Welcome to Lockforce Locksmith Middlesbrough.
My name is Alastair Mcleod and I’m your local and trusted locksmith covering Middlesbrough and surrounding areas.
Myself and my colleague Holly have helped thousands of clients across Teeside with their locks, doors and windows and we pride ourselves on keeping our local community safe.
Lockforce locksmiths offer a 24 locksmith and security service to the people of Middlesbrough. So if you are locked out of your home or busniess at 2am or 2pm we can come to your aid. Our 24 hour service includes all emergency work including re-securing buildings, burglary repairs, security upgrades, lock changes, entry gaining.
Lockforce locksmith in Middlesbrough have experience in working with commercial buildings to make sure there the safest they can be. We stock majority of commercial locks including Adams rite locks and their cylinders and even shutter locks should you need them. We also can cut the keys for the new lock on-site so that, it can have as negligible impact as possible on your trading and security. All our work is guaranteed, and we always carry our public liability cover details and DBS check so you can see who it is your trusting with your business. Or security services including locks and security devices will help following or stop a burglary happening.
I pride myself on offering my customers a locksmith service that’s speedy in response but comprehensive in delivery. For while each customer lock query is different, I know that each of my valued clients wants a solution their problem provided by a dedicated tradesmen whose local base means he can respond to them in a timely manner. In my opinion, the security of my customers is not a matter to wait around on, so if you think you need a locksmith give me a call and I’ll endeavour to get out to you as soon as I can!
Indisputably, crime is becoming clever, with criminals become more and more versed in how to open our windows and doors. One such technique that’s on the rise across the UK is called ‘lock snapping’ and involves the burglar taking advantage of an inherent weakness in the locks fitted on common uPVC doors. Locks that are a match for even the most-hardy of lock pickers. These locks are sourced from a number of select suppliers and audited by the national brand I represent. The vast majority deploy anti-snap and snap-safe technology to ensure that you’re protected from this worryingly easy lock breaking technique gaining currency across the criminal underworld. Take a moment and watch this short video to see how quickly and easily your home and family could be in danger if your property is not secured with the proper locks.
There has been a large rise in the number of households investing in a Summerhouse. Unfortunately due to the expensive items kept inside there has been a rise in break ins. It is so much easier for someone to enter a garden and gain entry to outbuildings. I would recommend upgrading your security in order to prevent this from occurring, if you are in doubt please give me a call. I can organise a visit and give you advice on how best to make your Summerhouse more secure.
Burglary claims on home insurance rise by over a third when the clocks go back, new research suggests, leaving many homes at risk when daylight saving time comes to an end. Homeowners have been warned to take extra caution ahead of the expected increase in break-ins when the clocks go back. Why do burglary claims rise when the clocks go back? New data from The Co-op Insurance revealed that burglary claims increase by 34% when the clocks go back. Claims data since 2013 show a consistent spike in the number of households targeted by burglars during the five months of shorter daylight between November and March. Burglaries were more likely to be targeted raids involving forced entry during the winter months, The Co-op found, with criminals acting under the cover of darkness. In the summer, break-ins are more likely to involve deception and be more opportunistic, with summer holiday season more likely to leave homes at risk. For a free survey, to look at upgrading your locks call Alastair.
There have been a number of burglaries recently where entry has been made easily due to Thumb Turn Locks fitted on Front Doors. These locks are fitted mostly on new build properties in order to comply with Fire Regulations. I would advise that a Thumb Turn is fitted to any of the other doors in the property where there is no letter box or have a letter box guard fitted to your front door. If you would like our free advice please give Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough a call.
We were called by a lady who owned a property in Middlesbrough which she rented out. Due to fire regulations she required thumb-turn locks to replace the locks in which she already had in. We arrived and extracted the old locks. We fitted higher security anti snap/ pick/ drill thumb-turn locks, so no key is needed to unlock the door from the inside.
We were called by a lady who had just moved into a new property. After moving in, she soon realised she was unable to close her patio doors. We quickly arrived and realised the doors were so badly misaligned, as they have not been opened in so long. We fully realigned the doors and lubricated the system to ensure it was in the best condition. She was able to close and lock her door and secure her new home.
We were called by a gentlemen who’d just bought a premises in Middlesbrough centre. He’d been given the keys to the fire exit door but soon discovered it wasn’t lockable. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The lock had broken down so the key wouldn’t turn. We fitted a new high security, British standard and police approved mortice lock. We supplied him with 2 keys.
We were called by a gentleman who was unable to lock his door when leaving his house. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The gearbox had broken down and resulted in the lock breaking also. We extracted the mechanism and extracted the broken lock and gearbox. We fitted a new gearbox and high security lock with a 3 year guarantee. We also realigned the door making the locking process more smooth and easy than when the door was first fitted.
We were phoned by a local phone business who were having difficulty locking their premises doors from the inside. After arriving we soon discovered the lock had been fitted incorrectly causing them to have the issue. We fitted a new better security lock giving them better protection and the ability to lock the door from the inside again.
We were called by a distressed lady who’d woken up to realise her garage had been burgled. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The burglary had gained entry through the lock. We fitted a new high security anti snap/ pick/ drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys. We also inspected the locking system to ensured it was still in working order.
I was called by a lady who was unable to lock and secure her home as somebody had attempted to break in. We quickly arrived late afternoon and repaired her door for her. Due to the excessive pressure on the door the gearbox had been damaged beyond repair and needed replacing. We fitted a new gearbox and fully realigned the full door.
We were called by a customer who required a lock change urgently. They wanted to regain full ownership of the keys to their property again. We arrived within 20 minutes of receiving the call. We swiftly changed their locks and supplied them with 5 keys and the complete ownership to their locks and property once again.
We were called by a lady whose key wasn’t working in her front door. It was the correct key but the lock had seized. We quickly arrived and gained entry to the door. Her lock had broken and a new one was required. We fitted a high security anti-snap/pick/drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
Bedroom windows unable to open inin Middlesbrough, TS6 - 30/10/2022
We were called by a man who was unable to open 2 bedroom windows in two different rooms. We arrived and gained non destructive entry to both windows. We assessed the problem and serviced them both so they were operational once again.
New house - no keys for garage in Middlesbrough, TS6 - 25/10/2022
We were called by a couple who’d just moved in to a new house in Middlesbrough. They quickly discovered they had no keys for their garage and they couldn’t open it. We arrived and gained non destructive entry to the garage door. A new lock was required as they were worried about their security and whereabouts of the missing keys. We fitted them a high security anti snap lock and supplied them with 5 keys.
Window locked shut in office in Middlesbrough, TS4 - 20/10/2022
I was called a company whose employees window in their office was locked shut. The heat was unbearable and they needed the window open for some fresh air. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry to the window. They had no keys for it and wanted it to be secure on an evening when the office was empty. We fitted a new locking handle to the window and supplied them with keys to be able to secure it.
Water leak through door in Middlesbrough, TS4 - 24/09/2022
I was called by a couple who were having an issue with the rain water coming through their kitchen patio doors. The leak was caused by a gap in the patio doors. We quickly arrived and tried to find the issue. We discovered due to the door being misaligned it had created a gap in the seal and was allowing water to pass through. We correctly realigned the doors and the issue didn’t occur again.
Front door unable to open in Middlesbrough, TS5 - 12/09/2022
I was called by a lady whose front door was locked shut and she was unable to open it. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The gearbox had shattered making it impossible to unlock and open. We extracted the lock and manually unlocked the door. We stripped the mechanism and replaced the broken gearbox with a genuine one. We assessed and sorted any further issues on the door in the mean time.
Caravan lock out in Middlesbrough, TS5 - 05/09/2022
I was called by a gentlemen who was down south but had a caravan in Middlesbrough. He was informed the alarm was continuously going off but he had no way of getting in as he had lost the keys. We quickly arrived. We gained non destructive entry to the caravan and assessed the problem and made sure there wasn’t an incident occurring in there. We switched off the fire alarm and made sure it was safe. We secured the caravan before leaving.
Window unable to be secured in Middlesbrough, TS6 - 27/08/2022
I was called by a landlord who’s tenants reported their bedroom window was unable to be secured. We arrived and assessed the problem. The window handle had broken, making it impossible to lock. We fitted a new window handle and serviced the mechanism. The window could be secured and the tenants felt safe.
Metal container lockout in Middlesbrough, TS6 - 22/08/2022
We were called by a local business who owned a metal container on their site. The container had multiple locks, all of which were locked shut and had no key to enter them. We arrived and gained entry to all the locks. We then fitted Police approved, high security locks and new keys.
Difficulty with garage door in Middlesbrough, TS5 - 15/07/2022
We were called by a gentleman who was having difficulty unlocking his garage door. We arrived and assessed the problem. As it was an old garage door and he was constantly in and out for his tools, the lock has broken down over time. We fitted a new garage door lock and supplied him with 2 keys.
Digi locks for a business building in Middlesbrough, TS7 - 02/07/2022
We were called by a local business that was opening a new venue. The doors had no locks on them and they wanted added security to each room. We arrived, coded each lock to his proffered numbered code and fitted a digi lock on each office door.
Middlesbrough locksmiths find keys for grandmother who locked herself out, TS7, 14/06/2022
Our local locksmith in Middlesbrough was called by a lady who’s grandmother had locked herself out by losing her keys on a walk. We arrived and had a look about for her keys. Before they arrived we spotted the keys in her garden! We knew how happy she would be when she realised we found them. When they arrived we told them the good news, she was thrilled however was still expecting to pay. When we told her there was no charge she was so happy she gave us a kiss and a hug! We are so happy to see our customers happy with our service.
Middlesbrough locksmith upgrades shed lock, TS6, 12/06/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough were called by a man who’s shed door was locked shut. He had lost the keys. We quickly arrived and gained entry to the door. The door was extremely difficult to close and lock as they were badly misaligned. We fitted him a new Anti Snap / Pick / Drill Lock and supplied him with 5 keys and realigned his door.
Garage door security in Middlesbrough, TS5 - 08/06/2022
We were called by a gentleman who required better security on his garage door. We fitted 2 high security garage door bolts with 2 keyed alike keys and fitted a better security lock upgrade to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill with 5 keys.
Front door will not lock in Middlesbrough, TS2 - 05/06/2022
We were called by a gentleman who was unable to lock his front door. We quickly arrived. His door was misaligned and the handle was not lifting the whole way and all the locking points were not engaging. We realigned the door and serviced the system. His door was easily operational and could be secured.
Reassuring client and securing his home in Middlesbrough, TS3 - 30/05/2022
I was called by a gentleman who had lost the keys to his front door. He wasn’t able to lock his front door and was worried about his safety. We quickly arrived and extracted the old lock out and fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and supplied him with 5 keys. He now had full ownership of all the keys to his property and felt secure.
Recent house movers required high secruity locks in Middlesbrough, TS5 - 27/05/2022
I was called by a couple who had just recently moved house. They had plenty of doors and points of entrance to the property and they only had one key for each lock. They were worried where other keys were and who had them. They wanted locks with better protection on as they knew how easy burglars can break into houses. We fitted new British Standard BS3621 2007 Mortice Sashlocks that were Insurance Compliant and supplied extremely good protection.
Ugent lock change in Middlesbrough, TS4 - 25/05/2022
We were called by a customer who required an urgent lock change due to a domestic situation. We upgraded their security with High Security Locks and fitted Window Alarm Sensors and chains. All within 2 hours of the call, making them feel more secure in their home.
Tenants Locked Out in Middlesbrough, TS6 - 20/05/2022
We were called by the owner of flats as the tenants had snapped the key in the lock to the communal door. We responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The key had snapped as the lock had broken. We fitted a new British Standard lock and cut extra keys on site.
Free Security Survey for New House in Middlesbrough - 16/05/2022
A family moving to a new house wanted a lock change and security survey for peace of mind. We visited and gave advice, they upgraded all their locks to 3 Star High Security Police Approved with a £2000 guarantee! We also serviced their locking systems and realigned the doors where needed to give them a good start in their new home.
Toddler Locked In Middlesbrough - 11/05/2022
We were contacted by a distressed mother. She had gone to put the rubbish out and the wind blew the door shut behind her locking her out and leaving her young child inside alone! We responded immediately and gained non destructive entry in under 2 minutes to get her back in. An upsetting episode with a good ending!
Locked in bedroom in Middlesbrough - 06/05/2022
I was called by a lady who’s emergency exit window was locked shut in her bedroom. We arrived and gained non destructive entry. The window handle has broken which mean it couldn’t be used and the window couldn’t be opened. We fitted a new locking window handle and supplied her with the key for it. The window was now accessible and easily operational in case of an emergency.
New anti-snap lock for back door after jam in Middlesbrough - 04/05/2022
I was called by an gentleman who’s back kitchen door was locked shut. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry. We discovered both the lock and gearbox were defective. We fitted a new gearbox and a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and supplied them with 5 keys. We then realigned the door so it was easy to lift the handles as his wife had arthritis.
Lock Upgrade for new house in Middlesbrough - 01/05/2022
We were called by a family moving to the area. They wanted the locks changing on their new property as there is no way of knowing who has keys! We upgraded all the locks to Police Approved High Security Locks with a £2000 guarantee. We also serviced and adjusted the doors to ensure they operated smoothly and effectively.
Passport locked in Safe in Middlesbrough - 27/04/2022
We were called by a lady in a state! She was about to depart for a holiday and had tried to get her passport out of the safe only to find the batteries had run out! We responded immediately and gained non destructive entry in no time at all. We also supplied new batteries and recoded the safe for her much to her relief!
Key Snapped and Locked Out in Middlesbrough - 25/04/2022
We were called by a customer who had difficulty unlocking their door when they got home from work, whilst struggling the key had snapped. We responded immediately and gained entry. Unfortunately the Gearbox had broken had left to the key snapping. We fitted a new Gearbox and Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys all with a 3 year guarantee. We also realigned the door.
Commercial Premises Fire Escape Inspection - 22/04/2022
We were contacted by a company who were in the middle of a Fire Safety Inspection. Unfortunately 2 fire doors had no keys and would have to stop trading unless rectified. We responded immediately. We gained entry to the doors and fitted the correct locks to meet the required standards allowing them to pass the inspection and able to continue to trade.
Gaining entry to locked boxes without keys - 18/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmith Middlesbrough were contacted by a customer who had unfortunately had a family bereavement. Whilst sorting belongings they discovered 2 secure box’s with no keys. The contents were unknown. We gained non destructive entry and left the the box’s unlocked but unopened for the customer.
New locks for new property owner in Middlesbrough - 13/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmith Middlesbrough were contacted by the new owner of a property who had no keys. The owner resided in another part of the country. With proof of ownership we gained non destructive entry and upgraded the locks to Anti Snap with 5 keys each lock. We then sent the keys via a secure delivery service.
Locked in Bedroom in Middlesbrough - 09/04/2022
We were called early one morning by the owner of a facility for handicapped children. One of the residents was locked in their bedroom, the key was not unlocking the door. We responded immediately and gained entry to the bedroom to release the young person who was very distressed. The lock had broken so we replaced it with a new Thumb Turn lock and cut extra keys on site. All complete in an hour from the call.
Summer house locked shut in Middlesbrough - 01/04/2022
I was called by a gentlemen who unfortunately couldn’t get into his summer house. As the warm weather is approaching, he realised the importance of having it open. We arrived and gained non destructive entry quickly. The lock had broken so we fitted a new mortice lock and supplied him with 2 keys.
Locks to meet Fire Regulations for care home in Middlesbrough - 25/03/22
We were called by a care home that required a significant number of locks replacing with Thumb Turn Locks. We supplied and fitted Lock Upgrades to Thumb Turn Anti Snap Locks with one key able to be used on all locks. We also realigned the doors and serviced the Multi Point Locking Systems. We also took all necessary precautions to protect staff and residents with regards to Covid 19 by carrying out LFT,s wearing masks and fully cleaning before and after.
‘Climbing in and out the window’ in Middlesbrough - 17/03/2022
I was called by a gentlemen who was unable to open his front door. Luckily he had a window he was able to open and climb through, but it wasn’t secure and safe to leave it open. We quickly arrived and discovered the issue. We opened the door without causing any damage. We fitted him a new gearbox and serviced the door. He could now get in and out of his house through his door and could keep his window locked, ensuring he was secure.
‘Locked out after a holiday’ Middlesbrough - 090/3/2022
I was called by a gentleman who had just returned from holiday and his door was locked shut. He had just arrived back home before he discovered he couldn’t get back into his home. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry. We assessed the damage and replaced the broken Gearbox with a 3 year guarantee. It had taken damage over years of use and finally broken at a very inconvenient time. We solved the issue and left him feeling at ease.
Lost keys to garage courtesy door in Middlesbrough - 28/02/2022
I was called by a gentleman who had unfortunately lost his garage door keys on a walk after locking up the night before. We arrived and gained non destructive entry to the door. Then fitted a new lock and supplied him with 2 keys, making him feel more secure in case it happens again.
Wind blew the door shut in Middlesbrough - 21/02/2022
I was called by a distressed lady who was locked outside as the strong winds had shut her self locking door behind her. She has no keys and no access to her other doors. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry. Allowing her back into the warm during the terrible storm.
‘Door locked shut’ in Middlesbrough - 14/02/2022
I was called by a man who’s door had been locked shut for years and he had lost the keys. We arrived, gained non destructive entry on the door and fitted him a British Standard Mortice Lock. His door was now accessible after years of no use and was serviced to perform like it was new.
Gate lock security in Middlesbrough - 08/02/2022
I was called by a lady who had just moved house. Her garden gates had no security or locks on them. We fitted new locks ensuring her garden and property was secure at all times.
Door locked shut to the kitchen and can’t get out in Middlesbrough - 02/02/22
I was called by a lady who’s kitchen door was locked shut. She was a childminder so it was urgent she had every door accessible in case of an emergency. We responded urgently. we gained non destructive entry and solved the issue quickly. The door was very difficult to lock due to it been misaligned and it had eventually broken the gearbox. We fitted a new gearbox and realigned the door for her.
Locked in Toilet in Middlesbrough - 22/01/22
We were called by a customer who’s brother had visited and had gone to the downstairs toilet and couldn’t get back out!! We responded immediately. The lock had broken so we gained entry to the door within 2 minutes to release their brother. We then fitted a new lock and handles to ensure there was no repeat in the future. The lock had failed because it hadn’t been fitted properly and was of poor quality.
Shop Lock Issue in Middlesbrough - 17/01/22
I was phoned by a local phone business who were having difficulty locking their premises doors from the inside. After arriving i soon discovered the lock had been fitted incorrectly causing them to have the issue. I fitted a new better security lock giving them better protection and the ability to lock the door from the inside again.
“No job too small” in Middlesbrough - 06/01/22
I was called by a customer who had a Jewellery Box that had a small key and it would not unlock. The lady needed her Jewellery for a special occasion. I was able to unlock the box without causing any damage and then repaired the lock for her.
Locked in Apartment in Middlesbrough - 31/1/21
I was called by a young lady panicking as she couldn’t get out of her apartment as the lock had broken. I responded within 20 minutes and had the door open in a couple of minutes. I then fitted a new Gearbox and Lock to make it all as good as new and to prevent it happening again.
Middlesbrough Footballer locked out - 11/12/21
I was called by MFC to ask me to attend a player’s accommodation, they had left for the game and the door lock had failed, they were concerned they would not get back in! I responded immediately. I gained non destructive entry to the property and discovered the lock was defective. I fitted a new British Standard High Security Lock and deposited keys for them to collect after the game that evening.
New House Problems in Middlesbrough - 26/11/21
I was called by a customer who had moved into a new house. They were having difficulty opening and closing and locking all of their doors. I arranged an appointment and inspected all the doors. They were all misaligned and had poor quality locks fitted. I realigned all the doors and fitted lock upgrades to give good protection and peace of mind that no one else had keys. Once realigned it was easy to lift the handles and lock the door, and also easier to open and close. I also serviced each of the Multi Point Locking Systems.
Pregnant mother locked in at home in Middlesbrough - 08/11/21
I was contacted by a lady who was pregnant. She could not unlock her front door, unfortunately this was the only practical exit, she was panicking as she was due to give birth at any time! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The gearbox had broken and was the issue. I fitted a new Gearbox, realigned and serviced the door leaving it as good as new and reassuring her that it would not happen again.
Concern for Welfare in Middlesbrough - 22/10/21
I was called by a property owner who was concerned for the welfare of a tenant. I responded immediately and met the owner and the Police. I then gained non destructive entry to the property to allow them to check on the tenant. Unfortunately the tenant was found deceased.
House Burglary and Car Theft in Middlesbrough - 09/10/21
I was called by a lady who had been burgled. They had forced entry to the property by using a quick and easy method and located car keys then stole the car. I responded immediately and fitted a Lock Upgrade to High Security locks to prevent it happening again. Unfortunately people do not realise that they have locks that do not give adequate protection leaving them vulnerable to Burglars.
Camping Weekend in Middlesbrough - 24/09/21
I was called by a family preparing to go camping for the weekend. Unfortunately they had lost the Garage keys and all the equipment was inside! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. I then fitted a Lock Upgrade for improved security.
Garage Break In Middlesbrough - 18/09/21
I was called by a customer that who had valuable items stolen from their garage overnight. I repaired the damage and installed extra security locking bolts. I also fitted the same to 2 of the neighbours Garages.
Fire Regulation Issue in Middlesbrough - 03/09/21
I was called by a Landlord who had a property with a number of tenants. Following an Inspection they required locks to comply with the Regulations. I visited and fitted the correct locks to the exterior doors and upgraded the security. I also fitted the correct locks to the internal doors and cut extra keys on site.
Electronic Cash Till Lock Out in Middlesbrough - 21/08/21
I was called by a local football club. The keys to the cash till had accidentally been taken down south, unfortunately they had a big social evening that night and urgently needed to use the till. I responded immediately and was able to pick both locks allowing the till to be used for the evening much to their relief!
Front Door won’t unlock in Middlesbrough - 13/08/21
I was called by an elderly lady who’s front door had locked and would not open. She was very anxious as she could not get out of her house and the carers could not get in. I responded immediately. I gained non destructive entry to the door. The Gearbox was broken and the door misaligned. I fitted a new Gearbox, realigned the door and serviced the MPL System leaving the door as good as new. She was over moon as she did not have to force the handles up any more to lock the door.
“Late night lock out” in Middlesbrough - 23/7/21
I was called by a customer who had returned home at midnight. When they had put the key in the lock it had sunk back into the door. I responded in 30 minutes and gained non destructive entry. The lock had been fitted by someone using you tube and they had unfortunately fitted it incorrectly causing the problem. I fitted the lock correctly.
“Early Morning Drama” in Middlesbrough - 05/07/21
I was called by a homeowner who had finished the school run and returned home to find that they were locked out. They had smashed a window to get back in but forgot that the inner door was bolted. They then called me and I responded in 25 minutes. I gained non destructive entry much to their relief. They then had to go and get treatment for a glass cut on their hand.
“Too Safe!!” in Middlesbrough - 25/6/21
I was called by customer who’s partner had gone away for work down south. Unfortunately they had taken both keys for the safe with them, and the safe was not responding to the digital code. All the essential documents and money and cards were inside. I got to the customer the same day and gained non destructive entry to the Safe. I then fitted new batteries allowing the customer to reset the code and get to the essentials!
“Locked out after attempted Burglary” in Middlesbrough - 20/6/21
A home owner returned home to find that their lock had been tampered with and badly damaged. It was late Sunday evening and had just returned from working away. I responded immediately. I gained entry to the property and replaced the damaged lock and handles. I fitted 3 Star Police Approved locks to the property for ultimate security at their request.
“Keys lost at Cricket Match” in Middlesbrough - 07/06/21
I was called by an elderly couple who were watching their Grandson play Cricket. While they were there they managed to misplace the keys to their house. Unfortunately it was a bunch of keys with ID on. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. As they were concerned about the keys falling in to the wrong hands I changed all the locks. They were all upgraded to Anti Snap Locks for improved security.
“House Sale - no keys!” Middlesbrough - 21/5/21
I was called by a customer who had purchased a property without viewing. He had turned up to be told there were no keys. I went straight out and gained entry to both doors, then fitted Anti Snap Locks.
Early hours lock out in Middlesbrough - 13/5/21
I was called by a homeowner who had been out late socialising. Someone had stolen their jacket with the house keys in. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the house. I then changed the locks, upgrading them to Anti Snap Locks.
Unable to start work in Middlesbrough - 01/05/21
I was called by a manager who had a team about to start work on a large project in a local shopping centre. They could not get in to the unit as no one had a key. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry within 2 minutes.
Front Door won’t unlock in Middlesbrough - 16/04/21
I was called by a customer who had locked their door and heard a noise then could not unlock and open it. They were anxious about the fact that they might not be able to get out in an emergency. I gained non destructive entry to the door. Once it was open I inspected the system and discovered that the Gearbox had shattered and the door was misaligned- all through wear and tear over a long period of time. I supplied and fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door making it as good as new and very easy to operate the handles and lock.
New gearbox, anti-sna locks an handles for customer in Middlesbrough - 30/03/21
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough were contacted by a customer who was resigned to the fact they needed a new door. Just to be sure, they called and asked if I could have a look and see if anything could be done to save the door. I was able to fit a new Gearbox, Anti Snap Lock and Handles. I lubricated the MPL System and fully realigned the door. The door was as good as new much to the delight of the customer.
Door left unlocked for weeks in Middlesbrough - 18/03/21
I was contacted by a concerned relative, their elderly parent had just told them that they had not been able to lock their front door for weeks!! When I arrived the customer ( who was nearly 100 years young ) had also just lost power to the bungalow and was quite distressed. I was able to reset his circuit breaker as it had tripped and restored his power. The door was misaligned and the extra pressure on the locking mechanism had broken the Gearbox. I fully realigned the door and fitted a new Gearbox making the door as good as new.
Lock change for Local Charity in Middlesbrough - 02/03/21
I was contacted by a local charity who had an issue with a recently fitted lock. On inspection the lock had not been fitted correctly which had caused damage to the mechanism. I fitted a High Security British Standard Lock and cut an extra 2 dozen keys on site so that all staff could be given a key.
No new door required in Middlesbrough - 15/02/21
A customer had a locked door that would not open. They had contacted a couple of companies who said that a new door was the only option. With no call out charge I went to have a look for him. I gained entry to the door, once it was open I was able to supply and fit new parts and then realign the door to give it a new lease of life.
Key snapped in Lock in Middlesbrough - 06/02/21
I was called by a customer who had managed to snap their key in the lock as they were about to go out to work. The door was locked so they couldn’t get back in. I responded in 20 minutes and extracted the broken key and unlocked the door. Fortunately there were spare keys inside. I tested the lock and mechanism which were in good working order.
Front Door Locked - Handles spinning in Middlesbrough - 18/01/2021
I was called by a concerned customer, their front door had been tough to lock then the handles went loose and were just spinning. I gained non destructive entry to the door. The Gearbox had failed after been put under too much pressure. I fitted a new Gearbox and then realigned the door to make it easy to lock.
Key Security Compromised in Middlesbrough - 04/01/2021
I was called by a family who had recently had a lot of work done in their property. They had given keys to a number of tradespeople over a couple of months. They had not received all of the keys back so wanted all the locks changing for peace of mind. The locks they had fitted were old and offered very little protection against Burglars. I upgraded the locks to Anti Snap/Pick/Drill and cut extra keys on site for them.
Sales Lock Out in Middlesbrough - 28/12/20
After a trip to the Sales to grab some bargains a young couple returned home to find the key would not unlock the door. The Gearbox in the door had broken. I gained non destructive entry and fitted a new Gearbox. I also realigned the door to make it as good as new.
Christmas Shopping in Middlesbrough - 16/12/20
A young couple had been Christmas Shopping. While they were loading the car with bags they accidentally locked the keys in. I responded in 30 minutes and gained non destructive entry to recover the keys.
Elderly Couple Locked Out in Middlesbrough - 02/12/20
A couple had returned from a post lockdown shopping trip to discover that they could not unlock the front door. The lock on the front door had failed due to age and wear and tear. I gained non destructive entry through a rear door to get them back in the warm. I then unlocked the front door and fitted a new British Standard High Security Lock that also complied with their Home Insurance.
Burglary in Middlesbrough - 13/11/20
I was called by a family who had returned home to find that they had been burgled. The intruders had got in through the rear door, it had a lock on that offered little protection. I upgraded all the locks at the property to Ultion 3 Star Police Approved Locks. A hugely distressing event for the family who unfortunately did not realise how easy it can be to gain entry if cheap old locks are fitted.
Gearbox Failure in Middlesbrough - 19/10/20
I was called by a customer who had locked their front door last thing at night and then couldn’t open it the next morning. I gained non destructive entry to the door. I then removed and inspected the locking system. The Gearbox had broken after many years wear and tear. As I carry a substantial level of stock I was able to fit a new Gearbox making the door operational and secure again.
Key stuck in lock in Middlesbrough - 28/09/2020
I was called by a family who were about to go out, they locked the door outside but the key would not come out of the lock. I responded immediately. The lock had been damaged due to excessive force when locking the door this was caused by the door not been aligned. I fitted an Anti Snap Lock and realigned the door and it was as good as new.
Dogs locked in Car in Middlesbrough - 13/09/20
I was called by a dog walker who had walked her dogs and put them in car, it was a hot day so she was getting some water for them but managed to lock her keys and the dogs in the car by accident! I responded immediately and was there within 15 minutes. I gained non destructive entry within 5 minutes. Within that time the inside of the car was already really hot!!
Hospital Release in Middlesbrough - 17/08/20
I was called by a family who needed entry to their elderly relatives house. The keys had been lost in the initial rush to get to Hospital and they were due to be released that day. I responded in 30 minutes and gained entry and fitted a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys.
Help for an NHS Nurse in Middlesbrough - 28/07/2020
I was called late evening by a nurse who was about to set off on night shift and could not lock their front door. I responded within 20 minutes. The door was misaligned which was making it more difficult over time to lock. Luckily there was no damage to any parts, I realigned the door and made some small adjustments and the door was able to be locked and unlocked very smoothly allowing her to head off to work safe in the knowledge that her property was secure.
Locked in Flat in Middlesbrough - 07/07/20
I was called by a Customer who lived in a flat. He was visually impaired and was about to go out with his guide dog but could not unlock the front door. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the Flat. The Gearbox had broken because the door was misaligned and it had been difficult to lift the handles to lock the door recently. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to ensure it did not happen again.
Keys lost on Dog Walk in Middlesbrough - 30/6/20
I was called by a Dog Walker who had been for a very long walk. Unfortunately they had lost their house keys on the way round. It was too far to retrace their route. I responded in 30 minutes and gained non destructive entry to the property. They had been having difficulty locking the door recently so I realigned the door and serviced the locking system while I was there.
Keys taken from Front Door in Middlesbrough - 11/06/2020
A house owner accidentally left the keys on the outside of their Front Door. They realised and went back but unfortunately by then the keys had been taken. I responded within 30 minutes and fitted a Lock Upgrade to an Ultion 3 Star Police Approved Lock with restricted keys.
Royal Navy Ship in Middlesbrough - 20/05/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough was called by an Officer on HMS Protector. The ship was in the Docks and required a number of specialist locks for Security purposes. I sourced and then supplied and fitted the locks so they were able to meet the Security requirements for the vessel.
Toddler Escaping in Middlesbrough - 01/05/20
I was called by a mother in a state of panic. Her toddler had twice unlocked the front door and wandered in to the street. I responded immediately. The lock that was fitted was a Thumb Turn Lock which means no key is needed to unlock the door from inside. I fitted an Anti Snap Lock requiring a key both sides and also fitted a Security Chain for peace of mind.
Keys lost during Lockdown in Middlesbrough - 17/04/20
A young family had managed to lose keys to the front and rear door. One door was locked and one was open. I responded within 25 minutes. I gained entry to the locked door. I fitted a Lock Upgrade to Anti Snap Locks with 5 keys, leaving the family feeling more secure in their own home. A full cleaning routine was carried out before and after work.
"House Move" in Middlesbrough - 31/03/20
A family had to complete their house move as soon as possible due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Unfortunately keys had been misplaced. They wanted new locks fitting to give them peace of mind. I fitted Ultion 3 Star Cylinders Police Approved giving ultimate security for their new house. Full disinfection carried out before and after work.
“New Locks for Dental Practice” in Middlesbrough - 11/03/2020
I was contacted by a Dental Practice as they were having issues with the locks on the main entrance door.It had taken staff 20 minutes to unlock the door that morning! I fitted 2 High Security Insurance Compliant locks to the door and cut extra keys on site.
“Locked In” in Middlesbrough - 03/03/2020
I was called by a family panicking because they were locked in. The rear door had seized shut many months before and they never got around to sorting it out. Unfortunately the front door had done the same that morning. I responded immediately and gained entry to both doors. I fitted new Gearboxes to both doors and realigned the doors to prevent any further damage.
“Can’t let the puppy out in the Garden” in Middlesbrough - 22nd February 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesborough was called by a lady whose back door had locked and would not open. She was desperate for help as she couldn’t let her puppy out the back garden. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the door. I discovered the door was misaligned which had put too much pressure on the locking mechanism jamming the door locked. I carried out a full realignment of the door which allowed it to open close and lock and unlock smoothly much to the relief of the lady ( and the puppy! ).
102 year old struggling to lock door in Middlesbrough - 31st January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths were contacted by the family of a centenarian as she had snapped her key in the lock and could not get it out. She had been having trouble lifting the handle to lock the door. I was able to extract the broken key from the lock and then realigned the door to make it effortless to lift and lock.
Windows Locked in Middlesbrough - 17th January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths were contacted by a young couple who had moved into their first home. All the windows were locked and they had no keys. I was able to gain entry to the windows and then fit new locking window handles. I was also able to make any adjustments needed to ensure they opened and closed smoothly.
Late night: "Door won’t lock” in Middlesbrough - 3rd January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough was called by a young family who could not lock their front door. It was late and they were terrified at the thought of it been unlocked overnight. I responded in 30 minutes. I inspected the Locking System and discovered that the Gearbox had failed. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door leaving them safe and secure again.
Window Safety for Children in Middlesbrough - 13th December 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough was contacted by parents who were concerned that their young children were at risk upstairs as the windows could be opened fully and they could fall out. I fitted locking window handles and restrictors to all the windows to give the parents peace of mind.
Caring Staff Locked Out in Middlesbrough - 30th November 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesborough was called by Carers who could not get into an old ladies house. The lady was bed bound and could not help. I responded in 15 minutes and quickly gained non destructive entry. They had a problem earlier that week and had used another Locksmith. Unfortunately the problem had not been identified or resolved. I rectified the problem to ensure it would not reoccur.
Cash Til Locked, Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough to the Rescue - 15th November 2019
We were called by a business who had an electronic cash till that would not open and could not continue operating with the till out of action. I responded in 30 minutes and was able to gain non destructive entry to the till and repair the locking mechanism leaving them able to continue business as usual!
Display Board Lost Keys - 19th October 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesborough were contacted by a company in the town centre. They had lost the keys to their large display boards on the high street. I gained non destructive entry to the locks and changed all the locks to one Master Key allowing them to fit new up to date posters with their latest offers!
Recycling rubbish out - Lock out - 2nd October 2019
A lady called me saying that she had just taken her recycling rubbish out to her bin and could not get back in to her house. I gained non destructive entry for her and inspected the Multi Point Locking System. The gearbox had broken, I fitted a new Gearbox and the door was back in full working order.
New Houses - No Keys - 20th September 2019
I was asked to help out on a new build housing development where all the keys had been misplaced. I teamed up with my colleague and we successfully gained entry to all the doors at the site. We then fitted new High Security Locks to all the doors. No job too big, no job too small!
New house = New locks - 7th September 2019
A family had moved into a new house and had only been left 1 key for each door which made them question how many keys were in circulation for their house. I upgraded all their locks to Anti Snap with 5 keys for each lock. Some of the doors would not lock and unlock properly so I addressed the issues to ensure they were all working smoothly.
Locked out at 4am - 28th August 2019
I was called by a lady who had just been released from hospital in the early hours and had discovered the she had lost her keys. I gained entry and fitted a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys.
Keys locked in the boot - 17th August 2019
A customer had managed to lock their only set of car keys in the boot at a supermarket. They didn’t have much hope of getting a Locksmith on a Sunday. Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesborough are on call 24 hours a day so I was able to respond in 25 minutes. I gained non destructive entry to the vehicle and recovered the keys much to their relief.
Stag Party Thief Steals Keys - 4th August 2019
A guy about to return from a stag do had his suitcase pinched. Unfortunately it had his house keys in. He called Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough and I was with him in 25 minutes. I gained non destructive entry so that he did not have the extra expense of a new lock.
Heatwave and Locked in! - 26th July 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough were called by a lady locked in her house with her children and dog. She could not open her front or back door. I gained non destructive entry to both doors. I inspected both locking systems and fitted new parts as I carry a high level of stock leaving both doors operational and secure.
Holiday on hold in Middlesbrough - 12th July 2019
A family were packing to go abroad on holiday and realised they could not get into their Safe, which held all their Passports. They called me and I was able to gain non destructive entry to the safe and recover the passports much to their delight.
Groundwork’s halted in Middlesbrough - 5th July 2019
Access to a new commercial building site could not be gained. A large double metal security gate was locked and no one had any keys. I was able to gain entry to get the gates open to allow the staff and machinery on site to begin work.
Early Morning Business Lock Out - 29th June 2019
A local business turned up early for work with a busy day ahead. Unfortunately they realised they were locked out! Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough responded quickly and gained non destructive entry within minutes allowing the business to carry on as normal.
Local Business Helped Out - 21st June 2019
Lockforce locksmiths Middlesbrough received a call from a Cafe Bar who had a broken lock on a door whom could not open for business. We responded quickly and gained non destructive entry. A new lock was fitted and realigned the door to prevent it happening again. All done before their opening time ensuring business as normal.
Child Safety - 15th June 2019
Lockforce locksmiths Middlesbrough received a call from a mother who was having to continuously watch her toddler in a town house as they had become fascinated with opening windows and there was a danger they might fall out. I was able to source and fit suitable restrictors to all windows to prevent any accidents and put the mothers mind at rest.
Locked safe in Middlesbrough - 31st May 2019
I was called by a customer who had a safe from a deceased relative and could not open it. It had been sat in the loft for a few years. They discovered it when clearing up. I gained non destructive entry to the safe. The safe contained a huge amount of money and valuables. One very surprised customer!!
Help provided following a theft – Middlesbrough - May 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough received a call in the early hours from two young partygoers who were friends and whose house keys had been stolen. I responded within twenty minutes and gained entry to both customers’ houses. I also upgraded their locks which meant that they could go to bed safe in the knowledge their properties were secure.
House secured in the early hours following a theft – Middlesbrough – 23 April 2019
A customer had their purse stolen whilst on a night out which contained their house keys and identified their address. The customer was very distressed and concerned that somebody could access their property, especially as they lived alone. Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough responded to the call at 1am and arrived at the property within thirty minutes. I was able to fit new anti-snap locks making the property secure and enabling the customer to feel safe in their home.
Quick access gained to help an elderly lady in Middlesbrough – 5 April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough were called out by a family whose elderly mother had fallen and was locked in the house. I responded within 10 minutes of the call and gained entry by non-destructive means in less than a minute. I am first aid trained and assessed the elderly lady before an ambulance was called. I held the lady’s hand and reassured her until the paramedics arrived.
"Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough to the rescue!"
I was called out to a customer who was trapped in their house in a wheelchair. The front door was the only means of access and the door was locked and would not open. I was able to gain non destructive entry. As I carry a high level of stock on my van I was able to fit new parts to the locking system leaving the door in good working order.
"Key snapped in Middlesbrough"
I had a call from a Company who had a key snapped in a Fire Exit Door and urgently needed it removed. Lockforce Locksmiths Middlesbrough responded swiftly and were able to extract the key using specialist tools. I tested and proved the door and gave advice on keys and general Security of their premises.
"Locked out in Middlesbrough"
I received a call out in the early hours to a young lady locked out of her house. It was snowing and -3 degrees, I responded in 20 minutes. I was able to offer her a seat in my van with a warm blanket while I gained entry. Within minutes I had the door open and had her safe and warm in her own home.
Car lock out in Middlesbrough
A customer realised they were locked out of their car just as they were about to set off for a weekend break! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry to the vehicle. They were over the moon and were able to start their journey and begin their weekend break.
"Broken safe lock in Middlesbrough"
A lady could not access her safe to recover her valuables including her passport needed for a festive holiday. She was on the 13th floor and the lift wasn’t working. I zipped up the stairs and opened her safe without any damage. She was over the moon and got away on time.
"Locked out in Middlesbrough"
A family called me to say they were locked out when they returned from a weekend shopping trip. I was able to respond quickly and climbed a large metal fence with spikes on to get to the rear of the property. From there I was able to gain entry to the property and get them back in the warmth of their own home. I also upgraded their locks to Anti Snap/Pick/Drill for improved security.
Lockforce Locksmiths were called to help an elderly lady who had returned home from shopping to find that she had lost her keys somewhere. I responded quickly and gained non-destructive entry for her. I left her enjoying her mid morning cup of tea!
"We've been burgled"
Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a family today saying we've been burgled in Middlesbrough. I secured and repaired the damage caused and also fitted Anti Snap Locks to the entry points at the property.
"Broken lock on our office door"
I was contacted by the local football club Marske United as they had a broken lock on the main office door. I replaced the lock and upgraded it to an Anti Snap which Lockforce supply as a standard. I also carried out a survey of their other buildings and offered to assist them in the redevelopment of the facilities at the ground as they progress and require adequate security and panic hardware.