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Lockforce Expands into Northumberland and Gateshead

Lockforce Expands into Northumberland and Gateshead

Lockforce are excited to announce our expansion into Northumberland and Gateshead. 

Our latest franchisee to join the network, Lea Ternent is now the owner of this territory and is very keen to get started helping his local community. Previously working as a enforcement officer, Lea is now fully trained as a professional locksmith so has now a great set of skills to keep your family feeling safe and secure. 

Need a locksmith in the Northumberland area? 

Call Lea today on 01670 201 015 or visit https://www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/Northumberland/ 

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Lockforce Expands into Birmingham

Lockforce Expands into Birmingham

Lockforce are proud to announce our expansion into Birmingham with Brian Carter.

Brian Carter, a local Brummie at heart and huge Aston Villa fan, is now the owner of Lockforce Locksmith Birmingham and joins the network after successful completing all his training. 

If you need a locksmith in Birmingham, please feel free to call Brian on 01214 051 204

Or visit his webpage at: https://www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/Birmingham/

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How To Stop Your Door Lock From Failing

How To Stop Your Door Lock From Failing

To understand why and if this could affect you then you need to understand more about the doors and locks that protect you, your family and precious valuables.

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📷 Photo: Noel Tierney, Lockforce Locksmiths Bolton

There are 3 main door types: UPVC, Composite or Wooden.

There are some door types that fail or cause more problems than others.

Do you know what type of door you have?

In this article we will focus on UPVC & Composite doors.

Why...?

These door types are the most common type in the UK and have many moving parts. And more moving parts means that there is more that can go wrong.

Let's be honest it is not something you think about (if at all) until something serious goes wrong.

Unfortunately we see problems every day and in many cases it is possible to prevent an issue if you understand how your door locks work, what can go wrong and "tell tale" signs.

  • The cylinder - an essential part of the locking mechanism that is operated by the key. If you have the WRONG cylinder then your security could be compromised.

  • The Multi Point Locking system - this is  the part of the lock that makes us feel safe as you lift the handle and you feel the locking mechanism "lock" into place. This is completely redundant if the cylinder is not the right quality.

  • The KEEPS - these are the parts of the locking mechanism that are installed on the frame of the door to help secure the door with the multi point locking system. These can move or displaced and can stop you locking the door.

  • The Fitting of the door - a poorly fitted door can lead to untold issues with opening and closing, locking or unlocking your door. Doors that are not aligned up properly to other aspect of the door will cause permanent or intermittent issues. 
    *** It is also possible for door fittings to move over time and with extensive use  ***.

  • Changes in the door fitting caused by the weather - UPVC and Composite doors will move (expand / contract) due to the weather (temperature). A door that previously worked 100% can become "seized" when then weather changes.
If you're experiencing problems with your lock and are in need of a local locksmith, be sure to search Lockforce for your local lock technician who will be more than happy to assist you.
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How to determine if your locks are good enough…

How to determine if your locks are good enough…

There are many different locks on the market and in our homes and sadly the majority of these may not protect you if a thief decides to take advantage.

A quick way to check the basics of your homes security for yourself, is to look out for the below symbols on your locks. These are nationally approved security accreditation's that the most secure locks will carry.



       






The safest way to ensure your locks are up to scratch
is to call your local Locksmith out to check them for you.

Because your safety is as important to us as it is to you, 
we offer a FREE LOCK SURVEY.


Call today for peace of mind
0333 567 8920




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Lockforce Expands to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud

Lockforce Expands to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud

Lockforce are delighted to announce our expansion into Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. 

Our newest franchisee, Clive Noble is the new proud owner of this territory and has recently completed his Lockforce locksmith training and has been on the road for just over a month. 

If you need a locksmith in the Gloucestershire area, please be sure to keep Clive in mind!

To contact Clive, please call 01452 470 142 or visit his main webpage on: 

https://www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/Gloucester/

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Lockforce Receive Praise LIVE on RADIO 2

Lockforce Receive Praise LIVE on RADIO 2

Who'd have thought that we could be recognised for our customer service LIVE on RADIO 2...?

Alan Ayers from Lockforce Colchester was recognised by Sara Cox on her early evening show after being nominated by a recent customer.

Alan received a call from a distressed lady who needed some help and support. The lady's father is an elderly man living on his own with the assistance from a visiting home carer. The carer was unable to gain entry and so Alan sped into action to attend and get the carer in and check that the ladys father was ok.

After gaining entry, changing and upgrading the lock for added security, Alan then took the time to call the lady and advise that everything was under control and her father was OK.


Great job Alan

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Have your say..... Violence Against Women and  Girls

Have your say..... Violence Against Women and Girls

Please be aware that, following the sad case of Sarah Everard, the Home Office has re-opened and extended the consultation period on violence against women and girls to allow more people to share their views and personal experiences.


Responses will help to shape Home Office strategy - please see how to access the survey in the link below.

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