Welcome to Lockforce Locksmith Clacton on Sea.
With no call out charge or VAT to pay call Alan on 01255 564 564.
All of our customers can expect the following as standard:
- Locks that meet insurance standards
- No Call Out Fee
- 12 Months Quality Guarantee
- I also have Insurance / Public Liability Cover to the Sum of £5 Million
- Police DBS Check which I always carry with me.
3 time winner of the prestigious Customer Service award presented by the Forces Group Ltd (2020, 2021, 2022).
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton-on-Sea offer a number of emergency locksmith services 24 hours a day including the following:
- Mobile key cutting in Clacton
- Clacton-on-Sea 24/7 locksmith service
- Window lock repairs
- Snapped lock replacement
- Key extraction
- Sash jammers
- Mortice locks
- Commercial locksmith work
- Window Locks
- Domestic locksmith work
- Eviction service
- Master Key Sets
- Filing cabinet locks
- Conservatory lock repairs and replacement
- Home locksmith service
- Business locksmith service
- British Standard Locks
- Ultions High Security Locks
- Anti-Snap Locks
- Anti-Drill Locks
Give us a call on 01255 564 564 and speak to Alan, your local locksmith in Clacton-on-Sea.
Mobile Key Cutting in Clacton
Lockforce locksmiths in Clacton offer an emergency key cutting service whilst you wait. We do this in our van at your location which allows you to know your key will work perfectly as we will test it ourselves to make sure it’s perfect for the job it is intended for. Our expert locksmiths in Clacton cut keys on a regular basis and have some of the most advanced mobile key cutting equipment. Our key cutting even comes with a guarantee!
For more information on expert 100% will work key cutting services in Clacton on Sea call an expert locksmith with state-of-the-art equipment on 01255 564 564.
Clacton Mortice Locks
Mortice locks are most commonly found on older wooden doors both externally and internally. These locks are a great form of security as they are not easily picked or drilled. Mortice locks come in a few levels of security and standards which these are:
- 2 levers usually a toilet door
- 3 lever an internal door
- 5 lever an out building or internal fire door
- 5 lever British standard these are an insurance requirement for all wooden external doors.
These also come a range of Size the most common being 2.5’ and 3’ this is the size from the faceplate to the back of the lock. Other variation a door lock might have is a dead lock or a sash lock the difference being a sash lock needs a handle to depress the sash to open as a dead lock doesn’t have this feature. Your local locksmith in Clacton on Sea fit all types of mortice locks to a number of domestic and commercial properties across Clacton on Sea and the surrounding areas. As a trusted locksmith we will only get British standard locks to external doors as fitting anything less voids insurance and leaves you unprotected.
For more information on mortise locks or to have an appointment for and expert locksmith to come and fit one calls your local locksmith Alan on Clacton on Sea today on 01255 564 564
Clacton Euro Cylinder Locks
Euro cylinder locks come in many shapes and sizes the most common are:
- Half Euro usually found on garage door and shutter
- Euro cylinder these are the most common and on uPVC and composite doors
- Thumb turn cylinders these are on multiple occupancy houses or where ease of exit may be needed as there is no need for a key from the inside.
The Euro cylinders are usually a 6-pin lock unless a higher standard. All Euro cylinders come with a minimum of 3 keys that can be cut by your expert locksmith technician on site should you require more.
For more information on Euro cylinders call Alan day or night on 01255 564 564 - your local locksmith in Clacton on Sea.
Clacton Security Experts
Lockforce Locksmith’s in Clacton on Sea are experts in domestic and commercial security. We offer an expert 24 service for all your Locksmith and Security needs. Local and trusted we are the first choice for customers in Clacton on Sea who would like to make their building or homes safe and secure. We offer a number of services such as security surveys where we will come to see you and see what level your security is at and also recommend on what you / we can do to increase this. We upgrade locks to a British standard in line with the insurance requirements. We have a highest number of 5-star reviews of any other locksmith company so when you call Lockforce Locksmith’s In Clacton on Sea you will be getting a trusted expert locksmith whom is vetted and trained to the highest level at both locksmithing as-well as customer service.
Looking for an expert in Security services then look no further than Alan your 24 experts at Lockforce Locksmith’s in Clacton on Sea call now on 01255 564 564.
Lockforce Clacton Payment Options
We accept the following methods of payment:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Bank Transfer
All payments are collected once work is completed unless otherwise agreed.
ADDED SECURITY FOR THORPE PROPERTY, CO15 - 05/11/2023
Lockforce Clacton had the job of adding security on a solid wood door in Thorpe. After a spate of burglaries in this area, this property only had a night latch on the front door, not enough to stop an experienced burglar. I added a British standard mortice deadlock to secure this door. Mortice locks are the best way of securing wooden doors.
Keeping Clacton safe & secure - 29/10/23
Lots of work being done in the Clacton area this week, from Jaywick sands to frinton on sea and areas in between, replacing and repairing locks, hinges and realigning doors.
Spending two days giving security advice in Clacton, CO15 - 26/10/2023
Lockforce Clacton enjoyed the time spent in Clacton advising property owners on how to upgrade their property’s security. All the property’s had been burgled or attempted burglaries. My advice was taken up with all these, by adding 3 star cylinders to some doors and 5 lever British standard locks to others.
Upgrading locks in Holland on Sea, CO16 - 08/06/2023
Lockforce Clacton received an enquiry for an insurance company lock check on a lovely property in Holland on sea. The cylinders on three doors were standard so I advised 3 star police&insurance company approved ones. Also there were two mortice sash locks on two rear doors which were 3 lever, I advised 5 lever British standard to be installed. The home owners agreed to my recommendation and we installed them all the same day.
5 star review from happy Clacton customer, CO16 - 28/05/23
Lockforce Clacton received another lovely 5 star review this week after we helped a lovely couple repair their front doors locking mechanism after the gearbox failed. New one added door realigned and cleaned. Now working as new
Lockforce Clacton trading standards approval
Lockforce Clacton gained approval from Essex trading standards this month as a member of their buy with confidence scheme. Going through a very stringent series of tests, checks and customer surveys, only gaining approval when all these checks are satisfied. Lockforce passed with honours
Lock picked in Clacton - 20/05/23
Lockforce Clacton received a call from a distressed lady who had misplaced her keys and required help with gaining access to her home. The locksmith picked the lock open and changed the locks for security purposes.
New window hinge in Clacton, CO15 - 04/05/23
We were called to look at a window that would not close, the hinge had broken. As we carry a very large stock of parts, we had on the van to replace straight away. Leaving a very relieved customer.
Security inspection in Frinton, CO15 - 13/05/23
Lockforce Clacton received a call asking for a security survey as we offer these free of charge, we booked the job in the very next day. This time the house was very large 6-bedroom house to it did take over an hour to go over every window door and even garden gate and shed. Advice was given and accepted, and we installed the new locks within two days 3-star cylinders and British standard locks were installed for insurance compliance.
New window lock for home in Holland on sea, CO15 - 15/4/23
Lockforce Clacton helped an elderly man secure his downstairs window when the lock failed. We replaced two locking handles to match. Now secure again.
Extra security for holland-on-sea door, Clacton, CO15 - 09/04/23
Lockforce Clacton had a lovely job of adding an extra mortice deadlock to a door in holland on sea. For an elderly man who wanted to feel more secure. The lock was a British standard 5 lever mortice deadlock. Keeping them safe&secure in Clacton
Replacing electric lock for manual lock, CO15 - 02/04/23
Lockforce Clacton had the job of replacing a Yale electronic door lock after it failed. This battery powered locks can be problematic and not advised to be used on the entrance door of a block of flats as this one was. It would have been used hundreds of times and would be easily abused. I replaced the locking system with a handle and cylinder operated by a key.
Failed door lock in Jaywick, CO16 - 26/3/23
This door had been hard to lock for some time, so said the owner. I managed to get this door unlocked it had dropped out of alignment by a few millimetres. In fact the door was rubbing on the frame. I adjusted the hinges to allow the door to open and close then replaced the gearbox ( the part that operates the hooks/bolts). This door now works as it should.
New composite door gearbox installed Holland on sea, CO15 - 18/03/23
Lockforce Clacton were called in to repair a door that could not be locked. This door had its gear box fail (The gearbox is the part inside the door that the handles run through, activating the hooks/bolts) the gearbox was replaced and the door checked for alignment which was quite a bit out which makes the locking system work harder. This causes the gearbox fail. The door properly realigned all now works as new.
New keys for Frinton home owners, CO16 - 12/3/23
Lockforce Clacton were recommended to new homeowners by the house builder. The new home owners insurance company insisted on 3 star cylinders to be installed to all exterior doors for maximum security. As there was 8 new cylinders needed so 8 new keys I suggested having the cylinders made to be keyed alike so one key would open all 8 doors. A suggestion that was gladly accepted by the new residents
Broken door hinge in Clacton, CO16 - 03/03/23
Lockforce Clacton were called to help with a door problem after a handyman had tried to adjust this homeowner’s door as it had 'Dropped'. One of the hinges had been snapped after the handyman had hit it with a hammer to put it back into alignment. Here's a tip. Never hit a pvc door hinge with a hammer it will snap. I replaced the broken hinge for a new one and realigned the doors other two hinges. This door now works perfectly it opens and closes smoothly and deadlocks as it should.
Prospective new home owners in Frinton, CO16 - 24/02/23
Lockforce Clacton had a call asking for a quotation on a property that was being looked at as a purchase. The prospective new owners wanted to know that the windows and doors were all as safe and secure as possible. My advice was given as to how to improve the security and a quotation was sent by email. The next day the phoned me to say their bid was accepted and when they move in they have accepted my quotation and wanted the work done asap.
New window locking handles in Jaywick sands, CO15 - 16/2/23
Lockforce Clacton had a call asking if it were possible to secure the windows on a property that had no locks on their windows. I arranged to call in to have a look at what was needed and give a free quote on securing the property. The house was a 1020s built cottage style with wooden windows in very good condition so I advised adding locking handles to each of the windows for maximum security. My advice was accepted with my quotation and I installed 10 brass key locking handles. Keeping them safe & secure.
Another busy week in Clacton - 29/01/23
Lockforce Clacton finished this week on Sunday gaining entry to a flat that overlooks the sea on Clacton sea front. The owner had lost the key while out walking the dog. I arrived at 1pm to pick the locks open and very wisely decided to change the locks and keys to be sure of security.
Realigned patio doors for clacton property, CO16 - 20/01/2023
Lockforce Clacton were called to help with sticky sliding patio doors, these doors can and this time did drop so they were not sliding as nicely as they should. A simple adjustment was the key, now they have doors that work as they should. Sliding smoothly and locking securely.
New window lock for Clacton home - 06/01/2023
Clacton call out for lockforce to help a ground floor flat owner secure their window because the handle had broken and would not lock the window, as this was ground floor it was a security risk. I changed the broken handle for a new one which has a key to secure it.
Christmas eve in Clacton, CO15 - 24/12/22
Called out at 9pm on Christmas Eve to help a lady that had lost her keys, it took me 20 mins to get to her from Colchester and 2 mins to get her indoors, just as well as it was a very cold and wet evening.
Snapped key in Frinton, CO16 - 18/12/22
Lockforce Clacton had a rare call from a frinton customer asking for help with a snapped key , this key had broken because the lock had frozen and the key would not turn, so they used pliers to force it , causing it to snap, it had been so heavily twisted the whole cylinder had to be replaced because the key was stuck fast.
Locked in Clacton flat - 4/12/22
Lockforce Clacton had a very early morning call from a couple who had just found that their front door would not open , as they lived in a second floor flat it was their only exit, we rushed over to them to find the doors gearbox on the multipoint locking mechanism had failed, we managed to gain entry without damage to the door and replaced the gearbox then realigned the door by adjusting the hinges, door now working perfectly leaving them safe&secure
Jaywick west clacton , 25/11/22
We received the message online to quote on getting a Jaywick property's front door working better, this door had opening and closing problems .. I arranged to see the door to check out the problems, as soon as I turned up I could see that this door was out of alignment, but because the problem had been going on for months the gearbox had started to fail making it hard to lock.. Once I realigned this door and changed the gearbox this door worked perfectly again..
Holland on sea Clacton door repair - 12/11/22
Lockforce clacton had the job of restoring an older style pvc door for an elderly couple today when their door dropped and would not open, I arrived to find that the doors top hinge had broken, putting weight on the doors frame so not allowing the residents to open it, I gently lifted the door so it would open then braced it upright and replaced the broken top hinge, now working properly again I left two very happy people safe and secure.
High security locks for a Holland on sea - Clacton property - 19/11/22
Lockforce Clacton were called to a property in Holland on sea today as the new owners wanted new locks fitted to the property's doors, I advised 3-star police and insurance company approved cylinders for all the doors for insurance as well as security purposes, advice which was readily accepted.. locks installed and a lovely five-star Review was posted online.
Locked out in Jaywick, Clacton - 04/11/22
Lockforce Clacton recieved the call to help a Jaywick resident get back into their home after a shopping trip. They had found they had lost their keys. We had the necessary skills to open the door without damage and change the locks on the whole property , you will never know where the keys are so it's best to change locks for piece of mind.
Clacton man locked out of flats - 29/10/22
When the call came in at 5.30am I was awake sipping my favourite coffee. This guy was full of apologies for calling so early. I had to laugh because I had been up ready for an hour waiting for just such a call. Lockforce Clacton was on the way within 2 mins and arrived 20 minutes later to gain entry for a very relieved home owner, he was so pleased with our service he gave a five star review online.
Another little Clacton property upgraded their security - 21/10/22
Lockforce the experts in home security had the call today when a spate of burglary's in the area had worried these home owners, we arranged a free survey of the complete property to assess the properties weaknesses, we found three problems and advised British standard locks to three doors , which was approved by the family, as we carry everything we need to secure the home so this property is now secure from casual burglary.
New mortice lock for Jaywick in Clacton bungalow CO16 - 13/10/22
Lockforce clacton had the pleasure of meeting a retired air force pilot when he called to upgrade the lock on his front door, we installed a 5 lever British standard sash lock for maximum security. While I was there I checked all other doors and windows they were all fine, we had a chat about he's time in the Royal Air Force and an amazing time that was for him and a great story to tell, I told him he should write a book .
Clacton door realigning - 08/10/22
Lockforce clacton had the pleasure of realigning the doors on a new build property on a new estate in Thorpe Le soken. New builds generally have door realigning issues after a few weeks of installation ( at least these one do), it only takes a few minutes and generally lasts a very long time.. if you have opening / closing issues with your door call Alan.
Clacton lock surveys - 26/09/22
Lockforce Clacton had the pleasure of surveying a very large property in the outskirts of clacton for the purposes of security, I spent 1.5 free hours going over every door, window and checking shed locks as well, these property owners were delighted with my opinions on the security of their property they have booked me in the upgrade everything I advised on.
Lost door keys in Clacton - 15/9/22
Lockforce Clacton had a very early morning call asking for help getting back indoors as they had lost their key to the front door, I arrived to check the door to find that it had not been dead locked , meaning I could open it very, very easily without any damage, they had left the key inside the lock closed the door and never fully locked it in their rush to get to the party .. after I showed them how easy it was to open the door as it was not dead locked hopefully they have now learnt to lock the door properly.
Locked in a Clacton flat - 8/9/22
Lockforce Clacton had a very panicky call from an elderly couple that had their front doors lock fail they could not open it and they were inside with no other exit apart from windows, and they were in an upstairs flat, I arrived and gained entry without any damage to the door, unfortunately the multipoint locking mechanism Had failed, so I replaced the gearbox and realigned the door so it worked perfectly.. leaving my customers safe&secure.
Clacton new door locks installed - 2/9/22
Lockforce Clacton received a late call asking for help gaining entry to a home when the property owners had lost their keys, I arrived to find an older style door with mortice locks on it, I picked the mortice dead lock and the sash lock to open the door, I then had to change locks for new ones because we didn't know where the keys had gone, they could easily had been stolen, changing locks was the only sensible thing to do.
Clacton window lock replacement - 26/8/22
Lockforce clacton received the call to help with a window that wouldn't lock. This job was urgent as it was ground floor. I arrived to find the windows locking mechanism had failed. I replaced the mechanism with a newer modern style as well as new handle leaving them safe & secure.
New window mechanism for Clacton flat - 19/8/22
Lockforce clacton received a call asking for help with a window that wouldn't lock, it was on a first floor flat which under normal circumstances would need a big ladder to get to, fortunately for me the window opened sideways and was easy to get to the mechanism which had failed, I changed the mechanism and left my customers safe&secure.
Patio door failure in Clacton - 12/08/22
Lockforce Clacton received the call early that morning asking for help as the patio door would not lock and they both had to go to work. I arrived within 30 mins and straight away could see what the problem was, the door had dropped off the track due to wear. I adjusted the door to be able to close it and made an appointment to go back to replace the wheels under the door.
Clacton call out - 07/08/22
When the phone rang at midnight I automatically knew it would most likely be a customer with a lost key, and I was correct they had been to the pub and lost the keys to their home. I arrived just after 12-30:to be greeted by two happily drunken people laughing at their own misfortune. I opened the door changed the locks and left two very tired and very happy customers.
New door hinges in Clacton - 28/7/22
Lockforce Clacton received a call to help with a door that was very hard to close and open. I arrived to find that the doors hinges had been bent( probably children hanging on it ). I changed all three hinges and realigned the door, now they have a fully working door.
New window handles clacton - 24/7/22
Lockforce Clacton had the job of replacing 12 window handles on this beautiful property as the older style ones had no keys and were very worn, the newer handles are key locking stylish and ergonomic.. making the windows look modern and secure
Patio door lock in Clacton - 16/07/22
Just for information patio doors slide, French doors open outward. This set of doors are sliding pvc doors at least 20 years old they needed a good oiling along the rolling gear and a new cylinder, when all done these doors worked perfectly.
New door handles in Clacton - 12/07/22
This Particular door was in good condition appart from the paint was a little tired and the letterbox had fallen off. I removed the letterbox and handles, cleaned the door before giving it a coat of paint, when dry I installed the new letterbox and handles as well as realigning the door, now this door looks and works as new.
Clacton call out - 7/7/22
Lockforce Clacton had an early morning call needing assistance opening this customers front door as it would not open, it took a while but I did manage to gain entry without damage, finding the doors gearbox had failed, a small but vital part of the mechanism had broken leaving the door firmly locked, I replaced the gearbox and serviced the complete mechanism, leaving them with a fully repaired door
Clacton door repair - 9/7/22
I was called out to give a quotation on a door repair as this door had "problems" the locking mechanism was out of alignment and the cylinder and gearbox were very worn, as I have been involved with the home improvement industry for over 30: years I advised that a new door would cost at least £900 professionally installed , my repair cost would be under £350 and I guaranteed it would look and work like new, they agreed to repairs which I did there and then, when done I asked the owners to try it out they were both amazed that the door was working better than ever, and as I gave it a good clean it looked as new. Leaving two very happy customers
Keyed alike locks in Clacton - 04/07/22
Lockforce clacton was asked to survey a property in clacton to upgrade the locks. I advised changing locks on two doors for 3 star cylinders, bringing them up to insurance standards.
New window lock in Clacton - 01/07/22
We were asked to help with a windows locking mechanism when the handle would not turn. I arrived at the property to find the complete mechanism rusted, due to the weather seal not being there, I replaced the mechanism and the seal to weather proof the lock. Now working perfectly.
New locks for clacton home owners - 29/6/22
Lockforce clacton were called to replace the old locks on a property that was being restored The locks were mainly mortice locks installed to British standard.
3 star Ultion cylinders installed for clacton home owners - 26/6/22
We had the lovely job of surveying an older style property for insurance purposes the building had fantastic doors and windows in perfect condition, but the locking mechanisms let it down, upon my advise we upgraded the property's windows and doors to Insurance company compliance..
Two birds one stone in Clacton - 23/06/22
Lockforce Clacton received a call asking for help with a front door which had become locked shut. As soon as I had arrived I could tell the door had dropped so I propped it up and began to try and turn cylinder key, it unlocked the door but still wouldn't open. I knew then that the gearbox had failed, most likely because it had been put under pressure from the doors alignment. I managed to open the door and change the gearbox, one happy home owner, as I had just Finished the neighbours called me over to help with a door that would not lock, same problem it needed realignment which I did .. leaving two very happy property owners.
Locked out in Clacton - 04/06/22
Lockforce Clacton was called out to help a young mum who had lost her keys on a shopping trip with her two children, we arrived opened the door without damage and changed the lock keeping her safe & secure.
New composite door mechanism for Clacton-on-Sea property - 9/6/22
After being called by a customer and inspecting a property, we found the problematic door was ten years old and had dropped very slightly, just enough to cause the locking mechanism to bind making it hard to lock and unlock, eventually causing the mechanism to fail. After our Clacton locksmiths had replaced the mechanism, we realigned the door making the door safe and easy to use.
New 3 star locks for Clacton residents - 27/5/22
Lockforce Clacton had the call to advise on locks for new home owners in Clacton. I advised 3 star Ultions as they are police and insurance company approved. Keeping their property secure.
British standard locks installed to Clacton factory - 20/5/22
When the business owner snapped the end of their mortice key I was called in to gain access to the property which I did and as I got the door open I realised the two locks were non British standard, I advised for security reasons as well as insurance company compliance to replace them with British standard making them much more secure, job done customers happy
Extra security lock on a Clacton restaurant - 13/05/22
I had the lovely job of adding an extra Euro mortice lock to the front door to a top Clacton restaurant today. When the call came asking for help to add an extra lock to this fantastic place. I had eaten there many times before having known the owner for many years, the food is incredible, lobster, skate, and giant prawns my favourite. Now all secured with an extra 3 star Ultion cylinder fitted into a Euro mortice dead lock.
Bedroom window lock repair in Clacton - 07/05/22
We were called to a property last week to repair a window lock that had failed to close, the problem was the mechanism, it had broken , so we replaced the parts and had the window locking again keeping them safe&secure.
Window restrictors installed for lacton family - 28/4/22
Lockforce clacton received the call to help with their bedroom windows restriction, Two young children had learnt to open windows in their bedroom and hang out , I installed window restrictors so that the windows could not be fully opened unless unlocked with a key .
Window lock replacement in Clacton - 21/04/22
The call came in enquiring about new handles and a window repair. I arrived at the property to find several broken handles and two failed locking mechanisms, once I had cleaned them all and replaced the handles on the ones that needed them, checking them to make sure they worked properly, I then had the job of replacing the two locking mechanisms which were rusted and bent, I replaced them for newer stainless steel locks and left the property with all working and locking windows
Urgent door repair in Clacton - 15/4/22
The call came in early in the morning from a stressed man who with his wife were on their way out visiting family when their doors locking mechanism failed. I managed to get there within 20mins and immediately realised what the problem was. The gearbox had failed meaning they could not lock and secure the door. I carry the right gearbox on the van and changed it as well as cleaning and servicing the complete mechanism all done within 45 mins of the call, leaving them very happy to be able to get underway.
Lock change after resident found living in an empty hotel - 06/04/22
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton received a call from a hotel owner who wanted to change the locks on an empty hotel room in Clacton. This was needed after the owners found that someone had been living there without their knowledge. New locks were installed ensuring nobody apart from the owners had any keys.
Securing empty bar in Clacton - 01/04/22
Lockforce Clacton we're called upon to secure an empty bar as there were keys that had been handed to various staff before the landlord had left,. We changed all the locks securing the property for the landlords.
Clacton security advice 16/03/22
Lockforce was invited to survey a new build house in clacton for security reasons. I covered every aspect of the property's security and put forward my proposal to the builders. I'm pleased to say they are taking up my advice and I'll be replacing and adding locks to all ten new build homes in the near future.
Clacton door re hinge - 05/03/22
I had the pleasure of replacing the broken hinges on a lovely Clacton couple after the wind had blown the door wide open stretching the hinges, once replaced the door worked perfectly again.
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Clacton new door furniture - 25/2/22
We had the lovely job of helping new home owners refurbish their front door on a new home new letterbox with matching door handle and door knocker all matching in rose a gold finish. After we had cleaned the whole door first, leaving it looking like a new door at a fraction of the cost.
Wind caught window in Clacton - 19/2/22
I had to rush to a job in Clacton on Saturday morning as a customer had let the wind blow the window out and bend the hinge. I managed to straighten the hinge to get it to close and lock. Keeping them safe & secure.
Locked in a Clacton flat - 12/02/22
We had a call come in from a new customer asking if it would be possible to open a door to a second floor flat that had stuck locked. We drove straight over that morning as we could never leave anyone locked in a second floor flat with no other means of escaping. We turned up at the address to find the door had dropped on its hinges so putting weight on the locking mechanism. We lifted the door opened it and adjusted the hinges to make the door work properly, leaving the lady safe & secure.
Lock upgrade Clacton - 03/02/22
Lockforce Clacton had the pleasure of replacing the cylinders on a house for 1st time new home buyers, I explained the difference between the original locks and the ones I fit they were very security conscious and opted for maximum security 3star police&insurance company approved Ultion cylinders for safety and security
New Lock for Clacton Shop - 26/1/22
A local estate agent call me to open a door to an empty shop after the keys had been lost, I managed to pick the lock open and change it for a new British standard.
Finding door and changing lock in Clacton - 21/1/22
Lockforce clacton had the job of finding a door which led to the roof of a building that was a supermarket in it previous life, now split into 3 buildings, there is an upstairs that no one had used in ten years or more, I had the job of finding the only door that led to this space, after looking and asking questions of the shop owners I found the door on the side of this building, I managed to open the door and change the lock as there were no keys.
New 3 star cylinders for Clacton customer - 15/1/22
Lockforce clacton had the pleasure of upgrading the lockdown on a pvc door by installing 3 star police&insurance company and 3 star Ultion cylinders to three doors, keeping them safe&secure.
New door suite in Clacton - 05/01/22
I had the real pleasure of upgrading all the furniture on the door of a lovely retired couple. The door was in very good condition but the handles and knocker as well as the cylinder were very tired and worn. After thoroughly cleaning the door, I replaced the lot with chrome matching accessories leaving the door looking as new.
Realignment of door in Clacton on Sea - 30/12/21
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton had a late evening call asking for help as the door wouldn’t lock. As soon as I arrived I could see the door was out of alignment. A simple adjustment of the doors hinges and the door was working perfectly again.
New high security cylinders for Clacton based couple - 26/12/21
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton had a rather panicky call from a lovely elderly couple from clacton worried about the spate of burglary’s in the area, I advised that I do a free security survey, and the next day I was with them looking over their property. I advised that the windows were secure with the key locking handles, but the front and rear doors had standard older style cylinders. I had two options and they both agreed the Ultion was the ones to be installed as they are police&insurance company approved. OInce installed they are now much more secure and insurance company compliant.
Extra Lock Installed To Front Door, CO15 - 17/12/21
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton received a call asking for help with extra security on a solid wooden front door, The door only had a night latch installed, I advised a British standard dead lock for maximum security and safety.. which they asked me to install straight away ... now they can feel safe and secure.
Locked out in Clacton, CO15 - 07/12/21
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton received the call to gain entry for a lovely elderly gentleman after he had left home forgetting his keys. I arrived and picked the door open and left the gentleman safe and secure.
New window handles in Clacton, CO16 - 28/11/21
Lockforce Locksmith Clacton had the pleasure of replacing 16 new key locking handles on a lovely Clacton property this week. The old ones had no key locking and were worn and insecure. I replaced them all with key locking handles, leaving them safe & secure.
Locks upgrade for Clacton chip shop - 26/11/21
Lockforce was asked by a well known clacton chop shop to upgrade their locks to 3 star insurance compliant cylinders. We duly replaced all 5 cylinders for The ultimate cylinder, the Ultion 3 star police and insurance company approved cylinders…
Clacton call for window repair - 28/10/21
Lockforce Clacton received a call at 7 am from a worried lady the downstairs window wouldn’t lock the handle had broken off. I replaced the handle and secured the window, leaving a very relieved lady that could now go to work feeling safe.
Gaining entry Clacton - 10/10/21
Lockforce Clacton had a call from a guy asking for help getting back into his home after he went shopping and forgot the keys. I arrived picked the lock and let him into his home. One relieved Clacton customer.
Keyed alike for Clacton customer - 23/09/21
Lockforce Clacton received the call asking if it was possible to have one key to operate their 3 doors. The answer is yes we can have cylinders made to fit all three doors and operate them all with the same key.
Window restrictors for clacton home - 19/9/21
Lockforce Clacton had the pleasure of installing window restrictors on all the windows of this young couples home, window restrictors are the safe way to keep children from opening windows wide enough to get out keeping them safe&secure .
Clacton window repair - 04/09/21
I had the pleasure of repairing the window lock on an elderly ladies front porch window, the mechanism had failed and it was unable to be locked, I replaced the whole mechanism and adjusted the window so it was easier to use.. leaving one very happy customer.
Door repair in Clacton - 02/09/21
Lockforce Clacton recieved a call from a very distraught lady asking for help with her french doors they were hard to lock, I found they needed realignment and servicing. After the job was completed they worked like new, leaving one very happy customer.
Clacton break in repair, 19/7/21
Lockforce had the job of repairing a front door that had been broken into by someone using a crowbar, I managed to repair the frame and replaced the damaged lock, keeping them safe & secure.
Clacton door failure, 10/7/21
Lockforce Clacton received the call to help with a door that would not lock, on arrival I noticed the door had dropped, a simple realignment was all that was needed, sometimes if caught early enough a simple repair will save hundreds .. call as soon as you have problems
Caravan door repaired in Clacton - 02/7/21
Lockforce had the absolute pleasure of helping a lovely elderly couple who stay for the summer months in their caravan in a Clacton caravan park, the doors locking mechanism had failed meaning they could not lock the door, I realised that the mechanism had to be changed as no parts on these caravan mechanisms can be replaced or repaired, complete new mechanism and the door was now working as new.
Clacton french doors keyed alike - 24/6/21
Lockforce Clacton had the pleasure of quoting on new locks for a pair of french doors , I advised keyed alike, meaning one set of keys for both locks making it easier to only hold one key, Your whole home could be keyed alike for ease of carrying keys, call Alan for details
New replacement window locks Clacton - 17/6/21
Lockforce Clacton was called to help a lovely elderly couple to restore their window locks, they were locked shut because the locking mechanism had failed months ago, I replaced the locking mechanisms and oiled and cleaned the whole window, leaving the windows usable, meaning they could have fresh air flowing throughout their home.
Patio door realignment in Clacton - 11/6/21
I was called to a property in clacton to look at a patio door that was hard to open and close, when I opened the door I could see straight away it was out of alignment , I readjusted the rollers and oiled the mechanism making it work as new
Clacton new window hinges - 03/06/21
Lockforce clacton was called in after a clacton customer couldn’t close their window, I arrived to find the hinge had broken, there was another window that had not been opened for years because of the same problem, both hinges replaced and now working properly . For all your window door problems call Alan.
Failed lock in Clacton, CO15 - 27/05/21
The doors locking mechanism had failed it couldn’t be locked leaving home owners unsecure. Lockforce Clacton replaced the doors gearbox and serviced the mechanism and realigned the door making it work as new.
Locked out in Clacton - 21/5/21
I received an early morning call from a guy that had popped out to the local shop and forgot he’s keys .. wearing only he’s socks funny for me not for him, I arrived and very quickly opened the door we had a laugh and a cup of tea, I hope that a lesson learnt.
Lost keys in Harwich, CO12 - 15/5/21
Lockforce received a call from a man who was travelling back from London by train, he asked if I could get him back into his home losing his keys on a weekend bender with 4 of his friends. He asked if I could give him time to get home from the station because he had no money for a taxi. I said not to worry I’ll pick you up from the station, which I did, we arrived at his home ( he was rather worse for wear). I gained entry to the house and changed the locks leaving a very tired and hung over but happy customer.
Window and door service in Clacton, CO15 - 07/05/21
We were called out to a Dona lock and window check on a customers newly bought property, I found the windows closing properly but stiff and the 3 exit and entry doors on the property were not locking smoothly, after some cleaning and oiling and new cylinders they were all working and looking like new.
New locks for Clacton care home, CO15 - 01/05/21
Lockforce clacton had the pleasure of installing locks on doors for a care home to keep residents safe&secure, 5 night latches were installed to keep unwanted guests from getting in allowing and residents security.
Clacton lock out - 23/04/21
Lockforce Clacton were called out to help an elderly couple to gain entry to their home after they had lost the keys, I gained non evasive entry and helped them in. On my advice they changed the lock, as they did not know where they lost the keys.
Locked out in Clacton - 16/04/21
I arrived at the property to find an elderly couple had left there keys inside the house after taking a walk for exercise, it took me a few minutes to open the door by professional methods, the reason they had left the keys in the inside of the door was because they always leave a key in the door to make it easier to lock the door when they retire to bed, I suggested a thumbturn cylinder so they need not worry about leaving a key in the lock... a suggestion they gladly accepted
Broken window locks in Clacton 07/04/21
Lockforce clacton received a call asking for help securing their windows. the lock on a few had broken.we arranged a time to visit and I daily arrived on time to find that they were old non locking handles, I replaced all of the handles at an agreed price also giving a one year guarantee, now they are happy to have new key locking handles for extra security.
New locks for new home in Clacton, CO15 - 01/04/21
Lockforce clacton received a call for new locks on a new home owners property, We always advise replacing the locks on your new homes doors as you never know how many keys are floating about.. also most houses have inferior locks non British standard and not insurance company rated... check with your insurance company as to there requirements.. any way this astute customer realised as the property was a rental for years it was prudent to replace the locks and he wanted higher security so opted for British standard locks all round. Very wise people considering the amount of burglaries there are nowadays. for free advice on security call Alan.
Locked out in Clacton - 23/3/21
Lockforce clacton received the call asking for immediate help as the caller had left his keys indoors and shut the door behind himself locking himself out. I arrived from Colchester to clacton witching 20 mins and gained non destructive entry to get my customer back indoors safe & sound.
Lock change for new property owners in Clacton - 18/03/21
Lockforce Clacton received the call to change the locks on a property that once was a rental, changing the lock/locks on your new property makes sense especially as you do not know how many keys are out there , it also makes sense to install more secure cylinders that are at least anti snap locks.
New 3 star cylinders for CO16 customers - 26/02/21
Lockforce Clacton received the call to give free advice to new home owners in clacton, I asked if the insurance company wanted 3 star lock and the answer was yes they do, I advised the 3 star police and insurance company approved Ultion cylinders , which they agreed to have installed keeping them safer and more secure.
Serviced windows and doors, CO16 - 19/02/21
This is the perfect time of the year to have your windows and doors serviced, cleaned oiled adjusted, keeping them working perfectly saving money long term, one lock out with a broken gearbox would cos three times more than a service... for more information.
Locked out in Co16 - 11/02/21
Lockforce Clacton received a call from distraught lady asking for help getting back into her home as she had lost her keys, I arrived and within 5 minutes had her back in, and her keys were on the table, she had forgot to take them and lock the door. It was a realisation that made her think about how easy it was for me to get her door open because it was not dead locked.
New locking mechanism in Clacton - 02/02/21
Lockforce clacton received this call asking for help repairing their front doors locking mechanism, upon arrival I noticed the doors handles, mechanism and lock were on the floor, I asked what had happened to the door? well they had another so called locksmith try and repair the door the evening before and made a mess and disappeared leaving the door with no ability to lock.... they had to push a sofa up against it to keep it closed for the evening. I replaced the complete mechanism and cylinder as well as the handles making the door work properly again.. not all locksmiths are well trained and experienced. This time I managed to help. If you need professional craftsmanship call Alan 07771628277 Lockforce locksmiths
Locked out in Harwich, CO15 - 23/01/2021
Lockforce Clacton received a call from a very stressed lady asking for help getting back into her home, as she had gone to the local shop and couldn’t remember if she had taken the key with her or left it at home, as I arrived she was visibly shaking as the dog was barking madly inside. I opened the door very quickly to her relief.. and yes the key was there as well.
Merry Xmas, Happy New Year, Back to work for 2021
Hoping all my customers had a brilliant Christmas and New years (fingers crossed we are COVID-19 free by the end of this year). I am now back to work from a brief fortnight off work to recharge the batteries and carry out some repairs to the van. Please give me a call for all your locksmithing needs. All the best Alan!
New security locks for Clacton customers - 22/12/2020
Lockforce Clacton received a call asking if I could help with security on their house, they wanted piece of mind that they would not be broken into as there was a spate of burglary’s in the area getting into the homes through the doors, I advised Ultions they are 3 star cylinders that are police & insurance company approved, they are anti snap, anti pick, anti drill even the hard core burglars tend to walk away when confronted by the Ultion cylinder.
Garage door locked - 10/12/2020
Lockforce clacton recieved a call asking for help with their stuck garage door, it was used as a storeroom for a care home. I arrived to find it was the wooden door on the side of the garage and the lock was a mortice lock.. no problems for us I picked it open and changed the locks as the keys were lost.
Window will not open in Clacton - 06/12/2020
Lockforce clacton had a call from a young lady on the 6th December asking for help with a window that would not open, as it was not an emergency we made an appointment to meet the next day, as we were very busy, I arrived to find the handles locking mechanism had failed, I removed the broken handle and replaced it with a new key locking one, now working perfectly.. and another happy clacton customer.
Broken door handle - 02/12/2020
A rather panicky call came into our clacton office asking for help as they couldn’t open the front door because the handle had snapped off. I arrived to find the handle had broken and was not opening the door. I changed the doors handles and cleaned the locking mechanism after a little oil the doors handles were working again.
Locked out lost keys - 26/11/2020
Lockforce clacton co15 received the call asking for help getting back into their home as they had lost the keys. I arrived gained entry and changed the locks for safety. Leaving then safe & secure.
Patio door keys lost - 20/11/2020
Lockforce Clacton CO15 received the call asking for help as they had lost the keys to their french doors leading to the garden, there was no panic as they could get to garden through a side gate but it was an inconvenience, we managed to pick the lock to open the doors and changed the lock for a new one with 5 keys .. hopefully they will not lose all 5.
Bathroom door locked closed - 11/11/2020
Call came in on from a co15 customer asking for my help opening their bathroom door which the locking mechanism had failed, I arrived and found the lock had been damaged from the outside, the son explained that his mum had tried to open the door before going to work, calling me was an afterthought.... the handles had already been taken off and they were bent quite badly, the latch was also bent as someone had taken a hammer to it. I opened the door by inserting a screwdriver into the latch and turning it .. I then replaced the latch and straightened the handles screwed then back using longer screws and left them with a usable bathroom door...... if you ever have problems with a door or window call lockforce Clacton, it will save you money in the end.
Sliding patio door stuck - 03/11/2020
Lockforce clacton Co15 received the call asking for help as the patio door had failed to open. As soon as I arrived the reason was obvious, the sliding portion of the door had dropped I lifted the door and unlocked it, as soon as it was open I could realign the door to make it work as it should ... oiled cleaned and serviced it now works as new.
New mortice lock - 28/10/2020
The call came in from a clacton customer asking for help as the lock on their front door had seized and would not open. I arrived to find the mortice lock had failed even the original key would not open it, my locksmith skills allowed me to open the door with no damage to the door. I replaced the lock with a British standard mortice and cut two more keys for family .. keeping them safe&secure in clacton.
Broken key in door - 26/10/2020
Lockforce clacton recieved a call from a customer needing help as they had snapped the key in the lock. I arrived to find the key gad been worked on by the neighbour who had made it impossible to remove, if they had left it as it was I could have removed the key saving them the cost of a new cylinder.. but at least I replaced the old cylinder for a antisnap burglar proof lock.
Clacton Opticians - 22/10/2020
Lockforce Clacton was called out on to help an opticians shop in the high st clacton when their door wouldn’t lock. It was a simple replacement of screw in cylinder, but it worked leaving them secure ...
Clacton Gym - 21/10/2020
Call came in asking for help with their pair of doors which they had lost the keys to. I arrived gained non evasive entry and changed the locks leaving them safe & secure.
Locked out in Clacton-on-Sea - 15/10/2020
Call came asking for my help to get them back in their home after they had lost the key. I arrived to find a soaking wet lady and her husband who had been out for a walk, and got caught in the rain, they had retraced their steps to try and find the keys but could not find them. I gained non evasive entry and changed the locks on the front and rear doors so they could feel safe and secure,
Clacton-On-Sea security worries - 10/10/2020
Call came in asking if we could send someone out to check out their home from a security point of view. I gladly made an appointment and turned up to give some free advice. the front door lock was fine but the rear patio door was in need of an upgrade cylinder for insurance purposes, which they agreed to do, the rest of the window and door locks were very secure.
French door repair - 06/10/2020
Lockforce Clacton-on-Sea received a call from regular Clacton property owners asking me to attend one of their rental properties as the french doors were not working. I arrived to find the mechanism had failed, and replaced it with a new one, I also serviced the doors mechanism and adjusted the hinges now the door is working as it should.
Clacton-on-Sea stormy day - 05/10/2020
Lockforce Clacton-on-Sea received a call early about a customer's door that had got caught in the wind and now will not shut.. We arrived to find the doors hinges had slightly bent, I managed to straighten them with a bit of effort, now working spot on again.. while I was there I serviced the mechanism and cleaned the door, one more very happy lockforce customer
Clacton-on-Sea french door failure - 03/10/2020
Lockforce Clacton-on-Sea received a rather panic stricken call. I’ve locked my dog in the conservatory and I have broken the key in the lock, I reassured her the dog will be ok and arrived in 20 mins, I picked the broken key out of the lock which was very worn... and let the dog out.. she agreed for me to change the cylinder as it was very old and worn, I changed the cylinder for her and gave her 5 keys, lots of spares for friends and family.
Clacton-on-Sea lock out - 24/09/2020
Lockforce Clacton-on-Sea recieved a call from a customer who have locked ourselves out of our bungalow can you come in about an hour’s time to open it for us, my question was why an hour , they were going shopping and were not going to be home until then .. I laughed and agreed to be there to help ... one hour later I had them indoors we all enjoyed a cuppa and a laugh.
Clacton mortice locks - 15/09/2020
Call came in asking if it was possible to take a look at a door that had 3 mortice locks fitted and the only set of keys were lost. Immediately I made an appointment to go over and help. Upon arrival they said they wanted new modern British standard locks, which is cool because that’s the only lock I will fit, after I had picked the doors locks open I fitted 3 modern 5 lever British standard mortice locks Insurance company approved, keeping them safe and secure.
Free advice for Clacton customers 07/09/2020
Lockforce Clacton CO15 received a call from an elderly customer that was worried about their security as the front door was old, I arrived to find an older a PVC door which was surprisingly in good condition I did a slight adjustment on the hinges and cleaned and oiled the mechanism making sure the door was working well... the doors cylinder was worn and not antisnap, I advised on various cylinders and replaced with a 3star police and insurance company approved Ultion cylinder. Lockforce Keeping you safe&secure.
Composite door problems - 06/09/2020
Call came asking me to help with a problem door, I arrived to find a door they was very hard to close and lock, the bottom of the door was out of alignment making it hard for the hooks and cams to engage, I looked at the hinges and they were all ok looked under the door for obstruction nothing was visible... I was at the verge of saying the door must be warped when I decided to feel under the doors rubber seal one more time . Something caught my finger.. it was a screw wedged into the rubber seal not seen but sitting there so not allowing the door to close properly.. only a couple of millimetres but enough to stop door closing properly... screw removed door closing perfectly.
Composite door problems - 02/09/2020
Lockforce Clacton recieved a call on the 2/9 asking if I could help with their front door which had become stuck, I arrived to find the door was closed and would not open, after a few mins I managed to gain entry without damaging the door to find the mechanism had failed, I had a spare on my van which I replaced with the broken one so the door would work, after I had fitted the mechanism as well as cleaning and adjusting the door I left two more very happy customers.
Door not locking - 01/09/2020
Call came in from Manningtree CO11 customer on the 1st sep, HELP our front door will not lock... I arranged a meeting and when I arrived later that day I found a door that was open and incapable of closing.. the doors gearbox had failed , luckily enough it failed when it was open ( bigger problem if it had failed when closed) upon inspection it became clear that the problem was due to the door being massively out of alignment.. I replaced the doors gearbox and realigned the door so it worked smoothly in the frame.. leaving another very happy Lockforce customer.
Clacton emergency - 30/08/2020
The call came in on the 30th. We have broken a key in our lock and we can’t lock the door, Lockforce Clacton arrived to find it was a mortice lock key that was broken, the end of the key had broken off in the lock jamming the lock... I managed to take the lock out of the door open it up and take out the broken bit saving them a bit of money..... keeping you safe in a Clacton-on-Sea.
New home locks in Clacton - 11/08/2020
Lockforce locksmiths Clacton received a call from a gentleman enquiring about the price of changing the locks on he’s new property, I advised that it was very hard to guess what locks, level of security and what type of locks were needed. I told him I give free advice, and free quotations with no call out fees, we arranged a meeting the next day and I advised him on security and insurance needs. I showed him various cylinders and he chose the Ultions 3 star police and insurance approved locks. I duly fitted locks to four doors and left my customer happy safe and secure.
Hinge adjustment in Clacton - 08/080/2020
Lockforce Clacton received a call wanting us to look at their french doors that would not lock. I arrived to find the door had dropped .also the doors that had been fitted were 2nd hand, although 2nd Hand they were in good condition with good locks that were out of adjustment... after a few minutes we had them back working smoothly again, leaving some very happy customers.
Clacton steel door - 03/08/2020
Lockforce Clacton received a call from a property owner from Clacton enquiring about a steel door that had been broken into wanting to make it secure. I arrived and fitted a Steel hasp and a solid padlock to it, keeping It closed and secure.
Lockforce Clacton - 30/07/2020
Customer in Clacton wanted to know if it was possible to fit a secure lock to the side gate. We chatted about the reasons for the extra security and it turns out they have rabbits and are concerned about them being stolen. I asked about the gates height and what sort of fencing it had around the garden, it turns out they had a 5 ft fence all around and a metal see through gate. I said anyone could hop over the fence it’s not high enough so they decided to have a trellis fitted and use a chain and padlock on the gate.
Broken window lock in Clacton - 06/07/2020
Call came in rom a Clacton customer that could not lock the window.I arrived to find the windows locking mechanism had failed, I replaced the mechanism with a modern one and checked it was closing and locking properly, I was asked to check all other windows and door locks whilst I was there, I serviced both doors and cleaned and serviced the windows locking mechanisms, leaving a very happy Clacton customer
Lost keys in Clacton, CO15 - 01/07/2020
Call came in from a women worried about losing her keys. I arrived to find a distraught lady panicking about being burgled. I reassured her that after I had changed the locks for anti snap cylinders that no burglar get into her home with the locks that I was fitting. Reassured she relaxed and after a cuppa, left her feeling safe and secure
Lovely Clacton guy, CO10 - 25/06/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton had a call from a guy in asking about prices for locks. Apparently he had a price for replacing the whole locking mechanism on the front door. The price was nearly 4 figures, and although the door was a lovely well made door he thought he may be able to save by calling lockforce. Well I agreed to have a look as I have no call out fees and I’m happy to give free quotations, I arrived to find the door had dropped, the cylinder was tired and the handles were worn and had no springs. I changed cylinder for an Ultion, one of the highest specified locks in the industry, replaced the handles and realigned the door with the frame, cleaned the door oiled the original mechanism. We had a chat about life in general with a cup of tea, put the world to rights and left him with an almost new door. One very happy Clacton customer..one very happy locksmith
Redundant aircraft engineer in Clacton, CO15 - 23/06/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton had a call from a guy saying he knows that the front door needed a new mechanism and wanted a price. Anyway I couldn’t give a price over the phone without knowing which mechanism was needed, I told him I am happy to come out and look at what’s needed and give free quotations and no call out fees. I arrived at his hone and took the handles off the door to find that it was the spindle that’s was worn and the cylinder was failing. I replaced the cylinder and handles cleaned and oiled the mechanism adjusted the door so it sat square in the frame and there it was perfect as the customer says it was better than new and under half the previous price he had been quoted. We had a chat about his redundancy from his job as an aircraft engineer, hoping to cheer him up, well it worked he’s now feeling better and as he says much safer and a few hundred pounds better off. That’s why I love this job.
Failed mortice lock in Clacton, CO11 - 16/06/2020
The call came in from a customer who had a mortice sash lock had failed on customers workshop door. I managed to pick the doors lock to open it, the lock was a cheap import and had come apart.... seeing that there was lots of very expensive tools. I advised that the lock should be 5 lever 3 star British standard mortice lock... he agreed, and I cut the doors original mortice out to accommodate the larger sash lock. Once fitted my customer agreed that this was the best thing to have done ... leaving workshop door very safe and secure.
Lovely Clacton customer - 12/06/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton had a call from a customer saying that she had lost her key to the front door, and was worried about someone getting into her home.. she was at home not locked out, she only had one key left and was very worried. I turned up and changed the cylinder for an anti snap and 5 keys ... one for a neighbour and some for her grown up children.. one cup of tea a chat and one more very happy customer.
Locked out customer in Clacton - 03/06/20
A very panicking lady called because she had lost her key. I arrived opened to door and changed the lock for a new one .. now she does not have the worry about someone finding them and using them to enter her home .. leaving her safe and secure.
Locked out in Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 - 29/05/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton received a call from a lady in a little distressed after locking herself out of her home. She couldn’t remember if she had keys with her or not when she went for a walk to the local shop. I opened the door for her and changed the cylinder with new keys just in case she had lost keys, we had a cuppa and a chat at distance, leaving her feeling safe and secure ....next door neighbour said she’ll look in later and check she’s ok.. feeling good today.
Lock upgrades in Clacton, CO15 - 12/05/2020
I met a lovely couple this afternoon. I received a call to help upgrade all the locks on a bungalow to insurance standard, I arrived and at distance explained that none of the locks on the premises was insurance rated, I showed them the differences and gave them choices.. they agreed together that the Ultion was the locks they wanted.. I happily fitted locks and left them felling very safe and secure...
NHS store room in Clacton-on-Sea - 06/05/2020
Lockforce had a call from a property maintenance company. They needed a new lock on a steel door for an NHS storeroom. I arrived to find an older style locking mechanism which was obsolete. I made various calls to my contact and it was a miracle. I received a call back saying someone had one that was never used from 18 years ago. It was posted to me within 2 days and I went back and fitted it. Saving the NHS hundreds of pounds for not having to replace the whole new locking system on a steel door.
Locked out in the rain in Clacton-on-sea, CO15 - 29/04/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths received a call to attend a lockout in Clacton. I arrived to find a lovely lady that had lost her keys to the house it was a Yale type lock which I opened for her. Carried her shopping in for her .. then changed the cylinder to the door just in case someone had stolen the keys from her bag when shopping.
Keys locked in car in Clacton-on-sea - 15/04/2020
I received a call from Clacton cO16 on the 15th. Elderly lady went shopping and slammed the boot of her car down after putting her shopping away then realising the car keys with the house keys were inside ,the doors automatically locked... she took a taxi home and her neighbour called lockforce to gain entry to her locked door to retrieve her spare car key, I arrived picked the lock on her door and cut her another spare so she could leave it with her neighbour, then took her back to Tesco’s to retrieve her car.. one very happy Clacton customer!
Locked out in Clacton-on-Sea - 14/03/2020
Lockforce received a very stressful call on Sunday morning. The call came from an man who has popped to the local shop for a newspaper on his mobility scooter and lost his key to the front door. I arrived to find one cold but relieved man .. I gained entry and changed the lock .. made a cup of tea for us both .. no charge for customer.
Stuck Patio doors - 03/03/2020
Lockforce received a call from desperate customer in Clacton-on-Sea asking if there’s anything I can do to help him with an aluminium sliding patio door which had been stuck closed for over a year. He has had 2 previous locksmiths that had looked at the door and said that it needed renewing because it was beyond repair, i arrived and managed to open the door and fixed the lock as well as servicing the whole system .. one very happy and relieved customer
Patio door locked - 26th February 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton received a call from a Clacton-on-Sea customer asking if I could help with a patio door which had become locked shut and would not open . I arrived within 30 minutes and got to work on the door .. after ten minutes I managed to open the door and repaired the lock , leaving another very happy customer.
Another lock out - 18th February 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton received a call from a customer that had lost her keys and was sitting in her car. I arrived within 20 mins and carefully opened doo. The lady had no spare keys so I offered to change lock for security. She agreed that would be the best action. Lock changed and spare keys handed over to one very happy lady.
Locked out in Clacton-on-Sea - 14th February 2020
Lockforce received a call from a very panicked lady having closing the door behind herself. I arrived opened the door and had a nice cuppa with a lovely couple of elderly people.
Locked out in Clacton - 14th February 2020
Lockforce received a call from an elderly customers in Clacton-on-Sea. They went out for a walk and neither of them had remembered to take keys with them. After contacting their insurance company and waiting an hour and a half for a National locksmith to arrive they contacted me through google. I arrived within 30 mins and opened the door for them, two very happy customers... the national company was cancelled.
New door handles - 3rd Februrary 2020
Lockforce received a call from a customer in Clacton-on-Sea co15 on the 3rd of feb who enquired about changing their front door handles to make it easier to open and close door as they both are suffering with arthritis in the hands. I gave them two options and they agreed to have lever/lever handles fitted. I fitted the new handles and serviced the doors locking mechanism. Leaving my customers very happy.
Stuck and broken window locks - 29th January 2020
Lockforce Clacton received a call from a customer having problems locking and unlocking some of their windows... I had a look around and advised that all the windows and doors could do with a service.... I cleaned and oiled the doors adjusted one to open and close smoothly, fitted 4 new window handles , and cleaned and oiled the others ..my customers were over the moon when I had finished now that all the doors and windows were working like new.
Quotation to change all locks to BS - 27th January 2020.
Lockforce Clacton received a call today from a customer in Clacton-on-Sea asking if it was possible to change all locks on their doors to make them insurance compliant. I agreed and duly turned up have then my best advise and a written quotation.. which they were very happy with ..they cannot start the work until next months because it’s being rented until then.
Fire door stuck in Clacton - 14th January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton received a call from customers in Clacton (co15) yesterday their fire door had become stuck. I arrived to find someone had tried to open door after the lock was broken. I managed to open door and replace lock and new handles ..leaving customers safe and secure
Repairing caravan door lock in Clacton - 31st October 2019
Customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton as they urgently needed to have their caravan door lock sorted. I arrived and repaired the lock and replaced cylinder. One very happy pensioner - great guy, had a cuppa and left him happy.
Which door??, CO15 - 17th October 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton were called out to help a tenant who had an issue with a door that was sticking. I arrived, met the customer and sorted the front door so that it was running smooth. However as I was leaving the landlord turned up and said that it was the back door that needed to fixing. Well, I then went to the back door and found the handles were hanging off and the lock was stiff .it was a mess. I asked the tenant ..laughing, how did you not know that was the one, didn’t think came the reply. Anyway door handles and lock replaced. One happy tenant and one very happy landlord.
Locked out in Clacton, CO15 - 10th August 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Clacton-on-Sea were called out on Tuesday by a lovely elderly gent, he had closed the door and left the keys inside. I arrived, picked the lock and got him indoors quickly. We then spoke about not leaving keys in door lock and and he decided to change lock to thumb turn to ensure this did not happen again. I duly fitted one and left the customer very happy and safe.