Welcome to Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester.
My name is Damon Smith and I'm your local professional locksmith serving the city of Manchester.
Please read my customers reviews to know you are in safe hands and are dealing with a trusted company.
Proudly Keeping Manchester Safe!
- Rapid Response 24/7
- 3 Year Guarantee on all works
- Checkatrade Vetted
- Free Call Outs
- Fully Insured (£10 Million)
- Uniformed + DBS Checked
- Born and Raised Mancunian
For further information on Locksmith Service Contracts for Manchester City Centre or any other Lock related issue give Damon Smith a Ring on 0161 4100 651.
Manchester Locksmith Services
Here are some of the other Locksmith services I provide;
- Residential Lockouts
- Commercial Lockouts
- Door bolts, bars and Latches
- Non-Destructive Entry
- Lock Repairs and Replacement
- Security Upgrades (fitting of anti snap and snap-safe locks)
- Sash jammers and Mortice Locks
- UPVC door and window lock repairs
- Anti Pick, Anti Drill and Anti Bump Lock Replacements
- Broken Key Extraction
- Eviction Services
- Master Key Sets
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester call on 0161 4100 651
Manchester City Centre Locksmith
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are here to provide you with a fast, reliable and honest Locksmith service. We know that your business is a representation of your high standards and that's why you expect the same from any service provider you work with! As a Manchester City centre Locksmith we also provide a professional business/commercial Locksmith service for Manchester Hotels, Bars, Restaurants and offices. As a local Locksmith and being located just outside Manchester City Centre we can usually be with you within 30 minutes of any Emergency.
Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester can provide the following:
- 24/7 Emergency Locksmith services to your Manchester City Centre Business
- Proud Members of Checka-trader
- Smart professional Technicians who always wear a uniform, carry ID and are Police Vetted
- A full Service report and invoice will be completed and emailed after every job
- Reduced prices with a service agreement/contract in place
- Free security assessments of current Locks and security
- Fast response to any Locksmith issue, Lock failure, Lock repair
- Lockforce is one of the most respected and fastest growing Locksmith companies in the uk
- Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are reviewed by the public which are visible
- We have public Liability insurance up to 5 million
- No call out fees or hidden charges and no subcontracting work to outside agencies
Some of the areas you may need Lockforce Locksmith Manchester; Arndale, Greengate, Medieveal Quarter, Noma, Ancoates, Northern Quarter, New Bailey, Retail District, Spinningfields, Civic Quarter, Manchester China Town, The Gay Village, Piccadilly, Castlefield, First Street, Oxford Road Corridor, Great Ancoates Street, Whitworth Street.
For further information on Locksmith Service Contracts for Manchester City Centre or any other Lock related issue give Damon Smith a Ring on 0161 4100 651.
Manchester Door Lock Identification
There are in general 3 main types of locks fitted to most Domestic and businesses in the UK.
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can usually identify what type of lock it is with a few simple questions over the phone but you may also be able to identify what your Lock is from the list below;
Euro Cylinders are now one of the most commonly used locks in the UK and the one I come across the most working as a Locksmith in Manchester. Euro Cylinders are fitted in general to all UPVC and composite doors, sliding Patio doors and they can also be found in some Mortise type Locks fitted into wooden doors. The shape of the Euro Cylinder is seen in most modern upvc doors and is easy to identify and in most cases you will need to lift the door handle and turn the key to lock the door. Euro cylinders may look the same from the front but there are different types such as Standard Euro Cylinders, Anti-Snap cylinders also know Anti-Lockout cylinders and British Standard locks which have 3 levels of security such as the TS007 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star. As a Locksmith in Manchester I see these Locks attacked the most by Burglars using a technique called “Lock snapping”. That is why at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we only ever fit Anti snap locks as a standard practice.
Mortice lock or Sash locks are found on wooden doors and in some cases on Mettle doors. Mortise locks are usually identifiable due to being fitted internally on the door and a key is used to retract or extend the bolt. Unlike the Euro cylinder or Yale Lock there will only be a keyhole and the lock is not visible when looking at the door. Mortise locks can come in 2, 3 and 5 Lever depending on if the door is fitted internally or externally (Exterior doors should always be 5 lever British standard). A Sash lock is the same as a mortise Deadbolt however it also has a Latch (like you find on an internal door in your home) so you can open and close the door without the need to lock it using a handle. When supplying and fitting Mortise type locks on External Doors Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will always fit 5 Lever British Standard due to their high security and to meet with insurance requirements (BS3621/2007). To identify if your lock is a British standard you need to check the faceplate for a Kite mark
Night Latch & Yale Lock
Night latches are also known as Yale locks by the general public are usually fitted to wooden doors. On the outside (Externally) of the door will be a round looking faceplate called a Rim Cylinder, this is where the key is inserted to retract the Catch and open the door. On the inside of the door will be the casing which will have a Catch which fits into the keep on the door frame holding the door closed.
Types Of Night Latches;
* standard Night latch (none-deadlocking)
* Deadlocking Night latch
* Auto Deadlocking Night Latch
* Double Locking Night Latch
At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we always advise to have British Standard Night Latches fitted (see below) due to increased security and to meet insurance standards. Night latches seem popular in Manchester with some of the student accommodations, the older homes and also with the Manchester AirBNB. British Standard Night Latch Locks - more secure than the typical Standard Night Latch and meet insurance requirements BS3621. They are identifiable again similar to Euro cylinders and Mortise Deadbolts with the Kite mark which is usually on the inside of the casing. Home insurance companies may void any insurance claims made if having British standard locks is a requirement on the policy. If in any doubt call Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester for a free security Assessment of your current Locks.
For more information or advise On Commercial or Domestic Locks call your professional Local Locksmith in Manchester on 0161 4100 651
Manchester UPVC Door and Window Repairs
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester not only complete Lock repairs and Locksmithing around Manchester we also complete minor repairs/adjustments to UPVC windows and doors.
Manchester Broken Window or Door Handles - Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can supply and fit new UPVC Door handles and window handles if your current ones have become worn, snapped or you just want something new or a different style.
My UPVC door is very hard to lock – Do I need a new Door? - The plastic in UPVC can be affected by the changes in weather, usually to the passing of seasons such as winter to summer. This can cause a lot of lock issues and doors not being aligned properly due to the plastic shrinking or expanding. In the summer time UPVC Doors expand and wooden doors shrink, and in the winter the reverse. As a locksmith in Manchester I get a lot of calls due to UPVC doors becoming increasingly harder to lock and the door handle often has to be forced. This overtime can cause the gearbox in the door to fail/break which then results in the door becoming unable to lock or worse, stuck in the locked position. Replacing a gearbox and possibly opening a failed MPL will be more expensive than a simple door readjustment so its always better to have the door fixed at the first sign of difficulty when locking.
If you are having problems with your uPVC door or windows or need a lock repair contact Lockforce locksmiths 24 hours a day on 0161 4100 651
Commercial Locksmith Services in Manchester
Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester provide a range of services to commercial companies, businesses and property managers and we can also offer Emergency Locksmith Services to your business 24 hours a day. We know running a business in Manchester can be time consuming and that's why we try to minimise the disruption to your business by working around you and if needed we can always work out of hours. As a trusted Commercial Locksmith in Manchester Town centre, we work closely with Hotels and businesses so were aware not only do you need a reliable and professional Locksmith you also need someone who is smart and presentable that's why all our
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can provide the following for business/commercial support;
- Commercial large scale lock installations or maybe you just need some added security upgrades to your business
- Commercial Keyed alike
- Master Key Suited
- Business Emergency Locksmith Service in Manchester 24 hours a day
- Lock upgrades such as Anti snap/Anti Lockout and British Standard Locks
- Free Security assessment of your current locks and security
- Direct contact with a Locksmith Technician 24/7 via a mobile number
- All commercial locksmith work is followed up with a service report and invoice
For support or advice with any Manchester commercial and business Locksmith support call Damon Smith on 0161 4100651
Rapid Response Locksmith in Manchester
At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, I'm aware that each customer will have their own individual lock or security query/ problems which needs attending to as soon as possible! I pride myself on making my visits tailored for the individual as I know you may need early morning or late night visits depending on the situation! I take pride in responding fast when it comes to securing your home or business for your piece of mind. In my opinion there are too many agencies and tradesman who advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths Near Me" but in reality they are national companies who subcontract the work out, meaning you never know who will be visiting you! Are they qualified, do they carry Liability insurance and ID? As a central Manchester Locksmith (and growing up around Manchester) I take your security personally and I provide a speedy response as trusted tradesman (just read my reviews).
24 hour Emergency Manchester Locksmith - Call now on 0161 4100651
Lock Changes in Manchester
At Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester, we believe in providing our customers with as much information as possible about the locks we stock, so they can learn about how best to protect their homes and business from the threat of burglary and Crime. And indeed, when choosing a Local Locksmith in Manchester, having the knowledge that your locksmith fits locks that’s quality approved to the British Trading Standards goes a long way! So at Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester, your local locksmith expert in Manchester can guarantee to fit locks and keys from a number of select suppliers authorised by the national brand to which he belongs, whose models have been deemed of a quality high enough for Lockforce’s valued customers. One such supplier is Brisant, a lock provider with a large national standing! Their launch of the TS007 lock is their latest addition to their stock portfolio and offers Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester’s customers the ultimate protection from break-in, scoring a perfect 3-star security rating from the Master Locksmith Association! This locks also comes with a 10 year warranty and a £1000 anti-burglary guarantee
Its 11 pins protect from:
- And the bumping of locks (a kind of lock picking technique used by seasoned criminals)
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester call on 0161 4100 651
24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Services in Manchester
Lockforce locksmiths Manchester are a 24-hour emergency locksmith service who cater for both commercial and domestic customers. If you have an issue with locks of security day or night, we will come to your aid with our 24 hour fast response. As a local locksmith we are aware of all the back roads and how we can get to you the quickest when you need us most. Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester are experts in all things security so if you have an issue with your house door locks, CCTV, Alarms or even a commercials grade lock we can come sort out your issue fast. Being 24 hours, this allows you to have a locksmith that will cause you the least disruptions by either getting you open or back in your home again or changing your locks as a time which suits you best we can do this for you. We work with several local community groups the council and even the police to issue that our local knowledge of crime and how we can prevent it is outstanding. Allowing you to spend the least to get the highest level of security.
If you need an Emergency Locksmith in Manchester day or night then call us on 0161 4100 651
Locksmith Near Me - Manchester, UK
We have all used the term "near me" when trying to locate all manner of goods and services and that is becoming more Common when trying to find a "Manchester Locksmith Near Me" search. As technology improves this becomes a very convenient way to see who is physically nearby! I also find that a lot of my customers also want to use a local Manchester locksmith to help local business and their community. As I've mentioned before I was born and raised in Tameside so I'm a true Mancunian and the only time ive been away was when I served sometime in the Army in the Royal Logistics Corp as a Driver. As a proud Mancunian and local Manchester Locksmith please feel free contacting me any time to discuss any worries or issues you may have. Keep safe.
Professional Locksmith Service Near Me - call Lockforce Locksmiths In Manchester on 0161 4100 651
Car Theft Manchester
As a local Manchester Locksmith Ive noticed over the last few years a dramatic rise in Car thefts around Manchester and Greater Manchester. I've been to many Manchester homes where the unfortunate family wake up in the morning to the family car stolen and doors left open. This is popular with thieves as the cars cab be broken down for parts or sold to the black market and shipped abroad. Car theft is becoming a very profitable business and im seeing the common burglaries for home goods becoming less and less. After a home is Burgled, on many of these occassions the UPVC door is missing its lock and the door handle has either been removed or bent. This technique is commonly referred to as “Lock Snapping” and is the most popular form of entry for thieves around Manchester (unless your unlucky enough to have left a window or door open which happens). Lock snapping can take as little as 30seconds to gain entry depending on the thieves level of skill and howe well the locks have been fitted. Unfortunatly most homes usually have easy to snap cylinders fitted which are the weak spot on most UPVC and Composite doors. The good news is most of these car thefts around Manchester can be avoided by simply changing your Locks to Anti snap cylinders or even fitting High security Door Handles or Both. Fitting high security locks to your doors can really make a massive difference not only from a security point of view but also a visual deterent as a lot of thieves will know they cant bypass these locks and if you have the high security handles they are simply going to try another home.
Prevent Car Theft In Manchester, For a Free Security Assessment Of Your Home Call Damon Smith on 0161 4100 651
COVID 19 Precautions for Lockforce Manchester
Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester were wearing full PPE throughout the Covid scare of 2020 until 2022 to protect ourselves and our customers and we continue to check with each and every Manchester customer if they want us to wear a mask before visiting or take any extra precautions. We know Covid is not going away any time soon but with the good news that it appears to be growing milder and the relaxation of many of the mandates and rules were aware many residents may now feel more at risk, especially having people into their homes. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are aware their are still many vulnerable adults, children and the elderly who may benefit from keeping the social distance rule, wearing a mask and making sure to wipe down and disinfect the working area on departure. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester just wanted to reassure any of our previous customers, NHS customers and future customers that we continue to put the public's health and safety first.
If you need a Manchester Locksmith call Damon Smith on 0161 4100 651
Lockforce Locksmiths Trafford Park
At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we provide Locksmith services to the whole of Manchester and Greater Manchester, however many people don't realise we provide both planned and Emergency Locksmith services to the residents of Trafford and also the Businesses of Trafford Park. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester has already worked on a few businesses in the Trafford Centre and Old Trafford football club. As a local business Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can be anywhere in Trafford or Trafford Park within 25 minutes on most occasions so we can provide a rapid service when needed. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester also provides contract work for Commercial businesses which may be beneficial to companies in Trafford Park who often have large warehouses to manage and need a smooth running of the operations and having locks which can become damaged or rusted and can cause issues in the daily operations of the business. To avoid this Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester offer Trafford Park Business offer a Free Assessment of the current locks and Security in the Warehouse/Business. This may help identify issues before they happen and may also provide solutions to make the operations of the business or warehouse flow better such as having the doors keyed alike on a master suite system which Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provide. Many Commercial Businesses often have different locks on every door and unfortunately this means the amount of keys needed to lock up or secure the business can get confusing as well as not knowing who does and doesnt have keys over the years.
Emergency Trafford & Trafford Park Locksmith Or Master Suite Quote In Trafford - Call now on 0161 4100 651
Locksmith Services in Whitefield and Prestwich
We also provide Locksmith services to Whitefield and Prestwich which is only 20 minutes from our main office. As a local and trusted locksmith we can provide the following services whether you're a commercial business or a resident.
Here are some of the other locksmith services we provide;
- Emergency Lockouts In Prestwich And Whitefield
- Letting Agency Work
- Commercial Locksmith Services
- Fitting Anti-Snap locks and British Standard
- Free Locksmith Security Assessment (to look for weak spots)
- New Lock installations
- Warrant Work
- Window and Door repairs such as Handle Replacements
Why Choose Lockforce Locksmiths Whitefield and Prestwich? We are becoming one of the most trusted locksmiths due our technicians being DBS checked by the police, we always carry id, wear a uniform and are vetted by Checkatrade and reviewed by the public.
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Prestwich and Whitefield call on 0161 4100 651
Student, NHS, Pensioner Locksmith Discount - Manchester, UK
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provide a professional Locksmith Service and we are rapidly becoming one of the most trusted Locksmith services around Manchester. This is due not only to our attention to detail but also our reviews by genuine customers, our presence on Checkatrade and the fact that our Locksmith Technicians always wear a uniform, are police vetted and carry ID. As a genuine local Manchester Locksmith, we also want to provide support to our communities especially due to the increase in cost of living in the current climate and massive increases on our gas and electric and the cost of living. We will now provide a discount to Pensioners, Manchester University student and also Emergency Service's such as the NHS, Greater Manchester Police and fire service.
Discounted Locksmith Services In Manchester - call Lockforce Locksmiths In Manchester on 0161 4100 651
Lockforce Payment Options
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester accepts;
- All Major Credit Cards
- Debit Cards
- Bank transfer
- Paypal Transactions
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester call on 0161 4100 651
Local Locksmith News in Manchester
Five Ways To Improve Your Home Security in Manchester
My name is Damon Smith and I own and run Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester. As a local Locksmith in Manchester I spend almost every day in other people's homes, repairing locks and fixing problems and unfortunately attending break-ins. As I travel to Burglaries around Manchester or just attempted break-ins I see firsthand the damage the thieves cause and more importantly the emotional distress to families they leave behind. The aftershock can last week's causing anxiety, anger and a sense of being violated! As a resident and Locksmith in Manchester I personally despise burglars for what they do and think they deserve the highest prison sentences! I see the damage burglars cause to businesses and peoples homes.
After attending one of these recently in Openshaw I thought I'd put together a short list to help people improve their home security in Manchester and try to avoid being a target. Note: I haven't included the obvious ones such as having a Burglar alarm, Dog, CCTV as these are for everyday tips.
1. Don't advertise You're Not home - Sorry if this sounds like common sense but people get excited about going on Holiday and post it all over social media especially Facebook. I see friends with posts such as "at manchester airport now, see you all in 7 days"! I know it's hard for all of us including me but possibly just post the pictures when you get back to Manchester. Another added tip is not leaving your bins out as a trained Burglar will look for little clues like this and maybe invest in some Light Timer switches for your home while your away to make sure the lights are coming on in the evening.
2. Don't leave keys in the front or back door over night or in plain sight - Again, a simple one but a lot of people do this. I visited Manchester city centre on an Emergency Locksmith call-out when thieves used a technique where they hooked the city centre customers keys through the letterbox to gain entry. The Manchester City Centre then needed a new lock fitting. Another Locksmith repair I was called out to was when the burglar used a blow torch (yep... a blowtorch) to burn a hole through Upvc door to grab the keys!
3. Have good locks such as British Standard, Anti Snap, Anti Lockout cylinders fitted to your doors - This is a BIG one as "not all locks are created equal".
One of the biggest issues I see in Manchester as a Locksmith is a techniques called Lock snapping which is done on UPVC doors, thievs can literally gain entry within 15 seconds using this techniqe if you dont have the corect lock fitted.
As I advised, this can be avoided by having even a standard Anti snap locks fitted (which I suggest to every customer). If it's a wooden door with a Yale lock think about upgrading it to a British standard with a Dead lock function (Yale locks are notoriously easy to open). Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester provide a free security assessment of your current level of security and provide a free call out 0161 410 0651
4. Don't leave Windows unlocked - Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester often visit homes around Manchester after they have been burgled in the day - just remember that Burglars are very happy to come to your home in the day, especially as you may be working! If your a Manchester homeowner or you have content insurance make sure to read the small print as a lot of Insurance companies also require you to have lockable windows as part of their insurance requirements. If in doubt you can always phone Lockforce Locksmith Manchester for some advice or a free home assessment 0161 410 0651
5. Don't advertise yourself - I walk my dog most nights and its surprising how many people have no blinds or curtains in their windows. I can see everything in the living room as I walk past, including the residents eating Dinner watching Love island, the news, a Manchester city football game on their 60 Inch TV. I can also see the Apple Laptop on the table in front of the window and the PS4 below the TV! Keep valuables out of plain sight, if you have a nice car keep it in the garage if possible. As a Locksmith in Manchester I've seen a growing trend of criminals targeting houses around Manchester and greater Manchester for car specifically!
Don’t make it easy for them!!! Keep safe Manchester!
Upgrade Your Home Protection - The Best Defence
Working across Manchester as a Locksmith for both Commercial and Domestic residents has provided me with a wealth of knowledge on how to minimise your chances of a break in. As the world is getting smaller and with the aid of digital technology so are the criminals becoming better equipped at gaining entry to your home or business. In my opinion, I believe that fitting quality locks to your doors and windows is half the battle which not only increases your safety but is also is a visual deterrent to would be intruders and career criminals. At Lockforce Locksmith Manchester we constantly adapt our service to keep our security one step ahead of the criminals, so as their techniques change, so do ours.
We supply and fit only the best locks such as;
- Anti snap Locks
- British Standard (bs3621) and Insurance approved Locks
- Anti Drill, Anti Bump and Anti Pick
At Lockforce Locksmith Manchester I provide a free security assessment of your property as this gives me the best chance of providing a detailed security plan tailored to your individual needs!
At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester....
I'm aware that each customer will have their own individual lock or security query/problems which needs attending to as soon as possible and this could be day or night! I pride myself on tailoring my visits for the individual as I know you may need early morning or late night visits depending on the situation or your personal circumstances or commitments! I was born in Manchester so I know the area very well and I pride myself in responding fast when it comes to securing your home or your commercial business and making sure you feel safe, our motto afterall is 'Keeping you Safe'
BE CAREFUL.... Unfortunately I've found through previous jobs that there are too many national agencies and tradesman who will advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths Near Me" but in reality they are national companies who subcontract the work out which means you never know who will be visiting you! A lot of the time they may be unqualified individuals that don't have uniform or liability insurance and charge unecessarily inflated prices. Cheap Locksmith Manchester..... We all want a bargain but please don't look at the cheapest when it comes to your home, business or family security! Look for a reputable company with a good track record and reviews (see my link below).
As a Manchester City Centre Locksmith (and growing up around Manchester) I take your security personally and I want to provide you with a speedy response! I don't charge a call out fee as I like to be able to see the job first so I can give you an accurate quote and to make sure your happy before moving forward! For a fast response to any issues or for further information give Lockforce Locksmith Manchester a ring
Locks, Home Insurance and What You Need To Know!
As a home owner in Manchester you may be surprised to know that most insurance companies stipulate in their contracts that your Locks must meet British standards of Security (BS3621) otherwise your home Insurance may be invalid and the Insurance company will have the right to refuse your claim! Insurance companies want to make sure you are taking the right precautions to minimise your risk of Burglary to safeguard your home, contents and family. The break in would be bad enough but having the insurance company refuse your claim could be mentally and financially crippling! And that's something we don't want here at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester.
I often find that most people’s Locks don't meet the British Standard requirements when I'm completing Locksmith work in and around Manchester which can include;
- Night Latches (also known as Yale locks)
- Euro Cylinders (UPVC Doors)
- Mortice Locks (wooden doors)
British standard locks are much safer and more secure than a standard lock, they are tested to replicate wear and tear over time and also against the most common methods of break ins. Here at Lockforce Locksmith Manchester we only supply British standard Locks and also Anti Snap Locks to better safeguard you against Break ins! How to tell if you have a British standard lock? - Check for a Kite mark (which looks like a heart) on your lock (see the picture below). Or alternatively give Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a call for a free and no obligation home security assessment of your current Locks. As a Local Manchester Locksmith we're never far away and always here to help! Give me a call for your FREE survey to see if you're locks are keeping you safe and secure!
What are "insurance approved locks" and why you need them!
Ok this is a big one for two reasons!
1. The firstly being that when taking out home insurance most insurance companies will have this in the small print and if your burgled and make a claim it will be void! The break in would be bad enough but having the insurance company refuse your claim would be seriously upsetting! As a Local Manchester Locksmith I feel its my responsibility to make people aware.
2. The second is that a British standard locks are much safer and secure than a factory fitted lock. They are tested to replicate wear and tear over time and also against the most common methods of break ins. Unfortunately most houses in Manchester are fitted with none British standard or "factory fitted ones" which makes it so much easier for criminals!
How to tell if you have a British standard lock? Check for a Kite mark (which looks like a heart) on your lock (see the picture). Alternatively give Lockforce Locksmith Manchester a ring as we do a free security check of your home and your current security!
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester call on 0161 4100 651
Lockforce Manchester - Frequently Asked Questions
At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester I get a lot of common issues and Lock problems from our customers around Manchester who need a fast and reliable Locksmith. I thought if I detailed some of the major issues and potential solutions for our Manchester customers it may help you identify the issue to speed up the process. For further advise or if you cant see your lock problem below, please feel free contacting me by phone, email or text.
Why is my key stuck in the lock when I tried to lock/unlock the door? Picadilly, Manchester M1 - 1st March 2023
If the door is out of alignment meaning that if you need to hold the handle up or force it up when trying to lock or unlock your PVC Door, it means the locking mechanism is out of alignment. The Manchester City Centre customer was trying to force the handle up to lock the door and as the multi point locking mechanism was fully engaged the lock was forced causing the cam on the euro cylinder to become jammed inside the gearbox. This is a fairly common issue and can be avoided by having your door locking mechanism and keeps realigned as soon as they start to become difficult to lock and unlock. Once the issue has happened the only solution is to remove the old lock, reset and realign the mechanism and fit a new lock. As a Local, trusted and professional Locksmith company, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester (City Centre) provide a free quote and assessment on any work you may want carried out.
Does Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester cover Trafford? Stretford, Trafford M16 - 25th February 2023
Yes, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester works and covers Trafford. We provide Locksmith services to places like Old Trafford, Stretford, Whaley Range, Trafford Park and the Trafford Centre. Were a local Trafford Locksmith Service and can prove Emergency Locksmith services such as; Lock fitting, Lock repairing and other Locksmith related services to Trafford residents and commercial businesses.
Does Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fit Hinge Bolts? Didsbury, Manchester M20 - 20th February 2023
Yes, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester does provide Hinge Bolts to both wood and UPVC Doors. Hinge bolts are "Bolts" which are fitted to the inside of the door frame providing security against attempted forced entry by kicking the hinge side of the door. In my experience as a local Manchester Locksmith, I genuinely feel these are more relevant to wooden doors due to them being fixed by Sash locks, Deadbolts and Night latches which can be secure but does leave a weaker spot on the hinge side. But... just to make people the people of Manchester feel safe, even without hinge bolts, a lot of force, strength and noise would be needed to accomplish this. Hinge Bolts are more of an added bonus rather than a necessity to the homes and businesses in Manchester.
Does Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester repair Door Hinges and windows? Didsbury, Manchester M20 - 15th January 2023
Yes, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will do minor door hinge repairs and also fix Upvc window handles and mechanisms. In regards to the hinges on doors, we can usually use the hinges themselves to realign the door to stop it hitting the frame at the top or bottom or just to make the door more flush with the frame or other French door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can provide a lock, door or window repair quote free of charge as we have no call out fees however we don't completely remove or fit new hinges. In regards to Window repairs again Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will provide new pvc handles, and repair the multi point locking mechanism in the window if its broken. If your window itself is very difficult to lock or close we can also provide a realignment of the window mechanism to make it smoother to prevent it becoming damaged or broken which often happens if you need to strain to lock or open. This applies to Doors too.
Does Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fit Mechanical Digital Locks? Ancoates, Manchester M4 - 2nd January 2023
Yes Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fit both mechanical and Digital Locks such as the Yale Keyless entry and Ultion Smart Lock. We find many offices and places with high traffic benefit from Mechanical Digital Locks as they provide some security to prevent unwanted visitors but allowing staff easy exit and entry. The mechanical digital locks can be reprogrammed with different codes and we usually advise all out customers in Manchester to change the pin code as a minimum once every 3 months. Digital Locks such as the Yale Keyless Entry and Ultion smart lock can be fitted to comes and commercial properties providing many benefits such as 24-hour pin codes, remote access even when not on site and automatic opening via mobile phone. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester have recently been fitting more and more Digital locks to Air BnB in and around the Manchester area.
"Does Anybody know a cheap Manchester Locksmith Near Me?"
I see this question often on social media and the buy and sell groups and I feel a need to address this! I think the real question should always be "does anybody know a good Manchester Locksmith". Ok let's be honest, nobody wants to pay through the nose for a tradesman (me included). The problem is yes.. you will find a cheap Locksmith but you have to ask, why are they cheap? I was always told growing up in Droylsden "you get what you pay for" which in the majority of times with Tradesmen is true. Just make sure you thoroughly research the company/person first. Check they have the following credentials if they are a professional manchester locksmith:
- * Do they have a Manchester or greater manchester Locksmith website or are they a national company
- * Are the technicians DBS/police checked
- * Do they carry ID
- * Have they got good honest reviews from real manchester residents
- * Are they open and honest about costs upfront
- * Do they really know what they are doing
- * Manchester Locksmith shouldn't charge a call out fee.
Manchester and Greater Manchester Residents be careful with who you let in your door and who you trust with your family's safety and security! Here at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, we are happy to show you our ID or DBS on arrival. We wear uniforms and provide a professional service from start to finish! We are upfront with prices and never add hidden costs such as call out fees and Labour after a price has already been discussed. We offer a free no obligation security check at your home and for your locks (we don't sell substandard Locks). Keep safe and for further information give us a call.
"Do Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester charge a call out fee?"
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Do NOT CHARGE A CALL OUT FEE as we believe customers in Manchester should only pay a locksmith for work carried out and we will never add extra hidden costs as we like to be up front with all our Domestic and Commercial customers.
"Why do some Manchester Locksmiths advertise £50 For Full Lock Change? Do all Locks cost the Same?"
The first answer in regards to do all locks cost the same is obviously no they do not. If you have a multi point locking mechanism fail in the door its not going to cost the same as replacing 1 Euro cylinder. That's why we provide a free call out service to identify the issue and provide an accurate quote, If a Locksmith company is using prices to advertise their Manchester Locksmith Services without looking at the job or knowing what the problem may be I would personally advise people to be cautious.
"Why are Locksmiths in Manchester so expensive?"
Unfortunately their are many Cowboy Locksmiths, both Locally and nationally who continue to take advantage of the public (and deserve to be on Rogue Traders in my opinion). These cowboy Locksmiths may advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths" who will replace ANY lock for £50 which again, seems to good to be true! Often these companies are not even local but National Locksmith companies and you will get put through to a call centre where you will be told a technician will be with you shortly. The job will then be phoned through to an independent handyman who may be unqualified and may not even speak English. When the so called "local Manchester Locksmith" arrives, they then advise you that they will also be adding on labour cost, call out fee and costs for parts plus the originally quoted price. They will reassure you that this is normal and all Locksmiths would charge the same. As you can imagine the original £50 any lock change quickly turns into anywhere between £250 to possible £800. My advise is to always use a Locksmiths who is Checka-trade vetted, wears uniforms, carry Public liability insurance and have genuine reviews by the public such as Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester. We provide a full quote with no hidden charges and always provide a quality service.
"Do Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Carry Parts/can the Job be completed quickly?"
Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester carry a variety of stock including, Sash Locks, Night Latches, Anti snap cylinders, and Door and Window handles of different sizes and colours to repair most Locksmith issues. Most repairs are completed on the first visit and if it is an obsolete lock or unusual type or size we may need to order a specialised replacement which may take 24 hours however we will secure the home or business in the meantime.
"The key just spins but the door wont lock or open"
I get this a lot as it is quite common issue. The key just keeps rotating but the door will not open or lock and it doesn't appear anythings happening. If you have a UPVC or composite door, the probable answer is that the cam on the euro lock is broken but sometimes there are other issues. The solution will be that you will need a new Euro Lock which Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will provide including 12 months warranty.
"The handle is floppy/loose and the door wont open/lock"
If the handle is just spinning around and you cant lock or open the door, many times my manchester customers advise me that the handle has gone floppy. The possible issue is that the internal Gearbox in the door has broken (not the handles). As a local Locksmith in Manchester I see this problem a lot and is very common. At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we see this a lot with UPVC doors especially when they are not aligned properly. A lot of our Manchester customers advise us that before it happened they had resistance when locking (which has weakened the the Gearbox) and they heard a crack. Or alternatively sometimes it's just wear and tear after years of operation. The solution is to strip the Multi Point Locking System out of the door and replace it with the correct model. Their are 100s of types so my advise would be to contact a professional for this such as Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester should you need us or advise 01614100651.
"I want one key to open all my UPVC doors or I want a Manchester Suited System?"
This isn't a lock issue but more and more domestic and commercial manchester homes and businesses want this option. Having your locks keyed alike in your home can make life easier and makes it possible to cut down on the amount of keys you need to carry around for you or your family. A lot of customers in Manchester usually like there back door and side door keyed alike and the front door on a separate key. If your Manchester Business also needs a Master Suited System putting into thier business we also provide this service.
"I cant remove the key from the lock?"
This is another common issue for Locksmiths around Manchester. The problem is usually caused when a key is left in the lock (usually on the inside of the door) and then a partner or kid attempts to use their keys on the other side of the lock. This causes the cam on the lock to becomes twisted. The solution will be to change the door cylinder with the correct sized lock and preferably an anti snap cylinder. For a change and upgrade to your Euro cylinder call Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester on 01614100651.
Is Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a Local Locksmith?
The answer to this question is very easy... Yes! I am a local Manchester Locksmith as I grew up in Droylsden and I've lived in Manchester all my life apart from the time I served in the Army and I was stationed in Germany. My slogan has always been Keeping Manchester safe and to treat all my customers like friends or family.
Lost my Key, Can I get a mobile Manchester Locksmith to cut me a new one?
If you've lost your key for your Upvc door (Euro Cylinder) or its stopped working, do you have a spare key (which works)? If you do, we can cut a new one for you. If you don't have any key Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can supply and fit a range of new Anti snap locks depending on what level of security you want. If your door is wooden and you have a sash-lock or Mortise Deadbolt, it is possible to make an impression of your lock and make up a new key but this is only available with new locks BS3621/2007 Insurance Approved Locks.
My window handle just spins but the Window wont Lock or Open, can Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Help?
This is a common problem with households around Manchester and is mainly with UPVC windows. The issue is sometimes that the spindle becomes detached from the Window mechanism or snaps. A simple remedy is to reattach the spindle or have a new handle fitted. A more serious issue is that the window Mechanism itself and not just the handle has become broken and will need replacing. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will supply and fit a new window Mechanism providing 12 months guarantee.
For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester call on 0161 4100 651
Recent Locksmith Jobs in Manchester
Lock Change to Anti-Snap, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 - 10th August 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Openshaw after a few robberies happened on the street and the community advised each other via watsap on there Crimewatch group. One of the neighbours in Openshaw had used Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester before so we were recommended. On attending the Openshaw home, the locks both front and back were changed and upgraded to Anti Snap British standard for improved security and piece of mind.
Aluminium Lock Repair, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 - 10th February 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were on Deansgate changing the locks on another Aluminium door after the new Restaurant owner decided to secure the Commercial property by pgrading and changing all the locks. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fitted 1* British Standard Keyed alike locks to the Deansgate property (M3). The locks were also patented meaning the business owner can keep track on how many keys he has as nobody can get spare keys cut without his permission.
Fitting A New Lock, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 - 3rd February 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Spinningfields (M3) today fitting a new lock to a customer's flat door after their wife became worried about crime in the Manchester City centre area. In general Manchester City Centre is a safe place when it comes to Burglaries however everyone deserves to feel secure in their own home. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fitted a new Euro Mortise Deadlock with a new Anti-snap Thumb turn. This extra lock means the Manchester City Centre apartment now has x2 locks which reinforced the door and also act as a vusual deterrent.
Lost Keys Lock Change Needed, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 - 30th January 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Mancester were in Failsworth M35, (0161) after a home owner on Roman Road lost her keys while out in Manchester City Centre. The main issue was that her handbag was also lost including her driving licence and ID and she was worried someone may decide to burglar her Failsworth home so asked for a change of lock just to be reassured. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester completed the lock change and upgrade to Anti-Snap locks and also replaced a wpvc window handle which had broken. After the visit the Failsworth customer thanked Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester for securing the house and felt more at peace.
Back Door Wont Open, Middleton, Manchester, m24 - 29th January 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Manchester were in Middleton M24 after a customer was unable to open the back door. Apparently, the Middleton resident came down in the night to let the dog into the back garden and the handles went down but the door won't open. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester travelled to Middleton and arrived within 25 minutes. After looking at the door it was an obvious gearbox fail, with the obvious floppy handle. The door was opened and the hooks manually retracted before repairing the lock to the Middleton home.
Change of lock needed following security concerns with an ex lodger, Chorlton, MAnchester, M21 - 25/01/2023
Lockforce Locksmith Mancester were phoned when a customer needed an Emergency Locksmith in Chorlton (M21) after they came home and found things moved around and they explained that a previous tenant/lodger has let themselves into the flat without the current Chorlton landlords permission. On arrival I did a quick security check of the chorlton home and advised that the windows and door mechanisms are in good working area and completed a lock change, upgrading the current euro cylinder to an anti snap cylinder for added security. As a local Locksmith to Chorlton Cum Hardy its always nice to chat with residents and provide security assistance and emergency Locksmith service to the people of Chorlton.
Locked out of her home while walking her dog as the keys were lost, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 - 20/01/2023
Lockforce Locksmith Manchester were phoned by a distressed customer near the village of Didsbury, needing a local emergency locksmith for Didsbury And Withoongton area. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived within 25 minutes and after discussing the issue and providing reassurance for the didsbury homeowner had the door opened within 15 minutes non destructiveley as the customer had simply left the keys inside the property so no new locks were needed.
New Lock needed And A Lock Repair In Didsbury, M20 - 12/01/2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Didsbury after a family dispute and the Didsbury home owner wanted a lock change so they new who had a key and to feel secure. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester changed the front door euro cylinder to a new Anti snap Thumbturn and also lubricated the multi point locking mechanism on the composite door. The Didsbury homeowner (M20) then advised they were struggling to lock and unlock the back door, having to hold the handle up to lock the door. On assessing the back door it appeared the door had fallen in the frame and the keeps on the frame were adjusted making it easy to lock and unlock again. Once the Didsbury home was safe and secure and a Locksmith was no longer needed I said my farewells and advised they have warranty on any work carried out.
New Anti-Snap Cylinder fitted To a Home In Urmston After The Key Can't Be Removed, M41 - 05/1/2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Urmston after the customer advised they couldn't remove the Home. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester visited and found a faulty and twisted cam on the euro cylinder which was also a standard and old model. After showing the customer and discussing if he wanted a Thumb turn of key and key cylinder, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then fitted a new Anti snap lock to the Urmston home. As a bonus I also realigned the doors multi point locking mechanism with the keeps in the door frame to make sure the door locks smoothly and doesn't cause pressure on the gearbox. I also serviced the mechanism with a silicone lubricant.
Ukranian Refugees, New Bedroom Locks, Hulme, M15 - 08/10/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Hulme (M15) Manchester fitting some new bedroom door locks (Night latches) for some refugees from Ukraine. The home share had x3 bedrooms which all needed Night latches fitting so the families would have their own privacy in the Bedsits. The Night latches were fitted that day and the families were given their new keys. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester is used by a variety of customers from Domestic to Commercial as we are highly rated and reviewed by the public.
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Urmston Emergency Locksmith Needed - Urmston, M41 - 25/09/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Urmston today as the Urmston customer needed an Emergency Locksmith as they were leaving to go on holiday and the door had locked them out when the wind blew the door closed and the suitcases were inside with the key. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived within 25 minutes and had the door opended within 15 minutes so the couple could relax as they were cutting it close with the flight times at Manchester Airport. The Urmston couple couldnt thank Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester enough and I wished them a good holiday before departing. No locks needed changing as the door had been opened non-destructively.
Cheetham Hill Locksmith Needed - Ancoates, Manchester, M4 - 09/09/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to a Restaurant in Cheetham Hill, Ancoates when the Commercial Business owner and entrepreneur needed the front and back door locks replacing with Anti-Snap locks. This was following a wave of break-ins and Burglary's around the Cheetham Hill area where thieves were snapping out locks and dashing into businesses to steal what they could. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester also did a lock repair while on site and a free security assessment. Following the free security assessment a new Video Door bell was fitted to the back of the property which has a motion sensor alarm which is active 24 hours a day and notifies the owner of any movement around the back door. This is in many ways better than a traditional CCTV system.
Emergency Locksmith Needed, Locked Out, Middleton, Manchester - M24 - 08/09/2022
As a local Middleton Locksmith and not a national based company one of the benefits for customers is that when they need an Emergency Locksmith im only ever around 30minutes away if not already on a job. When this Middleton customer (M24) returned home she realised she had left the key inside and closed her UPVC door behind her. The lovely lady had already phoned another "Middleton Locksmith" however she refused their help as it was a call centre and she has been burned before by these type of companies. After she phoned Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we arrived at the Middleton home within 20 minutes. As the key was inside I didn't want to damage the lock so the lock was picked open successfully and none destructively to avoid extra costs which were not needed. The customer was very thankful and advised she knew I was a local Middleton Locksmith due to my reviews and being on checkatrade. No issues on departure
Lock Change, Urmston, M45 - 08/0/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Urmston M45 after a customer wanted a rapid lock change due to a security concern. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were with the customer within 30 minutes and after a short discussion we agreed for me to fit an Anti-snap lock to the front door flat. I then supplied a new chrome Anti-Snap Euro Cylinder with three keys. The customer advised they wanted a local Urmston Locksmith M43 so was happy that I had been able to come as they had found Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester on Checkatrade so they knew we were genuine and professional Locksmith Service which is always nice.
Locked Out In Urmston, Local Manchester Locksmith Needed - Urmston, M45 - 01/09/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to another job in Urmston when a Police officer arrived home after his night shift and found his front door wouldn't lock after entering. On arrival Lockforce Locksmiths Urmston identified a faulty Multi Point Locking Mechanism which had snapped causing the hooks unable to exstend. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then fitted a new unit and realigned the door with the frame to prolong the life of the MPL. The Urmston m45 customers wife thanked me for the swift response. I also advised that as part of the Emergency Services Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provide a discount which is always helpful. We also provide discounted Locksmith services for the Pensioners and student of Urmston and Manchester.
Lock Change, Door Hard To Lock - Clayton, M45 - 11/08/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Clayton after a landlord contacted me and advised they needed a local Manchester Locksmith to go to a tenanted property as they were struggling to lock the door. On arrival the Clayton resident showed me that they were unable to remove the key when the door was locked and that it was also very difficult to lift the handle to lock the door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then removed the lock and found a faulty cam which was twisted. The lock was then replaced with a new anti-snap cylinder. The door had dropped and needed some minor door alignment which I completed and the door was easy to lock and open after I was finished. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then dropped some leaflets around Clayton to advise residents to upgrade their locks to Anti-Snap.
Lock Change And Upgrade - Moston, M40 - 10/07/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were asked to a home in Moston Manchester to change the front door lock after someone had attempted to Burgle the home in the early hours. Happily, they already had an anti - snap lock fitted so when the thieves tried to enter the lock did its job, breaking off at the snapping point preventing entry. The customers asked about upgrading the lock or having a visual deterrent to stop them even trying to snap the lock. I discussed some high security 2** handles and also some Paltocks which all provide a visual deterrent but, in the end, the Moston customers wanted a new 3*** Ultion fitting as its branded and thieves know to avoid these locks. I then fitted the 3*** Diamond approved high security Euro cylinder.
Emergency Manchester Locksmith Needed - Chorlton, M21 - 01/07/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to a home in Chorlton after a customer had an attempted break-in to her Chorlton home. The would-be Manchester thieves attempted to snap the lock in the door but was unable to get inside the Chorlton house as the neighbour who works night shifts as a security guard in Manchester City Centre seen the flash light and as he investigated, they ran away. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived at the Chorlton home and after an initial assessment which was provided for free, a new high security British Standard Anti-snap lock was supplied and fitted to the back door. The front door has a sash lock and night Latch fitted internally so no other extra locks were needed. While in attendance I advised the customer that they also need to make sure the UPVC window handles "click" locked especially around the ground floor as Burglars around Manchester can sometimes manipulate windows to get inside if the handles are not locked into place (when they click)
Era Vectis Gearbox Failure, Clayton, M11 - 24/06/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Claton following the front door failing to open when a lovely couple attempted to leave for work in the morning. The key was just turning in the clayton homes door and they needed a local Emergency Manchester Locksmith, so they called Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester. After confirming it was a failed gearbox on the Era Vectis, I used Locksmith techniques to get the door open which was tricky. Once the Composite UPVC door was open the mechanism was removed and replaced with a Standard Era Multi point Locking Mechanism which then had a 1* Ultion Anti Snap British Standard Euro Cylinder fitted. I advised the Clayton Residents that the door was now secure against Burglary attempts.
Lock Change in Prestwich, Manchester, M25 - 11/06/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Prestwich and were called out as an Emergency Manchester Locksmith as the customer was unable to lock the front door after getting home from her shift at Manchester Hospital as she works for the NHS as a Nurse. On arrival and after looking at the UPvc Door I advised it wasn't actually the lock it was the Multi Point Locking Mechanism that had broken. I then replaced the parts that needed replacing and the NHS Nurse advised it was nice to talk with an honest Manchester Locksmith as she had used one before who had taken advantage of her financially so she was sceptical of tradesmen now but she advised after seeing Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester reviews on Checkatrade and Trustist she felt comfortable calling me. The Nurse was actually from Russia initially and we got talking about Putin and the Ukraine and she advised she hated the situation as she had family in the Ukraine.
New Lock Change in Whitefield, Manchester, M45 - 05/06/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Whitefield as the NHS mum of three was worried about local thefts and Burglaries which were happening in Whitefield and Prestwich. The NHS Nurse advised me that her friend had telephoned her telling her that she had been broken into during the night and they had removed the front door lock and stolen the car. Obviously, this was making her anxious as it was only 2 streets away and she had been referred to Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester by a friend who had previously had Anti snap locks fitted. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester discussed the different options of locks and their safety benefits and also about home insurance requirements as many people don't realise if you have content insurance a lot of the insurance companies require British Standard Locks to make the insurance valid against Burglary. After the discussion I fitted x3 Anti snap locks to all UPVC doors and French Upvc doors. I advised as a local Manchester Locksmith I see many Burglaries but with the correct Locks installed most of these can be avoided.
New Gearbox Fitted in Whitefield, Manchester, M45 - 18/05/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Whitefield following a break-in when the car was stolen. On arrival the Police were in attendance dusting for fingerprints however as usual none ere found as the thieves had worn gloves and balaclavas to avoid detection. They snapped the locks on the stable door and removed both locks to gain entry and steal the BMW car which was parked out front. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fitted some new Anti-snap locks to both the stable doors, front door and french doors at the side. The Manchester customer thanked us for arriving so quickly and advised they felt more secure with the better locks installed to their home.
Police Requested Locksmith Assistance in Blackley, Manchester, M9 - 14/05/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Blackley, New Moston following another Burglary where the homeowner's car was stolen. The locks were snapped on the front door and the intruders entered and took the car keys for both the BMW and Audi. Luckily the thieves couldn't get the Audi started due to an immobiliser however the BMW was taken and the family awoke to this and the front door wide open. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then fitted x2 Anti-snap locks to both the front door and back door and also some new UPVC white door handles. The customers were happy with the rapid response from Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester and felt safer on our departure.
New Gearbox and Anti-Snap lock Fitted in Failsworth, Manchester, M35 - 13/05/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were on Roman Road in Failsworth after a customer's lock became jammed and the back door won't open. This was a pain as the customer needed access to the back garden for her dog and it was a pain having to go via the front door. On arrival Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester (0161) identified a faulty gearbox and after opening the door fitted a new Multi Point Locking Mechanism. I also fitted a new Anti-snap lock but I didn't need to do anything to the front as it had a high security 2** Upvc door handle fitted.
Lock Change, Easter Weekend - Fallowfield, M14 - 16/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Fallowfield agter a customer advised they would like there front door lock changing as it was becoming difficult to lock and unlock the door. The barrel was stiff and you needed to wiggle the key to get the lock to turn. This is usually when the barrel and pins are becoming worn or the key isnt cut correctly. At this time it was the lock so Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provided a new Anti snap Euro cylinder and also used some silicone lubricant on the multi point locking mechanism.
New Locks, New Upvc Handles And A New Gate Lock - Failsworth, M35 - 15/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Failsworth, near Alexander Road. The new homeowner wanted to increase the security and asked Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester if we could provide a free security assessment. The Failsworth home had a sliding patio door lock at th back so didnt need a new lock however a British Standard Anti Snap lock was supplied to the front door including some new Chrome UPVC door handles as the old ones were worn. The wooden gate at the side had no lock so a Long throw gate lock was fitted for extra security.
New Lock Fitted, Manchester - Fallowfield, M14 - 10/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Fallowfield after a customer contacted us and asked for a new lock to be fitted following a messy brake up with thier partner. We were at the home within 35 minutes and after a short discussion fitted a new Ultion 3*** high security key and key euro cylinder. The customer advised they needed a local Fallowfield Locksmith as they were worried that the ex-partner may return and they were concerned for their safety as they had a court restraining order in place. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester always want to treat their customers like they would their friends and family so were happy to provide the lock change and peace of mind for the customer.
Broken Door, Lock Change - Droylsden, M43 - 08/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Droylsden after a customer was unable to open the back door which was a real pain as she had two dogs and also this was the only way to the back garden. On arrival Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester identified a broken gearbox and after a little time had the door open and a new unit fitted. The customer advised they were happy Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were a local Locksmith as their sister had the same issue in Whitefield however the Manchester Locksmith, they called were very expensive, charging call out fees labour fees and they couldn't speak English. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are proud to provide a safe, affordable and professional service to the residents of Manchester
Locksmith Needed - Chorlton, M21 - 04/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester travelled to Chorlton for a lock change as the tenant was having issues with their ex-partner and didn't want them to have access to the flat. The door was a upvc and had a euro cylinder fitted. This was removed and a new Anti-snap cylinder was supplied and fitted to this Chorlton flat. The customer had found Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester from Checkatrade and was happy with our reviews. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then fitted a new 1 star British standard anti snap euro Thumb turn cylinder for this Chorlton Resident.
Lock Change, Manchester - Fallowfield, M14 - 03/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Fallowfield changing a lock for a lovely lady after she decided to move into her rented home. The Fallowfield resident advised she wanted to change the lock due to the previous tenants who by all accounts may have been up to no good. A new 3*** High security Ultion was supplied and fitted which comes with warranty and a 2k guarantee against Burglary via the lock. The customer was very happy with the service from Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester and said she would refer us onto friends and anybody else who needed a Locksmith in Manchester.
New Door Handles And A New Anti Snap Lock - Openshaw, M20 - 01/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Openshaw fitting some new Gold UPVC Door handles as the old ones had become worn and the springs had gone. While fitting the new handles for the Openshaw Resident they asked about Lock snapping and about having a new lock fitted as their had been a few instances around the area of houses being broken into and cars stolen. I then fitted a new Anti-snap lock and also fitted one to the back door to provide full protection for the homeowner.
Lock Upgrade, Lock Change - Droylsden, M43 - 28/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Droylsden changing the lock for a customer after thieves had attempted to gain entry via the front door, snapping the lock but fortunately they were unable to get inside. A new Anti-snap lock was fitted by Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester to the front door and a free security assessment was completed of the home and locks. I then advised I would email the report but the short version was that the home was relativly secure however the back French door could do with some high security locks, possibly high security handles or as a minimum a Padlock to lock the handles in place.
Locksmith Needed For Lock Change, Manchester - Fallowfield, M14 - 20/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to a home in Fallowfield as they needed a Lock change after they lost the keys and unfortunatly they had the address on them. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were at the home within 60 minutes and after a short discussion explaining the different types of Anti Snap Cylinders the Fallowfield couple decided on 1* British Standard Anti snap to make sure they adhered to home insurance requirements. As a Local Manchester Locksmith I always advise customers on checking there home content insurance requirements as Ive seen first hand Insurance refuse to pay out customers following Burglaries as they didnt have the required locks.
New Gearbox Fitted - Droylsden, M43 - 19/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Droylsden helping a customer whos Era Vectis lock was beginning to get difficult to open and lock and the customer was worried about being locked outside. The customer was a Nurse working for the NHS and didnt want to come back after a shift and be locked out of her Droylsden Home. A faulty gearbox was identified and was replaced with a new one. The Era Vectis handle inserts were also supplied and fitted and after a home securrity assessment an Anti snap lock was added to the back door.
24 Hour Emergency Locksmith In Manchester - Blackley, M9 - 19/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Blackley again after the customer tried to open his kitchen door to let the dog out and he heard a crack and the handle went down on the UPVC door but the door didnt open. The customer telephoned another "Manchester Locksmith" and after a long wait a guy in a car pulled up with no uniform, jeans and a hoodie and he barley spoke English. The customer believed he was calling a Manchester Locksmith as they advertise as local but this sounded like a national compnay. The so called Locksmith assessed the lock and advised he would need £600 to fix the door. Obviously the Blackley Homeowner knows a scam when he hears one and asked the Locksmith to leave. After doing more research he found Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester on Checkatrade and we quicly and professionaly had his door open, the gearbox changed and a new Anti snap lock fitted.
Locksmith Needed For Lock Change - Didsbury, M20 - 18/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Didsbury after the customer was browsing Facebook and found our page. The customer liked the look of the high security handles and Anti snap lock which are on offer as a package deal. The Didsbury Homeowner said she had been looking for a Locksmith and it was by chance she had come across us. After a short home assessment, measurements were took and the handles were ordered. The next day 2** high security UPVC handles were fitted to the back door with a 1* British Standard, Anti snap Ultion which makes the door now 3*** secured. The Didsbury Homeowner observed not only are the UPVC handles solid, they are also quite stylish.
Lock Change, Manchester - Fallowfield, M14 - 17/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were In Fallowfield after a customer advised her daughter had lost her key somewhere in Manchester Town Centre so now felt uneasy and just wanted Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester to change the lock as soon as possible. As a local Locksmith in Manchester, I was with the customer within the hour and replaced the euro cylinder with a new anti-snap Thumb turn cylinder. The previous lock was key and key but the customer advised due to all the family members coming and going a Thumb turn would make it easier without having to leave the keys inside the back of the door.
Locked Out - Openshaw, M20 - 16/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Openshaw after a Customer contacted me via Facebook asking for help as they were locked out in Openshaw. On arrival the door was a upvc door with a 3*** high security. The customer had left the house but forgot the key and pulled the door closed behind her when leaving for work. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then used a tool to open the door from the inside via the letterbox and avoided damaging the lock as we didnt want to add extra charges to the Openshaw customer. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester had the customer back inside within 15 minutes and the customer thanked us and advised she was just having one of those days which happens to us all from time to time.
Locked Out, Manchester Town Centre Flat - Ancoats, M4 - 15/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Manchester City Centre after a customer was locked out one of the City living flats after she lost her key. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived in Ancoates and after introductions and advising Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester don't charge a call out fee we travelled to the family which was on the 3rd floor. The lock was a Euro cylinder 1-star British Standard Yale. The door was opened none destructively as the customer wasn't sure if she had a spare key inside. After the Manchester Flat was opened the customer checked but couldn't find a spare key so a new anti-snap cylinder was supplied and fitted.
New Mortise Deadbolt - Manchester, M2 - 13/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester were asked to better secure a wooden door for a Russian customer who had a house near Manchester Town Centre. He was worried due to the turmoil between Ukraine and Russian and only had a standard Night latch on his door. We discussed some options however the customer wanted a 5 lever Mortise fitting. I then cut the new lock into the door and also fitted a keep to the frame (for the bolt to slide into). The Manchester resident was thankful for the extra security and thanked Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester for the speedy response and professional Locksmith work.
New Home, Lock Change - Audenshaw, M34 - 09/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Audenshaw in Tameside completing a lock change for a lovely couple after they moved into a new home. I had previously visited and completed a free security assessment of their locks and windows and found that they had standard cylinders on the front and back door and also the cylinder on the back door was the incorrect size and far to large making it easy to a technique called lock snapping for Burglars. I also advised the Audenshaw residents that its always advisable to change the locks when moving into a new home. On returning the following day I supplied and fitted two new High Security Euro cylinders which are British Standard, 3 star and Anti snap. The Locks themselves are also patented meaning you have a unique code for your keys and the locks themselves come with a 2k guarantee against Burglary.
New Euro Mortise Deadlock fitted - Audenshaw, M34 - 05/03/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths were in Audenshaw fitting a new Deadlock to a wooden door on a flat as the customer already had a night latch but wanted some added security when they were not home or on holiday. I agreed as the Night latch unless its a British standard is not very secure against attempted burglary and is mainly used to hold the door closed and provide basic protection. A euro Mortise Deadbolt was fitted about waist height to reinforce the door with an anti-snap cylinder Thumb turn. This means the customer can lock and unlock the door without a key from inside but would use a key normally from the outside. Having a quick keyless exit is advised for fire safety and also convenience. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester always try to treat customers in and around Manchester and Greater Manchester with the same care they would family and friends.
Car Stolen, Burglary - Droylsden, M43 - 25/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Droylsden again following another car theft after gaining entry via lock snapping the euro cylinder in the back patio doors. Why are Cars stolen so much in Manchester? The simple reason is that they make a great getaway vehicle and can be stripped for parts or stuck on a container and shipped overseas and its big money. This customer had an Audi A5 stolen which was his pride and joy and he was understandably devastated. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester then fitted some high security 1* UPVC Handles which are designed against being gripped and have a protective lid around the euro cylinder. As a local locksmith in Manchester, I continue to encourage all the residents in my local area and when im out to get Anti snap locks as a standard. They could provide such a difference against car theft and Burglary around Manchester and Greater Manchester.
Free Security Assessment Of Home And Locks - Fallowfield, M14 - 24/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, 0161, attended a home in Fallowfield after the tenants required a local locksmith to provide a security assessment of their home and locks after moving into a new property. I firstly advised weather it's with me or another locksmith they should change the locks as you never know who previously lived here and who still has a key. On finishing the assessment, I advised they needed a British Standard Mortise Deadbolt to be fitted on the wooden front door to accompany the Night latch. The current Deadlock was a 3 Lever which are not British Standard BS3621 and are usually fitted to internal doors. I also advised the back door and kitchen door needed Anti snap locks as the current ones were fitted incorrectly and too long which means they are easily snapped out of the doors. Against my advice the tenants decided to keep the current locks and i left the written report with them. Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester always try to advise customers in the same way they would give advice to family and friends and I feel this is the most professional and effective way to work with customers around the safety of their homes. Unfortunately, with some people, it's like the old saying, "you can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink"
High security Handle Fitted - Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 - 22/02/2022
I was asked to a home in Crumpsall Manchester after a customer seen one of Lockforce Locksmiths Manchesters adverts on Facebook. It was following an attempted Breakin in Droylsden, Tameside. Luckily at this time the thieves were disturbed and didnt gain access however on Lockforce Locksmiths Manchesters visit I fitted some Anti snap locks and Sweet High Security UPVC Door handles which are Rated 2** and this customer in Crumpsall wanted them fitting to both the front door and back door as they had previously had anti snap lock fitted. On arrival which was only 15 inutes away from my house, I checked the current euro cylinders and advised they were 1 Star British Standard UAP locks which are of a good standard. After Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fitted the new security handles both the front door and back door are now rated 3*** with both the locks and handles.
New Lock Installation In City Centre - Manchester, M4 - 21/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester City Centre were asked by a central Lettings agency to fit a new lock to a flat door as the landlord wanted it more securing. I visited the City Centre flat and as it already had a Night latch fitted I added a Euro Mortise Deadlock with an Anti snap Thumbturn as this meets fire safety advise on Flats or homes with one exit and entry. The idea is that if there was a fire you need to be able to open the door from inside without having to use a key (Keyless exit). The customer was very happy with the new lock and said she felt a lot more safe. I did agree its much safer than just having a simple Night latch on the door as they are basically to secure the door but dont provide much defence against an intruder unless its a High security British Standard Night latch such as the Era Bs3621 Nightlatch.
Lock Snapped, attempted Burglary - Droylsden, M43 - 20/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Droylsden after an attempted Burglary, fortunatly the Burglar was unable to open the door or maybe was unterupted however when the Droylsden resident woke up the handle and lock were snapped from the door. I then supplied some new handles and fitted a British Standard Anti snap Lock. I also completed a free security assessment of the other locks and windows which the customer appreciated.
Locksmith Near Me, Lock Change - Openshaw, M20 - 20/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to a flay in Openshaw as the customer wanted a local Locksmith to replace the current lock as they had just moved into a new glat and was a little paranoid about who may previously have had a key. The customer in Openshaw advised they had a wife and kid moving in with them so also wanted a free security assessment. I firstly changed the euro cylinder which was a key and key to a key and Thumbturn as this adheres to fire health and safety advise. The door was solid but I advised it may be an idea to add another lock such as another thumb Tun or a nightlatch. Information passed to the customer who will decide later in the week.
24 Hour Emergency Locksmith In Manchester - Blackley, M9 - 19/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were phoned around 7am when a customer tried to leave the house and the door made a cracking sound and the handle wouldnt work anymore on the upvc door. The Blackley customer advised they had an important meeting and asked if Lockforce could be rapid in response... I was there within 30 minutes and diagnsed a broken gearbox. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester always carry stock so I was able to repair the upvc door and the customer was able to make it to work for his meeting.
Snapped Handle And Lock, Emergency Locksmith Needed - Clayton, M11 - 18/02/2022
As a local Locksmith near Clayton, Lockforce Locksmith In Manchester are litterally 10 minutes away. I recieved a phone call from a customer who advised in the early hours he heard some noise downstairs and when he investigated, he disturbed some Burglars who were just about to enter. They had removed the handle and snapped the lock. On arrival at the home on North Road, Clayton, I supplied and fitted some new sprung handles and fitted a new anti snap lock with five keys for the family.
Lock Change, Lock Wont Work From Outside - Droylsden, M43 - 10/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester travelled to Audenshw when a customers door wouldnt lock from the outside but would lock when the key was used internally. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived within 45 minutes and diagnosed a twisted cam. A new Anti snap euro cylinder was supplied and fitted which was also British Standard so meets insurance standards. Ive mentioned this before but as a local Locksmith in MAnchester I see this issue a lot, its usually when keys are left in the door and someone elsein the family tries to enter forcing the lock which twists the cam. I often advise customers if they have many family members coming and going its a good idea to fit a Thumb turn cylinder which prevents this from happening. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester advise to use Anti snap Thumbturns as a standard but High security is better such as Ultions which provide a 2k guarantee against Burglary
New British Standard Nightlatch fitted - Fallowfield, M14 - 09/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Fallowfield fitting a new Era British Standard High security Nightlatch (Also known as a Yale lock). The customer had just moved into the Fallowfield home and wanted a lock change to make sure they had the only keys to the property. After showing some examples of the types of Nightlatches such as Standard, Auto Deadlocking and British Standard the customer requested the latter. Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester then fitted the new high security lock and also realigned the Deadlock on the bottom of the door so it was easy to lock and unlock. Originally Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester had visited the home in Fallowfield to provide a free security assessment which we provide for everyone with no call out fee.
Emergency Locksmith Needed - Chorlton, M21 - 08/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were in Chorlton when a customer who lived just Behind Chorlton Town center, tried to lock his door and the handle wouldnt go up and the door wouldnt lock. I have not been in Chorlton town centre for a while as previously before becoming a manchester Locksmith I worked for the NHS as an Assistant PRactitioner so coming to this area always brings back memories. The Chorlton cum hardy customers door was out of alignment meaning the hooks were not in alignment with the keep on the door frame. I relaigned the door and it was like new again. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester always provide Emergency services to both Domestic and Commercial homes and properties.
Lock Change - Moston, M40 - 08/02/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were contacted by a landlord in Moston as they wanted new Locks fittingnas the house had been rented out and the previouse tenant had been a nightmare. New Anti-snap locks were supplied and fitted to both the front and back french doors on the UPVC doors. I then started talking to the Moston landlord as I had lived close to the home many years ago, I pointed out I used to live near Broadway in New Moston and we exchanged some stories. Lockforce Locksmiths MAnchester are only 20 minute drive from Moston and new moston so are very local.
13/06/2018 - Job: A customer contacted me though facebook following a bout of burglaries in their area so was keen to get their home security checked and upgraded if required, before it was too late
I carried out a free home security check on their locks and after some discussion and advise, the customer decided to upgrade both the front and back UPVC doors to anti-snap locks. The customer was very happy with this and now feels much safer in the knowledge that they have greatly increased the security of their home.