My name is Alastair Mcleod and I am your local locksmith based in Redcar and covering surrounding areas.
I am fully trained in the latest key cutting techniques and carry at all tims th most effective equipment, so you can rest assured I will be able to cut your keys and your convenience, whether that be at home, work or on the road. Leaving you with peace of mind, knowing that your replacement keys will work on the first attempt.
Euro cylinder locks come in many forms, all offering differing levels of security. At the very minimum here at Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar, we don't work with anything less than an anti snap Euro cylinder, giving substantially more protection than a standard Euro cylinder. We also offer the ultimate in lock security with the Ultion TS0007 3* lock, yes this costs a little more but if you want the best for your home and families security, then this is by far the best option for securing your home. Ultion locks even come with a £1000 guarantee and a 10-year warranty with the lock manufacturer covering you against the functionality of the parts.
Burglary claims on home insurance rise by over a third when the clocks go back, new research suggests, leaving many homes at risk when daylight saving time comes to an end. Homeowners have been warned to take extra caution ahead of the expected increase in break-ins when the clocks go back.
New data from The Co-op Insurance revealed that burglary claims increase by 34% when the clocks go back. Claims data since 2013 show a consistent spike in the number of households targeted by burglars during the five months of shorter daylight between November and March. Burglaries were more likely to be targeted raids involving forced entry during the winter months, The Co-op found, with criminals acting under the cover of darkness. In the summer, break-ins are more likely to involve deception and be more opportunistic, with summer holiday season more likely to leave homes at risk.
I have had a busy time recently due to the good weather. Did you know this affects the alignment of your doors and can make them difficult to open/close and lock/unlock? If this problem is allowed to continue it can cause irreversible damage to your Gearbox, Euro Cylinder and Multi Point Locking System. The best way to prevent this is to have your door realigned. This will preserve your locking system and save on a potentially expensive bill. If you are having issues with your doors give me a call and I can carry out a realignment for you.
We were called by a lady whose handles had snapped off in her hand while shutting and locking the door. We arrived and removed the broken handle. We fitted new spring handles which help support the system. We also serviced the MPL system and door while we were there.
We were called by a gentleman who had concerns about his safety after he discovered he was unable to lock his rear door. We quickly arrived and assessed the problem. The lock had broken therefore leaving him vulnerable and unable to secure his property. We fitted him a new anti snap lock with 5 keys and also serviced the whole door to prevent it happening again.
We were called by a lady who had accidentally lost the keys to her back door and the door was unlocked. With no key, she was unable to secure her property. We quickly arrived and extracted the lock without damaging the MPL system. We fitted a higher security anti snap/ pick/ drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
We were called by a lady who was just moving out of her home. As she locked up and left the house she dropped the key down the drain outside the property. She still had some belongings to move but she could no longer get inside again to retrieve them. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry to the door. We fitted a new anti snap/ pick/ drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
We received a call from a lady who desperately needed her locks changing on her property for security reasons. We arrived within 10 minutes and changed every lock on the doors. We supplied her with 5 keys for each lock and gave her full ownership of her property again.
We were called my a lady who had just moved into her a new property in Redcar. Before she moved in the property was rented to multiple tenants and she was worried who may have access to her new house. We quickly arrived and put new higher security locks on her doors. She felt more secure knowing she was the only one who had keys to her home.
We were urgently called by a local charity. A lady had had her handbag stolen from inside the shop. The bag contained all her personal belongings including her house and door keys. We gained entry to her property and upgraded the locks to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill and supplied her with 5 keys each lock. We left her feeling secure and safe. She was over the moon as we didn’t charge a penny for the job.
We were called by landlords who required us to check over the locks and doors in the property as the recent tenants had just moved out. They wanted the house to be perfect for the new tenants and wanted new locks so they knew who had access to the keys. We fitted new lock upgrades to Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill and serviced each door.
We were called by a family who had returned home from the shops to discover they had been burgled! The intruders had used a quick easy method to get in! The family were very distressed. We were able to demonstrate how easy access was due to having inferior locks fitted. We then upgraded the locks to 3 Star High Security Police Approved with a £2000 guarantee. Unfortunately family thought they were safe and lived in a quiet area and had no idea of the locks on their doors.
Struggling to close and lock door in Redcar - 07/04/2022
I was called by a gentleman who was having difficulty closing and locking his front door. We arrived and assessed the problem. His door was badly misaligned which resulted in it being difficult to close and lock. We realigned the door and serviced the locking system.The door was easily operational and could be locked without any force or effort.
Lock change for police raided property in Redcar - 03/04/2022
I was called by a lady from down South who had a property in Teesside. She was renting it out but had unfortunately had some issues with her residents. She wanted to regain access to her property again. Since the past residents had changed the lock themselves, she didn’t have any keys. We quickly gained entry. The house had been used to grow illegal substances and the police had previously raided the property. We fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
Medical Centre Lock Emergency in Redcar - 25/03/22
We were called by a Medical Centre who had issues with the lock on a staff entrance door. The door had locked shut and would not unlock. We attended immediately and gained non destructive entry to the door. We then supplied and fitted new Fire Exit Hardware with extra keys cut on site for every member of staff.
‘Lost keys had to stay at a friends’ in Redcar - 19/03/2022
I was called on a Saturday morning by a lady who had lost her keys the night before. She’d luckily stayed on a friends sofa until the next morning when she phoned us. We quickly arrived and gained non destructive entry to the front door. She was worried where her key might’ve gone and who had it. We fitted her a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill lock and supplied her with 5 keys, making her feel more secure she had control over her safety again.
‘Local Bed and Breakfast’ in Redcar - 07/03/2022
I was called by a local bed and breakfast company. Their property had been burgled while empty. Their back door handles and lock had been snapped and the intruder had entered the building. We quickly arrived and assessed the situation. We fitted new handles and an Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock to prevent anything similar happening in the future.
Wrong key for the lock in Redcar - 01/03/2022
I was called by a man who’s lock had broken due to the wrong key being used in it. The lock would no longer turn which means he couldn’t secure his property.We extracted the old lock and serviced the door. We fitted a new lock for him with 3 keys.
Unable to lock front door in Redcar - 20/2/2022
I was called by a lady who was unable to lock her front door overnight. We arrived early morning and assessed the issue. The door was misaligned and the lock had broken. We fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and realigned her door. She now had no issue and was able to feel safe in her home.
‘Key snapped in lock’ in Redcar - 15/02/2022
I was called by a lady who had accidentally snapped her key in the lock. The key wouldn’t turn and the door wouldn’t lock. We arrived and extracted the broken lock. We fitted a new Anti Snap/ Pick/ Drill Lock and supplied her with 5 keys.
Local sports club in Redcar - 05/02/2022
We were contacted by a local sports club who needed new locks and keys to provide to the sports members access to the club. We fitted a better security lock and cut extra keys leaving them protected and ready for the new season ahead.
‘Lost keys to garage doors’ in Redcar - 01/02/22
I was called by a lady who was moving house. In the process of moving she’d lost the garage keys. We quickly arrived, picked the lock open and changed it over to an anti snap/pick/drill lock supplying her with 5 keys to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
New house and new locks in Redcar - 22/01/22
I was called by a man who had just moved house. he had very few keys for each door. It’s very unsettling when you are unsure who has access to your house and locks. When moving house you don’t know. we quickly changed his locks and upgraded them to Anti Snap straight away making sure he was secure and safe knowing he only had the keys to his house.
Lock Out in Redcar - 17/01/22
I was called by a woman who had locked herself out accidentally due to a self locking door. I arrived and quickly gained non destructive entry allowing her to get inside the warm again. Due to the problems and stress self locking door causes she was desperate to get it changed to avoid it happening again in the future. I converted her door set up and now she won’t need to worry about getting locked out again anymore.
“Can't lock Front Door” in Redcar - 06/01/22
I was called late by an elderly lady who was very upset as she couldn’t lock her front door and desperately wanted to be secure over night. I responded immediately. The door had been difficult to lock for a few weeks, the door had become misaligned over time which had eventually caused the gearbox to break through forcing the handles up. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door making it as good as new.
Christmas Day Burglary in Redcar - 25/12/21
I was called on Christmas Day by a chap who had been burgled. They had used a quick and easy way to break the lock then stolen the family car. All in under 2 minutes and without anyone in the house hearing. They family were very distressed. I responded immediately and fitted new Security Handles and 3 Star Police Approved Locks to all doors at the property to prevent it happening again.
Locked out again! in Redcar - 15/12/21
I was called by a customer who had inadvertently been locked out. I had previously helped them when they were locked out 2 years previously. Unfortunately it had happened again! Fortunately I was at another property only 500 metres away!! I gained non destructive entry to get them back in the warmth of their home in super quick time.
Actors and Film Crew in real Drama in Redcar - 23/11/21
I was called by a property owner who had rented their premises to a Film Crew and Actors who were working in the local area. They were locked in the accommodation!!
Carer locked out in Redcar - 08/11/21
I was called by a carer who was looking after an elderly lady. The key had snapped in the lock leaving her locked out. I responded immediately. I quickly gained entry to the property. The key had snapped due to the door been misaligned through heavy use. I fitted a more secure lock with 5 keys, realigned the door and serviced the Multi Point Locking System to prevent any further issues.
Locked out on moving day in Redcar - 22/10/21
I was called by a lady who was moving into a new flat. In her haste she had locked her keys inside also with her phone and purse! Fortunately someone had my number and lent her their phone. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to recover the keys and continue moving in!
Improved Security for Local Charity in Redcar - 09/10/21
I was called by a local animal charity, they required a security solution to protect their premises. They had already had another Locksmith out to quote, unfortunately the quote seemed very expensive and communication was poor. I visited and discussed the requirements, i was then able to source and fit a suitable lock for half the price quoted within 72 hours.
Garage Burglary in Redcar - 24/09/21
I was called by a family who were the victims of a burglary from their garage. The original lock fitted was very weak and easy for the burglars to open. I repaired the damage and then fitted High Security Door Bolts to prevent any further attempts.
Spate of Commercial Break Ins Redcar - 18/9/21
There was a number of break ins overnight at commercial properties. This made a busy day even more hectic. I visited each of the sites, repairing, reinforcing and replacing locks to prevent them been an easy target in the future.
“Sunday Morning Burglary" in Redcar - 05/09/21
I was called by a family who had been burgled. It happened in daylight at 7am. The family had 2 young children and lived in a quiet Cul De Sac. The burglars used a familiar method to gain entry in seconds, it was quick and quiet and they stole a car and the house keys. The family only discovered this when they noticed the Patio Door was unlocked! I responded immediately and repaired the damage and fitted Ultion 3 Star Police Approved Locks for maximum protection. These locks prevent Burglars from been able to unlock doors!
“Attempted Garage Burglary” in Redcar - 21/08/21
I was called by a customer who could not unlock their Garage. Someone had tried to break in and had jammed a metal object in the lock in the process. They urgently needed to get in to the Garage. I responded immediately. I worked carefully to unlock the door and extract the lock without damaging the locking mechanism. I then fitted a more secure lock for peace of mind.
“House Move Issue” in Redcar - 13/8/21
I was called by a customer who had just bought a house, they had moved in that day to find a number of the doors had lock issues. I assessed all the doors, they had a number of problems with the alignment and the Multi Point Locking Systems. They also had old cheap locks that offered very little protection against Burglars. I realigned all the doors, fitted new parts where required and upgraded all the locks to Anti Snap, giving the new owners peace of mind that nobody else had keys to the property.
“Steel Fire Door locked” in Redcar - 23/7/21
I was called by a company who had been told on a Fire Safety Inspection that they needed to address the issue with the Emergency Exit/Fire Door. I gained non destructive entry to the door and fitted new Fire Exit Hardware to ensure that they were compliant.
“Nonagenarian Locked Out” in Redcar - 04/07/21
I was called by a WW2 Veteran in his Nineties who had popped to the shop on a Sunday afternoon and returned home to find he could not unlock his door. I responded in 20 minutes and found that he just not inserted the key correctly. I unlocked the door and checked it for him. I did not charge any money and he was surprised and very grateful.
“Dog locked in House” in Redcar - 24/6/21
I was called by a Dog Sitting Company, they had turned up to begin a weeks dog sitting to find they could not get in with the key! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. Unfortunately the Gearbox had failed which had caused the lock out. I fitted a new Gearbox and serviced and realigned the door leaving it as good as new.
“Staff locked in COVID Testing Building” in Redcar - 19/06/21
I was called by a Care Home, the staff could not get out of the building as the lock had failed. It was a very hot day as well. I responded within 25 minutes and gained entry to the door within a couple of minutes much to their relief! I then fitted a new Gearbox and Lock and realigned the door making it as good as new.
“House Sale Key Issue” in Redcar - 07/06/21
I was called by an Estate Agent who had a house sale completing that day, unfortunately the keys had been misplaced. The buyer was relocating from down south and were on their way. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. I then changed all the locks in good time allowing the sale to go ahead.
“Holiday Letting Lock Out” in Redcar - 22/1/21
I was called by the owner of a holiday cottage. His first customer since been able to open following Covid had returned from a day trip to find themselves locked out!! I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The lock was in a poor state. I fitted a new British Standard High Security Lock, a new Key Safe and cut extra keys on site. This gave the owner peace of mind that it would not happen again.
Issues with UPVC Doors in Redcar - 14/5/21
I was called by an elderly lady who was having difficulty locking/unlocking the external doors at her property, she also had arthritis in her hands which meant she had very little strength. I tested and Inspected each door. I identified a number of common issues. I rectified the issues and serviced the doors. The doors were then very easy to operate. She was over the moon!
Unsettled by a Prowler - 02/05/21
I was called by a customer who’s girlfriend had witnessed a prowler in their back garden. She was very shook up and wanted the security improving. I fitted High Security Police Approved Locks and also fitted a more secure lock to the back gate. I also gave advice on Home Security. This gave her some reassurance and allowed her to be able to sleep at night.
Dog locked out - Owner Locked In, Redcar 16/04/21
I was called by a customer whose front door was broken and they couldn’t unlock it. They had been using the rear door in the meantime but let the dog out into the back garden and then couldn’t open the back door. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the door. Unfortunately the gearbox had shattered, so I fitted a new gearbox and realigned the door. I then did the same to the front door, leaving them with two operational doors - problem solved successfully.
Keep your property secure in Redcar - 30/03/21
Lockforce Locksmiths Stockton was called by an customer who had been the victim of abuse. They needed an urgent lock change/upgrade. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation, I responded and parked a couple of streets away, changed into clothes to look like a delivery driver. I then put everything for the job in a cardboard box and walked round and discreetly carried out the lock change to give the customer improved security and peace of mind.
Locked out after Bike Ride in Redcar - 18/03/21
I was called by a guy who had just returned from a long bike ride to discover that he could not unlock his door with the key. I responded immediately. I gained non destructive entry to the door. I inspected the locking system and found that the Gearbox had shattered internally, the door was also misaligned. When the door is misaligned it makes it harder to lift the handles to lock the door. This puts extra pressure on the locking system and eventually leads to it breaking down. Due to the fact that I carry a high level of stock I was able to fit a new Gearbox and fully realign the door making it as good as new.
Keys to Safe lost in Redcar - 01/03/2021
I was contacted by a carer who was looking after an elderly couple. They had misplaced the keys to the Safe and the batteries had also run out! They needed access urgently. I responded immediately. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the Safe and fit new batteries much to their relief!
New House, New Locks in Redcar - 15/02/21
I was contacted by a family who had just moved into a new house. They had wisely decided to change all the locks as they did not know who might have had keys. Also the locks fitted did not offer much protection and were not Insurance Compliant. I was able to supply and fit Insurance Approved Locks with upgraded security for peace of mind.
Essentials locked in Porch in Redcar - 06/02/21
I was called by a customer who had managed to lock both the Front Door and the Inner Porch Door and then the Inner Door would not unlock. Essential Bags and Car Keys were locked in. I gained non destructive entry to the Inner Door. Unfortunately the Gearbox had shattered. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to make it as good as new. All done whilst adhering to Government COVID-19 Regulations to keep everyone safe.
Home Security Survey in Redcar - 18/01/2021
I carried out a home security survey for a family who had recently moved into a new house. This is a free service. I gave them recommendations for the best way to make their property more secure. They were unaware of easy methods entry could be gained and also Insurance Policy requirements. They wisely upgraded all their locks giving them peace of mind.
Garage Lock Out in Redcar - 04/01/2021
A young couple had lost their Garage Keys. Unfortunately all the Christmas Lights and Utilities were inaccessible. Despite searching high and low they could not find the keys. I gained non destructive entry to the Garage and fitted a new Lock with a new set of keys.
Handles Spinning in Redcar - 28/12/20
I was called by a family who had come home to find the door unlocking but the handles just spinning. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The Gearbox had broken. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door. They also had their locks upgraded to Police Approved 3 Star Cylinders for ultimate security and peace of mind.
Struggling to Lock Door in Redcar - 16/12/20
I was called by an elderly lady who was having difficulty lifting the handles to lock the door. She did not have the strength to do it. The door was misaligned and the Locking System required attention. I realigned the door, lubricated the system and fitted handles with springs in. This made it so much easier for her and she was over the moon.
“Locked In” Redcar - 02/12/20
I was called by a lady who was very distressed as she could not unlock her door and was trapped in her Flat. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The Locking mechanism was 25 years old and had been difficult to lock for some time. What made it worse was the lady had rheumatoid arthritis and had very little strength in her hands. I fitted a full new Multi Point Locking System and a more secure lock. This meant she could easily lock and unlock her door with very little effort. She was in tears as she was so happy with the ease of the new system.
Locked out of Flat in Redcar - 18/11/2020
I was called by a customer who was locked out of their flat. The weather was atrocious and they were stuck outside. They had phoned an 0800 number but were told they would have to wait 3 hours and the quote was very expensive. I was able to respond within 25 minutes and had them back in the warm in a couple of minutes for a fraction of the cost.
Burglary - Lock Snapped in Redcar - 19/10/2020
I was called out in the early hours of the morning to a burglary. They had snapped the lock to get in! This is a quick and effective way to get into a house. I carried out some minor repairs and fitted Anti Snap Locks to all the doors at the property to provide some reassurance at a very distressing time.
Handles Spinning in Redcar - 28/09/2020
I was called by a family who could not get back in to their house l, they said the handles were just spinning. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to their house. The Gearbox behind the handles had failed. I supplied and fitted a new Gearbox on site and realigned the door to prevent it happening again.
Late night Shopping Lock Out in Redcar - 12/09/20
I was called by a customer who had returned from shopping late to find that they could not open their front door. I gained non destructive entry to find that the Gearbox had failed. I fitted a new Gearbox and realigned the door to make it as good as new.
Caravan Holiday Lock Out in Redcar - 18/08/20
I was called by a family on holiday. They had lost the keys to the Caravan door on the beach! I was able to gain non destructive entry and recover the spare key from inside for them.
Safe Lock Out in Redcar - 28/07/2020
I was called by a lady who could not get into her Safe. There was no key and the batteries had run out. I gained non destructive entry to the safe then fitted new batteries and set up a new code for her.
Trapped in the Bedroom in Redcar - 07/07/20
I was called at 2 in the morning by a couple who could not get out of their bedroom!. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry to the property. I then was able to gain entry to the bedroom door. I repaired the bedroom door Latch and Handle to ensure it did not happen again.
“Beach Trip Car Lock Out” in Redcar - 28/06/2020
I was called by a group of teenagers who had headed to the beach for the day in the hot weather. When they got back to their cars late evening they realised one had locked the keys inside the car. I responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry and recovered the keys.
“Covid 19 survivor locked out” in Redcar - 11/06/2020
I was contacted by a local hospital that wanted to release a patient who had recovered from Covid 19. Unfortunately upon admission the keys to their property were lost. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the property and recover the spare keys and deliver them to a family member.
“Catering Van” in Redcar - 20/05/20
I was contacted by the owner of a Catering Van who could not lock the doors and needed to secure the van. The locks had seized through age and exposure to the elements. I was able to extract the old locks and fit new locks that were fit for purpose, giving them peace of mind.
“Young Mum distressed at Lock Out” in Redcar - 01/05/20
I was called by a lady who had been for a walk with her 2 year old and a newborn. She had come home and could not get back in the front door. She was in a distressed state. She had contacted the police and a number of Locksmiths and had no success. One had rejected her call and 2 said they would not get the door open because they would not have the part to repair it!! Thankfully she phoned me. I responded in 25 minutes, successfully got her back in the house and replaced the faulty part. I always carry a high level of stock for all situations and even if by chance I didn’t have the correct part I have securing mechanisms in order to lock and unlock the door in the meantime.
“Care Home Emergency” in Redcar - 16/04/20
I was called by a Care Home who had an issue with the lock on a Drugs Cabinet. I responded within the hour. Full PPE was worn to protect the staff, residents and myself. I gained non destructive entry to the cabinet. I fitted a new lock and cut extra keys required. A full cleaning routine was carried out before and after work.
“Daily Exercise Lock Out during Lockdown” in Redcar - 31/03/2020
I was called by a key worker who had just taken their daily exercise before work. When they had got back home the key would not work in the lock. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The lock had broken, I fitted a new Anti Snap Lock with 5 keys. Full disinfection carried out before and after work.
“Washing Machine Blockage!!” in Redcar - 11/03/2020
I was called by a customer in a bit of a predicament. The washing machine had gone mad on a spin cycle and moved across the utility room door and blocked it. Unfortunately the outer door was locked with the key inside. I was able to gain non destructive entry to the outer door to rescue the washing and move the machine back into position.
“Kids Locked Out” in Redcar - 03/03/2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were called by a parent whose teenage kids had come home from school and were unable to get in as the handles on the door were just spinning. The weather was horrible and they had nowhere else to go. The parents were at work miles away. I responded within 25 minutes and gained non destructive entry. The Gearbox had broken, I was able to fit a new one making the door as good as new.
“All keys lost” in Redcar - 22nd February 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a homeowner who had lost every single key to their family house. I gained entry to the property and carried out entry to all external and internal doors. This consisted of Euro Cylinders, Mortice Locks and a Garage Lock. I replaced all locks with high security locks and cut extra keys on site. All work carried out in just over 2 hours leaving the house accessible and secure.
Shop Entrance Door Issues in Recar - 31st January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths was called by a local business on the high street. They were having issues locking their main doors. They had been waiting for weeks for someone to turn up and have a look!! I visited the same day and within 30 minutes had repaired and adjusted the doors to ensure they operated and locked smoothly.
Freezing Shop in Redcar - 17th January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a local business with an entrance door that would not shut properly and the staff were freezing. The door was over 30 years old and had never been secured well enough. It had constantly had temporary fixes that would only work for a short period of time. The lock fitted was also insufficient and not compliant with Insurance. I fitted a High Security Mortice Sashlock with new Handles and also adjusted the door. The door now opened and closed properly leaving staff and customers warmer and the premises more secure.
Locked in Shop in Redcar - 3rd January 2020
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called to a local business at 6am. The shop owner had locked the door behind them while they prepared the shop for a busy day, unfortunately the lock failed and they could not get out. As I turned up there was a queue of customers waiting. I quickly gained entry to the shop to the owners relief! I fitted a new High Security lock that complied with Insurance.
New Business in Redcar - 13th December 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was contacted by the new owner of a commercial premises. They were opening a new shop and were concerned about security. I carried out a free Security Survey for them. I upgraded all their locks to High Security Locks and carried out work on their fire exits to ensure they complied with Fire Regulations.
Gun Cabinet in Redcar - 30th November 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a homeowner who needed entry to a gun safe to secure his weaponry and ammunition. I gained non destructive entry and fitted new locks to ensure everything was legal and secure again.
Helping hand for landlord in Redcar - 29th October 2019
A landlord contacted Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar as his tenant had vacated the property and posted the only key through the letterbox! I was able to recover the keys to gain entry and carry out a lock change in time for new tenants to move in.
Locked in and heavily pregnant - 19th October 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar was called by a lady who found she could not get out of the house. She was in the last week of pregnancy and was very distressed. I responded immediately and gained non destructive entry. The gearbox on the door had failed. As I always carry a high level of stock I was able to fit a new Gearbox leaving her reassured that she could get out when the new arrival decided to make an entrance.
Burgalry in Redcar - 3rd October 2019
A homeowner was a victim of a burglary, they contacted me to repair the damage to their front door. The handles had been ripped off and the lock snapped. I fitted an Anti Snap Lock and new Handles. They asked me to upgrade all their locks and fit an Alarm System to prevent it happening again.
Emergency Exit Solution in Redcar - 20th September 2019
A company required a solution for an emergency exit door which was being forced open from outside. I sourced and fitted a new internal release locking mechanism which fully secured the premises and complied with Fire Regulations.
Dog trapped in house in Redcar - 8th September 2019
I was called by a customer on holiday. The dog walker was locked out of the house and needed to get the dog out urgently. I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry entry and freed the little dog. He was happy to be out and rewarded me with plenty of licks!!
Locked in house in Redcar - 27th August 2019
I was called by a lady who’s door had locked and would not unlock. She was trapped in the house and very anxious. I responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry to let her out. The Gearbox and Lock had failed. I supplied and fitted new parts giving the door a new lease of life.
Cycling Holiday in Redcar - 16th August 2019
A family travelled across the country for a weeks cycling holiday. Upon arriving they realised that they had left the keys for the bike rack at home! In need of an emergency locksmith they give Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar a call. I responded in 30 minutes and in no time at all I had the bikes unlocked and ready to roll.
House Keys Stolen in Redcar... Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar to the Rescue - 3rd August 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar received a call from a lady who was in the process of moving house and had her handbag stolen. All the house keys were in the bag leaving her locked out. I responded quickly and gained entry for her. I then upgraded all her locks to Anti Snap to give her better security in her new home.
All night party Lock Out in Redcar - 27th July 2019
I was called at 5am by a group of friends who were locked out after an all night party on the beach. They were all partied out and just wanted to go to bed! I responded in 20 minutes and gained non destructive entry for them in minutes.
Hot weather effect in Redcar - 14th July 2019
I received a call for help from a customer late at night who found he could not lock his Patio Doors. This is a common problem caused by the doors becoming misaligned, this can be made worse in hot weather. I responded quickly and carried out a realignment for him enabling the door to lock again.
Locked out of kitchen on Redcar! - 6th July 2019
I was contacted on Saturday evening by a lady who could not get into her kitchen. She had originally contacted another Locksmith who had not turned up. I responded in 25 minutes and quickly gained non destructive entry to the kitchen. I discovered that the latch had failed and was able to fit a new part. The customer was able to prepare the essential food and drinks for a Saturday evening, so was vey happy!
Keys Locked in Car - 29th June 2019
A family had accidentally locked their car with the keys still on the back seat. Unfortunately it was both sets of car keys and all the house keys! It was late in the evening. Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar responded in 15 minutes and gained non destructive entry to the car and recovered the keys much to their relief.
New House Security - 21st June 2019
Lockforce locksmiths Redcar were contacted by the owners of a new build property who wanted to check how secure their house was. I carried out a free Home Security Survey. Following my advice I installed a new Wireless Solar powered Alarm System and upgraded their Locks leaving them feeling secure to enjoy their new house.
High Security Lock Out - 15th June 2019
Lockforce locksmiths Redcar received a call from a customer who had wisely fitted 3 Star High Security Locks to their doors but managed to lose their keys! They had trouble finding a Locksmith that would deal with this situation. I responded immediately. Faced with a very difficult entry I gained entry to the property and did so with no damage to the door. I was able to replace the lock like for like leaving the customer just as secure as before. Happy customer.
Bi Fold Door mechanism fail in Redcar - 5th June 2019
A customer had Bi Fold Doors with a very old locking mechanism fitted, unfortunately it had completely failed. I was able to provide them with a temporary lock. Despite the mechanism been very old I was able to source a new part in the UK, which made the doors as good as new and saved the expense of having to purchase new doors.
Gun cabinet secured - Redcar – May 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a customer that had a faulty lock on their gun cabinet and urgently needed to secure the weaponry inside. I supplied and fitted a new lock with key retention for added security.
Locks now compliant for insurance purposes - Redcar - 23 April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a customer to request a free Home Security Survey. The customer also reported an issue locking their front door. I identified that two of their doors had old locks fitted which were not compliant with the customer’s insurance policy. I fitted new locks and realigned the front door enabling it to lock. Whilst it’s great that old locks may still be working, there is a risk that they may not meet modern day security requirements and could invalidate your insurance policy.
Urgent access provided for dental practice in Redcar – 5 April 2019
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were contacted by a dental practice who required urgent access to an internal room holding essential equipment. I was able to gain non-destructive access to the room within minutes and a new locking system was fitted to ensure that the problem would not reoccur.
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar to the rescue!
I received a late night call from an elderly lady in her nineties. She was very upset at discovering she was locked out of her house. It was a cold miserable night. I responded in 20 minutes and 5 minutes later had her back in the warm after carrying out a non destructive entry.
Door not locking on Redcar!
I had a call from a lady who could not lock her front when leaving for work, turns out the door had been difficult to lock for some time. I responded in 20 minutes. The door needed a new Gearbox, I carry a high level of stock on my van so I was able to replace it immediately and she was on her way to work in no time!
Locked out in Redcar
A customer had locked their car and house keys in the boot. It was snowing and freezing cold. I responded in 25 minutes and soon gained entry to the vehicle and recovered the keys.
Door not locking on Redcar!
A lady called Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar saying her door would not lock. The door was stiff to operate. I removed and inspected the MPL mechanism and discovered it was a faulty claw box. I was able to repair the box which saved the customer money. While I was there she asked about improved security. I gave her advice on securing her home and she upgraded her locks to Anti Snap/Pick/Drill. Wise move.
"Locked out in Redcar"
I was called to a couple locked out of their house in Redcar. Unfortunately their dog was inside alone and distressed due to fireworks going off. I responded within 30 minutes, gained entry and reunited them with their dog.
"Keys in the boot of the car"
I was called to a lady who had locked her keys in the boot of her car. I responded quickly and gained non destructive entry and recovered the keys for her.
"Locked out of the house"
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar were called to a family locked out of their house. It was just getting dark and it was a cold night. I climbed over an 8 foot side gate and gained entry to the rear of the property within 5 minutes. That allowed the family to get into the warm while I worked on their front door. The gearbox had seized so I was able to replace it with a new one. After giving them advice on their home security, I left them safe and warm.
"Broken key in the lock"
Gale force winds causing chaos across Redcar today. Lockforce Locksmiths responded to calls where customers had broken keys in the lock and misaligned or damaged doors due to the wind. I was able to make each customer safe and secure again.
"Locked in a bathroom"
I had an emergency call out this evening to a guest who was locked in a bathroom in a hotel room! I responded quickly and once on site gained a non destructive entry within a minute. I then repaired the lock and door handle to ensure it didn’t happen again. Very happy business and guest!
"Trapped in the bedroom"
Lockforce Locksmiths Redcar had an early morning call today to help a customer trapped in their bedroom. Responded immediatly, gained entry to the house first first and then to the bedroom to free the very relieved and happy customer!