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Lockforce Locksmith Chichester - Your Local Emergency Mobile Locksmith Covering Chichester and surrounding area

A Fast And Responsive Emergency Locksmith Service in Chichester. DBS Checked and Recommended by Customers. Call Lee on 01243 252106

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Lockforce Chichester

Lee Dray

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01243 252106

Customer Reviews

Lockforce Chichester is rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews.

About me...

by Lockforce Locksmiths in  Chichester

Hello, my name is Lee Dray and I am the owner and manager of Lockforce Locksmiths in Chichester and the surrounding areas. I am a local family man and I am making it my mission to provide the best level of security to my neighbours and their friends and families. My motto is ‘Keeping You Safe’ and this really is what I strive to do.

Do you know how safe and secure your home or business is? I bet you don’t and that’s okay as I offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION HOME SECURITY CHECK. So why not take advantage of this opportunity and book an appointment with your local, trusted, qualified and insured Lockforce technician.


  • No call out fees
  • 1-year quality workmanship guarantee
  • Public liability up to £5 million
  • DBS certificate

I'm pleased to be able to provide (but not limited to) the following services...

  • FREE home security survey
  • British standard, insurance approved locks as standard
  • Lockouts - 24/7 emergency locksmiths
  • Door and window re-aligning
  • Mobile key cutting to your home of office
  • Insurance work
  • Safe access
  • Mortice locks
  • uPVC doors and window locks
  • Only high security locks used
  • Additional security devices such as Sash-jammers
  • Master key sets
  • High security locks
  • Broken key extraction 
  • Conservatory lock repair and replacement
  • Filing cabinet lock replacement
  • Door bolts, bars and latches
  • Keyed alike
  • Key safes
  • Window and door lock repairs and upgrades

my customers...

  • Residential & Commercial
  • Letting & Estate agents
  • NHS
  • Police
  • Schools
  • Insurance providers
  • Housing association


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 on 01243 252106, 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.

Call Lee Dray, your local expert locksmith in Chichester today on 01243 252106 if you wish to know more about our 24 HOUR services.


Lockforce Locksmiths now have over 2000 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.

My reviews are publicly posted online and are checked and vetted by external sources. If you would like to see what my customers say about me, please take a look under the reviews section at the bottom of this page.

Call Lee for a rapid response from your Local Locksmith in Chichester today on 01243 252106 and I aim to be with you in 10-45 minutes, 24 hours a day.


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. 

Locked out of your property? Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester today on 01243 252106 for 24 hour emergency service.


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).


If you are unsure whether your locks offer sufficient protection to your property, contact Lockforce Locksmith Chichester for a FREE home security survey on 01243 252106.

Recent jobs

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!

Lost key!

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

"Missing keys"

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!


Door wouldn't close, Lee solved problem quickly and gave great service. Definitely recommend him.



Lee was knowledgeable, polite, professional and worked in a timely manner. I would most definitely use his service again.



Lee Dray was excellent and offered a very professional service.
Very prompt visit to discuss requirements and costs given.
Returned and completed first class job.
Would definitely recommend him.


Mrs M

Great service


Nick Soley

We found Lee to be very knowledgeable and professional. We required a number of different services this included locks for our metal windows, bolts for our glass doors and replacement of Ultion locks to other doors. The jobs were undertaken on time, quick and tidy. We would have no hesitation recommending Lee to anyone. We called a number of other locksmiths in our area and when we mentioned metal windows they all refused to help.. But not Lee... Thanks again Lee for a great job The new Ultion locks are great and give us peace of mind.


QED Finance

Very happy with service and good price too. Will use Lee again if I ever need to


Mrs Drummond

Lee came around at short notice and gave me lots of free security advice. I really appreciate the friendly service and will be definitely using him soon. Thank you Lee


Sonia Jones

Many thanks to Lee for his prompt reply to my call. Knows what he’s taking about and no job too small. He was able to give me a price for his services up front so I had no nasty surprises. Highly recommended and would use again


Roland butter

Great service. Lee turned up within 30 minutes of my call and identified problem straight away and fixed door lock there and then.


Sarah Jones

We have had a problem fora while with our door and Lee fixed it. Very happy with door now


C Perril

Excellent service. Lee was very professional and polite. After removing the D lock from the bike he even dropped the bike home for me, to save me waiting around. I would recommend his service.


Sonia Haywood

Having used Lee before, I used him again as his service is excellent. He is very polite and does his job very well. He sold me a lock with extra keys which I was so happy with.


Caroline Dunn

Turned up quickly, solved problem straight away. Very happy with service will use again.


M Dunn

Lee was very thorough and done a very good job. Tidied up well and gave some good recommendations


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Vijay Laxami

Was very helpful and informative. Very happy with new lock. Was very nice to talk to and helped carry my post as well.


Kevin Cavanagh

Very friendly. Was very thorough and hard working. Door a lot better now.


Mr Scales

Lee arrived on time and got on with the job quickly and was very helpful and polite. Would recommend him


Nicola Norris

Lee turned up on time and was very helpful and professional. He replaced my door lock and I was very satisfied with the service and the price.


J. Gwilym

Lee offered excellent customer service, resolved the issue quickly. I would definitely recommend him.


A. Coort

Happy with lock. Had extra keys cut which was great. Would recommend to others.


Mark Prosser

Turned up on time, well presented and very polite. Would recommend to friends.


Karen Whitehead

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Customer Reviews

Lockforce Chichester is rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews.

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Areas Covered


Counties Covered

West Sussex

Postcodes Covered

PO18, PO19, PO20