Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are fully accredited by Trading standards with C&V and reviewed and audited by Checkatrade.
We are also Police advance DBS checked as standard and trusted by many household companies.
Carl and Renata, your locally based team operate out of Bradford and the wider West Yorkshire region.
We offer customers a dedicated local service that is orientated to the needs of Bradford residents, combined with the service guarantees you can expect from a Trusted Locksmith Bradford brand.
Please take your time to read our reviews all linked to this website choose from Checkatrade, Facebook, Google, Yell and Freeindex as you can see we are a genuine local Locksmith Service with a passion for customer service.
We offer a free call out service and we do not charge VAT saving you money straight away. All our work is guaranteed for 12 months.
Bradford Locksmiths Services
Our services include:
- Gain entry when locked out
- Anti Snap Locks fitting
- Locks Fitted to Insurance BS3621 Standards
- UPVC door and window locks
- Mobile Key Cutting Service
- Lock Repairs
- Sash Jammers fitting
- Safe Opening and Fitting
- Shutter Locks
- Gate Locks
- Interior Locks
- Digital Locks
- Door Handles
- Letterboxes / Postboxes
- Key Safes fitting
- Internal Locks
- Padlocks and Security devices
- CCTV and Alarms
- Multi Point Lock systems
- Post Box locks
- Garage door locks
- Aluminium Door Locks and Windows
- Britsh Standard Locks
- Gate post locks
- Office draw locks
- Bike Locks
- Electric Locks and access control
- Door bell cameras and motion detectors
- Emergency Panic lock systems and Panic bars
Bradford Mobile Key Cutting
When choosing a suitable tradesmen to cut your keys, it makes sense to choose an individual who understands the dynamics of the locks and keys themselves. Fortunately, when choosing Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford, you can expect that your keys either BS3621 Mortise locks, Anti Snap locks or normal euro Lock keys are cut and tested by a qualified locksmith. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can travel to your home or place of work to cut your keys. Lockforce a cut above the rest.
For a Trusted Locksmith Bradford company call Lockforce Locksmith Bradford, reviewed and accredited a professional service, call Carl or Renata today on 07843648471.
Bradford Lock Security Experts
Nowadays Bradford residents need to be more aware about their lock security, especially when it takes only 9 seconds for a criminal to break through most standard household locks. Please click on the video below to see how quick and easy it is to break entry through a standard euro lock compared to a Ultion lock by Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford.
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With over 10,000 lock parts stocked from Mortise Yale, Union, ERA, Digital Locks, Anti Snap Locks, Adams Rite Locks, Window Locks and we stock new and old Multi Locking systems for UPVC systems, please call today on 07843648471 for a lock security service that is unsurpassed!
Locks We Stock
When securing homes and commercial properties in Bradford, Lockforce Bradford only use top quality locks. We avoid fitting the cheapest option locks, but quality pays for itself as high quality locks increase your home's defences against burglary when compared to cheaper, standard euro-cylinders, which have been known to have flaws. The local locksmith service of Lockforce Bradford exclusively stocks locks approved by the national, respected Lockforce brand. Suppliers include Brisant, who provide top quality security devices, which include anti-snaps locks such as the Ultion a British Standard 3 star sold secure design lock which will greatly enhance your home security; We stock all the British Standard 5 lever mortise locks with brands such as ERA, Yale, Union, Securefast. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fit Anti Snap Locks as standard! Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford also stock and fit Digital Coded locks, Emergency exit and panic hardware, very popular in office and warehouse properties. Safes for your valuables and key safe boxes on the outside of properties especially in care homes. Composite doors/locks and window security such as sash jammers, window bolts, security chains and hole viewers are very popular
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford Peace of Mind
With many Locksmiths compainies we find the sub contractors used are not highly trained to a high standard, or have any qualifiications, or have a regestered address, or have any work history and most importantly of all have no other links such as Facebook or Checkatrade to confirm their reviews are trustworthy if they have any. At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we are DBS Police checked, Accredited and interviewed by Checkatrade. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are also Trading Standards approved with Check and Vetted, to be Trading Standard approved you must pass all the tests for work, reviews and insurancesat Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we can give you all these reassrances and more. Carl is DBS checked, and can be recognised by his branded Lockforce uniform and the branded van he drives. Always in possession of his ID card and insured to the public liability total of £2million, you can feel assured that your locks are in safe hands and that our warrantys are upheld.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford Ultion Smart Lock Approved
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are now approved installers of the new Ultion Smart Lock. The Ultion smart lock is a electronic or assist system to operate your door lock remotely by using your phone, you can even set the Ultion Smart to unlock your door when you enter the zone without even touching your phone. Likewise you can have it auto lock when you leave the house. Voice control can be used with Alexa, wireless keypad systems and also systems to control your doors even when you are on holidays. The door is still protected by the Ultion high security lock offering amazing security with a hidden attack lock system should the lock be attacked by the common methods burglars use by lock snapping.
Please click on any of our links to Facebook, Google and Checkatrade and read what over 500 customers have said about Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford, call us today for any locksmiths questions or just for a quote on 07843648471
Lockforce Bradford Commercial Locksmith Services
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradord provide 24 hour Locksmith Service to protect and secure commercial Businesses in Bradford, we have many years of experience with commercial locksmith service operations and we pride ourselves on our reputation, nobody takes better care of your business than Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford. With crime rate at an all time high in Bradford doesn’t it make sense to protect them as best you can and fit insurance approved British Standard Commercial locks. Here at Lockforce Locksmith Bradford we can provide you with free call outs and we offer a free site survey and risk assessments of all commercial properties and can cover all your security needs as well as Key cutting, keyless entry systems and key a like locksmith solutions. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have a fleet of vans on the road 24/7 that can answer your call and be on site in less than 30 mins in the event of any emergency.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford call us for all Commercial Locksmiths needs including:
- * Risk Assessments
- * Keyless entry systems and Fire exit escape locks
- * Insurance approved – installation paperwork supplied
- * Master suites Locks and keys
- * Emergency repair and Boarded up
- * Gain Entry to locked doors or Lock outs
- * Safe Opening
- * Deadlocks / Sashlocks
- * CCTV and electrical security lighting
Have Key Cutting and Key Replacement for your Business cut on Site
As with all commercial businesses keys can go missing and many businesses can have staff leave over many years but the locks remain unchanged. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford advises to upgrade or change key levels to staff. If you don’t, security could be compromised. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can provide key replacement and also offer a master key system that offers efficient and effective access control. When you use a master key you can give your managers and supervisors access to any lock in the company. We can also provide individual coded keys on request to restricted areas or areas where confidential data is stored, these coded keys can be coded to a unique number and stored for easy swift replacement of new keys. At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we stock all commercial lock replacement keys and we can cut new keys at your Business or even at your home and we promise our keys work first time every time, we are a cut above the rest.
Lockforce Bradford Locksmiths offer the following Commercial key cutting services:
- * Commercial Keys that are cut to a code numbers (including furniture, lock boxes, doors, etc) these keys cannot be cut at any shop adding to your security
- * High security Commercial keys cut, copy-protected keys and master keys systems
- * Security coded authorisation key procedures to supply additional security keys
- * Vans equipped with all the latest laser key cutting machines able to attend at home or at work
Commercial Keyless entry systems
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford now have a team of professional experts who specialise in keyless entry systems for Commercial properties. This is particularly needed when access is required on multiple occasions during the day or night by many members of staff, but also want to keep the premises secure. Keyless entry systems can be by code access, fobs and security cards. Give us a call on Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford 01274 657849 or email us with your commercial security requirements on Bradford@lockforce.co.uk.
For more information about our commercial Lockforce Locksmith in Bradford, please call Carl or Renata on Bradford 01274 957849 we will be happy to help or advise you on any commercial Locksmith needs you may have or any enquires you may have. Call today for a friendly professional service.
NHS and Staff Discount
At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we are proud authorised working partners of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and are often working in our Bradford Hospitals in the local area such as the Bradford Infirmary and St Lukes together will all the local Doctors surgeries and Dentists covering all the BD postcodes. We are currently very busy securing medicines rooms in the hospitals with digital locks and safe deadlocks which is new legalisation for security reasons, we are also often changing locks following staff changes and unfortunately because of vandalism. As part of the strong working partnership at Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we also give priority to any NHS call and in the event of a emergency have a rapid response system that will have a Locksmith to the scene within 20 minutes is such our dedication to NHS. As a proud NHS working partner Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have agreed to a 10% discount to all employees of the NHS all we ask is for you to present us with your Identification badge to claim your discounts
For a Trusted Locksmith in Bradford who work with and Support the NHS call Lockforce Locksmith Bradford, Carl or Renata today on 07843648471.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the term Lock snapping ?
Answer : The term Lock snapping is often phrased when intruders snap in half a euro cylinder found commonly in patio French doors, this is the most popular form of entry gained by burglars. The lock is actually snapped in half using common household tools. To prevent such a attack Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford recommends you fit snap safe or high security anti snap locks such as the Ultion 3 star lock. Security 2 star handles will also aid your protection from this form of attack as intruders struggle to break the handles and attack the cylinder
Do you fit key safes?
Police Approved Key safe fitted in Baildon 30/08/2021. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended to a elderly gentleman’s property today to fit a Police Approved key safe fitted to the outside wall to keep his front door key secure for day care workers to open the keysafe using a 4 digit number and let themselves in to the property
Security Door handles do you recommend?
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carry the Brisant Secure Lock-Lock Security door handles that are graded as two stars and yes they are recommend and can give your door greater resistance to a lock snapping attack. However we would always recommend you upgrade your actual lock barrel in the first instance. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carry Police Approved 3 star rated locks and also Diamond Approval locks. The minimum we would advise with security handles is a 1 star lock and the latest Ultion 1 star lock also comes with a £2000 lock snapping guarantee if fitted with 2 star Handles
Cupboard locks on internal office Shipley 21/05/21
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a company in a shared Office building in Shipley, the request was to have locks fitted to a internal cupboard in the kitchen. As this was a shared kitchen in a Office building their cups, tea, Coffee and worst still - biscuits were going missing. Lockforce happily fitted new locks operated by a digital lock using a code so no more Custard Creams will ever go missing again !
A customer in Hawksworth asked 14/5/21 are you DBS Checked ?
Yes at Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we are yearly checked for Police DBS checked so you can be assured any Lockforce technician you welcome into your home to carry out any Locksmith repairs are fully checked. We are also Trading Standard and Checkatrade Approved given you greater peace of mind
How can I secure my Window? 07/03/21
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford offer a free security survey and we can examine your door locks, door handles, Multi point Locking system and as is often overlooked the security of your windows. Windows can be a weak point of your home security, especially if you have a downstairs’ room with windows at a low height and in a unlit area that is not overlooked. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can recommend sash jammers and locking window locks to aid your window protection.
Padlocks and what do you recommend ?
In Padlocks in generally the more you pay the better the security, however Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford would recommend close shackle padlocks. Closed shackle padlocks give greater protection from attacks and the tighter the clasp to the protected property the better. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford stock the Brisant Padlocks that can also be protected by the Ultion 3 star lock and security protected keys
What areas do you cover?
At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we cover all the Bradford BD postcodes and neighbouring areas, we also have Locksmiths in neighbouring Postcodes so you are never far from a Lockforce Technician. If you live in a remote area one option is to send us photos or a shot video of your lock problem so we can assess and make sure we have the necessary parts before arriving.
Window Locks do they need to lock with a key? 19/01/2021
To meet the majority of insurance standards all windows will need to have a locking devise that can be operated and locked and unlocked with a key, thats for wood window frames and Upvc. Upvc windows are the most common and many people do lose the keys as they are very small and are generally handles with a built on lock. Depending on your handle lock type in most cases replacement keys can be sourced.
Upvc door key just spins will I need a new door?
Firstly Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford offer a free call out so we can evaluate what the problem is and give you a accurate quote will no obligation. A Upvc door that is locked and will not open is very common issue as is the key just spinning, door handle not moving or handle pulls down but will not operate the multi point locking system. If the key is just spinning it will be possibly be either the euro lock barrel that is faulty or there is a issue with the internal mechnisiam inside the door. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on site can advise what the issue is and give you a quote and 99% of the time we carry the parts to fix in one visit, If we have to order parts we will fit a temporary lock to keep you safe.
Can my door open with my phone?
Yes that is correct, Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford recommends the Ultion Smart Lock which combines a Police Approved 3 star lock with smart technology. You can use your phone to open and lock your door with a touch of your phone, or alternatively you can open your door as you arrive within a certain distance from your door using your phones Bluetooth. Of course you can still operate your lock from the outside with your key. Other features include the option for keypad entry, especially welcome for care homes or families with children. Feel free to call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford to discuss your smart lock options on Bradford 01274 957849
Patio doors will not close, can they be adjusted?
Yes a very common occurrence is for UPVC Patio doors to drop or be miss aligned and this then prevents them from closing without hitting the frame or the floor sill. The reason this happens is many patio doors open outwards and can be caught in the wind forcing the doors to bend 180m degrees and often stretching or breaking the hinges, this in turn can force the doors to be misaligned. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can align the doors back to their original state and make them lock like new. Please never ever force the lock as this will only result in breaking the internal locking mechnisiam, give Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford a call today
Keying alike refers to the use of one key that can work multiple locks, so for instance in a house you may have a set of patio doors, a front door, side door and a garage and you could have one key that will work all those locks. This is very popular in new builds. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford offer this service in different lock types such as BS3621/2007 5 lever mortise locks or also 3 star high security anti snap locks.
The benefits of having key alike systems are having no big bunch of keys in your pocket just usually your car key and your house key, easy to hand keys over to house sitters etc. The downside to key alike we cant really think of one but should you lose a key and you want to change your lock you would have all the locks to change, however we would recommend you have a key tracker this way you can track your keys just like you can track a iPhone.
Locksmith are you working in the Lockdown ?
Yes Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are working in the current Lockdown and we are classed as key workers, we will however always do a risk assessment of each locksmith job. So please get in touch for your emergency Locksmiths works and non emergency locksmiths works and we can discuss keeping everybody safe and completing your locksmith work in a safe professional manner.
How much is a lock ?
The most common question Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford get asked is “how much is a lock fitting please....?” well with over a thousand different types of locks available that question can be a long answer. What Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford always recommends is we offer a free call out to survey your lock and give you different options should you need a new lock. Often the customer cannot lock their door and assume they need a new lock when in fact the door lock is working absolutely fine the issue is the door alignment not the lock. Lockforce Locksmiths carry over 10,000 different lock parts on our vans so I am sure we can identify the issue and give you a no obligation quote to repair or replace.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford often get asked the question can I visit your shop and buy a lock from you. The answer is Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are a mobile unit and we only fit and supplier Insurance approved locks. It also a advisory that should you purchase locks and fit them yourselves they are often not covered under any warranty. At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford all parts fitted come with a 12month warranty and also high security Locks fitted such as the Ultion lock come with a £1000 guarantee if fitted by a approved Locksmith company such as Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
With the outbreak in Coronavirus Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford would like to update our customers in the steps Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are undertaking whilst carrying out any Locksmiths works. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are still working and available for our customers both new and old but will be seeking and implementing guidance as set out by the latest government updates. We will not be offering handshakes and will be wiping down any locks, doors, handles and household equipment we may touch or use whilst on site. If you require any further information or have a booking and have any concerns prior to our arrival please call us on Bradford 01274 957849
Free Security Tips
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford offer free security tips and advise for all our customers and in the current lockdown you may have time to fit that Garden gate lock, Cupboard lock or door chain you have always wanted to do but never got around to doing it. If you feel unsure what to buy and how to fit please feel free to contact Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on email email@example.com or telephone Bradford 01274 957849 we are only too happy to help.
Kitchen cupboard Locks
At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we stock over 10,000 lock parts and whilst the vast majority of our locks are for household locks etc we carry garden gate locks, commercial locks, padlocks. We also do however carry small lock jobs like Post box locks, Cashier locks etc and we even called to a customers house who wanted locks fitted to the kitchen cabinets which is one way to keep a strict diet!
How much is a call out?
Free of charge, Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford do not charge a call out fee. We will always try and give you a guide price from the information you can give us with trained Lockforce Locksmith professionals answering your call we will be able to ask you technical questions that can give us a picture of the lock problem you have. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are Trading Standards approved, Checkatrade vetted and we will never give you false prices and will always be up front and give you honest appraisal on the job based on the information was have.
I cant afford a new lock can it be repaired instead?
At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we offer a free call out to survey the problem and will always give you different options to repair a lock problem or replace. If your door is for instance a UPVC door the locking mechanism has many parts to the system and only part of the lock may need replacing rather then the full lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carry over 10,000 lock parts on our vans so we can give professional advise to resolve your lock issue
Thumbturn locks and Landlords
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford stock and fit all the latest locks and also a wide selection of Thumbturn locks. A thumbturn lock is a lock that can be locked and unlocked from the inside with a twist of a knob or bar rather than using a key, this is very good for the Elderley and also is a recommendations for new fire regulations and also for Landlords criteria. The outside of the lock would be operated by a key as normal. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford was always advise a letterbox guard for thumbturn locks fitted in close proximity to the letterbox
How can I pay is it cash only?
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are alarmed how many customers who have used tradesman before have only been told they only accept cash and often dont get a invoice. At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford you will always receive a invoice and we have many different payment options all accepted from credit cards, Bank Transfer, PayPal and of course we do expect cash but will not depend you go to the cash point machine. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are proud members of checkatrade and
Can you open or fix a lock without breaking it? ...
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carry all the latest lock picking tools and if you have lost your keys in most cases we can open your lock by non destructive entry. If you find your key doesn’t work n your lock then the potential problem is the lock is broken and picking the lock would not gain entry to the property, In most cases if you have another door to your property we would look to gain entry to your home through another access by lock picking.
UPVC Door Handle floppy
A tell tale of a floppy handle on a Upvc door is for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford a sign that the mechs on the Upvc multi point locking system is stretched or broken and the internal gearbox will soon stop working and at some pint the door will no longer lock or worse scenario the door will remain locked and the handle will not operate. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford advise is in the first instance you notice the handle feeling floppy or the handle is difficult to lock call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford for a free survey, it will save money as a late night call out and possible more damage caused to the door could be the outcome
How many keys does the new lock come with?
This will depend on the lock type you have fitted, at Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we carry all the latest Police and insurance approved locks and the 5 lever mortise locks generally come with 2 new keys newly boxed, however if you wish to have more Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford also have key cutting machines in our vans and can cut you the quantity you require. The Anti snap locks we carry all come with a minium of 3 keys and some actually come with up to 5 depending on the make and model type. Again we carry the key blanks to cut our stock and coded keys can be ordered for next day delivery
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford receive many calls from customers saying they cannot lock their door and ask the price for a new lock. Our first question is does the door lock when it is open and not in the door frame. If the lock works with the door not in the frame then in the majority of cases they will not be a problem with your door lock but more with the alignment of the door which can be cheaper quicker resolution to your problem. So if you find you cannot lock your door please try opening your door and try your lock that way we can help quote you for any works needed.
Super Glue in the Lock
We receive many calls around this time of year with the dark winter nights, Halloween and mischievous nights with locks that have been vandalised. One of the most common calls we receive at Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford is from customers that find somebody has squirted superglue in their lock. If the lock is a Upvc door or euro lock then it should still work from the other side of the door. However if you are locked out then Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford suggestion would be to hear up the key with a lighter and that should melt the glue so you can then get the key in the lock and open your door. The lock will sadly need replacing but at least you will be back on your home.
Cant Pay, Take it away.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are asked to attend many Warrant and Evictions in Bradford, we ask if you are a Landlord please try and talk to your tenants in the first instance as the court route can be a very long and stressful event, we often find properties are trashed and the Landlord losing thousands of pounds in unpaid rent and damage repairs. However if you need a professional Locksmiths service in such circumstances please call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford for a quote today
Do you fit Alarms and CCTV
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can fit wireless alarms and we have Technicians within the Lockforce brand that can fit or quote you for any CCTV. However Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford would always advise Bradford customers to first check your locks are Anti Snap and prevent a burglary through your door locks. If you are unsure if your locks are Anti Snap please call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford for a free no obligation security survey.
Key Opens one side but not the other
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford often get asked this question, the good news is that if you have a mortise lock and the key works one side but not the other the chances are the actual lock will be ok the problem will be the key either it is a poor copied key not the original or if it is the original it will be chipped. If you have a UPVC door with the same problem then the pins inside the lock could be trapped, try using some graphite oil to release the pin, if you have no graphite oil you could use wd40 but this is not the oil to use but it may help you out of a tricky situation but the lock will need to be changed as this will not be a long term fix.
Key just spins in the lock
This is a very common asked of Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and often the situation is a emergency call as the customer is locked out of their own home. When the key just spins in the lock a lot will depend on the lock type you have, if the door is a Upvc, patio or Composite door a key spinning could be that the key is a copied key and is not long enough to catch the internal cam and open the door, other common reasons are the lock is working fine but the internal gearbox is at fault. If you have wood door then the common reason is the bolt thrower inside the lock has broken. Whatever the circumstances unless you have another door you can gain entry to and try the key on the inside of the problem the door give Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford a call.
Key works from one side but not the other
The is a very frequent question that Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford receives nearly as much as once a day. Many customers take keys to be cut by local shops or supermarkets and return home to find the key works on just one side of the lock, this will in most cases happen on a Mortise lock and the key is not cut correctly. The lock will be fine just the key that will be the problem, However if this happens on a Upvc or Cylinder lock in the majority of cases a pin is stuck in the chamber and will need to be released, some graphite oil should do the trick. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can cut extra keys for all the locks they fit.
It is always worth reading your insurance renewal letter and the T&C, all Insurance companies will advise that your door mortise locks are fitted with BS3621 Locks and the majority will ask for BS3621/2007. It will also state that you have a Multi Point Locking system on UPVC doors and composite doors. However certain insurance companies state that you have 5 or 7 multi point locking system. Also stated is window locks must have a key operation, again we find many people are unaware of their policy. If you are unsure please call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and we are more than happy to help and give free advise
Many customers of Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford ask us should they maintain their new and old locks with WD40, the answer is a big NO. The Standard WD40 is a water based solution and this can dry up moving elements in your locks. We would always recommend Graphite oils or special lock oils for certain type of locks. In fact a lot of the new high security locks if using wd40 can invalidate your warranty. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can supply you with the service oils and advise you what to buy to maintain the life of your locks
Ultion Smart lock fitted in Baildon, Bradford, BD17 - 25th January 2023
A customer in Baildon contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford as they wanted to check the security of the lock they had on a recently fitted new slam shut composite door on a front extension to the house. The lock we identified was just a standard euro lock offering no protection against locking snapping, drilling or pulling. The customer also wanted a safe lock but also the convenience of smart technology. We recommended the Ultion smart lock offering 3 star Police approved protection as well as smart features and been able to open and lock the door using a phone and keypad was a perfect solution.
Saturday night Emergency Call out to Bradford Infirmary in Bradford, BD10 14th January 2023
As proud working partners of the NHS, we received a call to open a locked medicine cabinet that would not open with keys and was just spinning in the lock. We arrived rapidly as it was a emergency lock issue to arrive and bypass the lock using our locksmiths specialists tools and open the cabinet, new mortise 7 lever lock fitted, new keys cut on site as the hospital ward needed 15 keys for staff, job done
Key jammed in the lock cant open the door in Keighley, Bradford – BD22 15th May 2022
A jammed key not moving left or right was a recent job for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford this week, a customer in Keighley called us for the emergency and locked out of there home. We arrived on site and quickly released the key from the lock and used our locksmiths tools to bypass the lock and opened the door. The old mortise lock had failed and we replaced the lock with a new 5 lever insurance approved BS3621/2007 mortise lock and cut extra keys on site. Job done customer happy
Mail box key change Queensbury 30/10/2021
When moving into a new flat the customer realised they had not bee given a key for the mail post box lock and the post was mounting up. They searched for a Locksmith on the Checkatrade website and having read the reviews decided to call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford. We are only too happy to call within the hour to open the Mail box by picking the lock and fitted a new lock supplying 3 new keys. Job all sorted and now the postman doesn’t have to squeeze his post into te mal box anymore.
Indoor and outdoor cameras 19/09/2021
A customer in Queensbury Bradford wanted to have a indoor camera to check on her pet dog whilst at work and also a motion camera outside to keep her property safe and protected. Also fitted with a siren alert and the ability to speak to any trespassers through a speaker and built in microphone and the ability to have all motion recorded. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford today for a free security survey.
Window Handle Repairs
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford called to a property in Eldwick 14/08/21 when the handle on the tilt and slide window would not open and was seized shut. The actual window handle had collapsed, we managed to open the window and change the lock. Once completed we could identify that closing the handle was very difficult and the window mechanism was caching the keeps hence why the handle had broken. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were able to remove the window and realign the window to the frame so the window now closes and locks with no resistance and was as good as new
Ultion 1 and 3 star locks 04/04/2021
The Ultion lock now has a little brother named the Ultion 1 star lock, this lock offers many of the features of its big brother but is a cheaper alternative for doors that are not so vulnerable from attack and still carry the Manufacturers guarantees. We visited a customer in Bingley who wanted Ultion 3 star locks on all the house operated by just one key but also had a office in the garden which was protected by the little brother Ultion 1 star
Wireless Alarm in Bingley 23/03/2021
A customer in Bingley contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford after the Wireless Alarm batteries died and the siren no longer worked. Concerned about his security Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford arrived the same day and replaced the Batteries and also fixed a garden gate lock that had dropped and was no longer catching the latch. Jobs Done
Safe opening flat batteries in Bingley – 15/03/21
A house safe was locked, no keys for the safe override lock and flat batteries to the key pad made a customer in Bingley call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford today. We attended the same day and was able to pick open the safe non destructively and indeed the batteries were flat but the customer also found the keys for the safe – yes inside the safe!
Emergency Key Cutting in Wrose 01/01/2021
A customer in Wrose, Bradford called Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford in a emergency in desperate need for a key cutting as they were leaving for travels abroad and desperately needed a key cutting for a house sitter but as it was New Years Day all key cutting shops were shut. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford could travel to the property and as it was a lock Lockforce stocked we could cut a new key on site and test they key fitted like a new glove and the emergency was resolved.
Isolation with a broken lock 18/11/2020
A customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford when the front door would not lock, the customer advised us that she was in isolation having been in contact with somebody that had sampled positive for Covid19. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford assured the customer we can call and safely fix the door problem, arriving in masks and cleaning the door before and after use, no one to one contact was needed we could speak to the customer on the phone advise that a broken Upvc mechnisiam was at fault and we could replace it in the one visit. We then just emailed the invoice and the customer could pay on line. Lockforce keeping you safe.
13/11/2020 Dog walk lost keys
Friday the 13th ! it was indeed unlucky for some customers of Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for being locked out of their home. On taking the dog for a walk they noticed on their arrival back at the house they had lost their key to the front door and a quick return journey of their steps, still showed no sight of the lost key. Locked out they called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we called out in rapid emergency time to open the door. As the key had the contact details for the house the customer felt it safer to change the lock with different keys and upgraded to a high security Anti snap lock.
Communal door key snapped Emergency Locksmith 05/11/2020
A Landlord telephoned Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford requesting emergency call out to inspect a lock problem with a communal door lock at a block of flats in Shipley. A tenant had snapped a key in the lock and such nobody could gain entry to the flats. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford duly extracted the key from the lock and then tested the lock and all was ok, quick key cut and everything was resolved.
Additional Window Security in Baildon 29/10/2020
Windows are often overlooked when it comes to security and a customer in Baildon was worried about the level of security on the UPVC windows especially the downstairs windows. Firstly to meet Insurance requirements all windows must have a locking devise that can be locked and unlocked with a key, this was not the case as keys had been lost on many windows but this was easily resolved by a new key. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford suggested Sash Jammers on the windows to give extra protection from crowbar attacks of windows. The other popular devise is to have shock sensors on the windows that trigger a siren if the window is hit or smashed.
Helping by Whats App video Bingley 23/10/20
Due to the Covid19 restrictions and keeping you safe Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are now offering free help and support to our Bradford customers via Whats app video. If you have a lock problem please feel free to send us a photo of your lock, we may also request you send us a video of the problem and if we can give you a quick resolution without the need of a call out we will gladly do so. One such customer was in Bingley who sent us a photo of a lock that was loose in the door, one correct screw tightened and all secure , job done.
Stuck lock in Greengates 16/10/2020
We attended to a emergency for a customer in Greengates, Bradford who’s lock was stuck and would not open with the key. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford duly arrived and found that the reason the key would work was the actual part in the keyhole called a curtain had moved, this can be caused by a broken, loose curtain in the lock or by somebody potentially using a wrong key in the lock. On this occasion thats exactly what had happened as the front key was very similar to the back door key. We repaired the lock and also gave the customer some different coloured key caps so they could easily see which key was for which door. Problem fixed
Police Approved Keysafe and lock change 08/10/2020
Thieves broke into a keysafe in Bingley this week and stole the house key that was inside the keysafe, oddly they did not use the key to gain access to the house, but the house owner assumed they may return that evening. In the Emergency the customer contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford asking for a emergency lock change. We duly arrived within 30 minutes of the call and changed the front door lock to a high security Anti Snap lock. The old keysafe was opened using a screwdriver and the customer requested for a more secure keysafe, we fitted a Police Approved keysafe sold secure. If the Thieves did return they certainly wont be getting in to the property.
Covid 19 Rise in Bradford 01/10/2020
We have Unfortunaly seen a dramatic rise in Covid cases and restrictions here in Bradford, but please be rest assured Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford take Covid 19 seriously and all our technicians wear masks and ppe protective wear, we will always clean down with anti bacterial solutions any surface we have touched. We would also ask customers if we have to enter your house if you would also please wear a mask when in close contact with our Lockforce technicians. Lockforce keeping you safe
Bike Lock university 24/09/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called by the Police after a student at Bradford University had lost the keys for their bike and it was locked to the railings, being a foreign student the first emergency call was to the Police who kindly called Lockforce. We quickly arrived picked open the bike lock and also advised the student to look at the new Squire’s high security electronic lock for Bikes that can be operated by your smart phone so no keys needed and we all have smart phones these days a very smart and strong lock. Pedal power however is now back
Securing Phone shop in Bradford 18/09/2020
Following recent shop break ins the manager of a Bradford phone shop called Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford to upgrade the security at the shop. New Police and Insurance approved anti-snap locks were fitted together with fire exit emergency bar system for fire regulations. Now just a new phone deal please.
Vets in a emergency call in Shipley 13/09/2020
We received a emergency call from a out of hours vets in Shipley, Bradford today when a emergency was needed for a dog vets to be opened in order that a poorly dog could receive care following a collision with a car. The vet called in a panic as he had dashed out of his house but forgot the vet surgery keys. Quick call to Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and we arranged to meet the vets at the surgery and duly gained entry so the dog could get the life saving care he needed.
Back to school new Digital lock – Allerton – 04/09/2020
Yes its kids back to school time, at last I hear you shout. It has been a very long time since our schools have been open and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a Bradford school caretaker who was getting the school ready for reopening but also with new safety measures in place. One of the safety measures was to install a digital lock to the main staff room and coded to the code number the Head Teacher requested, lock fitted and coded, job done
Safe fitted 30/08/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fitted a new safe for a customer in Esholt, Bradford this week. The customer wanted a fire approved safe to keep safe documents and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford duly explained the difference in rated safes and duly fitted the customers choice
Postbox supplied and fitted 22/08/2020
A new dog arrived for a Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford customer in Wyke, Bradford and whilst the dog was loved by his owners the Postman was not so keen. The dog went crazy when post was delivered through the letterbox and the owners had concerns the dog may bite the Postman’s fingers delivering the post and the actual post was getting chewed up. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford arrived and fitted a new Postbox to the garden gate and supplied extra new keys. Happy Postman
Communal Door new lock and 50 keys cut – 12/08/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a Landlord who wanted the front communal door lock upgrading to a Insurance approved lock that was also secure. We carried out a site survey and gave the Landlord different options, he opted for a new lock conversion and a Ultion high security lock fitting and providing the tetants of the flats with new front door keys. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fitted the lock and distributed some 50 new keys to all the tenants. Happy secure tenants
Added Security ?
A elderly customer in Baildon contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on 4/8/20 to ask for a free security survey as there had been reports of burglars and cold callers in the area. We called and carried out a assessment and was happy to report that the locks met Police and Insurance Approval and there was no reason to change the locks, we did however point out she could not see who was as the front door when anybody called as the door was a solid door with no window panels. We advised on a door viewer which is a devise with a small hole in the door and a looking glass port that magnifies outside so she could see who was at the door and know if safe to open
Rental property keyless systems
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have been in Skipton 25/7/20 fitting new keyless entry systems for Holiday Lodges. With Covid19 measures in place keyless entry systems are more popular for everybody and safer too. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fitted mechanical digital locks to certain wood doors and also the Ultion Smart system to Multi point locking system both systems with no key needed to enter and exit the Lodges. Please call Lockforce on Bradford 01274 957849 to learn how your business can have such keyless entry systems in place.
Padlock snapped key
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called to Bradford university this week 4/7/20 when a young trainee Doctor had miss placed his key on the padlock for his bike. In awful weather conditions Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford arrived picked open the padlock so the Doctor could cycle home in the rain but I was glad I was able to get dry in the Lockforce van
Security bar lost keys
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford opened a security bar on a sliding door in Bingley on 26/6/20. The security bar was a devise that was fixed between the wall and the sliding door preventing a intruder from opening the door. The customer had lost the key for the devise and as such could not open the patio sliding doors. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we able to pick open the devise and also cut new keys by making a impression of the lock. A 2 in 1 job really lock opened and new keys supplied.
Window Locks and jammers
A customer in Esholt called Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on 18/6/20 asking for additional security on the windows to the property. A neighbour had suffered a burglary where they had gained access to the property from a downstairs kitchen window. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford recommended locking window handles be fitted and additionally sash jammers which offer quick removal from the inside but offer protection from a crow bar attack on the outside. Windows and doors secured job done
Walk in theft
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have been called out by customers victims of what we call “walk in theft”, this is when thieves just open unlocked front or back doors and run into a household and grab items such as car keys, phones, wallets and jewellery, on all occasions the victims have been in their own house often upstairs. In the jobs Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended they had took cars and obviously the house keys were on the same key ring meaning they urgently needed the house locks changing for new keys. Please keep you doors locked or use a chain to prevent these thefts happening in the Bradford area, stay safe.
Warm weather causing UPVC failures?
The recent warm weather in May 2020 has resulted in many calls with customers unable to close or lock their UPVC doors especially in hot conservatory’s. The hot weather can cause the UPVC to expand in the heat and as such this can make the door catch the frame and you will find it will be impossible to close and lock. This issue is very common and is caused by miss alignment and will need to be adjusted on the hinges or the keeps, not a expensive or big job call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford should you find this issue.
Shop Shutters stuck
With many businesses reopening after Covid19 restrictions were lifted by the prime minister this week, Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called by a shop owner on 14/5/20 in Shipley who had snapped a key in the now rusted lock of the shop shutters. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford managed to extract the broken key from the lock open the shutter and cut some new extra keys for staff returning to work.
Ultion Keys Delivered to your Bradford home
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are your approved key providers for the Ultion High Security keys and WXM Keys and in the current Virus lock down situation all Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford orders can be delivered to your home or work address usually within 48 hours delivered securely by DPD couriers. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have helped customers this week 22/4/20 in Baildon, Shipley and Bingley. Please feel free to get in touch with us should you need to order your Ultion keys.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on Google my Business
Lockforce Locksmiths in Bradford can now be found on Google My Business by searching Lockforce Bradford or we should also appear on many other searches. A customer in Shipley called us on 31/12/19 New Years Eve when she got locked inside her own garage as the door behind her slammed shut in the wind. Luckily she had her mobile and called many Locksmiths who could not attend, she then Google searched and found Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and made contact with Carl from Lockforce who promptly attended opened the door and the lady could see in 2020 in her comfort of her living room not the garage.
Customer in Shipley helped via Whats App
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were happy to help a customer in Shipley this week 17/4/20 who had a very loose lock and was very concerned it would fail. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford asked the customer if they could send us a video, photos or we could do a video link so we could see if the problem could be easily resolved free of charge without any need for a call out. The issue was quickly identified as the lock had worked loose from the retaining screw on a front composite door. This is a common issue and with a few photos and a quick demo the problem was resolved with out any charge and also customer and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were both safe in their homes in the current Virus situation
Broken Gate Lock – Shipley, Bradford 2/2/20
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called out when a customer could not open their garden gate that leads to their front door and as such was locked out of their home. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford responded to the emergency and once on site we could establish that the reason the lock was not working was it had been attacked by a would be intruder. Whilst the customer was locked out it could have been a lot worse as the lock that was broken was in fact a secure Anti snap lock and had actual snapped and the lock called a Ultion lock had activated a lock down mode preventing the door to be opened. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford duly opened the door with our locksmiths tools and re fitted a new Police and insurance approved Ultion lock. Now the house is secure as it was before
Oval Anti snap Lock 25/1/20 – Allerton, Bradford
A customer wanted to upgrade her front door lock to a higher security anti snap lock. She had called another Locksmith company who advised her that the lock she had could not be upgraded to a Anti snap lock. She decided to look on checkatrade and found Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford. We arrived and whilst the lock in question was unusual you could certainly upgrade the lock to Anti snap and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford kept them in stock and could fit there and then, Job done customer happy and now feels secure
Garage Breaks in, Baildon BD16 18/1/20
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have attended several garage break ins this week, with thieves stealing expensive bikes and accessories. Form on entry has been lock snapping on garage side entrance doors. We often over look garages but sadly garages are just as vulnerable to attack. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford recommends Police and Insurance approved Anti Snap locks, security lighting on for extra garage protection Garage defenders bolted to the floor add very good security protection.
Christmas Lock outs
It has been a busy Christmas period for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford will many customers locking themselves out by losing keys or with lock failures, the worst was a customer in Thornton in Bradford who had lost her front door key so called her father who had a key for the back patio door only to snap it in the lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford soon had her back in the warmth of her house
Stage Fright at St George Hall
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were at the St George Hall Theatre today 9/12/19, not on stage !!! but to repair the fire escape locking exit bar system. It is vital for health and safety to make sure all fire escape routes are in working order especially at such a public gathering place. Ben Elton I see was performing. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford.... the show must go on
Eviction with a twist
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended a eviction on 14/11/19 after a tenant had not paid the rent for several months, the property was locked and the Landlord did not have keys so Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford opened the door to gain access, inside the property was spotless and tidy but astonishley and a first ever for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford the tenant had left a envelope for the Landlord from the tenant with a sorry card and inside the monies paid for the rent. A eviction with a happy ending
November 2019 has seen a increase in burglary in the Baildon area, the targets have been high performance luxury cars such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes cars. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford advise is If you own such a car it would be wise to be mindful to make sure you are not followed home in your car, if so report to the Police. Also buy a key pouch that stops anybody from remotely using your keys to transmit a code and start the engine, such pouches look like a purse and can be purchased for less than £10 on sites such as ebay. Obviously if you own such a car a wise move would be to have fitted the latest Police and Insurance approved anti snap locks and BS3621/2007 5 Lever locks. Locks that Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford advise, stock and fit.
Emergency Petrol Pump lock
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended the petrol station this week 26/8/19 on Thornton Road, Bradford after the Manager contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford in a panic when the petrol tanker arrived to deliver thousands of gallons of fuel only to find the lock on the adaptor broke and key snapped in the lock. Luckily the key was not that badly damaged and we could key extract the broken piece from the lock and cut a replacement key from the two broken parts. Refuelled and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were on the rod next to our next emergency
Speed boat in Bradford
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a unusual request this week 26/8/19 to unlock a speed boat in Bingley, the boat was stored and had been restored and was locked on a trailer but the owner had lost the keys. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were unsure what type of lock we would find, but happily it was a cam lock one you may find on a petrol pump and we unlocked the lock in minutes much to the sailors delight!
Rabbit Hutch Padlock
This was a first for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford this week when we received a call on Sunday 4/8/19 from a customer in Bingley Bradford who had lost the keys for her Rabbit Hutch Padlock, Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford arrived in time for their lunch time feed. We used Locksmiths tools to open the padlock without any damage to the lock and hutch. Supplied a new padlock but this time a number combination padlock so no keys could be lost again as they are not needed just the number code. Bunnies very happy
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called to a shop in Shipley 5/7/19 when the shop owner could not open his shop shutters and the key was just spinning in the lock. Quick call to Lockforce Locksmiths in Bradford and we attended within 30 mins and picked open the shutter and the shop could trade and open on time much to the owners relief.
Safe Batteries Flat
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a customer in Wike, Bradford this week 27/6/19 when she could not gain access to her safe to renew her passports. The key control board was flat and she did not have a key for the override lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds could attend pick open the lock and she still had time to et to the Post Office to renew her passports. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford helping you with your Holiday planning !
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford a Cut Above the rest
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call this weekend 22/6/19 with a request for a hairdressers in Bingley to change the front door lock after a member of staff had left. The lock was a 5 lever Mortise and a new British Standard Insurance approved BS3621/2007 was installed together with new keys. However with several members of the team 4 additional keys were cut on site, whilst customers had their hair cut Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford cut extra keys before the haircut’s were finished.
Camping Trip delayed
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a Bradford Resident who was looking forward to a camping trip when they could not find the keys for their Roof box and after much searching called Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford in a bit of a panic. Roof Box locks normally have a cam lock and these can easily be opened and the lock changed, however on this occasion we had a spare key that actually worked the lock and the customer could set off on their camping trip with a new key, let hope they keep it in a safe place
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford been busy this 4/4/19 Easter opening doors and windows and changing door locks but the most unusual job was having to open a store room in the local supermarket after the key snapped in the door lock. We opened the lock but the door would not open, after much thought Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford used a small Cctv camera under the door to survey if there was a obstacle, yes indeed there was a broom had somehow fallen under the door handle and making it impossible to open the door. Some use of Locksmiths Bradford tools we removed the broom and the door could be opened, the store Manager was so happy he gave us complimentary Easter eggs for our children.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended a school this week 30/5/19 when the main entrance gate lock seized, this was a emergency and the caretaker was just arriving at the school but could not open the gate as the key seized in the lock. A early morning call to Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and we were on site before the teachers and pupils arrived open the gate and changed the lock all before assembly! Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are DBS checked, Trading Standards approved and checkatrade vetted and of course trusted by Bradford schools.
Safe Locked Batteries Dead
At Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we receive hundreds of calls from customers who have a safe locked and no keys to open it. This is usually when the digital keypad for number codes has batteries that have died, but sadly the override key has gone missing or worse still is locked inside the safe. Dont worry in the majority of cases Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford can pick open the lock and reunite the customer with their keys and possessions inside the safe. However now the bad news if your safe does not have a override lock then depending on the safe make this will be a challenge to open. There is some Locksmiths skills to still open the safe but in our opinion if you ae looking at purchasing a new safe always buy a safe with a override lock.
Gate Lock key snapped
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended a customer in Wibsey, Bradford today 22/4/19 when the key snapped off in the garden steel gate lock. The gate was locked and she could not access the rear garden. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended and quickly opened the gate, removed the broken element of the key and then serviced the lock and checked te spare key still worked all ok in the gate. A few keys copied and Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were quickly back on the road to the next Bradford customer in need of Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford.
Hot Weather causes havoc
The recent hot weather spell in Bradford caused a lot of problems for many householders with Upvc patio doors, the reason was the heat had made the door swell and the door would not sit in the casing of the door frame. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended over 15 such situations where the door would not lock and in some case the customers had forced up the handle in a attempt the lock the door and only resulted in snapping and breaking the multi point locking system. If your door is stiff to lock already then with heat this will be almost impossible and could lead to a emergency call out. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford advise is give us a call now as a alignment fee is much cheaper than replacing your locking system.
Ask us a Question or send us a photo?
Many customers call us as they are unsure on the security of their current locks, questions asked “ our my current locks Anti snap or do they meet the recent Insurance new requirements of BS3621/2007 ? often we can put your mind at ease by sending us a quick photo of your locks and we can advise accordingly saving you both time and giving you reassurance that your locks meet your security needs. You can reach Lockforce Locksmith Bradford by calling Bradford 01274 957849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and whats app messages or text to 07843648471
Losing your Keys – Answer to your problems
We received a lot of telephone calls this week 4/2/19 from customers who had lost their keys and wanted to have peace of mind and change their locks. Some customers were happy in the knowledge that their locks did not meet insurance standards and had them upgraded to the latest Police and Insurance approved Ultion Anti snap lock. Did you know with the Ultion you can also purchase key tracking key fobs that work from your phone so you can actually pin point your missing keys from your smart phone. Better still you can actually call your key fob and it will make a chime should you lose it close by, how many times have you lost your keys in your own home? The best is you can even do the other way around and find your phone using your key fob!!! So if you have a habit of losing your keys call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford today for a quote on a key fob.
Sliding UPVC Patio Door
On 2nd January 2018 we received a Telephone call from a customer in Bingley, Bradford who obtained our details from the Check and vetted website having seen Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are Trading Standards approved. The issue with the patio door lock was the hooks on the Multi Point Locking system were not working and the customer could not open door. On inspection after we had opened the door non destructively using our Locksmith tools we found the actual mechanism often called the Multi Point Locking system was at fault and the gearbox control unit was broken. However the make model and type of system is now discontinued and the customers was worried she might need a new door. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford then started to strip the whole system down to the bare bones with every screw nut and bolt removed and repaired and built all back together and all was as good as new.
We received a call from a commercial premises this week 30th November 2018,wanting a self locking devise fitted to their gate. This was so when anybody entered, the gate would lock and close behind them, but from the inside you could twist a thumbturn to exit. This was used in conjunction with the wired intercom system and camera. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also cut extra keys on site all 30 of them for all members of staff. Lockforce Locksmiths a cut above the rest.
Padlocks what types to buy?
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are often asked, What different types of padlocks are there? Padlocks come in many varieties, strengths and sizes. From the very small little ones found on pocket diaries to the ones you find on metal shipping containers. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are often called to many situations where a padlock key is lost or has broken and often customers are astonished how easy we make it look to remove and open a padlock. Here we go through some of the most common types of padlocks available on the market today. We hope you’ll get a better idea to the options out there, and if you have questions on padlocks, locks or if you have other security questions. Please feel free to contact Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford on any of the numbers at the top of this page 24 hours a day. A closed shackle padlock is a high security padlock. Much of the lock loop is enclosed and out of easy cutting range from any cutting tool. They are often very heavy duty, and suitable for the locking of units, outdoor and indoor storage, lockers and more. In many cases where insurance is involved. This type of lock is the minimum requirement for what would be considered secure and passable. A padlock called a straight shackle padlock is much the same as a closed shackle padlock. As the name suggests the loop is here instead in a straight shape and the lock is often a square or rectangle. A discus padlock is a design which is not spring loaded. This means that if a drill is used the lock will still remain engaged. These are highly secure, but also difficult to open should there be a lockout situation. Long shackle padlocks provide you with an extended loop of toughened steel but our more vulnerable from a attack. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford would always recommend a closed shackle Padlock.
The sky is the Limit
We received a very unusual call on the 15th October 2018 from the Multi Flying school at Leeds and Bradford Airport. The request was the key had been lost to a Helicopter due for a routine service, the key was needed to reset the service mileage calculator. The unit was located under the seat so it was extremely difficult to reach and pick mostly blind a very tricky job! Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford managed to open the lock so that access could be gained to the unit and organise a replacement key.
36 Postbox Locks, yes 36
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fitted new Post-box locks for apartments in Shipley this week 25th September. The post box locks were installed in a new build complex and had 36 post box locks to the unit and the builders had lost all keys so Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford had the task of lock picking every single post box lock yes 36 of them and change the lock for a new lock with new keys. Our locking picking skills put to the test and sore fingers by the last one ! Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford like the postman knocks more than once we do it 36 times
Digital Locks at Royal Bradford Infirmary
Lockforce have been adding extra security to the Medication rooms at the Royal Bradford infirmary this week, we have fitted coded digital access locks to medicine rooms and also 7 lever deadlocks to medicine cabinets. Lockforce are proud working partners with the NHS keeping you safe.
CCTV Door Viewers
With more and more burglaries and opportunists even trying doors in the middle afternoon Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have received more enquires for Door Bell/Viewers with built in cameras offering cctv coverage at your front door. The system also has built in PIR sensors and can activate your mobile devise even if somebody walks up to your front door. Equally if they call the door bell you can see the image and even talk to the person stood outside your front door from your phone even if you are away from your home. To learn more about this latest technology call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford today
Key left in Lock
Most people are unaware that a UPVC door – or door that has a standard euro or oval cylinder in it should never be left with a key left in the back. If you do a couple of things could go wrong – firstly if another key holder wit the same key set, tries to unlock the door from the other side inevitably you break the lock barrel. This is due to the fact that the lock barrel does not understand how when one side is engaged the other side is trying to engage at the same time. This is too advanced for a cylinder and breaks it . So if you have many householders with keys for the door please make everybody aware that once you unlock the door you need to take your keys out! Today on Sunday 28th January Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended a property in Baildon, Bradford for a lady who had exactly this problem. She had unlocked the door knowing her husband was coming home. He arrived and tried to unlock the already unlocked door, and ending up locking it again and actually snapping the key in the barrel. So we ended up changing the lock barrel to a modern Anti snap for the lady and all was okay again however it was an expensive lesson to learn. So remember the best advise is not to leave a key in the back of a lock you risk a the barrel breaking or your key snapping in the lock. Remove your keys and put them somewhere out of sight.
Burnt Blow Torch Attacks
We have this January 2018 seen more burglary attacks in Bradford where the thieves have used blow torches on upvc doors and snapped locks, even some fitted snap safe locks have not prevented them gaining entry to homes. This new method of attack using a blow torch can still break a high security Anti snap lock. There is only a few selected locks that can withstand this new form of attack. Please call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford to learn more .
Police Approved Keysafes
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call today 18/11/17 from a elderly customers who had been the victim of a burglary. The attackers had gained entry by opening the outside keysafe with a hammer and screwdriver and simple let themselves into the property. This attack is mainly aimed at elderly people who have keysafes and have the very basic entry level units fitted. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford recommend the C500 Police Approved keysafe which we fitted today 18/11/17 at a property in Shipley.
Ghosts Locked out!!
One of our funniest lock outs happened this week in Baildon, Bradford on 30th October 2016, our customer had been to Halloween party dressed as a Ghost and returned home to find the UPVC door lock would not open and she was locked out. We arrived to much amusement of the neighbours to find our Ghost sat next to the front door. We quickly opened the door using bypass tools and repaired the broken Multi Point Locking system before the trick or treat kids arrived!
Storm in a tea cup
We received a call from a lady in Bradford on Monday 16th October, informing us that she had lost her key for the back door of the house. The key was kept in the teapot but had disappeared, what was upsetting was the lock had recently been upgraded to a new insurance approved lock but with both keys missing she was expecting to replace the full lock again. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford have the latest decoder key picks for High security locks and we were able to pattern the lock and cut new keys, job done storm in a tea cup completed
We are getting more and more calls for Letterbox Guards to be fitted to front doors to prevent thieves from fishing for keys and valuables through your letterbox. To view a Letterbox Guard fitted by Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford please visit our Facebook page click here
Padlock by Ultion
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford are proud suppliers of the Brisant range of locks and we received a call from a repeat customer on the 1st September 2017 who had previously had the Ultion locks fitted to their property by Lockforce Bradford Locksmiths on the 21st August 2017. They now had a Garden gate fitted and wanted to have the same key for the front door as the gate. Problem solved a new padlock was ordered using the Ultion key code so both the front door and padlock are operated from the same key.
Café Closed Bradford Low Moor
We attended a Café at the Low Moor Industrial Estate in Bradford today 16th August 2017 to open 12 Shutter Locks that had Yale type bullet locks fitted to them, the owner has lost his keys. We then had to open the main door locked with a 5 lever Mortise. All locks opened and changed by the time the bacon butties were cooked and the café full of happy customers
This week on Friday 14th July we visited the Argos store in Shipley, a Emergency door would not open from the inside the panic bar would not release the lock. For Fire regulations the door must be opened quickly by means of pushing down on the bar and this will release the dead lock. When examining the problem it became evident that the problem was not the lock but the rebate on the door frame was broken from vandal's or a attempted break in. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford repaired the frame and fitted a new rebate and the lock now works like new. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford keeping our high street shops safe.
Sash Jammers to doors and windows a cheap but effective security aid
We attended a recent burglary in Baildon on Friday 7th July and the Police had recommend fitting sash jammers to the house doors and windows. Sash jammers are a very cost effective way to secure doors and windows on UPVC frames, they work by a sliding metal bar that stops any movement of the casing, very good especially on windows. If you would like more information on sash jammers please call us today or click here to visit our Facebook page
Horse riding cancelled?
A rather different call was taken on the 24th June 2017 from a Horse Riding Stable in Baildon, Bradford the lock on the stable door was seized and they could not open it to remove the horses for the children's horse riding lessons. We arrived within 20 minutes and found the door had a very old 5 lever mortise lock and the bolt thrower had collapsed, with the help of some very interested children who enjoyed shining the torch at the lock we managed to get the door open and let the lessons begin. A new modern BS3621/2007 5 Lever Yale lock was fitted and 10 new keys cut on site, just need a bath now !
Outside Key Safe
We called to a customers house on the 3rd June to fit a Key Safe to the outside wall to a house of a property in Bradford. The customer a elderly lady wanted a key safe so that in case she could not get to the door the nurse carer could open the key safe with the security code and use the key to let herself in. Key safes are made from high security iron and steel and are mounted to the brick with 4 inch reinforced screws if you have elderly relatives it maybe worth fitting a key safe then please call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford today.
We visited Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford on 25th May to a emergency situation, a door to a clinic room would not open and the key to the lock was just spinning and the door would not open. The lock was a thumbturn lock on the inside, this is when you need quick exit to turn a knob to open the door but from the outside the lock looks like a standard Yale type lock called a euro cylinder. We opened the door using bypass tools in no time and fitted a new Euro Thumbturn cylinder and master suited the key to the other doors. Emergency over.
Emergency in Shipley
On Thursday 18th May 2017 Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were called to help the Police to open the door of a elderly man in Shipley, the neighbours had called the Police because they feared for the mans health. The daughter of the man arrived and asked me to open the locked door to gain access and check her father was at home and hopefully in good health. The door was a composite door with a multi point locking system but we were able to pick open the lock causing no damage to either the lock or the door. The elderly man was indeed well and had not heard the commotion outside his house due to his flat batteries in his hearing aid. It was relief all round and time to put the kettle on.
The 19th Hole
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attending a Lock problem at South Bradford Golf Club on Friday 12th May. The problem was the garage unit that housed all the motor buggies, would not open with the key and was seized shut. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended in less than 30 minutes and found a big queue waiting with golfers waiting to get their buggies. The Lock indeed was broken the cam inside the lock unit had collapsed, using lock bypass tools we opened the door in no time, allowing all the gofers to get their buggies and get to the 1st tee! The Lock needed replacing and we also cut 15 keys for all the members who used the buggies, it was then a quick soft drink at the 19th Hole then off to another job.
CCTV , Alarm and Anti Snap Locks
Following a break in 9th May 2017 the customer wanted to secure her property to the highest possible standards at a good price. Lockforce Locksmith Bradford fitted a Wireless Alarm system that was also connected to the CCTV cameras. What the customer really likes about this system is the ability to watch , video or a take a snap shot all from your smart phone or ipad. All doors were secured with the award winning Ultion 3 star locks and coded to the same key. Keep your family safe and secure call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford for a free no obligation security survey
Locks to Insurance Standards
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from a customer who had used Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford before but had now moved house and with security in mind wanted all the locks changing on the new property. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carried out a free property security survey and recommended the locks be upgraded to meet the British Standards BS3621/2007 Police and insurance approved. If you are unsure if your locks meet your insurance needs, take a look on the actual lock you should see a code reading “BS3621/2007” Another insurance requirement is that all locking window handles such as upvc have a key to unlock and lock, again window lock keys are usually very small and often get misplaced, but such a small requirement will invalidate your insurance. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford were able to cut a new key for the window keys and the property was left secured and insurance approved.
Problems at the Pump
A very unusual job this week for Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford. A petrol station called us in a panic as one of the petrol pumps lock was broken and they could not open the pump to turn off the supply to allow a refuel.
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended to this emergency in less than 15 minutes from the first call. The issue was the cam lock Lever pins had stuck and the key would not fit, using our high resolution pick lock gun we could free the stuck pin lever in the lock. We replaced the lock and matched it to another pump so the Co-op petrol station need not have to have new keys cut. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford keeping you on the go
Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford help Bristol Street Motors Bradford get into Top Gear
This week Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford visited the showroom at Renault Bradford with a faulty aluminium sliding door not locking, this was a emergency as the staff could not lock up and leave the showroom. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended in less than 30 minutes and found the Adams Rite screw in lock system was at fault. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford fitted a new lock and coded the lock to the same key as the main front door, the showroom all locked up and secure in no time and the staff could set off home. We fitted the lastest British Standard Anti snap Locks to a new housing flat development in Bradford this week. We also fitted an automatic dead locking devise on the front door as residents had complained to the Building company people had gain entry into the first floor. Burglary attended to in Shipley this week, they had gained entry through the propertys window. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford attended and fitted the latest key locking sash jammers to secure the windows and upgraded the locks to the latest Brtish Standards BS3621 insurance approved locks. Lockforce Bradford updated Renault Bradford car Dealership with the latest Anti snap locks from Brisant Secure this week. All locks are now coded to one unique master key meaning Managers no longer have to carry a big bunch of keys for all different doors and locks. If you are a business with many locks and many keys make life easier by contacting Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford and having a coded key system.
Burnt out Lock!
We visited a recent Burglary in Bradford today the lock had been burnt out with a blow torch. This Technique is used to bypass a "snap safe" lock. Sadly a car was stolen, but the property is now secured with the Ultion TS007 Sold Diamond Secure Anti Snap lock that comes with £1000 G/Tee. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford now for more information
UPVC Lock Problems
Is your UPVC door difficult to lock, maybe you have to really force the handle up to lock? maybe the door struggles to close? A customer in Bradford was locked out of there home today when the UPVC door also called a multi locking door system snapped and locked the customer out of there own home. This is very common, the lock had been difficult to lock for weeks and the only way to lock the door was to really force handle, this in turn broke the locking system. Lockforce Locksmith Bradford attended and opened the door using special bypass locksmith tools, we then stripped the door and replaced the faulty gearbox and refitted allback to normal and aligned the door all within 30 mins of the call. If you have stiff UPVC locks, please call us today
At Lockforce Locksmiths in Bradford we are Trading standards approved and with that level of vetting also requires us to be equipped for any type of lock call out, that is why at Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford we carry over 10,000 different lock parts on our vans. It helps us to get as much information from our customers as possible so we are also equipped to give you a accurate quotation before we arrive. Please find below a list of the most common locks in the Bradford district
Euro Cylinder barrel locks are commonly found in UPVC doors, composite doors, sliding doors in residential properties and also in aluminon doors in commercial properties. The Majority of euro locks are fitted in UPVC doors and this is where you lift the handle then turn the key to lock. The key is usual a smaller round headed key
Mortice Lever Locks
Mortice locks are mostly found in wooden doors and be anything from 2, 3 and 5 lever, this is normally printed on the side of the lock called the faceplate. On the plate is also may read British Standards BS362/2007 this is the latest insurance standards and if your locks do not have that stamped on them they would need upgrading to comply with your insurance needs. The Mortise locks generally have traditionally a longer key type.
Nightlatch locks are very common and often referred to as a Yale lock, these locks self lock behind you when you close the door or have a hold back facility rto stop the latch locking. The snub also can be used to lock the door to deadlock when inside the property. The locks have two different types a British Standard version which has a secure deadbolt and also these locks meet insurance requirements of BS3621/2007 the other difference us they generally will have a lever bar on the inside of the door rather than a knob turn and have a security plate at the front of the door hiding the keyway. The standard traditional Nightlatch is widely known as a Yale because the majority are made by Yale the manufacturer, these lock types are very similar to the British Standard Night latches but often do not have a deadlocking system and do not meet insurance requirements. The traditional Nightlatch is a great secondary lock when used in conjunction with a Mortise lock on a wooden door. It also used on student accommodation as this lock does meet Fire regulations
MPL - Multi Point Locking systems
Multi point locking systems or often called MPL systems are found mainly on UPVC doors, patio doors, sliding doors and Composite doors. If you have to lift your handle then turn the key to lock your door it will be a Multi point Locking system, also to the door edge you will see the door will have a combination of Dead bolts, Hooks, Pins, Mushroom bolts and lever locks. If you can see a name on the steel plate that will narrow down the search for the system, makes such as Yale, Wink Haus, ERA, GU, Safeware, FHUR, Paddock, KFV, Ferco, Maco, Fullex, Avocet, Kenrick, Mila, Millenco, Roto, Fabfix and lots more can be found on the faceplate.. However Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford carry hundreds of parts and I am sure we will have your make in our stocked vans.
If you have a different lock to the ones above such as aluminon door, sliding door, antique locks etc please call us or send us a quick photo to email@example.com or text 07843648471 and we can respond with a accurate quote to replace your lock or identify the issue.
Local News in Bradford
Esholt 16/04/2021 Window broken attempted theft
A intruder was disturbed and fled from a house in Esholt this week. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford received a call from the worried householder and wanted the window securing. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford arrived shortly after the Police forensics team and secured the broken window. Windows are often overlooked with security and can be vulnerable from a attack, please make sure you do not leave windows ajar even in the hot weather.
Hot tub attack Baildon 21/04/2021
Lockforce Locksmiths in Bradford received a call from a customer who had his hot tub stolen from his garden house in Baildon. The thieves had gained access to the garden house by breaking the handle and snapping the euro lock. We recommended to the customer a high security handle together with a 3 star police and Insurance approved anti snap lock to prevent such a attack again. Sadly the customer had only just purchased the hot tub ready for summer, however Lockforce have now heard of other hot tub lefts in the area
Salt Aire Restaurant Security Chains/Padlocks 01/05/21
Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds were called to a Restaurant in Salt Aire Bradford after the theft of tables, chairs and a heater at the restaurants garden patio area. Following new lockdown measures many restaurants are using their outside space to carry out business as best they can, in a outdoor setting. Unfortunaly this attracted theft of their outside furniture and heaters all caught on Cctv. Lockforce Locksmiths Bradford installed new chains with the latest Ultion high security closed shackle padlocks to help prevent such an attack happening again