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Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds is operated by Renata and husband Carl. We are a Police CRB vetted local Leeds Locksmiths accredited with Checkatrade where reputation matters. We are committed to offering a competitively priced, high quality, locksmith service in Leeds with excellent after care. Feel free to browse our site, or if you're in a hurry,  go directly to the key information you seek by clicking on one of the options below. 

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The majority of our business is through recommendation from existing and past customers, such as Pamela Sadler below;

 Pamela Sadler

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.

 Becky Leach

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.

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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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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. 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 to us and our business.

We live in your area so dependent on your location, we aim to be with you in 30 minutes of your call in an emergency. We do not charge any call out fee.

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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 

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.

Peace of mind at Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths

Lockforce Leeds are fully insured to the sum of £2,000,000 public liability, giving you complete peace of mind. We are CRB checked, wear a uniform and always carry identification and will arrive in our vans with the Lockforce Logos.

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 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 hous

ehold 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.

The Ultion is designed with 11 pins for maximum security – look at their video below for a better idea of how secure this key can be – having the capability for an astonishing 294000 key combinations!

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 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 

Contact Lockforce Leeds Locksmiths now

If you would like to make a enquiry or have any questions please feel free to call or email Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds we are only too happy to help, we  look forward to your call or email and once again we Thank you for visiting Lockforce Locksmith Leeds

Recent Jobs

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

Click the video to see more.

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!

From Digital Locks to Good Old-fashioned Double Dead Locks...

I attended two very different emergency locks outs this week…however both were of equal importance important to our customers. Firstly, I received a call from the Power League Football 5 aside in Seacroft, who had got themselves in a bit of a mess!

Unbeknown to the players gripped in their match, they had managed to slam shut their changing room door and their digital lock had subsequently failed. The team found that they could not open the door with the code, and therefore faced the prospect of a long walk home without their clothes or valuables (including house and car keys!). On arrival, I managed to use my locksmith skills to bypass the digital lock and open the door without any damage. A lot of sweaty footballers were very happy!

Our other emergency lock out this week was at the Leeds Makro  The store’s high security double dead-lock had shut the supervisor out of his office. We were set a deadline of only a few hours to gain entry so they could reset the software for the next day when the store was due to open. Fortunately we were able to gain access and reset without  a hitch.

So if you plan to shop at the Makro this week, spare a thought for Lockforce, which did its part in keeping Makro open for business for the good people of Leeds.  

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,  who was house sitting when she went out to the garden for a smoke. 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, 16th June 2017

Arrived very promptly! Carl introduced himself and decided on the best plan of action. Gained entry with minimum fuss or mess. Even had some advice for further security measures which I will be sure to pass on.”

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!!

...and other Lockforce Locksmiths Leeds customer on our  Facebook page 

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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.

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. 

Gun Safes

Lockforce Locksmith Leeds today opened a gun cabinet safe so the customer could renew his gun licence. We then fitted a new 7 lever dead locking system to the cabinet as per new gun laws,Locksmiths Leeds we have never have a dull day 

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Leeds, 23rd June 2017

I phoned Carl and asked for a quote for a new lock fitting on our shop front, as I'd had problems using it. The quote seemed very reasonable and fair. Carl arrived at the arranged time, was very friendly and polite and incredibly helpful. On inspecting the lock, Carl helped me to figure out how to use it! It was just a bit stiff and took a bit of working out. Carl was absolutely fantastic and very kindly said 'no charge'. We will definitely be using his services again and highly recommend them for businesses or homes. Fantastic stuff!


Leeds, 8th May 2017

Absolutely brilliant. I wanted my old euro-cylinder locks upgraded to the most modern anti-snap. Carl came round promptly, he had the locks I wanted in stock, explained the ins and outs of the new style, changed them perfectly and the icing on the cake was he corrected a slight hinge issue on my PVC door at no charge. Thoroughly impressed and money well spent as far as I'm concerned.  



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