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Lockforce Grimsby

Franchise Owner: Ricky Your Local Locksmith

Contact Mobile: 01472 460 386

Contact Mobile: Emergency Mobile 07740 003 187

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Contact Phone: Grimsby@lockforce.co.uk

Welcome to Lockforce Locksmith Grimsby.

If you're a resident of the Grimsby and Surrounding area in need of a professional locksmith, then look no further than us.

We provide a swift, convenient and reasonably priced service that endeavours to cater to all your domestic and commercial lock requirements. 

My name is Ricky and I was brought up in Grimsby from the age of 5 where I lived in Scartho.

I started this locksmiyh business after my time in the Armed Forces where I gained an interest in security.

I run and own the company with my brother Calvin who is also Grimsby born and bred and lives in New Waltham with his dog.

Key Points:

  • DBS Checked
  • CheckaTrade Approved and Reviewed
  • Trading Standards Approved Company
  • Fully Insured (up to value of £10 million), PLC
  • All Work Guranteed 
  • Ex-Armed Forces

Please take a moment to read our reviews left by our fantastic customers

Call Ricky and Calvin today on 01472 460386 

CITB & CSCS Accredited

Our Grimsby Locksmith Services

Endeavouring to reach every customer in 10 - 45 minutes of their emergency call out, I am available around the clock and keen to help you!

I am trained in the latest lock picking and non-destructive techniques to insure no damage is caused to your door.

We are insured to do this up to £5 million giving you reassurance that as locksmiths our service will always be to the highest standard and come with a 12 months warranty. 

Here are just a few of the lock services I can provide...

  • Non-Destructive Entry
  • 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Callout Services
  • Window Locks Replacement and Repairs
  • Lock Repairs and Security Upgrades
  • TS007 High Security Euro Cylinders
  • British Standard Mortice Locks
  • uPVC doors and window locks
  • Information on insurance requirements
  • Antisnap and snapsafe locks
  • Sashjammers & Window Grilles
  • CCTV Devices and Security Equipment
  • Window Boarding service
  • Door bolts, bars and latches.
  • Anti-Drill, Anti-Pick and Anti-Bump Locks
  • Broken Key Extraction
  • Lock Replacement
  • Mobile Locksmiths 
  • Residential Lockouts
  • Commercial Lockouts
  • Master Keys Sets for mutiple users and locks
  • File Cabinet Opening and lock replacement
  • Business Locksmith Solutions 

If you've been locked out of your property and need to get back in quickly, call Ricky And Calvin your local Locksmiths in Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire locksmith today on 01472 460386 and I will get to you as quickly as possible!

Grimsby Security Lock Experts

As criminals get more savvy, so do the locks that repel their entry into our homes. Indeed, as our locks become increasingly more technical, the need for a skilled tradesmen to service them has never been more important. At Lockforce Grimsby, I am highly trained to fit all manner of home protection devices, from anti-snap cylinders to window grilles! To make sure I am always up to date with the latest locks I regularly carry out training to make sure I am always on my A game.  So as an experience locksmith working with numerous types of doors and locks I have gained the skills to allow me to overcome the most difficult of tasks a locksmith under takes causing no damage to your property. As a Customer of other tradesman I have learnt a few courteous procedures when carrying out work in your home of business. I will cause as little disruption as possible and always clean up any mess that I make.   

Security Levels of Euro Cylinder We Supply and Fit in Grimsby

  • Standard Anti Snap These are anti snap, anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-bump locks. This Level is not British Standard. The anti-snap is a single perforated edge of the lock, where upon the lock being snapped the working parts remain intact resulting in an increased difficulty of the cam being turned to open the door.

  • TS007 1 Star - These locks are the same as above but contain a reinforced bar down the lock making lock snapping A lot more difficult. These locks are British Standard

  • TS007 3 Star - 3 Star Locks have the same security measures as the above locks with the added security of an extra Anti-snap line (perforated edge). These locks contain a pin which fires into the cam upon tampering. This can result in the cam being disabled from the side where tampering has taken place. The lock can still be used from the inside allowing the occupants to leave the property. Ultion’s are TS007 3 Star Locks. More information on Ultion locks can be found below.

Locks We Stock

Alas, not all locks were created equal. So when you’re hiring a tradesmen to fit a new bolt or lock onto your property, it’s best to be sure that they’re going to fit a device that will offer you an adequate level of protection from the threat of burglary. At Lockforce your local 24/7 locksmith in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, I only source stock from carefully selected suppliers that have been accredited by the trusted brand through which I trade. One such supplier is Brisant, whose Brisant-BS lock device offers protection against

  • Lock snapping
  • Lock picking
  • Lock bumping 
  • Lock drilling

...and against the underhand drilling of your locks. I also stock the TS007, whose 11-pin structure helps protect you against the efforts of even the most experienced burglar!

Grimsby Lock Fitting & Your Home Insurance

A good lock won’t just protect you from the threat of burglary…it may also ensure that in the event of a break-in, your insurance company will pay out for any valuables that have been damaged or stolen. This is because home insurance agreements will often stipulate that their cover is only valid if a British Standard Lock is fitted onto the property. The British Standard Lock is a lock that has been verified by the British Standards Institution, the body that sets the benchmark for high quality goods and products across the UK. With a British Standard Lock, you can rest assured that you have a highly secure lock fitment protecting your property that likewise keeps you compliant with your insurance policy. 

Grimsby Lock Identification Support

Over the years of being a locksmith, I’ve come to realise that the vast majority of people don’t know what type of locks are actually fitted onto their property. I guess many people have never had the need to inspect these locks until they break…however having a solid understanding of what locks are protecting your home or business can be really useful. So, Ladies and Gentleman of Grimsby - look to your locks!  For not all locks are created equal, and that quick glance at your locks may save you the upset and devastation of a burglary later down the line. To be safe, I’d advise ensuring that you have a British Standard lock fitted to any entry point into your home. You can check whether the lock is BS approved by looking out for the kite mark that’s embossed on each lock fitment.

There are 3 main types of locks fitted to properties in the UK. These are:

Euro Cylinder - Identified by the shape of the lock. These are commonly fitted into MPL’s in both UPVC door and composite doors. But can also be found in some Mortice locks in wooded doors. These are now the most common house hold lock in the UK. Although these all appear the same from the front there are many standards. Standard Euro Cylinder, Anti snap locks, British Standards locks in 3 levels of security TS007 1 star, 2 star and 3 star. Currently a TS007 3 Star is the highest rating of Euro cylinder lock more information on these can be found below in the locks we use section... Euro Cylinders work by the pin being aligned into place by the correct key upon insertion then the cam the part in the middle of the lock will rotate allowing the lock to disengage the locking system in the MPL or mortice lock. There is also a oval cylinder the only difference is the shape is an oval supposed to the common euro cylinder shape. Locksmiths in Swanland stocks all different security levels and sizes to make sure we have the lock you require. 

Mortice locks - These are found in wooden door as from the outside the key hole is the best form of identification. There are two common types of mortice locks a sash lock and a dead lock the main difference being a sash lock retains the door then the lock is not engaged (The bolt is extended) and a handle is used to open the door. A dead lock use solely a bolt which is engaged when the key is turned. Mortice locks are required to be British standard by insurance companies. This standard is normally BS3621 this can be identified by the British standard kite mark on the face plate (Where the bolt and sash come out of the door. Normally a brass or chrome plate) for more information see our Locks and Home insurance section (hyperlink to that section). British standard mortice locks are normally 5 leavers when the key is inserted these align then a curtain within the lock is allowed to spin then the bolt is retracted. Locksmiths in Swanland stock 2.5" and 3" Mortice locks all of which are British Standard. Making sure we can change or fix your lock the same day

Night latch - These are commonly missed call by the common brand a Yale lock. The lock from the exterior is identified commonly by the round lock face (rim cylinder). These locks are used for additional security and multiple occupancy households. These again are most common on wooden doors, they work by when the door is closed the latch catches in the keep attached to the frame. Meaning there is no need to physically turn a key to lock the door. Benefits to this type of lock are they can be open from the inside easily without a key (on non-British standard locks) allow easy exit if multiple people are inside the property. Down side are unless British standard you then need a British standard lock as well on the door for insurance purposes (unless interior doors have additional locks). Also if you shut the door and leave the keys inside you are locked out of your property. The principle of these locks to open is the same as the Euro cylinder where the key moves the pins into alignment but then instead of moving a cam in moves a Shaft the turn the night latch mechanism therefor opening the door. Locksmiths in Swanland stock numerous night latches both British standard and non-British standard to meet the needs of you the customer.

So, Ladies and Gentleman of Grimsby - look to your locks!  For further advise, call Your local Locksmiths in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and surrounding North East Lincolnshire today on 01472 460386

Locks, Keys and Security 

At Lockforce we are a locksmith dedicated to you the customer. We will insure to find the right security devices for you needs. So if you looking for locks, Keys, CCTV and security service, you have come to the right place. Ricky can help keep your building and valuables safe, with tips on how to best secure them and what locks are the best to meet your needs. Whether you are a business or a home owner your security is paramount and here at Lockforce we will insure that is maintained. We carry out lock repair and maintenance to insure your lock remain in the best condition and work when they are required to. Ricky will help you make the choice on what lock solution will work best for you. So whether it’s a front door, back door, patio doors, garden shed or an out building we are here to help. As I have CCTV in my own home I know that the systems we fit and work easily without much need for a technical ability to work the systems or even to view the cameras remotely. As a Locksmiths who deals with numerous crimes I recommend that door security is increased and CCTV is an additional deterrent. Used to catch would be burglars or even other crimes on your property. CCTV image on the right is not the actual position of the cameras as these must not point onto public areas due to data protection. If you believe your home is safe but want extra protection or evidence then talk to us about CCTV our CCTV is all Full HD and can even be viewed before installing. So if you would like to see the quality of our cameras or even to chat about the cameras available give me a call today. My ADVICE is FREE…

Keys and Key Cutting in Grimsby

There are main types of keys which are used to operate a lock. For domestic and commercial building there are either a Leaver lock type or a pin lock type. There are many variations of these keys in sizes and shape. To make them compatible with the lock they are designed for. Here at Lockforce Grimsby we can cut these keys on site in the van. So if you require extra keys with your new lock we can do this for you, while you wait. For Higher security locks we also use Dimple keys for some of our locks this provide I higher level of security. Where the lock usually had more pins making it harder to be picked, bumped or drilled. These keys are made by the supplier but can be cut and delivered usually within 24 hours.

Grimsby Mobile Key Cutting Service

Mobile Key Cutting is a technical business. Now involving the use of advanced machinery, and complicated software to cut the myriad of key designs we use in our day-to-day lock systems, it is imperative to hire a skilled technician. Fortunately, I'm happy to say that I'm highly trained in the latest key cutting techniques, and my investment in the latest lock duplication technology ensures your keys can be cut whenever and indeed wherever you wish.  All keys that I Cut come with a 12 warranty and because I do them on site will be checked to be working correctly so no need to nip back to a shop as the key is not working correctly. As a locksmiths I see numerous lock problems due to ill cut keys damaging the pins or levers making the lock either stiff or bending the internal parts. Call Your Local Expert Locksmith in Grimsby and North Lincolnshire today if you require a new set of keys cut.

For any key replacement or key cutting requirements, call Ricky at Lockforce Locksmith in Grimsby on 01472 460386

UPVC Door Lock Upgrades and Replacements in Grimsby

UPVC door locks usually consist of a MPL (multi-point locking Unit). This is the part where the hooks, bolts or mushrooms move along. The gear box is the part where the MPL is controlled from. The gear box moves the MPL to their locked location upon the handle being lifted also disengaging the MPL when the handle is lowered. The cylinder lock is the part where the key is inserted to lock the gear box resulting in the MPL being stopped from moving once the door is locked. Cylinder locks have different levels of security which are measured from a non-assessed standard. There are three levels of accredited standards. These standards are as follows: TS007 1 Star, TS007 2 star and TS2007 3 Star (1 star is the lowest level and 3 star is the highest standard). UPVC Handles come in all different shapes and sizes specific to the gear box that they are fitted to and the design the customer would like. There are standards of security for the handle which are the same standards as the Cylinder locks.

Speak to Ricky today your expert locksmith in Grimsby on 01472 460386

Get a Fully qualified Expert locksmith in Grimsby

It is very important to work with a fully licensed locksmith in Grimsby whom you can rely on. Picking the right locksmith is important when it comes to security service such as lock installation, lock replacement or key cutting. Lockforce know the importance of working exclusively with expert, qualified locksmith engineers and all our locks are supplied and fitted to BS-3621 on mortice locks with is required by your insurance company. Our Grimsby locksmith services are for domestic and commercial callout. Ricky is a professional using state of the art equipment and is regularly update on the latest training to keep you safe and secure. We cover not only Grimsby but also its surrounding areas, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Coniston, Louth, New Waltham, Scartho, Waltham, Barton upon Humber and Barrow upon Humber. Your local locksmith in Grimsby and Cleethorpes is an emergency 24 hour locksmith with no call centres, we will answer your call day or night and get to you fast as we are a local locksmith company in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. We get to most of our jobs Within 45 minutes allowing you to receive the least amount of disruption so if your locked out of your home day or night call 01472 460386 on Ricky to speak to a local locksmith in Grimsby and Cleethorpes . We stock all sized Euro cylinders for your UPVC doors and Composite doors, allowing us to change your locks the same day. We even have key cutting equipment on board to get you the right number of keys you will require Lockforce locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will guarantee your keys will work first time every time. Our key cutting equipment is state of the art and well maintained to ensure the best cut. As a locksmith who fits locks multiple times a day Lockforce locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes also carry key covers and Fobs so you can easily identify the correct key for the correct door even when it is dark.

Lockforce locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes also offers a keyed alike service where all your doors will work off one key which is a great feature to keep the number of keys you need to a minimum, this service includes house internal, external door locks sheds, padlocks, gate locks, business door locks, even Yale locks all working off the same key. Lockforce locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes give this service with a 1 year guarantee so you know that your locks will function as they should all the time. We also offer locks with a £1000 guarantee so if someone could get past the lock (unlikely) you would receive £1000 from Ultions who make the most secure locks for your door in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. We are serious about security so much so we only fit locks that will meet the requirement of your insurance company. So, should the worse happen your home is insured, so compliment this we offer a home security survey to make sure your home in Grimsby and Cleethorpes is as safe as it should be. Lockforce locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will come to your needs day or night so give Ricky a call and make your home safe again or even safer, his expert knowledge is free so if you would like some advice give me a call, I will happily help you out. 

So if you require a fully qualified expert locksmith in North East Lincolnshire or North Lincolnshire, Call Ricky today on 01472 460386

Ultion Smart Lock

Smart locks are a high tech lock allowing the need for keys to be removed. The Ultion Smart Lock is the best reviewed smart lock currently on the market this lock works with Bluetooth, Alexa, Apple Home, smart things, IFTTT, zigbee and android.  This allows you to with the press of a button or using your voice unlock your door. There is also distance technology that as you approach your home it will automatically unlock the door and re lock the door as you leave home.  You can remotely give people access to the door and remove there access as required. You can text or email the person whom is at your home and allow them to lock and unlock the high security lock as required. As a locksmith who as worked with smart locks for the past few years this is one I actually have on my own home.  Great additions to the security of this lock is the ability to check your door is locked when out. Also even add a key pad so people can enter using a code like that on commercial buildings.  Because this is Ultion it is the best in its class allowing a Key override should the battery’s die (unlikely as it keeps you aware of your battery levels) But as we all know some times we wait to long. The Ultion lock is the High Security WXM TS007 3 star lock with diamond standard. 

Some of the features available are: 

  • Auto lock
  • Twist Assist
  • Hold back Latch
  • Phone proximity unlock / lock

The Ultion smart lock battery’s are designed to last 1.5 year and are 4 simple battery’s to change by the user. Air B&B’s are having these fitted now to allow the guest access remotely and remove there access to the home / hotel as require with the press of a button. So no waiting up on a night for your guest to arrive as you can send them the key at a time to suit your self.

The key point that set this out from the rest for me are:

  • £1000 Guarantee
  • Option for key override
  • Long Battery life
  • Apple compatible
  • Proximity Unlock and Lock
Call our Grimsby locksmiths today on 01472 460386 for more advice and information on the smart locks we fit, request a rapid response callout or to see how I can best help you.

Recent Jobs in Grimsby

Failed Mortice Lock in Grimsby - 19/06/2024

Lockforce Grimsby was called to a rental property in Scartho by the landlord due to a faulty door. The mortice lock's key was just spinning and not operating the lock. Our locksmiths opened the door and replaced the old lock with a new British Standard and fire-standard approved mortice lock, ensuring enhanced security and compliance with safety standards.

Grimsby - Emergency Entry Gain Confidence Check - 13/04/2024

Responding to an emergency call in Grimsby, we were contacted by the son of a resident who was concerned for his mother's welfare as she wasn’t responding. After liaising with the police via the 101 service, we arrived at the scene within 20 minutes and quickly gained entry to the property. This type of emergency work is a priority for us, aiming to alleviate the burden on emergency services and ensure the safety and security of your loved ones.

Factory Fire Exits Compliance (19/03/2024) 

A local factory in Grimsby reached out to us with concerns that their fire exits were not compliant with current safety regulations. We conducted a detailed survey of the existing systems and provided a quotation for the installation of new panic hardware, tailored to meet both the customer’s requirements and regulatory standards. Following approval, we swiftly replaced the outdated hardware with the latest compliant models, enhancing the safety and security of the factory’s employees and assets. Our responsive service ensured that the factory met regulatory standards without any significant downtime.

Commercial thumb turns in Grimsby - 05/03/2024

We were asked to attend to a local business in Grimsby following a fire assessment by the local fire brigade whom requested that all external doors be fitted with thumb turn locks. We assessed all the doors some of which had screw in Adams rite locks and others had euro profile Adams rite locks in aluminium doors. We changed all the locks required with thumb turn locks so keys were not needed to exit the building in an emergency.

Commercial Lock Change in Grimsby - 08/02/2024

We were called to a commercial unit in Grimsby due to a changing of hands. The new business owner wanted all the locks changing and the access control changing so that they knew they were the only people that could gain entry to the building. This was all on the same day, and all Locks came with five keys. 

Swift Lockout Service in Grimsby - 31/10/2023

Lockforce Grimsby's local locksmiths responded with urgency to an emergency lockout situation in Grimsby, where a customer was in dire need to access their home for essential medication. Demonstrating our rapid response commitment, we arrived on-site in less than 20 minutes. Our skilled team had the door skillfully picked open within 30 minutes, ensuring the customer could retrieve their Isoline promptly. Following the successful entry, we replaced the locks, providing new keys as the original set was lost during a walk with the dog in the local area. Our prompt service and attention to detail ensure our customers' peace of mind and uninterrupted access to their homes.

Locked out of Grimsby business - 01/10/2022

Lockforce Grimsby was called at 0710 to a busniess where the owners were locked out and need to be in to start trading. We gained entry to the failed digital door lock and allowed them to get the busniess open this was all done by 0755 we then replaced the faulty lock with a new one and they could even keep the same code.

Lock repairs for fast food restaurant in Grimsby - 22/01/2022

Lockforce Locksmith Grimsby was called to a local fast food chain restaurant following an issue with there locking gate this gate was fitted with an Adams rite lock and euro cylinder. The locked gate had been forced causing damage to the Adams rite. The lock was opened then the Adams rite was replaced with a new lock mechanism, 

New locks for fast food restaurant in Grimsby - October 2021

Lockforce Locksmith Grimsby were called to fast food chain in the town center after a set of keys had been stolen. As a local locksmith in Grimsby, we were able to get there fast and complete the work the same day. We changed all of the external locks and supplied all the keys that where required to keep the company safe and secure. 

Lockforce Locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes Business security.

My self (Ricky) at LockForce Locksmiths in Grimsby, was called to attend a business in Grimsby there the keys to the locks of the business had be stolen in a burglary. The owners of the company requested all the locks to be changed. This call was received at 1700 on a Saturday. I was at the commercial building within 40 minutes of receiving the call. Once I arrived I identified all the locks that needed changing both Euro Cylinders and British Standard Mortise locks. As a regular Locksmith to commercial work I had and have these locks in stock so I could fit them there and then. The owner and me went through the different options of security and the locks where fitted. Also 26 extra keys where cut for 2 of the locks on the main doors. Lockforce Locksmiths in Grimsby stock keys for all the Locks we fit and have mobile Key cutting equipment in our van. This was all carried out within 1 hour of arriving. Lockforce Locksmiths in Grimsby prides its self on leaving no mess and providing the highest level of service causing little or no disruption to your company.

Commercial property in Cleethorpes Solution from Lockforce Locksmiths in Grimsby

I was called to a business in Cleethorpes where the customer could not use the back door to the business. I arrived the same day to get this door open again as the customer had lost the keys and the door was used regularly. The old lock was picked open causing no damage to the door, then the lock was replaced with an Anti-snap Lock. Not only providing the access to the back of the property but also providing extra security to the business. As a Locksmith I believe no UPVC door should have a lock unless it is at least anti snap to provide some protection to the customer’s property or stock. Lockforce Locksmiths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes stocks all sizes of lock for your UPVC door so if you need a new lock then give Ricky a Call today

Locks changed 

We was called to a house in Grimsby where then customer had previously rented out there house and they was looking to move back into this so they wanted the locks changed so they were sure whom had keys. The customer was shown the locks and they chose to have Anti Snap locks that where keyed alike so one key would work on all their doors. This was all done the same day as we carry sets of same key locks as well as keyed to differ locks.  The customer was happy that the locks came with 6 keys so there was no need for extra keys and they only needed one key to carry not a bunch of keys. 

We was called to a home in Immingham

Where the customer could not lock there door correctly. We attended In 25 minutes of the call where we went through the problems with the customer and took the MPL (multi point locking unit) out of the door and showed the customer the problem.  The customer asked for the part to be changed and asked if we could fit some new handles as hers where looking very old. This was all fixed and replaced the same day and the customer was happy that the door was like new and couldn't believe how smooth it was working again.  The customer was also an NHS worker so received our 10% public service discount. 

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Areas Covered

Please find below a list of the areas that Lockforce Grimsby covers.

If you do not find your area listed, please call on 01472 460 386 as I still may be able to help, or may know a more local locksmith.

Locations Covered

Addlethorpe, Anderby Creek, Ashby cun Fenby, Aylesby, Barnoldby le Beck, Barrow upon Humber, Binbrook, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Cleethorpes, Conisholme, Covenham, Donington on Bain, Eskham, Fotherby, Fulstow, Grainthorpe, Great Coats, Grimsby, Healing, Holton le Clay, Humberston, Keddington, Laceby, Legbourne, Lincs, Little Cawthorpe, Ludford magna, Manby, Marsh Chaple, New Waltham, North Coats, North East Lincolnshire, Saltfleet, Sandlands, Scartho, Somercoats, South Humberside, Sutton On Sea, Tathwell, Tetney, Theddlethorpe, Thorganby, Trusthorpe, Waltham, Wold Newton, Woodthorpe, Wragholm, Yarburgh

Postcodes Covered

DN31, DN32, DN33, DN34, DN35, DN36, DN37, DN40, DN41

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