Locksmith Leeds – 24 Hour Locksmiths Leeds

Easy Pickings Locksmiths provides a wide range of locksmith services to both domestic and commercial clients in Leeds and the surrounding areas 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Some of the services we provide are:

Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds provides a 24-hour emergency locksmith Leeds service that covers the whole of Leeds and its surrounding areas all year round. We deal with all manner of lock and home security problems such as changing locks, gaining access to a property, uPVC door repairs Leeds, uPVC window repairs Leeds and upgrading locks to a safer security system. Our experienced emergency locksmith Leeds has dealt with all kinds of lock problems so no job is too big or too small.

24 Hour Emergency Locksmih

24-Hour Emergency Locksmith Leeds

Whatever lock problem you may have we can find the solution. We deal with a wide range of lock problems on a daily basis all year round. So if you are locked out, have been broken into or just want a more secure lock installation, we have you covered.

We can guarantee that the service you receive from one of our team of 24-hour emergency locksmiths in Leeds will be professional and reliable. Leaving you feeling safe and secure at your property.

All our locks and products meet insurance standards and meet British Standard BS-3621 and we make sure we meet all of our customer’s needs on time and on budget. For more information on our Leeds-based locksmith services please contact us.

Commercial Locksmith Leeds

Our professional commercial locksmith Leeds services ensure that work carried out for our business clients is of the highest quality and ensures maximum security possible. Whether you have a pub, shop or business, Easy Pickings Locksmiths are at your service.

We offer a wide range of security solutions for your office and business premises. Our specialist business locksmiths deal with all manner of security issues, from security checks, lock picking and repair to access control. All work we carry out is guaranteed and always carried out by experts using the best tools available.

Our commercial locksmith Leeds service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can be sure that regardless of the time we will be on hand to help. We provide a fast response to all of our emergency call-outs so you be assured that your business will be in safe hands with Easy Pickings Locksmiths.

Local Leeds Locksmiths

We have a range of commercial clients in Leeds ranging from small local businesses and takeaways to large office buildings and industrial premises, We deal with a vast variety of different locks and are able to gain entry, repair or replace most locks for doors and windows, locks we commonly work with include, internal and external door locks, security shutter locks, retail and commercial bi-folding door locks, shopfront doors, landlord and letting agents, lockers, roller shutter locks, aluminium doors, uPVC door locks for offices, nurseries and schools and a key alike service.

Professional Locksmiths

Here at Easy Pickings Locksmiths, we pride ourselves on giving businesses, small or large the peace of mind that their business premises are secure 24/7. We can attend to your business and carry out a security check and advise you on measures you can introduce in order to better protect your business from intruders.

If you are a business owner and need security advice, improvements or a reliable 24-hour emergency locksmith in Leeds then contact Easy Pickings Locksmiths. 

Easy Pickings Locksmiths writes blog posts on a monthly basis with helpful information pertaining to the locksmith industry, check out our blog for more information.

Burglary Repair Locksmiths Leeds

If you have been the victim of a break-in at your home or commercial property, our locksmith Leeds team are on hand to help. We understand that this is a stressful and emotional experience so we provide quick and reliable services to repair the damage caused by the break-in and leave your property safe and secure.

Often when your property has been broken into the burglars will cause damage to the locks, doors, windows or handles when gaining entry. At Easy Pickings Locksmiths, our locksmith Leeds team are available around the clock to secure your home again and repair any damage caused by the break-in.

Our team of experienced locksmiths in Leeds will turn up at your property with the van fully equipped to deal with any damage that has been caused to your property as well as the best locks on the market to leave your property more secure than it was before the break-in.

We will board up any broken windows and doors, replace damaged locks with more secure snap-safe locks and repair any damaged handles.

Local Locksmith Services

Our Locksmith Leeds team are full of security knowledge so if you are concerned about the security of your property we can offer top advice and even implement safer security systems on your property if necessary. So if you have been the victim of a break-in or you just want advice on how to better secure your property give us a call today and one of our locksmiths in Leeds team will be there to help.

Easy Pickings Locksmiths works in partnership with Locksmiths Manchester – 0161 Co

Why Choose Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds?

Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds does not charge a call-out fee for any work carried out no matter the time of day or night. We do not charge VAT on any jobs and we offer a full guarantee on all parts, locks and mechanisms for 12 months. 

Are you locked out and need to gain entry to your home or business premises in Leeds? Or maybe you just need a few security upgrades such as changing door and window locks to more secure locks. Whatever your issue Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds are on hand to help 24 hours a day. We can work with all lock types so no matter what lock you have we can work with it.

Lock Security

We keep a variety of locks in our van so should you need a lock changing for any reason we can do so within the same visit so your home or business can remain safe and secure. As well as gain entry and changing or upgrading locks we also offer lock repairs, uPVC window and door repairs, burglary repairs and many more locksmith services.

Here at Easy Pickings Locksmiths, we understand that you need to be able to trust your local locksmith in Leeds, that’s why our locksmiths are DBS checked, reliable and guarantee all work for 12 months. When you call us we will provide you with a free no obligation quotation and offer expert security advice to help all of our customers achieve a high level of security at their property.

Lock Change Leeds

All the locks that we install in Leeds and the surrounding areas meet or exceed the minimum standards set by Insures. We have high-security locks that will suit all door and window locks, from snap-safe TS007 locks to BS3621 deadlocks and night latches.

You can be sure that when you call our team at Easy Pickings Locksmiths that your home or business is in safe hands, our high-quality locks, expertise and years of experience in the locksmith security industry help us keep homes and businesses across Leeds and the surrounding areas such as Pudsey, Headingley, Wortley and Horsforth, safe and secure. 

Non-destructive, Locksmith Services From Your Local Leeds Locksmith

Are you locked out of your home or business? We can gain entry to your property quickly and easily usually without causing any costly damage to the door, frame or lock. It is important to be aware that some locksmiths will immediately drill a lock when arriving at your property so they can charge more to replace the lock as well as gain entry to the property.

We will if it is possible gain entry to your property without causing any damage to any of the components for example by simply picking the lock.

Fast Response To Lock Outs In Leeds

Here at Easy Pickings Locksmiths, we understand just how stressful it can be when you discover you are locked out of your home or business. This is why we provide a fast and reliable 24-hour emergency locksmith service to both domestic and commercial customers in and around Leeds.

Our expert locksmiths can be with customers within the hour of their call and quickly gain entry to their property without causing any damage to the existing locks or door frame. Our locksmiths can even change the locks in the same visit if necessary.

If you find yourself locked out of your home or business in Leeds, then it’s not just gaining entry to the property that is of concern. If you have lost your keys or worse, you think they have been stolen then you should also seriously consider having the locks changed.

This is to ensure that your property stays secure. You can never be sure of who may have found or even stolen your keys and the last thing that anyone wants is a burglar letting themselves into your property with the keys that they lost.

By changing the locks on your property when you have lost your keys you will ensure that your home stays secure and whoever has your old set of keys will not be able to use them to easily gain entry to your property and help themselves to your belongings.

Locksmiths Near Leeds

Easy Pickings Locksmiths help both domestic and commercial customers in or around Leeds to gain entry to their properties on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on our fast response to all of our emergency locksmith call-outs and on helping to take some of the stress out of a lock-out situation.

Our locksmiths are always fully equipped to make short work of gaining entry to your property and can also provide you with expert security advice to ensure your property remains secure.

If you need a fast and reliable locksmith in Leeds to come and open your door then contact Easy Pickings Locksmiths today – 0113 805 0761

Problems with uPVC doors or windows?

Are they becoming more difficult to unlock, or lock? Are they not shutting properly or have become stiff? Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds can repair a uPVC mechanism before they fail completely, saving you money.

We can also replace and upgrade all uPVC locks and locking mechanisms, all the uPVC locks we provide are to British Standard BS3621.

Common Problems with uPVC Windows and Doors Include:

Jammed Lock – A uPVC window or door lock jamming is usually a result of a faulty lock mechanism. There are two mechanical components to the lock, the multi-point locking system and the euro cylinder. If your key won’t turn all the way in the lock, then this usually results in the lock getting jammed. If this happens then you should never try and force the key as you could cause further damage to the locking mechanism or the door or window itself. Instead, you should call your local locksmith in Leeds Easy Pickings locksmiths and we will come and carry out the necessary repairs to get your uPVC windows or door back in working order. When your lock is jammed it can also cause your key to turn all the way around without actually locking, again this is an issue that can easily be resolved by your local locksmith in Leeds.

Misaligned Windows or Doors – There are many reasons that can cause a uPVC window or door to become misaligned, banging windows and doors shut tends to be the leading cause. This is often a simple fix for your local locksmith in Leeds. Easy Pickings Locksmiths will be able to diagnose and repair a misaligned door or window as soon as they start playing up so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Key Broken In Lock – This is a very common problem for all key entry locks, it is usually older keys that have worn over the years. You can avoid this by calling your local locksmith Leeds as soon as the key starts to jam in the door so that the issue can be fixed before it gets to the point of forcing the key. If it’s too late and your key has broken off in the lock then call Easy Pickings Locksmiths for our 24-hour emergency locksmith in Leeds service – 0113 805 0761

Signs You Should Call Your Local Locksmith For Lock Replace Leeds

When it comes to home security the first line of defence you have against potential burglars is your external doors. This is why it is so important to keep them in good working order to allow your property to remain as secure as it can be. Fortunately, Easy Pickings Locksmiths are always here to help anyone in Leeds, or the surrounding areas keep their homes secure.

Here are a few signs that you should look out for that is a good indication that your locks are in need of an upgrade!

Check your locks in Leeds every now and then to make sure there are no obvious signs of wear such as rust, if you do find rust on your lock then it would be worth contacting your local locksmith in Leeds to come and change or even upgrade locks as rust indicates the lock is becoming weak, and will one day fail to leave your home vulnerable to a break in.

Stiff handles are another sign that you may need to show your door some TLC. When your handles get stiff you should never try to force them as this could create further problems, instead call out your local locksmith in Leeds who will be able to make the necessary repairs, this could involve changing the handles with brand new locks already integrated into them, or it could just be that some adjustments are needed to the door and frame in order to get them back in working order.

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Key won’t turn in Lock? Again, if this is the case you should never try and force the key as this could create more problems such as the key snapping off in the door. Your local Leeds locksmith will be able to come and assess your lock and advise on the best course of action. This could be having the lock repaired or even replaced completely.

Lost Keys? This is an unbelievably common occurrence and the majority of our jobs in Leeds are lockouts! Not only will our locksmiths at Easy Pickings Locksmiths be able to help you gain entry to your property without causing any damage to the existing lock or door frame but, if you fear your keys are gone forever or worse, been stolen then Easy Pickings locksmith will be able to change the locks in the same visit, provide you with a spare set of keys and leave you with peace of mind that your home is completely secure.

Recently moved to a new house. Now, this may seem pointless to some, especially if the locks on their new property are in perfect working condition, however, It is strongly advised that whenever you move into a new home one of the first things you do is change the locks. This is because we brits often hand over a spare key to friends or relatives in case of emergencies, you may have been given a key, or even a couple of keys when you moved in but you can’t be sure that they are the only keys to your property, more often than not there is at least one or more keys still in circulation that you could never know about! The last thing you want is for someone to have easy access to your home by simply letting themselves in with a key they have had for a while!

Reliable Local Locksmith Leeds

The final sign that indicates you need your local locksmith in Leeds to come and change the locks for you is damaged, this could have been caused by wear and tear, attempted break in or even a successful break-in. If your locks are damaged in any way, even if a key can still turn inside and lock, you should have the locks changed.

A damaged lock leaves your home vulnerable to a break-in, even if it’s damaged by someone breaking in in the first place. Any good locksmith will also advise you on upgrading your locks to more secure locks that can help better protect your home from break-ins.

For more information on having your locks changed or advice and potential lock upgrades contact our friendly team at Easy Pickings Locksmiths. 0113 805 0761

 Home Security – Moving Home with Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds

Lock changes and home security measures are often overlooked when moving into a new home. There are a number of essential practices that you must carry out all of which Easy Pickings Locksmiths can do for you, these include:

  • – Full home security check to ensure the property is properly secure including any outbuildings and garage locks

  • – Lock changes on all the locks on the property. The previous tenants to the property may still have keys to the property and to the outbuildings so it’s important to have all the locks changed or even upgraded. We recommend having snap-safe Ultion locks installed which are not only high-security British Standard BS3621 locks, but also act as a deterrent for potential burglars too.

  • – Windows are a common point of entry for most burglars so it’s important to establish that your windows have high-security window locks on them to improve the security of your home.

  • – Security light installation is another good idea if the property you are moving into does not have any. Security lights are a fantastic deterrent to stop would-be burglars from even attempting to break into your property.

Professional Locksmith Leeds For Broken Locks

We’ve all heard of insurance-approved locks but what are they? To put it simply, if you have insurance-approved locks installed on your property, then in the event of a burglary the insurance company will pay out for any damage and loss of goods. However, if your property is not secured with insurance-approved locks, you may find they will not pay out on a claim for damage or loss of goods.

Unfortunately, there are still millions of properties within the UK that do not have insurance-approved locks installed on their properties so it’s essential that if you have home insurance, but are not aware whether or not you have insurance-approved locks or not that you contact us so we can come and check for you. We offer a range of different types of insurance-approved locks for you to choose from ranging from different prices. Our Leeds-based locksmiths are fully insured and accredited and all our locks are fully guaranteed for 12 months.

Our team at Easy Pickings Locksmiths have been receiving an increasing number of calls from customers who need to upgrade their locks in the Leeds area in order to get home insurance. This is why we felt it necessary to share a bit of information about insurance grade locks, what they are and why insurers require you to have them in order for your policy to be valid.

Lock manufacturers, along with the police, local authorities, government and architects have all come together to set a minimum standard that a lock should be to ensure your home or business is properly secure.

Looking For A New Lock?

If you have a wooden door then you should look for the Kitemark displaying BS3621. This can be found on the front barrel or the face plate of the lock. The minimum standard for uPVC doors is TS007 which can also be found displayed on the Kitemark. If you find that your locks are below standard and do not display either of these Kitemarks then you should definitely consider contacting your local locksmith Leeds and upgrading your locks, not only is your home not as secure as it could be, but you may also find that should you ever fall victim to a break in your insurance policy may be void.

It’s not only your door locks that need to be secure, window locks also meet to meet insurer requirements. If your window locks can be opened from inside your property without the use of a tool or a key, then you should consider having your window lock handles upgraded.

The reason insurers are so strict with their minimum requirements of locks in order for you to either get cover or be paid out on any claims is because not only do they want to know that you have taken steps to ensure that your home is secure but also to be sure that potential intruders will not only have difficulty getting into your property but also once inside they don’t have an easy escape route either.

If your insurance requires you to upgrade your locks, or you would just like your locks upgraded for the extra peace of mind that your home will be more secure then contact Easy Pickings Locksmiths Leeds today on 0113 805 0761 and one of our team will help you choose the best lock for you and supply and fit it at your convenience.

Snap-Safe/Anti-snap Locks Installation In Leeds

Snap-safe locks are tested and regarded as safe locks by the Master Locksmith Associations. Snap-safe locks are also recommended by the police who attend more and more house burglaries in Leeds where lock cylinders have been snapped by burglars to gain access to people’s homes and businesses.

We can provide these locks and all of our other services in Leeds and throughout the surrounding areas, including:-

  • Rodley

  • Carsley

  • Farsley

  • Kirkstall

  • Bramley

  • Armley

  • Tyersall

  • Guiseley

  • Bradford

  • Alwoodley

  • Cookridge

What is Lock Snapping?

To better understand what a snap-safe lock is, it is first important to understand what lock snapping is and how it is a common, quick and easy method of gaining access into our homes by burglars.

Lock snapping is a technique used by burglars to break into our homes and businesses in Leeds. This technique involves snapping a lock cylinder that is commonly used in uPVC, composite and aluminium doors.

By applying force the burglar can snap the locking cylinder in two and remove the outside of the lock to expose the locking mechanism. Exposing the locking mechanism allows the door to be unlocked either manually or by using a tool. Burglars can use any tool such as a hammer or screwdriver to snap and dismantle a non-snap safe lock and can have access to our home in seconds. As it is, brute force is used to break a lock and no other special skills are needed, this form of lock snapping has become the preferred method of burglars and lock snapping burglaries have increased, according to recent research.

Lock snapping to access our properties is on the increase and is a growing concern according to recent research. It is regarded as a real threat to our homes and businesses in and around Leeds. However, there is a solution and that solution is to upgrade your existing lock cylinder to a snap-safe lock that can prevent this risk of lock snapping. The different types of snap-safe locks and advice about what kind of lock you would require for your security needs can be discussed with our team here at Easy Pickings Locksmiths.

Installing Snap-safe Locks in Leeds

Snap-safe locks can now be graded and tested for their snap ability. So, if you are going to upgrade your lock to a snap-safe lock for added security then it is recommended that you have your lock cylinder upgraded to one that has the kite mark 3-star standard that is designed to prevent lock snapping, or, a snap-safe lock that has the Sold Secure (SS312) Diamond Standard Approval. If you need snap-safe locks installed at your home or business in Leeds then contact our team at Easy Pickings Locksmiths and we will provide a no-obligation quotation. 

 Responsive Locksmiths in Leeds

Easy Pickings Locksmiths are on hand to deal with all your locksmith needs whether you are locked out and need us immediately or whether you would like to book any of our services at a future date. For all emergency locksmith works in Leeds we aim to be with you within 30 minutes of receiving your call. We understand the importance of getting to you promptly if you are locked out of your home or business, or if you have fallen victim to a burglary in Leeds and require us to help secure your property. We pride ourselves on our response times and endeavour to not only reach you quickly but also offer you value for money with every job we complete.

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Locksmith Leeds FAQ's

  • How much does a locksmith in Leeds cost?

    The average price locksmiths charge is between £65 - £90. However other factors such as how many locks you are having installed, the work that is being carried out and the time the locksmiths need to spend on a job will all influence the cost of the job and prices may vary.

  • Can a locksmith open a house door?

    Yes, any good locksmith can gain entry to your home without causing any damage to the existing locks or door frame. Most locksmiths will use a non-destructive entry technique to gain entry however it is always worth asking over the phone before you book the job in. Easy Pickings Locksmiths always use non destructive methods to gain entry to properties in Leeds.

  • Should I have the locks changed on my new home in Leeds?

    It is always a good idea to have the locks changed when you move into a new property. You never can be sure who still has a copy of the key to your property and what their intentions could be. It is always better to be safe than sorry, when you move home in Leeds always get a reliable local locksmith to change the locks for you.

  • How do burglars break into a property?

    There are many points of entry for a burglar to use when breaking into a property. The most common is the front door with 34% of burglars using the front door to just walk into a property. Second most common is unlocked or open first floor windows with 23% of burglars getting in this way. Always lock your windows, and if your windows don’t have locks installed then it will vastly improve your home security if you upgrade them.

  • What makes a home a target for burglars?

    Burglars look for properties that have vulnerable locks on doors and windows. If a lock can easily be bypassed by a burglar, it makes that home an easy target for a quick in and out job. Garage doors and pet doors are also attractive to burglars as they also provide easy access to a home.

  • What Does a Locksmith Do?

    A locksmith is a tradesman that works with a range of different locks. They use different techniques to open locks, repair locks and fit locks to different doors and buildings. Locksmith services are available to anyone who is locked out, lost their keys or need the locks changing at their property.

  • How long does it take for a locksmith to open a door?

    In general, it will take a locksmith around ten minutes to open a door, however depending on the type of lock it can take anywhere between 7 seconds and 45 minutes.

  • How many locks should you use on your front door?

    It goes without saying that two locks are better than one. The most common combination of locks to use together is a deadbolt and a standard BS3621 lock. By taking extra measures like this insures often offer reductions on premiums.

  • What is a deadbolt?

    A deadbolt is a locking mechanism that can only be moved into the open position by using a key. This adds an extra level of security to any home in Leeds.

  • Can a locksmith open a deadbolt?

    Deadbolts are well known for there security and most believe it is impossible to open a dead lock once it is locked without the use of a key. However, with the knowledge tools and training that a locksmith has it is possible for them to open a deadbolt.

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