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3 common locksmith myths

3 Common Myths About Locksmiths

If you lose your keys, lock yourself out or have a broken lock, finding a good locksmith quickly is essential. Unfortunately, it’s in emergency situations like this that rash decisions are made. This is because the need to get it sorted as quickly as possible overrides everything else. You may […]


When Lock Picking Looks Easy

As a trained local locksmith in Edinburgh, my priority is to give my customers great service at a great price. I am lucky because as an independent mobile locksmith my overheads are low. Unlike large national franchised locksmith companies, I do not have the expense of maintaining a call centre […]

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Reasons to change the locks

8 Reasons to Change Your Door Locks Now

As an Edinburgh locksmith, my customers often ask me when or under what circumstances they should change their door locks. Here are my top 8 reasons. Poor quality lock on an external door This is probably one of the most important reasons for changing a lock. Poor quality locks are […]


Edinburgh Housebreaking Hotspots 2019

  Everyone would agree that Edinburgh is a beautiful city and many people believe that it also one of the safest in the UK to live. However, when it comes to the number of house break-ins, this is far from true. MoneySupermarket analysed millions of home insurance quotes over a […]

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DIY lock change / lock replacement

Is it Easy to Change a Door Lock?

There are many reasons for changing a lock You have moved into a new home and are worried about how many other keys are still in circulation Your locks need upgrading to meet insurance requirements The lock is faulty, old or damaged You have lost your keys and are worried […]


Locksmith Tips for Landlords

If you are a landlord it is your responsibility to keep your tenants safe.  This means that you must have smoke alarms installed annual gas safety checks and electrical testing etc. But it also means that you have a responsibility to ensure that your property is secure and will keep […]

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Licensed locksmiths

Should Locksmiths Be Licensed?

In many countries around the world locksmiths are required to be licensed. This is not the case in the UK. There are no specific regulations for locksmiths other than trading standards which apply to all businesses selling a product or service. This means that anyone is free to buy some […]