Locked Out in Barnsley

If you’ve locked yourself out of your Barnsley home or business, there’s only one number you need to call – 01226 952 812.

Here at Barnsley Lock & Key, we’ll have an expert locksmith out to you within the hour. Using their specialist knowledge, experience and equipment, they will gain access to your property in no time at all – allowing you to get back to life as normal as quickly as possible!

Whatever the time, day or night, if you’re locked out, we can help. We operate 24/7 across Barnsley and the surrounding areas of South Yorkshire, providing our services to both domestic and commercial customers who have locked themselves out.

Help! I’m Locked Out in Barnsley, What Should I Do?

If you’ve discovered that you’re locked out of your Barnsley home then your priority needs to be your safety. The first step in solving the solution is to contact a local professional locksmith – like Lock & Key Barnsley. The quicker you call us on 01226 952 812, the quicker we can attend and get you safe and sound inside!

But, after calling us, there are a couple of things you can do to minimise the stress of the situation and ensure that you remain safe throughout the ordeal. Take a look at them below:

  • Contact family and friends in the area – maybe you lent them a spare key while you were away on holiday? If so you can open your door as normal and get a key cut from the spare!
  • Don’t attempt any DIY lock picking – yes, they make it look straightforward on telly but, in reality, attempting to pick a lock yourself without any prior knowledge and experience or even the right tools could lead to a considerable amount of damage. Then, not only are you still locked out but you’ll also have expensive repairs to fork out for too!
  • Reach out to your neighbours – this depends on your relationship with the people around you, but if you’re close with your neighbour you could see if they would kindly make you a brew or let you wait inside for half an hour until we arrive.

For more information, visit our helpful article: What to Do If You’re Locked Out of Your Home

Our Locked Out Process

When you’re locked out in Barnsley and you call us at Barnsley Lock & Key, we’ll send the nearest locksmith out to you straight away. They will arrive as quickly as they possibly can, and always within an hour. Once they arrive they will inspect the lock to see what the issue is.

It could be that you’ve simply misplaced your keys or you’ve attempted to get inside and your key has snapped off in the lock, or maybe the lock is just broken. With years of experience under our belts, we’ll correctly identify the issue in minutes and get cracking with a suitable solution.

We will always use non-destructive entry methods first to get you back inside without causing any damage to your lock or door. However, please be aware that some situations will require the use of destructive techniques. If the lock has broken – no problem; we also offer expert lock repairs in Barnsley as well as replacement key cutting and lock replacements.

Whatever the issue, you can be sure that we’ll always do everything we can to get you in as quickly and safely as possible.

Trust Lock & Key Barnsley When You’re Locked Out

Trust Lock & Key Barnsley When You’re Locked Out

We’re reliable, punctual and professional - don’t believe us? Check out our extensive reviews from happy customers across Barnsley below. With hundreds of 5-star ratings and recommendations, there’s no wonder we’ve earned the name of Barnsley’s Number One Locksmiths!

Plus, every member of our team is City & Guilds Accredited and DBS Checked so you can rest assured knowing that they are fully qualified to get you back inside and keep you safe in those emergency situations.

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  • Emergency Assistance for Barnsley Lock Outs

    Emergency Assistance for Barnsley Lock Outs

    While every situation is completely unique, we believe that being locked out of your property certainly constitutes an emergency - which is exactly why we treat it as such. In an emergency situation, you don’t want to be left alone waiting for hours for help to arrive.

    Instead, you want (and need) the help of a trained professional as soon as possible. Which is exactly what you get when you choose Barnsley Lock & Key.

    Unfortunately, we’ve seen first-hand customers who have contacted a national locksmith company that promised fast callouts from locksmiths in the area; only to be left waiting for hours out in the cold!

    Instead, we strongly recommend using a truly local company that is based in Barnsley - like us! As we’re based in the area, we can minimise travel time and get to you as quickly as possible.

    Can’t Find Your Keys in Barnsley?

    There’s nothing worse than getting home after a long day only to reach into your pockets and discover that your keys aren’t anywhere to be found! But, don’t panic. It’s not the end of the world (though it may feel like it at the time) and we’ll have you inside in no time.

    Avoid any attempts to break the door down or put the window through – and please, leave the locksmithing to the experts!

    Simply call now on 01226 952 812 to speak to your local Barnsley locksmith and we’ll be with you as soon as we physically can.

    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”)

    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.

    FAQs

    How much will it cost for a locksmith to unlock my door?

    As every situation is completely unique we don’t have a flat fee for lock outs in Barnsley. Instead, we will provide you with a free quote with no obligations so you know exactly what you’re expected to pay before we carry out the work.

    Do locksmiths charge a callout fee?

    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.

    For a free quote call 01226 952 812
    • Check out our reviews...
    Darren Ward
    Darren Ward
    10:35 08 May 24
    Excellent service prompt response and delivered at the quoted price would recommend.
    Bronte Craig
    Bronte Craig
    18:43 25 Apr 24
    Had to get our locks changed asap as the barrel broke and we couldn’t use the front door. Locksmiths were super quick to come out, they were at our house within the hour and it took literally 5 minutes to change the lock. The gentleman Jim was very nice and explained why our lock had broken so we could prevent it happening again in the future. Super great service. Would definitely recommend.
    Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor
    21:27 10 Apr 24
    Fantastic service arrived on time would highly recommend.
    Joanne Taylor
    Joanne Taylor
    15:19 04 Apr 24
    Came out and changed door lock very quickly no fuss friendly service thanks
    Sue Rhodes
    Sue Rhodes
    11:10 30 Mar 24
    Excellent service.
    John Winters
    John Winters
    10:21 27 Mar 24
    Great service - called for a non-urgent issue on Saturday, had it fixed first thing Monday. Upfront, very clear pricing and friendly service, will definitely use again.
    Anne Rooke
    Anne Rooke
    18:29 13 Mar 24
    Excellent help from Ash. Keys cut very quickly and very efficient
    Mandy Barrett
    Mandy Barrett
    16:40 26 Feb 24
    Quick same day service, completed in 15 mins. Excellent
    Climie Hewitson
    Climie Hewitson
    11:57 31 Jan 24
    Professional and friendly service from Terry. Arrived the same day to replace the outside lock and a window handle. Will definitely use them again if needed.
    Deborah Dawson
    Deborah Dawson
    12:12 26 Jan 24
    Brilliant service all round. Jim came round within a couple of couple of hours of my call & sorted my mother in laws door out in double quick time. Thank you
    clare vielle
    clare vielle
    17:26 20 Jan 24
    Can’t praise this company enough. We had an attempted break-in whilst on holiday. A neighbour contacted Lock and Key they were here within 45 minutes. Changed two locks for more secure ones checked the others at a very competitive price.
    Stephen Goodliffe
    Stephen Goodliffe
    12:12 23 Dec 23
    Contacted lock and key on the 21/12/23 to replace a broken lock .Terry arrived within an hour and sorted the problem in really bad weather conditions . We will definitely use Lock and Key again
    Arthur Haigh
    Arthur Haigh
    12:54 19 Dec 23
    Prompt and efficient service provided by everyone at Lock & Key from initial contact to a speedy response and our problem was resolved by the engineer in attendance. Will recommend this company whenever we can, congratulations in going forward with your business, regards Arthur and Christine @ Redbrook.
    Jon Lowe
    Jon Lowe
    17:52 18 Dec 23
    Great service!
    Trev Weldon
    Trev Weldon
    14:52 18 Dec 23
    Excellent professional service . Jim was extremely helpful and polite . Superb workmanship at a reasonable price . I would definitely recommend.
    Leahjade Brown
    Leahjade Brown
    09:03 15 Dec 23
    My wreath broke my door lock and Jim was brilliant! He fixed every aspect of the door and came almost straight away at 11oclok at night. Very friendly service and advice about doors! Would definitely recommend if anyone needs a locksmith, thankyou so much for giving me and my family security straight away
    William Hill
    William Hill
    15:58 12 Dec 23
    Really professional service from lock and key,i was impressed byThe skill and craftsmanship ,thankyou .excellent job.,
    Susan Carter
    Susan Carter
    18:04 30 Nov 23
    Prompt response and good successful service by Ash. Used previously and happy to recommend
    Jayne Wilson
    Jayne Wilson
    17:44 28 Nov 23
    Fantastic service. Called at 8am due to losing the key to the house and not having any other access. Was there 1 hour later and job done in 20 mins. Reasonable priced too
    Lucy Armitage
    Lucy Armitage
    08:41 16 Nov 23
    Absolutely amazing service!Phoned up in morning and within 1 and half hours my two doors were fixed.They were flexible around school drop off, Jim (the locksmith) called me and informed me he was 30 minutes away and asked if that was convenient.He arrived, he was polite and professional, he got straight on with the job, inspected and diagnosed very quickly and fixed the problems quickly and efficiently.He kept the areas clean.Thank you.. I will 100% use again!.
    Amy Ellison
    Amy Ellison
    18:01 18 Oct 23
    We have had Jim out this evening as an urgent lock change. I can't fault him at all. Very professional, approachable and knowledgeable. I won't use any other lock smith from now on! Thanks jim
    chris jackson
    chris jackson
    18:37 27 Sep 23
    Called them out for a jammed lock and they came within the hour. Really polite, friendly and professional, and explained what the issue was and sorted another minor issue we didn't even know about to stop it getting worse as part of the job. Fair price and good service, would recommend or use again if needed.
    Alison Tideswell
    Alison Tideswell
    15:22 21 Sep 23
    Had a broken front door lock, googled locksmiths near me, chose Lock & Key, they answered the phone promptly, said someone would be with me within the hour, Ash the locksmith arrived, again promptly, replaced my lock and within 10 minutes the job was done, easy payment process and I felt a competitive price for a job very well done. Thanks Ash, I will definitely recommend you and your company.
    Kev Hornby
    Kev Hornby
    11:57 21 Sep 23
    Quick service, very happy.
    Bob Robert
    Bob Robert
    15:41 14 Sep 23
    Ash from Lock & Key came right on time as arranged & fixed my bathroom window lock. Great service. Many thanks Ash.
    Mandy Whitehead
    Mandy Whitehead
    16:41 07 Sep 23
    Jim came out to fit a new lock to my front door. He was both professional and friendly. He explained exactly what he was going to do and the job was completed quickly, no mess.The price was the best quoted and also the quickest time on arrival.Would definitely recommend again and will use again.
    Danny McFarlane
    Danny McFarlane
    12:52 04 Aug 23
    Terry arrived promptly and was very friendly and conversational. He assessed my old locks and fitted new ones with zero fuss or mess, and was on his way in 45 minutes.Great service!
    Ashley Birks
    Ashley Birks
    15:35 16 Jul 23
    Same day service. Really helpful when booking and re-arranged some appointments so they could get to me that day. Really quick on the job and did great work. Definitely recommended.
    chris morris
    chris morris
    11:51 29 Jun 23
    Thanks Terry for the prompt response and excellent service.Would highly recommend.
    Rob Hirst
    Rob Hirst
    13:36 26 Jun 23
    Excellent, prompt, professional service. Good advice from Terry. Feel much safer after last night's break in, highly recommend thank you
    Aleksandra Czub
    Aleksandra Czub
    19:31 23 Jun 23
    great and fast service!
    Andrew Winter
    Andrew Winter
    15:34 21 Jun 23
    Terry came earlier than expected on the day and was courteous, friendly and obviously very knowledgeable, hence he fixed the issue with our patio door to our complete satisfaction. Would definitely recommended.
    Jan Williams
    Jan Williams
    22:31 20 Jun 23
    Totally satisfied with the work carried out on our locked door
    Donna Clarke
    Donna Clarke
    17:29 16 Jun 23
    Quick, efficient, professional and friendly service.Good product installed.Couldn't ask for anything more, worth every penny for piece of mind.
    Dougie Royston
    Dougie Royston
    09:44 15 Jun 23
    Outstanding serviceFast efficient and great value..Friendly locksmith nothing to much trouble.I couldn't believe how fast and efficient. he was and cleaned up..you wouldn't notice he had been.Craftsman at his best 👌
    Denise Percy
    Denise Percy
    09:22 04 May 23
    Excellent prompt service by this company. Would certainly recommend. Thanks AP
    Leah May
    Leah May
    09:34 02 May 23
    Recommended this company did the Job in less than 10mins ash was brilliant 5 stars from me thank you
    Kay Beard
    Kay Beard
    07:46 02 May 23
    Our back door lock failed, with the key stuck in. This was on Bank Holiday Monday, but Lock & Safe were out within a couple of hours, arriving on time, and replaced it with a new one. Excellent service.
    Mary Leigh
    Mary Leigh
    13:20 06 Apr 23
    Prompt service, and very helpful people, highly recommend
    Deborah Blewitt
    Deborah Blewitt
    18:50 04 Apr 23
    Very helpful and efficient service. Called to let me know they were on the way, arrived at expected time, investigated and resolved the issue, whilst giving a clear explanation of the process.Recommended 👍
    oliver buxton
    oliver buxton
    15:09 09 Mar 23
    Great service from Terry. Very prompt, especially on a snowy day and fixed/replaced our faulty lock quickly and efficiently. 100% would recommend.
    shaun Rose
    shaun Rose
    16:44 08 Mar 23
    Thanks for a great job at a reasonable price. Guy was sociable and polite. 😁
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