Notice this euro cylinder slipped cam? The cam is the part in the middle of the lock which turns when the key is turned. When the key is in the right position to be removed, the cam should be roughly in the 5 or 7 O’ Clock position. As a result, the home owner couldn’t remove their key. I upgraded their security and supplied and fitted a new Ultion 3* Diamond cylinder backed by a £1000 Guarantee should entry be gained by lock snapping!
Have you just moved into a brand new home? Not all new homes come with high security locks, most new home builders don’t even give you the opportunity to upgrade your locks at the time of the build…so that you can move in knowing that you’re secure.You most likely have locks which are British Standard as this will be the minimum criteria that the home bulder will have to meet.This does not mean that you are secure, the highest security locks will have 3 stars stamped onto their face (where you insert the key).If you are not sure, send me a photo of your locks and I will be happy to advise.You can get me via my contact page or any of my social media below.
Because the gearbox in this door was worn, it allowed the door to become only half locked. The bolt and hooks only part way out but couldn’t be unlocked.
I opened the door causing no damage and replaced the gearbox 👍
Do your locks have any of the markings as shown in this video? They should. Get me on facebook for any questions!
GR & Son Locksmiths Bradford have 5 star facebook and google reviews, as well as being an Age UK Trusted Trader and a Dementia Friends business!
It’s frosty weather like this that we see an increase in failing parts in UPVC doors.
If you have noticed a change in the workings of your handles, mechanism or lock, give us a call and we can check it over for you for free!
Just one of four failed window handles replaced in this property today.
Don’t forget to protect your black Friday bargains by ensuring you have the best locks. Now even more affordable with the money you saved in the sales 😉👍