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Locked Out? Broken key in lock? Been burgled? Need a lock upgrade? Call Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar!

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar - Your Local Emergency Mobile Locksmith, 24/7, Fully Insured Locksmith for your Home or Business.

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar - Alastair Mcleod. Key Cutting, Lock Upgrades, Lock Repair, DBS, Insurance and Police Approved.

Lockforce Redcar

Alastair Mcleod

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01642 921 017

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Redcar Locksmiths

by Lockforce Locksmiths in  Redcar

Hi, my name's Alastair and I am the owner of Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar, which is part of a much larger locksmith franchise. 

I'm a local family man with a military background, living in Marske, so will never be far from your emergency! I strive to offer the very best level of security with fair and honest advice and pricing, take a look at my reviews and see for yourself!

As standard I also work with...

  • Full qualifications
  • DBS approval
  • 1 year quality workmanship guarantee
  • Public liability up to £5 million
  • No call out fees

services WE OFFER

  • Home security survey
  • Lockouts - 24/7 emergency locksmiths
  • Door and window re-aligning
  • Mobile key cutting to your home of office
  • Insurance work
  • Safe access
  • Mortice locks
  • uPVC doors and window locks
  • Only high security locks used
  • Additional security devices such as Sash-jammers
  • Master key sets
  • High security locks
  • Digital lock opening and repairs
  • Auto lock entry and repairs
  • Broken key extraction 
  • British standard, insurance approved locks as standard
  • Conservatory lock repair and replacement
  • Filing cabinet lock replacement
  • Door bolts, bars and latches
  • Keyed alike
  • Key safes
  • Window and door lock repairs and upgrades
  • Only fitting anti-drill, anti-snap and anti-drill locks 
  • Emergency, non-destructive entry


  • Residential & Commercial
  • Letting & Estate agents
  • NHS
  • Police
  • Schools
  • Insurance providers
  • Housing association

Call Alastair today, your local trusted Locksmiths in Redcar on  01642 921017 for advice, request a rapid response callout or to see how we can best help you or your business.


I am fully trained in the latest key cutting techniques and carry at all tims th most effective equipment, so you can rest assured I will be able to cut your keys and your convenience, whether that be at home, work or on the road. Leaving you with peace of mind, knowing that your replacement keys will work on the first attempt.

What locks do i use?

Euro cylinder locks come in many forms, all offering differing levels of security. At the very minimum here at Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar, we don't work with anything less than an anti snap Euro cylinder, giving substantially more protection than a standard Euro cylinder.

We also offer the ultimate in lock security with the Ultion TS0007 3* lock, yes this costs a little more but if you want the best for your home and families security, then this is by far the best option for securing your home. 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.

If your home or business is not secured by Police Approved, British Standard Locks, you could be extremely vulnerable. Please take a moment to watch this short video...

Local News & Info

Burglary rises when the clocks go back: is your home at risk?

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.

Hot Weather affecting Doors

I have had a busy time recently due to the good weather. Did you know this affects the alignment of your doors and can make them difficult to open/close and lock/unlock? If this problem is allowed to continue it can cause irreversible damage to your Gearbox, Euro Cylinder and Multi Point Locking System. The best way to prevent this is to have your door realigned. This will preserve your locking system and save on a potentially expensive bill. If you are having issues with your doors give me a call and I can carry out a realignment for you.

Recent Jobs...

Handles Spinning in Redcar - 28/09/2020

I was called by a family who could not get back in to their house l, they said the handles were just spinning. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to their house. The Gearbox behind the handles had failed. I supplied and fitted a new Gearbox on site and realigned the door to prevent it happening again.

Late night Shopping Lock Out in Redcar - 12/09/20

I was called by a customer who had returned from shopping late to find that they could not open their front door. I gained non destructive entry to find that the Gearbox had failed. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to make it as good as new.

Caravan Holiday Lock Out in Redcar - 18/08/20

I was called by a family on holiday. They had lost the keys to the Caravan door on the beach! I was able to gain non destructive entry and recover the spare key from inside for them.

Safe Lock Out in Redcar - 28/07/2020

I was called by a lady who could not get into her Safe. There was no key and the batteries had run out. I gained non destructive entry to the safe then fitted new batteries and set up a new code for her.

Trapped in the Bedroom in Redcar - 07/07/20

I was called at 2 in the morning by a couple who could not get out of their bedroom!. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the property. I then was able to gain entry to the bedroom door. I repaired the bedroom door Latch and Handle to ensure it did not happen again.

“Beach Trip Car Lock Out” in Redcar - 28/06/2020

I was called by a group of teenagers who had headed to the beach for the day in the hot weather. When they got back to their cars late evening they realised one had locked the keys inside the car. I responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry and recovered the keys.

“Covid 19 survivor locked out” in Redcar - 11/06/2020

I was contacted by a local hospital that wanted to release a patient who had recovered from Covid 19. Unfortunately upon admission the keys to their property were lost. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the property and recover the spare keys and deliver them to a family member.

“Catering Van” in Redcar - 20/05/20

I was contacted by the owner of a Catering Van who could not lock the doors and needed to secure the van. The locks had seized through age and exposure to the elements. I was able to extract the old locks and fit new locks that were fit for purpose, giving them peace of mind.

“Young Mum distressed at Lock Out” in Redcar - 01/05/20

I was called by a lady who had been for a walk with her 2 year old and a newborn. She had come home and could not get back in the front door. She was in a distressed state. She had contacted the police and a number of Locksmiths and had no success. One had rejected her call and 2 said they would not get the door open because they would not have the part to repair it!! Thankfully she phoned me. I responded in 25 minutes, successfully got her back in the house and replaced the faulty part. I always carry a high level of stock for all situations and even if by chance I didn’t have the correct part I have securing mechanisms in order to lock and unlock the door in the meantime.

“Care Home Emergency” in Redcar - 16/04/20

I was called by a Care Home who had an issue with the lock on a Drugs Cabinet. I responded within the hour. Full PPE was worn to protect the staff, residents and myself. I gained non destructive entry to the cabinet. I fitted a new lock and cut extra keys required. A full cleaning routine was carried out before and after work.

“Daily Exercise Lock Out during Lockdown” in Redcar - 31/03/2020

I was called by a key worker who had just taken their daily exercise before work. When they had got back home the key would not work in the lock. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The lock had broken, I fitted a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys. Full disinfection carried out before and after work.

“Washing Machine Blockage!!” in Redcar - 11/03/2020

I was called by a customer in a bit of a predicament. The washing machine had gone mad on a spin cycle and moved across the utility room door and blocked it. Unfortunately the outer door was locked with the key inside. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the outer door to rescue the washing and move the machine back into position.

“Kids Locked Out” in Redcar - 03/03/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were called by a parent whose teenage kids had come home from school and were unable to get in as the handles on the door were just spinning. The weather was horrible and they had nowhere else to go. The parents were at work miles away. I responded within 25 minutes and gained non destructive entry. The Gearbox had broken, I was able to fit a new one making the door as good as new.

“All keys lost” in Redcar - 22nd February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a homeowner who had lost every single key to their family house. I gained entry to the property and carried out entry to all external and internal doors. This consisted of Euro Cylinders, Mortice Locks and a Garage Lock. I replaced all locks with high security locks and cut extra keys on site. All work carried out in just over 2 hours leaving the house accessible and secure.

Shop Entrance Door Issues in Recar - 31st January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths was called by a local business on the high street. They were having issues locking their main doors. They had been waiting for weeks for someone to turn up and have a look!! I visited the same day and within 30 minutes had repaired and adjusted the doors to ensure they operated and locked smoothly.

Freezing Shop in Redcar - 17th January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a local business with an entrance door that would not shut properly and the staff were freezing. The door was over 30 years old and had never been secured well enough. It had constantly had temporary fixes that would only work for a short period of time. The lock fitted was also insufficient and not compliant with Insurance. I fitted a High Security Mortice Sashlock with new Handles and also adjusted the door. The door now opened and closed properly leaving staff and customers warmer and the premises more secure.

Locked in Shop in Redcar - 3rd January 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called to a local business at 6am. The shop owner had locked the door behind them while they prepared the shop for a busy day, unfortunately the lock failed and they could not get out. As I turned up there was a queue of customers waiting. I quickly gained entry to the shop to the owners relief! I fitted a new High Security lock that complied with Insurance.

New Business in Redcar - 13th December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was contacted by the new owner of a commercial premises. They were opening a new shop and were concerned about security. I carried out a free Security Survey for them. I upgraded all their locks to High Security Locks and carried out work on their fire exits to ensure they complied with Fire Regulations.

Gun Cabinet in Redcar - 30th November 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a homeowner who needed entry to a gun safe to secure his weaponry and ammunition. I gained non destructive entry and fitted new locks to ensure everything was legal and secure again.

Helping hand for landlord in Redcar - 29th October 2019

A landlord contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar as his tenant had vacated the property and posted the only key through the letterbox! I was able to recover the keys to gain entry and carry out a lock change in time for new tenants to move in.

Locked in and heavily pregnant - 19th October 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a lady who found she could not get out of the house. She was in the last week of pregnancy and was very distressed. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The gearbox on the door had failed. As I always carry a high level of stock I was able to fit a new Gearbox leaving her reassured that she could get out when the new arrival decided to make an entrance.

Burgalry in Redcar - 3rd October 2019

A homeowner was a victim of a burglary, they contacted me to repair the damage to their front door. The handles had been ripped off and the lock snapped. I fitted an Anti Snap Lock and new Handles. They asked me to upgrade all their locks and fit an Alarm System to prevent it happening again.

Emergency Exit Solution in Redcar - 20th September 2019

A company required a solution for an emergency exit door which was being forced open from outside. I sourced and fitted a new internal release locking mechanism which fully secured the premises and complied with Fire Regulations.

Dog trapped in house in Redcar - 8th September 2019

I was called by a customer on holiday. The dog walker was locked out of the house and needed to get the dog out urgently. I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry entry and freed the little dog. He was happy to be out and rewarded me with plenty of licks!!

Locked in house in Redcar - 27th August 2019

I was called by a lady who’s door had locked and would not unlock. She was trapped in the house and very anxious. I responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry to let her out. The Gearbox and Lock had failed. I supplied and fitted new parts giving the door a new lease of life.

Cycling Holiday in Redcar - 16th August 2019

A family travelled across the country for a weeks cycling holiday. Upon arriving they realised that they had left the keys for the bike rack at home! In need of an emergency locksmith they give Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar a call. I responded in 30 minutes and in no time at all I had the bikes unlocked and ready to roll.

House Keys Stolen in Redcar... Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar to the Rescue - 3rd August 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar received a call from a lady who was in the process of moving house and had her handbag stolen. All the house keys were in the bag leaving her locked out. I responded quickly and gained entry for her. I then upgraded all her locks to Anti Snap to give her better security in her new home.

All night party Lock Out in Redcar - 27th July 2019

I was called at 5am by a group of friends who were locked out after an all night party on the beach. They were all partied out and just wanted to go to bed! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry for them in minutes.

Hot weather effect in Redcar - 14th July 2019

I received a call for help from a customer late at night who found he could not lock his Patio Doors. This is a common problem caused by the doors becoming misaligned, this can be made worse in hot weather. I responded quickly and carried out a realignment for him enabling the door to lock again.

Locked out of kitchen on Redcar! - 6th July 2019

I was contacted on Saturday evening by a lady who could not get into her kitchen. She had originally contacted another Locksmith who had not turned up. I responded in 25 minutes and quickly gained non destructive entry to the kitchen. I discovered that the latch had failed and was able to fit a new part. The customer was able to prepare the essential food and drinks for a Saturday evening, so was vey happy!

Keys Locked in Car - 29th June 2019

A family had accidentally locked their car with the keys still on the back seat. Unfortunately it was both sets of car keys and all the house keys! It was late in the evening. Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry to the car and recovered the keys much to their relief.

New House Security - 21st June 2019

Lockforce locksmiths Redcar were contacted by the owners of a new build property who wanted to check how secure their house was. I carried out a free Home Security Survey. Following my advice I installed a new Wireless Solar powered Alarm System and upgraded their Locks leaving them feeling secure to enjoy their new house.

High Security Lock Out - 15th June 2019

Lockforce locksmiths Redcar received a call from a customer who had wisely fitted 3 Star High Security Locks to their doors but managed to lose their keys! They had trouble finding a Locksmith that would deal with this situation. I responded immediately. Faced with a very difficult entry I gained entry to the property and did so with no damage to the door. I was able to replace the lock like for like leaving the customer just as secure as before. Happy customer.

Bi Fold Door mechanism fail in Redcar - 5th June 2019

A customer had Bi Fold Doors with a very old locking mechanism fitted, unfortunately it had completely failed. I was able to provide them with a temporary lock. Despite the mechanism been very old I was able to source a new part in the UK, which made the doors as good as new and saved the expense of having to purchase new doors.

Gun cabinet secured - Redcar – May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a customer that had a faulty lock on their gun cabinet and urgently needed to secure the weaponry inside. I supplied and fitted a new lock with key retention for added security.

Locks now compliant for insurance purposes - Redcar - 23 April 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a customer to request a free Home Security Survey. The customer also reported an issue locking their front door. I identified that two of their doors had old locks fitted which were not compliant with the customer’s insurance policy. I fitted new locks and realigned the front door enabling it to lock. Whilst it’s great that old locks may still be working, there is a risk that they may not meet modern day security requirements and could invalidate your insurance policy.

Urgent access provided for dental practice in Redcar – 5 April 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a dental practice who required urgent access to an internal room holding essential equipment. I was able to gain non-destructive access to the room within minutes and a new locking system was fitted to ensure that the problem would not reoccur.

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar to the rescue!

I received a late night call from an elderly lady in her nineties. She was very upset at discovering she was locked out of her house. It was a cold miserable night. I responded in 20 minutes and 5 minutes later had her back in the warm after carrying out a non destructive entry.

Door not locking on Redcar!

I had a call from a lady who could not lock her front when leaving for work, turns out the door had been difficult to lock for some time. I responded in 20 minutes. The door needed a new Gearbox, I carry a high level of stock on my van so I was able to replace it immediately and she was on her way to work in no time!

Locked out in Redcar

A customer had locked their car and house keys in the boot. It was snowing and freezing cold. I responded in 25 minutes and soon gained entry to the vehicle and recovered the keys.

Door not locking on Redcar!

A lady called Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar saying her door would not lock. The door was stiff to operate. I removed and inspected the MPL mechanism and discovered it was a faulty claw box. I was able to repair the box which saved the customer money. While I was there she asked about improved security. I gave her advice on securing her home and she upgraded her locks to Anti Snap/Pick/Drill. Wise move.

"Locked out in Redcar"

I was called to a couple locked out of their house in Redcar. Unfortunately their dog was inside alone and distressed due to fireworks going off. I responded within 30 minutes, gained entry and reunited them with their dog.

"Keys in the boot of the car"

I was called to a lady who had locked her keys in the boot of her car. I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry and recovered the keys for her.

"Locked out of the house"

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were called to a family locked out of their house. It was just getting dark and it was a cold night. I climbed over an 8 foot side gate and gained entry to the rear of the property within 5 minutes. That allowed the family to get into the warm while I worked on their front door. The gearbox had seized so I was able to replace it with a new one. After giving them advice on their home security, I left them safe and warm.

"Broken key in the lock"

Gale force winds causing chaos across Redcar today. Lockforce Locksmiths responded to calls where customers had broken keys in the lock and misaligned or damaged doors due to the wind. I was able to make each customer safe and secure again.

"Locked in a bathroom"

I had an emergency call out this evening to a guest who was locked in a bathroom in a hotel room! I responded quickly and once on site gained a non destructive entry within a minute. I then repaired the lock and door handle to ensure it didn’t happen again. Very happy business and guest!

"Trapped in the bedroom"

Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar had an early morning call today to help a customer trapped in their bedroom. Responded immediatly, gained entry to the house first first and then to the bedroom to free the very relieved and happy customer! 

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01642 921 017

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