How Do Locksmiths Unlock Locked Doors?

The first measure we take when trying to unlock a locked door in Barnsley is to try and pick the lock. The locksmiths from Barnsley Lock and Key are skilled in all methods of non-destructive entry and will look to cause no damage to doors while gaining entry, if possible. We can achieve successful door entry by relying on specialist knowledge, experience and tools. We know the different approaches that will work for different locks and situations to open your locked door.

It can be frustrating and leave you feeling helpless when you are locked out of your property in Barnsley, whether it’s your home or business premises.

If you find yourself locked out, contact our team in Barnsley straight away, regardless of what time of the day it is and we will be able to come out, assess the problem and offer the best solution.

How Long Do Locksmiths Take to Open Locked Doors?

How Long Do Locksmiths Take to Open Locked Doors?

When they first arrive at your property in Barnsley, our locksmiths could take anything from 20 to 30 minutes to open your locked doors. There are a lot of factors that can determine how long or not it will take. These factors include the kind of lock you have, weather conditions and the time of day (this has a bearing on whether the locksmith will have adequate lighting. When you choose us, you can trust us to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get you back inside your home or workplace.

Can "/">Locksmiths in Barnsley Open Locks Without Breaking Them?

Can Locksmiths in Barnsley Open Locks Without Breaking Them?

The short and sweet answer to the above question is yes, our team of locksmiths can open *most* locks without a) breaking the locks, and b) causing any damage to the door. If you were to ask any of our team, however, if this was a 100% guarantee, they would have to answer no.We have an impeccable record of resolving this kind of problem in Barnsley without resorting to damaging the lock or the door.

Most Common Locked Out Scenarios We Can Help With

The most common reasons why our services are required due to a lockout are:

  • Lockout where the key is on the other side of the door, somewhere inside your property
  • Locked out when you have lost the key and don’t have any spares
  • Locked out because the key has either broken or snapped while it is inside the lock.
  • Locked out because the key is jammed inside the lock, stopping the door from being opened or closed.

Different Types of Locks Our Locksmith Team Can Open

As there are several types of locks on the market these days, you may be wondering if we will be able to unlock your door at your home in Barnsley. The most common locks we come across regularly and that we have experience opening successfully include:

  • Traditional mortices normally used to secure wooden doors
  • Euro cylinder locks (also referred to as anti-snap, high-security locks)
  • Night latch-style locks (also known as the more familiar name “Yale locks”)

As mentioned further up the page, we have several different entry methods that are classed as “non-destructive”, and we will use these at first to try and open your locked door rather than damaging the lock.

What if You Are Locked Out Without a Key in Barnsley?

We have a team of highly skilled and experienced locksmiths available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week to take emergency calls when you find yourself locked out without keys. Whether you have left them in the house or have lost them, our lock specialists are trained to deal with these situations and will be with you as soon as possible.

Our primary goal is to gain entry as quickly as we can without causing any damage to the lock or door.

What If You Are Locked Out and Have a Broken Lock?

Sometimes, the unfortunate thing can happen where you find yourself locked out and the door lock is broken. In this situation, you need the experience and skills of a locksmith team like Barnsley Lock and Key to open your door again and make the proper repairs to the lock. All our team have a van full of mechanisms and locks that allows them to find the right match for your door.

When we replace the mechanism and lock, we will only use Police and British Standards accreditation hardware to make sure you get the benefit of the best quality in terms of security and performance.

What If You Are Locked Out and the Key Has Snapped Inside the Lock

Keys snapping inside locks is a problem that is more common than you may realise. Our team of locksmiths have the skills and experience to deal with such an issue. We have an impeccable record of resolving this kind of problem in Barnsley without resorting to damaging the lock or the door.

Thanks to the specialist experience, tools and equipment we have at our disposal, when you hire us, you get the best value for money. Our service, in most situations, means that you do not have to change the lock, buy new spare keys and go through the process of handing them out to everyone that had one before.

What If You Are Locked Out of Your uPVC Door?

As modern, attractive and reliable as uPVC doors are, one of the major problems with them is the fact that they misalign easily and the lock mechanism malfunctions jamming the door shut.
If there is one thing you should always avoid in this situation, it’s trying to use force to pull down or up the handle. This will increase the tension and could result in irreparable damage to internal parts of the lock mechanism.

As well as making the problem bigger, it will mean you need a more expensive solution as you will need to replace damaged parts. Rather than go through that, contact our Barnsley team of experienced and skilled locksmiths.

How to Avoid Being Locked Out of Your House in Barnsley

How to Avoid Being Locked Out of Your House in Barnsley

If you have had bad experiences in the past or are just hyper-aware and concerned about getting stuck outside your home with the door locked, we have some tips for you. We suggest you should:

Invest in and install one or more accredited police-approved Key Safes to keep extra keys in that you can use if you ever have an emergency. Accredited key safes offer the benefit of being incredibly secure and the only way anyone could gain access without permission is with an angle grinder.

Regularly service existing locks around your house or business premises every 6 to 12 months. Key things you need to remember when it comes to key maintenance are that you should only use PTFE lubricant when working on multi-point locking mechanisms and graphite powder lubricant for conventional euro locks.

On the subject of lubricant, we carry LUTION XM Graphite lubricant and can provide this to you to help you look after your euro locks if they start to feel stiff or gritty when you insert or turn the key.

What If Doors Do Not Close Smoothly?

If a door in your property stops closing properly or always catches or you have any trouble turning the key, contact us right away. One of our team of highly skilled and trained locksmiths will attend your property as soon as possible and deal with the problem.

Avoid putting it off as the problem will just get worse and the repairs and replacements will cost you more overall if your door malfunctions. If you find yourself locked out, our locksmiths can enable you to gain access to your property without causing damage to your lock unless it is broken.

Our company has built a sterling reputation for transparency and honesty in our approach to locksmith services. When one of our team arrives at your property, they will always explain exactly what they are going to do and why and will only go ahead with work if you are satisfied that is the best course of action.

How Much Will It Cost for A Locksmith to Unlock Your Door in the Barnsley area?

How Much Will It Cost for A Locksmith to Unlock Your Door in the Barnsley area?

As all lockout situations are different, it is best to contact us for a quote for the work you require. The best solution to lockouts in Barnsley will depend on the following:

Time of Day

Time of Day

We do not charge callout fees on calls we receive between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We do charge an additional fee on weekends and outside of those times.

Is the Lock Damaged?

Is the Lock Damaged?

Whether the lock is damaged or not will have an impact on the price. More work is required when the lock is damaged than if it just needs to be picked.

For a free quote call 01226 952 812
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Tracey Rowland
Tracey Rowland
16:10 10 Aug 22
Rang lock and key this afternoon within a couple of hours he arrived well manned good work
kathryn middleton
kathryn middleton
20:11 07 Aug 22
Really impressed with the service from lock and Key. Ash arrived within an hour of ringing them and this was on a Sunday.
Melanie Bartholomew
Melanie Bartholomew
13:48 03 Aug 22
Excellent!!Arrived on time...fixed the lock and left everything tidy.Not over priced too.
Carole Wigley
Carole Wigley
16:11 02 Aug 22
Called lock and key late morning explained what the situation was they said they would have someone out today i asked if it could be around 3.30pm as i was working got home and sure enough there was someone waiting think his name was ash very quick to sort problem out and reasonably priced too would highly reccomend thank you.
Danielle Grace Williams
Danielle Grace Williams
07:57 01 Aug 22
Danny was so professional, replied straight away, was on time, told me the price straight away, changed the locks in absolutely no time at all. Highly recommend
Oliver Harris
Oliver Harris
21:07 26 Jul 22
Excellent and fast service when needed! Highly recommended … went above and beyond! Thank you!
Leanne Robinson
Leanne Robinson
15:51 25 Jul 22
Danny called me to advise an eta and did a super job, he took all his rubbish and the old locks too. Super service, thank you 😊
Sheena Higgs
Sheena Higgs
11:34 22 Jul 22
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12:46 16 Jul 22
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Hogg Anderson
Hogg Anderson
06:57 15 Jul 22
Best service...
A Widdowson
A Widdowson
16:32 11 Jul 22
Arriving earlier than anticipated to fix a patio door lock, Terry was friendly and professional, clearly explaining the options and prices. Would recommend.
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Sam Murray
Sam Murray
13:34 02 Jul 22
Very professional service, James came our same day to replace our locks, very happy with the service.
Vladimir Moulik
Vladimir Moulik
15:41 28 Jun 22
The Locksmith was absolutely amazing, arrived early, gave us a call just beforehand as well, done the job in no time. Very polite, would deffinately recommend!!
Tsvetan Iliev
Tsvetan Iliev
10:36 23 Jun 22
Great service, prompt response and clearly know what they are doing. I would recommend the company.
Melissa Cooper
Melissa Cooper
17:46 23 May 22
Quick service phoned and was there within 20mins, friendly helpful. Got us out of a pickle!! would definitely recommend!!
Melissa
Melissa
17:19 23 May 22
I’m a support worker and needed to get into a safe at work as I needed the medication and money inside. I called lock and key and they came within the hour and opened the safe for me. Would definitely recommend them. Super fast service and friendly
Geoff Jenkinson
Geoff Jenkinson
08:41 19 May 22
Our key had broken off inside the lock, Terry was with us in about 35mins and managed to fix everything without needing a new lock. Fabulous service in our 'hour of need'.
Pamela James
Pamela James
09:41 18 May 22
Dianne Speed
Dianne Speed
11:25 17 May 22
Ash was great , turned up on time for the job and did a clean quick professional job on our rental property. Thankyou for making it so easy for us. Definitely use them again and recommend them.
James Bell
James Bell
16:28 11 May 22
Excellent service.Prompt, polite, good price and service.Will definitely use again.
James Knight
James Knight
14:47 11 May 22
Jane Addey
Jane Addey
14:43 11 May 22
The service was fantastic , quick and very friendly. I was however a little surprised by the £72 plus parts for a 5 minute lock cange .
Marianne Evers
Marianne Evers
17:58 09 May 22
I called lock and key, to find out if they could unlock a pesky master key lock box from the outside of my house. They quoted me a very reasonable price and were here within the hour! The job was carried out in a few minutes a d with a minimum of fuss. Great service with a smile 5* - highly recommended
Elaine Senior
Elaine Senior
16:35 05 May 22
I called Lock & Key at 13:35 today, really polite guy took details and promised a call back. Call back came through within half an hour. The locksmith was booked to come at 3:30 - he turned up at 3:20 and completed the job within 15 minutes. Fast, efficient, value for money service - very impressed and would certainly recommend. Thank you to the team there.
Simon Wood
Simon Wood
05:47 27 Apr 22
They did a great job very please with the results
Katie Moxon
Katie Moxon
14:37 13 Apr 22
Very fast and efficient at fixing a faulty door that wouldn't lock. I called late morning and they turned up just a few hours later to repair the lock.
Pauline Bottomley
Pauline Bottomley
07:47 30 Mar 22
Absolutely fabulous firm. Service second to none. Thankyou so much.!!!!
Sylvia Webster
Sylvia Webster
21:21 25 Mar 22
Excellent service. Prompt arrival and replacement locks look good.
Gillian Walley
Gillian Walley
11:35 17 Mar 22
Responded really quickly when we had our house key stolen. Would recommend them
S Lee
S Lee
11:01 17 Mar 22
James was brilliant, very understanding. A very swift service. Thankyou
vicky kennedy
vicky kennedy
09:10 17 Mar 22
Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish. Door like brand new again. Can highly recommend them and Ash was super professional
Amanda Ogden
Amanda Ogden
21:14 27 Feb 22
Steve Snell
Steve Snell
16:33 25 Feb 22
Great service, quoted a price and told roughly a day and time.On the day a message to say running 30 minutes late.He arrived looked at the doors and said I’ll get my tools.30 minutes later all done, I got 2 sets of Yale keys (5 of each) and 2 mortise lock keys.The price quoted was spot on.HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Emma Kaye
Emma Kaye
11:10 26 Jan 22
Suzanne Goose
Suzanne Goose
16:33 21 Jan 22
We wanted to upgrade the locks on our house to anti snap locks. Chose Lock and Key as they had great reviews. I would also highly recommend them. Came on time and on a day and time that was convenient for me. Very polite and helpful and changed all the locks very quickly. Very good price too.
Nicola Fielding
Nicola Fielding
11:41 19 Jan 22
Lynn Flanagan
Lynn Flanagan
00:11 22 Dec 21
Very quick response to my call out..very polite and can certainly recommend.
Colette Bishop
Colette Bishop
20:41 16 Dec 21
Always answer the phone, always let you know when they are on their way. Great lads that came and fixed the windows, very polite and answered all my questions.
Simon Cooper
Simon Cooper
23:39 08 Dec 21
Amazing service from Ash. Fast response and sympathetic to a domestic issue that had occurred. I didn't want to leave a family member in an unsafe house and the price was more then reasonable. Thank you again for the peace of mind because that's what you provide. Kind regards.
Bolu Lugboso
Bolu Lugboso
18:44 08 Dec 21
Both of the guys provided great customer service, with good recommendations on what types of locks were required at different entrances. Would recommend to others
Debbie Horsfal
Debbie Horsfal
18:07 07 Dec 21
Big thanks to Lock and Key who arrived at our house within 30 minutes of our call on a Saturday afternoon and had us back in the house in 2 minutes. Thank you
Grahame Morris
Grahame Morris
21:11 05 Dec 21
Fast and efficient response, delivering a very professional service. Thank you 👍
Emily Ingram
Emily Ingram
17:30 01 Dec 21
I called these guys to install 2 new locks on our new house. Service was amazing and they were out within an hour (they would have come sooner but I wasn’t at home!). Lovely chaps and really good value for money. Would definitely use them again! :)
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