My name is Lee Dray and I am delighted to welcome you to Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing.
This is the only service you need for issues with your locks and a wide range of other security issues.
Fully trained, highly qualified and police DBS checked, I provide locksmith services in Worthing with a 12-month guarantee. I am Checkatrade accredited and reviewed.
I also don’t charge call-out fees ensuring that you get quality service at a fantastic value.
To learn more about my service contact me, Lee on 01903 299 129 and I will be happy to assist you.
Worthing Locksmith Services
Since we’re local, when you choose our Worthing locksmith services, you know we’ll be there fast without delay. Punctuality is guaranteed when you choose our service and I can fix virtually any problem you might have with your locks. That includes Worthing lock repairs and lock replacements as well as 24-hour emergency locksmith needs in Worthing.
I also provide a range of different specialist security services including CCTV installation, alarms, panic hardware, and fire escape hardware. So, whether you need to protect your home or business, I’m the right point of call. I can even provide a free assessment of your current security standards and offer expert advice.
Some of the other services that we provide include:
- Repairs after a burglary
- Entry gaining
- Support with evictions
- Window boarding
You will also be pleased to hear that we only provide the highest quality locks. These are Police Approved and British Standard. We also provide insurance approved locks in a variety of different designs such as:
- Yale locks
- Night latch’s
- Wooden door locks
- uPVC door locks
- Window locks
- Digital door locks
To find out more about our Worthing locksmith services and get advice, contact me, Lee on 01903 299 129 now.
Why Choose Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing?
With so many different businesses on the market you might be curious about why you should choose Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing. Well, we are a fully vetted business with Police DBS Checks and full insurance up to £5million. This means that you have the peace of mind that you deserve and all the details for checks and insurance are available on request.
As well as this, if you choose Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing, every member of the team will arrive in uniform in a branded van and present ID. So, you’ll know exactly who is accessing your property.
When you choose Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing, you’ll be getting nothing short of the best service. With no call out charges, we also strive to ensure you get a solution that provides fantastic value.
We will also keep you updated and ensure that you know when we’re expecting to arrive at your property.
Get in touch now on 01903 299 129 to find out more information about why you should choose Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing and trust our services.
Locked Out in Worthing
Getting locked out of your house or business can be a nightmare and you might need an emergency locksmith when locked out in Worthing. That’s where I come in because with my service I’ll be at your property as quickly as possible after, usually on the same visit your call.
My aim is to ensure you can get the quality solution you need and avoid the stress of getting locked out. One of the ways I ensure this is by using preferred non-destructive techniques. Yes, with the latest training and tech I can access your property without causing any damage most of the time.
Another big benefit is that you don’t need to worry about being put on hold. My solution is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Furthermore, I will ensure that there’s no sign of damage or evidence that I’ve been there at all. I can also provide a replacement lock where necessary, usually on the same visit.
If you need an emergency locksmith in Worthing, don’t wait and don’t delay, contact me, on 01903 299 129 today. I’ll be there in a flash and ready to help you re-enter your property.
Lock Identification Worthing
Want to change your locks but not sure what type of lock it is? Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing can help you identify any lock type over the phone or through picture messaging. Here is a brief guide to the 3 main types of locks you will find on your property….
Euro Cylinder - This lock is very common. They are installed on uPVC and composite doors that have multi-point locks. You will also find them on garage doors, sliding patio doors and sometimes on mortise locks in a wooden door. Euro cylinder come in different variations. Single euro cylinders will be found mainly on garage doors, double cylinders (key/key) on residential doors and thumb turn cylinders on multiple occupancy properties. As well as different variations, they have differing standards. They can be standard or 1,2 or 3 star rated locks. The star ratings can be found on the lock under the key insertion point. These standards will be based on the level of security the lock offers (anti-snap, anti-pick, anti-drill and anti-bump). A 3 star rated TS007 British Standard lock has the highest security rating.
Mortise Locks - These types of locks are commonly found in wooden doors and are usually referred to as Chubb locks. There are 2 main types, a dead lock and a sash lock. A dead lock has a bolt only and a sash lock has a bolt and a latch, with the latch being retracted by using a handle. Mortise locks are most commonly 2,3 or 5 levers. 2 or 3 lever locks are for the use of locking internal doors. On external doors, Lockforce Locksmiths recommend British Standard BS3621 5 lever mortise locks for home insurance requirements. To see if your lock is British Standard, just check on the faceplate on the side of the door. If there is a kite mark (heart shaped log), then it is British Standard .
Night Latch - Most commonly known as Yale locks. These are installed onto wooden doors. Internally, you will have a case fitted onto the door, with a latch engaging into a keep onto the door frame. Externally, you will find a round lock (rim cylinder) and this is where the key is inserted. These locks are additional security on an external door (with a mortise lock) and also used for bedrooms on multiple occupancy homes. Most night latches provide an easy exit, as in the event of an emergency, a key is not required to open the door. There are deadlocking, non-deadlocking and auto deadlocking night latches which offer different security options. Lockforce recommend British Standard night latches on external wooden doors for security and home insurance compliance.
If you need further help identifying your locks, contact Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing today for a professional opinion on 01903 299 129
Worthing Mobile Key Cutting Service
You might think that to get a key cut you need to visit a shop but that’s not the case thanks to our Worthing mobile key cutting service. With this solution, you can get keys cut by professionals at your front door. That’s possible due to the massive range of tech and equipment we have in our van. With our Worthing mobile key cutting service, we’ll also make sure that the key is working before we leave.
Flexible and fast, this solution is available for a minimum order of four keys.
Get in touch now to find out more about our Worthing mobile key cutting solution on 01903 299 129.
Worthing Lock Repair and Lock Replacement
If you have ever had a key snap in the lock you will know the importance and value of a Worthing lock repair and replacement service. I am happy to provide this solution and ensure that a range of different locks can be repaired the right way. I can also offer child safety locks, door locks, digital door locks, and window lock replacements. In fact, if you name the lock you need, I’ll provide it or do my best to source it for you.
All the locks we offer reach the highest standard of quality and will last for years. So, if you need a Worthing lock replacement or repair, we have you covered with our full solution. Don't forget our services come with a 12 month workmanship guarantee too.
To find out more about Worthing lock repairs and replacements, contact Lockforce Locksmiths today on 01903 299 129 to speak to me, Lee.
Locks We Fit
In a uPVC or composite door you will find a Euro cylinder lock. Euro cylinder locks are available in many forms, all offering different security levels to your property. At Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing, we do not supply anything less than an anti snap Euro cylinder. This gives you substantially more protection than the standard Euro cylinder.
We also offer the ultimate in lock security with the Brisant Ultion TS0007 3* BS3621 cylinder lock. This lock has 11 pins in it’s design, rather then the average 5 or 6 pins you will find in basic cylinder locks. If you want the best in security for your property and your family, then this cylinder lock is by far the best option for keeping your home safe and secure. The Ultion locks come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10-year warranty with the lock manufacturer covering you against the functionality of the parts.
If your property is not secured by Police Approved, British Standard Locks, your home could be unsafe. Please watch this short video to learn more about the Ultion lock...
Ultion - Lockforce from The Forces Group on Vimeo.
If you are unsure whether your locks offer adequate protection to your property, contact Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing for a FREE home security survey on 01243 252106 to speak to me, Lee.
UPVC Door and Window Specialist
Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing specialise in uPVC repairs. We can repair and replace any faulty and broken parts on both uPVC doors and windows.
We can repair your 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, giving you the assurance of knowing you are as safe and secure as you should be. Lockforce locksmiths in Worthing are a local company, so we will only fit high security products that will keep you and our local community safe and secure.
We also replace gear box mechanisms and Multi Point Locks. When these become faulty, they are usually diagnosed by the handle just spinning or not moving when the door is unlocked. As a locksmith, we can repair this by causing no damage to the door or lock, allowing us to replace the parts the same day and get your door functioning smoothly as it is meant to be. As an expert locksmith we will not damage your door. This will save you the expense of purchasing a new door, instead of just a new lock or gear box cost. We also repair/replace faulty window mechanisms. If your window will not unlock or the window will just not open or close, we can repair this non-destructively, allowing only for the replacement of the faulty parts.
If you have problems with any uPVC windows or doors, Contact Lee your local security expert at Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing today 24/7 on 01903 299 129 to speak to me, Lee.
New Home Security in Worthing
Are you moving into a new home?
Moving to a new property can be an extremely stressful time for you and your family. It is very important to feel safe and secure, especially as we all like to know who has spare keys for our new home - cleaners, neighbours, friends, family or builders may a spare key! Lockforce locksmiths in Worthing, insurance companies and the police recommend you change all the locks when you move home. This is to ensure no one else can access your property.
Lockforce locksmiths in Worthing can install full lock changes to your home. This can be done the same day and we can even put all the locks onto one key (keyed alike), so no need for large 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 can show you all the lock options and leave the choice up to you. As a local locksmith we like to inform the local community on how to best protect their home and loved ones with as little financial expense as possible.
Have you moved to a new home in Worthing? Would you like to make your home safe against anyone else having keys? Call us today on 01903 299 129 so we can prove this to you.
What is lock snapping? This is a destructive technique a potential intruder may use. This involves a Euro cylinder lock (pictured) being snapped in half inside your external door. This snapping technique requires only average force to the cylinder lock by using common DIY tools (mole grips, pliers etc). Once the lock has snapped, it can be removed from the door and this allows access to the gearbox mechanism which can then be unlocked and access can be gained to your property. Lock snapping can all be done in under ten seconds and requires little skill.
If you have a multi point locking system installed in your external doors, you could be at risk to your locks being snapped. To minimise this risk, you can make your home more safe and secure by installing anti-snap (snap safe) locks. In the picture below, the 2 locks on the left are basic snap locks. The 2 locks on the right 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 of the lock will snap off. This will leave your home protected from this technique of burglary.
If you have any concerns about the standard of your locks, contact Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing today on 01903 299 129
Home Insurance Worthing
Do your locks comply with your home insurance? Have you checked? Have you read the small print?
As a homeowner, you should be aware that most home insurance companies require your locks on external doors to be insurance approved and meet the British Standard (BS3621 TS2007). If your locks in your home do not meet this standard, then it is extremely likely your home insurance will be invalid in the event of a break in, and they will not pay out. Please do not put yourself and your possessions in any unnecessary danger and check your locks today.
If your lock displays the following logo (like a kite mark) then it is a British Standard lock. In the image below, you will see an insurance approved deadlock.
If you are unsure, please contact Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing today to help keep you safe and compliant. We offer you a FREE home security survey to ensure your property meets all the necessary home insurance requirements and we can advise you on any improvements or upgrades needed.
Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing for a FREE home security survey today on 01903 299129
External Security in Worthing
Do you have concerns about the security level of your gates, garages or an external building? Contact Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing and we can assess your current level of security you have in place and we can then make suggestions to improve your security even more.
Lockforce supply and install a large range of security devices. We have garage locks that meet TS007 British Standards. We have door locks for your wooden doors on your outbuildings that meet BS3621:2007. We also have security options for your gates ranging from the latest electronic locks to high security gate bolts and padlocks. Give us a call and we will attend your property to undertake a free security review which will give an assessment of your current security level. We can then give you options to help you feel more safe and secure.
If you require advice on external building or gate, contact Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing on 01903 299129
Lockforce Payment Options
You’ll find Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing payment options cover all your needs and requirements.
Options range from:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- 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 Worthing 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.
Our Recent Jobs in Worthing
Sliding patio door issue in Rustington BN16, 20th May 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing received an online request from a customer using MyBuilder. We responded and had our estimated quote accepted. We attended the job and the request for a new cylinder barrel was not required. We realigned the sliding upvc door and this enabled the locking points to engage smoothly and the door could be locked and secured. The final cost was lower than the quote.
Gate issue in Ferring BN12, 15th May 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the property. The newly installed gate only had a latch lock and they wanted a high security lock installed. We recommended a Perry gate lock which can be locked/unlocked from both sides. So we installed the lock and also 2 bolts on the inside to add padlocks to for when they aren’t at home.
Key cutting required in Barley Grange, BN13 - 10th May 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended a local Taylor Wimpey site to cut keys for new-build flats. 3 blocks of flats with communal front doors required multiple keys cut for these doors. With our mobile key cutting service, we cut 120 new keys on-site and tested every single key to guarantee they all work.
Local Worthing locksmith required for lock-in in BN13 - 1st May 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing were contacted by local property management agents. They explained that a tenant could not unlock their front door. We attended and observed that the uPVC door was not aligned to the frame. We used a door lifting tool, lifted the handle and turned the key to unlock the cylinder. The door opened and we could then gain access to the uPVC flag hinges to realign the door. Problem solved and no new parts required.
Lock issue in Worthing, BN11 - 15th April 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing received a call regarding a upvc door lock problem. The gearbox multi point lock mechanism was broken. With our fully stocked van, we were able to resolve the issue in one visit. We replaced the broken part and made sure their door was realigned to prevent further issues
Local Locksmith required to sliding patio door issue in BN14, Findon - 20th March 2023
The homeowner could not open their rear upvc patio door, so Lockforce Locksmiths attended. We could see the door had slightly dropped so we took the pressure off the lock by using a door lifting tool. We could then unlock the door. We then realigned the door and serviced the runner. Problem solved
Lock upgrades in East Worthing, BN11 - 10th March 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing received a call from a homeowner via MyBuilder that required their external doors to all have insurance approved locks. We undertook a full home security survey and presented the findings/solutions to the owner. They agreed to the recommendations and we ensured all locks were compliant by installing BS3621 British Standard locks to their external wooden doors
Security issues with wooden windows in Arundel, BN18 - 1st March 2023
A landlord wanted to ensure their holiday-let cottage was compliant with their home insurance. Lockforce Locksmiths Littlehampton gave a free home security survey. Their external doors were compliant but their wooden windows had no key locks on them. The landlord accepted the quote. We returned in a few days and installed multiple window push bolt locks to all the wooden windows.
Local locksmith in Littlehampton required for lost key issue in BN16, - 7th February 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Littlehampton attended the flat in the evening. The owner had lost their key outside during the day. To be safe they wanted a lock change. We changed the front door lock with a snap-safe barrel cylinder and gave the lady 5 new keys.
Rear uPVC door not opening in East Preston, BN12 - 27th January 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing identified straight away that the gearbox was faulty. The handles were going up and down but the hooks were not retracting. We used a locksmith spreader tool and popped the door open. We could then remove the multi point locking mechanism from the door. We installed a new gearbox, put the mechanism back in the door and the problem was solved
Lock replacements in Littlehampton, PO16 - 20th January 2023
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing attended the rental home. We were instructed by the letting agency to change the front door lock to a lock with a thumbturn. This allows a keyless exit in the event of an emergency. We also installed a new keysafe on the wall. This allows a spare to be kept safe for when an authorised 3rd party requires access.
Key mislaid for wooden door lock in Ferring BN12 - 7th January 2023
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing responded to the call within an hour. We installed a new brass rim cylinder lock for the nightlatch (Yale lock). The customer then required more keys cut for other locks. With our fully stocked key boards, we were able to cut multiple mortise and euro keys there and then. They were all tested individually and they all worked perfectly.
Lock replacements in Littlehampton, PO16 - 27th December 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing attended the home. We gave a free security survey of their external doors and windows. We replaced all the windows with new white upvc handles. As they were the same brand, one key can now open/lock all windows. We then upgraded their 2 exterior wooden doors with British Standard BS3621 deadlocks. They are now compliant with their home insurance provider.
Lock upgrades in Littlehampton, PO16 - 17th December 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing received a job request via MyBuilder. We gave a successful quote for the works they required. They wanted all the exterior doors to have maximum security. So we installed Ultion 3 star BS3621 euro cylinders to 3 exterior doors. All cylinder locks were keyed-alike (work off same key). All upvc handles were upgraded to 2 star handles also. On the front composite door we also installed a Nuki Smart lock and a keypad. They can now gain access to their home via their smartphone, keypad entry, fobs or the high security key. On their garage, we kept the original lock, but installed side locking bolts to the door. These bolts protrude 70mm into the side frame when the key is turned to secure the door
Faulty lock in Rustington, PO16 - 20th November 2022
A lady in Rustington, Littlehampton contacted Lockforce for advice regarding a lost key. Due to her security concerns, we advised they changed their front door lock. We attended and done the lock change. The homeowner now has total peace of mind they are the sole owner of keys to their front door.
Lock upgrades in Worthing BN11 - 10th November 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing received a job request via MyBuilder. We gave a successful quote for the works required. They wanted all their exterior doors to have maximum security. We installed Ultion 3 star BS3621 euro cylinders to 3 exterior doors. All locks were keyed-alike (1 key unlocks all doors). All the handles were upgraded to 2 star handles also. On the front door we also installed a Nuki Smart lock and a keypad. They can now gain access to their home via their smartphone, keypad entry, fobs or the high security key. On their garage, we kept the original lock, but installed side bolts to the door. These bolts protrude 70mm into the side frame when the key is turned.
Locked out of kitchen in Worthing, BN11 - 7th November 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing received a late evening call from a distressed customer. The key would not disengage the lock in the door to the kitchen. We arrived and assessed the issue. We could see the key was heavily worn. We used professional locksmith keys to open the door, which took about ten minutes. We did not replace the lock as they said they will not lock the door in future.
Worthing locksmith required for door problem in Goring, BN12 - 22nd October 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the HMO (house of multiple occupancy). The tenant could not gain access to their bedroom. They had a key but it would not engage the lock to open, even with lubrication. We had to remove the lock using a professional locksmith tool to gain access. We then installed a new euro cylinder with a thumbturn lock so the tenant has a keyless exit in the event of any emergency.
Worthing locksmith required for locked conservatory door in Ferring, BN12 - 7th October 2022
Lockforce Locksmith Worthing asked the homeowners for their preferred resolution to the locked door. As they wanted the lock changed, we snapped the lock out and installed a new snap-safe euro cylinder lock with 5 keys. They could now open the door and let some fresh air in their hot conservatory.
Worthing locksmith required for lock-in in Worthing town centre, BN11 - 22nd September 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the upvc door issue. The customer explained they had left the door open in the heat all day and now wouldn’t close. We made slight adjustments to all 3 flag hinges and also lubricated all the locking parts. The door now closed and locked smoothly with no new parts required. Problem solved
Worthing local locksmith required for gate lock in BN16, Littlehampton - 3rd September 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the local school. Keys were lost to a set of padlocks. We sourced a new padlock type and made them all working off the same key. We returned the next day and replaced all the padlocks with the new locks for the gates.
Worthing local locksmith required for composite door issue in BN12, East Preston - 30th August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the new build home. The front door lock would not lock from the internal side. We removed the cylinder barrel and could see that it had a twisted cam and a lock replacement was required. We talked through with the customer the options and they decided to lock upgrade with a 3 star BS3621 euro cylinder lock. This now gave them the best security for their door.
Worthing local locksmith required for rear door issue in BN12, East Preston - 9th august 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the bungalow. The sliding patio door was unlocked but would not slide open. With our door lifter tool, we managed to lift the door enough for the locking points to become disengaged and we had the door open. As the door had come off its runner, we levered the door rollers back onto the runner. After a slight realignment and service the door worked fine. No new parts needed.
Worthing Locksmith required for upvc window issue in Goring, BN12 - 7th August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing assessed the window issue. The bathroom window was seized shut. We managed to open the mechanism with a locksmith tool. With the window open, we could see the locking strip was all rusted up. We replaced this rusted part there and then, The window now functioned perfectly.
Worthing locksmith required for lock-in in Worthing town centre, BN11 - 2nd August 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the emergency within 30 minutes of the call. We gained access non-destructively using a professional locksmith tool. The owner explained this has happened a few times so they wisely took my advice and we changed the nightlatch to a non-deadlocking version. This will prevent them from being locked in again.
Worthing locksmith required for new locks in Ferring, BN12 - 24th July 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the house. The new owner wanted all their locks changed to be sure that they are the sole key holders for their property. We changed all the Euro cylinder locks with upgraded British Standard Ultion locks. The rim cylinder was upgraded to a Yale 1 star lock. 2 deadlocks were also upgraded with BS3621 locks. We changed the levers to enable the owner to use both locks off the same key.
Worthing locksmith required for lost key in BN14, Broadwater - July 10th 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the home. The homeowner had only lost one key, so only one lock required changing. We installed a new chrome rim cylinder lock for the yale lock (night latch). We also cut 2 extra keys with our mobile key cutting service
Worthing locksmith required for french doors not locking in BN16, Littlehampton - July 2nd 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the Checkatrade job. The gearbox was faulty. We could tell as the hooks were not fully extended when the handle was lifted up. We removed the hook case gearbox and identifies the faulty lock part. We installed a new gearbox. When we closed the doors, we could see that the root cause of the issue was door misalignment. We adjusted the upvc door hinges and the latch strike. This solved the problem and the door now closed and locked
Worthing locksmith for hotel lock issue in Arundel, BN18 - 26th June 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the hotel in the high street, The owner had reported an issue of hotel guests being locked in in one of the rooms. We assessed the lock and could see that a deadlocking night latch (yale lock) had been installed. We installed the correct non-deadlocking night latch to prevent this from happening again. Whilst there we undertook a full survey of their locks to their rooms and communal areas. Hopefully our recommendations from our free no obligation quote will be accepted.
Worthing locksmith for window safety requirements in BN16, Rustington - 20th June 2022
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Worthing attended the coastal holiday home. They had 2 large windows that open outwards but they had no restrictors on to stop the upvc window from opening fully. We installed 2 cable restrictors that are key lockable. These windows now open outwards only 90mm unless they are unlocked and then they can open fully.
Worthing locksmith for uPVC window problem in Ferring, Worthing, BN12 - 13th June 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the property. The bathroom upvc window mechanism was seized in the locked position. Using a professional locksmith tool, we managed to gain access from the internal side. We removed the window sash and took this to our van and sourced a new gearbox to replace the rusted one. Job completed in one visit and a new window not required, saving the customer money.
Worthing locksmith for gate security issue in Salvington, Worthing, BN13 - 3rd June 2022
Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the property and assessed the new gate. The gate had no lock on it, just a latch. We recommended installing a GateMate which is a high security gate lock which allows the user to lock the door from both sides with a dimple key. The customer agreed and we installed the lock. We also installed a bolt with a stainless steel padlock
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Change security level to alley way gate in Littlehampton - 26th May 2022
Solution - Lockforce assessed the gate first and compiled a quote with various options. The landlord agreed to having a digital lock installed. We installed the lock the next day. As the lock was exposed to the coastal elements, we installed a weather guard shield around it to protect itself from the rain.
Resolve 2 door issues in Sompting - May 14th 2022
Solution - the customer showed us the 2 issues via WhatsApp. Lockforce resolved the lock issue on the side gate quickly by aligning the keep correctly. The side door to the kitchen had an issue also. The door was catching on the top of the frame keep. We adjusted the Anglian upvc top hinge and drew the door inwards. This solved this issue and the door now closed & locked smoothly.
Lady locked out in Salvington - May 8th 2022
Solution - Lockforce Lockforce Worthing attended the emergency lock out within 20 minutes of the call. The customer searched for “Locksmith near me” and called us. Being local meant we managed to get the customer back in their home quickly. We used a professional locksmith tool and no damage caused to their lock
Communal door not opening in Goring - May 4th 2022
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Worthing fortunately had a rear door they could access first. We then opened the main communal door via the thumbturn lock. The strike release was not disengaging when the entry code was entered. We removed the mortise latch and noticed rust was evident. We ordered a new strike release and installed the part the following day.
Keys lost to car roof top box in Angmering - 20th April 2022
Solution - We attended the car owners holiday home. They explained that they left the keys at home so they just require access with no damage to the lock. We used a lock picking tool to disengage the lock. This was successful and the box was unlocked. They could now carry on and enjoy their Easter break,
uPVC window would not open in Angmering, 17th April 2022
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing the home attended and removed the window handle. The spindle on the handle had become disengaged from the gearbox because the spindle had been cut too small. The window could now open, but was still stiff. After lubrication and a new handle and longer spindle, the window could open, close and now also be locked
Locked out of home with key left on inside of lock - Arundel, 8th April 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the emergency. We gained non-destructive entry to their house via the letterbox using a professional locksmith tool. This meant we caused no damage to their lock and we kept costs down to a minimum to keep the customer happy.
Lock changes for new homeowner - 20th March 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended their new home. We changed the 2 locks on their front door. This was a terraced house, so they were happy to keep the lock on their rear door. We changed the Yale night latch and then changed and installed an upgraded deadlock (Chubb) to a British Standard BS3621 lock for extra security.
Supermarket lock faulty in Ferring - 7th March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the commercial building. The screw-in cylinder lock on the foyer door had broken. We installed a keyed alike pair of locks and cut multiple keys for the staff.
Fire door not compliant in Goring - 2nd March 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Portsmouth attended the house of multiple occupancy (HMO). The bedroom door required attention. Firstly, the lock was not compliant, so we changed the euro cylinder lock to a lock with a Thumbturn on the internal side to enable a keyless exit. We also installed an overhead door closer enabling the door to stay closed at all times.
Upvc porch door would not close in Goring - 27th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and could clearly see the door was warped. The door was quite old. The handles were floppy, the hinges were corroded and the mechanism was rusting. We explained to the customer that we could do a temporary job but ultimately a new door would be best. We installed new handles, serviced the mechanisms and then realigned the keeps on the door frame. The door now closed and locked, keeping the customer safe
New homeowners require lock changes in Arundel - 22nd February 2022
Solution - Lockforce arranged to attend the house just after the owners had received their keys. We changed locks on the front and rear upvc doors. We then gave multiple options for improved internal security on the bedroom doors. We will be returning to install these in the near future.
Key snapped in lock in Lancing - 18th February 2022
Solution - Using a key extraction tool, Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing removed the broken key from the euro cylinder lock. The key snapped due to the door being misaligned. We realigned the door by adjusting the hinges. We also cut spare keys with our mobile key cutting service
UPVC handle fallen off the front door in Goring - 15th February 2022
Job - To install new white handles.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing always stock a large range of uPVC handles available in their van. We had the correct size and changed the customers handles. As the customer liked them so much we changed their rear Upvc door handles also.
Access required for French doors - Durrington - 7th February 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Worthing attended the church community hall and could see that the shoot bolts were all seized. The slave door had not been opened for ages. We got the door open and serviced all the parts and they all worked perfectly well again. The community now had perfectly working doors with no new parts required and can allow wheelchairs in a lot easier
Increase security for community hall in West Worthing - 3rd February 2022
Solution - As there were many communal doors and rooms in this large building, Lockforce Locksmiths suggested digital locks as the best solution. This means that the caretaker can lock the doors and let the rooms be available via a code entry system rather than supplying a key. We installed 5 digital locks all with an easy code change option. Problem solved
Customer could not gain access the their safe due to lost keys in Broadwater - 15th January 2022
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths asked for photos of their safe in advance to see if we were able to pick the lock open. As this was a small home safe, we felt confident the lock could be picked open. We attended and had the lock picked within a few minutes. The safe opened up and they could now use their passports!
Increased security for community hall in Durrington - 8th January 2022
Solution - There were many communal doors and rooms in this property, therefore Lockforce Locksmiths suggested digital locks as the best solution. This meant that the caretaker could lock the doors and let the rooms be available via a code rather than a key. We installed 5 digital locks with an easy code function. This meant the codes could be changed without the need to remove the lock. Problem solved
Bedrooms in a student house required door closers in Durrington, BN13 - 04/01/22
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing installed 5 overhead door closers to all bedrooms in a large multiple occupancy house. All door closers had the correct fire rating to comply with fire regulations. The doors now all self close making the property safer in the event of a fire.
Front door jammed shut in BN11 - 19th Dec 2021
Solution - The door was faulty due to an old multi point locking mechanism. Access was gained by using our professional locksmith tools. We replaced the broken mechanism with a retro-fit part that we always have stocked on the van. The door was now closing and locking securely and problem solved in one visit
Key will not unlock the uPVC door in Tarring, BN14 - 4th Dec 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the home. The key turned in the lock but not fully. We could see that this was a latch issue because the locking points were all disengaged. We used a professional locksmith tool to gain access. We could then diagnose the fault as a gearbox failure. We had the part on our fully stocked van so we resolved the issue in one visit.
Lost keys to garage in Ferring - 12th November 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing requested pictures of the garage lock beforehand. This meant we could reassure the customer that we could gain access and potentially replace a new lock like-for-like if required. We attended, gained access non-destructively and the customer found the spare key inside
New homeowner requiring new locks in BN14 - 3rd November 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing done a free security survey. We installed a BS3621 british standard 3 star Euro cylinder lock to to the front door a snap-safe Euro lock to the rear door. We also solved a few issues with uPVC windows that required new hinges and servicing
Commercial premises could not open metal gate. - 14th October 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the retail outlet in West Worthing. As we are a local professional locksmith, we were on-site within 20 minutes of the call. The latch had been forced, therefore it couldn’t retract. We gained access and installed a new nightlatch case with reversed latch. No new keys were required, just a new locking mechanism. Problem solved
French doors would not open in Littlehampton - 5th October 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the new home. The doors would not open even though they were unlocked. We managed to open the doors with excessive force required. We noticed a stone had got lodged in the hook keep and this caused the locking mechanism to get jammed up. After the stone was removed the doors were functioning perfectly.
Snapped key in side communal door - Arundel - 7th September 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the small parade of shops that required access to this door. We removed the snapped mortise key. After further discussions regarding the fire access usage of this door, I recommended a more secure lock and with a keyless exit. They agreed and a new BS3621 deadlock with thumb turn lock was installed.
Wooden door not closing in East Preston - August 18th 2021
Solution- Lockforce Locksmith Worthing attended the flat. The nightlatch was not latching with its keep. We realigned the door hinges first as the top screws were loose. We then slightly moved the latch keep and the problem was solved
Shop owner couldn’t open their front door - July 2nd 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the commercial property in West Worthing. The key wouldn’t turn in the lock to disengage the nightlatch. This meant the snib had deadlocked the lock. We used a locksmith tool via the letterbox and moved the snib upwards. The key then worked in the lock and opened the door
Lost keys to garage door, June 20th 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths gained non-destructive access to the garage using a specialist locksmith tool. We then replaced the cylinder lock and serviced the door mechanism. Problem solved.
Tenant lost key and locked out of flat at midnight in BN11, June 6th 2021
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing provide a 24hr emergency service. We attended the property ASAP and gained non destructive entry with no damage to the lock.
Lost keys to sliding patio door in Broadwater - May 30th 2021
Solution - The door had been locked for 2 years. We couldn’t unscrew the handles due to rust. We extracted the lock using a professional locksmith tool. We opened the door and also gave it a full service and a new lock.
Garage door won’t lock in BN11 West Worthing - 15th May 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the garage. The garage handle worked but the key wouldn’t. The handle had seized up and lubrication made no difference. With our fully stocked van, we installed a new handle and resolved the lock problem.
Sliding patio door won’t lock - BN11, April 27th 2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the home and tested the mechanism. As it wouldn’t lock, we removed lock mechanism from the door and then took the case box apart. The lever had become detached from the slot. We realigned the parts and put it all back together. The door now locks and closes and no new parts were required.
Customer locked out of their flat in Tarring, 20/4/21
Solution - Lockforce asked the customer for some basic details over the phone with reference to their door type. We then knew upon arrival what locksmith tools we would require to save time as the flat was on the 3rd floor. We gained access non-destructively within a few minutes of arrival. Happy customer!
Customer locked out - key in lock on the inside, April 10th 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths regularly attend lock-outs of this nature. Upon arrival, we knew the exact tool required and the owner was back in their home within a minute with a locksmith tool that causes no damage to the lock and door. Customer happy with our rapid response!
Upvc french doors would not lock in Littlehampton, 7th April 2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the home within an hour of the initial call. When the handles were lifted up, the hooks were not moving. We removed the locking strip and could see the gearbox was broken. With our fully stocked van we could replace the faulty part there and then. We also realigned the door as this was the root cause of the faulty mechanism. Problem solved and a happy customer!
New home requiring lock upgrades in Worthing - 29/3/21
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing conducted a FREE home security survey. The front wooden door only had 1 lock. Most home insurance companies request 2 locks on a front wooden door, of which one should be British Standard. We installed an insurance compliant BS3621 deadlock and then changed the rim cylinder on the nightlatch so the homeowner would be the sole owner of the keys to their new home.
Sliding patio door not locking in Angmering BN18 - 20/03/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the issue. The uPVC door was on a conservatory. The locking mechanism was all working fine but the key was clicking when turning. We removed the euro cylinder and it was noticeably faulty. We installed a new antisnap euro cylinder. This solved the problem and also improved their home security
Increase internal security for family member in Ferring - 11/03/2021
Solution - Lockforce attended the residential property. The customer wanted a lock on their bedroom door. We explained the options available and they decided on a mortise sash lock with new handles. As our van is fully stocked we were able to complete the job in one visit. Happy customer!
Lost keys to external doors in Walberton, BN18 - 08/03/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the large house and checked through a box of keys to all the wooden doors. 3 external doors had no keys. We provided a free no obligation quote to gain access and replace all the rebated British Standard sash locks. As the homeowner had issues with key control, we suggested the option to have all the external doors operating off one key. The customer agreed and we changed all the locks and now they have just a small set of keys instead of a box!
Communal door will not close in Ferring - 20/02/2021
Solution- Lockforce Worthing attended the block of flats. The door required some adjustments to the hinges and more tension put into the door closer. The door now closes and the tenants can feel safe and secure again.
Commercial locksmith required to extract broken key in a shop entry door - Littlehampton BN17 - 01/02/2021
Solution - With our commercial mobile locksmith service, we attended the emergency. We extracted the key broken in the lock in the entrance doors. The door would now unlock with the spare key. We replaced the lock due to being rusty and to stop future occurrence. We also cut multiple keys with our key cutting service.
Customer lost keys to garage door lock in Littlehampton BN16 - 20/01/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith in Worthing attended the residential property with our 24hr emergency locksmith service. We managed to unlock the door by picking the barrel. We then installed a British standard high security lock to improve their level of home security.
Communal door not engaging and making it unsafe for residents in Worthing - 20/01/2021
Solution - The electric strike release was getting stuck due to excessive rust on the latch release. Lockforce Locksmiths ordered the uPVC mortise strike release and returned the next day and installed it. Problem solved and residents can now feel safe
Customer locked out in Goring, Worthing - 09/01/2021
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home within 15 minutes of the call with our rapid response service. We gained access non-destructively and the homeowner could get back into their warm home.
Change locks on commercial property - 04/01/2021
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths attended a commercial shop and changed the front and rear door locks. We also cut multiple extra keys on-site with our mobile key cutting service. The locks were changed because the owner wanted extra security whilst in lockdown
Lots of window issues to a rental property in Worthing - 16/12/2020
Job - Attend and gain access windows and fix
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the landlords property. We removed the damaged handles and noticed they all had the same issue - the spindle was too short! This meant the handle was not engaging the mechanism. We replaced all the handles and all the windows just required a service. Plus they now all work off the same key!
Bathroom window would not close and lock in Worthing - 04/12/2020
Job - Install new mechanism.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith Worthing attended the 1st floor flat. Bathroom windows are a common problem for rusty mechanisms. We managed to spray an anti-rust lubricant onto all parts of the mechanism. This slowly freed up the gearbox and rollers. We cleaned out the window keeps of dirt and rust. The window then closed and locked ok, saving the customer the expense of new parts.
Rear Upvc door will not open IN Worthing - 30/11/2020
Job - Gain access and repair lock mechanism.
Solution - The rear door was locked and the key would not turn in the lock. By using 2 airbags, we spread the door and frame apart. We could then see the rollers which were stuck. We managed to move them enough for the door to open. We then assessed the multi point lock and saw the issue was not repairable. We installed a new multi point locking mechanism and keeps. The door now closes and locks perfectly.
Bathroom uPVC window won’t close - 15/11/2020
Job - attend property and assess the issue and fix.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing could tell the mechanism was seized. The handle hardly moved. As with most bathroom windows, the mechanism was full of rust. As the window was small, we removed the window and replaced the gearbox. Once reinstalled we readjusted the keeps and the window now locked.
Lost key to small domestic safe - 10/11/2020
Job - Gain access to safe without damaging lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing could not use the digital code to unlock the safe as the batteries were flat. We removed the front panel and revealed a key lock. The homeowner had lost this key, so we picked the lock open with our picks. The safe then opened and the spare key was inside! We also replaced the dead batteries.
No keys for bin lock - 02/11/2020
Job - Gain access and install new lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the customers new-build home. In the garden the metal bin store had a lock with no key, and a broken handle. We measured the parts and ordered them. The next day we gained access to the bin and then changed the handle and installed a new lock.
New retail outlet requiring locks changed - 29/10/2020
Job - To change all external locks and cut multiple extra keys.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the commercial property. We changed all the external locks with 3 star British Standard Euro cylinder locks. Extra keys were also cut on-site and guaranteed to work as we test them all individually.
New homeowner locked out of home in the dark - 18/10/2020
Job - Provide rapid response with our 24hr emergency service.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the home within 30 minutes of the initial call. We gained non-destructive access straight away with a locksmith tool. We then gave advice to the new homeowner to prevent the lockout happening again.
New homeowner requiring lock upgrades in Angmering - 10/10/2020
Job - Conduct FREE home security survey.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing assessed all locks on exterior doors and windows. On their front wooden door they only had 1 night latch, and we recommended 2 locks for extra security and home insurance compliance. So we installed a British Standard 5 lever deadlock in the door. The rear upvc doors had standard snap euro cylinder locks. We upgraded those locks to anti-snap locks for extra security. Their ground floor windows were secured by standard lever handle. We upgraded all the downstairs windows to lockable handles and all working off the same key. Customer is now safe and secure!
Lock change and key cutting for a house of multiple occupancy - 23/09/2020
Job - Change the lock to correct type and cut 10 keys.
Solution - Lockforce installed an anti snap thumbturn cylinder lock to the main entrance door. This allows a keyless exit for everyone in the event of an emergency. We then cut extra keys on-site with our mobile key cutting service. All keys are guaranteed to work as we test each cut key individually.
Overnight break-in - 18/09/2020
Job - To change all locks and improve current security levels.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing done a full security survey of the property. We upgraded all their cylinder locks from standard snap locks to 3 star British Standard Ultion cylinder locks. These locks were installed on all their exterior doors as well as the garage door lock. We also installed a new lock on the side gate as the existing gate could be opened easily!
Increase security to front door in Worthing - 15/09/2020
Job - Install British Standard deadlock and change nightlatch.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths Worthing attended the home and done a security survey. The front door had 1 lock only on the door and the customer was having issues with this lock. 2 locks are recommended to a wooden front door. So we replaced the faulty night latch and installed a deadlock also.
Sliding patio door not would not open - 04/09/2020
Job - gain access and resolve issue,
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended three home and gained access by lifting the door a little as it was stuck on a keep. We then adjusted the rollers on the door and realigned the keeps a little. All sorted!
Key snapped in lock in Worthing - 29/08/2020
Job - extract key if possible.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing used key extraction tools to try and remove the key. However, the key was wedged in. We had to destructively remove the lock and install a new Euro cylinder lock. We then realigned the door to prevent the same issue reoccurring.
Front wooden stiff to open in Worthing - 23/08/2020
Job - To realign door and make necessary adjustments.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home. The door was not touching the frame, so the alignment was not an issue. The lock was extremely worn. We removed the lock and lubricated it. We also realigned the latch keep. This now made the door close and lock easier for the customer.
Front wooden stiff to open in Worthing - 23/08/2020
Job - To realign door and make necessary adjustments.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home. The door was not touching the frame, so the alignment was not an issue. The lock was extremely worn. We removed the lock and lubricated it. We also realigned the latch keep. This now made the door close and lock easier for the customer.
Key snapped in lock - 19/08/2020
Job - To extract key and gain access to the coffee shop for the colleague in time for opening.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths extracted the key successfully. Luckily another colleague turned up and we used their key. The key did not engage well into the lock. We then cut another key using their original key that was stored in the key box. These cut keys worked perfectly!
New homeowner has no keys for garage door in Goring - 14/08/2020
Job - To replace garage lock with new keys.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing asked the customer in advance for photos of the garage lock. As we had the lock type already in stock, we attended the home straight away and changed the garage lock.
French doors will not lock in Worthing - 05/08/2020
Job - identify lock issue and resolve to make safe for customer.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Worthing removed the euro cylinder lock and showed the customer that the cam was twisted on the lock. We installed a new anti-snap cylinder lock and the problem was all solved. Whilst there we serviced the locking points and realigned the latch keep for free!
Lost keys to summerhouse in Worthing - 30/07/2020
Job - gain access and replace lock.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended and gained access to the high security Ultion lock using dimple picking tools. We then replaced the lock with another Ultion lock and advised the homeowner to register their keys to prevent a recurrence.
Bathroom window will not close - 16/07/2020
Job - replace faulty hinges.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing assessed the risks involved in removing the window. The area was made safe and all correct safety tools and equipment were used. The window was removed carefully. The hinges were replaced and we serviced the locking parts also. The window was then reinstalled with care and the window now closes and locks.
Gate not securing properly - 07/07/2020
Job - To install a new wooden gate with adequate security fixings.
Solution - Lockforce visited the property first and took measurements. We then built the frame and gate on our workshop. A few days later we removed the old rotten gate and installed the new frame and gate. We also put bolts on the door with padlocks for security.
New homeowner requiring all locks to be changed in Worthing - 22/06/2020
Job - To do a free home security survey and feedback to customer.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing assessed all the external doors. The euro cylinder locks were changed and the rear door had an upgraded deadlock installed to a British standard BS3621 deadlock. The homeowner now has full peace of mind knowing they are the sole owners of the keys to their new home.
Improve security to rear gate in Worthing - 20/06/2020
Job - To change existing lock and replace with a higher security lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths removed the existing locking mechanism. We then installed a GateMate lock. With the turning of a dimple key, the bolt slides across into the gate post. We also installed a tower bolt with a padlock. The rear garden is now a lot safer and secure.
Gate fallen off its hinges - 15/06/2020
Job - repair broken gate and install new fixings.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing removed the wooden gate from its damaged hinges. The gate was strengthened with long wood screws and supporting battens attached also. New hinges attached and a new bolt lock was installed for security.
Key snapped in school canteen lock in Goring, BN14 - 07/06/2020
Job - To remove broken key or install new lock.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the school after closing time. We could not extract the key so a new thumbturn lock was installed with extra keys cut and tested on-site.
uPVC door handle spinning around in Goring - 02/06/2020
Job - Customer’s back door won’t lock due to handle not engaging.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing removed the handles and the multi point locking system from the door. The gearbox mechanism was faulty. As the gearbox had a twin spindle operation, we removed the gearbox casing and the broken part. We then readjusted the internal mechanism and the gearbox was functioning correctly again. By repairing the gearbox we saved the customer the expense of a new multi-point lock. Happy customer!
Commercial metal door won’t close in Sompting - 27/05/2020
Job - Latch on the lock would not retract.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the premises. The night latch installed on to the door was at fault. The part was removed and taken apart, but could not be fixed. A new night latch was installed and now the shop is safe and secure!
Commercial property in Worthing could not close their door in Worthing - 19/05/2020
Job - Customer sent Lockforce a video of the issue. It was clear to see the night latch was faulty.
Solution - Lockforce attended the commercial offices and removed the lock to see if it was repairable. As it wasn’t, a lock replacement was required. With our fully stocked van, we installed a new lock on the same visit. Property now safe!
Commercial property requiring multiple keys in Swandean, BN13 - 13/05/2020
Job - A local business contacted Lockforce as they required a Worthing locksmith to cut multiple keys for their employees.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths provide a mobile key cutting service. Not only can we come to you and cut keys on-site, we can also guarantee all our keys work by testing each one! We cut and tested 20 cut keys for their 20 employees.
Lock issue in Worthing, BN11 - 06/05/2020
Job - Lock on a uPVC door would only lock from inside.
Solution- Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the home. We tried the key from both sides of the Euro cylinder lock. The key wouldn’t work from the external side. Servicing the lock made no difference. The lock was replaced with an upgraded antisnap lock to give extra security to the homeowner.
Homeowner requesting advice for increased security in Climping, BN17 - 29/04/2020
Job - After a recent burglary in the neighbourhood, customer wanted advice to improve and upgrade their locks on the front door.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths attended the home. They had a wooden front door with just one lock. Lockforce always recommend at least 2 locks on your front wooden doors. They just had a night latch (Yale Lock) installed. Lockforce recommended a British Standard deadlock on their door to increase their security as well as for home insurance requirements. A BS3621 deadlock was installed into the door and the customer now feels safe and secure!
Key snapped in lock in Worthing - 21/04/2020
Job - Tenants key snapped inside the Euro cylinder lock whilst trying to lift handle and lock it.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing couldn’t remove the broken key. We removed the lock and installed a new anti snap cylinder lock. We then had to realign the French doors to stop this problem occurring again. Doors now closed and locked, keeping the customer safe and secure.
Wind closed the front door whilst homeowner got their food shopping in! BN11 - 16/04/2020
Job - Customer rang Lockforce Locksmiths and explained the emergency. The door was a Upvc door that had closed.
Solution - As an emergency locksmith, the property was attended within 30 minutes of the call. We gained access non-destructively by using a locksmith tool through the letterbox. Happy customer!
Customer’s could not access their home in Worthing, BN14 - 09/04/2020
Job - Customer explained that their key was turning in their lock, but the door wasn’t opening.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths Worthing attended the emergency and assessed the issue. The key wasn’t engaging in the nightlatch (Yale lock) and therefore not unlocking. We gained access non-destructively via the letterbox with a locksmith tool. Once access was gained we repaired the faulty nightlatch by just tightening the screws. Happy customer as no new lock needed!
Customer locked out in Ferring, PO11 - 13/04/2020
Job - Customer’s front door closed behind them due to high winds!
Solution - Lockforce emergency locksmiths in Worthing attended the property. The wooden front door was closed but not locked. Access was gained with no damage by using a locksmithing tool through the letterbox. The latch on the nightlatch (Yale Lock) was disengaged and the door opened! Another happy customer!
Customer could not get their daily exercise in Worthing, BN14 - 06/04/2020
Job - uPVC front door would not open. Key would not turn in lock Solution - Lockforce Worthing attended the home asap with their emergency locksmith service. The door was clearly misaligned. Using locksmith tools, we straightened the door which allowed the door handles to retract the locking points and the key could then unlock the door. The happy customer could now get some fresh air!
Customer lost keys to their outbuilding in BN14 Worthing - 02/04/2020
Job - Customer could not gain access to a newly built wooden garden house. Access required and install new lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith in Worthing gained access by picking the lock, thus causing no damage. We then installed a new 3 lever sash lock. As we provide a mobile key cutting service, extra keys were cut for the customer, so all the family could have a key. Happy family!
Customer couldn’t lock their door in Worthing - 31/03/2020
Job - An elderly customer couldn’t lift their handle on their Upvc door which meant they couldn’t lock it.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the home in Broadwater. It was clear to see the door had dropped, which meant the hinges needed adjusting. After they were adjusted the door handle was a lot lighter to lift and the homeowner could now lock their door. The mechanism was also serviced to give it a new life!
Keys lost to bedroom doors in Worthing - 22/03/2020
Job - Customer would like their locks replaced on their internal bedroom doors.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the property in Goring, 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 to open them all!
Customer running out of electricity in Worthing - 17/03/2020
Job - Customer in Lancing contacted Lockforce to explain they have lost the key to their meter cupboard. They needed access asap as they were unsure of how much gas or electric they had left. We attended immediately and picked the cylinder lock. Access was gained non-destructively. We changed the lock and installed an anti-snap euro cylinder.
Garage door will not open in Worthing - 08/03/2020
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce for advice. We explained that we will need to attend to understand the lock issue as we offer a FREE call-out service.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing 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 door now open, we could see that the cable had become detached. We fixed this and then the problem was solved!
Front door would not open in Worthing - 01/03/2020
Job - Customer explained that the nightlatch had become stuck when the door slammed.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing accessed the property via the side door. The latch was retracted to get the door open using a locksmithing tool. The nightlatch was then removed and the faulty part was repaired. By repairing the lock, we saved the customer an unnecessary expense.
Customer unsure of how to increase security to their front door in Worthing - 20th February 2020
Job - Customer in Broadwater has rebated wooden porch doors and wanted an extra lock.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing explained that we can install a British Standard deadlock to their front door with a rebate kit. We did this and the doors are now a lot safer and secure for the customer.
Landlord requiring locks changed for fire regulation compliance in Worthing - 30th January 2020
Job - Install 4 bedroom locks in House of Multiple Occupancy.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmith in Worthing attended the property in Goring. All the parts were pre-ordered for all the correct locking systems. Lockforce installed a euro sash lock, thumb turn anti snap lock and new handles to each bedroom door. Thumb turn locks were installed to meet fire regulations. This meant the tenants all have keyless exits from their rooms in the event of an emergency/fire.
Bicycle padlocked at West Worthing train station in Worthing - 20th January 2020
Job- Customer lost the padlock key to the lock on their bike and would like their bike back.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing met the customer at the train station where their bike was locked up. To ensure great customer service, I arranged with the customer to return their unlocked bike back to their house to save them waiting in the rain. After 15 minutes the padlock was cut open and the bike was returned to the customer’s home safely!
Overnight car intruder in Patching – 10th January 2020 - Worthing
Job - Customer had their wallet stolen out of the car in their driveway.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing received the emergency call and attended the customers property. A full home security survey was undertaken and the recommendations were presented to the homeowner. They agreed to have all their locks upgraded on all 5 external doors as well as their garage lock changed and upgraded. All the rear exit doors were fitted with an anti-snap lock and were keyed alike (locks work off same key). The customer wanted the front door lock to have the maximum security possible, so an Ultion 3 Star cylinder lock and a Lock-Lock handle was installed. The garage door lock was also replaced with a new anti snap lock. As part of our service, all doors were serviced and aligned for free!
Front door jammed in Worthing - 2nd January 2020
Job - Composite door would not open when pulling handle down.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the property in Findon. The front door was unlocked but the hooks in the multi-point locking system were not disengaging when pulling the handle down. Lockforce used a non-destructive technique to open the door by creating more space within the door frame and releasing the hooks from its ‘keep’. The door could now open. It was then noted the multi point locking system was faulty. Lockforce made the door temporarily safe with an overnight lock. A replacement part was ordered and was installed the next morning. The property is now safe and fully secure.
Customer concerned after recent intrusion in Worthing - 14th December 2019
Job - Security upgrade to front door in Sompting
Solution - The customer informed me of their security concerns due to a recent intrusion in their block of flats. Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing gave a free home security survey to the customer. Various recommendations were made and the customer wisely decided to upgrade their current cylinder lock to an Ultion BS3621 3-star rated lock. This lock type is Police and Insurance Approved. This lock comes with a £1000 guarantee from the manufacturer that an intruder will not gain access through this lock. We also provided bluetooth-powered key rings, so they can locate their Ultion key in seconds from their smartphone if they couldn’t find it
Commercial property requiring security upgrading in Worthing - 5th December 2019
Job- A shop owner in Findon called Lockforce, asking for security recommendations between their shop floor and the warehouse.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the commercial premises. Lockforce recommended a push button digital door locking mechanism on the wooden door separating the shop from the warehouse as the best security solution. Digital locks can be coded, meaning the owner can choose a memorable password for gaining door entry. This also means the staff do not require a key for entry, they just need to push in the correct code and turn the knob handle. Lockforce installed the mechanism and the shop owner now has a safer and secure shop floor!
Front door jammed in Worthing - 29th November 2019
Job - Composite door wouldn’t open when pulling the handle downwards.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the property in Angmering. The front door was unlocked but the hooks and rollers in the multi-point locking system were not disengaging. Lockforce used a non-destructive technique to open the door by creating more space within the door frame and releasing the hooks from their ‘keeps’. The door now opened. I then noticed the multi point locking system was faulty. Lockforce made the door temporarily safe with an overnight locking system. A replacement part was ordered and was installed the next morning. The door is now safe and fully secure for the customer!
Patio door wouldn't work in Worthing - 17th November 2019
Job - Customer contacted Lockforce and explained the patio door lever would not move
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the property. There are 3 areas to look at with a patio door locking issue - the rollers, the latch and the strike. We adjusted the rollers first and this solved the issue straight away!
Key snapped in lock in Worthing - 7th November 2019
Job - Customer called Lockforce asking for advice. The solutions were explained over the phone and the customer realised a professional locksmith would be required.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended the property. Extraction tools did not remove the key, so we had to destructively remove the lock. A new and more secure anti-snap lock was installed in the uPVC rear door. When the door was closed and locked, the door was not engaging smoothly within the doorframe. We realigned the latch keep and this solved the problem!
Commercial property requiring lots of new keys in Worthing - 4th November 2019
Job - Business in East Preston rang Lockforce for multiple keys to be cut for new locks.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing contacted the property. All the codes for the key blanks were ordered in advance of attending. The next day, we attended the property and cut all the keys. All keys were individually tested in the new locks to guarantee they all worked.
Faulty lock in Worthing - 31st October 2019
Job - Customer locked out in Angmering. Key will not work in lock
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing 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. I gained accesss 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. We also cut extra keys with our mobile key cutting service.
Security upgrade to front door in Lancing - 28th October 2019
Job - Customer wanted their security increased and requested professional advice
Solution - The customer informed me of their concerns due to a recent intrusion in their block of flats. Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing gave the customer free home security advice. Various recommendations were made and the customer decided to upgrade from their current factory-fitted cylinder lock to an Ultion BS3621 3-star rated lock. This lock is Police and Insurance Approved. This lock comes with a £1000 5 year guarantee that an intruder will not gain access by snapping this lock. We also provided bluetooth-powered key rings, so they can locate their Ultion key in seconds from their smartphone
Windows not been opened in 5 years - 23rd October 2019
Job - A customer in Findon contacted Lockforce and explained they would like their windows opened.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing attended and released all the locks on the windows via locksmithing methods. All the handles were very old and discoloured. We replaced all 6 handles with nice clean white uPVC handles with key locks. The customer can now enjoy fresh air!
Free home security survey in Littlehampton - 21st October 2019
Job - Customer called Lockforce to assess the standard of their locks.
Solution - Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing have the customer a FREE safety survey. The front door had a basic nightlatch and a 2 lever lock which offered the home owner little security. All their locks on their 3 uPVC doors were snap locks. These locks are very weak and can be snapped, which means an intruder could gain access within 10 seconds! Lockforce Installed a new night latch and a BS3621 5 lever deadlock to the front door. All uPVC doors had their cylinder locks upgraded with anti-snap locks. The customers home was now a lot more safer and secure.
uPVC Rear Door not locking in Broadwater - 14th October 2019
Job - Customer rang Lockforce and said they think they need a new lock.
Solution - Lockforce locksmiths in Worthing attended the property at an agreed time. Firstly, we opened the door and lifted the handle and turned the key in the lock. The door locked fine so we knew the lock was ok. However, with the door closed within the framework, the handle would not lift up fully. Therefore, the issue was the door was not aligned. The hinges and keeps were adjusted and the door now closed smoothly. With this customer being proactive, the expense was low. However, if they had left this issue for longer, they could have caused excessive wear and tear on the locking mechanisms and had a larger bill.
Distressed customer locked out of their new home in Rustington - 10th October 2019
JOB - Customer called Lockforce Locksmiths in Worthing to say they have just moved in to their new home and the front door has closed with the keys inside.
Solution - Lockforce attended the emergency. Non-destructive access was gained through the front door using locksmith entry methods. We then discussed whether they had thought about changing their locks so that they could have total peace of mind that they are the sole owners of the keys to their new home. The new homeowners agreed and all locks on external doors were changed there and then. Extra keys were cut with our mobile key cutting service also, so they could let all their family have their own keys. They are now safe and secure in their home.