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Welcome to Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth. My name is Lee Dray and I am your local and trusted locksmith. I am an independent local locksmith company working in and around the city of Portsmouth. 

I am Police DBS checkedand Trading Standards Approved with Checked & Vetted. I am also Checkatrade accredited and reviewed. I am available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week for both domestic and commercial properties. My services include emergency lock-outs, lock repairs and also general home and business security needs.

With over 24 years of customer service experience, I believe I can offer you the best service and workmanship of the highest standard at a competitive price.

I am highly trained and pride myself on the use of only the highest quality locks and fitting techniques in the locksmiths industry.

If you have any problems with your locks or you are just looking to increase your security, I encourage you to click on the links below to access some of the key information about my services you are seeking.

Our Services - 24 Hour  uPVC Repairs - Trusted Locksmith - High Security Locks - New Home Security -

   Security Services - Opening Hours - Recent Jobs - Home Insurance - Mobile Key Cutting Service - What locks do I use? - Commercial Locksmiths in Portsmouth


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services WE OFFER

I'm only ever 45 minutes away from your emergency call out and whatever your lock issue, I'm keen to apply my expertise. Here are just a few of the lock services I can provide...

As an expert in security, we offer all locksmith and security solutions which best meet your needs. Here are a few of the services we offer at Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth

  • Lock changes
  • Lock upgrades
  • Insurance approved locks
  • Entry gaining
  • Warrant work
  • Evictions
  • Re-securing
  • Post burglary repairs
  • uPVC door locks
  • Wooden door locks
  • Yale locks
  • Night latch’s
  • Digital door locks
  • Fire escape hardware
  • Panic hardware
  • Electrical security devices
  • CCTV
  • Alarms
  • Window boarding
  • uPVC window repairs
  • uPVC door repairs

If you would like to know more about Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth services call your local locksmith today on 02393 962104

  • No call out fee
  • 1 year quality workmanship guarantee

I am Public Liability insured to the tune of £5million and Police DBS checked, for your added security.

Rest assured, all my locks are accredited by the British Standards Institution – meaning only the highest quality security fitments will be used to secure your property.

Call Lee your local expert locksmith in Portsmouth today on 02393 962104 if you require a new set of keys cut.

24-Hour Locksmiths in Portsmouth

Lockforce locksmiths offer a 24 locksmith and security service to the people of Portsmouth. So if you are locked out of your home or busniess at 0200 or 1400 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.

Call Lee today you local Emergency Locksmiths in Portsmouth on  02393 962104 for advice, request a rapid response callout or to see how we can best help you. 

uPvc Faulty window and door Specialist

Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth are a specialist uPVC repair company. We repair and replace faulty and broken parts on both uPVC doors and windows. We carry out replacement Lock changes for customers who are worried who may have keys for their home when they go through a break-up or even when there are new owners / tenants moving in.

This gives you the assurance no one can get into your home when you’re not aware.

We also repair faulty door locks when the keys will not turn, come out of the lock or even go into the lock. We carry out these repairs the same day 99% of the time allowing you to know you safe and secure as you should be.

Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth are a local company, so we will only fit products that will keep you and our local community safe and secure.

We also replace Gear Boxes and Multi Point Locks. When these become faulty, they are usually identified by the handle just spinning or not depressing when the door is unlocked. As a locksmith we can do this by causing no damage to the door or lock, allowing us to replace the parts the same day and get your door working as it is meant to be. As an expert locksmith we will not start damaging your door like some people feel the need to. This will save you the expense of purchasing a new door, instead of just a lock or gear box.

We also repair faulty windows. If your window will not unlock or the window will just not open /close, we can repair this non-destructively, allowing only for the replacement of faulty parts.

If you have problems with any uPVC windows or doors, Contact Lee your local security expert at Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth today 24/7 on 02393 962104

Trusted Locksmith in Portsmouth

Lockforce locksmiths have over 1500 reviews allowing you to see how trusted we are as a company as 98% of these are 5 stars.

We work closely with the local community to provide a great and Trustist service to all the local people of Portsmouth. We work in schools, churches, community halls police and even with the NHS. We always carry ID, Police DBS check, and Public liability cover. If you want to see more about what our customers say about us look under the reviews section at the bottom of right hand side of this page.

Call me for a fast response from a local locksmith in Portsmouth today on  02393 962104 and I aim to be with you in 10 - 45 minutes.

Locks for Locksmiths in portsmouth

Locks for locksmiths

Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth don’t only fit your standards locks you can buy over the counter but also locks that are only sold to and by trusted locksmiths these provided such a higher level of security. As a locksmith we see it’s important to make sure all are customers are safe and secure when it matters most. Ask about our ultion locks today these even come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty

When only the best locks will do trust in Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth.

Call me today on  02393 962104 for advice, request a rapid response callout or to see how I can best help you.

New Home Security

Moving into a new home?

Moving to a new house can be a very stressful time, but we all like to know who has the keys for our new home. Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth, insurance companies and the police recommend you change all the locks when you move home to ensure no one else can access your property.

Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth offer full lock changes to your home. This can be done the same day and we can even put all the locks onto one key, so no need for bunches of keys anymore. Your key will open every door and outbuilding in your home. We will also make sure all your locks meet insurance requirements and they are to the level of security you require. We will show you the option and leave the choice up to you. As a local locksmith we like to inform the local community on how to beat protect their home and love ones with as little financial expense as possible.

Have you moved to a new home in Portsmouth? Would you like to make your home safe against anyone else having keys? Call us today on 02393 962104

Security Services in Portsmouth

Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth offer a range of locksmith services as well as security services. These combined give us the knowledge and skills to best protect your home of business against crime.

As a expert locksmith with have access to all the best entry technics causing no damage to your property. With our experience and knowledge there is not a home or business we can get you into one way of another.

As a security expert we see on a regular basis how and why burglaries happen, so we can see how they can be prevented in the future. So as not to go out and buy all fancy security devices which have no effect. We can show you what will have a greater effect on crime prevention. Your security is our priority here at Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth, so we will always strive to give you the best knowledge and security devices that are affective.

These security devices are all easy to use and can be easy added as a replacement or additional security device.

If you want to know how to best protect your home or business call Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth today for a domestic and commercial expert locksmith on 02393 962104.


If you don't know what I mean, or you're unsure whether your locks comply, do not worry.... you are not the first and certainly will not be the last. Please read on to find out how you can keep your home and possessions protected. 

As a homeowner, you should be aware that most insurance companies stipulate your locks need to be insurance approved and meet the British Standard (BS3621). If your home does not meet this standard then it is highly likely your home insurance will be invalid in the event of a break in. Don't put yourself and your possessions in any unnecessary danger and check your locks today. 

If your lock displays the following logo then it is a British Standard lock. You will see this in the below image of one of our insurance approved, mortice locks.

If you are at all unsure, call Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth today. We offer a free home security survey to ensure your property meets all necessary home insurance requirements and can best advise you on any improvements needed. 

Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth for a FREE home security survey today on 02393 962104.

Portsmouth Lock Snapping

Have you heard of lock snapping? This is a burglary technique which involves a Euro cylinder lock (pictured) being snapped in half inside your external door. This snapping technique requires average force to the cylinder lock by using common tools (mole grips, pliers etc). When the lock is snapped, it can be removed from the door and this allows access to the mechanism which can then be unlocked and access can be gained to your property. This can all be done in under ten seconds and requires little skill.

If you have a multi point locking system installed, you could be at risk to your locks being snapped. To avoid this risk, you can make your property more safe and secure by installing anti-snap or snap safe locks. In the picture below, the top 2 locks are basic snap locks. The bottom 2 locks are anti-snap locks. As you can see, they have a snap line visible. This snap line sits within the recess of the door, so if the lock is snapped off, only the end part will snap off. This will leave you protected from this technique of burglary.

Portsmouth Lock Snapping

Another safety measure of preventing your lock being snapped is to ensure the correct size cylinder lock is fitted. If the lock is too long and is protruding, it makes lock snapping even easier. Your cylinder lock should be fitted flush with the handle.

Lock Snapping in Portsmouth

Snapping Locks in Portsmouth

If you have any concerns about your locks, contact Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth today on 02393 962104

Mobile Key Cutting Service

At Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth, we provide a mobile key cutting service. Our van is fully stocked with a wide range of blank keys. Our key cutting machinery enables us to cut keys for you on-site and test them in your locks. Therefore, we know that we can guarantee that every key we cut for you will work!

So whether you require an extra door key or a full set of spare keys cut for your property, Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth can provide this for you. With our mobile key cutting service, we can come out to you at a time that is convenient for you.

Need spare keys? Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth today on 02393 962104

What locks do i use?

Home security is not something that should be taken lightly, your family and some posessions are irreplaceable so do not leave it to chance! Here at Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth we only supply the locks that we would use on our own home! We can fit you the latest British Standard locks that are insurance and police approved, therefore meeting your home insurance requirements. Yes there are variations depending on your budget, but at the very minimum all locks supplied by Lockforce Locksmiths Bognor Regis are Anti-snap euro cylinder locks. These offer substantially more protection than a standard Euro cylinder, which have a weak mid-point and can easily be snapped and access can be gained into your property in less than 9 seconds.

If you want the best lock on the market, the very top level of security we can offer is the Ultion TS0007 3* lock, the ultimate in lock security. Yes, this costs a little more but if you want the best for your home and family’s security, then this is by far the best option for securing your home. The Ultion locks even come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10-year warranty with the lock manufacturer covering you against the functionality of the parts. 

Click on the video below to see the difference between a standard euro lock and an Ultion Lock….


At Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth, we provide expertise in commercial security. With years of experience in working in the local area, we have the knowledge to know what levels of security work best for your property. Our commercial workmanship is guaranteed. We work tidy, smart and in a manner that is most efficient to your trading hours. Being available 24/7, we can even work out-of-hours to minimise disruption. 

At Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth we can supply and install mortise locks, euro cylinders, rim cylinder locks, night latches (Yale Lock), postbox/locker locks, access control, multi point locks, Adams Rite locks, window/shutter locks plus many more….

As a business owner myself, we will treat your business with utmost respect, just like we do with our own locksmith business. We work with many businesses, including schools, police, NHS and local traders. We are Trading Standards Approved by Checked & Vetted to give you that extra peace of mind that you are working with a trusted business.

Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth on 02393 962104 today, to make your Commercial Property safe and secure

Payment Options

You’ll find Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth payment options cover all your needs and requirements. Options range from:

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Contactless
  • BACS
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer

We are also happy to accept cash and can assure you that the payment option you choose doesn’t impact your our 12-month guarantee or insurance.

We're available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to provide an outstanding Portsmouth locksmith service that you wouldn't hesitate to recommend to your friends or family. Give us a call on 01903 299 129 so we can prove this to you.

Recent Jobs

Garage door will not open in Portsmouth - 22/03/2020

Job - Customer contacted Lockforce for advice. We explained that we would be happy to attend the lock issue as we offer a FREE call-out service.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property. The key was turning in the lock, so the issue was with the locking points not retracting. We used locksmith opening techniques to gain access non-destructively. With the garage door open, we could identify that the cable had become detached. We repaired this and then the problem was solved!

Attend an eviction in Portsmouth - 17/03/2020

Job - Lockforce were asked in advance to attend an eviction at a set time and gain access/change locks when requested to.

Solution - The tenants were leaving at the agreed eviction time, therefore access was not required by Lockforce. We changed the locks and handed over the keys to the agents.

Keys lost to bedroom doors in Portsmouth - 08/03/2020

Job - Customer would like their locks replaced on the internal bedroom doors.

Solution - We attended the property first, so we could give the customer an accurate and FREE no obligation quote. We returned a few days later and installed new locks like-for-like but now with keys!

Evicted tenant posted keys back in letterbox! In Portsmouth - 01/03/2020

Job - A local Lettings agent contacted Lockforce and asked us to retrieve the keys without damaging the locks.

Solution - Lockforce attended the block of flats. Non destructive access was gained via lock-picking. When the door was opened the keys were lying on the door mat. Problem solved!

New homeowner has no key for their garage in Portsmouth - 18th February 2020

Job - New homeowner requiring new lock/keys to their garage in their new home.

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the customer’s garage in Milton. We replaced the garage door lock and then installed an upgraded and more secure anti snap cylinder lock. The existing parts of the garage lock mechanism were also serviced and are now working freely. The customer can now has a safer and secure garage!

Securing a garage in Stamshaw - 30th January 2020

Job - New homeowner requiring a new lock to their garage.

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the garage and replaced the garage with an upgraded and more secure anti snap lock. The existing parts of the mechanism were also serviced and now working freely. The customer now can store their belongings in their safer and more secure garage.

Customer can’t access their mailbox in Old Portsmouth – 10th January 2020

Job - Received email from NEXA Properties regarding a new tenant requiring access to their letterbox. A new cam lock and 5 keys was required.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property. The letterbox was picked straight away and a whole bundle of post fell out of the box! I installed a new cam lock which came with 2 keys. As Lockforce provide a mobile key cutting service, I cut (and tested) a further 3 keys on-site for the tenant and. A quick and easy job meant another satisfied customer!

Repair wooden gate in Portsmouth - 14 December 2019

Job - Side gate stuck to a holiday home in Portsea.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property and assessed the gate. The wooden gate had rusted fixings and also had warped due to the weather. Firstly, we gained access and then removed all rusty screws. The gate hinges were realigned and new screws installed. The existing lock was also replaced with a new mortise deadlock and new pull handles. The gate now worked like new!

Vacant commercial property has lost set of keys in Portsmouth - 5th December

Job - The managing agent for a commercial property in Copnor contacted Lockforce. They wanted access gained to their vacant premises. 3 locks needed to be changed and to replace with new locks and keys.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property. Firstly we removed the padlock, then gained access to the shutter key switch box, and then removed the euro half-cylinder lock. We opened the electric shutter, which then presented us with the main front door with an Adams Rite lock. Access was gained to the shop and the euro cylinder was removed. We then installed 2 new cylinder locks and a weather-proof padlock, all with new keys. We made the premises secure and handed the new keys over.

HMO Landlord requiring extra privacy for their tenants in Portsmouth - 29th November 2019

Job - Install 3 internal locks to the bedrooms in a House of Multiple Occupancy to meet fire safety regulations.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Portsmouth attended the property in Fratton and ordered all the correct locking systems and handles. Lockforce installed a euro sash lock, thumb turn anti snap cylinder lock and new handles to each bedroom door. Thumb turn locks were installed to meet fire regulations. This now meant all the tenants have keyless exits from their bedrooms in the event of any emergency. 

Commercial property required extra security to their office door - 7th Novmeber 2019

Job - Customer explained the issue they had over the phone and asked for solutions to stop customers having access to the office from the shop floor.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth recommended installing a digital lock. This provided a locked door without the hassle of having a key. All the employees could freely have access with a 4 digit pin code. This lock was installed and the owner could choose their own memorable password for access.

Customer lost their keys on holiday, Portsmouth - 31st October 2019

Job - Customer from Stamshaw was away on holiday in the UK, but couldn’t find their Ultion door key.

Solution - Firstly, I waited for the customer to do a full search. They called back within the hour to say their neighbour had found the key where he lives in his block of flats. I then visited the customer and offered various solutions to stop this re-occuring as this was the 3rd time it had happened. Firstly, a spare Ultion key was ordered and we stored this in a police-approved key safe. We also ordered an Ultion Key Ring and downloaded theTrackR App on his smartphone. With this Ultion Key Ring the customer can now locate his keys via his phone App. Happy customer!

Family locked out in Fratton - 23rd October 2019

Job - Customer called Lockforce to say they have left their keys inside their home. The whole family are locked out, but can wait in their neighbours home.

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the emergency. All options were assessed to see which entry gain would be quickest and non-destructive. Lockforce gained entry within 10 minutes via the rim cylinder lock using non-destructive locksmithing techniques. Access was gained and the family could get back into their home. The customer took the opportunity to have all their locks assessed. Lockforce offer this security service for FREE. 

Lost postbox key in Stamshaw - 10th October

Job - Customer rang me at 7am to say he has lost his postbox key. He would like it changed as he is expecting an important letter this morning and needs access

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended to the customer’s property as soon as possible. I picked and replaced the cam lock within 5 minutes - happy customer!

Dog walker locked out in the dark in Portsmouth - 2nd October 2019

Job- Lockforce received a call at 10pm from a homeowner in Waterlooville who was locked out with their 3 dogs. The customer explained what locks they had so that I could be prepared to bring the correct tools to their door.

Solution- Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the emergency within 20 minutes of the call. We took the correct locksmith tools (and a torch!) to their door. Non-destructive entry was gained within 5 minutes by using locksmithing methods. The dogs and the homeowner could now enjoy the rest of their evening.

Customer locked out of their home in Portsmouth - 23 September 2019

Job - Customer lost keys and needed access to their home ASAP in Portsea

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the emergency with our rapid response emergency service. We first analysed all the opportunities of entry. The front door was secured with a mortise lock and a night latch (Yale) lock. The uPVC rear door was secured by a euro cylinder. Lockforce used locksmith methods and gained access through the rear door. We advised the customer to change their locks as the keys could now be in someone else’s possession. All locks were changed. The rear uPVC door had an upgraded anti snap lock installed and the mortise lock on the wooden front door was upgraded to a BS3621 5 lever insurance approved deadlock.

Vacant commercial property has lost their set of keys in Portsmouth - 8th September

Job - The managing agent for a commercial property in Stamshaw contacted Lockforce. They wanted access gained to the empty shop. 3 locks needed changing and replacing with new locks and keys.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property. Firstly we removed the padlock and gained access to the shutter key switch box. We then removed the euro half-cylinder lock. We opened the electric shutter, which then presented us with the main front door with an Adams Rite hook lock. Full access was gained to the shop and the euro cylinder was removed. We then installed 2 new cylinder locks and a padlock, all with new keys. The premises were made secure and the new keys were handed over to the agent.

Customer cannot access their garden in Portsmouth - 6th September 2019

Job - Side gate stuck to a holiday home in Havant.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property and assessed the gate. The wooden gate had rusted fixings and also had warped due to the weather. Firstly, we gained access and then removed all rusty screws. The gate was realigned and new screws were installed. The existing lock was also replaced with a new mortise deadlock and new pull handles. The gate now worked like new!

Composite door alignment issue in Portsmouth - 28th August 2019

Problem - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth met the customer and they explained that a previous locksmith had been called out and could not resolve the problem. The 3 problems were - door not aligned, key wouldn’t turn fully in lock and the Multi Point locking system was fitted incorrectly. 

Solution - Firstly, the multi point locking system was removed and identified that the locking hooks had not been screwed on to the mechanism. This was resolved easily and then the MPL was re-installed. This also meant the door would now lock and close securely. We then identified what hinges required adjustment for the composite door to close smoothly. The hinges were adjusted and the door could now close and be locked safely and securely! One very happy customer!

Problem Tenant in Southsea - 20th August 2019

Job - Tenant has not paid bills and has served notice period. Landlord requested locks to be changed.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the property at an exact time when the tenant was not in attendance. All external doors were uPVC, so a quick cylinder change was done on all 3 doors. The locks installed were all anti-snap euro cylinders to give the landlord extra security in their rented property.

New key for garage in Portsmouth - 13th August 2019

Job - New homeowner requiring new lock and keys to their garage in their new home

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the garage in Stamshaw. We replaced the garage door lock with an upgraded and more secure anti snap lock. The existing parts of the mechanism were also serviced and now working freely. The customer can now store their belongings in their safer and more secure garage!

uPVC door alignment problem in Portsmouth - 7th August 2019

Job - Customer rang to say their lock is tight on the uPVC door and the key won’t turn easily in the cylinder.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the property and checked the customers cylinder lock and it was fine. I closed the door and could see the door was not straight and the hooks on the multi point locks were not engaging. I readjusted the 3 door hinges and straightened the door. Customer was invoiced for just door realignment, rather than a new lock or new multi point lock. One happy customer!

Key snapped in cylinder lock in uPVC door in Portsmouth - 29th July 2019

Job - Customer’s key had got stuck in the lock due to the locking mechanism becoming tight.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the customer’s property in Havant. The key couldn’t be extracted. The barrel was removed and an upgraded antisnap lock was installed. Keys snap for a reason, and in this situation, it was due to the uPVC door alignment. The door was realigned by adjusting the hinges. The door closed smoothly, and now the pressure was taken off the locking mechanisms!

New tenant needs their mail in Fratton, Portsmouth - 24th July 2019

Job- Lettings agent contacted Lockforce to change a post box lock for a new tenant in Fratton

Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property and met the customer. The key supplied to them was the wrong key. Non-destructive access was gained and a new cam lock was installed with new keys. Whilst at the property, we surveyed the tenants locks for free. All their locks were working ok and compliant with fire regulations.

Rear uPVC door won’t open - 15th July 2019

Job- Customer from Stamshaw emailed Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth explaining that their door handle will not go upwards to disengage the locking points

Solution - Lockforce attended the emergency and used uPVC door spreading tools to release the locking points from the door frame and the door the opened. The Multi Point locking system was removed from the door and assessed. The gearbox was faulty and replaced. The door now closes and locks safely.

Commercial property requiring extra security in Havant - 8th July 2019

Job- A shop owner in Havant called Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth, asking for extra security between the shop floor and the warehouse.

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the commercial premises. Lockforce recommended a digital push button door lock on the wooden door separating the shop from the warehouse as the best security solution. These locks can be coded, meaning the shop owner can choose a memorable password for gaining access. This also means the staff do not require a key for entry, they just need to push in the correct code. Lockforce installed the mechanism and the shop owner now has a safer and secure shop!

Customer locked out in Southsea - 3rd July 2019

Job - Lockforce locksmiths in Portsmouth received a midnight emergency call from a customer informing me their front door wouldn’t open and they think the snob on the night latch had dropped.

Solution - Lockforce provided a rapid response and arrived within 30 minutes of the call. We assessed the options of gaining entry. Back door entry required lock picking or the front door needed access gaining via locksmith methods via the letterbox. I attempted the front wooden door first and managed to move the snib on the night latch (Yale Lock) to an unlocked position. Access was gained within 5 minutes and no damage was caused!

Portsmouth FREE home security survey - 27th June 2019

A customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth for advice on their locks. We attended the customer’s property shortly afterwards. Firstly, all exterior locks were assessed. We then walked around the home with the customer and gave them advice on what locks would make them more secure and safer. Their front door was a 5 lever mortice lock, but it was recommended a BS3621 5 lever would offer more security. Their night latch was sufficient, and didn’t need replacing. Their only other exterior door was to the alley way. This was a uPVC door and had a basic snap cylinder installed, which offer little protection. Lockforce Portsmouth recommended they upgraded to a 3 star BS3621 Ultion cylinder lock. Other recommendations for their property were locks on their ground floor windows, sash jammers for the rear door and mortice bolts on their front door. These security surveys by Lockforce Portsmouth are FREE. We then provided a no obligation quote to the customer.

uPVC window would not open in Fratton - 17th June 2019

Job - Customer called from their new home. The window wooden-t open when the handle was turned

Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended and removed the handle. The spindle on the handle had become disengaged from the gearbox. The window could now open, but was still stiff. After lubrication and a new handle and spindle, the window could open, close and now also be locked

Wooden rear door fallen apart in Portsmouth - 10th June 2019

Job - Customer had just moved into their new home. The rear door had been repaired a few days ago but it had fallen apart again, meaning the property was not secure. The customer sent me a photo in advance so I was fully aware of what to expect. They also explained they were going on holiday in a few hours!

Solution - Lockforce attended the property and removed the door from the hinges. We strengthened the door with extra long wood screws at key points within the door. The door was put back into the frame and secured to the hinges. We realigned the strike plate to ensure the door locked safely. All done in one hour!

Security upgrade to front door in Southsea - 4th June 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth were called by a customer following a recent intrusion in their block of flats. We gave free home security advice to the customer and various recommendations were made, the customer decided to upgrade their current cylinder lock to an Ultion BS3621 3-star rated lock. This lock is Police and Insurance Approved. This lock comes with a £1000 guarantee that an intruder will not gain access through this lock. We also provided bluetooth-powered key rings, so they can locate your Ultion key in seconds from their smartphone, so not only are you safe but no more lost keys!!

Locked out in Southsea - 28th May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended an emergency where the tenant’s key and spare key were both not turning in the lock. The night latch (Sometimes referred to as a Yale Lock) had dropped and deadlocked. Lockforce updated the tenant and the landlord as to the next steps. As there was no letterbox on the door, destructive methods had to be used to gain entry. The rim cylinder lock and night latch were removed and access was gained. Replacement locks were installed and new keys were provided. Extra keys were provided for the landlord by Lockforce’s mobile key cutting service.

Composite door won’t open in Waterlooville, Portsmouth - 20th May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended a property in Waterlooville as they could not open their composite door. The door was unlocked but the hooks in the multi-point locking system were not disengaging. Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth used a non-destructive technique to open the door by creating more space within the door frame and releasing the hooks from its ‘keep’, meaning the door could now open. It was then noted the locking system was faulty, we then made the door temporarily safe whilst we ordered a replacement part. We returned the next morning to install so the property is now fully safe and secure.

Door not locking and latch not engaging - Portsmouth – 10th May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended an emergency call at a customer’s flat in Portsmouth. The cylinder lock was faulty and needed a replacement. The sash lock latch was also faulty and was stuck. I had all the parts in stock and replaced the Euro sash lock. The cylinder lock was also upgraded to an anti-snap cylinder with a thumb turn (to meet fire regulations). Minor woodwork adjustments were made to ensure that the door closed securely.

Locked out in Hilsea and children were going to be late for school - 1st May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth answered the emergency call in Hilsea. The customer assured me that the children are safe whilst waiting for Lockforce’s arrival. Our rapid response service ensured we arrived ASAP. Non-destructive entry was gained via locksmith methods within 2 minutes of arrival. The customer could now get their children off to school!

Mortice lock changed on workshop door - 27th April 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth were contacted by a customer who explained that they needed the mortice lock changed on their workshop door as they did not have a spare key. I gained entry to the workshop and identified the current lock as a BS3621 5 lever mortice sashlock. I had these locks in stock and was able to immediately replace the lock in order to provide the same level of security. Another happy customer for Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth.

Unable to lock downstairs’ windows - Portsmouth - 13th April 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended an urgent call from a customer who was unable to lock his downstairs’ windows and needed to leave his house to work a nightshift. The windows had not been opened all winter and the internal mechanisms had seized. I resolved the problem by using some lubrication and replacing the handles. For added security, I ensured that the handles on both downstairs windows could be secured with key locks. I left a satisfied customer.

Customer locked out in Portsmouth - 3rd April 2019

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Portsmouth took the call from a distressed customer. Our first priority was to make sure the customer would be safe whilst waiting for us to attend. The customer said they could wait at their neighbours house. Lockforce attended at the arranged time and non-destructive access was gained within 5 minutes of arrival. Lockforce Locksmiths gave the customer security advice to look at preventative measures and the customer agreed to have a Police Approved key safe installed.

Office door to a restaurant would not open - 26th March 2019

Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended within the hour. Entry was gained to the office door non-destructively straight away. The euro cylinder was removed and was identified as faulty. The Mortise sash lock was removed from the wooden door and it was noted that the internal parts had failed also. Lockforce replaced the euro cylinder lock with an upgraded anti-snap lock, installed a new euro sash lock and also installed new shiny handles! As Lockforce provides a mobile key cutting service, we were able to cut extra keys for every member of staff right there and then!

Install new internal handle, but existing handle stuck! - 11th March 2019 

Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Portsmouth attended the customer’s house at a planned time. The internal handle was removed using locksmith tools. The new handle had a lock, so the customer could keep their home office safe. Minor woodwork adjustments were made to the door and the lock was installed. Whilst at the customer’s property, the front door was serviced as the customer was fed up with their squeaky door!  

New homeowner’s key not inserting into keyway - 3rd March 2019

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Portsmouth attended the property within 30 minutes of the call. I wiggled the key into the keyway and managed to get the door open immediately. I lubricated the lock and it worked perfectly. However, after giving some security advice to the new homeowner, the customer agreed to have his lock changed and upgraded. He now has total peace of mind that he was the sole owner of the keys for his new home and his family can feel safe and secure.

Landlord required all locks to be changed as previous tenant left property in Southsea without leaving keys

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the property in Southsea at an arranged time with the landlord. Firstly, all exit doors were surveyed. The door mechanisms were all working fine. Two locks were required. I explained to the landlord the safety benefits of upgrading to anti-snap cylinders. He wisely took the upgrade option and 2 new anti-snap cylinders were installed. Each lock came with 5 keys supplied, so the landlord had enough for himself and his new tenants!

Customer locked themselves out in Fareham

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth provide a rapid response and arrive at the customer’s property. Unforced access is gained via the letterbox and the customer is reunited with their dog immediately. I notice the upvc front door cylinder lock is poorly fitted. I take the customer to my van and I show them the dangers of standard snap locks by using my lock-snapping board. The customer was shocked that a snap lock was so weak and cheap! They wisely upgraded all their locks to the 3 Star British Standard Police approved Ultion locks to all their exit doors!

Loose handles on the front door.

Solution - I attended the customer’s property in Havant. I assessed their handles on their UPVC door. The handles needed replacing as the internal washers and springs were beyond repair. I had the handles in stock in my van and new shiny new handles were installed. Customer can now lock their UPVC door easily!

Customer locked out in Emsworth. Key will not work in lock

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth arrived within 30 minutes of the call. My first priority was to get the customer in the warmth. As I have gained access to this customer’s house before, I knew what lock type it was. So I gained entry non-destructively using locksmith methods and the customer was indoors within a minute! I tested the lock and the cam on the cylinder was faulty. I explained the locks we sell and their security benefits. The customer wisely upgraded and an anti-snap/anti-pick/anti-drill cylinder was installed. A happy and safe customer!

A family with a young child locked out on a cold Saturday evening

Solution - Lockforce were called at 18:30. The customer clearly explained the problem on the phone. I attended within 30 minutes. Upon arrival, I had a nice parking space ready for me right outside their home. The customer showed me the door and the high security lock. He had explained the locks perfectly over the phone, so I decided to use my letterbox lever to gain unforced access. The UPVC door was opened within a minute and the family were able to get back into their nice, warm home and still enjoy their evening.

Lock out in Portsmouth - Customer locked out of their house with their keys inside and food shopping in the car

Solution - Customer explained situation clearly over the phone. I asked for their postcode and gave them an estimated time of 35 minutes to be at their doorstep. As this required a rapid response, I left promptly and arrived at the agreed time. I arrived and checked all the options to gain entry and decided access through the front door would be quickest. I used a letterbox lever tool to gain access for the customer. The door opened straight away and they were able to get their shopping in the freezer before it melted! 

To attend an eviction for a local landlord

Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the location at the agreed time. Upon arrival, we were informed the tenant had already left the property. The landlord instructed us he would like the locks changed so the options were explained, he actually decided to not just change but upgrade the locks to anti-snap for added security. The UPVC door was still not closing properly due to a faulty spindle and buckled handle. These parts were removed and we managed to save costs by straightening the handle. The correct length spindle was installed and the UPVC door closed properly. This meant the property was now safe and secure for the Landlord and future tenants. 

New letterbox keys!

I had an email from NEXA Properties regarding a new tenant requiring access to their letterbox. A new lock and 5 keys were required!

Solution - Lockforce attended within the hour. The letterbox was picked straight away and a whole bundle of post fell out of the box! I installed a new cam lock which came with 2 keys. As Lockforce provide a mobile key cutting service, I cut a further 3 keys on-site for the tenant. A quick and easy job meant a satisfied customer!

Key snapped in rear door lock in Portsmouth

Solution - I attended the customer’s property and surveyed the issue. The whole length of the key had snapped in the lock, but the door was not locked. The customer said the lock was a challenge to make secure every night. I used my key extractor set at first, but could not remove the key. So I removed the Euro lock cylinder by removing the retaining screw. I explained to the customer that the lock was a cheap Euro lock and I showed them how easy they are to be snapped. I replaced the lock with an anti snap lock to make the customer safer in their home!

Lost door key in Portsmouth! - A customer called after leaving her door key at the Christmas party!

Solution - The customer called me and explained clearly the issue and which lock needed to be replaced. I attended the property as soon as possible, removed standard snap cylinder lock from the upvc door and installed a new antisnap cylinder lock, all within 10 minutes! Customer now warm and more importantly much safer than before!

Locked out in portsmouth! - A customer called to advise they had locked themself outside whilst their dog was inside alone.

Solution - Lockforce Portsmouth attended within 30mins and asked the customer some questions to help assess the situation. The customer explained that the door key was inside and the door closed behind her. The best solution was to use a letterbox tool. I pulled the internal door handle downwards and the door was open straight away. The customer and dog were reunited!

Window lock replacement in Fratton - A returning customer called to say that they would like more window locks installed.

Solution - I installed a few window locks to this customer in Fratton last week, so I knew what style of handle lock was required. Most of them were working, but were very stiff. Plus they all needed keys supplied as all the old locks had broken keys. I installed 2 new window locks to the bathroom this time.

15 November 2018 - Job - A customer in Fratton called to say that their UPVC front door with broken hinges that needed fixing.

Solution - Lockforce attended the job and surveyed the door, 2 new hinges were ordered and installed a few days later. We also serviced the gearbox and ensured the UPVC door was realigned perfectly. The door now closes propery and the cusromer can feel safe in their own home.

3rd November 2018 - Job - Customer's disabled son kept letting himself out of the rear Kitchen door, so she wanted locks fitting.

Solution- I surveyed the options and noticed the rear door had a thumbturn lock, for safety reasons. I explained to the customer that replacing the thumbturn lock with a key cylinder is safest, rather than installing a kitchen door lock. So I got to work and completed the job in no time. 

25th October 2018 - Job - Customer’s rear MPL system had become stuck and the door would not lock

Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth were called round.....we removed the MPL and checked all parts, noticed the gearbox had a broken part inside which was causing the mechanism to not function. So replaced the gearbox and serviced the existing MPL for the customer. The door now closed and locked perfectly!

15th October 2018 - Job - Customer’s key would not open their door.

Problem - Customer rang me upon returning from their holiday to find her front door key would not open the latch on the door. I turned up within 30 minutes and surveyed the options with the customer. The back door had a padlock on it internally. The upstairs window was open, but was above a conservatory with a perspex roof, therefore the risk was too high to attempt entry. 

Solution - Whilst the customer waited with her next door neighbour, I drilled the lock and gained entry within 15 minutes. I then fitted a new rim cylinder and kept the existing nightlatch. I noticed the wooden door was also out of line, so I readjusted the fittings. The customer then came back out from the neighbours house and was happy to discover she not only had access but also that her sticky front door now closed smoothly! 

4th October 2018 - Job - Customer rang Lockforce Bognor Regis to say their lock cylinder was loose.

When I arrived I asked the customer for their key. I inserted the key and within seconds I could pull the cylinder out easily. They had cylinder retaining screw in place!! The retaining screw holds and centralises the cylinder lock in place. I then explained to the customer how easy it would have been for an intruder to enter their house. I also showed them their cylinder and explained it was a weak standard snap cylinder. They took my advice and upgraded to an anti-snap cylinder. They also had a new retaining screw in place!!

27th September 2018 - Job: Front door not closing and a wobbly door handle on back door.

Problem 1: The customer informed me his front door was not aligned correctly and wasn’t closing flush. I noticed the door latch plate was loose because the screw was threaded and not holding the plate in position. Solution: I replaced the screw with a slightly larger thread and also realigned the plate. Door closed perfectly!

Problem 2: Customer showed me the handle was loose on his back door. I took it apart and noticed the interior of the handle was rusty and the interior plastic parts were also broken. Solution: I replaced the handle with a new one and whilst I was there also completed a free security assessment of the locks, made my recommendations to increase the security of the property and the customer took my advice. Supplied and fitted two new British Insurance approved Euro cylinders to the front and back doors.  

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Areas Covered

Anchorage Park, Baffins, Bedhampton, Buckland, Catherington, Clanfield, Copnor, Cosham, Cowplain, Denmead, Denvilles, Drayton, Eastney, Eastoke, Emsworth, Farlington, Fratton, Hambledon, Havant, Hayling Island, Hilsea, Horndean, Kingston, Landport , Leigh Park, Lovedean, Milton, North End, Northney, Old Portsmouth, Paulsgrove, Portchester, Portsea, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Rowlands Castle, Somers Town, South Hayling, Southbourne, Southsea, Stamshaw, Thorney Island, Tipner, Waterlooville, Wecock, West Leigh, West Thorney, West Town, Westbourne, Whale Island, Widley, Woodmancote, Wymering

Counties Covered

Hampshire, Portsmouth

Postcodes Covered

PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6, PO7, PO8, PO9, PO10, PO11