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Warning from your Friendly Watford Locksmith – Don’t Fall Victim to Lock Snapping this Autumn

Warning from your Friendly Watford Locksmith – Don’t Fall Victim to Lock Snapping this Autumn There’s been lots of publicity about lock snapping over the last decade and yet in our role as trusted Watford locksmiths, we still get called out to such incidents. We thought it would be a good idea to put the…

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Abbey Locksmiths Ltd has achieved Master Locksmith Association Approved Company Status

Abbey Locksmiths Ltd has achieved Master Locksmith Association Approved Company Status We are pleased to announce that Abbey Locksmiths Ltd is now an MLA (Master Locksmith Association) approved company.        After Gavin and Mark successfully completed their MLA exams to become master Locksmiths, we decided it was time to apply for the company membership. The MLA…

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Video Reports for Landlords, Estate Agents and Managing Agents from Abbey Locksmiths

Video Reports for Landlords, Estate Agents and Managing Agents from Abbey Locksmiths A popular request by our clients is to provide reports following surveys we have carried out as they are unable to attend site. Many of our clients lead busy lives and quite often don’t have time to meet us but would like to…

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Banham Lock Replacement and Refurbished Hardware in St Albans

Banham Lock Replacement and Refurbished Hardware in St Albans We were asked to attend a property in St Albansrecently as our customer had some old Banham locks and wanted to replace the cylinders so they had new keys and needed both locks on front door to be operated with the same key As they were…

Access Control Installation to Toilet Doors at a Coffee Shop In Edgware, HA7

Access Control Installation to Toilet Doors at a Coffee Shop In Edgware, HA7 Access Control Installation to Toilet Doors at a Coffee Shop In Edgware, HA7 One of our clients who runs a well know chain of coffee shops in North London contacted us recently regarding problems they were having with their toilet access in…

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Nightlatch replacement in London, NW5

Nightlatch replacement in London, NW5 Today we were called by a customer who had locked himself out of his home in London, NW5. They first called another locksmith company to get him in but they were unable to gain access. the other locksmith decided to drill several holes in his lock, showing their inexperience then…

Welding and Gate Repair at a Car Compound in Edmonton, London, N18

Welding Gate in Edmonton, London, N18 Welding and Gate Repair Following Break-In in Edmonton, London, N18 We were called by one of our clients to a car compound in Edmonton, following a break-in overnight. The sliding bolt on the main entrance gates to compound had been cut through with a grinder leaving the premises unsecure.…

Replacement Mul-T-Lock Restricted Key Cylinders, Master Keyed For Office in London, EC4

Finsbury Sqaure, London, EC4 Replacement Mul-T-Lock Restricted Key Cylinders, Master Keyed For Office in London, EC4 Here is a job where we fitted a master key suite to an office in Finsbury Square, London, EC4. Our client had requested that the keys should be restricted in order to stop any unauthorised keys being made and…

What is Cylinder Snapping or Lock Snapping? How to Prevent a Burglary

Lock or Cylinder snapping is a method used by burglars to break into upvc doors, this article does not describe how it’s done, just a brief description including preventative measures to stop this type of attack. How Lock Snapping Works Lock snapping is a method of entry employed to enter a property where a euro…

High security locks fitted in London, EC1

Abbey Locksmiths were called by a company in London, EC1 following a break-in. Our London locksmith attended and after a survey of their office supplied and fitted 2 high security locks to entrance and cupboard door. Both locks provided better physical security and will help prevent further attacks by intruders. The locks fitted were euro…

Fit restricted key cylinder lock to business in harrow

Our locksmith in Harrow recently attended a business premises, a few staff members had left and although keys for the building had been returned the management were unsure if any copies had been made. Our Locksmith Mark carried out a free security survey of the whole building including the entrance door, and recommended a restricted…

Emergency lock opening in Arnos Grove, London, N11

Our locksmith was called to a home in Arnos Grove as a customer was unable to open a wooden door with their keys. The door had dropped slightly and warped partly due to the change in temperature recently. Our locksmith was able to open the door fairly quickly then he adjusted the keep so it…

Replace faulty euro cylinder on APG glass shop door in Chelsea

Our locksmith in Chelsea attended a shop on Sloane Street, Chelsea to replace a faulty euro cylinder on a shop door. The cylinder had become worn, so the lock was carefully removed and a replacement euro cylinder was fitted. Locks on commercial premises often experience a lot of use and if locks are not lubricated…

Replace locks on front door in Hadley wood, barnet

Our Hadley wood locksmith was called out to a residential property in Hadley wood to change locks on a front door. He supplied and fitted a rim cylinder and a replacement euro cylinder. He cut some additional keys on his van for the customer and made sure all the locks were functioning correctly. If you…

Lock Snapping

source: http://www.lincs.police.uk/News-Centre/News-Releases-2012/21-02-2012-Lock-Snapping.html Police Advice on Lock Snapping As a direct result of the BBC Inside Out programme aired Monday 20 February 2012 Lincolnshire Police have issued the following information. What is Lock snapping ? As the title would suggest this is where the lock cylinder is literally snapped into two by applying torque i.e. force…

Rise in ‘lock snapping’ burglaries

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-17075027 A quarter of all burglaries in West Yorkshire are being committed by criminals using a technique called “lock snapping”, police have revealed. Since 2009, there has been a rise in the technique, which involves applying force and snapping the cylinder in two. West Yorkshire Police said it was mainly prevalent with euro cylinder…

Fit restricted key locks and London bar to property in cricklewood, London, NW2

Our locksmith in NW2 was called out to a property near Cricklewood following a break in. The customers keys had been stolen so the locks needed to be changed in their North London home. Our locksmith upgraded the existing locks to high security restricted key locks and keyed alike both locks so 1 key operated…

Replace locks on flat door in Kensal Rise, London, NW6

Our locksmith in NW6 was called out to replace a Chubb lock and a Yale lock in Kensal Rise, North London. Both locks had become worn and increasingly hard to open because of badly cut keys in the past. Badly cut keys can cause locks to wear unevenly and can even result in you being…

Locksmith Welwyn – Lock change on commercial unit in welwyn garden city, al7

Locksmith Welwyn Garden City: Our locksmith in welwyn garden city was called out to a job to replace 2 cylinders on a commercial premises in welwyn garden city on behalf of a bailif because the landlord had not received payment from their tenant. Both locks were replaced with new cylinders and new keys. Abbey Locksmiths…

Ingersol lock change by our locksmith in Mill Hill, NW7

This week, one of our locksmith team attended a job to change an Ingersol cylinder on a front door in Mill Hill, North-West London. The existing keys were not turning in the lock properly because the cylinder had become worn over the years. Our locksmith replaced the Ingersol cylinder with a Mul-T-Lock restricted key cylinder. It…

Open and replace 5 lever Sash Lock in N3, Finchley

One of our locksmiths recently attended a job the customer had lost the key for the back wooden door in his North London home. The property in Finchley, was fitted with a 5 lever sash lock. Our locksmith opened the existing lock and replaced it with a British standard (bs 3621) insurance approved sash lock,…

Emergency lock opening by our Locksmith in NW3, belsize park

Our locksmith in NW3 attended an emergency lock out in Belsize Park. The customer had accidentally left their keys inside their flat and closed the door behind them. Our locksmith was able to pick open the Yale lock cylinder without any damage to the lock and the customer was able to retrieve keys from inside.…

Yale cylinder change in Church St, Lisson Grove, London NW8

Our Locksmith in NW8 was called to attend a premises after the owner was worried that a previous tennant might have keys to there flat door. There were 3 locks on the door, 2 Chubb Locks and 1 Yale lock. We changed the Yale cylinder which was the cheaper of the 3, the customer was also supplied…