Locks Repairs Edinburgh
Hero Locksmith offer customers in Edinburgh, Penicuik, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Musselburgh a fast, affordable lock repair and lock replacement service. Good quality locks are an essential part of keeping your home or business secure. This is why, although our prices are low, we will never skimp on quality and will always fit branded locks you can trust.
Many home insurance companies are now very specific about the type of locks that must be fitted in your home. This means that fitting the correct standard of lock is very important. If you don’t and your home or business is burgled, they may refuse to pay out your claim. We always carry a large range of Insurance Approved high security (BS3621) locks and replacement door mechanisms in our van. We will be able to advice you on the correct lock for your door and usually be able to fit it there and then.
Most external doors are secured by one of the following types of lock:
This type of lock is usually found on wooden doors. It requires a key and can be locked from both sides. It is essential that a lock conforming to BS3621 is fitted on all external doors of this type.
Nightlatch (Yale lock)
This type of lock is ‘latched’ on the inside of the door and has a small button which can be used to hold open the latch. This type of lock is usually used as additional security on a door as it is not as secure as a mortice deadlock.
Multi Point Locking System
This type of lock is commonly found on upvc or composite front doors or patio doors. This type of system requires a lock cylinder with at least 5 pins. With ‘cylinder snapping’ becoming more widespread, if you have this type of lock, it may be worth considering upgrading to high security 3 Star TS007 cylinder locks.
Mobile Key Cutting
While we are repairing or replacing your locks we can cut extra keys for you with our mobile key cutting service. It is always useful to have a spare set to leave with a neighbour or family member in case of an emergency.