Grays Locksmiths has been a trusted provider of security and locksmith services in Nottingham since 1987. ​We have some of the very best engineers in the region and a combined experience of almost 100 years. Whether you’re looking to secure your home or your business, our highly-skilled Nottingham locksmiths can take care of all of your security needs. We know that often you’ll need a locksmith at inconvenient times, so we’re available for callouts 24 hours a day, whenever you need us.
Locksmiths of Nottingham would like to bring your attention to a security threat which is a break in technique known as snapping.. Only common tools are needed to make use of this technique. And on top of that the technique is also quick and relatively quiet. Meaning of course that it’s extra important to take security measures and get the anti-snap cylinder locks which are not vulnerable to this type of attack. So get in touch with us to find a locksmith Nottingham for quick installation today, and should you have any questions at all please feel free to direct them towards us.
All this means is that when you need assistance installing new security, for the best prices available you should call your local locksmith Nottingham. We will always deliver quickly and effectively, any security installations you may require. Given the manner of your premises, our friendly locksmiths will always conduct a free security survey to provide a list of potential security upgrades you could consider to fully secure your business. We even go beyond securing the premises, we pride ourselves in securing your property in the premises! Whether it’s installing lockers for employees or safes for your day’s takings, your locksmith Nottingham will always have your local business needs covered.
Do we call it a day pack up our things and go? Not at all locksmith Nottingham realises that most of the time when this happens it isn’t any fault of the customer, or our office staff, or our locksmiths, most of the time we have to deal with changes they’re so minor that unless you were a locksmith or a lock enthusiast (if they exist) to even k=notice the subtle differences between both locks.
For instance most people don’t realise that home security starts in your garden, and you can secure your garden for cheaper than you might think. We’re not saying build a  20 ft wall around the whole of your garden so no one can get in, but maybe a light with a motion sensor that you’ll be able to pick up cheap at your local hardware store can really help secure your garden and scare off any burglars that are attempting a break in.
Other situations like lock replacements and new lock installations are a little different as they mostly get booked in for a later date, this is when the customer is not looking for speed and haste but the customer is actually looking for precision and trust, trust that the locksmith is skilled enough to carry out the procedure. Well with over 20 years experience locksmith Nottingham is your one stop shop for skillful experienced locksmiths.
The number one cause of Upvc Door Closing and Locking Problems is misalignment of the Upvc door and it’s frame. Misalignment is normally down to worn hinges and/or incorrectly packed door panels or glass. So how do you check if your Upvc door is out of alignment and how to we remedy it. 1. Take a look at the mitres on the door and frame - they are the diagonal joints in the corners - do they line up with with each other and form a continuous straight line? 2. With your door open place a spirit level on the top of the door, is the door level? 3. Open the door ever so slightly and look down the edge of the door on the lock side, is the gap between the frame and the door consistent all the way down or is it a smaller gap or even making contact at the top? If you find any or all of the above problems then your door and frame is misaligned and that will be the cause of your locking or unlocking problems and if left will only get worse to the point where you will not be able to lock the door or cause damage to the locking mechanism resulting in a multipoint failure. Adjusting the Upvc Door Hinges to fix the misalignment. Most modern Upvc doors have FLAG HINGES fitted that have a up and down & in and out adjustment option. Older upvc doors may have BUTT HINGES fitted that offer a very limited adjustment. Adjusting a Flag Hinge. Upvc Door Closing Problems1. Lateral Adjustment 2. – 3. Height Adjustment or Compression Adjustment Height adjustment can either be No 2 or No3 depending on the make and model of the hinge. Remove the plastic plug No1 and insert an Allen Key into the hole, turn the Allen Key until the door starts to pull back towards the hinge side of the frame a great tip that will help is draw a line with a pencil on the case of the hinge and onto the door this will give you a visible indication that the door is moving in the correct direction, note how many turns you have completed and adjust the middle hinge (if needed) by the same amount until the door is level with the frame. Keep checking after every adjustment to see if the door is closing and locking correctly. If the door still catches on the bottom of the frame or is difficult to lock then you may need to raise the door by removing the plastic cover No 2 or No 3 and adjusting all of the hinges up by the same amount until the door closes and locks correctly. Again mark the position of the adjuster with the pencil until you have determined which one is the height adjustment. This can be determined by closing the door and turning adjuster No1 or No2, if the door moves towards you or away from you the adjustment is Compression, If the door moves up or down the adjuster is the height. If the door has been fully adjusted but still does not close or lock correctly there are a few more things that you will want to try. The first is to adjust the bottom hinge away from the door. This will lift the door on the lock side, but be aware that sending the door out at he bottom will also narrow the gap between the lock and the keeps and any over adjustment may make the lock or door hit the frame or keepers. The second thing you can try is to move the keeps down until they are in line with the locking points - Latch, locking Bolts, Hooks and or rollers. Butt Hinges: Upvc Door Closing and Locking ProblemsButt hinges offer very little adjustment options. The old style type of Butt Hinges have an Allen Key grub screw that holds the hinge pin in position. To adjust these type of hinges, remove the grub screw and turn the hinge pin with an Allen Key to pull the door towards the hinge side of the frame. The hinge may have just one grub screw and pin or may have two. The new style type of Butt Hinges have a cross headadjuster at the top and bottom and can be easily adjusted with a screwdriver. They only offer a very small adjustment but it may be enough to fix the locking and closing problem.
Locksmith Nottingham understand that after the stress of locking yourself out, the last thing you’ll want after we’ve fixed the problem is a repair bill for any damage. That’s why, in cases where a lock cannot be accessed by normal means, Locksmith Nottingham will endeavour to use non destructive entry methods first. We know you respect your property, so we do too. At Locksmith Nottingham, we realise the importance of moving with the times. we know that as technology advances, we have to adapt our methods, services and the tools we use to ensure maximum security and protection for you and your assets. At Locksmith Nottingham, your security is our priority.
It is our locksmith Nottingham duty to provide a 'clean up service' on all of our customers doors. It's only a quick 2-minute check over, and this usually results in us tightening a couple of screws or making minor adjustments to strike plates and hinges. Our Go The Extra Mile Service often makes such a huge difference to the feel of the locking system entirely, leaving even old doors feeling new. All curtesy of Locksmith Nottingham.
The Ultion lock cylinder has been tested to the needs of the British Standard TS007 3-star standard, without having to be bolstered with an expensive high security handle. When an Ultion cylinder is locked it is the actual center cam that gets independently secured by a molybdenum housing, 25% Denser than iron (not something that drills easily). Ultion has been designed to work on the inside after it has protected you from a attack. Ultion comes in three different colours.
At Locksmith Nottingham, we know that there’s a big problem in the locksmithing and security industries of overpricing. That is to say, charging much more than what is fair for a product of service. Well at Locksmith Nottingham we provide both products and services at the same time, and we want more than anything to show you that we are fairly priced and provide our valued customers with great quality workmanship at affordable rates. After all, without you guys there is no locksmith Nottingham work to be done!
For example, if you have a UPVC door, the door has a complex locking mechanism to keep your property secure. The lock itself is a eurocylinder which attaches to a multipoint locking mechanism on the inside of the door with hooks to secure one door to the other. If you come home and find your key unable to enter the lock or is able to enter but cannot fully turn, then the likelihood is there is a problem with the eurocylinder itself. However, if you find your door handles spinning, or even the key spinning in the lock, then it is more likely that your UPVC door multipoint locking mechanism will need to be replaced.
If you have a problem with your Upvc window or doors Locksmiths Nottingham has the solution. All of our locksmiths Nottingham team have been trained in aspects of Upvc window and door repair and are Upvc repair specialists in Nottingham. Upvc windows and doors are hugely popular and have beens fitted in Nottingham and across the county for many many years now, if properly maintained they will last many years but nothing lasts forever and faults can and will appear that if acted on will reduce repair bill cost further down the line. one of the most common Upvc door problems reported by Locksmiths Nottingham that if corrected early will reduce excessive pressure on the multi point locking system is door misalignment. a slight rubbing of the door against the frame when opening and closing or a little more pressure needed to lift the handle to fully secure the door are tell tale signs that the door is misaligned and the hinges need adjusting. This is a very simple quick job that locksmiths Nottingham can do that if ignored will over time result in the multi point being over stressed and can lead to failure. Multi point faliure is when you are no longer able to unlock or lock your Upvc door, the gear box system that is activated when you lift or drop the handles on your Upvc door has broken and will need replacing. Locksmiths Nottingham stock the largest selection of replacement multi point for Upvc doors and will be able to remove and replace even if your door is stuck in the locked poistion - with no damage to the door or its frame. All multi point locking systems supplied and fitted by locksmiths Nottingham are insurance rated and come complete with a parts and labour warranty. The most common Upvc window problems that locksmiths Nottingham come across are broken or faulty window handles (that includes lost keys) and locking systems. Locksmiths Nottingham carry a huge range of handles and window locking systems and are able to remove and replace in one quick visit.
If you find that your uPVC door is not functioning correctly, you may want to find a suitable tradesman to assess the door prior to agreeing any work prior to knowing what the problem with your door is. Many problems with uPVC doors can accrue after repetitive use happening in due course. Signs of problematic doors can consist of flimsy handles, any movement in the door and frame whilst closed shut, or catching when opening and closing. No matter the problem you're experiencing, our team are in the know how and can assess your door prior to providing a free no-obligation quote on the spot. Keeping your uPVC doors well maintained will lesson the chance of the door becoming faulty, if you require any advice on maintaining doors please give us a quick call.

Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Keytek® are specialists in all aspects of domestic locksmithing and other locksmith services, so even if you require a service that you don’t see on this page, it doesn’t mean that we don’t offer it. Our locksmiths are all highly trained to the highest standard and are always happy to help. If you would like to book a locksmith appointment, please call us or request a call-back below and someone will be in touch within 10 minutes to discuss your needs.
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
For instance most people don’t realise that home security starts in your garden, and you can secure your garden for cheaper than you might think. We’re not saying build a  20 ft wall around the whole of your garden so no one can get in, but maybe a light with a motion sensor that you’ll be able to pick up cheap at your local hardware store can really help secure your garden and scare off any burglars that are attempting a break in.
By contacting a dedicated, trusted and qualified locksmith Nottingham you will not only have the skill and experience you need to keep on top of all security matters concerning your home or your business. Many years of training and a long row of qualifications in addition to the practical work experience has left this lovely locksmith Nottingham with the skills and products you need. From start to finish, from advice, to choice and all the way through to installation, get it from one encompassing and caring provider who can help make sure that you are both physically and financially as protected as you can be. If security is something that have not been on your mind lately, it’s a good time to contact us, and with flexibility and clear communication your locksmith Nottingham provides a premium and well recommended service.

For instance most people don’t realise that home security starts in your garden, and you can secure your garden for cheaper than you might think. We’re not saying build a  20 ft wall around the whole of your garden so no one can get in, but maybe a light with a motion sensor that you’ll be able to pick up cheap at your local hardware store can really help secure your garden and scare off any burglars that are attempting a break in.


Keyless entry, remote surveillance access, remote control access and easy to use control panels. There are many great features which can be included when you get a smart home security system installed with your locksmith Nottingham installers. We recommend professional installation as there are many factors involved, meaning many areas where something can go wrong. An experienced locksmith Nottingham installer is ideal for the situation and of course offers the security of accompanying guarantees.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
In another section of the study they asked ex burglars the most deterring thing  to see when attempting a burglary and 70% of them answered it was a house alarm. So now you know the importance of a burglar alarm, which type of system is best for your home, and your pockets? There’s two main types of alarm that are used in the UK and the names of these systems are, stand alone systems and monitored systems.
Stand alone systems are just that, when they’re set off all they do is make a noise which is designed to alert neighbors who are then going to ring the police. Monitored systems are much more sophisticated but require a contract to be paid to a security firm to monitor your alarms system and then call the authorities when it’s set off, this system is better for someone who is at a greater risk of attempted burglary, or maybe doesn’t have many neighbors in a close enough proximity.
It was a long arduous process, but it seems you’ve finally moved into the property of your dreams. The last thing you need now is to be concerned about your security. However, whether you’re a landlord or a new homeowner, the thought process should be the same. Your local locksmith Nottingham has always urged customers to get into the habit of having the locks changed when you move house. The same applies to landlords. For the security of your new tenants, especially those who are not simply on a shorthold tenancy, it is vital the locks are regularly changed. This is due to the fact that you can never be 100% sure if the previous owner made any copies of the keys that you were unaware. Of course, this locksmith Nottingham does not want to unnecessarily concern you, the friendly lock engineers here only mean to promote the habit of regular lock checks and effective home security.
Upvc Doors are a hugley popular type of door in the UK and have been for many years, All of our locksmiths are fully trained in UPVC door and window lock and locking mechanism repairs and we carry a huge range of branded parts so we can fix your problem in just one visit. All parts supplied and fitted by ourselfs come with a 10yr parts and labour warranty.

Biannually is what our recommendation to this common question is. Special circumstances of course puts the recommended frequency up. Such as attempted burglary or any structural changes to the area or the building. If you have just moved into a new home. Recommended is to get in touch with skilled locksmith Nottingham surveyors straight away to have your new home checked. The higher risk group of new homeowners is elevated by a fair amount, and extra security precautions is needed.


Of course, your locksmith Nottingham does not simply specialise in security installations. We are also an expert key cutting service Nottingham. This means we have the technology and equipment to cut keys for you on the road if required. This is integral if you need more keys cut for any new installation. Just ask one of our expert locksmith Nottingham for this additional service any time we complete any work.

All this means is that when you need assistance installing new security, for the best prices available you should call your local locksmith Nottingham. We will always deliver quickly and effectively, any security installations you may require. Given the manner of your premises, our friendly locksmiths will always conduct a free security survey to provide a list of potential security upgrades you could consider to fully secure your business. We even go beyond securing the premises, we pride ourselves in securing your property in the premises! Whether it’s installing lockers for employees or safes for your day’s takings, your locksmith Nottingham will always have your local business needs covered.


Not that we don’t want to speak to our customers but locksmith Nottingham understands with things like lock outs and emergency locksmith work time is of the essence and if you can get an answer to a question before you phone us you could save yourself a call or even just some time on a call. One of the ways we know what our customers are asking the most is speaking to our trained advisors who man the phones regularly and their feedback gets turned into articles on the website.
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