Alcatraz locksmiths was founded in 2012 by the company owner and main locksmith Danny kenmure (locksmith south Queensferry technician during the day). We are based in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh, just a 15 minute drive from south Queensferry and the Dalmeny estate. This means we are able to deliver a fast and affordable Emergency service to South Queensferry – 24 hours a day.
As well as providing a top class service, we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. This can be reflected by our many hundreds of 5 star reviews, over many platforms on the internet.
Why choose Alcatraz locksmiths as your South Queensferry locksmith?
Genuine local company
Many companies who advertise as local South Queensferry locksmiths, are actually NATIONAL COMPANIES who sub contract work out to local locksmiths. Although they may have a 0131 number they are based somewhere else in Britain, and ran out of call centres. They will typically pay google, and internet marketing firms thousands a year, for their website to rank at the top of an internet search.
If a customer was to type into google ‘Locksmith near my location’ or ‘ 24 hour Emergency locksmiths South Queensferry’ the chances are a national company will be at the top of the search results. The price a customer would pay a national locksmith company would be much more than what you would pay a local locksmith company. This is due to their massive advertising costs, call centre staff, business premises, and sub contract locksmith fees etc.
No hidden charges
I’m sure most people will have heard about rogue traders who rip customers off via one way or another. These traders usually don’t give a quote over the phone – if they do it will be very vague. The main reason these operators don’t like to give a phone quote, is they know they wont get the job if the customer knew their fees!
At Alcatraz locksmiths we ALWAYS give a quote over the phone, before going to a job. This way a customer knows what to expect. They can then make up their mind, if they want to proceed or not.
All our prices are FIXED and with NO VAT or CALL OUT CHARGES added at the end. All work comes with a 1 year guarantee – although any problems after this period will be dealt with at a discounted rate.
South Queensferry Trusted trader
It can be hard to find a company you can trust. Simply choosing a website online, should be enough when considering a company. However in the real world, a companies work might not reflect what they advertised on their website.
A quick bit of research with a company name into google, should give a good idea of how other customers have rated them in the past. For Example, if you were to type ‘Alcatraz locksmiths reviews‘ into google, you will find hundreds of 5 star reviews over many platforms such as google maps, Facebook, yell.com and rated people.
We have been fully vetted by the trading standards, police Scotland, and are an Edinburgh trusted trader. Only companies who have a good private and professional history, make it onto the Edinburgh trusted trader scheme. Furthermore our limited company can be checked out at companies house.
South Queensferry locksmith services
24 hour emergency locksmith south Queensferry
Our 24 hour a day south Queensferry locksmiths are ready to react within a few minutes of receiving the call. If we are already on a job when the emergency job comes in, we will ask the customer if we can return once we have dealt with the emergency job.
Our prices through the night are almost the same as during the day rates. For example, at the time of writing in January 2020 we charge around £60 for opening a locked door until 10pm, after this time it is around £80.
Most times we can open up locked premises without destroying the locks. We have a variety of methods at hand to help us achieve this goal. Such as lock picking, lock slipping, lock bumping, and opening locks with tools through the letterbox.
on the odd occasion we have to drill open a lock, the customer is asked beforehand if the want to proceed. Once the door is opened a new lock can be installed at a heavily discounted rate. For example, if we had to drill out a Yale type lock, we would charge £60 for opening the lock and £15 to supply and fit a new lock – total price of £75.
If the customer was to use a national company, instead of our emergency locksmith South Queensferry service, the same job above would be easily double the fee paid to us.
If any company would like to add our 24 hour locksmith south Queensferry page to their website, they are more than welcome. Just drop us a quick call on 0131 476 7675 or 07861701718 and inform us of your intentions.
UPVC door repairs in South Queensferry
Probably one of our most requested services is the repair of UPVC doors, multi point locking doors and the newer composite doors. The locking mechanisms in these doors generally have a shelf life of 10 to 15 years. However, this estimated life can be greatly reduced due to a variety of reasons, such as poor alignment and lack of lubrication.
Some people believe when the mechanism breaks in these doors, the door will need replaced. However, this simply is not the case. Almost every time, a simple part can be replaced such as the mechanism gearbox, and the door will work like new again. For this type of job we charge £65 labour and the average mechanism costs around £65. Therefor saving the customer hundreds, if not thousands of pounds on a new door.
Lock changing and new installations in South Queensferry
If you have moved into new premises, of have misplaced a key, we can perform a simple lock change at an affordable price. All lock changes can be performed in under an hour, so customers would only pay a £50 labour fee plus the price of the lock (locks range from £15 to £35).
If the customer wants add another lock to a door, for example, if they want to rent out a bedroom. We can install all types of locks, at just a £10 extra fee than a normal lock change job.
These new installations include nightlatch locks, 3 lever mortice locks, British standard locks, and code locks.
If there is something specialist the customer would like installed such as a Yale smart lock or some new device to the market, give us a call and we can give a quote over the phone. If there is a job we cant do, we will point the customer in the right direction of a trusted trader.