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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 […]

Reasons to change the locks

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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 […]


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 […]

DIY lock change / lock replacement

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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 […]


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 […]

Licensed locksmiths

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5 Common Lock Problems and How to Fix Them

  Fully functioning locks are essential for protecting our homes and businesses. When there is a problem with a lock, it usually needs dealt with straight away. Some lock problems are serious and require the skills of a fully trained locksmith but others can be solved by following the simple […]


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What is Non Destructive Emergency Entry?

Many people who find themselves in the stressful position of being locked out of their home are happy for any emergency locksmith to come to their rescue. This is particularly true for people who are locked out in the middle of the night. However this can often be a costly […]


How to Find the Best Locksmith in Your Area

If you are locked out, or need your locks changed you need a way of quickly finding the best locksmith in your area. By best locksmith we don’t just mean the most skilled locksmith, we also mean someone who is trustworthy, fits genuine, good quality parts and charges honest prices. […]

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