My name is Lee and I'm a local, experienced and trusted locksmith serving Chichester.
I'm a family man who is making it his mission to provide the best level of security to my local community.
Lockforce Locksmiths offer a 24 hour FREE call out service to the people of Chichester. Your security and satisfaction is our absoloute priority, which is why we are available around the clock to ensure you are safe.
We offer a 24 hour emergency service to both commercial and domestic customers in Chichester and the surrounding areas. We do not use call centres, so when you call me you are guaranteed to get through to me, your local and trusted locksmith, rather than a call centre opperator with little to no knowledge of your issue or the area.
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester are specialists in non-destructive entry gain. We will ensure your lock issues are resolved at a time that best suits you, whether that be 3am or 3pm we are available to assist you in staying safe and secure.
Lockforce Locksmiths now have over 14,000 reviews with 98% of these 5 star rated! This allows you, the customer, to see how trusted we are as a company.
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester work closely with the local community, providing a 24hour service to ensure you remain safe and secure in your property. We work with Schools, Churches, Police and the NHS. We always carry our ID and we are Police DBS checked.
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If you unfortunately find yourself locked out of your property, do not worry! I know your main concern is to get back in to your property, so call Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester for your local emergency service.
If you have lost your key, snapped your key, left them inside or the lock will just not open, I have the knowledge and training in the latest tried-and-trusted locksmith techniques to gain non-destructive access to your property.
Whatever your situation, I will always provide an efficient and professional service, and will promise to get you back in to your property within in a timely manner.
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester specialise in repairing and replacing faulty and broken parts on uPVC windows and doors.
Lockforce can carry out these repairs 99% of the time on the same day, keeping you safe and secure.
Have you just moved or about to move homes? At Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester, we recommend that changing the locks on your external doors should be one of the first things you do.
Your family, furniture and personal belongings have been moved into this new property to make it your new home. Do you really want to risk someone else having a key to your doors?
You will never know how many keys are in circulation, so don’t assume assume keys have been handed over to you. Please consider the following:
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester can provide advice to meet the level of security you require. All our locks that we supply and fit, will meet home insurance requirements, British Standards and Police recommendations.
Do you ever read the small print? Most of us don’t. But as a homeowner, you should be aware that most insurance companies stipulate that your locks need to be insurance approved and meet British Standard (BS3621).
Do you know if you have insurance approved locks on your doors? If not, your home insurance may be invalid and any claims can be refused! British Standard locks provide a high level of security to protect your family and home.
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester supply insurance approved British Standard locks and also Anti Snap cylinder locks to protect you against a break-in.
To see if your locks are British Standard, look for the kite mark on your lock (see pics below).
Do you have an outbuilding, a garage or a gate that requires an upgraded level of security? Or are you unsure what security options there are available?
Lockforce locksmiths supply and install various security devices. These range from garage locks that meet TS007 British Standards, door locks on wooden outbuildings and gate security locks from digital locks to high security gate bolts.
If you would like a FREE security review, contact Lockforce and we can give you advice and recommendations to meet your budget.
Have you checked your keys recently? Do you have a spare key for all your keys? At Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester, we can cut keys for you with our mobile service.
Our van is fully stocked with a wide range of blank keys for commercial and residential properties. Our key cutting machine conveniently enables us to cut additional keys at your property and also guarantee they work by testing every cut key there and then.
Euro cylinder locks are available in many forms, all offering differing levels of security to your property. At the very minimum at Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester, we do not supply anything less than an anti snap Euro cylinder, giving you substantially more protection than the standard Euro cylinder.
We also offer the ultimate in lock security with the Brisant Ultion TS0007 3* lock. Yes, this cylinder lock costs a little more, but if you want the best in security for your property and your family, then this cylinder lock is by far the best solution for securing your home. Ultion locks come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10-year warranty with the lock manufacturer covering you against the functionality of the parts.
If your property is not secured by Police Approved, British Standard Locks, you could be extremely vulnerable. Please take a moment to watch this short video...
Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester offer you various payment options, covering all your needs and requirements.
If you are locked out with no money on you, don’t worry! You can pay via the following options:
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 Chichester received a customer email explaining that their smart lock was working but not locking the door. We attended within a few hours. We could see that this was a door alignment issue and the hooks were not engaging smoothly in the frame keeps. The bottom hinge was loose. We tightened this and then adjusted all 3 hinges so that the composite door was flush in it’s frame. This now enabled the electronic device to operate smoothly with the hooks going into the door with no resistance.
A customer contacted Lockforce and explained the issue. We attended the next day and could see that this was not an issue with the smart lock but an issue with the door alignment. We adjusted the hinges and keeps on the composite door. When we could see the door was aligned within the frame, we tested the Yale smart lock and the electronic closing device worked perfectly again.
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester was contacted by a customer via Checkatrade. We attended at an agreed time as this was not an emergency. The metal gate post had dropped and the locking bolt was not engaging. As we couldn’t move the metal post, we used metal burring tool and enlarged the keep hole. This enabled the gate to now lock safely and securely.
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received a call asking for security advice. They had an old brass Yale nightlatch which was faulty. We replaced this lock with an upgraded BS3621 Yale nightlatch. We also replaced their faded brass escutcheons on the door with new shiny parts to give the door a mini makeover!
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester received a call from a property manager regarding a lock on a communal storage bike shed. With the code entered correctly, the corroded digital lock was not retracting the latch and therefore the door wouldn’t open. We opened the door using a professional locksmith bypass tool. We installed a new digilock and kept the same entry pin code for the residents to gain access to their bikes.
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester rang the customer and arranged to attend during daylight due to the nature of the job. The wooden rear door would not open, even though it was unlocked. We could see that the door was swollen and sticking to the frame. We could also see the latch wasn’t retracting. We gained access using airbags and force. With the door open, we could then remove the door and plane it. We also installed a new upgraded BS3621 sash lock. Their door now opened, closed and locked smoothly.
Lockforce Locksmiths Selsey received a call asking for advice. However, due to the corrosion of the hinges, the customer could not resolve the issue themselves. We attended and installed new uPVC flag hinges. We could then realign the uPVC door which enabled the hooks and rollers to engage correctly into the door frame keeps. The door now locks smoothly and the customer is safe.
We have many repeat customers. This holiday house on the coast requires regular maintenance and lock servicing due to the coastal elements. We replaced a corroded white upvc handle and a rusty multi point locking mechanism. All other locks were lubricated to prevent depreciation.
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received a Checkatrade call. Their front composite door would not open. We had access to both sides of the door. The door unlocked but the hooks were still engaged in the door frame. With no damage, we retracted the hooks and got the door open. We made the door secure overnight and returned the next day with a new Winkhaus multi point locking mechanism. We also realigned the door to prevent further occurence.
Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home on the outskirts of Chichester. Due to weeks of excessive rain, the front wooden door had swollen. The base of the door was rubbing on the threshold. This was also causing an issue with the lock alignment. We removed the door and planed the base. We then tightened the nightlatch (Yale lock) screws and realigned the latch keep. The door now closed smoothly
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received an early morning call from a Checkatrade customer. We attended the home as soon as possible. We opened the door non-destructively with a professional locksmith tool. The yale lock had accidentally deadlocked. When the door was open we noticed why the customer had to slam the door, thus causing the snub to drop….we found a stone lodged in the threshold. Once removed, the door opened and closed freely.
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the local rental property. We gained non-destructive 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 3 new keys. Problem solved, happy customer
Metal door issue in Hambrook, PO18 - 27th December 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received a call from a site manager. Their steel office container required extra security before Christmas lockdown. Lockforce installed an upgraded 3 star cylinder lock and also 2 high security door bolts to the top and bottom of the doo. The locks were keyed-alike so one key can be used for both locks.
Key lost to garage in Bracklesham, PO20- 17th December 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received a call from a ladywho was clearing out their mum’s home. The key for the garage would not engage the lock. 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 euro cylinder lock replacement. They could now empty out the garage and secure the garage afterwards.
Lock change in Lagness, PO20 - 20th November 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester received a call from the local council. We were instructed to attend a local property and change all their exterior locks. We attended and changed locks on the front composite door and the rear upvc door. Both barrel locks were snap-safe euro cylinder locks for added security.
Digital lock faulty on bike store in Emsworth, PO10 - 10th November 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester received a call from property manager regarding a faulty lock on a communal storage area. The digital lock was not retracting the latch and therefore the door wouldn’t open. We opened the door using a lock bypass tool. We installed a new digilock and kept the same access pin code for the residents to gain access
Lady locked out of Air b&b at midnight in Witterings, PO20 - 7th November 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester received an 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 30 minutes of the call. We gained non-destructive to the communal door with a professional locksmith tool. We then gained access to the bedroom door with another electrical tool. Both methods caused no damage to the door or lock.
Chichester locksmith required for door problem in Bosham, PO18 - 22nd October 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the upvc door emergency within 30 minutes of the phone call. We gained access non-destructively using a professional locksmith tool. The owner explained this has happened before, so they took my advice and we changed the gearbox nightlatch. We installed new handles with a one piece straight spindle. This will prevent them from being locked in again, as the door will re-open form the external side.
Chichester locksmith required for locked commercial door in Emsworth, PO10 - 7th October 2022
Lockforce locksmith Chichester attended the retail outlet in the town centre. The key had snapped in the lock. We could see that the door had dropped. We firstly removed the broken key with an extraction tool. We then used their spare key in the lock. We then used an airbag to lift the metal door and this took the pressure off the locking points. The key turned and unlocked the door. With the door open, we realigned and serviced the door. Problem solved
Chichester locksmith required for lost key issue in Bosham, PO18 - 22nd September 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the local harbour club on the lake. The cyclist had lost the key to his bike lock. As he had no spare key the lock was of no future use, so we grinded the d-lock off. The cyclist could now cycle home
Chichester local locksmith required for shop in the city centre, PO19 - 3rd September 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the commercial premises. The staff could not access the nightlatch on the wooden door. The snib had dropped, meaning the latch had deadlocked, and the key would not turn in the lock. We gained access via the letterbox with a professional locksmith tool. We dropped the snib and pulled the lock lever down which opened the door. Problem solved
Chichester local locksmith required for upvc French doors in Selsey, PO20 - 30th August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the property which was based right on the beach. The locking mechanism had rusted up and the handles were no longer able to move up/down fully. We installed Brisant sweet lock-lock handles as these come with a 20 year anti-corrosion guarantee. We also installed a new multi point locking mechanism with shootbolts. We also sprayed lithium grease over the exposed parts to hopefully give the lock added life against the coastal elements.
Chichester local locksmith required for wooden door in Selsey, PO20 - 9th August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester was asked to quote for a front door makeover. Being on the coast, the door furniture had corroded. A new letterplate, door knocker, door number and cylinder rim pull was needed. We recommended the Brisant sweet range which comes with a 10 year promise against corrosion. The customer accepted the quote and we installed all the parts in rose green colour.
Chichester locksmith required for faulty lock in PO19 - 7th August 2022
Locckforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the house. The British Standard deadlock opened from the inside but not outside. We removed the lock and replaced the levers like-for-like. This solved the issue and saved the customer from the expense of a new lock
Chichester locksmith required for upvc French door issue in Chidham, PO18 - 2nd August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the door issue. The customer explained they had left the door open in the heat all day and now wouldn’t close. 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.
Chichester locksmith for latch issue in Lavant, PO18 - 10th July 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester retracted the handle and could see that the latch was not fully retracting. We checked the handles and assessed the gearbox mechanism. The gearbox was worn and required replacing. Lockforce carry many parts on our van, therefore we could resolve the lock issue in one visit.
Chichester locksmith for garage security in Emsworth, PO10 - 2nd July 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester done a security survey of their garage. The local neighbourhood area had a recent break-in, so security upgrades were required to the old garage. We installed 2 garage side bolts. These locks can be accessed internally and externally. We also installed a new solid door, replacing the rotten one. The new door has a BS3621 sash lock installed with an anti-thrust plate to hide the locking bolt.
Chichester Locksmith required for communal door lock issue in Westgate, PO19 - 26th June 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Chichester was contacted by a management company we have a contract with. We attended and repaired the faulty night latch (yale lock) with the exact part. We carry many parts on our fully stocked van, meaning we can resolve most issues in one visit.
Chichester locksmith required for french doors not locking in PO19, Chichester - 20th June 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the Checkatrade job. The gearbox was faulty. We could tell as the hooks were not fully extended when the handle was lifted up. We removed the hook case gearbox and identifies the faulty lock part. We installed a new gearbox. When we closed the doors, we could see that the root cause of the issue was door misalignment. We adjusted the door hinges and the latch keep. This solved the problem and the door now closed and locked.
Chichester locksmith for security issue in Emsworth, PO10 - 13th June 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the home to provide professional security advice to their home. The owner had lost their keys which had a tag on with their address label. We advised them to change their locks to their external doors. They agreed, and the front and rear door locks were changed. We installed snap-safe euro cylinder locks.
Chichester locksmith for garage security concern in Lavant, Chichester, PO18 - 3rd June 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the home to provide professional security advice to the garage. The door just had a handle lock, but the owner wanted extra security. They agreed to our suggestion of increasing security with the installation of garage door bolt locks. These are installed on each side of the door and give 2 extra locking points as well as the garage handle lock.
Customer locked out in West Stoke - 26th May 2022
Solution - We arranged to meet the new homeowner at their property after they finished work. The keys were on the inside of the door. As there was no letterbox installed on the door, we used our upvc latch tool to gain non-destructive access. Problem solved within minutes
Block of flats with an insecure communal door in Emsworth - 14th May 2022
Solution- A property management company contacted Lockforce locksmiths Chichester late in the evening. We discussed the issue, and with photos sent to me of the problem via WhatsApp, so I could commit to resolving the issue before attending. We replaced the overhead door closer as it had a bent closing arm. We also installed a non-deadlocking nightlatch and rim cylinder lock. We then cut multiple keys on-site for all the tenants. The door now closed and was safe and secure
Barn doors require extra security in Lavant - May 8th 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the cottage. The outward opening doors had British Standard locks but the bolts were visible. We installed an anti thrust plate which hid the bolts. We also installed shims on the hinges as the doors required realigning. We then installed new brenton bolts with high security padlocks.
Locked out of flat in Lavant - 4th May 2022
Solution- Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the emergency evening lockout within 20 minutes of the call. We assessed the situation and tried 2 access methods which were unsuccessful. We then tried bumping the lock, which worked and the tenant was back in their home and with no damage to their lock,
Homeowner lost a set of keys to their home in Emsworth - 20th April 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the home within one hour of the call. We surveyed all the locks on external doors of the property. We had all the exact lock replacements available, which meant no woodwork adjustments were required to the oak doors. We installed a night latch, sash lock and a deadlock - all BS3621 British Standard locks. We also re-secured 2 gates and a shed with 3 high security padlocks. The lady now had peace of mind knowing they were the sole owners of the keys to their home.
Corroded key safe required a replacement in Selsey - April 17th 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths showed the customer various key safes to choose from that we stock in our van. Their current key safe still worked, but the customer wisely wanted it replaced before it became seized up. As with all locking mechanisms on the coast, they do struggle with the seaside elements, so constant lubrication is vital. We installed the new safe and changed the code for them.
Upvc handle broken on French doors in Selsey - 8th April 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the holiday home on the coast. The handle had fallen off due to corrosion from the sea salt. We installed a new pair of Upvc white handles which we had in our fully stocked van.
Owner required extra security to their flat door - 20th March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the 1st floor flat. They had 2 locks on their wooden door but only had keys for the Yale night latch, but not the sash lock. We therefore changed the 3 lever sash lock for an upgraded British standard sash lock for extra security and now they had keys for both locks
Customer lost key to motorbike panniers in The Hornet - 7th March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the garage. The storage boxes were all picked open. We could then see the key code on the inside of the lock. The biker could now order new keys referencing the code
Faulty locks at a music hall in Chichester city centre - 2nd March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the premises. We were shown 2 locks that had issues. Both locks required replacing. We installed a new digital lock on an internal door and a new Nightlatch (Yale) case on the front door. Both wooden doors also had issues with closing so we planed them both down slightly. All jobs completed in one visit.
Customer left keys inside their home and locked out in Selsey - 27th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce gained access non-destructivley by using a professional locksmith tool. The customer explained that this kept happening to them. We suggested a few ideas to prevent this. They decided on the option to have a police approved Supra Keysafe installed on their outside wall. This meant they could leave a spare door key in the Keysafe and have access via a number code that they have chosen.
Changing the security level to a bike shed in Westhampnett - 22nd February 2022
Solution - Lockforce removed the padlock and high-security door bar from the unused storage shed. We then reinstalled a new digital lock on the wooden door to allow access to the storage room for the tenants that require bike storage.
Lost keys to garage door in Bosham - 18th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths gained non-destructive access to the garage using a specialist locksmith picking tool. We then replaced the lock with an upgraded snap-safe cylinder. We also serviced the door mechanism. Problem solved
New homeowner has no keys for garage door in Lagness - 15th February 2022
Job - To replace garage lock with new keys.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester asked the customer in advance for photos via WhatsApp of the garage lock. As we had this lock type already in stock, we attended the home straight away and changed their garage lock.
Snapped key in side communal door - Fishbourne - 7th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended a small parade of shops that required access to this shared door. We removed the snapped mortise key. After further discussions regarding the fire access usage of this door, I recommended a more secure lock and with a keyless exit. They agreed and a new BS8621 deadlock with a thumb turn lock was installed with multiple keys cut extra for the shop owners
Commercial property in Lagness requiring keys cut - 3rd February 2022
Solution- The customer informed us that they had just returned from a local DIY shop and used their self-serving key cutting machine. Not one key worked though! So we cut the extra keys required and they all worked perfectly 1st time. Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester provide a mobile key cutting service and we can guarantee every key will work as we test every key for you on site
WC door handle required fixing in PO21 - 15th Jan 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the student house. 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 was too near to the hinges. We repositioned the brackets and this made the door open a lot easier. We also installed thicker hinge wood screws as they had also become loose. We fixed the existing handles by using nut and bolts. Problem solved and no new parts required.
Commercial property in PO19 requiring keys cut - 8th January 2022
Solution- The customer informed us that they just returned from a DIY shop that had a self-serving key cutting machine. Not one key worked! So we cut the extra keys required and they all worked perfectly 1st time. Lockforce provide a mobile key cutting service and we can guarantee every key will work as we test every key for you there and then.
Metal shutters on shop door wouldn’t lock in Chichester, PO19 - 04/01/22
Solution - Lockforce attended the commercial property and lubricated the lock and its mechanism. This still didn’t resolve the issue. We cleaned all relevant areas but still wouldn’t lock. So we removed the part and measured it. We returned the next day and installed a new shutter lock and they were now safer and secure
New flat owner requiring extra security to their front door in PO19 - 19th Dec 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home earlier than scheduled as the door was unsafe and insecure. The customer took our advice and we changed the existing mortise sashlock to a new euro Thumbturn sashlock. This meant they could exit the 1st floor flat without their key in the event of any emergency.
New homeowners requiring lock changes in Birdham, PO20 - 11th 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. Internal locks were installed for non-communal areas. We also gained access to the post box and installed a new cam lock.
Security grilles damaged on a local jewellers in PO19 - 5th Dec 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the commercial property and repaired the grilles temporarily to keep them safe. A new set was ordered and installed a few days later
Extra security required on internal community hall doors in PO19 - 12th November 2021
Solution - Lockforce gave them various options. They decided the best solution would be to have digital locks on 4 internal doors. They could then allow staff to access the doors without the need for having keys. The digital locks installed had an easy code change option which meant the entry code could be changed with the lock still on the door.
Key snapped in front door for commercial premises in PO19 - 3rd November 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester 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 pushed out the snapped key and the door could now open
Repair faulty Upvc windows in Selsey - 5th October 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home on the coast. The hinges and mechanisms had also become corroded and rusty due to the sea salt. We removed 2 windows and installed new friction hinges. We installed a new mechanism and handle to the bathroom window. All windows now open, close and lock
Access required for French doors - East Wittering - 7 September 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the church and could see that the shoot bolts were all seized. The slave door had not been opened for ages. We got the door open and serviced all parts and they all worked perfectly well again. The customers now had perfectly working doors with no new parts required
Elderly lady and carer locked in 1st floor flat in Fishbourne - 18th August 2021
Solution - Lockforce Lockforce attended the property and noticed the nightlatch had been deadlocked which meant access was achievable externally. I opened the door and the homeowner took my advice and I installed a non-deadlocking nightlatch to prevent reoccurrence.
Windows not opening and closing smoothly - July 4th 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester assessed the rear windows on the residential home. As the property was to be rented out, we changed the hinges to restricted ones, so the window doesn’t open fully. We also serviced the gearbox mechanisms and replaced the handles to have locks on them. The windows were now safe and secure and operating smoothly
Key snapped in lock, June 20th 2021
Solution - Using a key extraction tool, Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester removed the broken key from the euro cylinder lock. The key snapped due to the door being misaligned. We realigned the door and also cut spare keys with our mobile key cutting service
Broken latch on a communal door in PO19, June 6th 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the block of flats and assessed the lock type. The latch wasn’t repairable. We ordered a new lock and installed the part the next day. Problem solved
New homeowner with missing keys in Westergate, May 29th 2021
Solution - 2 locks had no keys, the workshop and the side door. We changed the rim lock on the workshop first and then had to gain access to a wooden side door. We noticed the door wasn’t locked, but their was too much paint on the door and it had become stuck to the frame. With a big pull, the door opened. The door was then planed and a new British Standard sashlock was installed to the external door.
Upvc door lock issue in Easthampnett PO18 - 15th May 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the rear uPVC door issue. The key turned in the cylinder on the external but wouldn’t turn internally. A lock change was required, so we installed a snap safe Euro cylinder lock. Door now locks perfectly
Front doors have various issues in Aldwick - 11th May 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and assessed the issues. The double opening composite doors had multiple issues. The slave door required realignment and servicing. The main door required realignment and new chrome handles due to an incorrect spindle installed. All jobs completed in one visit!
Upvc window will not close - Southbourne, PO18 - 26th April 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home at an arranged time. The base of the window was hitting the frame. We checked the hinges and noticed that they operated fine but were slightly lower than they should. We loosened the screws and adjusted both hinges. The window now closed and no new parts were required
Faulty lock in Bosham, 20/4/21
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the public house ASAP. We removed the handles and lock from the wooden door. The latch spindle on the handle had snapped but the lock was functioning correctly. We made sure they could lock their front door temporarily, and then returned the next morning with the new handles. Problem solved
Rear French doors will not lock in Bosham - April 10th 2021
Solution - This previous customer contacted Lockforce as they knew what service to expect. We arrived within a few hours of the call. We diagnosed the gearbox as faulty, and replaced the part with our fully stocked van. The multipoint lock was now all working fine after a few minor hinge adjustments
Lost front door key to their home in Chichester, PO19 - 04/04/2021
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester advised the homeowner to change their front door lock as the key that was lost had key rings attached which were personalised. We completed the lock change with a snap safe lock. Happy customer!
Elderly lady lost keys to front door in Sidlesham - 29/3/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester firstly changed the front door Upvc lock. As this wasn’t the first time there was an issue with gaining access for the carers, Lockforce installed a key safe on the external wall. This now meant the carers could have the code to gain access in the future is this happens again
Customer requiring access to their security safe IN Sidlesham, 11/03/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths spoke to the customer beforehand and asked for pictures of the safe. We could then assess whether we were confident in gaining access. As the batteries were flat, we knew we could gain access via the key override option. We attended the property, picked the lock and access was gained non-destructively
UPVC door won’t lock in Southbourne - 28/02/2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the house. The door was slightly misaligned but also had various other issues. The hinges had no adjustments on them. We removed the keeps to identify which was the issue. We also removed the the mechanism and noticed the gearbox was heavily worn and rusty. We replaced the gearbox and realigned the keeps. The door now closes and locks
New homeowners requiring multiple lock upgrades and repairs to their beach house, Selsey - 20/02/2021
Solution - Lockforce Chichester attended the home and conducted a free home security survey. All the external doors had rust and corrosion issues. We returned the following week and installed new uPVC handles and multi point locking mechanisms to all doors. All the locks were keyed alike which meant the 6 doors can all be opened with the use of the same key.
Office in Runcton PO20 requiring a commercial locksmith for various lock repairs - 01/02/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the local offices. We changed 2 mailbox locks (cam locks). We then serviced their push bars to their fire exit doors. A key had broke in the lock of the filing cabinet, so we extracted the key. We then cut multiple keys for them with our mobile key cutting locksmith service.
Residents having issues with their communal entry door in PO19 - 20/01/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the issue. Firstly, we needed to do some door repair work by adjusting the hinges and the pressure on the door closer. We then assessed the access control system and adjusted the timer on the ’trades’ button as this was allowing the door to unlock to anyone 24/7.
Communal door not engaging with strike release - 04/01/21
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the block of flats. With the door not closing, the communal areas were cold and draughty. We realigned the hinges on the wooden door and also adjusted the pressure on the door closer. The door now engages into the strike release latch and keeps the tenants safe and warm
New shop requiring new locks in Selsey - 04/12/20
Job - Change existing locks and install a new deadlock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Chichester attended the commercial premises. There was 2 doors that required new lock. The first door required a roller night latch changed to a standard night latch and also we fresh-cut a new British Standard (BS3621) deadlock to give the wooden door 2 locks for security and insurance compliance. We then changed the night latch on the other door and installed new handles. All locks were in chrome. We also cut multiple keys on-site. All keys tested and therefore guaranteed with our mobile key cutting service.
Door will not open to a charity shop in Bosham - 01/12/20
Job - Attend and gain access. Repair lock
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the property. The shop owner had the right key but it was not engaging the levers in the sashlock. We cut an extra key off the original key. We then filed the spare key bit by bit and eventually the door opened! We replaced the lock with a British Standard sash lock. We cut multiple extra keys on-site for all the staff.
Customer locked in their home in Bosham - 15/11/2020
Job - Lockforce asked the customer plenty of questions in advance so we knew all the options for gaining entry. The homeowner even had permission from the neighbour for us to gain access via their garden!
Solution - Upon arrival, we noticed straight away that the key cover on the escutcheon was wedged between the wooden door and the frame. We knocked the key cover upwards and back into its original place. This removed the pressure of the deadlock bolt engaged in the frame. The customer turned the key and the door opened!
Door not locking in Lavant - 02/11/2020
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester checked the uPVC door and it locked perfectly with the door in the open position. Therefore the door had an alignment issue. With the door closed we could see the door had dropped a little so adjusted the correct hinges. The door latch also needed aligning. Once these adjustments were made the hooks and rollers engaged perfectly into their keeps in the door frame. Problem solved!
Renovated apartment requiring new locks in Stockbridge - 18/10/2020
Job - Change external locks to apartment for security reasons.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the ground floor flat. The flat has had multiple workmen in over the last 2 months and they had keys to gain access. Now the owner has moved back in they wanted to feel secure that they have the only keys to their home. We changed the euro cylinder locks to the external doors, and now they feel safe!
Lost keys to all doors in Bosham - 10/10/2020
Job - To replace all locks to external doors ASAP.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the home within one hour of the call. We measured all the Upvc doors so we could install the correct size euro cylinder locks. On their French doors we installed keyed-alike locks which means both sides of the doors could be locked with the same key. All locks were changed in one visit and the customer is now safe and secure.
Door lock not functioning correctly in Chichester - 05/10/2020
Job - assess the lock and see if replacement required.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester assessed the oval cylinder lock and found it to be faulty. This lock was installed by Lockforce recently and as we offer 12 month guarantee on our work, we installed a new lock at no charge to the customer.
Key not turning fully in lock on uPVC door in Chichester- 05/10/2020
Job - assess the full mechanism and repair.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the home. We removed all the mechanisms and serviced them. After putting all the parts back in the door and making a slight adjustment to the handles, the problem was solved.
Ultion lock issue to side and rear door in Chichester - 15/09/2020
Job - Assess issue and resolve.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Chichester attended the home. Both locks worked fine with the door in the open position. The front door needed realigning of the top keep and a minor hinge adjustment. The front door was now ok. The side door was bowed, therefore the hooks were not engaging smoothly into their keeps. The solution here is to change the new door.
Wooden door hard to open in Chichester - 29/08/2020
Job - to assess door and make adjustments.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester could see the door was aligned ok. The latch keep and the latch case were both the issue. We serviced the locking mechanism to make it easier to turn the key. We then realigned the latch keep. Problem solved!
New homeowner requiring all locks to be changed - 16/08/2020
Job - To change all external locks and assess current levels of security to their home.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended the new home as soon as the existing keys had been exchanged. Lockforce changed external locks with anti-snap cylinder locks. We then upgraded their ground floor window handles to all have key locks on them.
UPVC handle fallen off the front door on Lavant - 14/08/2020
Job - To install new white handles.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Chichester always has a large range of uPVC handles available in their van. We had the right size and changed the customers handles. As the customer liked them so much we changed their rear door handles also!
Locked out and keys in the lock on the inside - 05/08/2020
Job - Gain access for the customer.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended the emergency straight away. We gained access non-destructively using a locksmith letterbox tool, therefore no damage was caused. Customer was then back inside safe and secure!
Containers broken into in Westergate - 16/07/2020
Job - to re-secure 4 containers on a building site.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the site. The first container required a heavy duty container padlock to keep it secure. We then gained access to a damaged container and installed a British Standard deadlock for security. Keys had also been stolen on a tool chest. We gained access and re-secured the chest with 2 deadlocks.
Door will not lock - 07/07/2020
Job - Customer has installed a new handle and the door will not lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home and assessed the Upvc door. The handles had been installed out of line as they weren’t the correct handles. They were just a few millimetres out which meant the euro cylinder cam was getting stuck in the gearbox. We slightly made the holes larger in the upvc door and then the handles fitted flush with the lock and the spindle. Problem solved.
Doors not opening to a restaurant closed in lockdown - 22/06/2020
Job - To give a quote to repair the issues.
Solution - With our FREE call out service, Lockforce attended and gave the employee a free no obligation quote to resolve the 2 locks that were faulty. The restaurant is due to open soon, so hopefully they will accept my quote!
Upvc door won’t open - 15/06/2020
Job - to gain access and resolve locking mechanism issue.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths gained access by using a door spreader and disengaging a hook. The locking strip was removed and serviced. We also then realigned the door by adjusting the hinges. The door then closed and locked perfectly!
Rear gate won’t lock in Chichester, PO19 - 06/06/2020
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the house via the rear unlocked gate. The lock was tested the door open and it worked fine, therefore we needed to realign the bolt keep. A minor adjustment and the bolt engaged perfectly.
Tenant locked out of bedroom in Chichester - 27/05/2020
Job - Tenant’s key not engaging in lock.
Solution - 24hr Lockforce Locksmiths attended the property late at night. Non-destructive access was gained to the bedroom door. The latch was removed and the faulty part was found. We installed a new nightlatch case and the problem was solved!
Key to garage door lost in Chichester - 19/05/2020
Job - Customer lost their only key and had no spare key to access car in garage.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester picked the lock and gained non-destructive access. We both checked to see if the key was mislaid somewhere in the garage. As we couldn’t find it, a lock replacement was installed.
Customer in Chichester PO19 could not lock door - 06/05/2020
Job - Wooden front door would not lock or close due to a faulty night latch.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the emergency. We removed the night latch and took off the casing. A spring had come loose internally. We reinstalled the spring and the lock worked perfectly again! No new lock needed....happy customer!
Care worker couldn’t access key safe in Westgate, PO19 - 29/04/2020
Job - A care worker contacted Lockforce Locksmiths and explained the usual code for the key safe wasn’t working but the elderly lady in the home was safe.
Solution - Emergency Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the home. Firstly , we confirmed the care workers identification. The key safe’s protective cover was missing and this has caused excessive wear on the pin code pad. After discussion with the care worker’s agency, the best solution was to install a new key safe. We gained access to the old key key safe and then installed a replacement….with the same code!
Rear upvc door won’t open in Selsey, Chichester - 24/04/2020
Job - Bottom hook was stuck and stopping the door from opening.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the HMO. All the hooks had retracted apart from the bottom one. Using a door spreader, we managed to create a gap between door and frame and move the hook inwards. The door opened. We then removed the multi point lock and serviced all the parts. After minor realignment the door closed and locked perfectly. No new parts required!
Customer locked out in Chichester, PO19 - 21/04/2020
Job - Lady in distress contacted Lockforce Locksmiths and explained the door had closed and their oven was on!
Solution - As an emergency locksmith, we attended the home asap. We gained access non-destructively via the letterbox using a locksmith tool. One relieved customer!
Homeowner’s car locked inside their garage in Tangmere, PO20 - 20/04/2020
Job - Customer lost their key to the garage and needed access asap.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the customers home with their rapid response emergency service. We gained access by picking the lock using a locksmith tool. The door was then opened with no damage caused to the garage. We then changed the lock to an upgraded anti-snap lock and supplied the customer with 3 keys. Problem solved!
New local commercial premises required multiple keys in PO19 Chichester - 16/04/2020
Job - Shop owner explained that their new supermarket only had a few keys per lock and they required multiple keys cut for their key holders.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Chichester provide a mobile key cutting service. We cut various keys for all their exterior doors on the premises. We tested every key to guarantee they all worked. Happy shop owner!
Customer locked out in Chichester, PO19 - 08/04/2020
Job- Elderly lady left her key on the inside of the door and the door closed.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the emergency with a rapid response. Access was gained via non-destructive locksmith techniques. The customer explained this has happened a few times before. Lockforce recommended a key safe so that the lady had access to a spare key outside the property (with their own pin code). They agreed and we installed a key safe.....happy customer!
Glass smashed on side door in PO19 Chichester - 02/04/2020
Job - Customer accidentally broke a small panel of glass on their side door, leaving the property unsafe.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester agreed a time to attend. We boarded up the window to ensure the property was safe and secure as a temporary measure until the glass can be replaced. Customer was relieved and feels safe!
Customer locked out of their apartment.in Chichester - 31/03/2020
Job - A customer rang Lockforce and explained the door has shut behind them and will not open.
Solution - Lockforce attended the emergency lock-out within 15 minutes of the call. I analysed the lock first to see what locksmithing tools were required to gain access. Access was gained via the letterbox and the customer was back inside.
Key lost for bike padlock in Chichester - 22/03/2020
Job - To gain access so the bike could be used again.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in Southbourne. As the keys had been mislaid, the padlock had no further security benefit. Therefore, we gained access by grinding the padlock. This was done quickly and safely ensuring no damage to the new bike.
Flat being converted in to an 'Air BnB' in Chichester - 17/03/2020
Job - To install multiple locks to cupboards and kitchen doors.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester asked the customer to send me multiple photos with measurements. We could then supply and install the locks a lot quicker. 2 kitchen locks and 2 cupboard locks were installed the next day. All locks were keyed-alike. This means the owner can open all locks by using just one key.
Increase security within the home in Chichester - 08/03/2020
Job - Customer would like cupboard locks installed throughout their home in Felpham.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester contacted the customer to see what locks were required. The customer sent lots of pictures through. 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.
Commercial business could not lock their gate in Chichester - 01/03/2020
Job - The latch on the gate had snapped off and needed replacing, as well as new handles.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property and took measurements and photos of the required parts. We sourced the lock and handles. They were fitted ASAP and now the premises are safe and secure.
Front door jammed in Chichester – 18th February 2020
Job - Composite door wouldn’t open when pulling the handle downwards.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in Fishbourne. The front door was unlocked but the hooks and rollers in the multi-point locking system were stuck in their keeps. Lockforce used a non-destructive technique to open the door by creating more space within the door frame and releasing the hooks from their ‘keeps’. The door now opened. I then noticed the multi point locking system was faulty. Lockforce made the door temporarily safe with an overnight locking system. A replacement part was ordered and was installed the next morning. The door is now safe and fully secure for the customer!
Commercial front door wouldn’t lock in Chichester - 10th February 2020
Job - Lockforce were advised by the landlord to attend the property and to repair or replace the lock.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths attended the shop in Chichester high street. It was clear to see the lock in the wooden door was not aligning with the keep smoothly. We removed the keep and made a minor adjustment - problem solved!
French doors would not lock in Chichester - 30th January 2020
Job - Realign doors to allow the locking points to engage smoothly.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in Westgate. We assessed the alignment of the locking points to see what hinges required adjusting. Once these were adjusted the door closed smoothly which then allowed the key to turn in the lock and keep the homeowner safe!
Composite door alignment issue in Westergate, Chichester - 20th Jan 2020
Job - Front door will not lock in a composite door.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester 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 the Multi Point locking system was fitted incorrectly. 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 and close securely. We then identified what hinges required adjustment for the composite door to engage and close smoothly. The hinges were adjusted and the door could now close and be locked safely and securely! One very happy customer!
uPVC conservatory door would not lock in Eastergate – 10th January 2020
Job - Realign French doors
Solution - Lockforce attended the home at an arranged time. We assessed the alignment of the door. A few adjustments of the hinges was required to enable the hooks to extend into their ‘keeps’ smoothly. As part of our normal service, we lubricated all the mechanisms and ensured the customer was safe and secure
New homeowner has no key for their garage in Chichester - 2nd January 2020
Job - New homeowner requiring new lock and keys to their garage in their new home.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester attended the garage in Fishbourne. Access was gained non-destructively. The lock was installed with an upgraded and more secure anti snap lock. The existing parts of the mechanism were also serviced and now working freely. The customer can now store their belongings in their safer and more secure garage!
Car locked in garage in Chichester - 14th December 2019
Job - Customer in Eastergate had lost both keys to their large garage. They could not gain access via the garage door or side door.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property and decided to gain access via the side door first. We gained access non-destructively by using a 2-in-1 pick on the mortise lock. Once inside the garage, we could open the garage door via the internal mechanisms. Problem solved! Customer is now reunited with their car!
Customer requiring various lock changes to their new home in Chichester - 5th December
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce and said they required various window handles with key locks and a few wooden doors realigned.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in Bosham. We replaced the UPVC window handles with new handles that can be locked with a key. The wooden doors then needed attention as the bolt was engaging in the keep. We realigned the keep with minor woodwork alterations. Job done! Whilst there, we took the opportunity to assess the locks on 7 UPVC doors. These were all new, but came with factory fitted snap locks. These offer little protection to the property. We recommended the Ultion cylinder lock. The customer will let me know!
Key not turning in lock in Chichester - 29th November 2019
Job - Customer wanted their lock repaired and all their other locks surveyed.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the home in Southbourne. We surveyed all the locks on the exterior doors as 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 an anti-snap cylinder lock. They also wanted their new locks to work off one key (keyed alike), which we can do also. Customer now has new smooth working locks which offer more security to their home, family and valuables!
Locked out in the cold - 17th November 2019
Job - Lockforce received a call from a distressed customer. They had locked themselves out in the cold and had no jacket on.
Solution- Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester responded to the emergency ASAP. We arrived within 20 mins and asked the customer to sit in our warm van. We gained access non-destructively straight away. The customer was back in their warm home safe and secure.
Key would not turn in the lock - 7th November 2019
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce and asked us to attend asap.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester provided a rapid response and attended the emergency. We realised the customer had left a key in the lock on the internal side. Using a locksmith tool, we managed to remove the internal key. The door unlocked and the customer was inside in the warm.
Snapped key in their lock in Chichester - 31st October 2019
Job - Customer called me from Lavant. Their key had snapped in the lock in their Upvc door.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichsester attended their house within 30 mins. As the customer was distressed, my priority was to ensure the customer was safe and warm in this cold and wet weather. I kept the customer warm by insisting they stayed in my van with my jacket around them. I then extracted the snapped key nice and quickly using an extraction tool. As the cylinder lock wasn’t engaged, access was straight forward using non-destructive locksmith methods. I explained to the customer the reason for the key snapping was the front door needed realigning. I adjusted the hinges and the door closed safely and securely. Emergency over - customer safe and secure!
Key snapped in front door lock in Littlehampton - 23rd October 2019
Job - A customer in Findon contacted Lockforce and explained they would like their windows opened.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended and released all the locks on the windows via locksmithing methods. All the handles were very old and discoloured. We replaced all 6 handles with nice clean white uPVC handles with key locks. The customer can now enjoy fresh air!
Distressed customer in Emsworth - 10th October 2019
Job - Customer called to say they had their key snapped in front door lock, so she was locked out and had 2 young children in the car wanting their dinner
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the emergency in quick time. When I attended, the customer had noticed the back door was unlocked! However, their front door key was still stuck in the lock .The key came out within seconds using the correct extraction 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!
New homeowner in Selsey requiring a change of locks - 2nd October 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 Chichester explained to the customer that we are available 24/7, so we arranged to install the 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 peace of mind that they are safe and secure as they are now the sole owner of the keys to their new home.
Customer snapped key in lock in Chichester - 23rd September 2019
Job- Customer had snapped their key after a night of celebrating and needed access to their flat.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the HMO property in Emsworth 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 inside their home within 15 minutes of us attending!
Commercial property requiring extra security in Chichester - 8th September 2019
Job- A shop owner in Emsworth called Lockforce, asking for increased security between their shop floor and the warehouse.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the commercial premises. Lockforce recommended a digital push button door lock on the wooden door separating the shop from the warehouse as the best security solution for them. Digital locks can be coded, meaning the shop owner can choose a memorable password for gaining access. This also means the staff do not require a key for entry, they just need to push in the correct code. Lockforce installed the lock mechanism and the shop owner now has a safer and secure shop!
Security upgrade to front door in Emsworth - 6th September 2019
Job - Customer wanted their security increased and requested advice.
Solution - The customer informed me of their concerns due to a recent intrusion in their block of flats. Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester gave free home security advice to the customer. Various recommendations were made and the customer decided to upgrade their current cylinder lock to an Ultion BS3621 3-star rated lock. This lock is Police and Insurance Approved. This lock comes with a £1000 guarantee that an intruder will not gain access through this lock. We also provided bluetooth-powered key rings, so they can locate their Ultion key in seconds from their smartphone.
Lock stuck in the door in Chichester - 28th August 2019
Job - Install new internal handle on study room, but existing handle stuck in the door
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the customer’s house at a planned time. The internal handle was removed using locksmith tools. The new handle had a lock, so the customer could keep their home office safe. Minor woodwork adjustments were made to the door and the lock was installed. Whilst at the customer’s property, the front door was also serviced as the customer was fed up with their squeaky door!
Overnight car intruder in Ermsworth - 20th August 2019
Job - Customer had their wallet stolen out of the car in their driveway.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received the emergency call and attended the customers property. A full home security survey was undertaken and the recommendations were presented to the homeowner. They agreed to have all locks upgraded on all 5 external 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 installed. The garage door lock was also replaced with a new anti snap lock. As part of our service, all doors were serviced and aligned for free!
Front door jammed in Chichester - 13th August 2019
Job - Composite door wouldn’t open when pulling handle down
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the property in East Witterings. The front 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 multi point locking system was faulty. Lockforce made the door temporarily safe with an overnight lock. A replacement part was ordered and was installed the next morning. The door is now safe and fully secure.
Extra home security required in Chichester - 7th August 2019
Job - Customer had a disabled son who kept letting himself out of their rear uPVC door. Customer said they wanted new locks on the kitchen door.
Solution - I surveyed the options and noticed the rear door had a thumb turn lock. For safety reasons, I explained to the customer that replacing the thumb turn lock with a key lock cylinder is the safest and simplest option, rather than installing a new lock on their uPVC door. I changed the lock and also serviced the locking points for free! Happy customer!
Customer locked out in the boiling heat in Chichester - 29th July 2019
Job - Customer rang Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester and explained that they had a key, but it wasn’t working in their night latch (Yale) lock.
Solution - Lockforce attended to the emergency in West Wittering. Non-destructive access was gained. The problem was the tail on the rim cylinder lock was not engaging with the Nightlatch. The Nightlatch had become loose from the wooden door. The screws were tightened and the lock mechanism now engaged with the lock. Problem solved!
Lock change required immediately in Chichester - 24th July 2019
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce to inform me their family members property has been entered twice by someone that shouldn’t have access
Solution- Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester attended the property at the time agreed. We offered security advice for the whole property. A new antisnap thumbturn cylinder lock was installed on the front door and the customer said they felt more safe and secure with a new lock
Dog walkers locked out in the dark - 15th July 2019
Job- Lockforce received a call at 10pm from a homeowner in Tangmere who was locked out with 3 dogs. The customer explained what locks they had so that I could be prepared to bring the correct tools to their door.
Solution- Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester attended the emergency within 20 minutes of the call. We took the correct locksmith tools (and a torch!) to their door. Non-destructive access was gained within 5 minutes by using locksmithing methods. The dogs and the homeowners could now enjoy the rest of the night!
Customer’s DIY job gone wrong in Chichester - 8th July 2019
Job - A homeowner rang Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester to say they had taken their BS3621 Night Latch (Yale lock) off so they could paint the wooden door, but they could not attach the lock back on!
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in North Mundham. 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!
Wooden door to a lodge would not open in Westergate - 3rd July 2019
Job- Locksmith Locksmiths in Chichester received an emergency call at midnight. Customer explained they have shut their door and now it won’t open. The keys are on the inside.
Solution - Lockforce attended the local call within 15 minutes. We assessed the door lock mechanism and looked at all options to gain access non-destructively. The handle was not engaging with the spindle in the lock. We removed the handles and noticed the grub screws were loose and the spindle had retracted from the handle. We re-installed the handles correctly and the door opened!
Customer locked out of home - 27th June 2019
Job - Customer lost keys and needed access to their home ASAP
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the emergency with our rapid response service. We first analysed all the opportunities of entry. The front door was secured with a mortice lock and a night latch (Yale) lock. The uPVC rear door was secured by a euro cylinder. Lockforce used our locksmith expertise and gained access through the rear door. We advised the customer to change their locks as the keys could now be in someone else’s possession. All locks were changed. The rear uPVC door had an upgraded anti snap lock installed and the mortice lock on the wooden front door was upgraded to a BS3621 5 lever insurance approved lock.
Family locked out in East Wittering - 17th June 2019
Job - customer called from to say they have left their keys inside their home. The whole family are locked out, but have a car to wait in.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Chichester 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 locks assessed. Lockforce offer this service for FREE.
Customer locked out in the rain in Chichester - 10th June 2019
Job - The customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester and explained the front door had shut on them and the keys were in the lock on the internal side. They luckily had a neighbour they could stay with until I could attend.
Solution - Lockforce arrived within 30 minutes to the emergency. Access was gained immediately and non-destructively using locksmith methods. Customer could now feel safe and secure back in their own home.
Cylinder lock change in Hambrook - 4th June 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended a Taylor Wimpey site as an existing lock in a commercial door had been installed incorrectly. Lockforce measured the lock and installed a correctly sized lock in its place. This lock was an anti-snap thumb turn lock which meant not only was their security increased, but the lock also complies with fire regulations.
Additional security reqiured in Chichester - 28th May 2019
The customer informed me of their concerns due to a recent intrusion at another flat in their block and so wanted to get some additional security to the wooden internal door to their flat. Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester gave free home security advice to the customer, various recommendations were made and the customer decided to upgrade their current cylinder lock to an Ultion BS3621 3 star rated lock. This lock comes with a £1000 guarantee that an intruder will not gain access through this lock. We also provided bluetooth-powered key rings, so they can locate their Ultion key in seconds from their smartphone!
Installing four bedroom locks in a multiple occupancy house in Chichester
A customer contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester as they wanted some locks fitting to doors within a multi occupancy house is Chichesrter. We attended the property 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 rooms in the event of an emergency.
Home security survey - Chichester - 10th May 2019
A customer contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester to request a FREE home security survey. After assessing all exit doors and windows, I provided the customer with my recommendations. The customer wisely upgraded all their locks and windows. I installed a British Standard (BS3621) night latch to the front door with new escutcheons. Window locks were also installed to the ground floor windows and sash jammers to the workshop windows. The other external doors had mortice door bolts installed with Ultion cylinder locks for maximum security. Finally, the rear uPVC french doors had keyed-alike anti-snap cylinders installed. The customer was very happy with the added security provided by Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester.
UPVC door not closing - 1st May 2019
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester attended the property in West Wittering. The UPVC door was surveyed and the door required realignment. It was explained to the customer that the recent weather change may have caused the UPVC door to expand. The customer wisely called Lockforce to have this issue addressed. Leaving your door with alignment issues causes stress to the other mechanical parts of the door (gearbox, multipoint locks, keys, cylinders, handles) and can be costly! Lockforce realigned the door, ensuring it closed smoothly. This will definitely save the customer a lot of money in the long run.
Quick access gained for customer locked out of house - April 27 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended an emergency call for a customer that was locked out of their house. I identified that the cylinder lock was not engaging with the Yale night latch as it had become loose from the wooden door. The problem was resolved by tightening the screws which allowed the lock mechanism to engage with the lock.
House secured following departure of tenant - Bosham, Chichester - 13th April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester were asked to assist a landlord whose tenant had left, but had not handed back the house keys. To ensure the owner of the house could keep his house safe and secure, I installed rim cylinder locks to two exterior wooden doors and an anti-snap cylinder lock to the rear UPVC side door. I also gave the landlord access to two bedrooms which the tenant had put locks on. I left the landlord with a property that was now safe and secure.
Clamp stuck on caravan wheel - 3rd April 2019
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended the caravan site and met the customer. They explained the issue thy have had installing this security clamp to their wheel. Lockforce noticed it was clamped on too tight and was wedged into the tyre. We were able to manoeuvre the clamp so that it was not as tight. Because the locking mechanism was not under pressure anymore, we used the key and the clamp unlocked! Customer happy as they can now continue with their holiday tour!
Customer locked out of their new home - 26th March 2019
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester attended within 20 mins of the emergency call. As the customer informed me over the phone that their keys were inside their home, I already knew that the door wouldn’t be deadlocked. Through our advanced locksmithing methods, I gained non-destructive entry via the letterbox. The customer took my advice, and a police-approved key safe was installed. This now means the customer will always have a spare key and they should have no further problems with staying safe and secure.
Customer lost padlock key to their bike in Chichester - 11th March 2019
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths met the customer at Chichester 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. After 15 minutes the padlock was cut open and the bike was returned to the customer’s home safely!
Customer lost their garage key.
Solution - As I was sent a picture of the lock type, I was able to order a new garage lock and install the next day for the customer. I gained unforced entry to the garage and replaced the lock. I also cut another spare key for the customer on-site, just to be on the safe side!
Customer was away on holiday in the UK, but couldn’t find their home Ultion door key on them.
Solution - Firstly, I waited for the customer to do their own searching. They called back within the hour to say their neighbour had found the key where he lives in his block of flats. I then visited the customer and offered some solutions to stop this re-occuring as this was the 3rd time it had happened. Firstly, we ordered a spare Ultion key and stored this in a police-approved key safe. We also ordered an Ultion Key Ring and downloaded theTrackR App on his smartphone. With this Ultion Key Ring the customer can now find his keys via his phone App. Happy customer!
Care worker locked out with elderly lady inside - AGINCARE called me to see if I could attend ASAP.
Solution- I arrived at the house within 30mins. I spoke to the care worker outside and they showed me the lock. I used a locksmiths letterbox tool and opened the door immediately. The care worker was back inside in the warm and able to look after her lady again!
Lost postbox key in Chichester
A customer rang me at 7am to say he had lost his postbox key, he explained he was expecting an important letter this morning so needed it changing urgently.
Solution - I attended to the customer’s property as soon as possible. I picked and replaced the cam lock within 5 minutes - happy customer!
A customer in Chichester called to say that they had lost one of their door keys to their apartment and that they wanted a high security lock replacement.
Solution - Since the customer wanted their 1 Star British Standard cylinder replaced within an equivalent standard or higher, I installed a 3 Star British Standard Ultion lock, one of the best on the market! The customer was extremely happy with the new lock and felt safe in his home
Job - A local estate agent called to explain their new tenant was moving in on a Tuesday morning and they were missing keys to the letterbox and storage room.
Solution - I arranged with the tenant to arrive at the most suitable time. I picked the letterbox lock and replaced it with a new key. I cut the padlock off of the storage room and also replaced the lock. The job was completed in just 20mins leaving the tenant to carry on unpacking!
25th October 2018
Job - Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester received a call from a customer to say their key had snapped whilst trying to get into their house and to make matters worse, they did not have access to their rear door either.
Solution - I looked at all the options to open the door. The customer informed that the wooden door had become quite stiff recently and they have to force the door open. So after spending a considerable amount of time trying to open the door non-destructively, I drilled the lock and opened the rear door. I then installed a new mortise lock and re-aligned the door.
15th October 2018 - Job - Customer’s front door was stuck closed
Problem - Customer rang Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester to say her front door latch was stuck, but she has alternative access to the house, so it is not an emergency.
Solution - As the latch was internally broken a new lock was required. The customer supplied me with a new BS3621night latch they wanted to be fitted. So I removed the existing cylinder and latch and replaced the lock, with just a few minor woodwork alterations. The door shut nice and smoothly and the customer was very happy!