Based on the fringe of the Edinburgh city Bypass, we are perfectly located to deliver a rapid 24 locksmith service to the town of Penicuik. Whether its day or night, we aim to be with all customers within 30 minutes of receiving the call. All work is fully insured, and locks fitted come with a one year warranty. We have been vetted by the police and the trading standards authority, and are members of the Scotland trusted trader scheme
local company, so cheaper than the national firms
As we are only a couple of locksmiths operating locally we do not have the many overheads like the big national companies have. They have to pay for call centre staff, advertising campaigns on google ad words, expensive adverts the local directories like yellow pages and the BT phone book. The savings we make on the things they pay for, is directly passed onto the customer. For a further idea of our prices in comparison to a nation firm have a look at our page: Locksmith prices UK.
locks supplied / fitted / repaired
We supply and fit almost every lock on the market to residential and commercial properties. If there is a specific lock we do not have in the van, we will source it and return to fit as soon as we receive it. As well as installing and replacing locks we also offer a lock repair service. Some locks can be very expensive, like the old Chubb detainer lock which can cost around £130 just for the lock. That’s why we offer a lock repair service. In the example with the Chubb detainer we would simple order in all the working components inside the lock and swap them over when they arrive. To buy in the components it costs around £30 so as you can see that is a saving on parts of around £100 straight away.
No call out fee or Vat charged
There is nothing worse than getting a quote for a service and when the job is complete the bill is higher than you were quoted. Some tradesmen operate like this to get the job then add their add ons at the end. At Alcatraz locksmiths we do not operate like that. The quote we give at the start of the job is the maximum you will pay at the end of the job – no call out fees, no VAT.
All payment methods accepted
The way the world is going now we realise the need to have cash is becoming less and less. That’s why we accepts all payment methods at the end of the job. We operate our accounts system with Quickbooks which enable us to generate an invoice and it to be sent over to your email immediately. We also have the use of a Sumup card reader meaning to customer can use their bank card right their and then. However, for the more tradition customers we still accept cash and even cheques!
Expert UPVC door repairs
We are fully trained in the repair and replacement parts in UPVC multi point locking doors. In fact we can replace the parts in almost any door or window were there is multiple locking points in the unit. These include conservatories, Patios, UPVC doors and windows, composite doors and some of the older metal and aluminium doors. We hold most parts in the van so most repairs can be delivered on the spot, at a fraction of the cost the company who installed the unit would charge.
Is someone in your family always losing keys?
If the answer to this question is yes, maybe you should have a key safe installed at your property. At Alcatraz locksmiths we can install a high security key safe outside your property. They are fixed into a wall with rawl plugs, which are concealed inside the box. The box is opened by entering the correct code into the dials, which can be changed at any given time by the owner.
These storage boxes make for an excellent place to store keys, and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
Somewhere to leave a key for people working in the property. After the works are complete, The key safe can have the code set to a new configuration.
A place for children to retrieve keys, if their parents are at work.
If a property is being let out, a guest can leave keys in the key safe when departing. This means the owner doesn’t have to be around for departures.
Storage for spare keys in case the owner loses their keys.
For any further information regarding a key safe installation, or any other locksmith service, give us a call today.