Unlike others Locksmith companies we do not charge a call out fee – You only pay for the work we do.
LOCKSMITH EDINBURGH: ABOUT US
At Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths, we regard ourselves as a highly moral company. We always conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity, and believe in treating customers the way we would like to be treated.
We are highly trained non-destructive locksmiths, with years of experience. Our locksmiths have been trained by master locksmiths, who have passed down knowledge from generation to generation. We also take it upon ourselves to continue our professional development, with courses such as the ones offered at the Edinburgh locksmiths Training school.
Although we are based in Edinburgh, we are situated just 2 minutes from the Edinburgh city bypass and the A90. As a result, we can provide fast and efficient 24/7 locksmith services. Our location means nine times out of ten we will be at your property within 30 minutes of the call.
The areas we can reach promptly include parts of East Lothian, such as Prestonpans and Mussleburgh. Parts of Midlothian like Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, and Penicuik. The West side areas include Livingston, Broxburn, Bathgate, Kirkliston, South Queensferry and Balerno. We also cover some areas over the Forth road bridge like Rosyth and the Dunfermline area.
As for inner Edinburgh we can reach the following areas in under 20 minutes: Carrick Knowe, Longstone, Sighthill, Currie, Clermiston, East Craigs, Drum Brae, Parkgrove, Barnton, Craigleith, Stock Bridge, Comely bank, Murrayfield, Juniper Green, Gorgie, Slateford, Morningside, the Meadows, Bruntsfield, Ferry road, Leith, Newhaven, and all of the Edinburgh city centre.
LOCK REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Our locksmith company has built a great reputation for providing an affordable lock changing service to Edinburgh and the local areas. This is why most of our work comes through word of mouth and repeat custom.
If you have moved into a new home or taken over business premises, we recommend changing the locks at that property. Over the years we have been to many burglaries where there is no visible sign of forced entry. Therefore, someone must have kept a key for those premises.
A lock changing service does not just apply to newly acquired premises. Locks can be changed to existing properties to upgrade security, and to meet the British standard requirements.
Our Edinburgh locksmith service uses the highest quality lock suppliers, and brands. Therefore, a customer will always get the best level of quality and security installed to their premises. Some of the brands we use include: Yale Union Era.
We can install locks from scratch onto almost any door, at almost no extra cost to a normal lock changing job. Our van is fully stocked to deal with all lock changing scenarios. some of these locks include:
Anti snap locks, Access Control locks, Aluminium Doors locks, British Standard Locks, Cabinet Locks, Code Locks, Digital Locks, Euro Cylinders, Garage Door Locks, Mortice Locks, Multi point gearboxes, Nightlatch locks, Oval Cylinders, Padlocks, Restricted Cylinders, Screw In Cylinders, Shed Locks, Master Key Systems, Shutter locks, Timber Door locks, UPVC repair locks, and Window Locks.
To enquire about our lock fitting service, or door lock repair service, call us for a free no-obligation Quote. Our phone number is 0131 467 7675. You can also use our online contact form, or alternatively, visit us at our Edinburgh location for more information about how we can help you with your locks.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY LOCKSMITH SERVICE
No matter what the situation is, we are here for you. If you were searching for “Emergency Locksmith Edinburgh” you’ve found exactly the right company.
Open seven days a week, Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths happy to discuss your needs at any time. No situation is too much for us. We regularly deal with high pressure circumstances. Such as helping parents reach their children inside a locked home, or freeing occupants stuck indoors due to a snapped key in the lock.
Accidents can happen anywhere, and at any day. Therefore, unlike some other Edinburgh locksmith companies, we do not believe you should be penalised for the time an accident occurs. For this reason, our 24 hour emergency locksmith prices are the same seven days a week.
When we work with you, you do not have to worry about receiving a bill for an estimate. We will come out and give you an quote at absolutely no charge – with no pressure to give us the job. We accept credit card or cash payments, saving you a potential trip to the bank by giving you more payment options.
UPVC DOOR AND WINDOW REPAIRS
The main causes of faulty UPVC door and window locks are wear and tear and lack of proper maintenance. Certain lock components can suffer due to problems relating to poor alignment and lack off lubrication. This can cause broken metal fragments to jam the lock and ultimately lock the householder in or out of their property. Once doors require additional effort to lock correctly, an urgent repair should be a priority.
Many people are content to live with a problem until an essential repair is needed. However, these essential repairs are often more costly and the damage worsens unpredictably. Would you want to leave your home or business unexpectedly vulnerable because you did not want to schedule maintenance? Avoid this headache.
It is much cheaper to merely service your UPVC lock rather than be forced to replace it. This is why it is important to contact a skilled locksmith to maintain your locks and get your door readjusted properly.
Call to set up an appointment with us today. We’re happy to give you advice about your UPVC locks.
For more information check out our UPVC door repairs Edinburgh page.
Locksmith Edinburgh FAQ's
There are a few things you can do to improve the security of a window, firstly have reliable locks installed. You can also install a window alarm and camera. Another good extra measure is laminated safety glass (one way view).
Any security professional will tell you two locks are better than one, a common combination is usually a deadbolt and a standard BS36221 lock. Insures often offer reductions on premiums if you take extra security measures such as this.
Chain locks are made form hardened steal links and a lock that is usually integrated into the chain however they can come separate. This is quite a heavy duty lock when compared to u-locks so they provide an extra level of protection.
Burglars keep an eye out for properties that have weak, old or damaged locks on doors and windows. If a lock can be bypassed or snapped easily by a burglar, then that home is an easy target for a burglar. Garage and pet doors are also provide easy entry points for burglars!
Burglars use various different methods and points of entry when breaking into a property. The most common is the front door, 34% of burglars use the front door to simply walk into a property and take what they can. The second most common is open or unlocked first floor windows, 23% of burglars use this as an entry point.
When you move into a new property it is always advised that you have the locks changed. This is to ensure your home remains as secure as it can be, you can never be sure of who else might be in possession of a key to your home from previous occupants. Contact a reliable local locksmith to change the locks at your new home.
It is widely believed that deadbolt locks are almost impossible to open when locked, however, this isn’t true. If you have the correct tools, knowledge, and training that a locksmith does then it is possible to open a deadbolt.
A deadbolt or dead lock is a locking mechanism that that can only be moved to the open position by using a key. This provides an extra level of security for homes in Edinburgh.
Yes, any good local locksmith will not only be able to gain entry to your home, but they can also do this with out causing any damage to the lock. This is called non-destructive entry. Alcatraz-Edinburgh Locksmiths always use non-destructive entry methods to gain entry to homes and business around Edinburgh.
Locksmiths charge an average price of between £65 – £90. However, this can be influenced by how many locks are required and how long the job is going to take so prices may vary.