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Lockforce Locksmith Leeds are Trading Standards approved with C&V, Police DBS vetted Leeds Locksmiths and accredited with Checkatrade. We are committed to offering a competitively priced, high quality, locksmith service in Leeds with excellent after care.

You can call us any time of the day or night 24/7, as we know how important it is to keep your family or business safe.  If your property has been broken into, lost your keys, locked out of your home, have a broken or seized lock, snapped key, UPVC door/window problems or just need security advise and lock upgrades, you need a quick response from a qualified professional who can empathise with your situation and resolve the problem fast. 

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The majority of our business is through recommendation from existing and past customers;

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"We found Carl's company via Google - we had a problem with our front door lock and needed a locksmith at very short notice. Carl arrived within the hour and the job was done effeciently and professionally and was competitively priced - highly recommend." - Pamela Sadler, Leeds

"Brilliant service from beginning to end. Good price and went extra mile cutting extra keys. Very friendly. Level of customer service, even follow up rare these days. Definitely recommend and would certainly use again. Thank you." - Becky Leach, Leeds




Our Locksmith Services Include:

Local Locksmiths in Leeds LS1
  • Gaining entry / locked out
  • Anti-snap locks / Door Handles
  • Window locks / Window Handles
  • Sash jammers / Dead bolts
  • Lock repairs / replacements
  • Locks fitted to BS3621
  • Upgrades to Insurance Standards
  • On site Mobile Key Cutting service
  • Digital Locks / Keyless Systems



A fast, friendly and professional service from a local trusted Emergency Leeds Locksmiths. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds all our work is guaranteed for 12 months. We aim to provide an unbeatable service and complete customer satisfaction, your recommendations and testimonials mean everything Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and our business. We live in the Leeds area so dependent on your Leeds location, we aim to be with you in 30 minutes of your call in an Locksmith emergency. We also never charge any call out fee. 

Locked Out in Leeds

Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds with trust and confidence if you find yourself locked in or out of your property. Whether you have lost your keys, snapped your key in the lock or the lock has simply failed, Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have the knowledge, expertise and understanding of your situation to put your mind at ease and gain entry to your property. We will give you a timescale of arrival over the phone and keep you updated as to our progress by text tracking facility. We use all the leading locksmith specialist tools to gain entry to your property - whether you have a mortice lock, UPVC lock, Yale lock, Digital lock or Cylinder lock. Whatever your situation, there's no need to worry, as we have helped thousands of customers in Leeds back into there property safely and we're keen to help you too!

Door Locked, Key Snapped, Lost Keys Call Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 for a Trusted Locksmith Service in Leeds we are 24 hours Locksmiths in Leeds 

Lock Identification 

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry over 10,000 different lock parts on our vans, however it helps to know what type of lock you have fitted so we can give you a more accurate quotation before we actually arrive at your property. Below is a list of the most popular locks you will find on the majority of doors in the Leeds district. We can usually identify your lock from asking you a few simple questions on the phone but please feel free if you have the time to have a look at the images before you call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds services.

Euro Cylinders - Euro Cylinder locks are the most common lock fitted to the doors of Leeds residents, these locks are generally found on all UPVC, Patio doors, sliding doors, aluminon doors and Composite doors in both residential and commercial properties. Euro cylinders are the most commonly locks that are attacked by burglars, at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we only ever fit Anti Snap Locks not the basic standard type often fitted to new builds. Oval Locks are very similar to Euro locks but are less common and have a Oval looking cylinder but work in the same way as a Euro lock.

Mortice 2,3 and 5 lever Locks  - Mortice locks are very common in wooden doors and are traditionally a longer key type, the mortise deadlock will turn and lock the door with a turn of the key through the handle, this type of locks is called a Mortise Sashlocks. Often on wooden doors you may have another lock above or below the Handle this is known as a Deadlock. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always recommends and fits the latest Police and Insurance 5 lever locks that meet BS3621/2007 Standards. We also carry the key blanks and cut you extra keys whilst you have your new lock fitted.

British Standard BS362/2007 Night Latch Locks - Nightlatch locks are commonly referred to as a Yale lock, these locks can lock behind you when you close the door and leave the property, self locking. The British Standard version have a secure deadbolt and these locks meet insurance requirements of BS3621/2007, they mostly have a lever bar on the inside of the door rather than a knob turn and have a security plate at the front of the door hiding the keyway.

Standard Night Latch Lock - These lock types are very similar to the British Standard Night latches but often do not have a deadlocking system and do not meet insurance requirements. Often these locks can be a secondary lock on a wooden door for convenience of self locking without the need of a key. Many student accommodations have Nightlatch locks fitted to the dwellings this is to also meet fire regulations as such you can quickly exit the building by just turning the Thumbturn or turning the knob. Locked out, many people find themselves locked out by Night latches as once they have shut the door, the door is locked and if you have no key you are locked out of your property or room.

Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths Payment options

Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths accept all major credit cards, bank transfers and paypal, we of course accept cash but unlike many Rogue traders we will not walk you to the bank demanding cash. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we will always offer you a quote and also different options/brands for any Locksmith works before any job is started. Only when we have your approval and you are happy with the quotation will we commence with the work involved.

Trading Standards Approved and Peace of mind at Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths

After a stringent vetting process, we are pleased to announce that Lockforce Leeds has become Trading Standards Approved with Check and Vetted .

The Trading Standards organisation enforces a wide range of  legislation: environmental health, health and safety, licensing and Police checks and so on. These departments investigate commercial organisations that trade outside the law or in unethical ways. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are proud to be a approved vetted member, Adding futher assurances Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are also vetted and reviewed by Checkatrade another vetted and reviewed professional company who only allow the best tradespeople to become members.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have had 14 checks. The vetting process has proven to be the most significant way of protecting consumers and achieving the Checkatrade mission of stamping out rogue traders.This demonstrates that Lockforce Locksmiths operate a professional business offering a fair and honest service.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are also fully insured to the sum of £2,000,000 public liability, giving you complete peace of mind. We are DBS Police advanced checked, always wear a uniform and always carry identification and will arrive in our vans with the Lockforce Logos. We always offer a free call out survey and will give you a quote on Locksmiths Works before we commence with no obligation. 

Call Renata or Carl at Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285  we are happy to answer any enquiry you may have on any Locksmith Service, Lock upgrades, Windows, Chains, Security Cameras, Alarms, Digital Locks, Anti Snap Locks, Chubb, Union, Brisant, Avocet, ERA, Legge, Asec, Adams Rite call us today

Insurance Compliance...are you covered in your home?

There are so many things to consider when it comes to the security of your property. However, one factor which many of my customers often don’t take into account is whether their locks are compliant with their home insurance policies. While such compliance is often taken for granted, it’s best to be 100% sure…as alas not all locks are created equal!

Indeed, for when commonplace locks on our doors and windows can be snapped using only a few household tools, insurers may be less inclined to pay out!

Fortunately, at Lockforce Leeds, we only use high quality locks that are compliant with the majority of policies such as BS3621 on the home insurance market, meaning you’re better protected from theft and financial loss should a burglar attempt a break in. Fitting locks that are made to the industry standards set out by the British Standards Institute, you can always recognise the locks we stock by the BS kite mark printed on our locks, which signals its excellence in the field of lock security.

If you are unsure if your locks meet BS3621/2007 insurance approval and Police Approved standards please give us a call today to discuss a lock upgrade or if you have questions please ask us

Call  Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 if you are unsure if your property meets your insurance standards BS3621-2007 and Police Approvals, we can offer a free no Obligation Property survey

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds Mobile Key Cutting Service

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds, we stock a vast range of key blanks as well as the latest key cutting equipment in the industry loaded into our mobile vans. So, we know that for every key we cut, the key will work every time!!

Stocking the latest BS3621/2007 insurance approved key blanks and anti-snap key blanks, one size does unfortunately not fit all! So whether you simply need an extra door key cut or require an emergency set of house keys duplicated, you will find Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can provide a bespoke service that’s a cut above what you’re likely to experience in high street stores.

Key problems? Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds carry all the latest Anti snap and Mortise key blanks and cut keys at your house, for a cut above the rest call 0113 8876 285

Round the Clock Service at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds

At Locksmith Lockforce Leeds, I provide a 24/7 around-the-clock service that gives you an expert locksmith when you need it! It may come as no surprise that lock emergencies tend to happen at the most inconvenient of hours…after a night out, on a Sunday, or in the early in hours of the morning. However, rest assured that when contacting me at Locksmith Lockforce Leeds, you will call through to my personal mobile (not a call centre!) and I’ll be able to talk you through your problem and how I can best help you to get back into your property or fix the locks that are causing you bother.

For more information on my 24/7 responsive emergency Leeds Locksmith lock service, feel free to call us today. 

For 24 hour call out service you can call Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 a stress free company you can trust 24 hours a day

Police Checked Locksmith and Locks we stock at Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths

When looking for a locksmith, we find that our customers will frequently seek the same assurances of service quality, such as whether their locksmith…

-          has good and credible testimonials and reviews to many Links

-          is DBS checked 

-          or simply whether he says who he says he is! Wearing a branded uniform and carrying  ID

At Lockforce Leeds, we provide all these assurances and more. However, have you ever thought to ask about the actual locks that your chosen technician will be fitting onto your doors and windows? After all, once your tradesman is gone, it will be the locks they fit that remain. If you’re unfortunate enough to contract the services of a tradesman who isn’t discerning about the quality of locks he stocks, you may find your property will continue to suffer from inadequate protection!

Don’t take the risk! At Lockforce we stock from a few choice suppliers, whose industry applauded locks offer our customers the best protection from intruders. Our decision as a brand to regulate our stock to suppliers whose materials we have reviewed and authorised means that you’ll never fall foul of a dodgy lock fitted by our technicians hands! we carry brands such as Chubb, Union, Era, Yale, Securefast, Mila, Lockmaster and the accredited Brisant range

Here is a taster of the locks fitted by one of our trusted suppliers – Brisant Security

Brisant have recently launched several new locks onto the British market – offering even greater protection for British tenants, business and homeowners….

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds work with the Police to insure you are kept safe as you should be for more information Call Renata or Carl at Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 

The Ultion 3 Star TS007: Police Approved by Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths

The Ultion 3 Star TS007 is the darling of the current Brisant range of Anti Snap Locks. Like other Brisant’s locks, the Ultion is British Standard and Police Approved, meaning it conforms to the lock protection credentials deemed necessary to protect your home. The Ultion has been graded 3 stars, the highest accolade bestowed to a lock and guarantees that the model has gone through a rigorous series of tests before gaining the mark. The Lock also comes with ‘Solid Secure Diamond’ approval, which means it has been tested by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) and deemed to provide adequate protection in strenuous testing conditions. This will mean that an MLA locksmith would have really gone to town on the lock, having greater handling of the prototype, more tools to weaken it and sanctioned to damage the materia l around the lock to ensure to see how secure the lock is. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are proud working partners of Brisant Secure and carry a vast range of Brisant Locks in Anti Snap, Secure Rim locks, Shutter Locks and the Brisant High Security Padlocks.

9 SECONDS - Thats all its takes for a intruder to break a standard lock and gain entry to your property. The Ultion from Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds is designed with 11 pins for maximum security – look at their video below for a better idea of how secure this Lock is compared to that of a standard Euro lock.

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds carry all the latest Police Approved British Standard 3 star Sold Secure Design Anti snap Locks  Call Renata or Carl at Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 we are happy to help you make the right choice. Lockforce Locksmith Leeds a company to trust with your Security

Lockforce Commercial Leeds Locksmiths Service we protect your assets and Business with our Commercial dedicated Locksmith Leeds Service

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have years of experience with commercial locksmith service operations in Leeds, we pride ourselves and nobody takes better care of your business than Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds. We provide 24 hour Locksmith services for large and small businesses. As well as the need to have correct insurance approved locks, you will have worked hard to build your business and secure your premises and assets so doesn’t it make sense to protect them as best you can?

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds offer a free site survey of all commercial properties and can cover all your security needs as well as Key cutting, keyless entry systems, panic emergency bars, Fire Exit doors and key a like locksmith solutions. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we have a fleet of vans that can answer your call and be on site in less than 30 mins in the event of any emergency.

Call Lockforce Locksmith Leeds for all Commercial Locksmiths needs including:

  • Keyless entry systems
  • Insurance approved – installation paperwork supplied
  • Master suites
  • Emergency repair
  • Gain Entry to locked doors
Lockforce Locksmith Leeds are Expert Commercial Locksmiths Call Renata or Carl at Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 we are happy to help you make the right choice. Lockforce Locksmith Leeds a company to trust with your Business Security

Locksmith Leeds Key Cutting and Key Replacement for your Business

With all commercial businesses keys can go missing and you can lose track of who had what keys and past and present employees. If you don’t, security could be compromised.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can provide key replacement and also offer a master key system that offers efficient and effective access control. When you use a master key you can give your managers and supervisors access to any lock in the company.

We can also provide individual keys on request to restricted areas or areas where confidential data is stored, these keys can be coded to a unique number and stored for easy swift replacement of new keys. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds stock all commercial lock replacement keys and we can cut new keys at your premises and we promise our keys work first time every time, we are a cut above the rest.

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds Offer Mobile Key Cutting for more information Call Renata or Carl at Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 0113 8876 285 

We Can offer the Following Commercial key cutting service at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds

  • Commercial Keys cut to code numbers (including furniture, lock boxes, doors, etc)
  • High security Commercial keys cut, copy-protected keys and master keys systems
  • Security coded authorisation key procedures to supply additional security keys

For more information about our commercial Lockforce Locksmith service, call Carl or Renata on Leeds 0113 8876 285   we will be happy to help or advise you on any commercial Locksmith needs or enquires you may have. Call today for a free security audit.

NHS and Staff Discount

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are proud authorised working partners of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and are often working in our Leeds Hospitals such as Leeds General infirmary, St James, Chapel Allerton, Seacroft and Airedale as well as many Doctors surgeries in the Leeds district and dentists.

We are especially busy at present securing medicines rooms in oir hospitals with digital locks and safe deadlocks and also changing locks from staff changes.

Like the emergency services Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds give priority to any NHS call and in the event of a emergency have a rapid response system that will have a Locksmith to the scene within 20 minutes is such our dedication to NHS. 

As a proud NHS working partner Lockforce have agreed to a 10% discount to all employees of the NHS all we ask is for you to present us with your Identification badge to claim your discounts. Call Carl or Renata on Leeds 0113 8876 285 

Our Frequently Asked Questions 

We receive many enquirers and telephone calls daily at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds, with common repeated lock problems from our Leeds customers.

We thought if we can display and highlight many of these problems and potential solutions it will aid and help our Leeds customer in recognising the issue they have.

Carl and Renata at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are always available 24 hours a day to try and help and resolve your Lock issues. Please feel free to send us a text, email or phone call if you cannot see your lock problem listed below we are happy to help or give you advice.

Can you cut keys at my property?

Shop lock changed and 25 new keys cut 30/08/21

A beauty salon in Cookridge, Leeds called Lockforce when a member of the team left the company and ran off with the keys and would not return them, so wanting to secure the property the business owner called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to change the locks but also wanted extra keys cutting on site, this wasn’t a problem as we carry the latest laser technology key cutting machines and we cut 25 new keys on site and done and dusted in less than 30 minutes

Do Dogs scare away intruders ?

Having a dog can certainly aid your security and the dogs barking can alert the home owner or neighbouring property of a potential intruder on your property. However the majority of burglaries Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attend are pre planned and the thieves are targeting the property for the car, bikes, jewellery, garden equipment or even hot tubs. So they tend to have carried out a planned method of attack and maybe aware you have a dog and have a prepared strategy for this scenario. We have heard of dogs been doped by sweets, treats and Unfortunaly dogs have been killed by intruders, with your pets been part of your family this of course can be devastating. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advise is stop them getting into your property in the first place with high security locks. Of course security lighting, Cctv and alarms aids your security but its the locks thats stop them opening the door.

Can you put a lock on cupboard doors 01/08/2021 ?

Yes at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we can fit locks to most things and cupboard doors is one we certainly can do. A lot will depend on the security you wish and also the thickness of the door and frame to be able to sit or cut a new lock into. Why not send us a photo and we can advise accordingly

Does Hot weather cause door problems ? 18/7/21

With temperatures hitting 28 degrees in Leeds, Lockforce Locksmiths received many calls today with customers unable to close Upvc door and patio door sets. This was due to the heat and the Upvc expanding on the door and frame making it very hard and on some doors impossible to lift the handle and lock the door with the key. Quick adjustments made to the hinges and rebates and al doors back to full working conditions

Do Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry the Ultion 1 star  ?

Yes Lockforce are proud working partners with Brisant Secure and we stock a wide range of their products such as the Ultion 3 star plus, Ultion 1 star, Lock lock handles and many more security Anti snap locks. The latest lock release is the Ultion 1 star that like its big brother has a molybdenum core centre this gives the lock greater resistance from a snap attack, most 1 star locks do not have any snap protection but the Ultion 1 star fixing screw engages with a completely independent central section giving added protection. Also if the 1 star is also fitted along with 2 star door handles the Manufacturer are now giving a £2000 lock snapping guarantee.

Can you fit a lock to my bedroom door 31/5/21 ?

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can of course fit a lock to a bedroom door, however some questions need to be answered to give you the correct lock for your door, such as

is the door a solid door or a egg shell door this ? this will determine what type of lock can be fitted

Do you want the lock to be self locking ? in other words when you close the door it automatically locks

Do you want a keyless entry system such as a digital lock using no keys ?

Are you a tenant ? do you have landlord permission to fit a new lock ?

Does your lock have to meet fire regulations ?

Are you renting the room out in which case you will have Landlord responsibilities to the lock you fit ?

Do you need a Thumbturn operation ?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will always try and fit the correct lock for your requirement and we will carry many different type of locks that will match up to those questions


What Lock can I have fitted on a swimming pool door with frequent members ?

We received a question from a customer in Moortown Leeds this week 21/05/21  asking for a lock on a swimming pool door which whilst needs to be locked also needs to have access for multiply users. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds suggested a few options but the best advise was a digital lock this is a mechanical devise that needs to have a 4 digit code to open the door but from the inside can just be opened by a lever. The other option presented was a smart lock system using a Bluetooth keypad but could also be operated by a phone or obviously the traditional method a key. However the phone option was picked and a new Ultion smart lock installed.

Window Locks do you need to enter my home?  I am concerned about Covid

A customer in Carverley Leeds called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds when the bedroom window became jammed, the first question asked was “will we need access to repair the lock from inside of the house?”. The answer to this was it depends what the issue is and could the window open or was it locked into the frame?. The answer was the lock was jammed and they could not lock the window so in that case we could repair and replace any parts from the outside using ladders to reach the window and as such we was able to repair the broken gearbox system on the window without stepping a foot into the customers property. Once we cleaned and used anti bacterial wipes we simple sent a electronic invoice by email so no social contact was made whatever with our vulnerable customer.

Are you fitting Alarms in Lockdown 07/03/21

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are taking bookings for alarm fitting from 12th April 2021, Lockforce offer wireless alarm systems with PIR sensors that will pick up movement in a selected room when a object hits the infra band zone area as well as contact points on doors or windows which are activated when the contact breaks. The Alarm can also be wired to your telephone network to call you in the event the alarm is triggered, so if your away from home or on holiday you can contact somebody to alert your alarm has triggered. The Alarm also comes with a siren box a very good visual deterrent. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also offer a free security survey to look at your Locks, Handles and windows and alarm requirements.

Can you offer Locksmith service to my other business areas ?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we cover a vast area, however we often get asked especially by Business owners who have premises in Leeds and are very happy with the Locksmith work carried out for them by Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds that do we offer the same service in another part of the country? and the answer is Yes. Lockforce have fully trained Lockforce Locksmiths throughout the UK all offering the same level of professional service and carry the same lock options. Please visit our site and click the home button there you can just add your postcode and the nearest Lockforce Locksmith will be displayed.

Do you have the parts to fix my lock ?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we carry 10,000 lock parts on our vans everyday from standard Mortise, euro locks to Multi Point locking systems, Commercial Locks and specialist lock parts. So the vast majority of household or commercial  locks we will carry or have a alternative to keep you secure. If in the unlikely event we need to order a part we will secure your door and call back usually the next day to carry out the repair but we not charge you any additional call out charges.

Do you have Covid19 Measures in place?  19/01/2021

Yes at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are very aware of government guidelines and will ask customers to keep a safe distance when we are carry out Locksmiths work in your home, we will ask you where possible to keep doors and windows open, will use anti bacterial to clean before and after working on your door locks, handles and of course we will always wear a mask throughout our visit. Other advise we offer is where possible we welcome videos or photos of your lock problem so we can beforehand order the parts and then oly one visit will be required to your property. We offer payment by Bank Transfer and can send you your invoice via email so limiting any contact.

If my key is in the lock can somebody open the door?

If you have a UPVC or composite door, if you leave the key in the inside of the lock and have it turned in most cases you will not be able to open the door even with a key from the outside. However the key needs to be slightly turned otherwise the key on the inside could be potentially just knocked out. It will depend on your lock make and model as some locks can be operated regardless if a key is in the lock. For care homes and elderly we recommend a thumbturn lock so it is impossible for a key to be left on the inside and access can always be made with a key

Do you do Car or Van Locks?

We receive many calls asking if we can cut Car and Van keys or gain entry to vehicles, sadly at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we do not do any auto locksmith works. However we carry the latest Snap Safe, Anti Snap and British Standard BS3621/2007 locks for household and commercial premises and we can cut extra keys on site to the residential and commercial locks we supply and fit. For high security Brisant and Ultion keys we can offer in most cases 48 hours key delivery

Do you attend evictions ?

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can be booked in to attend evictions where access is required to reclaim a property or once the property is reclaimed to have all the locks changed. We do require all the relevant court procedures to be in place and would ask for the information prior to any visit so that we can advise accordingly and have a quotation for such works. Often Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will organise the visit with the solicitors and bailiffs so that the Landlord can be rest assured your property will be in safe hands.

I am a Landlord can I have locks with keys that cannot be copied ?

Yes Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are proud approved installers of the latest WXM Ultion lock that has a key control system. Once the lock is fitted, you can on-line register your key code number, use a unique password and also have alerts via text or email should anybody attempt to request a key to be copied but only the registered key holder can order new keys. Many Landlords have these locks fitted for that reason but also to have master key systems should they have several properties. Call Lockforce on Leeds 0113 8876285 to learn more

How do I pay in the Pandemic?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we actual prefer bank transfer as payment as this minimises any virus spread on cash and paper. We can send you a invoice for the Locksmiths work electronically with our bank details so again keeping you safe.  If you dont have on line banking dont worry we can take credit cards without the need of handling the card.

Are you still working during the lock down?

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are key workers and as such we are on call for locksmiths works however we carry out risk assessments on the telephone or also once we arrive on site we will also carry out a risk assessment on the locksmiths works needed to keep our customers and ourselves safe. We have seen a huge increase in work this week 25/5/20 as customers have waited until their non emergency work can be fixed such as broken door handle, faulty locks, key cutting and we are have seen a increase in commercial businesses slowly returning to work and needing locksmiths work.

Can you fix my door in the same day?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we will always look to attend and fix your problem in the 1st visit. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry over 10,000 lock parts on our vans so unless your door lock, window mechnisiam or antique lock is not in the popular lock stock we carry, we have a central Lockforce warehouse stock we can call on either the same day or the next. If in the unlikely event we do not carry your broken part we will make sure we secure your door or fit a temporary secure lock keeping you safe.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is a very concerning time and all customers of Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will be still giving you Locksmith support and carrying out work until further notice, we of course at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will be undertaking Locksmiths work in a safe professional manner and will take appropriate safe precautions in line with the guidance set out by the latest government updates. We will not be offering a hand shake to keep us and our customers safe and will give space and conduct our findings in a safe environment for all parties. Doors, Handles, locks, locks, digital locks, gates and any household equipment we may use will be wiped down. Our staff have undertaken extra training to ensure that we minimise the risk to all of our customers, support staff and those especially who are vulnerable. If you believe yourself to be classed as a vulnerable person this could be if you over 70 or have health problems then please advise us at your earliest connivance so that we can be prepared and have the best solution for minimal disruption to your planned locksmiths works at the lowest risk to yourselves and Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds staff.

My House has just been burgled, when do I call a Locksmith

If in the horrible event that your house has just been burgled in the first instance you should always call the Police, they should arrive on the scene and gather as much information at the crime scene as possible. The forensic team with then follow to take fingerprints and any relevant evidence. It is advisable to call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds after the Police have finished however if it at night the forensic team may not arrive until the next morning so in that scenario Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can attend and secure your property and use gloves and tools to keep the evidence for the forensics team to examine.

Should I change my locks when I move into my new home

Yes we would always recommend that you change the locks to your new home as a priority. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can be booked to meet you at your new home on the day of the big move and secure your property the same day. For a small cost you can have peace of mind that nobody else has keys to your property, also the old locks may not be to the standards of the insurance BS3621/2007 or be security anti snap locks. The other alarming worry is if you had moved into a new home and did not change the locks and were unfortunately burgled by somebody using a key to gain entry the likelihood is that your insurance company would not pay out.

Is it Cash only?

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we will not march you to the nearest cash machine and demand you only pay in cash with no receipt! We have heard this practise from many other companies. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are happy to accept all major credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer and yes we also do accept cash f your prefer. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also are aware locks fail in the most inconvenient time and you can find yourself locked out of your home with no cash in your wallet or purse. Equally for Landlords we can take payment over the phone or via bank transfer and email you a copy of your invoice. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds a professional trusted company

How many keys do I get with a new lock?

This question is often asked as many customers of Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have multiple people leaving in a house or have dog walkers and cleaners, the answer will depend on the lock type you have fitted. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we stock and fit the latest Police and insurance approved locks, Anti Snap locks, shutter locks, post box locks, gate locks and much more. If you have a wooden door the most popular lock fitted is a mortise lock and they generally come with 2 or 3 keys depending on the make you choose. Anti snap locks can come with 3 or 5 keys but again it depends on the locks you choose. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we carry over 10,000 lock parts and the advantage of calling Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds  is we can give our customers plenty of choice in having a new lock fitted.

How long does it take to fit a new lock ?

This depends on the lock type you currently have fitted and if you are upgrading your lock to British Standard Approved Lock. If you are wanting to change a lock on a Upvc door this can be fitted and installed in approximately 20 mins. If you have 5 lever mortise a like for like lock change may take 30 minutes, however if you are upgrading your lock or having a new lock installed in a door from new this can vary from 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always offer a free site survey to cost and give you a timescale to fit your locks.

Garage security

We are often asked at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds how best to protect your garage and upgrade your security. A lot will depend on the lock type you have and the age of the garage, as the older the lock usually a Henderson type lock with steel rods can often be better than the modern euro type lock seen on many new garages. Firstly we would recommend that if you have a euro lock type you upgrade to a Anti snap lock. Also locking clasps and deadbolts can also aid security Garage defender locks are a very good measure of security a devise that is bolted to the actual floor Other good practises are to have floodlights fitted above the garage and working on PIR sensors can deter would be intruders

What is a Thumbturn Lock ?

A Thumbturn lock is commonly found on a single entry door to Flats, Apartments and basements, however most new build houses now have Thumbturn locks fitted to the front doors due to building regulations. A Thumbturn lock looks exactly the same as any other euro lock from the outside and is still used with a key operation but on the inside no key is used and instead a knob or twist is used to lock the door. Lockforce Locksmiths advise is for Flats and apartments a Thumbturn is the safest lock to fit and Lockforce Locksmiths leeds carry all the secure Anti snap locks in thumbturn as well. If you have a house a thumbturn is not legally a requirement and if you have a letterbox you will need to have a letterbox guard to stop criminals reaching through the letterbox to twist the thumbturn

Do you carry Locks on your van?

Yes Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry over 10,000 Lock parts on our loaded vans daily, we carry all the latest Police and Insurance approved 5 lever locks in stock in Chrome, Brass, Satin and sometimes black, we also carry the very latest Anti snap locks and have many choices in all sizes, again in different colour options. We carry lots of multi point locking systems and parts as this we find is the biggest request we find in the Leeds areas to broken parts in Upvc and composite doors. Accessories like handles, letterboxes and plates are also a common request. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds should be able to call and change your broken lock or upgrade at the first visit.

Security Lighting

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attending a property in Guiseley this week to fit new security lighting with motion detectors, the devise works when anybody walks within 10 meters of the front door the light automatically switches on and we set the time to reman on for 10 minutes. The devise is also pet friendly as the motion detector is set 2ft above the ground. Security lighting is a very effective Burglary deterrent and also a aid for the householder finding your keys in the dark.

Tenant Eviction

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have attended many tenant evictions, that have not paid rent, or have damaged properties. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have many Landlords as working partners and Estate agents and lettings department. However a house in Horsforth Leeds shocked us this week with over 30 people living in one house, once everybody was out of the house the locks were changed to high security Anti Snap locks and the windows secured with additional sash jammers. The landlord was happy he had is property back 6 months since he went to court.

Should I fit a Alarm, CCTV or Locks

Lockforce Locksmiths are often asked should I upgrade my locks or fit a Alarm first, and what about CCTV? Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds Answer is well with the majority of standard locks currently fitted to the majority of houses in Leeds then upgrading your locks to the highest Police Approved Locks will stop them gaining entry to your house through your doors, so the answer would always be Locks first, but of course Alarms and CCTV also can be a Visual preventative as well as practical and should a burglar break into your home, hopefully with a siren screaming they will only have seconds to grab keys or valuables if at all.  

New Keys Cut to Code

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are often asked if you can cut keys from a code and the answer is in most cases yes you can depending on the lock type. Safes and cabinet locks often have key with numbers and you can order these keys on line, other more high security locks can also be cut to code, however some locks you require to have a credit card authorisation code as well, and other keys have to be registered to the householder with a unique password. In any case feel free to contact Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we can advise, or better still just send us a quick photo of your key.

Digital Lock New Codes?

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a commercial business that was under new management and wanted all the codes to the digital locks in the factory changing, can this be done? The answer is yes and we can change the codes to whatever you wish. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always advise changing codes frequently to keep security tight, call us now for a quote to change those codes.

Price Guide

One of the most common questions asked of Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds is  “how much is a lock please....?” this question can have a lot of answers and also begs the question why do you need a lock change? is it perhaps because the door will not close and lock? This could be a door alignment issue you have not a lock issue. Also Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds stock over a thousand different types of locks so the question could have a long answer. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will of course give you a guide price but unlike many of our competitors who may quote you a very low estimate but when they arrive the price doubles or trebles in price, at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we will always offer a free call out to survey your lock or lock problem and give you different options with no obligation. We also find customers can what app us a photo of their lock and again that can help us give you a more accurate quote. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are Trading Standard / Checkatrade approved and would never mislead a customer with a inaccurate or miss leading quotation.

Call Centres

We are often asked if Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds use a telephone call centre, the answer is at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds it will always be a Lockforce employee and trained Locksmith who answers your call, if the matter is of a technical nature Carl our Master Locksmiths will be able to answer any of your questions on locks, Cctv, alarms and technical questions you may have.

Mobile Service

A frequent questioned asked to Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds is where is your shop? Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are a mobile unit so we come to you. Are vans are loaded with over 10,000 Lock parts from UPVC Multi point locking systems, Upvc door handles, chains, door viewers, locks anti snap, mortise 5 lever, digital locks, keys and much much more.

Will WD40 Help my Lock?

In the short term spraying WD40 Standard spray oil into a lock will maybe help in the short term to help move a jammed linkage or release a moving lever etc but in the long term it will most likely do more damage and actually seize the lock or  locking mechanism. The majority of locks need to have PTFE oil and in certain cases the modern high security locks must have graphite oil, and in certain locks such as the Ultion lock never ever use wd40 as this invalids your warranty. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advise is give us a call and we can advise for free what oil to use on your lock

Electric and Battery Smart Locks

A frequently asked question this week 16/6/2019  has been if electric or battery operated locks meet insurance requirements. The answer is, it depends on the brand, make model and type of smart lock, however the majority of smart electric locks do not work using a multi point locking system and only work on the latch. These type are not insurance approved. Smart locks that do use a multi point locking system can be approved but Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advise would be to speak and get it in writing from your insurance company before you request one fitting to your home.

Safe not opening and no keys?

The majority of Safes have a digital key pad to enter the code to open, the problem is the digital keypad runs off batteries and when they go flat the key pad no longer works. This is when you hope your safe has a lock with a key override to get into the safe and change the batteries when this happens. Sadly many people either store the key inside the safe or put in a safe place that years later have no idea where it was put. If your safe has a key override fear not Lockforce Locksmiths leeds can gain access to the majority of safes with a override lock. Unfortunaly not all safes have a key override and dependant on the safe make model and type there is good news and bad news, good news some manufacturers have emergency override codes, however many dont and access can only be made by drilling this type. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always buy a safe with a key override and always put it in a memorable safe place!

Insurance claims following Burgalry

Sadly we do attend many burglaries / house break ins, these can be from lock snapping and car theft been the most common and we often get asked about insurance policies and what you can claim for in regards lock replacement and excess costs. In our experience the majority of insurance companies with authorise replacement locks but only on a like for like basis which if you have suffered a burglary because you had standard locks fitted on your doors, you may wish to upgrade to Antisnap locks which will not be covered. Also excess is normally £200 so again from a cost perspective it may not be worth the claim as the lock change maybe under the value.

Post Box Keys

Call received at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds on Sunday 13th January 2019 from a customer in Horsforth Leeds with frequently asked question. The question was “Can I get a key for my post box the last tenants didn’t leave me one” the answer is technically Yes if you have the code for the old key or if lock has certain markings or a name on the lock their is a possibility but not 100%, however for a modest fee Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can open the lock, replace it and leave you with new keys that nobody else has, piece of mind for a small price

Digital Lock can the code be changed.

Yes if you have a digital lock it is possible to change the code, however it is best you call a professional locksmith to change the code as to change a code on a digital lock you have to remove the lock unit from the door and remove the back plate, then carefully turn the unit upside down and don't let any of the 12 springs fall from the case. Next you have to press the Cancel button and with a pair of small long pillars' remove the chip code you wish to change for the code you wish to remove and make sure the chip is placed back inside the lock case the right way around. Next change the reminder of the 6 chips and put all back together. However for a small charge Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can call and change the code to your personal choice in no time.

Window handle will not open the window

If your Window Handle on your UPVC system turns and lifts up but will not open your window it will most likely be one of two things 1) The Handle itself has broken and the spindle bar has detached itself from the spindle or the gearbox 2) the actual gearbox in the multi point locking system in the window has broken. The best thing today is to take the caps off the handle and remove the two threaded screws to check the handle operation. This will identify if its option 1 or 2.

Coding both locks together with same key

This depends on what locks you currently have fitted to your property, if you are changing both locks then yes it will be possible to have the same key for both locks. However if it is a additional lock you want fitting to work with the same key you have for a exsiting lock then the locks have to be the exact same model and type to be coded the same.

How can I tell if my locks meet insurance standards

The major rule is if you have a wood door your locks need to meet the standard BS3621/2007 the easy way to check is to look on the faceplate of the actual lock and see if you can see this marking. If you have a UPVC lock or Composite door you should have a multi point locking system this will be meet insurance needs. However if you are unsure please feel free to take a photo of your current lock and forward it to us we can tell you straight away if it meets the standards or advise accordingly.

My Key has snapped in the door

This is a very, very common issue and the easy quick solution if you are locked out,  if the rest of the key still fits in the keyway for the lock in other words matching the two broken elements of the key together, if it will, it may turn the lock and open the door for you. If not you could try to extract your key with a pin and try and drag the key out and push the pins down. Alternatively you may need a Locksmith professional to either open the locked door, remove the key using a key extraction or remove the lock and fit a new lock and supply new keys. The question to ask is why did the key snap, you may have a issue with your lock case and have a obstruction if so this may cause another key to snap.

Super Glue in the Lock door locked

If you have been victim of vandalism and somebody has attempted to super glue your euro lock and you cannot get the key in your lock, the easy solution to try is to gently heat the key and try and slowly place in the lock, the heat will melt the superglue and you should be able to eventually get your key in the lock and open or close, it would however be advisable to change your lock once you have opened the door. If the super glue has leaked into the pins of the lock unfortunately the only solution will be to drill the lock and release the pins so the lock will turn.

The Key just spins around and wont open

This is a common issue when you put the key in the lock and turn, it just spins around and doesn't feel like it is doing anything. This can be a few issues but if its a UPVC door the explanation maybe that the cam in the euro lock has broken, a new euro lock will be needed. Alternatively if it is a Mortise 5 Lever type lock then the bolt thrower the part that turns the bolt across inside the lock may have collapsed or it may need a simple realigning, if the lock case has worked loose inside the door, this can happen from the door being slammed on frequent occasions.

The Key will lock the door but then I cant remove the key from the lock 

The biggest reason for this happening is at some stage a key was left inside the door and somebody unknowingly has put a key at the same time in the front of the door and forced the key to turn, this will cause the cam in the euro type lock to twist. This will result in the euro locks cam stuck in the incorrect position in the UPVC multi point locking gearbox system, the lock will need removing and twisting back into position or a replacement lock might be needed. It also a good idea to service the gearbox and make sure their is no dirt or obstruction that has also caused the euro cam to twist.

The lock works from one side but not the other

This is a call we receive many times a day and the good news is your lock maybe absolutely fine the probability is your key is at fault. Have you recently had new keys cut? if so it is a possibility the key cutter did not cut the key correctly as 5 lever lock is sided on the key blank. The best solution is to try the original key is that's still not working then your levers in your lock maybe at fault, that or the bolt thrower is loose on the lock case. If you have a UPVC type door it is a possibility that a pin in the lock has got stuck by dirt or a small object inside the keyway and will need to be cleaned, reset or changed.

I cant get the key in the keyhole

If you cant get the key in the keyway because there is a obstruction the answer could be that you have accidently turned the key curtain in the 5 lever mortise lock, this will need repositioning but the good news is the lock should still be functional once reset. If its a UPVC type lock you have the possiibilty is that a pin has got stuck and will not fall down the chamber in the lock, a squirt of lubrication may temporally help but will not long term resolve the issue.

Handle just spins around and the door with not open

This is the number one issue Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds  come up against nearly everyday especially on UPVC doors and composite doors, many customers explain to us that when they went to lock or unlock the door and went to lift the handle up to engage the locking system, they heard and felt a crack as if something had snapped and then the handle just spun around. The cracking noise is most likely to be the internal gearbox that has shattered inside the door not the handle or one of the locking systems has seized and will not operate. This problem is usually caused by the door not been aligned and if you have had troubles locking the door and lifting the handle beforehand, then this hasn't helped as resistance has weakened the unit. Otherwise it is just wear and tear and eventually after many years of operation it has just broken. The solution is to open the door first then strip the Multi Point Locking system to determine what make model and type of system you have, there are hundreds and hundreds of different systems but Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry over 10,000 parts on our vans everyday so we should be able to fix in one visit should you need us.  

Window handle just spins

Many UPVC Window handles can become dislodged from the spindle bar to the mechanism in the window frame. If this is the case the handle may move or spin around but that's all and the window will not open, but don't panic a quick repair to the spindle or a new window lock should do the trick.  If the window handle is stuck or seized this could be the gearbox system inside the actual frame that will need replacing.

Wheel Clamps

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we do receive a few calls from customers with Wheel Clamps locked on their vehicle and have lost their keys, this is more frequent on holiday homes and caravans when the key no longer works or they have lost the key. Obviously if you have received a parking fine and have been clamped Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds recommends you call the enforcing company. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can ask for identification in certain situations such as driving licence and prove of residency etc

Lost my key can I have a new key cut?

If you have lost your key and have no other spares the likelihood is you will need a new lock supplied with new keys, however if you have a High security lock and have a security code then a key can be made to that code. If you have a Mortise lock often found in wood doors it is possible to make a impression of your lock and make up a key but this is only if the lock is a new BS3621/2007 Insurance approved lock. 

Commercial Keyless entry systems

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we also have experts in our team who specialise in keyless entry systems for Commercial premises especially when access is required on multiple occasion during the day but also to keep security high. Keyless entry systems can be by fobs, code access and security cards.

Security fobs – is a wireless remote control fob no bigger than a key in size, security fobs allow you to gain access to your commercial property through the security system by holding up the fob to a control box. Also fobs can be coded and difficult to copy without knowing the code.

Security Cards – are just like a credit card and are operated very similar to a fob, these can be swiped into a control unit very much like swiping your credit card in the supermarket and will send a signal to the magnetic locking system to release the door lock.

Key pad codes – Keypads work where a security code types into the control unit will allow access, this is generally a four / five digit number code .

All security systems must have fire regulated easy access system when inside the building this is generally a release green button that can be pressed when inside the building allow the lock to unlock and you can leave the premises withoit the need for a fob or a card etc

If you have a question and would like to know the answer then give us a call today. Carl or Renata on Leeds 0113 8876 285 

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Moortown Jewellery box opened – 20/10/21

A unusual job today from a customer in Moortown, Leeds who contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds after miss placing the key for a family jewellery box. Having turned the house upside down looking for the key they had no other option than to look for a locksmith to open the locked box. This was a antique and had been in the family for hundreds of years so carefully we picked open the lock, at last the customer could now wear the jewellery and also started searching again for the lost key, no doubt it will turn up somewhere as we have all lost keys as some stage in our own homes.

Keyed a like locks in Rodley, Leeds LS13 10/10/21

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carried out a property security survey for a customer who had recently purchased a house with 3 upvc doors and wanted to change the locks for security but also advise on replacement locks. Carl from Lockforce called and explained the different types of locks from snap safe to the latest Police and insurance approved 3 star locks, the customer also asked if it was possible for all the 3 locks to be operated by the same key, the answer was yes that was possible and the locks were installed and fitted the same day.

Covid measures 26/09/2021

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we still take Covid seriously and will always arrive at your property wearing face masks and clean down door and windows we may come into touch with. We also can send your invoice electrically and are happy to accept payment electronically via bank transfer or card payment, keep our customers safe

Billboard lock inop 17/09/2021

A head for heights for Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds this week, we received a call from a billboard company who change the advertisement billboard poster on a large unit near to Elland Road, Leeds United. The unit had locks and they had lost the keys to be able to open the screen and change the advert. With the help of a large ladder we was able to reach, pick open the lock with one hand and hold on to the ladder with the other! Certainly a different lock change, everyday is a different one in the life of a locksmith

Loft lock 12/09/21 Kirkstall, Leeds

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have opened thousands of locks but a loft lock is a first, a Velux window had a aftermarket lock fitted assumingly as a child lock as this window was on a 4 storey house. The lock had failed and the key would no longer open, We picked open the broken lock and fitted a child safety restrictor lock so the window can be opened but not far enough for a child to exit.

Finger tip locks 02/07/21 Rawdon

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds fitted a pair of locking handles to a customers bedroom door this week 02/7/21 that can be opened by a finger tip, a security code or by your phone. The customer wanted a discreet lock to keep her children from entering the bedroom but was easy to open without the need for a key but also can be easily opened from the inside just by pulling down the handle. We met this request with the latest technology a stylish chrome handle with a small finger tip pad, a illuminated small key pad on the handle. The handle will keep the door lock closed unless the system recognises the finger tip, security code or phone of the authorised users. A fantastic solution we think

Safe Lock unpicked 05/04/2021 Bramley

A digital safe often has a override lock and that was the case when a customer in Bramley contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds. The digital code had failed due to flat batteries but the safe also had a override lock but the lock was described by the customer as a round strange type that you often find on petrol pumps. This is correct it was Cam tublar lock which often come in 7, 8 and 10 pins types. However Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry a vast range of lock picks and we carry all the picks necessary so we can open regardless of the pin size. Safe opened job done

Window Lock stuck Bramley 23/03/2021

With the weather warming up and the sun starting to show itself we received a call from a customer in Bramley who went to open his main living room Window. only to find when he unlocked with the key and lifted up the window handle nothing happened and the window did not open. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived the same day and quickly identified the internal gearbox on the multi point locking strip had rusted, corroded and broken. Quick replacement part fitted and the window was once again operational and the warm sunshine air was soon roaming inside the living room. Job done

Beeston - Padlocks no keys to basement door 15/03/21

A customer purchased a new house in Beeston, Leeds and found the basement door was locked with clasps and Padlocks and no keys. The estate agents did not have any keys for the padlocks, so the customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds. We attended the same day and quickly opened and removed the Padlocks and fitted a new 5 lever insurance approved Sashlock mortise lock to the door with chrome handles matching the deco.

My door wont close or lock into the frame can you help ? 19/02/2021

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds receive many calls with this issue, the first question we may ask is “will the lock work all ok when you have the door open?” If the lock works all ok out of the frame then it will most likely be an alignment issue not a lock problem. This is when a door drops and is not aligning up to the Multi point locking system or keeps. The majority of issues Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds see are UPVC doors that have dropped and will not align and as such it is very difficult to lift the handle and lock the door, this also can happen on Composite doors and bifold doors. In most case it will need a quick hinge adjustment or keep alignment. For wooden doors the same can happen and hinges can become insecure causing the door to drop, other issues we find are doors can swell especially in different seasons with heat and damp.

Emergency Locked out 01/01/2021 Shadwell

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a emergency call from a customer in Shadwell, Leeds when opening the door and receiving a parcel the front door locked behind leaving the house owner locked out of their home. After several attempts to open the door from watching youtube videos the customer called the Professionals, Lockforce arrived in less than 15 minutes to the emergency and picked open the locked door in no time, reuniting the customer with their keys in the kitchen and also no lock change was needed. Lets hope the new year starts better for this customer. Leeds contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to review the security of the house. Lockforce advised that all the doors were secured with Police and Insurance Approved locks and no replacement was necessary, however the customer pointed out the door furniture to the front door was old and rusted and can Lockforce fit new. Yes we can and duly fitted a new Door Knocker, Letterbox and door handles in lovely polished Chrome completely transforming the door.

13/11/2020 Dog walk lost keys

Friday the 13th ! it was indeed unlucky for some customers of Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for being locked out of their home. On taking the dog for a walk they noticed on their arrival back at the house they had lost their key to the front door and a quick return journey of their steps, still showed no sight of the lost key. Locked out they called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we called out in rapid emergency time to open the door. As the key had the contact details for the house the customer felt it safer to change the lock with different keys and upgraded to a high security Anti snap lock.

Snapped door handle 05/11/2020

A snapped handle led to a customer contacting Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and requesting a emergency call out as they could not gain entry to the property. Luckily Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were in the area of Roundhay in Leeds already and we could arrive in less than 15 minutes to assist. The issue wasn’t the handle but the spindle inside the handle was too short and was not connecting with the door handle. New spindle fitted and the handle was as good as new.

CCTV, Floodlight Camera and Alarm in Carverley 29/10/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds had previously fitted high Anti-snap security Locks to a property in Carverley when the customer contacted Lockforce asking for installation of additional security items such as CCTV door camera, a floodlight camera and a wireless Alarm. With a hike in Burglary’s in the area the request for extra security was a wise decision. The customer can now also look at the property on a phone, smart devise anywhere in the world and also trigger a siren or speak with whoever is in ear shot of the devise. Lockforce keeping you safe

Whats App Video help Menston 23/10/2020

With Covid19 heightened cases in Leeds, Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are now offering free advise on your lock issue via Whats App video where we can give you advise by remotely looking at your issue and if possible explaining how to resolve the lock problem yourself without the need of a visit. This was the case for a customer in Menston, Leeds ls29. The problem was the handle would open the door from the outside but not the inside, explaining how to remove the handle Lockforce could advise that the handle was absolutely fine the issue was the spindle was too short, as solution Lockforce advised how to pack out the handles to both sides so the spindle bar would operate both side, job done.  Please free to call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds if your lock problem is a simple one we amybe able to help via whats app if not we are still operating and offering free call outs with PPE protection.

5 Lever Lock fitted in Cookridge 16/10/2020

A customer in Cookridge called us and asked for Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to fit a new 5 lever lock to their front door as the old lock was sticking. What the customer did not realise was the old lock was in fact a old 3 lever lock and did not cover the insurance requirements and wanted to know what the difference was between the locks, this is very easy to explain and show when the locks are open and the case is removed so you can actually see inside a lock. A 3 lever lock does in fact have 3 lever inside and as such is easier to pick open rather then 5 in a  5 lever BS3621/2007 Lock fitted by Lockforce Locksmiths, these lock are not only insurance approved it is also Police Approved and has a 20mm bolt, a hardened plate to prevent drilling and anti picks to stop picking the lock.

Window Mechanism repaired and window handle 08/10/2020

Not been able to close your window in a rain downpour is not ideal, a customer in Allwoodley Leeds called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds when a rain downpour tuned out to be the last straw and that job they had put off, finding somebody to fix that dodgy window was now a immediate task. The customer first googled Locksmith Leeds and found several Locksmith companies, they researched all the companies and decided on Lockforce because of the many reviews, the Trading Standard Approval and the fact Lockforce are also Checkatrade members. We arrived to find the window jammed and it would not retract back into the window frame, the cause was a faulty window stay and mechnisiam. The stay and mechanism  were repaired and a new window handle installed, now the window can open and shut depending on rain, sun or shine !

Access control and fire exit 01/10/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were at a commercial property this week in Leeds City Centre installing Fire exit panic bars to exit doors this is to enable quick exit from a building by pushing a panic bar or button to open the door quickly in the event of a emergency such as a fire etc Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also aided Lockforce specialist department with fitting access control systems to the front door to have keyless entry systems and using key fobs to gain access for the staff.

Secure Door Handles and Lock 24/09/2020

Door handles can be a weak part of your security, often burglary attacks seen by Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds is were handles are ben, ripped off so that the euro cylinder can then be snapped and entry gained. Lockforce Locksmiths called to a house in Hunslet when the customer contacted us to upgrade security. Lockforce carry over 10,000 lock parts and can show the customer the options available. This customer opted for TS007 2 star Handles and a 3 Star Ultion lock, given the door 5 star protection the ultimate defence.

Boarding up following emergency Police entry 18/09/2020

When a elderly lady was not answering her phone, her family called the Police and once at the property fearing for the safety of the householder knock the door through to gain entry. This was a happy ending as the elderly lady had gone to stay at a friends but forgot to take her mobile or advise her concerned family. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived to find the Upvc door had been blocked off by boarding and the door off its hinges. Thankfully the door was not too badly damaged and could be re hung and aligned and actually still worked all ok once fitted back into place. The concerned family also asked for a keysafe to be fitted on the outside of the property to avoid such worries again.

Juniors Football Team locked out in Leeds 13/09/2020

With the Football season now back in full flow, Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a team Manager from a local juniors football team and his Garage lock up held the teams football goals and footballs, Unfortunaly with a lost key it was a emergency call to Lockforce Locksmith Leeds to get it open in time for the game to kick off on time. Lockforce duly arrived within 15 minutes and swiftly picked open the garage lock. Match on and hopefully 3 points in the bag

Re coding Digital Lock – Armley – 04/09/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can recode your digital lock to a new code for a minimal fee. We received a call this week from a business owner in Armley, they had a staff member leave and wanted a new digital lock fitting to the main staff entrance door, when we arrived on site we quickly advised the customer we could just change the code and no replacement lock was required. Lock re coded and job done

Window Locks 30/08/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds called to a property in Cookridge, Leeds to renew the Window locks. The customer had contacted us to install new window locks to the windows after reading the insurance documentation read that it was a  requirements to have all locking window lock operated by a key. The old window locks did not lock by any key mechnisiam and as such would have not been insurance approved. New locks fitted and all operated from the same key

Outside Padlocks supplied 22/08/2020

We had a previous customer call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds on 20/08/2020, they had new Ultion WXM Police approved Anti-snap locks fitted throughout the house and also has them coded to one key. The call was asking if Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also supplied padlocks for their bike storage units. The answer was yes and we also advised the customer we could supply the padlocks using the exact same Ultion key they use for their home, we sent a quick email showing the different options such as open and closed padlock shackles and various sizes, the padlocks were ordered and delivered the very next day.

New Mortise Locks in Headingley – 12/08/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a customer wanting a price to change the lock on the front wooden door, the old lock was 5 lever lock. We advised at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we fit Police and Insurance approved locks meeting the standard BS3621/2007, the customer had called several locksmith companies but Lockforce was the only company to advise on the BS3621 Insurance needs and we gave a quotation without any additional extras. The new lock was installed and we also cut some extra keys whilst on site, nice new chrome effect lock matching the door furniture and together with a 12 month parts/labour and warranty on any Lockforce invoice.

Upgrade your door furniture ?

A customer in Yeadon, Leeds contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds today 5/8/20 to ask about upgrading her door furniture such as the letterbox, handles and door knocker. We called and showed the sweet range by brisant and the customer opted for the chrome accessories, this transformed the door and the customer was very pleased. We also fitted a door viewer so she could see who was the door before opening. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds if you door is looking tired and could do with a facelift

Keyless Locks for Commercial properties

Having lots of keys to different employees and having keys lost can be a hassle for many office and Commercial buildings but now also with Covid19 fears more and more office commercial companies are calling Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to enquire about key less entry to their buildings. Options to think about are security cards, house fobs and security credit cards. You can also look at key pad systems and give employees a code to gain entry to the property and this would be just a case of changing the key code if a employee left rather than lock changes. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are now also approved installers of the new Ultion smart locking system, that does not compromise on your security and is Police and insurance approved. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds today on Leeds 0113 8876285 and talk to our technicians and find out about your options

Office Filling cabinets Lost keys

With businesses slowly returning to work this week 4/7/20 Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have received many calls from local businesses who have established that keys for filling cabinets have gone missing or staff that are still on furlong have they keys.  Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have picked open filling cabinets, tills and safes this week as more shops, factories and office buildings slowly starts to return to normal

Key extraction Upvc door

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds used our locksmith tools to extract a key from a local Dentist business in Farsley on 26/6/20 when the old key snapped off in the lock. The dentist were locked out and unable to open the surgery, quick call to Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we arrived on site within 20 minutes and extracted the broken key, opened the locked door and we was able to cut a new key from the broken key pieces. The Lock was working fine the problem was a very thin cheap copied key.

Patio door shoe bolt issues

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a customer in Shadwell, Leeds on 18/6/20 when the patio door would not open and was seized stuck. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived the same day call out and identified that it was the bottom shoe bolt on the multi point locking system at fault, this is a bolt that fits into the bottom of the door had become rusted and seized. Shoe bolts can become rusted as they can sit in pools of rain water and over time become stiff, rust and seize. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds managed to unfree the bolt, remove, free and grease, rebuild and the lock is now like new, no parts or no expensive part replacement needed.

Lockforce helping businesses start trading

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have helped many local businesses in Leeds this week 1/6/20 get back up and open their doors again. We have received many requests from shops wanting additional security locks on doors preventing the public entering areas deemed unsafe for social distances and also quick release locks such as thumbturn locks and digital locks. If you are a local business and need help or advise on your security and making yourself and staff keep safe please call us on Leeds 0113 8876285

Customer in Morley Leeds helped via Whats App link 25/4/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a customer in Morley, Leeds with a composite front door that would not lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds asked certain questions to try and resolve the problem without any visit needed especially  in the virus lock down, we also ask if the customer can send us a video, photos or live stream so we can see and suggest solutions to lock problem free of charge. In this case the customer sent us a video link be whats app and we could quickly identify the problem that could be easily fixed with a screw driver. The customer was more than happy to fix it themselves, saving them a call out and labour charge but also keeping everybody save. If you have a issue with your door please feel free to contact Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and if we can help without a visit we endeavour to do so.

Do it yourself problems

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were called to a house in Bramhope Leeds on 7/5/20, new house owners had moved into their new home but in the evening found out the side composite door would not lock at all and was seized. The customer contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we attended and immediately identified that the unit was broken but also somebody previously maybe a DIY enthusiast or another Locksmith had stripped the unit and fitted it upside down. However Thankfully the new house owner had not forced the multi point locking system and Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds just replaced the one faulty part not the full unit, saving the customer added expense.

Whats app link Security Tips

A NHS Worker on the front line called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds on 2/5/20 having seen our offer on Google for free advise. The customer wanted to know if we could offer any free security tips and advise by using a whats app link. The answer was of course yes we can. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds asked the customer to send us a short video of all their security locks on all the exit doors and also the window locks, side gates and over view of the gardens both front and back. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also advised on fire doors and internal locks. Nothing was urgent and the exit doors all had high security Ultion locks already fitted so there was no change needed and the windows were secured by shock alarm sensors and also PIR movement alarm sensors. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were requested to fit a new bedroom door lock once the lockdown is over not for security but for privacy to keep children out ! which has become more relevant in lockdown.

Ultion Keys Delivered to your home

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are approved key providers for the Ultion High Security key and in the current Virus situation all orders can be delivered to your home or work address and delivered securely by DPD Usually within 48 hours. We have helped customers this week 18/4/20  in Farsley, Pudsey, Meanwood and Yeadon. Please get in touch with us should you need to order keys, Smart locks, key rings or any Ultion product.

Ultion Smart Lock

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are approved installers of the new Ultion Smart Lock and we attended a property today 4/12/19 in Rawdon, Leeds. The smart lock was installed on a composite door that had a self locking system, now with a click of a button from the customers mobile they can lock and open the door. They also had a touch facility switched on to help there elderly  relative to easily open the door. This is still protected by the Ultion Police Approved Anti snap Lock and can still be used by the traditional method by using a key best of both worlds.

Broken UPVC door – Harehills, Leeds 2/2/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were called out when a customer could not lock the front door and was unable to leave the house as it was not secure. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry over 10,000 lock parts on our vans and answered the Emergency on a Sunday evening and was able to identify the broken internal part in the Upvc multi point locking system and replace the parts we carry always on our van and have the door back to new like in 15 minutes. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for all your Emergency needs

Roller shutter door snap key 25/1/20 – Meanwood, Leeds

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were called to a customers issue when she opened the garage door lock and accidently left the key in the lock and pulled up the garage door. Unfortunately this was a rolling shutter garage door and as such it snapped the key straight off. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were able to call out and within 30 minutes of the call we could extract the broken key. The customer had a spare key in the house and the lock worked perfect, new key cut and everything back as it was job done.

New House, New Locks in Horsforth, LS18 18/1/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attended a house in the new Build houses in Horsforth over the weekend 18/1/20 the home owner was concerned her new house did not have Police approved locks and wanted them checking. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds offer a free security survey.The security survey advised that the current locks whilst they met house insurance standards they were not Anti snap locks or Police Approved, also Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advised on some security lighting using motion sensors. It is common place to assume purchasing a expensive new home that the locks fitted would be of a high standard, sadly on the majority of new builds only basic locks are fitted.

Google My Business

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are now also available on Google my Business GMB and we often now receive calls and enquiries from customers searching us on google one such customer, searched for Emergency Locksmith Leeds on Google my business “open on New Years Eve” Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds came up on her search and she sent us a message. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds promptly replied and attended the house within 20 minutes. The issue was the Multi Point Locking system on the front door of the House was broken, part replaced and the House was secure for 2020.

Christmas Presents

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call for help on 22/12/19 from a customer in Roundhay Leeds today when she found that the key for the garage would not work and could not open the door. Big problem was that she had stored all her Christmas presents in there. Quick call to Lockforce and the door was opened and presents could be delivered to Santa on time for Christmas delivery

Golf in the Light

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were at the Light in Leeds city centre today 9/12/19 called to a emergency at the Junkyard Golf centre. The Fire escape lock snapped off in a member of staffs hand and the Outer Handle was also broken. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds responded quickly and arrived on site. The Lock was changed and a new handle fitted, the route cause of the problem was the door was not aligned to extra pressure was applied to the lock and handle to lock. Quick adjustment and the door is as good as new. Now for that hole in one

Leeds City Centre Cafe

Anyone for coffee? A café in Leeds called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds 14/11/19 when the lock failed on the entrance door, this was very early at 7am but the café opened at 7.30am to all the Coffee drinkers in Leeds buying a coffee before work. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived just in time to get the shop open and coffee machines on, and yes we enjoyed a complementary coffee before repairing the old 5 lever lock to working like new again, whilst on site the Manager also asked us to cut extra keys as it was a job he had forgotten to do, job done coffee drank.

Guiseley Burglaries

We have seen a dramatic increase in burglary activity this week 3/11/19 in Guiseley, Leeds. The Tranmere Park area saw two burglaries and four attempts in one night. The usual format was Upvc doors attacked and handles broken and locks snapped to gain entry. The Targets seem to have been BMW, Mercedes and Audi cars. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advised and fitted Police and Insurance approved locks to the attended houses that are now all secure.

Keysafe 1/11/19

Keysafes are often used when a customer has a need to leave a key for a career or also holiday lets use these to allow access to a property by giving the new tenants a code to gain access to the property. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were called to a property in Otley near to the Yorkshire moors when a family from Wales who had just arrived at a lovely old cottage but could not gain access to the property. The code they were given by the owners would not work. The owner called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we attended opened the faulty keysafe and changed the keysafe to a more secure Police Approved keysafe and leaving the family from Wales to enjoy there stay in Yorkshire.

Telecommunications Tower

A unusual request was received by Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds this week 22/9/19, the problem was a key was lost for the lock on the main door on a Telecommunications tower in Leeds. The locked door Thankfully was at the entrance to the tower and we did not have to do any climbing ! 5 minutes the door was picked open and a new lock Anti snap as standard was replaced and a additional 20 keys were cut on site for the engineers.

Piano Lock

A very unusual request received by Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for a lock opening on a Piano! A customer in Shadwell Leeds had a grand piano left to her from late Father but the piano was locked, she searched Locksmiths on the website Checkatrade and was impressed with the feedback received from Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds past customers The lock was a very small 2 lever mortise lock which we opened with extreme care. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always hit the right note!

Internal door privacy locks

A customer in Headingley Leeds contacted us today 17/8/19 with a request for some locks on internal doors in her house. The reason was she was renting out two bedrooms to students and wanted locks on both bedrooms. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advise was to fit Thumbturn locks with keys for the locks on the outside of the bedroom but a quick Thumbturn knob on the inside, which whilst secure would also meet fire regulations as she was now a landlord this would meet the criteria. Lockforce Locksmiths leeds are used by many Leeds letting companies if you let a property and would like advise please feel free to contact us by phone on Leeds 0113 8876285 or email us on

Police Approved Keysafe

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we always recommend to fit Police Approved key safes, we are still seeing many other keysafe easily opened by thieves using simple household tools who then just use the key to open the front door. The latest call out we had was in Horsforth this week 15/7/19  

Beware of poor key copies

We received a call from a customer locked out of their home in Roundhay, Leeds today 4/8/19. The key would not turn in lock and when Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived we found this to be the case but noticed the key looked new. The key had been cut only a few days before by a market trader but on inspection Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds could tell the key was not cut correctly and that was the reason the lock would not open. Lockforce Locksmiths leeds picked open the door and the customer had another key the original inside the house which worked perfectly in the lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds advise is to always use a reputable key cutting service and always use original key blanks where possible.

Loft Conversion Locks meet Fire Regulations

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds visited a recently refurbished house in Meanwood, Leeds this week 6/7/19 to fit a new lock on a loft conversion door. We advised the owner that to meet new fire regulations the lock needed to be a Thumbturn single lock, this is so somebody trapped inside the Loft in the event of a fire can quickly open the door from the inside without the need of a key, however the lock can be locked with a key from the outside. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds keeping you safe.

Bathroom Door Lock

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call from a customer this week 27/6/19 locked inside her bathroom! The lock had failed and would not turn to open, luckily she had her phone with her and was able to call for help. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were actually passing the area of Cookridge in Leeds at the time and could attend in less than 10 minutes. This was a double problem as the front door was also locked so we had to pick open the front door lock, then we could gai entry and open the broken bathroom lock, the customer was happy to see us! A quick lock repair later and the bathroom lock was working like new again.

Bifold Doors

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attending a problem Bifold door this week 3/6/19, the customer could not lock the door and whilst the key turned in the lock and locked, the door could still be open ! not very good for a would be Burglar to easily just pull the handle to open. The Bifold doors were recently fitted by a large door and window company and under warranty but the next availability to send out a engineer was in two weeks time. Obviously this was not satisfactory and the customer searched Lockforce Locksmith Leeds on Checkatrade and requested our help. We arrived on site and established the faulty parts, secured the door temporarily and then returned to complete the complicated repairs. However the Bifold now locks smoothly and is secured with a Ultion High security lock.

Run ins 

This week ending 1st June 2019 Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have seen a dramatic increase in “run in” burglaries, this is usually during the day when hooded youths try the front door and if open run into the home and steal any possessions into their rug sack as possible and make off with either the car if they get the car keys or possessions such as phones, watches and electrically devises such as computers, ipads etc. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds recommends you always keep your front door locked or at least have it locked on the latch or having a Yale type Nightlatch lock fitted. CTTV and door cameras are also good preventative measures.  

Office Secured in Home

Much more people now work from home  and such have a converted bedroom changed into a office. We receive many calls from our customers also wanting to secure the Office room with a lock. Some Customers want a really secure Lock to keep out potential burglars and opt for the high security Ultion lock, others just want to keep the door locked from their children and many have a digital lock fitted with a 4 digit number code to enter. Whatever your choice if you are a professional that works from home and wish to secure your office room call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds today on Leeds 0113 8876285 or email

Tilt and Slide Patio door

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attending a seized locking patio door today 22/4/19. The patio door was in fact a tilt and slide patio door, this type of locking system was very popular in 2000 but is now discontinued. However Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds managed to service the door mechanism and have it back and operational. If you have a Tilt and slide patio door or window it is vital that they are serviced and lubricated in the correct oils to stop them rusting and seizing.

UPVC Door Alignment.

We received a call from a new house owner in Horsforth, Leeds who called late in the evening of 25/3/19 as the Patio door would not lock. They were upset as they had only just taken ownership of the new build house that day but could not lock the rear patio door. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived shortly after the phone call and after a quick assessment assured them there was nothing wrong with the actual locking system, it was the door alignment of the doors that was causing the issue. Door alignment of Upvc doors is a common problem, this is were the doors can be adjusted normally on 3 or 4 hinges so the doors are perfectly straight and have a small tolerance of gap to be able to fit into the locking hooks and bolts into the rebates. Far too often, especially in new build houses the doors and windows are fitted in the frame but are not aligned. A few adjustments made on the hinges and the door could lock effortlessly.

Gate Locks

Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds were asked to fit a Gate lock in Meanwood, Leeds this week 11/3/19. The customer wanted a lock to the gate that could be used with a code from the outside and a Thumbturn on the inside. We fitted the latest Yale gate lock and programmed the lock with code and finger print recognition. For all Garage and garden gate solutions call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds

Key extraction in Headingley Leeds.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds received a call on 9/3/19 from a customer who had snapped their key in a expensive high security Ultion anti snap lock in Headingley, Leeds and was locked out in the rain. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived and on the seen, removed the broken key with our key extractor kit and then opened the door. The customer had spare keys inside the house so could lock the door. New key cut and problem resolved.

Shop Shutter Window Locks

We received a call from a shop in Leeds City Centre today 22/2/2019 after the key snapped in the shop shutter lock as this was 7.30AM and the shop was just opening they needed a Locksmith in a Emergency. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived before the opening time and promptly removed the broken key, opened the shutter and replaced the broken lock unit that caused the key to snap. Open for business as normal  

UPVC Window Repairs

Frequent issues we find are UPVC window lock problems, we received a call today 14/02/19 from a customer in Pudsey, Leeds with a jammed locked shut window and the handle was just rotating 360 degrees. The window lock was broken but the route cause of the issue was the window alignment was out and because the window had become difficult to the lock the customer had forced the handle down breaking the handle but worse still breaking the actual multi point locking system in the window. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds opened the window and replaced the mechanism and fitted a new locking window handle and re aligned the window to the frame. If you have windows that are difficult to lock call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds on Leeds 0113 8876285 in the first instance, as to align a window is a small charge in comparison to replacing all the window mechanism

Digital Access Control

We received a call this evening 29/01/19 from a NHS doctors surgery with a report that the access door would not release when entering the code or pressing the green exit button. As proud working partners with the NHS Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are on call for all Emergencies with the NHS 24 hours a day. We arrived on site as the door would not release, the reason the magnet bolt would not retract. Using Locksmith Bypass tools we opened the door and fitted a new dead lock to the door and all was back operational. For all access control system repair and replacements call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds on Leeds 0113 8876282

Missing keys – Solution Key caps with Blue tooth

We receive many, many telephone  calls from customers that have lost keys and with not knowing where they have left or dropped them, wish to feel secure in their home and change their locks the same day or evening. The majority of the times the key does turn up weeks later down the sofa, in the sock draw or in the car. However we now can provide key caps with Lockforce Locksmiths Ultion keys that have a built in blue tooth technology that can find your keys in seconds with your smart phone. We also can provide key caps that glow in the night especially handy when in the dark finding the keyhole defiantly better than scratching your handle and saving time on a cold winters night.

Sliding Patio Door

On 2nd January 2018 we received a call from a customer in Adel, Leeds who’s daughter had used Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and had recommended us to her Mum. The problem was the sliding door lock was not working and she could not lock the door. On inspection we found the actual mechanism often called the Multi Point Locking system was at fault and the gearbox control unit was at fault, unfortunately the make model and type of system is now discontinued and the customers was worried she might need a new door. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds then stripped the whole system down to every screw nut and bolt and repaired and built all back together and all was as good as new.

New House – New Keys

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have received many calls from new customers to Lockforce and previous Lockforce customers who have moved house and want the locks changing dues to not knowing who has had keys for the property in the past but also for security and wanting the latest Anti snap locks. The other big reason is to make sure that the locks meet house content insurance needs BS3621/2007.

Guinea Pigs !!

Something different this week on 30th November 2018 we received a call from a lady who asked us if we can remove padlocks as she had lost the key. When we asked what the padlock was attached to it was on a Guinea pig hutch well that was a first. The padlock was a open shackle padlock so we could easily get our pick tools to open without any noise or fuss and importantly not frighten the Guinea pigs all five of them. New padlock supplied this time a closed shackle padlock together with 2 keys and 3 extra cut keys.

Aluminium Door repairs

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we attend lots of businesses across the city that already have Aluminium doors. They can be great long-term choice because they’ve got great durability, and offer several advantages over other types of door such as warping and bending in different seasons. As a material, aluminium has very resistant qualities – it’s very strong, despite being thin and light. It also has good resistance to corrosion, and with a powder-coated finish, aluminium doors can stay looking fantastic for many years.   They are a very popular choice due to the long life span and strength of aluminium doors, they’re a popular choice for commercial facilities. Whether shops, offices, schools or a business, aluminium doors are beneficial in any premises where there’s high usage.  We have many contractors who regular ask for their Aluminium doors to be serviced and the locks checked and upgraded to one keyalike systems. The most common issue is the door closers stop working and either the door closes too quick and slams behind you, not very good in a school or it closes too slow and not good for security especially in a nursery etc. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attended to a college in Leeds with over 20 Aluminium doors and carried out the following repairs.Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will carry out aluminium door repairs on the same day, as we carry many of the most popular aluminium door parts on our Lockforce Locksmiths Vans.

Keeping your house secure in the winter months

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always recommends extra lighting in the dark winter months active by PIR sensors are the most impacting visual security aids. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds also suggests security letterbox guard installations With the Christmas season upon us soon and the present piles are building up, burglars see their opportunity. A easy way often used to break and enter, is through the letterbox by using a fishing rod instrument to grab keys, phones or valuable's. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds offer a fast, easy, and friendly security free survey and our vans are stocked with all the latest security products available on the market today.  Call today and speak to a Professional Locksmith for free advise or call us to book a security check.

Wedding rings

We received a call from a Jewellery shop in Leeds City centre on 15th October 2018 with a request to open one of their glass cabinets which would not open with a key. The cabinet housed very expensive Wedding rings and they could not open for a customer wishing to buy one of the rings on display. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived on site much to the delight of the bride to be and duly opened the lock with care as not to smash any of the glass and scratch the said rings, a way to get our hearts pumping!, happily we managed to open without a scratch and replaced the lock and supplying extra cut keys. Lets hope the wedding goes off with any hitches!

Furniture Locks

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have had many requests for unusual request for locks but Furniture locks are very interesting as to what type of furniture and the type of lock from a padlock on a antique world war one chest, a lock on a kitchen draw, a lock on shoe cupboard to a unusual call from a customer calling us today 16th September 2018 with a Grand Piano with a locked key board. The piano was a very big expensive antique and we had to use our hand picks very carefully as not to scratch any of the lovely wood. For all your unusual lock request please call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds it make ones job very interesting

NHS Proud Partners

As proud working partners of the NHS, Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have today 13th August been busy fitting new Locks to Doctor surgery's in the Leeds area. We have been fitting Thumbturn locks in examination rooms, this is where a locked door can easily be opened in the event of a emergency from the inside, this also meets all new fire regulations.

July Heat wave keeps Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds busy

Here at Lockforce Locksmith Leeds we’ve been taken back and surprised by this extreme heat wave just like everyone else, we can’t say we haven’t enjoyed it for the most part but as well as enjoying getting a great tan and the weather being nice in Leeds, extreme heat of course makes our job a lot busier than normal. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds still work in this blazing hot weather and we are open as usual 24 hours a day no matter the weather temperature outside. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds charge the same regardless weather its extreme heat or snowing in winter our pricing structure remains the same as does our promise of a free call out. Lockforce Locksmith Leeds have been extremely busy with door and windows swelling in the extreme heat and doors and window frames not align with the keeps to fit the multi point locking systems. We have also had more lock outs than usual and of course in this heat where tension can be high and you’re desperate to get in to your house, which makes it all the more important that we don’t do anything to stress our customers further. We will always give you a accurate realistic time of arrival and send texts if we are ahead of schedule. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds whatever the situation and whatever the weather we are always just a phone call away, call Leeds 0113 8876285 

Summer Time and Open Windows

With the recent hot weather and temperatures reaching high degrees even in the evening many of us open the windows to get air circulating in our homes. Sadly this is all to tempting for burglars to climb through open windows and take possessions and car keys even during the day. Of course the recommendation of the Police is to close and lock your windows at night and maybe have window restrictors fitted for day time use. Window Restrictors are locks that limit to the amount the window can open making them safe. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds fitted today 18 July 2018 sash jammers to the rear property windows and window restrictors to the front bay windows.

Garages Secured with new Anti snap lock and Garage Defender

Garages are often overlooked when people upgrade their security of the house, but at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we have seen a increase in theft from garages, one customer this week 9/7/18 had his lawnmower taken from a thief who casually just walked into his garage at 3pm in the afternoon and walked down the street. He was filmed on CCTV so hopefully the Police will have a face recognition. A customer today had a new Anti snap lock fitted to their garage which stops a burglary from just snapping the lock and turning with a screw driver in most cases under 10 seconds. Also Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds fitted a Garage defender which is a clamp which is bolted to the floor and held with a high security padlock, the ultimate security for a garage. If you wish to have a free security survey at your House or Garage give Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds a call today.

Keys left on the Train

We came to the assist of a lady living in Guiseley, Leeds who had left her keys on the Train returning from London and was locked out. She found her phone was flat and could not make a telephone call for help so called at her neighbours house who recommended Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds from previous jobs we have done and we were on site within 15 minutes unlocked the door and changed the lock to a Anti snap lock with 3 new keys. Always nice to be recommended and shows we are doing things right in our customers eyes.

Door Bell Cameras

We have fitted and had many enquires for Door Bell Cameras this week 5th March 2018. The Door bell camera is a fantastic product that lets you watch over your home, garden and driveway and answer the door and speak to the person at your door. The door bell works by having motion adjustable motions zones that you can adjust up to 50 feet from your door and focus on the areas of your home you want recorded.  When anybody walks into your set motion areas or the door bell is pressed this triggers the device to record the video and can be watched from your phone, PC or tablet. You can hear, see and talk to anybody wherever you are in the world. The camera also has night vision and the picture quality is amazing. The other fantastic feature is the devise lights up with a red warning light so this can scare off any potential thieves from even walking onto your property. The other great feature is you can ask cold callers to leave even without opening your door, keeping you safe inside your home or maybe if its children's bedtime reading with the little ones you can check who is at the door and decide not to answer Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have years of experience in electronic security in CCTV, alarms and door cameras feel free to call us for a free no obligation security survey.

February 2018 Lockforce Leeds  - Burglary

We received a call from a very stressed lady at 1.05pm, out of breath and unable to speak clearly it became apparent that she had been the victim of a burglary and called us to arrange for a Locksmith to firstly fix the broken door and advise on her security. We reassured her that of course we can do that and we carry at least 5 different makes and types of locks and handles and if any damage has been made to the UPVC mechanism we can also repair or replace, your house will be secured. We arranged to visit at the same time as the Police forensic team as to not disturb the crime scene. Once on site we quickly surveyed the burglary point of entry, this was a rear patio door with a UPVC door and Multi point locking system the type you lift the handle to engage the multi point locks and then turn to lock with a key. It is the actual lock you turn the key with “a euro lock” which is the weak point.The handle had been broken and lifted away from the lock, this is so the attackers can now snap and break the lock, then using a few simple tools they can open your door, on average in less than 20 seconds.

The alarming static in this burglary was is was committed between 12-1pm in the afternoon when the householder had taken her dog for a walk only to return to find the rear patio door open and the house littered, draws over turned, cupboard's ran sacked and valuable assets such as phone, laptops, jewellery and money all gone. Whilst burglary is horrible somebody going through your draws and personal effects can leave emotional scars for a lifetime. We stripped the door that was attacked and whilst the Multi point mechanism was damaged and bent it was repairable, however it obviously needed a new lock and handles. The lock is the most important security of the door, most people feel safe knowing that most multi point locking systems can have up 9 locking points such as hooks, dead bolts, pins and mushroom head bolt but is the actual lock you turn with your key that controls all those multi points.

At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we carry a full range of High Security Anti Snap Locks but the highest accredited lock we fit is the Police approved Ultion with a Auto Lock down mode in the event of a attack the lock will detect a attack and lock the centre section keeping the door locked. We demonstrated all the choices of Locks currently on the market and the householder opted for the Ultion lock to be fitted on all the doors to the property and also each lock was coded to the same key meaning the same key operated each door. The additional extra security we advised and the customer has booked in for this doing is external lighting on PIR movement detectors especially at the rear of the property where it is out if sight and not overlooked. More security to think about is Alarms and CCTV, however we find a good quality of lock with deter most burglars from even attempting attack just by looking at the door.

This example is just unfortunaly all too common for us at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we see such stressful and emotional scenes from devastated house owners. If the insurance companies made it compulsory on house insurance that a level of Anti snap locks were fitted on properties with euro type locks it would help enormously the fight against crime. Until, sadly the majority of householders will only learn from such attacks if they are a victim themselves or have a neighbour or friend who have also experienced such a awful event of a burglary. If just one person reads this  and looks at there locks it may prevent such a event as above. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are more than happy to offer free security advise or to carry out a free security survey. 

Blow Torch Attacks Burnt Door

In January 2018 we have already seen a dramatic increase in burglary attacks in Leeds where thieves have used blow torches on upvc doors and snapped locks and gained entry into peoples properties, even some fitted Anti -snap safe locks have not prevented them gaining entry to homes.

WARNING - This new method of attack using a blow torch can still break a high security Anti snap lock. There is only a limited High security Anti Snap  locks that can withstand this new form of attack. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds carry such locks and can advise which doors are vulnerable from this type of attack, Please call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to learn more.

Jammed Composite door on Christmas Eve

We received a emergency call on 24th December from a stressed customer in Leeds, who had returned home with her last minute shopping on Christmas eve to find the front door composite door jammed shut and not working. Guest were soon arriving for a Christmas eve party. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds soon opened the door using non destructive techniques and identified the problem, we fit a temporary dead and sash lock to the door and return later the same evening to fit a new multi point system. Party in full flow Merry Christmas 

Pubs attacked in Leeds with Machete wielding thugs 3/12/17

We have been upgrading security in a number of Leeds pubs this week 3rd December 2017 following a number of attacks at pubs across the city. They had been breaking in through weak locks and demanding cash from the Safe whilst brandishing knives and Machete's. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have upgraded locks to meet insurance standards and the latest Anti snap locks keeping you safe.

Faulty uPVC door gear box repaired in Leeds by Lockforce Locksmiths in Leeds on 22/11/2017

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Moving House

We often receive calls at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds from new house owners who wish to change the house locks/keys as they are not sure who had copies made of their keys or are concerned they only received one or two keys from the estate against rather than 3. We received a call from a customer moving into a new home in Otley, Leeds on Friday 10th November 2017 and wanted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds to meet them of the new house as soon as they moved in the following day and change all the locks as this was a previous rented house and had changed hands many times. A wise choice, don't leave it too late protect your home call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds.

Bonfire Night - No Fireworks

We received a call on the 3rd November 2017 from the local Morrison's supermarket who had a problem with the lock on the cabinet for fireworks and could not open it to sell the Fireworks. We arrived and duly opened the cam lock and replaced with a new lock and cut 12 extra keys for the staff, then we did a bit of shopping!! Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds whatever the Emergency we are here to help.

British Weight Lifting

Today Monday 16th October we received a call from the British Weight Lifting Association in Kirkstall, Leeds wanting to change their digital Locks for security reasons as somebody had the code for the locks. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds suggested a alternative cheaper option which was to change the code for the locks and not replace the unit. The customer at the association did not think it was possible and was very pleased, so we changed the code to the chosen numbers. Job done and no heavy lifting involved!

Power of Facebook

We recently received a call at 9pm  from a customer in a panic in Yeadon, Leeds on the 26th September. The problem was they had just taken ownership of a house and was due to have all their furniture and new settees delivered at 9am the next morning but the front UPVC door was seized shut. One call to Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we were at the property in 15mins and resolved the problem, but interestingly the customer had posted on a Facebook page in Leeds and for any recommendations for a Locksmith in Leeds and many of our previous customers had recommended us. To see this review on our Facebook page please click here.

Letterbox guard

We fitted a new letterbox guard to a property in Yeadon, Leeds today 19th September as the customer had been burgled by the criminals hooking the car keys from the internal steps through the letterbox. A letterbox guard prevents anybody placing a hand or hooking object through the letterbox and is only small enough to fit post letters and force the mail to the floor. Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for a free quotation today.

Ultion Keys

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds are proud registered suppliers of the Brisant Ultion, we took a call from a customer today 1st September 2017 who wanted 10 extra keys for his Ultion lock we had fitted recently, the keys were cut and sent by DPD express delivery for next working day. For all Brisant keys cut to code contact us today.

Bifold patio doors Roundhay Leeds

We receive many calls from customers with Patio doors or Bi folds describing that they cannot shut the door as the door is hitting the frame, especially after a warm weather spell.  We received one such call on the 16th August 2017 from a customer in Roundhay Leeds, following a lovely day and a BBQ they found  late at night they could not close the door, after many attempts to close the door they searched for Locksmiths 24 hours in Leeds and they called Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds at 12.30am we duly arrived and found the doors had dropped and needed re aligning a common issue. If your doors struggle to close please call Lockforce and avoid the stress of late night call out a quick adjustment is sometimes all it will need.

Often called a Yale lock but actually a Nightlatch

Today on Thursday 3rd August we received a enquiry for a new Yale lock fitting. Now a Yale lock is a make of lock not a actual Lock type, but often people ask for a Yale lock but in reality this is a Nightlatch lock which had as a rim cylinder on a timber door to the front and a case unit with a latch or knob turn on inside of the door. We showed the customer the traditional Night latch lock and also  more secure Double Deadlocking Nightlatch which meets British Insurance requirements and let the customer decide and fitting the chosen lock of choice.

Fishing Keys

Burglars will use all different techniques to enter your property even using fishing rods. A Property in Rawdon, Leeds was burgled on Wednesday 19th July and the thieves gained entry to the property by using a fishing rod device to hook the keys from a kitchen unit through the UPVC cat flap, this is unusual as most are fished through the letterbox. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attended and firstly changed the UPVC door with the cat flap to a new door panel minus a cat flap and secured the door wit the latest British Standard 3 star Anti Snap locks. Please do not leave your keys on display where they can be fished via catflaps, windows or letterboxes

Audio and Keypad Intercom System

We called to a property in Bramley, Leeds on the 7th June 2017 this week, the elderly customer wanted a Intercom phone system fitted that released the front door lock by a switch inside the property. The kits are a cost effective audio system so the person outside the property presses the door bell on the intercom unit and the resident can pick up the calling telephone and speak to the person before deciding to let them gain entry via the lock release button or not. This is very useful for the elderly who struggle on their feet or just concerned from opening the door to strangers. The  intercom systems can be fitted using keypads, audio or video systems and are ideal for flats, receptions or homes.

Emergency in Horsforth

On Wednesday 17th May 2017 Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds were called by a very stressed and panic stricken young mum who had gone into the garden to collect her washing and her 2 year old daughter had closed the door behind her, locking the Nightlatch lock in the process. This type of lock is often referred to as Yale type lock which has a Rim cylinder at the front of the door and case with handle at the back and self locks when you close the door. We assured the young Mum we would be with her in less than 10minutes and it would take us seconds to open the door. We arrived on time and duly open the door to reunite Mum and daughter who was busy playing with her toys

Key already in the Lock !

We received a call at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds from a Lady in Rodley, Leeds on Thursday 11th May describing a scenario that she could lock her door but could not then remove her key from the Barrel. This is also common and once we asked her has anybody tried to use a key on one side of the door when the key was already in the door, she immediately remembered her son had used his key in the lock when she had left hers inside the lock. She had unlocked the door for him returning from school but he did not try the door and presumed it was already locked.  This breaks the cam inside the lock and leaves it in limbo hence whey you cannot remove the key. We could identify the issue on the phone and quote for a replacement lock, the lock was changed at the telephone quote and 3 extra keys cut on site was a welcome relief for the property owner.

Garage Protection

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attended a Garage on 9th May 2017. The customer wished to protect the Garage with added security. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds fitted a Garage Defender which is Sold secure by design and comes with a High Security Bullet Padlock unit. The base is held into position on the concrete floor by 16mm high security Bolts secured to a depth of 6 inches so this unit is very secure and stops the Garage door from opening at the base. The barrel lock unit was secured with a Ultion 3 star lock again a Sold secure by design Lock unit.

Moortown Burglaries 

Thieves' struck at a street in Moortown this week, 3 houses were attacked and cars were taken, 2 VW Golfs and 1 Audi vehicle. two of the properties were broken into by the method of lock snapping via the rear patio doors, snapping the euro lock and then finding the car keys. The other property was broken into via a window. Lockforce Locksmiths were called by the Police and supported the forensic teams in safely removing the broken locks to use as evidence from the houses.  The customers at all properties decided to have the Ultion 3 star lock fitted to the doors and also sash jammers fitted to all downstairs windows. UPDATE - using a tracker on one of the stolen goods the thieves were apprehended and are now facing criminal charges

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds at St Margaret's School Horsforth, Leeds 

The school has a Outside notice board with cam locks with faulty keys and broken hinges and broken rebates. Lockforce Locksmith Leeds work iin Partnership with Leeds City council and attend many school locks but a notice board is a first. We repaired the hinge and aligned the door and frame, adjusted the rebate and fixed new longer Cam locks. Parents can now read the latest bulletins' courtesy of Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds

Burglary Lock Repairs & Sash Jammer Fitment

I attended the scene of a recent burglary in the Guiseley area of Leeds this week. The thief had gained access to the property by forcing the window frame with a crowbar. They'd also broken a second entry through a technique called lock snapping. This form of attack is unfortunately very common in the Leeds area, so to combat this, the customer wanted the latest, highest security British Standard locks fitted, so I recommended 'The Ultion'. The Ultion is a kite-marked, snap-secure cylinder lock which meets the new TS007 3 STAR Standards of lock excellence. It also comes as approved with the Diamond Standard of Security. Other locks may look the same shape but that's the only comparison to a truly impressive high security lock! To aid future proof the property, I also fitted Sash Jammers to all windows. Want to see more of our work? Don't hesitate to look at our Facebook page for more photos or alternatively give us a call today!

Picking a Caravan Wheel Clamp: Barrell Locks & British Bombers

I took a call from a customer who had lost his keys from his high-security caravan wheel clamp. He wanted somebody to open the lock and change the barrel unit rather than replace the very expensive unit. The high security clamp (he informed me) was now a requirement for his insurance. The caravan was parked in the Coney Park area in Yeadon Leeds, opposite to the Airport. To my surprise, the park was vast and was playing host to more than a thousand caravans, which were parked on what appeared to be some old war airfield within the park. On finding the caravan and wheel clamp I began to tackle the lock. The lock was a high security barrel lock with anti pick locks and was also quite rusty from the elements of the winter storage. Using my pick tools and a steady hand, I commenced to pick the lock and after some patience managed to open it without causing any damage to the unit. I was able to just replace the lock chamber so the customer could again use the lock and now have keys for the unit. Once completed, I entered a fascinating discussion with the customer (a Mr Ken Garrett), who lived locally in Yeadon. He informed me that the park was once the old RAF air base called RAF Yeadon and the great British Lancaster Bombers were built at Yeadon. More than 17.500 people worked there during the war years. Throughout the course of the war, RAF Yeadon produced almost 700 Lancaster bombers, 4,500 Ansons and several other types of aircraft. A taxiway was built from the factory to the aerodrome, which was extended so that it could become a test centre for military flights. As a locksmith, you learn something new every day!

Window UPVC Lock Jam Replacement - Locksmith Lockforce Leeds fixes lock at new heights!

With the Summer here (at long last!), we find that a lot of our customers moving into June start to open those windows that have been firmly shut all winter. We receive many calls - from completely locked upvc windows, to broken handles and smashed glass. However my latest window job literally tested  my expertise to the skylimit...when I was called out to fix a jammed locked window in Leeds highest apartment building Bridgewater Place, nicknamed The Dalek! The window was completely jammed, as the upvc mechanism in the gearbox unit had completely broken. So with our special suction pads and lifters we managed to retract the bolts to ease the window open. The next job was to remove the window completely from the frame so we could fit a new upvc gearbox and mounting MPL locking  device...and no, we didn't look down!!

House Sitter Locked Out

We received a call from a customer, Alexandra,  The door slammed shut behind her locking her out of the house, not only was she locked out of the house by a Yale Nightlatch but also the garden fence was locked too with a Digital lock! She contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds in a panic...but fortunately at Lockforce Locksmiths we understand your situation and offer a rapid response to the emergency and can quickly gain entry to your property. See Alexandras review to read more about what we did next...

Alexandra: Harrogate, 31st January 2018

“Carl was amazing! Arrived quickly, got us into the house fast and completed the job super fast and in a very friendly and polite manner. Thank you Carl, you are a hero to me and the kids.”

and Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds other customer reviews on our Checkatrade page. This scenario is very common to us at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we understand the stress, anxiety and panic we suggest if at all possible have Lockforce Locksmith Leeds cut you a new key and hand to a local trusted friend or relative or Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds supply and fit high security key safe boxes.

Caravan door - When you are looking forward to your Holiday the last thing you want to happen is to find you have lost your caravan keys! This is what happened to Mr Day of Middleton in Leeds. A caravan door lock is more complex to pick open than some security household locks, due to the lock lever’s placings in the lock.  Lockforce Locksmith Leeds are no strangers to this and we had his caravan door open in no time.

Other similar holiday situations we find that are no keys or lost keys for car roof boxes which also happened to our customers like Samantha de St Aubin who arrived at the campsite only to find the key for the roof box was left at home on the kitchen sink. See Samanthas review below...

 Samantha De St Aubin

Fantastic service from Carl couldn't have done more if he tried, helped us out of a potentially holiday spoiling situation!!

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Security gate and locks

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds this week installed high security steel gates to a factory outlet in Leeds, we also fitted them with the latest British Standard deadlocks and the customer asked for all the shutters and locks to work from just one key. Call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for all your commercial locksmith needs keeping you secure.

Alarm and CCTV

As well as fitting the latest high security British Standard locks to one particular customer's property, they also wanted the added security and protection of a fitted alarm and CCTV system. The alarm was fitted with 4 PIR motion sensors and 4 door sensors - as well as a safe pet facility - to prevent their animals not setting off the alarm by accident! The Alarm system also had an automatic dial direct to their mobile in the event of an alarm siren and full remote control facility. The CCTV system was a full HD CCTV with a facility to record the footage at full HD1080DP. This footage could also be watched by the customer live via their tablet or phone. CCTV and Alarms are a proven deterrent against burglary and in particular car theft and I would thoroughly recommend them for the crime-fighting value. For more info on my installation methods and charges, don't hesitate getting in touch today. 

Post Box Locks

This week, Lockforce Locksmith Leeds have changed the Post-Box locks of many residents at an exclusive apartment block in Leeds City Centre, where unsuspecting residents were becoming mass victims of identity theft!! The thief had been opening the post-boxes with mole grips, deploying a technique known as ‘spinning the lock’. They were then carefully moving the locks back into place, and thereby losing any trace of evidence that the post boxes had been tampered. The spoils these thieves were after included the credit cards and DVLA post of the residents, with which they were then using to obtain credit cards and loans with the stolen identification.  This all came to light when I received a call from Gemma to open her post-box that had initially become stiff but had since failed to open. On arriving we could see the tamper signs on the lock post-boxes. The penny soon dropped that foul play had been at hand in Gemma’s post box problem. Lockforce Locksmith Leeds fitted the latest high security locks that cannot be “spun” on Gemma’s post-box and many other worried residents with communal letterbox stations at the reception area.

Coat hanger ?

We get asked many questions about the safety of locks that are sticking out from the door handles or door frame, at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we often hear locks that are sticking out referred to as coat hangers. If you have locks in UPVC doors or Composite doors that do stick out yes the lock will be vulnerable to a snap attack. This is when the lock is gripped with some mole grips and actually snapped in half. If your unsure if your lock is safe please feel free to send us a photo at Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds and we can instantly advise you free of charge.

Bathroom Locks

This week Lockforce Locksmith Leeds attended a job in Horsforth, where the customer wanted a 3 lever mortice lock fitted to two internal doors of her two bathrooms, which had beforehand had no locks. She also wanted to fit and update the handles to a more modern design more in fitting with the décor of her home. We fitted stylish chrome era locks with Ashworth bathroom locks too. What’s more, we also offered to fit the customer’s bathroom accessories - much to the customers delight. All part of a day’s work for Horsforth’s number one Locksmith service!!

Lockforce Leeds Showing you the Light!

We had a call from a customer in Headingley, Leeds, this week who wanted exterior security lighting installed to the rear and side of the property. Passive infra-red lights were installed that sense when somebody walks into the PIR vision set at the yardage which the customer wished. In this case it was set at 25 meters from the property. At Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we do stress that whilst Security Lightening can deter a burglar, the majority of burglaries we now attend are committed during the day. So we always advise fitting high security British Standard locks to complement your lighting security. We also reminded the customer that internal lighting is just as important to deter a burglar, as leaving lights on inside the house gives the impression that the house is occupied. Always draw the curtains and if you’re away on holiday use timers. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds showing you the light!

Garage Locks

Whilst many customers we see ask us to install high security locks on our homes, we often forget to properly fortify our garages. Indeed, many garage locks are never changed or updated and as such, old dated locks offer very little protection against burglary. Sadly, this was the case this week for a customer in Otley, Leeds, where thieves stole a very expensive grass-cutting tractor. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have now upgraded the locks of the customer to a British Standard 3 star Anti Snap, Anti Drill, Anti Bump and Anti Drill lock type… with added security bolts and the latest pin setting padlocks. If you feel your garage security has been neglected or that you’re not sure about the level of security on your garage doors, call Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds for a free security Survey. 

Rogue Traders & Patio doors

We visited a property in Yeadon, Leeds, this week after having received an urgent call from a very stressed householder. She explained that she had called another Locksmith company who arrived and began tackling her faulty patio door multi-locking system and completely stripped the door! They said the technician would return with the parts but having called the locksmith to find out his whereabouts, no calls were returned. As night closed in she called Lockforce. Please be aware that many companies advertise on google but have no history, recommendations, links or worse still, have no trained locksmiths and simply subcontract the work out to some unqualified technician. Sadly this was the case here. We rebuilt the door, identifying the faulty part and replacing it. The door was working again in less than 20 minutes.

MacDonald's Restaurant Aluminium doors

We received a late night call from our local Macdonald's restaurant advising that their lock on the front door was loose, meaning they could not lock and secure the premises. On arriving it was clear the aluminium door was out of alignment and had broken the lock by crashing against the frame. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds aligned the door and upgraded the broken lock with a modern Adams Rite lock and keyed alike the other lock to the other doors so one key now fitted all. Key alike can be options on all commercial properties with multiple locks. For all commercial locks and aluminium door problems, please contact Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds - we are only a call away.

Leeds General Infirmary Digital Locks

As proud working partners of the NHS, we were called to the LGI this week to update all medicine rooms and cabinets with the latest digital and anti snap locks. Digital locks work where only access to a room can be made by using a code. With multiple staff this is a must and Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds can easily update and change the codes on a regular basis to keep security as the highest priority.

Lockforce and Guiseley FC

Following recent burglaries Lockforce teamed up with Guiseley FC this week to upgrade all the clubs Locks to the latest Anti Snap locks and Fire exit panic upgrade locks systems

Fish and Chips

We attended a Fish and Chip shop this week, the owner called us in a panic as he could not open the main door and his customers had started to que outside for his tasty Fish and Chips. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds arrived within 20 minutes of his call and opened the old Motise 5 lever lock and replaced with a mordern British Standard BS3621 2007 Model and yes we enjoyed a bag of chips too!

Keys cut that work first time everytime

We took a call from a Landlord who had problems getting keys cut for her rented house. She had visited a local key cutting shop to have new keys cut but everytime she returned back to the property they did not work. Repeated visits to the shops and still key problems. One call to Lockforce and we visited the proprty and using our laser cutting machines cut keyson site and tested there and then working first time. Lockforce a cut above the rest 

Old Safe Opened and New Safe Fitted

We attended to a customer in Horsforth Leeds this week, the customer had a old safe left from a house sale and wanted it opening, removing and a new digital locking safe fitted.  Well we found no crown jewels in the old safe once we opened with our traditional picking tools just old photographs and a clothing. The customer wanted a mordern digital safe coded to their own number with bypass keys  this was rated at £10,000 safe value and bolted to the floor joists for added security. 

Burgalry Alarms not switched on

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds will always carry out a free security survey on your property and will give you different options and budgets on Anti snap and Insurance approved locks, however we will also assess your security on windows and other entry points such as garden gates and Garages. Burglary alarms are also a good deterrent but why do so many people forget or fail to use their alarms? Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds have attended many burglaries where customers have not had there alarm on, main reasons are people feel that their current multi point locking system on their doors are very secure and strong and have peace of mind they will be safe. Sadly, as we are aware unless you have quality Anti snap locks they can break the lock and bypass and open any multi point locking system in seconds. Another reason for the alarm not to be on is if the attack was during the day, this is becoming more and more common. Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds recommends that if you have a Burgalry alarm switch it on when you leave your home and when you go to bed.

Local News in Leeds

Rodley 16/04/2021 Burglary UPVC Door

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds attended to a burglary of a Garage in Rodley this week. The intruders had broken the handle and snapped the lock of the Upvc door, to the rear access of the garage. They stole many garden accessories and a lawn mower.  Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds had matching handles tp replace the broken handles and recommended a new Anti snap lock was fitted to prevent such a attack again. The Police have CCTV of the incident and are hopeful of an arrest. We will update you with any news.

Carverley golf club Padlock attack 21/04/2021

A outbuilding near to the Carverley Golf club was attacked on 21/04/21. The owner contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds when he discovered the padlock had attack marks and the key would no longer open the padlock. Fortunately the attackers did not gain entry to the lock up and one of the reasons was the padlock was high security and had a closed shackle, this means the bolt cutters they looked to use could not get a grip on the shackle of the padlock because it is protected by a shield, this is called a closed shackle. Closed Shackle padlocks are recommended by Lockforce and we can supply the new Ultion high security padlocks that can even operate with the same key as used on your Ultion protected home.

Ring Cameras on offer bank holiday weekend 02/05/21

We noticed many high street chains have a offer on the Ring camera and door bell devises this bank holiday.

Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds always recommends updating and upgraded your locks to the latest Police and insurance approved locks to stop intruders breaking into your property, but a good visual deterrent is cameras and door view cameras such as the Ring devises, these can be battery powered and can fitted by yourself with very little DIY knowledge.

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Leeds, 13th Febuary 2021

Alarm, locks and cctv

“Found Carls company Lockforce Locksmiths from Checkatrade and I was impressed by his reviews. He was very friendly and I loved the fact that the workers all wore shoe covers in my house and both had a good polite manor to them. Excellent service”

New high security locks fitted to rear patio door and the same to the front door.

“Very fast response to my email enquiry with a visit shortly after. Carl is clearly very knowledgeable about security issues and helpfully shared this knowledge with us. Both locks were fitted with the minimum fuss and we are now re-assured over the security of our property. I would highly recommend this company.”


Leeds, 4th January 2021

New Ultion locks fitted.

“Carl kept us informed on the morning of his ETA, was more than polite when he arrived and honest in his appraisal of work required. We were prepared to replace door handles as well as locks, he inspected and said we were fine with existing. Carl fitted the new locks to two doors in easily less than 30mins, and was with us longer overall simply because we were chatting about his work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carl and will certainly have him back for any future works. Overall price was less than anticipated too because new locks came with three keys, we only expected two, which saved us on extra £30.”

Outside gate lock fitted and outside patio door lock replaced as well as a repair to a door catch.

“Carl arrived at the estimated time given and at a convenient time for me. He initially provided a quote free of charge and then carried out the work at a later date. Carl was quick and efficient and he was friendly and explained the work he had carried out. I am very happy with the work and would be happy to use this service again.”



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Aberford, Addingham, Adel, Alwoodley Gates, Armley, Arthington, Barwick, Barwick in Elmet, Beeston, Boston Spa, Bramham, Burley in Wharfedale, Burmantofts, Catterton, Chapel Allerton, Church Fenton, Collingham, Crossgates, Denton, East Carlton, Eden Moor, Garforth, Gipton, Halton, Harehills, Holbeck, Hunslet, Ilkley, Leeds, Menston, Middleton, Moor Allerton, Morley, Nessfield, Otley, Oulton, Rawdon, Rothwell, Roundhay, Scholes, Seacroft, Sherburn in Elmet, Stainburn, Stanningley, Swillington, Tadcaster, Thorner, Thorp Arch, Timble, Weetwood, Westpark, Wetherby, Wortley, Yeadon

Counties Covered

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire

Postcodes Covered

LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, LS5, LS7, LS8, LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS13, LS14, LS15, LS16, LS17, LS19, LS21, LS22, LS23, LS24, LS25, LS26, LS27, LS29

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