Abbey Locksmiths – Your local Locksmith in St Albans
Abbey Locksmiths is an established, police recognised Locksmith that operates throughout St Albans AL1 and the surrounding areas.
We specialise in all aspects of home security so, if you have been locked out, lost your keys, need a lock repair, your locks changing, or would like advice on securing your home from burglars, give us a call. To date, we have helped over 10,000 customers across Hertfordshire, many in the heart of St Albans.
WE ARE AVAILABLE 24-hours a day, 7 days per week.
There is NO CALL-OUT CHARGE and we can usually be with you in just 30 MINUTES.
Our St Albans Locksmith services can help with the following:
- 24 Hour emergency Locksmith across St Albans with NO CALL-OUT charge
- FREE site visits and quotations from one of our Local St Albans Locksmiths
- Front door lock repair and installation
- Garage door lock repair and replacement
- Window lock repair and replacement
- Lock replacement for landlords
- Landlord property security surveys
- FREE insurance surveys
- Install new window locks
- Replace your broken or weak door and window hinges
- Adjust and replace your door closers
- Help you gain access to your St Albans home through simple, non-destructive entry
- Repair and replace your Composite, uPVC and Timber doors
- Repair and replace your specialist Fire doors
- Installation of a new safe or gain access to your existing one
- Service and repair all your major lock brands, including Yale, Chubb, Union, ERA, Mul-T-Lock, Ingersoll, Banham, Brisant, Assa, Legge, Securefast, ABS and Evva.
- Repair, open or replace your Mortice Dead Locks, Night Latches, uPVC Door Locks, Smart Locks, Digital Locks, Padlocks, Window
- Locks, Garage Door Locks, Post Box Locks and Office Furniture Locks
- Fit your St Albans home with keyless locks or ‘Smart’ locks
- Secure your garages and sheds to protect your expensive equipment from thieves
Abbey Locksmiths covers these local areas:
Our trained Locksmiths provide lock repair, lock replacement and home security services to all areas of St Albans, including Marshalswick, The Camp, St Stephens, Townsend, New Greens, Smallford, Tyttenhanger, London Colney, Colney Heath, Chiswell Green, Bricket Wood, Park Street, Frogmore, Sandridge, Wheathampstead, Flamstead, Bernards Heath, Fleetville, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Watford, Radlett, Redbourn, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Harpenden, and Shenley.
St Albans postcodes: AL1, AL2, AL3, AL4
They can be with you to fix your locks and secure your home, in just 30 minutes.
Home Surveillance and Security
FACT: 403 burglary offences were recorded in St Albans in 2018
Recent years have seen a rapid increase in burglaries in the St Albans area. Large houses and luxury cars are an attraction for these pests. According to the 2018 crime statistics from Hertfordshire Police, 403 burglary offences were recorded in St Albans.
This shocking data didn’t include the outer areas of the town or reach as far as London Colney or Hatfield.
With this in mind, we are now helping our customer to ensure they are not victims of these criminals by installing CCTV, Intruder Alarm Systems and Motion Detector Light systems into their St Albans properties. We only fit security equipment form the trusted brands so you can be sure your home is in safe hands, whether you are there or not.
We will also test and fix your window locks, door locks (front, back and side) and even your garage door locks are in full working order. You can never deter thieves fully, but we make it difficult for them to gain entry and ensure they cannot take advantage security weaknesses in your home, like broken or faulty locks.
Abbey Locksmiths is an established, police recognised Locksmiths that operates throughout St Albans and the surrounding areas. We specialise in home security and provide our locksmith services, 24-hour a day, 7 days per week. So if you have been locked out, lost your keys, or need your locks changed, give us a call.
Why choose Abbey Locksmiths?
When you call Abbey Locksmiths you’ll speak with a trained Locksmith (not a call centre) and we promise to answer your call promptly, give a fixed price in advance, and turn up when we say we will.
Our experience Locksmiths can often identify any problems you have over the phone, so you will know what to expect when we arrive. We offer competitive rates to all our customers on all lock repairs, as well as offering FREE security surveys and estimates.
Our team has a proven track record and we don’t charge hourly rates or call out charges. The price we quote you is the price you pay. We are true to our word. That is why most of our business is through word-of-mouth.
About our St Albans team
The Abbey Locksmiths St Albans team have been fully vetted against the Criminal Records Bureau (DBS check). We also only employ the most skilled and trusted locksmiths and security specialists we can find, so our customers get the best service possible.
Our team are always in and around the St Albans area so one of them will be available at short notice to attend your premises, residential or business.
Each Locksmith carries a wide range of tool and equipment in their vans which more often than not eliminates the need for a second visit. You want the job completed quickly and we want to ensure that happens.
Our team will always clean up after themselves, leaving the site as they found it. Our reputation is everything!
FREE St Albans Home Insurance & Security Surveys
If you need a repair to your home from damage that has already happened during a break-in, or you would just like to know how to make your home more secure, then give us a call. One of our fully-trained team will usually be there same day.
Don’t take a chance on your home! In December 2018, there were seven burglaries in just one day, according to the Hertfordshire Advertiser.
Don’t be a victim of crime. Take action now and call us.
Our expert security advice is totally FREE with no obligation. We do not charge for call-outs.
Security & Locksmith Services for Businesses in St Albans
It is a sad fact, that businesses are an easy target for thieves because they are unmanned at night time. Over the years, Abbey Locksmiths has helped many business customers in the St Albans area to secure their premises and remove potential weaknesses that thieves may exploit.
We regularly carry out FREE Business Security Audits that enable us to identify vulnerabilities that could prove to be a point of entry. A weak lock, a faulty latch on a window or an old fire door are all these people need.
Our specialist Locksmiths have the knowledge and expertise that can outsmart the majority of burglars. Most burglaries are actually carried out by opportunists looking for something valuable rather than career criminals.
CALL US to your business premises and we will advise on how to secure your property. Whether it’s a more imperious door lock, the installation of CCTV, alarms or security lights, we can advise and fit anything you need.
SECURITY TIPS: How To Protect Your St Albans Home From Thieves
St Albans is a beautiful place to live and we don’t want it spoilt by the small group of individuals who choose a life of crime. We make it our duty to protect our customers from those people who are hell-bent on breaking in and stealing from their homes.
Whilst no home can ever be 100% secure, there are a number of precautions you can take to defend your home and make it a more difficult target for those pesky thieves.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your St Albans home, safe and secure.
Locksmith Security Tip 1: Install a double lock on your outer doors if they are fairly old. Thieves can easily barge open a door with weak hinges. Home owners generally focus on the front door but not the rear door.
Locksmith Security Tip 2: If you can’t be at home then make it look like somebody is by using a plug timer for a lamp and maybe also on a radio, as the voices will deter thieves.
Locksmith Security Tip 3: Don’t store expensive items in your shed and garages. These types of buildings are easy to access and won’t usually be alarmed. Expensive bikes should be chained together or to the floor or wall.
Locksmith Security Tip 4: Don’t leave tools lying around. Thieves are normally opportunists. Don’t give them the help to break into your home by leave screwdrivers, chisels, crowbars or any other tools that can be used to prise open doors.
Locksmith Security Tip 5: Don’t advertise your holidays on social media because, if you’re away, then thieves will capitalise on it. It could be someone you know!
For more tips and advice on how to protect your St Albans property, check out our Locksmith Security blog.
Abbey Locks FAQs
The average price to call a locksmith in the UK is between £65-£85 during office hours. Costs may vary depending on what part of the country you live.
Yes, safe keys can be duplicated and also a key to a safe lock can be made when there are no keys present.
Unless there is a fault with your lock, a qualified locksmith will always use non-destructive methods wherever possible.
If you are searching for a good locksmith, take some time to check their credentials and customer reviews. It is also a good idea to check if they are qualified and belong to the Master Locksmith Association.
Yes, you can Master Locksmith who is a member of the Master Locksmith Association. They will have been vetted, DBS checked and will have passed an examination to prove their competence and ability.
Locksmith prices vary. Depending on the job, a typical cost in the UK is between £65 and £85, plus materials. It may be more or less in different parts of the country.
An average price a locksmith charges to open a front door is around £75. This will increase if the locksmith call out is in the evening or at weekends. A genuine, trustworthy locksmith will use non-destructive methods so there will very rarely be any additional parts involved.
Yes, a good locksmith will open locks without any damage at all.
A key cut by a locksmith is on average between £4 and £6.
Yes, keys to locks can be made without the original key.
It can sometimes be cheaper to rekey a lock. However, it is recommended you change your lock if you want a guarantee for any work carried out. This is because existing locks aren’t covered under warranty when locks are rekeyed.
Yes, locksmiths are trained to pick open deadbolts.
Yes, locksmiths install all types of locks including deadbolts.
Most locks can be opened by a locksmith providing they have had the necessary training and have taken the time to practice.
It is possible but not recommended as results can vary and it is in no way accurate.
Yes, locksmiths can open most safe locks including combination safes.
Yes, locks without keys can have a working key made to match the lock.
No, not all keys can be copied by a locksmith. Some are restricted and can only be duplicated by certain authorised companies or individuals.
Yes, car doors, luggage compartments and van doors can be opened by a trained auto locksmith.
Yes, a good locksmith can pick open a mortice lock with specially designed tools.
No, locksmiths will only gain access to customers’ own homes. If you cannot prove that you live there or have authorisation to enter, they will refuse to open the door.
Yes, sentry safes can be opened by a competent locksmith or safe engineer.
Yes, locksmiths gain access to most safes including gun safes.
Locksmiths will open apartments and houses providing you have the right to access that property.
Yes, boat keys can be made for locks on boats.
When choosing a locksmith, first see if they have good feedback from other customers. Then check to see if they are accredited by any organisations and have the appropriate qualifications.
It would depend on the job. An entry can take less than five minutes whereas a lock installation can take up to an hour. Most jobs are completed within an hour.