any disruption.
At Lockforce we supply and install all types of locks to suit your needs. We supply mortise locks, euro cylinders (all standards), rim cylinder locks, night latches (Yale Lock), postbox/locker locks, multi-point locks, Adams Rite locks, window and shutter locks plus many more other types of locks. We work with many businesses including schools, NHS, police and local traders. Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis are Checkatrade Accredited and Reviewed to give you that extra peace of mind that you are working with a local, trusted and reviewed business.
Do you have a set of spare keys? At Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis, we provide a mobile key cutting service. Our van is stocked with a large, wide range of blank keys for commercial and residential properties. For your convenience, our key cutting machine allows us to cut additional keys on-site and test them at the same time. Therefore, we can guarantee that every key cut will work! So if you require an additional door key or even a full new set of spare keys for your property, we can provide this service for you. With our service being mobile, we can attend your property at a time convenient to you.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis can repair and replace any faulty or broken parts on your uPVC doors and windows. We specialise in uPVC repair work. Does your key not turn in the lock? Is your key stuck? Or will your key not even go into the lock? Contact Lockforce Locksmiths and we can resolve these problems straight away with our rapid response service.
We carry a huge array of stock to enable us to fix 99% of any problem in one visit, giving you the assurance of knowing you are safe and sound. Lockforce Locksmiths are local, so we will only install high quality products to keep you and our local community safe and secure. If your handles are spinning around or just stiff to move, this may be the signs of gearbox mechanism failure. We can replace this by causing no damage to your door or the lock. Our aim is to fix all issues the same day and to ensure your uPVC door is operating and functioning correctly and smoothly. Sometimes, when your door or window will not lock or close, it may just require them to be realigned by adjustment of the hinges or the keeps. Contact Lockforce and we can realign your doors and windows. Being proactive will save you money. If you don’t get your doors realigned, you may have the extra expense of a new lock, gearbox or even a full multi-point lock.
Have you just moved or are you about to move into a new property? If so, Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis recommend changing all your locks on all your external doors as your main priority.
Your property, family and personal belongings are at risk if you do not change our locks. Do you really want to risk someone else potentially having a key to your doors?
You will never know if any of your keys are in the hands of others, so please do not assume all the keys that have been handed over to you are the only set in circulation. Please consider the following….
Are you unsure whether your locks comply with your home insurance? If you are, you are not the first and certainly will not be the last. As a homeowner, you should be aware that most home insurance companies require your locks need to be insurance approved and meet the British Standard (BS3621). If your locks in your home do not meet this standard, then it is highly likely your home insurance will be invalid in the event of a break in. Please do not put yourself and your possessions in any unnecessary danger and check your locks today. If your lock displays the following logo then it is a British Standard lock. In the image below, you will see one of our insurance approved, mortice locks.
If you are at all unsure, contact Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis today. We offer a FREE home security survey to ensure your property meets all the necessary home insurance requirements and we can best advise you on any improvements or upgrades needed.
Lockforce Locksmiths are a local trusted business. We work closely within the local community, providing a highly trusted service to all of the local residents of Bognor Regis. We work in schools, care homes, churches, police and with the NHS. We always carry our ID and wear branded uniform. We are Police DBS checked and have public liability cover. We always encourage feedback from all our customers via online or paper review forms. We value all our feedback, as this gives us the platform to get better every day. We are also proud to play an important part of the highly reputable Lockforce brand. Lockforce is the most positively reviewed locksmith company in the UK with over 14,000 reviews of which about 98% are 5 stars! I am extremely proud to have many 5 star reviews. Please look under the reviews section at the bottom of this page to see the feedback from my customers
You’ll find Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis offer you mutiple payment options, covering all your needs and requirements.
We are also happy to accept cash and can assure you that the payment option you choose doesn’t impact your our 12-month guarantee or insurance.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a Checkatrade job request online. We asked for photos via WhatsApp and we could then understand the lock problem more clearer. We attended the property and replaced the faulty cylinder lock with an upgraded BS3621 3 star Apecs euro cylinder.
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis were contacted by a local business to change the lock on their garage due to a lost key. We installed a Cardale lock and then cut multiple extra keys with out mobile key cutting service. All keys tested, so we can guarantee our products 100% work.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor attended an upstairs flat. The bathroom upvc window was not closing smoothly. We removed the sash and adjusted the hinges. This enabled the window to engage with it keeps smoothly. We also replaced the loose handle and new window sealant around the frame.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a call from a homeowner that required their external doors to all have insurance approved locks. We undertook a FREE full home security survey and presented our findings/solutions to the owner. They agreed to my recommendations and we ensured all external locks were compliant by installing BS3621 British Standard locks to their front and rear wooden doors. I changed the levers so both locks worked off the same key.
Lockforce Locksmith Littlehampton received a call from the local council. We were instructed to attend a local property and change all their exterior door locks. We attended at the agreed time and changed locks on the front composite door and the rear upvc door. Both barrel locks we installed were snap-safe euro cylinder locks for added security.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended a domestic issue. Being local to the job, we attended within 15 minutes of the call. The homeowner required extra security to their home. We installed a 3 star British Standard euro cylinder lock on the front door. We also installed new bolts with high security padlocks to the side gates. They now felt more safe and secure.
Lockforce locksmiths Bognor Regis received the Checkatrade call and with our rapid response service, we attended within 15 minutes. As the customer searched for “locksmith near me”, being local meant Lockforce were top of the website listings. The customer was back in their home within minutes and no damage was done to the lock or door.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received an urgent call for a tenant who lost their key to their flat. We attended and got the customer’s door open with a professional locksmith tool. No damage was done to the lock and the customer found their ‘lost’ key inside the flat, so a new lock was required.
Lockforce Locksmiths attended with their rapid response service. The owner had left the key on the inside of the door lock. Using a professional locksmith tool, we gained access non-destructively to the property via the letterplate and the owner was back in the warmth within 20 minutes of the initial phone call.
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis had a call from a previous customer regarding faulty hinges on their front door. As this was a security concern, we attended the home immediately. 2 of the 3 upvc hinges had snapped off and the door was not in a useable condition. We secured the door with a temporary repair job to the hinges. We returned the next day with 3 new flag hinges. The door now closed and locked perfectly.
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the block of flats and assessed the faulty lock. The electronic strike release was rusted and required replacing. Lockforce ordered the correct part and installed these the following day. We also serviced the locks and aligned the wooden door to enable the front door to close and lock smoothly.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a call from a site manager. Their steel office container required added security before the Christmas lockdown. Lockforce installed an upgraded 3 star cylinder lock and also 2 high security door bolts to the top and bottom of the door. The locks were keyed-alike so one key can be used for both locks.
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the local rental property. We gained access to the shed lock with no damage to the lock or door. We replaced the mortise sash lock like-for-like and gave the tenant 2 new keys. Problem solved
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis received a late night emergency call out from a couple who were on holiday. They left their keys inside, so had no access to the communal door and bedroom door. We attended within 15 minutes of the call. We gained non-destructive entry to the communal door with a professional locksmith tool. We then gained access to the bedroom door with another professional electrical tool. Both methods caused no damage to the door or lock.
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis received a call from a property manager regarding a lock on a communal storage bike area. The digital lock was not retracting the latch and therefore the door wouldn’t open. We opened the door using a locksmith bypass tool. We installed a new digilock and kept the same entry pin code for the residents to gain access.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a call from the Arun local council. We were instructed to attend a property and change all exterior locks. We attended and changed locks on the front composite door and the rear upvc door. Both locks were snap-safe euro cylinder locks for added security.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a call from the Arun local council. We were instructed to attend a property and change all exterior locks. We attended and changed locks on the front composite door and the rear upvc door. Both locks were snap-safe euro cylinder locks for added security.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis received a call from a gentleman who was clearing out his mum’s home. The key for the garage would not work. We lubricated the lock, but still wouldn’t unlock. We gained access to the lock using a professional locksmith picking tool. We gained access non-destructively and put in a new cylinder lock replacement. They could now empty out the garage and secure the property afterwards.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the door issue. The customer explained they had left the upvc door open all day and now wouldn’t close and lock. We made slight adjustments to both door hinges and also lubricated all the locking parts. The door now closed and locked smoothly with no new parts required
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis assessed the window issue. The bathroom window was seized shut. We managed to open the window mechanism with a locksmith tool. With the window now open, we could see the locking strip was all rusted up. We replaced the part there and then. The window now functioned perfectly.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the new house. The owners wanted new locks on all doors including padlocks to side gates. We installed APECS 3 star BS3621 euro locks to 3 external upvc doors. We then installed a Gatemate high security lock to the side gate with a new bolt and marine grade padlock. New owners now know they are the sole owners of the keys to their home.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the coastal property. The bathroom upvc window mechanism had corroded and the window wouldn’t open. We used a tool to gain access and replaced the gearbox in the window. We also replaced the corroded white handle. The window now closed and locked smoothly.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the coastal flat. There was 2 doors to the 2nd floor balcony. The 1st upvc door had a seized locking mechanism. The sliding door had a lock that would also not turn. We ordered the parts and returned the following day. We installed a full multi locking mechanism and also cylinder-free lock-lock handles. These handles come with a 20 year anti-corrosion guarantee - perfect for the coast! They also saved the customer money as a cylinder lock is not required. With the sliding door, we serviced all the parts and installed a new thumbturn cylinder lock.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home. All windows had various issues. We replaced the hinges on 5 upvc windows. A few windows required new handles due to incorrect handles being installed. The other windows all had a full service to help them close and lock smoother
Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis asked the homeowners for their preferred resolution. They wanted the lock changed. We snapped the lock out and installed a new snap-safe euro cylinder lock with 5 keys. They could now open the door and let some air in their hot conservatory.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the house. The new owner wanted all their locks changed to be sure that they are the only key holders for their property. We upgraded all the Euro cylinder locks with British Standard Ultion locks. The rim cylinder was upgraded to a Yale 1 star lock on the night latch. 2 deadlocks were also upgraded with BS3621 locks. We changed the levers in the deadlocks to enable the owner to use both locks off the same key.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the emergency within 15 minutes of the call. We gained access non-destructively using a professional locksmith tool. The owner explained this has happened a few times so they wisely took my advice and had a keysafe installed.
Lockforce locksmiths Bognor attended the bungalow. They had a ground floor window that would not close. When moving the handle we noticed the mechanism wasn’t engaging. We removed the handle and could see that the spindle was just turning in a worn handle mechanism. We replaced the handle and the problem was solved.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor attended the coastal holiday home. They had 2 large windows that opened outwards but they had no restrictors on to stop the upvc windows from opening fully. We installed 2 cable restrictors that are key lockable. These windows now open outwards only 90mm unless they are unlocked with a key and then they can open fully.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor attended the bungalow. The current night latch (yale lock) was beyond repair. We installed a like-for-like Legge brass night latch lock which meant no woodwork adjustments were required to the door and frame. Whilst there, we serviced the deadlock (Chubb) to help the bolt move smoother.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the local job near me. The key would not turn in the stiff locking mechanism. We removed all the parts and lubricated the mechanism which made it more smoother. We then installed a thumbturn euro cylinder to help the tenant lock and unlock the door easier. Problem solved and tenant happy
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis had received photos from the owner in advance via WhatsApp. The new homeowner had multiple window handles all locked with no keys. We gained access non-destructively to all of them. We then replaced all of the downstairs uPVC windows with key lockable handles so they all worked off the same key.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the property. The bathroom window mechanism was seized in the closed position. Using a professional locksmith tool, we managed to gain access from the internal side. We removed the window sash and took this to the van and sourced a new gearbox to replace the rusted one. Job completed in one visit and no new window required saving the customer money.
French doors not closing in Pagham - 26th May 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the caravan site. We could see that there were multiple issues with door alignment, broken keeps and faulty shoot bolts. We replaced the faulty shoot bolts first and then installed the correct keeps. The Upvc door hinge adjusters were seized, so they could not be adjusted. But we could still get the doors to close and lock. Customer now safe and secure
Communal door not opening in Elmer - 14th May 2022
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Bognor fortunately had a rear door that they could access first. We then opened the main communal door via the thumbturn lock. The strike release was not disengaging when the entry code was entered. We removed the mortise latch and noticed rust was evident. We ordered a new strike release and installed the new part the following day.
Resolve issues with both front door locks in Rose Green - 8th May 2022
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Bognor attended the ladies home. The nightlatch had become loose and the key wasn’t disengaging the bolt easily. With the nightlatch (Yale), we repaired the loose case with larger screws and this solved the issue. With the Chubb (deadlock), we changed the lock and upgraded this to a BS3621 deadlock to ensure they were more safe and secure.
Resolve 2 door issues in Aldwick - May 4th 2022
Solution - the customer showed us the 2 issues. Lockforce resolved the lock issue on the side gate quickly by aligning the keep correctly. The side door to the kitchen had an issue also. The door was catching on the top of the frame keep. We adjusted the Anglian upvc top hinge and drew the door inwards. This solved the issue and the door now closed and locked smoothly.
Gate lock key not working in Felpham - 20th April 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and assessed the gate lock. The lock was corroded and had seized up due to the coastal elements. This was an unusual lock which was designed only for Upvc gates. The gate still closed ok, so it wasn’t an emergency to resolve straight away. We sourced the lock type through internet research and returned the following week with an identical lock replacement.
Family locked out in Elmer - April 17th 2022
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended the emergency. All options were assessed to see which entry gain would be quickest and non-destructive. Lockforce gained entry within 10 minutes via the rim cylinder lock using non-destructive locksmithing techniques. Access was gained and the family could get back into their home. The customer took the opportunity to have all their external locks assessed. Lockforce offer this security service for FREE.
Change door furniture on front door from brass to chrome - Felpham, 8th April 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home and assessed the parts required. We sourced the correct door hardware and installed the new parts the following week. A new letterplate, eye viewer, handles and lock was installed all in chrome.
Create solution for multiple users to a garage - 20th March 2022
Solution - We attended the garage and assessed the options. We decided the best solution would be to install a high security key safe. We installed a Supra police approved key safe for maximum security to the external brickwork surroundings of their garage door. Multiple users could now gain access and put the key back in the safe when not in use.
Nuki Smart lock battery flat and bifold doors will not open in Aldwick - 7th March 2022
Solution - As the override key was locked in the garden office, we had to gain access destructively via drilling the cylinder. Lockforce always aim to gain access non-destructively, with our professional locksmith tools, but this time we couldn’t pick the lock.We removed the cylinder core and gained access. The homeowner could now replace the batteries on the smart lock
Front door latch faulty and key not turning fully - Elmer - 2nd March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the property. We removed the multi point lock from the Upvc door. The mechanism was old. We serviced all the parts but still no improvement and the latch springs had also broken. We recommended a new mechanism. We returned a few days later and installed a new keywind mechanism and also a snap safe euro cylinder lock to improve their home security.
Key would only work on one side, Middleton - 27th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the local emergency within 30 minutes of the initial call. We tried the key on both sides and on the external side, the key wouldn’t fully enter . We lubricated the lock with GT85 and also looked to see if there was any obstructions in the keyway, but there wasn’t. As the lock was faulty, we putin a new snap-safe euro cylinder lock to solve the issue.
Upvc door lock issue in Aldwick - 22nd February 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the rear uPVC door issue. The key turned in the cylinder on the external side but wouldn’t turn internally. A lock change was required, so we installed an upgraded snap safe Euro cylinder lock. Their door now locks perfectly
Front Upvc door handle not lifting in Felpham - 18th February 2022
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis initially surveyed the door. The handles were broken and the locking gearbox mechanism was stiff. The alignment of the door was also not straight. All of these issues needed addressing to enable the door to lock easier. We installed new brass handles, removed/serviced the gearbox mechanism, realigned the keeps on the frame and then finally adjusted the hinges. The door now closed and locked a lot more easier
Upvc door would not open in Aldwick - 15th February 2022
Job - gain access and resolve lock problem.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended the top floor flat in Aldwick. The door was visibly misaligned. The door popped open by levering the base of the door upwards. The hinges were then adjusted to align the door correctly into their keeps in the door frame. Problem solved!
Re-secure door after a forced entry - Elmer - 7th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the house and assessed the door frame and locks. The nightlatch was beyond repair but the wooden frame was ok. A BS3621 Nightlatch was installed for extra security for the owner. We also advised them to have a second lock on their wooden door for home insurance compliance
Key snapped in front door for commercial premises in PO22 - 3rd February 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the local shop. Fortunately, we had access to both sides of the door. We managed to turn the snapped key to ‘12 o’clock’ and on the other side we used their spare key. This pushed out the snapped key and the door could now be unlocked and opened.
Repair faulty Upvc windows in Middleton - 15th January 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home on the seafront. The window hinges and mechanisms had also become corroded and rusty due to the sea salt. We removed 2 windows and installed new friction hinges with restrictors. We installed a new gearbox mechanism and handle to the bathroom window. All windows now open, close and lock to keep the customer safe and warm.
Key snapped in front door for commercial premises in PO22 - 8th January 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the property. Luckily we had access to both sides of the door. We managed to turn the snapped key to ‘12 o’clock’ and on the other side we used the spare key. This then pushed out the snapped key and the door could now open. Customer happy as no new lock was required.
Door will not lock from the outside in Aldwick, PO21 - 04/01/22
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and assessed the problem on the Upvc door. The handle was hard to lift up with the door in the closed position. The hinges were adjusted and the aligned correctly to its keeps. We also removed the euro cylinder and noticed it had a twisted cam. These become twisted when excessive force is required when turning the key. We installed and upgraded their lock to a 3 star BS3621 euro lock. All problems solved!
New homeowners requiring lock changes in North Bersted, PO21 - 19th Dec 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home. The homeowners required locks to be changed with the view of the home becoming an Air B’n’B. All external locks were changed to enable a keyless exit. We also repaired the French doors which were not opening due to be seized. Internal locks were installed for non-communal areas. We also gained access to the post box and installed a new cam lock.
Front door jammed shut in PO21 - 11th Dec 2021
Solution - The door was faulty due to an old multi point locking mechanism. Access was gained by using professional locksmith tools. We replaced the broken mechanism with a retro-fit part that we always have stocked on the van. The door was now closing and locking securely and problem solved in one visit
Customer lost their keys to their home in PO22 - 4th Dec 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home asap. They had lost keys to their front door and their gate door. We installed a new lock to the front door and installed a bolt as a temporary fix on the gate. We ordered a new high security gate lock and installed this the next day.
Install new euro cylinders to French doors in North Bersted - 12th November 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the new home. The current lock had been drilled out by another locksmith, but didn’t install another lock due to the excessive prices quoted. This locksmith advertised themselves with a cheap access gain price. However, upon arrival, the price quoted soon went up. They wisely contacted Lockforce who quoted them prices and stuck to them. Lockforce Locksmiths are a local and trusted business in the community
Increased security for community hall in PO22 - 3rd November 2021
Solution - As there were many communal doors and rooms in this property, Lockforce Locksmiths suggested digital locks as the best solution. This means that the caretaker can lock the doors and let the rooms be available via a code rather than a key. We installed 5 digital locks. Problem solved
Lock changes required to metal doors in Elmer, PO22 - 10th October 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the property and assessed the security options on old metal aluminium doors. All locks were corroded due to the property being on the coast. We changed both rim cylinder locks and installed new night latch cases. The doors now locked a lot smoother!
WC door handle required fixing - PO21, 5th October 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the HMO. We noticed the handle had become loose due to the extreme effort required to pull the door open. The door closer above had been installed incorrectly and too near to the hinges. We repositioned the brackets and this made the door open a lot easier. We also installed thicker hinge screws as they had also become loose. We fixed the existing handles by using nut and bolts. Problem solved and no new parts needed!
Rear French doors wouldn’t lock - Aldwick - 7 September 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the bungalow. The conservatory French doors were aligned ok but the door had a rusty multi point locking mechanism. We serviced the parts but it will still hard to lift the handle. So we installed a retro-fitted new locking mechanism and the problem was solved.
Handles had come loose on rear aluminium door - 18th August 2021
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the bungalow home. We could see that the existing screw had become loose as the thread had gone. We installed a slightly longer screw and this solved the problem. Small job - no charge - happy customer
New homeowner seeking security advice - July 4th 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and gave a free no obligation security survey on the residential home. We advised them to change their window handles as they had no key locks on them. We also advised them to change all locks on external doors and to ensure the locks installed would be compliant with their home insurance. We also offered suggestions to improve their side gate security as the bolts and screws were rusty.
French doors not locking on a residential property - June 20th 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended and assessed both sides of the doors. There were multiple issues with the alignment if the doors. We adjusted the slave side first and then aligned the other door to the slave door. The handles now lifted up smoothly which enabled the key to turn and lock both doors.
Domestic Upvc front door won’t open in PO21 - June 6th 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home. The keywind mechanism was faulty and wasn’t retracting the bolts. We gained access via a door spreader. We then installed a new multi point locking mechanism and Euro cylinder lock. Minor door alignment was also required. Job done
Customer wanted their handles changed in Felpham, May 30th 2021
Solution - With our fully stocked van, we gave the customer various colour options for their Upvc French doors. We then installed 2 pairs of chrome handles. These handles were spring-loaded so they didn’t look floppy like the old ones.
Changing the security level to a bike shed in PO21 - 15th May 2021
Solution - Lockforce removed the padlock and high-security door bar from the bike shed. We then reinstalled a new digital lock on the wooden door to allow access for the tenants that require bike storage.
Door handle broken on aluminium door, North Bersted - 11th May 2021
Solution - With the door being old, the handles needed ordering as we did not stock them. We took measurements of the Union Everest mechanism and ensured the existing handles kept the owner safe. We sourced the correct handles and installed them the next day
Customer locked out in Bognor Regis, PO21 -26th April 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home within 5 minutes of the call. As the customer searched for ‘locksmith near me’, I was only a few roads away. I gained access straight away with no damage to the door or lock. Great service = happy customer
Utility upvc door wouldn’t lock - BN16, East Preston 20/4/21
Solution - Lockforce attended the home. The customer thought they required a new lock, but as the multi point locking mechanism locked/unlocked whilst in the open position, we knew straight that this was an alignment issue. We adjusted the hinges and made minor adjustments to the keeps and the door now locked perfectly.
Faulty lock in BN16 Rustington - April 14th 2021
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home and took the lock out of the Upvc door. The cam had twisted. This meant the door was locking but they couldn’t remove the key at the normal position. We replaced the euro cylinder lock with a snap-safe lock to give them added security.
Tenant locked out due to faulty night latch - April 10th 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the rental home in Pagham. The customer googled ‘locksmith near me’ which meant Lockforce, being local, were able to attend within 15 minutes of the call with our rapid response service. We gained entry non-destructively and repaired the faulty night latch.
External security required to barn doors in Barnham - 29/3/21
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis cover internal and external security issues. We recommended to the customer various lock types to secure their barn doors. We installed 2 gate locks with horizontal bolts and also 2 drop down bolts. This gave sufficient security to these doors for this external building.
Tenant locked out in PO21 - 20/02/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the local property within 10 mins of the call. We gained access. We assessed the night latch whilst there and noticed the latch was faulty. This was due to the tenant recently installing door insulation and putting pressure on the latch into the keep. A few readjustments and a new night latch and the problem was solved.
New homeowners requiring a free home security survey in Littlehampton BN17 - 01/02/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the house. We conducted a full survey of their home. Recommendations were made and the owners agreed to multiple lock changes. High security lock installations to all external doors. New garage door lock and mailbox lock changed. They had no key to their workshop so we unlocked the door and replaced the lock. As a residential locksmith all locks were available in our van and the job was complete in one visit
Landlord in Aldwick PO21 required locks replaced to communal door - 20/01/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith in Bognor Regis attended the block of residential flats. The entry doors had a screw in cylinder lock. As a mobile locksmith we provide a fully stocked van so we could change the locks in one visit. We also provide a key cutting locksmith service, so we cut multiple keys for the residents
Customer locked out in Littlehampton with their puppy inside, Bognor Regis - 09/01/2021
Solution - We attended the home within 15 minutes of the call. The homeowner searched on the internet for a ‘locksmith near me’. Because they did this, they found Lockforce. We were the nearest available locksmith. We gained access causing no damage to the lock. Happy customer!
New homeowners locked out of home - Aldwick - 04/01/2020
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home within 15 minutes of the call. We gained non destructive access with our locksmith tools. The owner then asked for advice to prevent this happening again. We changed the door handle mechanism from a split spindle to a straight spindle. Problem solved
New padlocks for local school in South Bersted - 04/12/20
Job - Source the exact lock type so the key will work off the same padlocks they already use.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis took phots to their existing key and padlock. We then researched the cut of the key and managed to find the correct padlock! No job too big or small for Lockforce.
New locks for new home in Climping - 01/12/20
Job - Assess standards of locks and change all external door locks.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the new home. There was 2 external doors that required a lock change. We installed 2 antisnap cylinder locks and cut extra keys on-site. The new homeowner now has total peace of mind that they are the sole owner of locks to this property.
Student locked out of their bedroom - 15/11/2020
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the flat within 15 minutes of the call. We entered the property using all Covid-safe measures. Access was gained non destructively to the bedroom with a locksmith tool on their nightlatch. Lockforce gave a discount for the entry-gain as the customer was a student
Extra security required for electrical cupboards in a block of flats - 02/11/2020
Job - Install new mortise bolts on all internal wooden doors.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis installed 2 mortise bolts per door (top and bottom). These locks can be opened and locked with the same ’star’ key on every cupboard. This means the property manager only needs one key to open 4 cupboard doors.
Internal door not opening in Middleton - 18/10/2020
Job - Gain access and repair latch.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis removed the faulty handles and opened the door with a multi-tool. The handles and the latch were both worn so we replaced them both as we had the parts in the van. Problem solved and now customer can gain access to their cupboard.
Key tip snapped off in lock in Barnham PO22 - 18/10/2020
Job - Remove snapped key or change lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home. We removed the small key part with an extraction tool, which saved the customer money as they didn’t need a new lock. Keys usually snap due to door alignment issues. This door required some attention. The latch keep needed adjusting and the squeaky hinges needed lubrication. The door now closes quietly and locks smoothly!
Bathroom window won’t lock in Bersted - 10/10/2020
Job - Assess whether handle or mechanism requires replacing and quote customer.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis assessed the window and due to excessive amounts of rust, the mechanism needed replacing. We quoted the customer, and they agreed to have the job done there and then. Lockforce stock a vast range window mechanisms, so we could resolve and fix the window problem in one visit!
Customer wants their new French door locks to work off one key - 10/10/2020
Job - Visit property and measure French door cylinder size and also take note of front door Ultion key code.
Solution - With Ultion locks, you can have them all working off one key (keyed-alike). The homeowner had an Ultion lock on the front door, so with the key code from that lock we contacted Brisant, (the supplier) and ordered the correct size euro cylinder Ultion locks. The next day, the locks arrived and we installed them in their French doors. They now have one key which opens 3 doors!
Cleaner couldn’t get the front door open in Bognor Regis - 15/09/2020
Job - Gain access and resolve lock issue.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home within 15 minutes of the initial call. The euro cylinder was loose and not disengaging the lock. By just wriggling they lock and key the door opened. The Euro sashlock was not secured to the door, so we installed 2 small screws. This kept the lock in pace and the problem was solved.
Increase customer’s external security in Bognor Regis - 29/08/2020
Job - install digital lock and new bolts to side gate.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths installed a digital lock to the elderly homeowners side gate. This gave extra security on terms of an extra lock but also gave access to the gardener and carer. We also removed the old rusty bolts and installed a new one.
Communal door lock issues for tenants - 16/08/2020
Job - Assess lock and resolve issue.
Solution - Lockforce attended the HMO. The key was not engaging in the lock correctly, even after lubrication. The nightlatch case also had issues with the latch being faulty. We replaced the rim cylinder and nightlatch and also cut and tested 12 keys on-site for all the tenants.
Upvc side door would not lock in Aldwick - 14/08/2020
Job - Resolve issue to keep elderly lady safe
Solution- Lockforce locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the emergency. There were 2 issues, the door was misaligned and the latch keep was broken. The hinges were adjusted and the latch was repaired with some spare parts we had in our van. The door now closed and locked perfectly!
Customer needed new uPVC handles - Stamshaw - 11/08/2020
Job - to replace broken handle.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the customer’s home and measured the uPVC door handles key points. We had the right sized handles in our van. We gave the customer a choice of 3 finishes - white, gold or chrome. We installed chrome and the customer now has new shiny handles to improve the appearance of their front door.
French doors will not open in Rose Green - 05/08/2020
Job - Gain access and resolve issue.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended the home. The doors were unlocked but not opening due to a shootbolt being stuck. We popped the door opening with Upvc spreader tool. The locking mechanism was then identified as faulty, so we installed an overnight lock for security. We came back the next day and installed a full multi point locking mechanism and also realigned the doors for free!
Customer keeps getting locked out in Middleton-on-Sea 16/07/2020
Job - to change the opening/closing system on their uPVC front door.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Bognor Regis changed their lever/pad setup to a lever/lever operation. This now meant that the door can still be opened when it closes on the owner. Problem solved!
Balcony door won’t lock - 07/07/2020
Job - To assess the lock and make safe.
Solution - Lockforce attended the flat on the seafront. The lock and handles on the aluminium door had rusted and corroded away. We managed to source the correct lock and stainless steel handles. We returned 2 days later, and with some minor adjustments the parts were installed and the door locked perfectly!
Tenant locked out at midnight - 22/06/2020
Job - Gain access non-destructively with minimum noise.
Solution - As a 24hr emergency locksmith, we attended the flat with a rapid response. We used a locksmith tool to gain access causing no damage to the lock and making no noise! Happy customer and happy neighbours!
Key will not turn internally in Felpham PO22 - 15/06/2020
Job - Key will lock the door on the outside, but not on the inside
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis firstly serviced the lock with the correct lock lubricant. We then pushed the pins down with a pick tool. This loosened the pins and the key now inserted into the lock and problem solved
Upvc door will not lock in Felpham, PO22 - 08/06/2020
Job - Tenant cannot lock porch door as the handle will it lift up fully.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths attended and surveyed the door. There were multiple issues that needed resolving. The bottom keep needed realigning and the hinges required minor adjustments. Missing screws were replaced to secure the gearbox and cylinder lock also. After this, the door closed perfectly!
uPVC window will not open in Felpham, PO22 - 27/05/2020
Job - The handle moves freely but the window doesn’t open.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the local job. We could tell the gearbox mechanism was broken. By using the correct tools, we managed to get the window open. We took the gearbox out of the window and installed a like-for-like gearbox replacement to ensure the mechanism worked exactly as it did when new!
Commercial company requiring multiple keys cutting in Bognor Regis PO22 - 19/05/2020
Job - Cut 20 keys for new locks.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis asked for a picture of the key type. We then ensured we had full stock of the required key. We attended the property and cut 20 keys and tested each one to guarantee they worked.
Customer in Bognor Regis PO22 requiring new lock on rear door - 13/05/2020
Job - An elderly lady contacted Lockforce and says she had difficulty turning key in lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended and diagnosed the issue straight away. The door and lock worked fine when the uPVC door was open. Therefore the door just needed realigning. We made a few hinge adjustments and moved one keep. The door now closed smoothly. By realigning the door we saved the customer an unnecessary expense of changing her lock.
Lock issues on communal doors in PO21 Bognor Regis - 06/05/2020
Job - A property manager contacted Lockforce Locksmiths to discuss various locks that needed repairing.
Solution - Lockforce attended and noticed 3 locks required repairing. The communal gate lock required servicing and screws tightening. Both rear communal entrance doors were not engaging with the strike plate so anyone could enter the building. The strike plates were adjusted and the latches now engaged fully. Access could now only be gained by tenants with keys.
Customer lost their key in Littlehampton BN16 - 29/04/2020
Job - Homeowner contacted Lockforce Locksmiths and explained that as they have lost their spare key, they require a lock replacement.
Solution - Always when you lose your key, Lockforce recommend you replace your lock for your own safety. Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home. We removed the barrel from the uPVC door and noticed the lock was a cheap snap cylinder lock. We explained the dangers of lock snapping and the customer wisely upgraded to an anti-snap euro cylinder lock for extra protection to their home.
Faulty nightlatch in Bognor Regis PO21 - 21/04/2020
Job - Latch stuck inside the Nightlatch (Yale lock) and the door wouldn’t shut.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths attended the emergency straight away. We removed the nightlatch and identified a broken spring being the issue. We replaced the lock with a new Yale night latch and realigned the keep to ensure the door closed smoothly.
Broken window to a ground floor flat in North Bersted PO22 - 22/04/2020
Job - A homeowner had an accident inside their home, causing a window to break. A temporary fix was required.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis provide a window boarding service. We attended and tidied up the window area first to make it safe. We then installed a wooden board on the external side with batons on the inside, thus causing no damage to the upvc frame. This will keep the customer safer until a permanent window is installed. Happy customer!
Customer lost their keys in Littlehampton BN17 - 16/04/2020
Job - The tenant managed to gain access to their 1st floor flat via the window! However, they still needed a new front door lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the flat. We gave advice over the various benefits of which security standards of euro cylinder locks we supply. The customer chose an anti-snap thumb turn lock. We also cut (and tested) 2 extra keys with our mobile key cutting service. Customer safe and secure!
Customer’s door wouldn’t open in PO21 Bognor Regis - 09/04/2020
Job - Customer locked out. Their key in the nightlatch (commonly known as Yale lock) wouldn’t turn.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the emergency lock out. The snib had dropped on the nightlatch which was stopping the key from turning as it had deadlocked. Lockforce used a locksmith tool via the letterbox and pushed the snib up to disengage the lock. Problem solved - Customer safe and secure!
Elderly customer couldn’t lock their door in Felpham, PO22 - 09/04/2020
Job - Customer explained the issue over the phone. The key would only turn and lock the uPVC door from the outside only.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith in Bognor Regis attended the home ASAP. We removed the lock and noticed the cam was twisted. We changed the faulty lock with an upgraded anti-snap cylinder lock. Customer now happy, safe and secure!
Customer with faulty lock in PO21 Bognor Regis - 02/04/2020
Job - Key was not always opening/closing the rear door sash lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the home. We inserted the key into the mortise lock and the lock was inconsistently functioning. The lock was removed and lubricated with GT85. We then put it back together and the key turned a lot smoother both ways in the lock. By repairing, rather then replacing the lock, we saved the customer money!
Customer lost their key whilst walking the dog in Bognor Regis - 31/03/2020
Job - A lady and her dog were locked out of their home in North Bersted.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the emergency within 15 minutes of the call. There was 2 doors to choose from to gain access with both the same lock type. I used an electric picking gun on each euro cylinder lock. Within a minute I had access to one of the doors and the customer and her dog were back inside.
Increase home security in Bognor Regis - 22/03/2020
Job - Customer would like cupboard locks installed throughout their home in Aldwick.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis contacted the customer to see what lock types were required. The customer sent various pictures via WhatsApp. All the correct lock types were ordered (cam locks, mounted locks, mortise locks, sash jammers). We then installed them to help give their home extra security.
Customer locked out and in a rush in Bognor Regis - 17/03/2020
Job - To gain access asap.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis received the emergency call and attended the property in North Bersted in 10 minutes. We gained access non-destructively by using a locksmith tool. A quick service with no damage caused!!
Key lost for bike padlock in Bognor Regis - 08/03/2020
Job - To gain access so the bike could be used again.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property in Bersted. As the keys were lost the padlock had no further security benefit, so we gained access by grinding the padlock. This was done quickly and safely ensuring no damage to the bike.
Security issues on a block of flats in Bognor Regis - 01/03/2020
Job - Property manager wanted to improve the security to the external outbuildings and gate entrances.
Solution- Lockforce attended the property and changed the access codes on 6 digital locks for the bike sheds and bin stores. We then replaced the faulty gate locks and realigned the latches to ensure they closed and locked correctly.
Key not turning in lock in Bognor Regis - 18th February 2020
Job - customer wanted their lock repaired and all their other locks surveyed in their home.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the home in Middleton. We surveyed all the locks on their exterior doors, this is a service that we offer for FREE. All the cylinders locks on the 3 UPVC doors were basic factory fitted euro cylinders. We explained to the customer that these locks do not offer sufficient protection and access could be gained within 10 seconds by lock snapping. The customer agreed to have all their locks changed to anti-snap cylinder locks. They also wanted their new locks to work off one key (keyed alike), which we can do also. Customer now has new working locks which offer more security to their home, family and valuables!
New front door issue in Bognor Regis - 30th January 2020
Job - Composite door would unlock, but not open.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property in Felpham. The door was unlocked but the hooks in the multi-point locking system were not disengaging. Lockforce used a non-destructive technique to open the door by creating more space within the door frame and releasing the hooks from its ‘keep’. The door could now open. It was then noted the locking system was faulty. Lockforce made the door temporarily safe. A replacement part was ordered and was installed the next morning. The door is now safe and fully secure.
Problem Tenant in North Bersted – 10th January 2020
Job - Tenant had not paid their rent and was served a notice period. Landlord requested locks to be changed.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property at an arranged time. All external doors were uPVC, so a quick cylinder change was done on all 3 doors. The locks installed were all anti-snap euro cylinders to give the landlord extra security in their rented property.
National contract work in Bognor Regis - 14th December 2019
Job - Cylinder lock change in Fontwell.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended a Taylor Wimpey construction site. An existing lock in a commercial door had been installed incorrectly. Lockforce measured the lock and installed a correctly sized lock replacement. This lock was an anti-snap thumb turn lock which meant not only was their security increased, but the lock also complied with fire regulations.
Customer’s DIY job went wrong in Bognor Regis - 5th December 2019
Job - A homeowner rang Lockforce to say have taken their BS3621 Night Latch (Yale lock) off so they can paint the wooden door, but they cannot attach the lock back on.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property in Rose Green. The rim cylinder and tailbar were installed correctly, however the night latch locking cam was not in the correct position. This was realigned and the night latch was re-installed back onto the door perfectly. Job done!
New homeowner has no key for their garage in Bognor Regis - 29th November 2019
Job - New homeowner requiring new lock and keys to their garage in their new home.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the customer’s garage in Felpham. We replaced the garage door lock and then installed an upgraded and more secure anti snap cylinder lock. The existing parts of the garage lock mechanism were also serviced and now working freely. The customer can now has a safer and secure garage!
Customer’s door would not open with their keys - 7th November 2019
Job - Customer rang Lockforce to gain access ASAP.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the emergency within 15mins of call. We tried various methods of access, but the door had high security handles and lock and also an internal letterbox cover. We removed the handles and lock. We found the gearbox to have a loose broken part inside it. We had to drill a hole in the gearbox where the lock engages. A loose part then fell out and the door opened! All parts were then replaced or reinstalled. Job done!
uPVC window would not open in Elmer - 23rd October 2019
Job - Customer called from their new purchased home. The window would not open when the handle was turned in their uPVC window.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended. We removed the handle and noticed the spindle on the handle had become disengaged from the gearbox. The window could now open, but was still stiff. After lubrication and a new handle (with lock) and spindle, the window could open, close and now also be locked.
Window locks needed upgrading - 10th October 2019
Job - Customer rang to say they would like more window locks with keys installed.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property. I installed a few window locks to this customer in Aldwick last week, so I knew what style of handle lock was required. Most of them were working, but were very hard to open. Plus they all needed keys supplied as all the old locks had broken keys. I installed 2 new window locks to the bathroom, so now the customer will not have a steamed up bathroom!
Rear uPVC door won't open in Bognor Regis - 2nd October 2019
Job- Customer from Middleton emailed Lockforce explaining that their door handle will not go upwards to disengage the locking points in the door frame.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the emergency and used uPVC door spreading tools to release the locking points from the door frame and the door opened. The Multi Point locking system was removed from the door and assessed. The gearbox was faulty and replaced there and then. The door now closes and locks keeping the customer safe and secure.
FREE home security survey in Bognor Regis - 23rd September 2019
Job - Customer called Lockforce for advice on their locks on their home
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the customer’s property in Felpham. Firstly, all exterior locks were assessed. We then walked around the home with the customer and gave them advice on what type of locks would make their home more secure and safer. Their front door was a 5 lever mortise lock, but it was recommended a BS3621 5 lever would offer more security. Their only other exterior door was to the alley way. This was a uPVC door and had a basic snap cylinder installed, which offer little protection. Lockforce recommended they upgraded to a 3 star BS3621 Ultion cylinder lock. Other recommendations for their property were locks on their ground floor windows, sash jammers for the rear door and mortise bolts on their front door. This security survey by Lockforce is FREE. We then provided a no obligation quote to the customer.
Customer’s DIY job went wrong in Bognor Regis - 8th September
Job - A homeowner in Felpham rang Lockforce to say have taken their BS3621 Night Latch (Yale lock) off so they can paint the wooden door, but they cannot attach the lock back on.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property. The rim cylinder and tailbar were installed correctly, however the night latch locking cam was not in the correct position. This was realigned and the night latch was fitted back onto the door correctly. Job done!
Keys lost for an office in Bognor Regis - 6th September 2019
Job - Remove and install a euro cylinder lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended a new housing development site. An existing lock in a commercial door had been installed incorrectly. Lockforce measured the lock and installed a correctly sized lock replacement. This lock was an anti-snap thumb turn lock which meant not only was their security increased, but the thumb turn lock also complies with fire regulations.
Bicycle padlocked at local train station in Bognor Regis - 28th August 2019
Job- Customer lost the padlock key to the lock on their bike and would like their bike back
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths met the customer at Bognor Regis train station where their bike was locked up. To ensure great customer service, I arranged with the customer to return their unlocked bike back to their house to save them waiting in the rain. After 15 minutes the padlock was cut open and the bike was returned to the customer’s home safely!
Customer can’t access their mailbox in Aldwick - 20th August 2019
Job - Received email from NEXA Properties regarding a new tenant requiring access to their letterbox. A new lock and 5 keys was required.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended within the hour. The letterbox was picked straight away and a whole bundle of post fell out of the box! I installed a new cam lock which came with 2 keys. As Lockforce provide a mobile key cutting service, I cut a further 3 keys on-site for the tenant. A quick and easy job meant a satisfied customer!
HMO Landlord ensuring privacy for tenants - 13th August 2019
Job - Install 3 bedroom locks in a House of Multiple Occupancy to meet fire regulations
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Bognor Regis attended the property in Littlehampton and ordered all the correct locking systems. Lockforce installed a euro sash lock, thumb turn anti snap lock and new handles to each bedroom door. Thumb turn locks were installed to meet fire regulations. This meant the tenants all have keyless exits from their bedrooms in the event of an emergency.
New keys for new tenant in Bognor Regis - 7th August 2019
Job - Local Estate Agent called to explain their new tenant was moving in on a Tuesday morning and had no keys for her letterbox and storage room in the communal garden.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis arranged with the tenant to arrive at the best suitable time. I picked the letterbox lock, gained access and then replaced it with a new cam lock and key. I grinded the rusty padlock off of the storage room and also replaced the padlock. All done quickly in 20mins, so the tenant could carry on unpacking!
Customer lost keys on holiday - 29th July 2019
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis and explained what lock needed to be changed
Solution - Lockforce attended the property in Rustington. A mortise lock change on their workshop was required as they had no spare key. Lockforce gained entry and identified the current lock as a BS3621 5 Lever Mortise sashlock. I had these in stock and was able to replace the lock with the same level of security they already had and with spare keys! Happy customer!
Customer rear door stuck in Aldwick - 24th July 2019
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce requiring their rear door to be opened before their holiday.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property and assessed the rear uPVC door. We had to gain access by retracting the hooks. They were stuck in their keeps due to the door not being aligned. Hooks were retracted and access was gained. An overnight lock was installed and a new multi point locking system was installed the next day as well as aligning the door. Door now safe and secure!
New homeowner in North Bersted requiring a change of locks - 15th July 2019
Job- Customer rang Lockforce and asked if we could change locks on their new home as soon as contracts were exchanged
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Bognor Regis explained to the customer that we are a 24hr service, so we arranged to install new locks at 9pm. We attended their home and installed 2 anti-snap cylinder locks to their external doors. The new homeowner now has total piece of mind that they are safe and secure as they are the sole owner of the keys to their new home.
Lost keys to a vacant commercial property - 8th July 2019
Job - The managing agent for a commercial property in North Bersted contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis. They wanted access gained to their shop. 3 locks needed to be changed and to replace with new locks and keys.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the property. Firstly we removed the padlock, we gained access to the shutter key switch box, and then removed the euro half-cylinder lock. We opened the electric shutter, which then presented us with the main front door with an Adams Rite lock. Full access was gained the shop and the euro cylinder was removed. We then installed 2 new cylinder locks and a padlock, all with new keys. We made the premises secure and gave the new keys to the agent.
‘Faulty' night latch in a student house in Felpham - 3rd July 2019
Job - Lockforce locksmiths in Bognor Regis received a call from a lettings agent explaining a lock I had previously installed had become faulty in a HMO.
Solution - Lockforce’s workmanship comes with a 1 year guarantee. I assessed the night latch (Yale Lock), and it was clear the latch had been subject to excessive force and was not faulty. This force had damaged the internal mechanism and was no longer functioning. I contacted the lettings agent and explained the situation via a video link to show evidence. A new night latch was installed and the customer was invoiced
Customer snapped key in lock - 27th June 2019
Job - Customer had snapped their key after a night of celebrating and needed access to their flat.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the HMO property at an agreed time with the customer. We extracted the key using a locksmith key extractor. The spare key for the flat was inside, so Lockforce picked the rim cylinder lock and gained access non-destructively. The customer was in their home within 15 minutes of us attending!
Key snapped in front door lock in Littlehampton - 17th June 2019
Job- Customer called at 11pm to say they have gained access to their home but cannot lock the door because the key has snapped.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis attended the emergency. All options/costs were explained to the customer. Fortunately, the key was extracted easily the cylinder lock didn’t need replacing. As Lockforce offer a mobile key cutting service, we cut some extra keys by using their spare key. As with most keys snapping, it is usually the door alignment that is the issue. This door had dropped and needed the hinges readjusting. This took 2 minutes. Now the customer has a door which keeps them safe and secure
Handles on uPVC door floppy in Bognor Regis - 10th June 2019
Job - Customer explained that their handles on the front door used to stay straight at a right angle. They have now become loose and would like new handles.
Solution - Lockforce attended and surveyed the door locking mechanism. In this situation, it is usually the gearbox that has failed and not the handles. Upon removing the handles, we could see the handles were ok. The multi point locking system was removed and we could now see the gearbox was faulty. We had the part in stock and the we installed the new gearbox. Customer now has handles staying at the right angle
Side gate stuck in East Preston - 4th June 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the property and assessed the sticking gate. The wooden gate had rusted fixings and also had warped due to the weather. Firstly, we gained access and then removed all rusty screws. The gate was realigned and new screws were installed. The existing lock was also replaced with a new mortise deadlock and new pull handles. The gate now worked like new!
Rear UPVC French doors won't close - 28th May 2019
A customer in Bognor Regis called Lockforce Locksmiths and explained that their french doors would not close. They had been informed that the parts required to resolve the issue had been discontinued so were concerned they wouldnt be able to fix it. However, Lockforce Locksmiths managed to source the correct parts and installed a new Multi Point Locking system the next day! We also upgraded their current snap cylinder locks to anti snap locks for extra security. As part of our usual service, Lockforce ensured both French UPVC doors were aligned and closing properly. The customer was now safe, secure and extremely happy!
New lock for a garage in Bognor Regis - 20th May 2019
A customer called as they were wanting to upgrade the lock on the garage door in their new property. Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the garage and replaced the lock with an upgraded and more secure lock. The existing parts of the mechanism were also serviced and now working freely. The customer now can store their belongings in their safer and more secure garage.
New homeowner required extra security for front door - Bognor Regis – 10th May 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis were called out by a new homeowner as they wanted to upgrade the security of their new home. We arrived at the agree time and identified that the customer only had a night latch (Yale Lock) on their wooden front door. This type of lock offers little security and should only be used as a secondary lock. A British Standard deadlock was therefore installed to the front door. I also changed the rim cylinder lock in order that the homeowner had peace of mind that they were the sole owner of the keys for their existing lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis also improved the appearance of the front door by installing a new letter plate and pull handle. The customer was extremely happy, as were we knowing they were safe and secure in their new home.
Holidaymakers left without leaving keys behind at a holiday cottage in Amberley - 1st May 2019
The homeowner explained the situation and their security concerns over the phone. Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the property at the agreed time. A new rim cylinder lock was installed to their night latch (sometimes referred to as a Yale lock) front door. Security advice was given to the owner regarding the rear exterior door. The current lock was only a standard 5 lever sash lock. To meet most home contents insurance requirements, it is stipulated that BS3621 locks should be installed to exit doors. The owner agreed, and upgraded locks to British Standard were installed.
Key snapped in lock - 27th April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the customer’s property and were unable to remove the key from the lock. The barrel was removed and an upgraded anti-snap lock was installed. Keys snap for a reason and in this case it was due to the door alignment. The door was realigned and closed smoothly which removed the pressure from the locking mechanisms. Another happy customer for Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis.
Security provided to new homeowner - Bognor Regis - 13th April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis were called to a customer’s new home as a previous owner had entered the home on two occasions after they had moved in. The customer was unsure who else had possession of keys to the house and therefore they wanted the front door lock to be changed. I installed an upgraded lock with an anti-snap cylinder for their UPVC door. The customer now has peace of mind that they are the sole owners of the keys to their new home!
Front door unsafe - 3rd April 2019
Customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis and asked for advice. They explained they only had 1 basic night latch lock on their wooden front door and felt unsafe. Lockforce explained that to conform to home insurance requirements, a BS3621/2007 5 lever mortise lock is recommended as a secondary lock. The customer agreed and we installed the lock. Customer now safe and secure!
New homeowner requiring a change of locks - 26th March 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths in Bognor Regis turned up at the new homeowner’s property at the agreed time. Lockforce advised them over which locks we offer and explained that we only sell anti-snap locks as standard. Anti-snap locks were then installed in the front and rear doors. The customer now has total peace of mind that they are the sole owner of the keys to their new property!
Front composite door not locking
Problem - Lockforce Locksmiths met the customer and they explained that a previous Locksmith had been called out and could not resolve the problem. The 3 problems were - door not aligned, key wouldn’t turn fully in lock and Multi Point locking system fitted incorrectly.
Solution - Firstly, the multi point locking system was removed and identified that the locking hooks had not been screwed on to the mechanism. This was resolved easily and then the MPL was re-installed. This also meant the door would now lock securely. We then identified which hinges required adjusting for the composite door to close properly. The hinges were adjusted and the door could now close and be locked safely and securely! The customer was extremely happy!
Customers front door will not close
Solution - I arrived at the customer’s home and assess the upvc front door. The door required realignment. Firstly I adjust the hinges to make the upvc door align to the frame, then engage the multi point locking system and find they all engage apart from the deadbolt. I slightly adjust the deadbolt keep and the door locked. Customer now has a upvc door which is aligned and locks safe and secure for their family!
Customer locked out in the rain
Solution - Being a local emergency locksmith, I was able to attend the customer’s house within 10 minutes. I used the latest locksmith techniques to gain unforced entry. The customer’s door was open in a few minutes and they were inside in their dry and warm home.
Customer called me from Middleton-on-Sea at 6am. Their key had snapped in the door.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended their house within 20 mins. As the customer was distressed, my priority was to ensure the customer was safe and warm in this winter weather. I kept the customer warm by insisting they stayed in my van with my jacket around them (and the heaters on). I then extracted the snapped key nice and quickly. As the cylinder lock wasn’t engaged, I was able to gain entry non-destructively using locksmith methods. The customer was then able to get back in the warmth. I explained to the customer the reason for the key snapping was their front door needed realigning. I adjusted the hinges and the door closed safely and securely. Emergency over - customer safe!
Customer had purchased new handles for UPVC door. But the spindle was the wrong length
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the customer’s home and assessed the problem. The issue was the split spindle was too short and not engaging with the handles. A new spindle was installed and the handles put on. Whilst putting everything together, I removed the euro cylinder. I informed the customer it was a cheap £3 factory fitted cylinder that could easily be snapped. I explained that Lockforce only supply anti snap locks as standard. The customer upgraded to an anti snap/ anti bump/ anti pick euro cylinder. Even though the lock and handles were new, the UPVC door wouldn’t close smoothly. I explained that having the UPVC door realigned ASAP would save them money long term. The customer took my business card and said he will contact me on pay day!
Eviction time in Bognor Regis - Lettings agent required local locksmith to attend an eviction.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended on time and awaited instructions from the landlord. I was then instructed to remove and install a new night latch and rim cylinder lock on the ex-tenant’s door. The door had a lot of previous damage done to it. A lot of woodwork changes were required to ensure the night latch was installed securely. After nearly an hour of hard work the lock was installed and the door could close to make the property safe and secure for the landlord.
A customer could not use their front door due to a broken handle and an old cylinder lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis attended the home at the agreed time to give them a free no obligation quote. The job required Lockforce to install new handles and a new Euro cylinder lock. The customer agreed to upgrade their home security and have an anti-snap cylinder lock fitted. All parts were installed and fittec there and then. The customer tested their new locks and handles and were very happy knowing their home was secure and a lot safer!
Customer had their wallet stolen out of the car on their driveway.
Solution - Lockforce received the emergency call and attended the customers property. A full home security survey was undertaken and appropriate recommendations presented to the customer. They agreed to have all locks upgraded on all 5 exit doors as well as their garage lock changed. All the rear exit doors were fitted with an anti-snap lock and were keyed alike. The customer wanted the front door lock to have the maximum security, so an Ultion 3 Star cylinder lock and a Lock-Lock handle was fitted. The garage door lock was also replaced with a new anti snap lock. As part of our service, all doors were serviced for free!
Locked out in Bognor Regis!
Solution- I attended the property and surveyed the lock. The key was in the lock on the inside. I checked the back door and there was a Mortise lock, also with a key in the lock on the inside. Therefore, I chose to attempt access via the front door lock using the required locksmith tools. I gained access within 15 minutes, replaced the lock with an upgraded to an anti snap cylinder lock!
Burglary in Bognore Regis
After receiving a distressed call from a customer in Bogonr Regis, I was able to attend the propety in under 30 minutes to secure their home following a burglary. Intruders had gained access to the house via the front door.
Solution - I arrived and awaited for the police to survey the property first. I then entered the house and engaged with the customer to see what security they required. They wanted all door locks changed and the front door repaired. As per procedure, I put shoe covers and latex gloves on to start work. I installed 2 antisnap cylinder locks on the rear upvc french doors and also realigned the doors to close smoothly. On the front upvc door I installed a new gearbox, new handles and an antisnap cylinder lock. The house was now all secure and much safer than before.
Door stuck and not opening in Bognor Regis!
Solution - Lockforce promptly attended the customers house and as we were able to gain access by the back door, we could easily view the front door from insinde in the warmth! The front door was surveyed and could see the door required realigning, by using a door spreader the door was straightened which allowed the door lock to open smoothly. The door was opened and the hinges were adjusted to make the door straight and close properly. Problem solved!
Key snapped in door!
A Customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis from Felpham as her key had snapped in her front door. She was locked out and had 2 young children in the car wanting their dinner!
Solution - I attended within 20 minutes. When I arrived the customer was in the house as the back door was unlocked, however the front door key was still stuck in the lock .The key came out within seconds using the correct tools. I then asked the customer if the key snapped due to the lock being tight. The customer said it was tight, and I explained that the door will need realigning otherwise the key will snap again soon. I hope to hear from the customer soon!
Locked out in Littlehampton
The customer called at 9:30pm in Littlehampton to say herself and her son were locked out.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths arrived at the house within 20 minutes. I offered the customers the opportunity to keep warm in my van, but they were happy to wait and watch. The backdoor was not accessible, so the front door was the only option to gain access. The lock was picked and the customers were in the warm after 15 minutes.
A local lettings agent rang me at Lockforce to ask for an electrical/storage cupboard to be unlocked. The key had gone missing!
Solution - The cupboard door was outside and exposed to all the elements and the cylinder lock and handles were in poor condition. I removed the handles and snapped the cylinder off, then installed an anti-snap lock and replaced the handles. Job all done in 15 minutes!
Seized cylinder lock
Lockforce Portsmouth were called by a customer explaining to me that their door and locks were over 20yrs old! The key would still lock the door, but the key was getting stuck and not turning freely. I tried to release the cylinder but it was not moving (even with penetrating oil). So I took the handles off and snapped the cylinder. I checked the gearbox and would you believe, after over 20 years it still worked like new, however it wasn't as secure as it could be so I upgraded them to an anti-snap cylinder!
Immediate lock change required
A rather distressed customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis at 7:45pm requiring all his locks to be changed immediately for personal reasons. I attended within 30 minutes, and replaced the locks on three doors to anti-snap cylinders. We also changed his postbox lock too for added security, leaving a happy customer feeling safe and secure in their home.