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Colchester Locksmith Services

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester

We are an independant local locksmith company, working under the trusted and respected Lockforce umbrella.

We are delighted to offer high quality, quick reponse, competitively priced locksmith services in Colchester.

Lockforce is an approved and vetted Checkatrade member


Colchester 24 Hour Emergency Locksmiths

Our Colchester locksmiths can guarantee to have one of our expert locksmiths on the scene within 60 minutes of your emergency call. So when disaster strikes, you can rest easy that Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester is on hand to help!

All of our locksmiths are accredited tradesmen who have met our meticulous standards of service. Far from being an anonymous corporate entity, we take great effort to ensure that when using Lockforce, you will always be able to put a name advertised on our site to a friendly face, as we ensure that each of our locksmiths are local tradesmen who you can trust.

Not only experts in all standard locksmith services, we encourage our workers to attend regular courses and industry education days so we remain pioneers in our trade. Passionate, knowledgeable and available 24/7, Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester is eager to attend to your every enquiry.

Call our Colchester locksmiths today on 01206 673 673 and speak to Alan for advice, request a rapid response callout or to see how we can best help you.

Mobile Key Cutting in Colchester

When cutting keys, we've learnt that one size certainly does not fit all! Whether you need a considerable stock of blank keys, high security-registered or patented keys, or simply a new set of house keys for peace of mind, Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester is keen to custom cut your keys according to your wish.

We can cut keys 7 days a week, and our high-tech, in house machinery ensures that we provide a quick and efficient service at reasonable prices!

Call Alan, your lcoal Colchester locksmith today on 01206 673 673 if you require a new set of keys cut.

Locked Out in Colchester

Being locked out is never a nice feeling. However, when calling Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester, you can have peace of mind that we will do all we can to reach you as quickly as possible.

Alan, your expert Colchester locksmith will be able to reach you within 60minutes, after which we can get you back into your property in no time at all! In 60% of cases, our expert locksmiths can gain access to your property without even breaking the lock! Combined with a friendly and efficient service, we endeavour to keep being locked out as stress free as possible!

If you've been locked out of your property and need to get back in quickly, call our Colchester locksmiths today on 01206 673 673 and we will get to you as quickly as possible!

Colchester Locksmiths: Rapid Response

Our customers lead busy lives. With scant time to worry about the nuts and bolts of their locksmith needs, Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester is on hand to do the legwork for you.

When calling Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester, we endeavour to provide you with a free quote and timescale over the phone before meeting you. In an emergency, we will be on site within 60 minutes, otherwise you can expect us to come to you within 24hours of your initial call.

Call our Colchester locksmiths today on 01206 673 673 and we aim to be with you within 60 minutes.

Colchester Security Lock Experts

Lock security has always been an important part of our trade. However, in recent years, we recognize that security has become even more of a consideration for our customers.

Criminals are becoming more adept at breaking into homes and standard locks unfortunately act as little defence to the majority of modern day thieves. Luckily, Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester are experts in fitting the most secure door and window locks in the market. In response to home insurance criteria, the majority of locks we fix and upgrade to are 5 lever operations, such as the British Standard Lock ES3621. British Eurolocks are also popular and shatter-proof cylinder technology in the locks we fit ensure defence from the most persistent of trespassers.

Call our Colchester locksmiths today on 01206 673 673 for advice, request a rapid response callout or to see how we can best help you.

Recent jobs

Door wouldn’t lock in Colchester - 29/07/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from worried customers in Colchester stating that their door wouldn’t lock. I arrived to find a broken gearbox. The gearbox was duly changed and the door was now working properly again. Please note that if your door becomes sticky, stiff or loose, call lockforce straight away, it could save lots of money, sometimes just needs a service.

Worried about burglars in Colchester - 27/07/2020

Lockforce Colchester received a call from a lady that wanted advice about her doors Security. I arrived to find she had non British standard cylinders to both front and rear doors. After showing her the differences she wanted the Ultion cylinders fitted for maximum security.. very wise move I think they can’t be snapped or drilled by burglars.. approved by police and insurance companies.

New mortice locks fitted - 26/07/2020

I received a call from a company enquiring if I could do something to make two doors more secure. I arrived at the premises to advise on adding extra security. We agreed on two more mortice dead locks and 3star British standard insurance approved locks. I returned next day to fit them, after a couple of hours they were done, now they can feel safer than before and the valuables are much safer. Happy customers.

New window handles in Colchester, CO4 - 25/07/2020

This is something that happens regularly, call came from a customer wanting me to look at their window handles as they were breaking down. I arrived to find several handles stuck,  broken and worn. I ordered 14 new handles and after a couple of days returned to fit them, the old handles were very cheap ones fitted by the original window company who used the cheapest possible. Now top quality ones fitted, for their price of mind.

Door reallignment in Colchester - 19/07/2020

Call came in from a colchester customer asking if I could do something with their sliding patio doors as they were stuck mid open. I arrived to find the door had come off its runners. I lifted door back onto runner and adjusted it to stay in place. Another thankful Colchester customer.

Dog walking in garden - 19/07/2020

Had a funny but true call on the 17th July from a customer from wivenhoe CO7. Could you come over and change my locks as people keep walking into our home...... I arrived and chatted to customers about the reason for changing locks,  they had just moved in and it had been a rental for over 12 years, in that time the previous tennant had allowed people to use the rear garden to take their dogs for a walk..... it was a huge garden, to make things worse they all had keys to enter the kitchen door and walk through into the garden. Whilst I was working on the side door an elderly man and he’s dog came up to me and asked what I was doing, I advised him the house had new owners and they wanted locks changing, he said oh I may as well give you this then .. the key to the door. And walked off,  jobs now done and I wonder how many more people are going to be knocking on the door

I’ve left my keys indoors - 15/07/2020

I received another, left my keys indoors after taking my dog for a walk on the 15 th July in Colchester co6, I arrived to find a very distressed lady and her lovely dog, I talked her through the various ways I can get the door open from the easiest to the longest, we chatted whilst I was working to keep her calm and within a minute the door was non evasively opened .. leaving a very happy customer and her lovely dog.

Locked out in Abberton - 14/07/2020

Lockforce received a call from a couple from Abberton. We went for a walk and forgot our keys can you help..... yes of course I can was my reply. I arrived within 15 mins and duly non evasively opened the door for them... locked out, locked in call Alan from lockforce colchester.

Botched door realignment - 14/07/2020

Lockforce colchester had a call from  asking if I could help with their front door as it will not lock. I arrived and customer, embarrassingly told me he had tried to adjust door because he could not lock it..... after a mutual laugh I readjusted the doors  hinges and done minor adjustments of the doors locking keeps on the frame, now perfect... if your door is having problems call lockforce colchester to sort out the problems, it could save you many hundreds of pounds.

Nurse locked out - 14/07/2020

Lockforce received a call from a lady wanting me to open a door in a room that she was renting. Thee landlord has the key and he was away from home. This lady was a nurse and wanted to stay in her new room that night. I spoke to the landlord and he agreed for me to unlock the door and let the nurse in her room and left one very happy nurse.

Locked out in Colchester - 09/07/2020

Lockforce Colchester received a call from elderly man asking if we could help get him back into his home after going out for milk and forgetting the keys. Lockforce colchester arrived to find a very shaken 94 year old gentleman. We opened the door and helped the gentleman into his home, after a cuppa and chat we left one very happy and relaxed Colchester customer. 

Ex rental property in Colchester - 06/07/2020

Lockforce Colchester had a call from a gentleman. The house had been rented out for 15 years and he wanted new locks to every door 5 in total. I had a job to replace them because the old mortice locks were 35 years old and the wooden doors were very thin. As modern british standard locks are heavier and bigger than the old 3 lever locks, locks were fitted successfully and security was now insurance company compliant. For British standard locks 5 lever 3 star call lockforce colchester.

New house in Colchester, CO4 - 01/07/2020

New home owner called lockforce colchester after moving into their new home. This happy couple wanted to know that there was no more keys hanging around for security. I again changed the two doors locks for anti snap cylinders for security and their safety. New home owners are now relaxing in their new home knowing that they were the only key holders.

Locked out in Colchester, CO2 - 28/06/2020

Call came in from a young lady who was locked out of her house after losing her keys. I arrived to find that she had lost her keys somewhere between the shops and home a distance of 200 yds. She called her dad to help look for them and after an hour looking she called lockforce Colchester to help open the door and change the locks for security. I added anti snap locks and cut extra keys so her dad could keep one safe tor the future... another very happy customer.

Urgent lock change in Colchester - 28/06/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester call came in on Sunday evening. I need my locks changing quickly. Apparently the doors glass had been smashed and someone had let themselves in n to try and take some of the property. The police were called and they advised her to change locks. I boarded up the small window and changed both front and rear doors cylinders for anti snap for extra security. Leaving a very happy customer and her dad.

Everest gone in Colchester - 27/06/2020

Lovely elderly lady called me today. I had done some work for her last year, well she was panicking because she could not get into her door that had only been fitted by Everest 4/5 weeks ago, she called them but no reply, then she today had a letter telling her that they had gone bust and her guarantee could not be upheld. She called me straight away and I went to help her. I arrived to find the door had dropped because of loose hinge adjusters. I tightened them readjusted the door and left one very happy lady.

Afraid of burglars in Colchester, CO2 - 23/06/2020

Lockforce recieved a call from a very scared lady about the spate of burglary’s in her area. She wanted to make sure no one could break into her home, especially as her husband was stuck abroad due to the corona virus. I assured her that I could make sure no one could break into her doors by breaking the locks. I fitted Ultion cylinders to her front and rear doors, which are virtually impenetrable.. she breathed a big sigh of relief because she could now sleep easy in her bed. Leaving them safe and secure in Colchester.

Customer moving home - 26/06/2020

Lockforce had a frantic call from Colchester customers today. We are moving tomorrow and the door won’t lock- I arrived to find the door had dropped due to the 30degree heat, also the hinges had worn, after all it was 25 years old. I realigned the door to fit the frame and cleaned the mechanism. One very happy pair of customers.

Night latch replacement in Colchester, CO1 - 20/06/2020

When the call came in from a customer saying that the doors night latch was not working (they could not lock the door). I arrived to find the lock in pieces as they had tried to take it apart and fix it themselves, I had a laugh with them about being brave to take a lock like this one apart.. One thing that they should have noticed as it came apart was a broken part inside. That’s why it wouldn’t lock, I changed the lock for a new one and left a very happy couple of embarrassed customers 

Secure locks in Colchester - 16/06/2020

A call came in from customers who had broken the wrong key in their front door mortice lock. I managed to gain entry without damaging the solid oak door, it was a dead lock, there was a sash lock on the door as well that was severely work and the key only sometimes opened the door. Upon my advice we changed the sash lock for a new 5 lever 3 star insurance rated lock and changing the dead lock to a Euro dead lock with a thumb turn cylinder making it easier to lock door from inside without looking for key (fire safety feature). Job finished and one safe and very secure home.

Locked out in Colchester - 17/06/2020

Received a call from a stressed lady, she was a nurse who just finished a 12 hour shift and realised she had no keys. I picked the lock open to lat her in and the keys were on the cabinet by the door.... safe and secure. No charge for our NHS staff.

Key Safe in Colchester, CO2 - 13/06/2020  

I had the opportunity to help carers today. I fitted a key safe to a customers home so that the care workers could get one easily. At anytime of the day or night, they lady cared for was suffering severe dementia and needed. Around the clock attention.

Door will not unlock from outside in Colchester - 12/06/2020

Strange call from another a customer telling me he could only lock his front door from the outside not the inside. When I took the cylinder out I found that the front was working but the rear was not. A failed cylinder, I changed the cylinder and now it’s prefect.

Door wouldn’t lock in Colchester - 11/06/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester recieved a call from a customer who can’t lock our front door. I arrived to find the door had dropped by about 5mm. The hinge was loose and it just went and dropped down, I adjusted the hinge and tightened the door frame, locking system now spot on. Another happy customer.

Revitalised two old oak doors in Colchester, CO4 - 02/06/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester recieved a call from a colchester customer enquiring about upgrading his doors locking systems. I arrived to find two 35 year old oak doors that had an early multi point locking mechanism. With no dead bolt he wanted it to be insurance compliant. I arranged two new upgraded mechanisms to be delivered and retro installed them with 3 star cylinders. Making both doors secure and compliant with insurance company instructions. Beautifully hand made doors with up to date locking mechanisms. Another very happy colchester customer.

Door jammed in Colchester - 02/06/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchcester received a call from a guy asking if I could help get a door open. I turned up to find a woman stuck indoors.. no other door to access, just a window... the door had been attacked by the landlord trying to open it, he had completely ruined the locking mechanism and had attacked it with a crowbar, it was so badly stuck it took an hour to open. I said he should have called me sooner, as I could have opened it without damage. Anyway I managed to open it without more damage and put in a new locking mechanism and handles as well as cylinder. If he had called me sooner it would have saved him money. Left leaving one very happy tenant.

Keyed alike doors in Colchester - 30/05/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a guy that wanted 5 locks installed on bedroom doors, but they all had to buy keyed alike to the front door, I asked him why do you need 6 keys all alike. He said it helps with not having lots of different keys, I agreed, then asked why are you putting locks on 5 bedroom doors then the answer, I’m renting them out so it will be easier to give them one key each. Great idea..... until I pointed out that they would be able to enter each other’s bedroom.

1920s property in Colchester - 27/05/2020

Lockforce received a call from a regular customer wanting extra security on there wooden original 1920s windows, As I’ve known this lovely couple for a long time now I was happy to help keep this stunning old property secure, I fitted old brass locking handles to the wooden windows for extra security keeping the property looking original.. more Colchester customers safe and secure. 

French doors locked shut in Colchester - 25/05/2020

Lockforce recieved a call from a customer about their french doors have locked up and we cannot open them. I turned up and quickly realised the gearbox that works the doors locking mechanism had failed, I managed to open the doors without damage and changed the broken gearbox, realigned the doors and have them a good clean and oiling. Now like new customers are very happy to be able to use the back garden to play with the children in this hot sun.

Bicycle locked for 12 months in Colchester, CO2 - 22/05/2020

Lockforce received a call from a customer asking if i could help retrieve his cycle that had been locked in a bike rack for 12 months because the key just turned in the lock and would not open. I arrived asked if he wanted to keep the lock he said no I just want to use my bike. Out came my disk cutter and within twice mins lock was off. Leaving one very happy cyclist.

Door renovation in Colchester - 24/05/2020

I had the privilege of restoring an old tired a PVC door this week in Colchester. The doors handles, locking mechanism and frame were very worn and tired looking.. because it was an early older a PVC door the handles had to be redrilled to fit, the locking mechanism had to be retro fitted the frame had to be tightened and secured, the door had to be realigned and the locking keeps had to be moved to align with the bolt and cams, after all the retro fitting and realignment it had a thorough clean with specialist cleaning fluids. Leaving the door looking like new and one Colchester customer very very happy and safe.

Bicycle Lock in Colchester, CO1 - 22/05/2020

Lockforce received a strange call on from a guy that had locked his cycle. Up and th lock would not open with the key anymore. I arrived to find a rusty but very large chain and padlock attached to the cycle and a post, he admitted he had not used the cycle for over a year and Th lock was rusted. I tried cleaning it with wd40 to no avail, so I took out my angle Grindr and cut it off much to the delight of my customer.

Helping a local family after Covid-19 crisis - 17/05/2020

Lockforce Colchester had the pleasure to help out a family that had locked themselves out of there home in Colchester. The husband had only been out of hospital for one week after contracting corona virus. The wife, Monica in tears, told me that the NHS were stunning with one nurse in particular looking after her keeping her Informed everyday. He’s now home recovering and doing well. Hats off the the NHS. 

French doors repair in Colchester, CO3 - 15/05/2020

Lockforce received a call from a stanway customer and their locks were not locking. I arrived took out both cylinders from the pair of doors and replaced them with a keyed alike pair of 3 star police and insurance approved Ultion locks. Customers left feeling safer and insurance compliant. 

Moving into a new home in Colchester, CO4 - 14/05/2020

The call came in from a customer who just having moved into a new home they wanted new locks. New home new locks are a must. I arrived to find old worn locks fitted to the doors front and back.. I advised the customer that most If not all insurance companies ask for British standard locks ... they agreed and I demonstrated the Ultion 3 star police and insurance company approved cylinder, they agreed that was what they wanted, Ultions installed a very happy couple of customers, keeping them safe at a distance.

Improved home security in Colchester, CO2 - 11/05/2020

Lockforce locksmiths Colchester had a call at 7.30am  to help secure their property ..I had the joy of changing the locks on the front entrance door and the steel shutter doors, all done by 9am, nice cup of coffee at distance and job was finished.. 

Locked in home in Colchester, CO6 - 05/05/2020

Lockforce received an urgent call from a customer telling me that they were locked in there home after the locking mechanism on there pvc door had failed. I arrived within 30 mins and realised the door had dropped and the mechanism had jammed. I lifted the door and it opened, much to my customers relief  they then told me that they had been having trouble locking the door for years. I adjusted the door and yes the locking mechanism was still faulty. I advised fitting a new mechanism which they happily agreed to. After fitting new gearbox the door worked perfectly.. leaving a very happy couple.

Locked garage door in Colchester, CO5 - 02/05/2020

Lockforce was called out to an address to open a garage door that the customer had lost the key, it was a barn turned into a garage /workshop. I arrived to find a very old mortice lock which when I managed to pick it open found a 100 year old ex church door lock, a lovely work of art. Anyway I advised customer to add a new modern lock to secure the door which he happily agreed to. Lock added and one very happy customer.

Fitting new lock on garage door in Colchester - 02/05/2020

I was called to an unusual job on Saturday the 2nd in peldon Nr Colcheste. Lovely older gent had lost the key to what was an old barn but now been converted to a garage/workshop I arrived to find one very solid door with that had  an old church mortice lock fitted( approx 100 years old), I picked the lock using old style lock picks and opened it after 4/5 mins.. as the lock was old and not very secure I advised customer to have a lock with much higher security  which he agreed to...  after fitting the lock we had a cup of tea and chatted about the area (at distance I’ll add). 

New locks for new home in Colchester - 29/04/2020

Received a call from a lady in Colchester that had just moved into a new home. She was worried about the fact that it had been rented for many years before she had bought it. Worried about how many keys were in circulation she decided to change the locks for new high security ones. I gave her options and she asked for the better locks which I fitted, Ultions for the ultimate in security. One very happy and secure Colchester customer.

COVID-19 Update - 29/04/2020

It’s great news today our pal Quiet Paul was released from Colchester general hospital today after 3.5 weeks , now free from corona virus...... let’s hope Colchester soon returns to normal,  we have a beautiful town full of colour and characters.. as well as being one of the oldest towns in the uk Colchester is the home of the parachute regiment.  I can’t wait to party with my pals again .. keep safe Colchester.. 

Cylinder broken in Colchester - 23/04/20

Customer in Tiptree called me after they could not open the front door because the key would not unlock the mechanism, I arrived and after trying various attempts to unlock the door with their keys realised that the cylinder had failed, I managed to get the door open and changed the Euro cylinder for a new one .. while I was there I serviced the doors mechanism and left them with a perfectly working door, leaving  very happy customers.

French door locks in Colchester - 14/04/2020

Lockforce received a phone call from a gentleman asking if I could help repair his broken door mechanism it was an urgent job as he couldn’t lock it and was worried about security, I arrived ad took the doors locking system apart and found that a part of the gearbox had broken, luckily I had a spare part on my van .. I replaced the broken part and put the door back together, I serviced and oiled the whole system, making sure the mechanism and locking cylinder was working perfectly before cleaning up, leaving one very happy customer.

Post office break-in in Colchester - 10/04/2020

Lockforce were called out to a post office in Claire Suffolk (CO10) which had been broken into. The police called me to help secure the main door. I arrived to find the door had been jemmied and locks and frame were massively damaged. I repaired the frame with timber which I hold in stock and replaced the locks with 3 star insurance rated 5 lever mortice dead locks leaving the police and shop owner impressed. The door is now secure and safe.

More spare keys in Colchester - 08/04/2020

A care worker from Colchester called yesterday morning panicking because they needed a key cut and nobody was open. They needed a spare key because a gentleman was admitted to hospital and there was only one key and they needed two more for the care staff. I of course cut them and no charge, helping NHS the best way I can. A very happy and relieved NHS worker

New key cut in Colchester - 04/04/2020

Lockforce had an emergency call from a customer at 6am Saturday morning asking if I could help with his cracked key problem. The customer needed to get to work and had cracked the key to the Yale lock on the front door. He was worried that upon his return that the key would snap in the Lock. 25 mins later I arrived at his house and cut 2 more keys, leaving one very happy and relieved customer.

Door not locking in Colchester, CO5 - 01/04/2020

Lockforce received a call from a very tired customer asking if I could take a look at their front door because it would not lock. I arrived to find a very tired couple who had not slept because of fearing burglars because the door would not lock. I quickly took the lock apart and fixed the problem leaving two very relieved and happy people. Lockforce Colchester sleep doctor.

COVID 19 Update - 27/03/2020

The corona virus has just hit home to us as one of our close pals has been diagnosed with the virus he’s in icu on a ventilator. 2 people have died in Colchester so far, the whole town is in lockdown and we are getting used to being home for a couple of months at least. We just hope that when this terrible virus is over we can come out stronger as a country than before... I hope not too many people are caught up with this terrible virus. Stay safe. 

Lost garage door keys in CO16 - 26/03/2020

Lockforce received a call from an NHS worker panicking about loss of garage key. There was a lot of personal valuables as well as garden tools, I arrived picked the lock open and changed the lock for a Euro cylinder an upgrade from the original lock. One very relieved and happy Clacton customer.

Lost the house keys in Colchester - 23/03/2020

Lockforce Colchester was called by a customer worried that her young son had lost her door key. She had a spare hidden but was worried that someone had picked it up and would use it. I arrived and quickly changed the lock upgraded to high security.. Another very happy colchester customer 

Interior door locked in CO5 - 19/03/2020

Lockforce called out to customer who had lost a key to an interior door - 3 lever mortice lock. I arrived wearing gloves and mask also armed with anti antibacterial spray. The door I needed to open was just inside main door, so I did not have to move around the property. I picked the lock opening the door and cleaned up using antibacterial spray. One very happy and safe customer.

Key stuck in lock in Sudbury - 18/03/2020

Lockforce Colchester received a call from an elderly lady in Sudbury. She was worried that the key was stuck in the lock inside her home, I calmly talked her through lifting the handle and turning key until it locks or unlocks the turning key until it is straight then it should come out. She did as I advised and it came out and door was locked. The best advice is always free for our OAPs.

Key-ed alike - 14/03/2020

Lockforce received a call from Sudbury CO10, asking for advice, he wanted to know if I could change the lock on the entry door and 4 doors , block of 4 flats to keyed alike,...I could possibly with the landlords permission change the entry door and your door for keyed alike, but not the other three .. why he asks .. because you would all be able to get into each other’s home with the same key... Ooh yes came the reply never thought of that.... we had a laugh.

Window lock in Colchester - 13/03/2020

Lockforce received a call from Colchester customer, asking if I could take at their rear downstairs windows that will not lock I arrived and quickly realised both locking mechanisms had broken  Leaving the windows unlocked, I replaced the mechanisms and replaced one broken handle,  Adjusted the windows,oiled the hinges and cleaned the frames...leaving one very happy and safe customer.

French doors stuck - 04/03/2020

Lockforce had a call from a lovely gentleman in Colchester asking if it would be possible to help him open his french doors at the back of his home .. I arrived to find the whole frame had become loose (badly fitted) I managed to open the doors to find the mechanism had broken as well as the doors had dropped .. I refitted the frame making it solid, realigned the doors and changed the doors mechanism.. now making it like new .. one very happy colchester customer.

Forgot key in Colchester - 29th February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from my customer in elmstead this morning, he had gone to the local shop to buy bread, returning home he realised he had left he’s key indoors. No problem he thought I have one in my key locker that Alan fitted last week, to his horror no key... he had forgotten to put it back when last used. I turned up within 10 mins gained entry and let him in, after a cuppa and a chat, my customer was left very happy and relaxed (I put spare key in the keysafe). 

Pricing locks - 28th February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a lady from Sudbury asking for prices for locks. I asked if I could look at the doors that needed security (I offer the advice for free).  She gave me the address and I arranged to meet her that morning. I gave her advice on which type of locks she needed based on her needs, she agreed that she needed 3 star mortise locks on the front door as well as the Ultion cylinder for quality security, which I fitted there and then. Customer was left feeling safe and secure.

Upgraded locks - 27th February 2020

Colchester customers called to ask if there was a better lock that could be fitted. I arrived at their home to find substandard lock on the front door. I gave them advice and options, they went for the Ultion cylinder the ultimate in cylinders. Keeping them safe and secure.

Bedroom night latch - 20th February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a customer in CO4, asking me to install two night latches on two bedroom doors as he was letting the rooms to help with his mortgage payments. I arrived we discussed which type and colour, which he chose chrome to match the original door handles. I installed both locks to the delight of my customer 

New home, new lock - 19th February 2020

Lockforce received a call from a lady  asking how quickly I could change a lock in her new door because she obviously I was there in 10mins to change the lock .. she had been in her new home for 7 days and was worried about how many keys were still in circulation.. she wanted if done quickly as well because her boyfriend was a locksmith and wanted to teach him a lesson.

Security first - 11th February 2020

A very panicked lady from Colchester called me to change all her locks to ultions ( the highest security locks you can get ) this was because her area was being burgled every week. I changed all the door locks , she now feels safe and secure.

Locked out on a cold windy evening - 10th February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths received a call from a lady in CO4 Colchester that could hardly speak because she was so cold after walking home with her husband from work .. and finding the lock was not opening the door. After 15 mins, I arrived and sat them in my van with the heater on full. Within 15 mins I had them indoors .. warm and safe .. one very happy couple.

Privacy Locks - 6th February 2020

Lockforce received a call from customer in CO4 on the 6th feb asking about fitting lock to bedroom door. I arrived at the customers home and gave them various options to retro fit lock. They agreed to have a sash lock fitted to match the other doors Furniture  Lock fitted and cleaned up leaving customers very happy and feeling safe and secure.

Quote for new locks on rental property - 28th January 2020

Lockforce Colchester had a call from customers that was renting one of their homes out in Bures. They wanted a price to replace all their locks on the property, as they are moving back at the end of February after working abroad for 5 years. I drove to the property and did a written quotation for them which they were more than happy to go ahead with at the end of February. They wanted insurance approved 3star 5 lever sash locks as well as approved Euro locks to keep them safe and secure.

Lady could not leave house because of broken lock - 27th January 2020. 

Lockforce Colchester received a call from a slightly distressed lady.  I arrived within 15 mins and detected the mechanisms gearbox had failed, I quickly changed it for a new one ( which I had in stock) as well as upgrading the cylinder for an Ultion, the Ultimate in cylinders ..... leaving one very happy lady.

Quote agreed for Lock upgrades - 27th January 2020.

Lockforce Locksmiths recieved a call from a customer in Sudbury to check all locks with a view to change them after being rented for over 15 years. I advised on the locks to use and gave a written price ... very happy customer. I look to compleete these works after the decorators have done at the end of January.

Broken window lock in Colchester - 25th January 2020

Lockforce Colchester received a call from a customers in colchester CO4, telling me they could not lock their bathroom window because the handle is broken.. I arrived and quickly realised that it was the gearbox in the mechanism that had snapped. I changed the whole mechanism fitted new handle and left two very happy customers .. safe and secure.

Snapped keys in Colchester - 17th January 2020

Customer had called me to change all locks, I arrived to find the lock on the front door had a snapped key inside.  I managed to get it out and unlock the door with some difficulty I tried a new cylinder and it wasn’t working, I then took out the oval mortice lock and found the mechanism had been damaged. Probably by hitting the cylinder with a hammer, I showed the customer the lock and they agreed to change it for a keyed mortise lock, with new handles (price was agreed first). Then the customer took me to the pair of french doors in the lounge. To my horror the keys had been snapped in both locks as well... after a bit of messing around I managed to open the doors. I managed to straighten them and fitted 2 thumb turn cylinders (again at an agreed price with customer). 2.5 hours later the job was done and I left a very happy customer .. and the property safe and secure.

Locked out in Colchester - 16th January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from customer in CO4. Customer's rental house was in need of lock changes due to ex tenants not leaving keys. I turned up to find keys were broken in all 3 locks ..nasty tenants..  I managed to open doors and changed all the locks much to the owners delight,5 keys with each lock were handed over, owners were so happy my wife and I was invited out for a meal at there colchester restaurant, very happy customers as were my wife and I. 

Church locks upgrade - 15th January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a arts and crafts centre in Colchester. The rear door has a broken dead lock and they cannot open the door, lockforce the 4th emergency service, turned up and opened door and retro fitted a new up-to-date dead lock, adjusted the door frame and door was working spot on as it would have done 200 years ago .. Keeping people safe and secure.

Returning customer - 9th January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from what is now becoming a regular customer in CO4. "I’m locked out again, ok I’ll be there in 15 mins" .. turned up and gained entry. The 3rd time in 3 months, she keeps all 3 keys on the same key ring. So I took one off for her and put it in her car ... ohh she says, I never thought of that. One very happy customer.

New lock for national supermarket chain - 4th January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a national supermarket chain in my local area. Two doors needed locks after keys had been lost. I arrived at the supermarket and was taken to the storeroom where I found the doors with locks but no keys. I changed the cylinders and handed over 5 keys to each lock, one very relieved and happy manager.

Christmas Saviour - 24th December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester recieved a call from a customer in CO7 on Christmas Eve having problems with front door. I arrived early in the morning and found the mechanism breaking brown. I replaced the mechanism with a new one and tested door alignment and now the door's locking mechanism worked as new. One very happy Christmas customer.

Elderly couple loses keys - 22nd December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call at 5.30 Saturday morning from a lovely elderly couple had gone early morning  shopping to Tesco’s, upon arriving home they realised they had lost the house keys.. I met them at their home and decided to take them back to Tesco’s and retrace their steps . We had dozens of staff searching the whole of the shop .. unfortunately we could not find them. I took them home gained entry and changed all the locks ( at a special rate) we had a cup of tea and a laugh , I left a lovely elderly couple both happy and safe.

Locked out in Marks Tey - 21st December 2019

Customer had locked himself out also stating that the lock was  sometimes really tough to open. I gained entry and diagnosed the mechanism was worn out . I changed the mechanism and adjusted the locks and the keeps..... one very happy customer who is now safe and secure.

Upgrading locks after a burglary - 19th December 2019

Customer called today after an attempted burglary. I received a phone call to check the locks and upgrade security. This was done in no time, customer is now relieved and feels safe and secure.

Customer needed insurance upgrades on 3 locks - 11th December 2019

Received a call from customer in Nayland. I arrived and promptly changed two locks for 3 star insurance rated sash locks  The  rd door needed a new mechanism on an old wooden door, I fashioned one and added an Ultion cylinder as well as new up to date handles. The customers were thrilled as now their home is safe and secure.

Reuniting long lost pals in Colchester - 7th December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received a call from a gentleman in Colchester mid week. I arrived at his house and sorted out the problem which had him almost stuck indoors because the patio door to the balcony had failed. I quickly repaired the doors and had a chat with the customer. He told me that he had not been able to get out of his home for many months in fact only a handful of times in the past 4 years. He was suffering from a rare lung infection that limited his movement, upon chatting I realised he was once a top darts player in Colchester. I made a few phone calls and reunited him with some long lost pals who picked him up and took him to the local pub for a chat. Lovely feeling and a great end to the week 

Store lock out - 6th December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester received an early morning call on Friday from a customer in Colchester. A local store manager had lost his key and could not enter his shop. I arrived within 15 mins and opened the door (non destructive). We had a lovely cup of coffee and a chat and I’m now the preferred locksmith for the guy... Result!! early bird catches the worm.

Locked out by pet dog - 1st December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester had a call to gain entry on Sunday to a property in Colchester. Young man went out of the front door into porch to pick up milk. The pet dog came up behind him and closed inner door....leaving the customer in slippers and bath robe .. he then had to run to a neighbour and use phone to call Lockforce. I arrived within 15 mins to open door, one very happy but embarrassed customer. 

Emergency doors need opening - 22nd November 2019

Customer called at Jungle Adventures children’s indoor playground in Colchester, asking for my help opening a pair of emergency doors that had become stuck. Upon arrival I noticed that the doors were wedged tight and the locks were also stuck... I gained entry to find the door had dropped and the locks were damaged .. I repaired the locks , straightened the doors . And made safe ... all the children playing in the indoor playground are now safe and secure.

Upgrading Mechanism with new Gearbox - CO2, Colchester, 15th November 2019

Customer was having problems with locking and unlocking their front door, so called Lockforce Locksmith Colchester. I arrived quickly and diagnosed the problem to the mechanism. I proceeded to strip the door down, fitted a new gearbox and tested door before leaving one very happy customer.

High Security Locks After Coffee Shop Burglary - CO1, Colchester, 10th November 2019

Customer was burgled, and called Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester for help. I changed locks to the Ultion, two locks keyed alike, two locks one set of keys. One Americano with milk ... one very happy customer feeling safe and secure.

Key spinning in door - 31st October 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester arrived at the property in Highwoods Colchester and I found the door was locked and the key was spinning. I gained entry and took the lock apart to find the mechanism had collapsed. I then fitted a temporary lock and ordered a new one, the mechanism was delivered the next day and so I went back and fitted the new lock. Another happy customer !!

Protect your home - 26th October 2019

Customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester to ask about upgrading their locks for the highest security possible. Customer was very worried about burglary and I advised that the Ultion lock was the very best and showed her the details about the £1000 guarantee. She agreed to go for these locks which I fitted on both the front and back door. One very happy customer, feling safe and secure. 

Good advice sometimes pays off - 18th October 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester recieved a phone call last night from a management company based in Colchester, asking if I could go to help a guy that was locked out of his flat. It soon become apparent that someone had left the snib on after entering the flats, as he was outside the main door, I simply said yes I could turn up for him and ring all the bells to get someone to open the door. After a call back I found out that the gentleman had got someone to open the door for him. Anyway I’m back next week to change the lock to a thumb turn .... so I did get a job after all.

Students locked out in Colchester - 10th October 2019

Fantastic job today. Customer in colchester called to help with a student accommodation. 4 students were locked out of their home and when the only guy that had not lost his key was away visiting he’s parents they were in a bit of dilema. All 4 had lost their keys at a party. Anyway I gained entry, albeit made harder by the fact they had all had a go at kicking the door in.  I went onto to change the lock, 5 lever British standard with 5 keys. Another happy customer and another job I left smiling.

New lock for elderly lady in Colchester - 5th October 2019

I was called to customer in Colchester on Monday by an elderly lady was locked in her home. I managed to open door. The lady was very distressed. The carer calmed her down with a cup of tea.... with only one entrance and exit , and only one key to the door, I suggested that we change the lock to a Euro lock with a thumb turn inside so lady could lock the door from the inside and carer could open the door easily from the outside .... without the risk of the key being left in the lock inside. I modified the handles to accept an oval Euro cylinder and everyone was left happy and safe .

Night latch on storeroom - 25th September 2019

I was called out to a job in Colchester on a lovely sunny day. The customer needed more security on his storeroom to secure some valuable tools including a ride on mower, after some discussion he decided to go with a night latch as there was already a mortice lock in place, I got to work fitting the lock and after half an hour it was done .... I showed the customer the job and how it works .. I’m pleased to say he was also very pleased .... another happy Lockforce Locksmith customer!

Faulty lock on French Doors - 17th September 2019

Customer rang Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester panicked about being unable to unlock the french doors which were the entry into the conservatory. She had also mislaid the keys to the door on the side of the conservatory .... and had managed to lock her dog inside. On arrival, the customer was physically shaking.. I opened the door .. let dog out .. and found the doors mechanism had collapsed so I took it out and put in a temporary lock in whilst waiting for lock to be delivered, one very happy customer. 

Sticky lock in Colchester - 15th September 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester was called to a customer who had a sticky lock on their door. The lock was badly worn and I recommended a thumb turn Euro cylinder which the customer agreed to. I replaced the old cylinder with a security cylinder and cut an extra key,  leaving the customer very happy and again customer left 5 stars on Trustist.

Broken locking mechanism in Colchester - 8th September 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester was called to help unlock stuck patio doors, upon arrival it soon became obvious that the doors locking mechanism had broken , no way in without some damage said customer..... let me have a look .. soon realised that the hook locks that help the door securely in place needed to be forced open .. .. so I as carefully as possible spread the door and tapped the hooks open ... the door was opened for the 1st time in over a year .. one very happy customer.

Fitting new locks in Colchester - 24th August 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester was called to Castle park to fit locks to the new putt-in-the-Park putting complex, one of several around Essex this one will open in two weeks time. I had the job of fitting a lock to the disabled toilet which had to be cut into the door and frame, also a digital lock to the storeroom which also had to be cut into the frame and door. The new owners were delighted with the job and said Lockforce Colchester will have all there lock work from now on. 

Lock upgrades in Colchester - 24th August 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colchester was called by a customer on Saturday morning who requested we checked his front door lock and handles. Upon arriving I found that the cylinder and handles had worn very badly. I advised the customer to change the handles and upgrade the cylinder to an ultion for the ultimate security. He happily agreed and I replaced both. I also cleaned and oiled the mechanism and left a very happy customer who left me a 5 star review on Trustist.

New locks for club house in Colchester - 24th August 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Colcehster was by a customer who owened a new putting green club house and needed two new locks fitted. One lock on a disabled toilet and a digital lock to be fitted on the stock room door. I was able to source parts and fit them very quickly, left customer very happy who gave me 5 stars on Trustist.

Door not locking in Colchester - 16th August 2019

Lockforce Locksmith Colchester was called to customers home as the front door would not lock. We identified a number of issues Euro cylinder was catching and very loose, the handles were worn and the gearbox that locks the door had broken.. The customer was anxious because her son had Asperger’s syndrome and had a habit of trying to leave flat. We worked quickly to rectify all problems and put the customer at ease. A very satisfied customer and a 5 stars review on google.

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Areas Covered

Abberton, Aingers Green, Aldham, Alresford, Ardleigh, Beacon End, Birch, Birch Green, Blackheath, Blacksmith's Corner, Boxted, Boxted Cross, Brightlingsea, Broad Green, Chappel, Coggeshall, Coggeshall Hamlet, Colchester, Colne Engaine, Copford Green, Crockleford Heath, Dedham, Earls Colne, East Bergholt, East End, East Mersea, Easthorpe, Eight Ash Green, Elmstead Market, Feering, Fingringhoe, Fordham, Fordstreet, Fox Street, Frating Green, Great Bentley, Great Bromley, Great Horkesley, Great Tey, Great Wenham, Great Wigborough, Hardy's Green, Hare Green, Heckfordbridge, Higham, Holton St Mary, Honey Tye, Horkesley Heath, Inworth, Kelvedon, Lamb Corner, Langenhoe, Langham, Langham Moor, Layer Breton, Layer de la Haye, Layer Marney, Leavenheath, Little Bentley, Little Horkesley, Little Tey, Little Wenham, Marks Tey, Messing, Mile End, Nayland, Old Heath, Peldon, Polstead, Rose Green, Rowhedge, Shrub End, Smythe's Green, Stanway, Stoke-by-Nayland, Stratford St Mary, Swan Street, Thorington Street, Thorrington, Tiptree, Tiptree Heath, Wakes Colne, West Bergholt, West Mersea, White Colne, Wissington, Wivenhoe, Wormingford

Counties Covered

Essex, Suffolk

Postcodes Covered

CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7


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