Common Lock Problems And How To Fix Them

To keep your property secure it is vital that your locks are in good working order. If you find a problem with your lock it should be addressed as soon as possible. Some lock problems require a simple fix that you may even be able to carry out yourself, whereas others can be more serious […]

Home Security Tips: Keep Homes and Businesses Secure This Winter

Regardless of the level of home security measures you have in place at your home or business there is always room for improvements. Burglars are continuously coming up with new ways to bypass security measures in order to gain entry to a property. In turn the security industry is constantly coming up with innovative new […]

5 Overlooked Home Security Issues

There are so many different things to consider when it comes to home security so there is no wonder that some measures often get overlooked. Although high security locks and other measures such as security lights are hugely important when it comes to home security, they are just a small part of the bigger picture. […]

24 Hour Emergency Locksmiths Edinburgh

About Alcatraz Locksmiths Alcatraz Locksmiths provides a 24-hour emergency locksmith service throughout Edinburgh and surrounding areas.  You can be confident that our skilled locksmiths will take care of your problems both quickly and securely. We will not leave you until you feel safe and you are happy with the work that has been carried out.  […]


  Did you know it can take approximately 15 seconds for a burglar to break open a standard euro cylinder door lock which is the most common type of door lock that most people have fitted.  The method known as “lock snapping” is a quick and easy method that burglars use to gain access to […]

Improving Your Business Security

The experience of being the victim of a business break-in is not only traumatic and stressful, but it also often comes at a high cost to the business owner. Its not only loss of equipment and merchandise that needs dealing with, there is also any damages caused by the burglar, be it smashed windows and […]

How To Avoid Falling Victim To a Burglary: What Burglars Look For

When someone becomes a victim of a burglary it is not uncommon for them to think that they were just unlucky that the burglar’s choses their property, however after year in the locksmith industry our team at Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths have a slightly different perspective on this.  In most cases when we attend a […]

Key not turning in lock – Key won’t fit in lock?

On a daily basis most locksmiths will get calls from customers complaining of different lock problems they, such as ‘key not turning in lock’ or their ‘key won’t go into the lock’. Some issues can be fixed easily by the householder. However, some issues are a little more complex, and may need the attention of […]

Renting a Spare Room, What locks Do i Need?

Renting a spare room Renting a spare room can be a great way to earn extra cash these days. Under the governments rent a room scheme anyone is allowed to rent out a furnished room in their home, and earn up to £7500 per year tax free – you don’t even need to file a […]

Locksmith Blog | Insurance Small Print, Regarding Door And Window Locks

Locksmith blog: Home security This locksmith blog is to raise awareness regarding the locks insurance companies require, before they will pay out, in an event of a burglary. Unfortunately, most people probably don’t know what type of locks they have in their doors and windows. They may  be paying for a home insurance policy, which […]