We were called by a lady who was having real difficulty locking and unlocking her UPVC patio doors. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The doors had not been fitted properly and were therefore misaligned. We fully realigned the doors and serviced the MPL systems. The doors were now easily useable.
We were called by a gentleman who had realised he was unable to open his bedroom windows for ventilation. He had opened them the day before but having closed them again, they had broken. We arrived and assessed the issue. The handle had seized and was unable to move into the unlocked position. We gained entry to the window and fitted a new locking window handle and ensured the window was operational once again.
We were called by a couple whose safe was locked shut and the batteries had died. They only used the code as the keys had been lost. They desperately needed their passports, which were in the safe, as they were about to leave for a flight. We quickly arrived and gained entry to the safe. We didn’t damage the internal mechanism so we were able to change the batteries and test the code still worked.
We were called by a lady who was trapped inside her property. The handles had snapped on the inside and she was late for an appointment. We quickly arrived and gained entry to the property. We fitted new spring handles and ensured the system was still functional. We secured the property and the lady got to her appointment on time.
I was called by a very distressed man who was unable to lock his door. He had tried to fix it himself by watching a youtube video. Changing a lock isn’t as easy as it seems and can cause some difficulty. After arriving I discovered the gearbox and lock to be broken! I fitted a new gearbox, new anti snap/ pick/ drill lock and got the door to be as good as new! He was secure and finally able to lock his door again.
I was called by a woman who had locked herself out accidentally due to a self locking door. I arrived and quickly gained non destructive entry allowing her to get inside the warm again. Due to the problems and stress self locking door causes she was desperate to get it changed to avoid it happening again in the future. We converted her door set up and now she won’t need to worry about getting locked out again anymore.
I was called by a gentlemen who was unable to secure his garage courtesy door. He wanted it to be secure as his belongings were vulnerable and he was worried. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. His gearbox and lock had broken and he was unable to lock the door. We fitted him a new guaranteed gearbox and higher security lock. We supplied him with 5 keys and fully realigned and serviced his door. He was now able to secure his garage.
No keys for new property in Stockton, TS16 - 02/12/2022
We were called by a couple who’d just moved into their new home. They soon realised the key for the patio doors didn’t work and they had no key at all for their garage main door. We arrived and extracted both the locks without causing any damage to the main system. We fitted them high security locks with better protection to prevent against burglary, each with 5 keys.
Animal welfare emergency in Stockton, TS19 - 26/10/2022
We were called by a man who’d just moved into a house. He didn’t have a key for the property and the neighbours had informed him they could hear a cat from inside the house from the previous owner. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry to the property which allowed everybody access to the house to search for the cat. After an hour of searching the cat was found and safe.
Family lock out in Stockton, TS17 - 26/10/2022
We were called by a lady who was locked out of her house with her children. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. We surveyed the house for another door as we didn’t want to damage her new front door. We gained non destructive entry to her side door which allowed her access to her house. We assessed the problem from inside the house and opened the door. The gearbox had shattered and required a new one. We fitted a new gearbox and serviced the door.
Handles snapped on inside - cannot leave property in Stockton, TS17 - 26/10/2022
I was called by a man who was unable to open his front door due to his handle being snapped and inoperable on the inside. We quickly arrived and opened the door for him. We examined the MPL system and the gearbox behind the door. We fitted new chrome spring handles and lubricated the system.
Key snapped in stable door in Stockton, TS18 - 23/10/2022
We were called by a lady whose key was snapped in her rear stable doors. She had a dog who was unable to be let out to the garden so we quickly arrived. The lock was broken due to the key damaged the core. We extracted the lock and supplied them with a high security anti snap lock. We realigned the door and serviced the MPL system. We supplied them with 5 keys for the lock.
Bathroom windows locked shut in Stockton, TS16 - 25/09/2022
We were called by a couple whose windows was unable to open in their bathroom. We arrived and gained non destructive entry to two windows in their bathroom. The handles had broken and the mechanism was extremely stiff. We fitted new handles and lubricated the mechanism. We tested each window and didn’t leave until they were perfectly and easily operational.
Important document drawer locked shut in Stockton, TS18 - 16/09/2022
We were called by a gentlemen whose draw was locked shut and he’d lost the key. The draw was full of important documents and needed to be accessed for work. We quickly arrived and picked open the drawer. We tested the whole mechanism and fitted him a new lock, supplied with 2 keys. The draw was now operational and able to be opened.
Door unable to close or lock in Stockton, TS17 - 05/09/2022
I was called by a couple who were unable to close or even lock their back door. They barricaded it overnight but didn’t feel safe. We quickly arrived. The door was badly misaligned and the frame had distorted. We realigned the door and adjusted the keeps. The door was fully operational and serviced with the correct lubricant.
Passport locked in safe in Stockton, TS18 - 27/08/2022
I was called by a man who works abroad. His plane was leaving later on and his passport was locked in his safe. The batteries had died and they didn’t have a key. We quickly arrived. We opened the safe without causing any damage and replaced the batteries. We found his passport before safely securing it back up again.
Illegal lock changes on property in Stockton, TS17 - 22/08/2022
We were called by a lady who owns a property in Stockton. When trying to access the property, her keys didn’t work in any locks. She’d then discovered the locks had changed without her permission or acknowledgment. We quickly arrived and gained entry to every door. We fitted lock upgrades to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill and supplied her with 5 keys each lock.
Snapped key, can’t lock door in Stockton, TS20 - 14/07/2022
We were called by a lady who has accidentally snapped her key in her conservatory door. She couldn’t lock it and felt vulnerable. We quickly arrived and extracted the key. It was her only key as she’d lost the others. We fitted her a new high security Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
New house and no keys in Stockton, TS19 - 07/07/2022
We were called by a family who had just moved house. They had just moved in when they realised they hadn’t been given any keys for their back patio doors. We arrived and gained anything to the door. We extracted the lock and supplied and fitted them a new high security lock and supplied them with 5 keys.
Anti-corrosion Door Handle and Letterbox Installation in Stockton, TS19 - 10/06/2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton on Tees was called by a gentleman who required new front door handles and a letterbox. Due to the corrosion caused by the salt air and the weather, it had damaged the handles and they were tired of replacing them every few years. We fitted handles and letter box with the 20 year manufacturer’s guarantee for anti-corrosion.
Stockton on Tees Locksmith installs locks on property housing Ukranian refugees, TS20 - 10/06/2022
Our local Stockton locksmiths were called by a lady who required locks on bedroom doors. She had just taken in Ukrainian refugees and they needed privacy. We arrived and fitted bedroom locks on two bedrooms and one bathroom. We supplied them with 2 keys for each lock.
“Unable to open front door.” in Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 - 08/06/2022
I was called by a family who were unable to open their front door. We arrived and gained non destructive entry. Their gearbox had broken and was beyond repair. We fitted a new gearbox and serviced the door. All with a guarantee for peace of mind.
Can’t lock Patio Doors in Stockton-On-Tees, TS19 - 05/06/2022
I was called by a lady who was unable to lock her patio doors. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The lock had broken and she wasn’t able to turn the key to lock her door. We fitted a new lock upgrade to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill and supplied her with 5 keys.
Replacing 40 year old lock in Stockton-On-Tees, TS17 - 30/05/2022
I was called by a gentleman who’s front door was locked shut. He luckily had a back door but it was inconvenient for him. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry to the door and realised the Mortice Lock was completely broken after being on the door for 40 years! We fitted a new Insurance compliant British Standard BS3621 2007 Mortice Sashlock.
New anti snap locks fitted to rental property in Stockton-On-Tees, TS20 - 27/05/2022
I was called by lady who had rented out a property in Stockton. The residents had left and she wanted to gain full control over her property again. The front door lock was broken and she was unable to lock it. We quickly arrived and fitted new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill locks on all the doors and supplied her with 5 keys for each lock. We adjusted the doors and realigned them, making them more easy to operate and ensuring the locks wouldn’t break again.
Dream Home - Locked Out in Stockton, TS22 - 25/05/2022
We were called by a family who had just bought their dream home. They had only been given keys to the front door. When they turned up to move in the keys would not work. We responded immediately. They had the right keys but the high security lock was broken! We gained non destructive entry and fitted a new Police Approved High Security Lock with a £2000 guarantee. We also serviced all the doors at the property.
Can’t Lock Door in Stockton, TS17 - 20/05/2022
We were called by a retired couple late in the evening. They could not lock their front door and could not leave it unlocked overnight. We responded immediately. The door was misaligned preventing the locking points from fully engaging. We fully realigned the door and serviced the MPL System making it secure and as good as new.
Rental Property Problem in Stockton - 16/05/2022
We were contacted by a house owner whose tenants had locked up left and disposed of the keys. The owner lived abroad. Once the legal permission was given we gained entry to the property and upgraded all the locks to meet current requirements and improve security. Keys were then delivered to new tenants and spare keys dispatched to house owner.
Dog Walker Locked Out in Stockton - 11/05/2022
We were called by a dog walker who could not get into their clients house to take the dogs out. The key wasn’t unlocking the door. We responded immediately. After obtaining permission from the owner we gained non destructive entry. Unfortunately the gearbox had failed. We fitted a new Gearbox with a guarantee, fitted a lock upgrade for improved security with 5 keys and realigned the door to prevent any damage to the new parts. All done by the time the dogs returned from their walk!
Emergency locksmith to the rescue in Stockton - 06-05-22
I was called by a lady who was unable to lock her rear door. She barricaded the door over night in panic and called us the next morning. We arrived quickly. The gearbox had broken and the door needed realigning. We fitted a new gearbox and lubricated the MPL system. Finally, we realigned the door so it was operational and secure again.
Fast locksmith services when locked out without keys in Stockton-on-Tees - 04/05/2022
I was called by lady who’d lost her keys for her front door. She was worried for her security and who might have her key. It was her only key for her house. She phoned us in panic and we arrived immediately. We fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and supplied her with 5 keys to ensure it wouldn’t happen again and she felt safe knowing she was the only one who had the rights to enter her property.
Garage Lock Out in Stockton-on-Tees - 01/05/2022
We were called by a customer who had lost the last garage key! They needed to get in urgently as the utilities were inside. We responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. We then upgraded the lock for improved security.
Back Door won’t lock in Stockton - 27/04/2022
We were called by a family who had let the dog out before they went to bed. Unfortunately when they tried to lock the door it would not lock. They were very anxious and would not sleep safely knowing the door was unlocked. We responded immediately. The gearbox had failed and the door was misaligned. We fitted a new Gearbox with a guarantee and realigned the door enabling them to secure their property and get a good nights sleep!
Garden gate lock security upgrade in Stockton-on-Tees - 25/04/2022
We were contacted by the owner of a new house. They required locks for the Garden Gates to improve the security of their home. We sourced the most suitable locks and fitted them and cut extra keys on site. We also upgraded their house locks to 3 Star High Security and Police Approved with a £2000 guarantee for peace of mind.
Locked out after dog walk in Stockton - 22/04/2022
We were contacted by a lady who had been for a long dog walk and unfortunately dropped her keys somewhere on route leaving her locked out. We responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to get her and her dog back in.
Tenant moved out in Stockton - 19/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmith Stockton were contacted by a property owner who’s tenant had left and did not return the keys. We gained non destructive entry and upgraded all the locks to Anti Snap with 5 keys to allow the owner to prepare the property for new tenants.
Daytime Burglary in Stockton - 10/04/2022
Lockforce Locksmith Stockton were contacted by a family who had unfortunately been the victims of a burglary. The intruders had used a familiar and easy way to gain entry. We responded immediately repaired damage and fitted the highest security locks available with restricted keys and a £2000 guarantee to prevent it ever happening again!
New keys for a new house in Stockton - 05/04/2022
I was called by a lady who’d just moved house. It seemed people were getting in during the moving process and she was worried for her safety. We quickly arrived and upgraded the locks to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill. We supplied her with 5 keys and left her feeling safe knowing she had complete ownership over her new house.
Lost keys for garage in Stockton - 02/04/2022
I was called by a gentleman who had lost his keys for his garage. He had converted it into an office for his work. However since he had lost his keys he couldn’t get in to go to work. We quickly arrived and gained entry. We then fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and supplied with 5 keys. With plenty of keys, he could now feel more secure knowing he always has a spare key to get in.
Keys Stolen in Stockton - 25/03/22
We were called by a homeowner who had been on a night out and unfortunately had their keys taken leaving them locked out. We responded immediately and gain non destructive entry to their property. We then carried out a lock change and upgraded the locks to Ultion 3 Star Police Approved locks with restricted keys. They also have a £2000 guarantee against burglary giving the homeowner the best security and peace of mind.
‘Struggling to open door’ in Stockton - 14/03/2022
I was called by a customer who was having extreme difficulty opening and closing their back doors due to their disability. They struggled to lock and unlock the door due to weakness in their hands. We arrived quickly and repaired the doors, we also realigned them and serviced the Multi Point Locking System’s. This made it much more easy to operate and they could do it with ease.
‘Snapped key in lock’ in Stockton - 08/03/2022
I was called by a lady who had accidentally snapped her key in her lock. We quickly arrived and assessed the lock. The lock had excessive force applied onto it and had seized causing the key to snap. We extracted the lock and fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill lock with 5 keys. We serviced her door and ensured it could be locked and secured easily.
Broken lock and can’t get out in Stockton - 02/03/2022
I was called by a lady who urgently needed to leave her house as she had to go to work. Her lock had broken over time and was locked shut. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry, allowing her to leave her house again. We supplied and fitted a new 5 Lever British Standard Mortice lock with 2 keys and serviced the door.
Locked out the garden in Stockton - 18/02/2022
I was called by a gentleman who was unable to get access to his garden as his back door was locked shut. We responded immediately and arrived. We gained non destructive entry and assessed the problem. We resolved the issue and serviced the door. His back door was now operational.
‘Stolen keys’ in Stockton - 13/02/2022
I was called by a lady who’s keys had been stolen in a car robbery. Her front door keys were missing and her security was at risk. We responded immediately, fitted new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Locks with 5 keys each and serviced the doors. Leaving her safe, secure and more at ease.
Bathroom and bedroom locks in Stockton - 06/02/2022
We were called by a lady who had bought a property and was starting a new care facility. We fitted Thumb Turn Locks with Master keys on all the doors providing security and privacy for all the patients for their duration of their stay.
‘Shed door locked shut’ in Stockton - 03/02/22
I was called by a man who had lost his keys for his shed lock. He desperately wanted to get out to do gardening and his tools were locked in the shed! We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry and fitted a new mortis lock for him with new keys. We left him feeling content knowing he could start his gardening today.
Locked out of Living Room in Stockton - 22/01/22
I was called by a distressed woman who had locked herself out of her living room and kitchen. the same incident had happened before to her child’s bedroom before also. i quickly arrived and inspected the problem. the easiness of accidentally knocking the lock on a locking door knob is worrying and can happy very easily. i swiftly got the door open for her, allowing her access to her downstairs again.
Lock Change Problem in Stockton - 16/01/22
I was called by a very distressed man who was unable to lock his door. He had tried to fix it himself by watching a youtube video. Changing a lock isn’t as easy as it seems and can cause some difficulty. After arriving I discovered the gearbox and lock to be broken! I fitted a new gearbox, new anti snap/pick/ drill lock and got the door to be as good as new! He was secure and finally able to lock his door again.
“No new door needed” in Stockton - 06/01/22
I was called by a customer who had been having issues locking their front door for a few weeks. They said they needed a new door but asked me to have a look to see if anything could be done. I assessed the door and advised them that all the issues could be resolved at a fraction of the price of a new door. I fitted a full new Multi Point Locking System, with a Lock Upgrade for improved security. Also a new set of handles. I realigned the door and finished off with a full clean up. They were over the moon and said the door was working better than when it was fitted.
“New Year Burglary” in Stockton - 01/01/22
I was called on New Years Day by a family that had been burgled during the day. Contrary to popular belief most burglaries occur during the day! They had only been out for 2 hours. The burglar had used a quick and easy method to break the lock and enter the property. They had stolen most of the high value Christmas presents. I repaired the damage and fitted the highest security locks on the market which are Police Approved and have a £2000 guarantee to prevent it happening again.
“Show Home Lock Out” in Stockton - 15/12/21
I was contacted by a site manager at a new build site, the Show Home door was locked and would not unlock! I was able to gain non destructive entry to the door. The Gearbox had broken after excessive force had been applied leaving the door locked. I fitted a new Gearbox leaving the door fully operational and allowing customers to view the show home again.
“New Baby needs Milk” in Stockton - 27/11/21
I was called by a mum who had a 2 week old baby. She had gone to warm the milk for a 5am feed and couldn’t get into the kitchen!! I responded immediately and was there in 20 minutes. The latch on the door had broken. I opened the door to get the all important milk, I then fitted a new latch to prevent it happening again. I returned later in the day to fit new latches to the rest of the internal doors.
Locked in with Kids - 29/11/21
I was called by a lady who was locked in her house with her young family. Both doors would not unlock!! She was distressed and panicking. I reassured her and responded within 25 minutes. I gained non destructive entry to the Front Door and the Rear Door. I fitted the new parts required and serviced both doors to ensure it didn’t happen again. This situation was as a result of not maintaining the doors then ignoring the fact that it was difficult to lock both doors for a considerable period of time.
Wind causes lock out - 28/11/21
I was called by an Estate Agent about to conduct a viewing of a property as they went outside the wind blew the door shut locking them out! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to get them back in for the viewing!
Security for Online Business based in Stockton - 26/11/21
I was called by the owner of an online business, due to the value of their products they required extra security at their premises. I was able to fit high security locks to doors and windows and cut extra keys on site.
Extra security for an elderly gentleman in Stockton - 25/11/21
I was called by a gentleman who had been frightened by someone hanging around his property one night. He wanted some internal door locks to reassure him as he wasn’t sleeping well. I was able to supply and fit internal locks to his doors. He was very grateful and felt much safer.
Keys taken from door in Stockton - 17/11/21
I was called by a customer who had left the keys on the outside of the door by accident. By the time they realised the keys had gone! I responded immediately and extracted the lock and changed it to a more secure Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys to prevent unwanted guests!
"Who let the Dogs out!” in Stockton - 12/11/21
I was called by a customer who’s back door would not unlock leaving them unable to let the dogs out! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the door, once the dogs were out playing in the garden I fitted a new Gearbox and a Lock Upgrade to Anti Snap for improved security. I also realigned the door and serviced the locking system.
Airbnb Access in Stockton - 22/10/21
I was contacted by an Airbnb owner who required a modern secure solution for controlling access to their Holiday rental. I visited and checked the suitability of the door. I supplied and fitted a Smartlock with a Keypad which allowed them to issue codes for access also the ability to lock and unlock the door via an app. The lock also has a key if required. It also gives 5 Star Security for peace of mind.
Convenience Store Burglary in Stockton - 09/10/21
I was called at midnight by a shop owner. They had been raided by a gang on bikes, the door and shutter were badly damaged and they could not secure the premises. I responded immediately. I was able to repair the roller shutter and repaired the main door and fitted new High Security Locks to make it more secure for the future.
Vulnerable Person Locked in Flat in Stockton - 24/09/21
I was called by a concerned family whose relative had not been seen for a week, they could not get into the flat to check. I responded immediately, arriving before the emergency services. I gained entry to the flat. Fortunately the relative was fine and oblivious to the concern for their welfare.
Trapped in Flat in Stockton - 18/9/21
I was called by a lady who was very distressed as she could not unlock her front door to get out. It was the only door and she was about to go to work. I responded immediately and reassured her before i started the process of unlocking the door. I gained non destructive entry. The Gearbox had failed causing the door to stay locked. She had been having difficulty with it for some time. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door leaving it as good as new!
“Caravan Stuck on Site” in Stockton - 03/09/21
I was called by a family on Holiday at a Caravan Site. They had packed up to leave but could not remove the wheel clamp on their Caravan, the lock had broken and the key had snapped in the lock. I responded immediately. I worked to free the lock and removed the clamp to get them on their way home.
“Season Ticket Locked in Safe” in Stockton - 21/8/21
I was called by a customer who was getting ready to go to the midweek Boro match. The batteries in the safe had run out and their Season Book was inside, unfortunately so were the keys to the Safe!! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the safe and recovered the Season Book and the keys! I quickly fitted new batteries and off they went to the match.
“Dogs can’t go in the Garden” in Stockton - 13/8/21
I was called by a customer who’s back door had locked with a “clunk” and the handles were spinning round and could not be unlocked. She had 3 dogs desperate to get out! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the door. The Gearbox was shattered and the door misaligned through heavy use. I fitted a new Gearbox, realigned the door and serviced the locking system leaving the door as good as it had ever been and 3 happy dogs!
“Key works but door won’t unlock” in Stockton 23/7/21
I was called by a lady who had returned from shopping to find that her front door would not open. We responded in 30 minutes. We gained non destructive entry to the door and let her in to get organised while we inspected the door. The Gearbox had broken. We fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to prevent any further issues.
“Front Door won’t Lock” in Stockton - 05/07/21
I was called by a customer who’s front door would not lock, it had been problematic for some time. They were panicking as they were not safe and secure. I responded immediately and found that the system was defective and unrepairable, it was a very old system. I was able to fit a full new modern Multi Point Locking System there and then. I also realigned the door making it as good as new.
“Solution for AirBnb“ in Stockton - 23/6/21
I was contacted by the owner of an who was having issues with access to the property, keys were being lost etc. They wanted to know if there was a better solution improving control of guests. I advised an Ultion Smartlock with a Keypad, they like the sound of it. I fitted it and demonstrated it. They were very happy as guests now do not need a key. It also offers the highest security with a 3 Star Police Approved Lock and 2 Star Handles.
“Local Business not Secure” in Stockton - 19/06/21
I was called by a local business who’s main electronic locking system had failed, they could not get an engineer until the next week. Unfortunately they did not have any keys for the door locks. Due to having a high level of stock I was able to supply and fit new locks immediately in order to secure their business.
“Cat Sitting Drama” in Stockton - 07/06/21
I had a customer who was cat sitting for a week. Unfortunately one morning they managed to lock themselves in the extension but inside the house!! They were very distressed as they suffered from Claustrophobia. I responded in 20 minutes. I had to gain non destructive entry to the property and to the extension door. The latch on the Gearbox had failed so I was able to fit a new Gearbox and realign the door to prevent it happening again.
“Birthday Party” in Stockton - 22/5/21
I was called by a parent who had an 18th birthday party organised for their daughter. The party was due to be held in the garden. Unfortunately they had lost the last key for the main patio doors!! The Gazebo and other deliveries were due! I responded immediately, gained non destructive entry to the door. I then upgraded the locks to Anti Snap, they also asked for the other doors at the property to be upgraded. Party on!
New House in Stockton - 14/5/21
I was contacted by a family who had just moved into a new house. They had been given a small number of keys. Unsure of the whereabouts of the remaining keys they wisely decided to change the locks. I fitted Police Approved 3 Star High Security Locks to all doors. The locks also come with a £2000 guarantee. Peace of mind for a family home.
DIY on Locked Door in Stockton - 02/05/21
I was called by a customer who’s back door had locked and would not unlock. Through help from the internet they had tried a number of ways to rectify it! Unfortunately this had caused more damage and left them no further forward. I gained non destructive to the door. The Gearbox and Lock were damaged beyond repair, the door was also misaligned. I fitted a new Gearbox and a High Security Police Approved Lock. I also realigned the door leaving it as good as new.
Only went to the Car, Stockton - 16/4/21
I was called by a customer who had nipped out of the house in bare feet to quickly grab something from their car. Unfortunately the wind caught the self locking door and it closed after them. They borrowed the neighbours phone and gave me a call. I was there in 20 minutes and speedily gained non destructive entry to get them back in the safe and warm of their home again.
Toddler locked in Stockton - 30/03/21
Lockforce Stockton was contacted by a parent in a state of panic. They had gone to put the Bins out and the door had locked behind them, their 2 year old was left inside on their own! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry within 3 minutes much to the relief of the parent. The toddler was none the wiser for what happened.
School Run Lock Out in Stockton - 22/03/21
I was called by a parent who had gone out on the School run with their young baby in a hurry and had accidentally locked themselves out. By good fortune I had just finished a job 5 minutes away. The weather was horrible. I was able to gain non destructive entry within 5 minutes to get the young family back in safe and warm.
Urgent Lock Change in Stockton on Tees - 19/03/21
I was called by a customer who had been the victim of domestic abuse. They required a lock change urgently and also extra security. I responded immediately and fitted High Security Police approved locks for maximum protection. I also fitted extra bolts and door chains, leaving the customer reassured and secure as they could be.
Unable to Secure House in Stockton - 17/03/21
Lockforce Stockton was called by a lady who was about to leave for work, she found that she could not lock her Front Door. I responded in 30 minutes. The Gearbox had failed after many years of use. I fitted a new Genuine Gearbox with a guarantee. The door was also misaligned which had shortened the life of the Gearbox. I fully realigned the door making it all as good as new.
Urgent Lock Change in Stockton - 15/03/21
Lockforce Stockton was called by a customer who had been the victim of domestic abuse. They required a lock change urgently and also extra security. I responded immediately and fitted High Security Police approved locks for maximum protection. I also fitted extra bolts and door chains, leaving the customer reassured and secure as they could be.
Window Trouble in Stockton - 11/03/21
Lockforce Stockton was called by a customer who had a living room window that would not shut. It was Gale Force winds and heavy rain so not very pleasant! We responded within the hour and identified the problem and fitted new parts. The window was secure from the weather and potential intruders. Another happy customer!
Reclaimed Property in Stockton - 02/03/2021
I was contacted by a Landlord who had finally resolved a long standing situation with his property. I gained entry to the property. Unfortunately the doors and locks were not in a good state of repair. I was able to repair and replace parts on all the doors as well as upgrading the locks to Anti Snap, giving the doors a new lease of life. All work carried out in one visit due to carrying a substantial level of stock for all eventualities.
Locked out of Car - Engine Running in Stockton - 20/02/21
I was called by a footballer who was about to start his journey to a training session. He had started his engine and got out to get his bag and the car system locked. He was worried about been late and getting a club fine! I responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry to his car within a few minutes. He was very grateful and hopefully made it on time!
Bedroom Lock Out in Stockton - 15/02/21
A home owner had lost the keys to 2 bedroom doors. They had searched high and low but could not find them. The doors had Mortice Locks on. They called me early one morning and I responded within an hour. I gained non destructive entry to the rooms ensuring the locks were reusable. I also gave a quote for new locks if the keys could not be found soon.
Thumb Turn Locks for local business in Stockton - 06/02/21
I was contacted by a new small business preparing their new venture for opening. They had been advised that due to regulations exit doors had to have Thumb Turn Locks for easy exit in an emergency. I supplied and fitted Anti Snap Locks to meet requirements. I also adjusted the alignment of the doors to ensure they operated smoothly.
Key stuck in Lock in Stockton - 25/01/21
A customer had locked their door on the way out to work, but the key would not come out. They could not leave their house with a key in the door! I responded in 30 minutes. The lock had broken. I fitted a Lock Upgrade to Anti Snap for improved security against intruders and cut extra keys for them. From call to completion in under an hour.
Fire Door locked in Stockton - 18/01/2021
I was called by a Company who had recently been inspected and had a non compliance for a Fire Door. I attended and gained non destructive entry. The locking system fitted had failed. I supplied and fitted a full new locking system to the door making them fully compliant again.
Keys locked in car in Stockton - 11/01/21
I was called by a customer who had needed to clear the snow and frost from their car to go to work. They started the engine to warm the car through and started to clear the snow. When they tried to get in the car was locked! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry within 3 minutes to get them warm and able to go to work.
Tenants trapped in House in Stockton - 04/01/21
I was called by a Landlord who had tenants that could not get out of the front door. They were panicking and were in need of help. I responded immediately and had the door open in minutes much to their relief. I carried out repairs to the door and fitted a new upgraded lock to prevent it happening again.
Caravan Lock Out in Stockton - 28/12/20
I was called by a family who were spending lockdown in a caravan. They had been for a walk and dropped the keys. It was snowing and freezing cold. I responded within 25 minutes and gained non destructive entry to get them back in warm and safe.
Welfare Emergency in Stockton - 22/12/20
I was contacted by the relatives of an elderly lady. They could not get an answer at the property where she lived alone. I responded immediately and gained entry to find the lady had fallen the night before and had laid on the floor injured all night. I helped the lady until the ambulance arrived.
Santa’s Grotto in Stockton - 16/12/20
I was called by a customer who had snapped the key in the lock. All the Christmas Decorations and Presents were locked inside!! I was able to gain entry much to their relief. The Gearbox had failed so they had forced the key and snapped it. I fitted new Gearbox and Anti Snap Lock and realigned the door. The door was like new again.
Trapped in Rest Room in Stockton - 08/12/20
I was called by a company who had number of staff that had gone for their Tea Break and then could not get back out as the lock had failed! Attempts had been made to unlock the door, eventually they called me. I responded immediately and gained entry to the door in a couple of minutes. So ended a one and a half hour Tea Break!!
Locked in Bedroom in Stockton - 02/12/20
I was called by a lady who had been locked in her bedroom for 3 hours. She had people that she knew trying to help but they eventually realised that were not going to be able to get the door unlocked. I responded in 25 minutes and gained non destructive entry within 2 minutes. She was so relieved and a trip to the toilet was the first thing on her list! I then fitted a new lock as the original lock had failed because it had been fitted incorrectly.
Doors hard to Lock in Stockton - 13/11/20
A customer contacted me to say they were having difficulty lifting the handles to lock their doors. I inspected all their doors, they had become misaligned through use/age. I fully realigned all their doors and they were surprised how easy it was to then lift the handles to lock the doors. The locking system on the doors will now be protected from further damage.
Window Issues in Stockton - 19/10/2020
I was called by a customer who had lost the keys to a number of windows and needed them opening. I picked the locks and opened the windows then fitted new Locking Handles with new keys. I also made minor adjustments to ensure they opened and closed easily.
Garage Break In' in Stockton - 28/09/2020
I was called by a customer who had their Garage broken into. They had expensive bikes and exercise equipment stolen. The main lock was an easy target as it didn’t offer much resistance. I fitted Secure Padbolts to the bottom left and right of the door to deter any future attacks.
Daughter locked in Bathroom in Stockton - 12/09/20
I was called late evening by a family panicking as their young daughter was trapped in an en-suite bathroom. I responded in 20 minutes and had the door open in no time at all much to everyone’s relief. The lock had been playing up for some time. I fitted a new lock to prevent any further drama.
Domestic Security Issue in Stockton - 18/08/20
I was called by a lady who lived alone with her young children. Someone had tried to break in to the house by the back door. Fortunately they were disturbed but had made a mess of the lock and handles. I responded immediately and fitted an Ultion 3 Star Police Approved Lock and a new set of handles to help them feel more secure.
Day Trip to the Beach in Stockton - 28/07/2020
I was called by a family who were getting ready for a trip to the beach. They had lost the Garage keys and could not get to the bikes buckets and spades etc. I responded within 30 minutes.I was able to gain non destructive entry to the Garage and fit a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys. The kids were fascinated watching me work and were very happy I could get in the Garage.
Shop Lock Out in Stockton - 07/07/20
I was called by the owner of a small local business, they were in the process of preparing the shop for reopening when the lock failed on the front door. I gained non destructive entry to the shop. I fitted a new British Standard lock to comply with their insurance and improve their security.
“Engine running keys inside” in Stockton 30/06/2020
I was called by a customer who had started their car and popped back inside the house. Unfortunately the car locked itself! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry within 3 minutes. One very relieved customer!
“Locked Out - Handles Spinning” in Stockton - 11/06/20
I was called by a family who had returned home and tried to unlock the front door, when they tried to push the handle down it just span around. I gained non destructive entry and inspected the locking system. The Gearbox had failed. I fitted a new Gearbox to make the system operational again. The door was misaligned so I carried out a realignment to prevent further damage and to ensure smooth locking/unlocking.
“Garage keys lost” in Stockton - 20/05/20
I was called by a Customer who had lost their only set of garage keys. They desperately needed to get in as the weather was nice and the paddling pool and Barbecue were inside. I gained non destructive entry and fitted a lock upgrade to Anti Snap with 5 keys.
“Welfare Concern” in Stockton - 01/5/20
I was called by a Landlord who was at a property and could not raise the tenant who was inside. I responded immediately. Upon arrival used my viewing tool through the letterbox. I could see the tenant was unconscious on the couch. I gained entry in under a minute and as I am First Aid trained carried out an initial assessment. It turned out that the tenant was a bit worse for wear through drink.
“New Lock for Corona Virus Survivor" in Stockton - 17/04/20
I was asked to attend a property in order to make good the locking system. The elderly resident had collapsed inside and emergency services had to break in. The resident had thankfully recovered in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 but was awaiting release. I was able to fit a new Gearbox and Lock and realigned the door leaving it as good as new. A full cleaning routine was carried out before and after work.
“Essential Retailer Locked Out” in Stockton - 31/03/20
I was called at 5am by a retailer who could not gain access to one of their shops. I was there within 25 minutes and gained entry to the shop. The lock had broken. I fitted a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys. Full disinfection carried out before and after work.
“New House New Lock” in Stockton 11/03/2020
A customer had just moved into a new house and wanted a Home Security Survey. I conducted a survey and gave free advice. I then returned to fit 3 Star High Security Police Approved Locks and added extra security for internal and external doors giving them peace of mind and restored key control to the property.
“Trailer Lock Out” in Stockton - 03/03/2020
Lockforce Stockton was called by a charity who had a trailer that had not been opened for several years. They had no keys and needed to use it again. I gained entry to the trailer via 2 locks. The locks were badly corroded so I fitted 2 new locks with keys to get the trailer up and running again.
“Front Door locked for 3 months“ in Stockton - 22nd February 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was contacted by a customer whose front door had locked and would not open. They had worked around the situation for 3 months and couldn’t put up with it any longer. I gained non destructive entry to the door. After a full inspection of the locking system I found that the Gearbox had failed. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to stop the problem reoccurring.
Can’t get back in the house in Stockton - 31st January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a family who had been out for a meal then returned home to find their door would not unlock. I responded in 25 minutes and gained non destructive entry. The Gearbox had failed causing the lock out. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door making it as good as new!
Lock Snapping Burglary in Stockton - 18th January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a family who had been burgled late in the evening. I responded in 25 minutes. The intruders had entered through the Patio Doors and had snapped the lock. This is a common method of entry that is quick and quiet. I fitted 3 Star Anti Snap Cylinders to the property to prevent it happening again leaving the family reassured and secure after a traumatic experience.
New Year's Eve: Drunk and Freezing in Stockton - 1st January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called at 12:30 on New Year's Eve by a young lady who had lost her keys. I responded in 20 minutes to find her a bit worse for wear and freezing cold! I gained non destructive entry to her property in a couple of minutes to ensure she was back in the warm and more importantly safe.
Locked in and out in Stockton - 13th December 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called by a customer who could not get into his house. His wife and children were locked inside and he was very distressed. I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry and identified that the Gearbox had broken. I was able to fit a new Gearbox immediately and also realigned the door to make it as good as new again.
Attempted Burglary at Salon in Stockton - 30th November 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stokcton was called to a local business where the staff were locked out due to someone damaging the lock in an attempt to break in. I responded quickly and gained entry to the premises. I then fitted an Ultion 3 Star Lock for maximum protection leaving the owner reassured that the premises were more secure.
Keys In The Wrong Hands - 11th November 2019
A local business had a security issue as keys to the premises had ended up in the possession of an unwanted visitor. I fitted new locks to the main door with one key to fit both locks which re-secured their business. They were very grateful to Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton on Tees for our swift locksmith service.
Late night patio problem in Stockton - 29th October 2019
A landlord contacted me 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.
Car lock out - engine running - 3rd October 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called by a customer early in the morning. He was getting ready for work and the car had locked with the keys in the ignition and the engine running! The car was also low on fuel. I responded in 20 minutes. I gained non destructive entry to the vehicle and recovered the keys.
Family trapped in house in Stockton - 20th September 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called by a mother who was locked in her house with her children and her friends children. She was very anxious and upset. I responded in 25 minutes and quickly gained non destructive entry and was met with a loud cheer! Relief all round! I then repaired the locking mechanism to ensure it did not happen again.
Fish and Chips SOS - 7th September 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called by the owner of a Fish and Chip shop. They were locked out and needed to get in urgently as the fryer was still on. I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry to save the chips! I fitted a new Insurance Compliant High Security Lock for improved security as the old lock had failed. Frying tonight!
Stolen Car in Stockton - 28th August 2019
Lockforce Locksmtihs Stockton was called by a customer who had their car stolen. Unfortunately the house and garage keys were in the car. I fitted new Anti Snap Locks to the house and garage giving them peace of mind and an increased level of security.
Petrol station lock out in Stockton - 17th August 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called at 2.30am to a petrol station. A member of staff had gone out to the forecourt and the doors had locked behind them! I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry to the building allowing them to continue with their overnight business.
Urgent Lock Change in Stockton - 3rd August 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton were instructed by a Solicitor to carry out an emergency lock change. His client was in hospital and their property had been used by unwanted guests. I was able to respond quickly as requested. I fitted new 3 Star Ultion Cylinders to give a high level of security. All completed within 1 hour of receiving the call.
Car Keys Locked in the Boot - 25th July 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton on Tees were called by a customer who had accidentally locked their keys in the boot of their car, it was on the work site at the end of a 12 hour shift. I responded in 25 minutes. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the vehicle within 5 minutes and recovered the keys.
Birthday lock out in Stockton on Tees - 14th July 2019
A lady celebrating a landmark birthday with her family returned in the early hours to discover that they could not unlock their door. I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry. I found that the Gearbox had failed and was able to replace it with a new one leaving the door as good as new.
Locked out with a new baby in Stockton-on-Tees - 5th July 2019
A new Dad had come home from hospital to prepare the house for his wife and baby and discovered he couldn’t get in the front door. I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry. I discovered that the Gearbox had failed. I was able to supply and fit a new Gearbox as I carry a high level of stock on my van. I had the door operational in a short time allowing the customer to prepare for the new addition to the family to come home for the first time.
Burglary at Industrial Park - 29th June 2019
I was called to a commercial premises where staff had discovered that they had been burgled. Entry had been gained through 3 doors. I was able to explain the method of entry and fitted 3 Star High Security Locks to prevent it reoccurring.
Landlord Locked Out - 21st June 2019
Following an eviction a Landlord could not get access to his property. The Landlord lived outside the immediate Stockon-on-Tees area. Under his instruction, Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton were able to attend the property, gain access and change the locks. This made the property available for new tenants.
Holiday on Hold - 14th June 2019
Lockforce locksmiths Stockton received a call from a family who were about to go away for the weekend and needed their Trailer out of the Garage. Unfortunately the mechanism had failed and they could not get the door open! I responded in 30 minutes and quickly opened the door. While they were packing up I repaired the mechanism so they were able to lock it back up again. The happy family were able to get away on their holiday.
Missing keys in Stockton Tees - 6th June 2019
I was called to a commercial premises that was about to open as a new Car Showroom. They had large double sliding doors that did not have keys. Entry was required to put new cars in the showroom. Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton on Tees gained entry to the doors and supplied and fitted new locks. They were then able to meet their deadline for “Opening Day”!
Failed lock in Stockton on Tees - 27th May 2019
I was called out to a Horse Riding Stables early this morning. They were about to start a very busy day of riding lessons during half term and could not gain access to the equipment. I responded quickly and discovered that the lock had failed. I gained entry for them much to their relief and fitted a brand new lock.
Keys locked in car - Stockton – May 2019
A customer had locked their keys in the car which contained all their essentials, including the house keys, wallet and medication. Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton responded to the call within twenty-five minutes and gained non-destructive entry to the vehicle within five minutes.
Locks replaced following house move – Stockton - 23 April 2019
On the day of moving into a new house the owners discovered that a number of doors were not locking correctly and they had numerous keys that they could not identify. The owners wisely decided to change all the locks as they did not know who might have had a key. Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton carried out the work and were also able to realign the doors to lock/unlock correctly.
House secured in Stockton-on-Tees following a burglary – 5 April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton-on-Tees were called out to the scene of a burglary. The family were victims of ‘lock snapping’ this is where a particular type of lock cylinder is broken in two by applying pressure. An upgrade was made to ‘high security locks’ with ‘anti snap’ to prevent a similar occurrence. The family were provided with reassurance following an incredibly distressing incident.
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton-on-Tees to the rescue
A customer wanted to feel safer within their property. They wanted a suitable security solution for new internal doors. I supplied and fitted Door Mortice Bolts that satisfied their requirements.
"Lost keys in Stockton on Tees"
A family returning from holiday realised they had lost their keys so called Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton-on-Tees, I responded in 25 minutes to find them still in holiday clothes sat on their suitcases and very cold. I gained non destructive entry within minutes allowing them to get in to the warm!
Emercency lock out in Stockton on Tees
A business customer with a commercial premises required urgent assistance, a water pipe had burst inside the building due to the cold weather and they were locked out. I was able to respond quickly and gain access to let the plumber in to isolate the water supply and minimise the damage.
Improved garage security in Stockton on Tees
A customer wanted a solution for improved security on his garage following a spate of burglaries to neighbouring garages. I advised him accordingly. I fitted a Lock Upgrade for his main door and a Garage Defender for the foot of the door. He now has a high level of protection against intruders.
"Locked out in Stockton on Tees"
I was called out early morning by a lady who had gone out of her back door to the bin. The door had unfortunatly locked shut behind her and she was left in her dressing gown outside in the dark and cold. I arrived in 20 minutes and within 5 minutes I had gained non destructive entry and she was back inside. Very happy customer.
"Theft of keys"
I was called out in the early hours of Sunday morning to a restaurant that needed an urgent lock change due to a theft of keys. I responded in 22 minutes and fitted a new Anti Snap Lock supplied with 5 keys. Very happy customer in Stockton on Tees!
"Car broken into and house keys taken"
I received a call today from a family who'd had their car broken into and house keys taken. I was able to change the locks on their house to make them secure again. I fitted a lock upgrade to all locks. Anti Snap/Pick/Drill locks for improved security. All supplied with 5 keys.
"Locked in my room"
I received an emergency call from a customer today, their elderly mother was locked in a room in the house. I responded within 20 minutes and was able to carry out a non destructive entry in order to free her. I then replaced the lock in order to ensure it wouldn’t happen again. It’s a great feeling when you are able to help people out in their hour of need.
"Snapped key in patio door lock"
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton-On-Tees were called out by a lady who had snapped the key stuck in her patio door lock. Meaning she couldn’t lock it and of course wanted her property to be secure as soon as possible. I was able to remove the lock and replaced it immediatly as the lock she had fitted offered no protection against intruders, so I advised her that I would upgrade her lock giving her peace of mind and improved protection. I identified that her front door lock was the same as the one I had just removed, so I upgraded that also.