York Locksmith Blog
Who doesn't love a free breakfast? Another early start this morning after receiving a call from Andrew at The Shambles Sausage & Pie Company. Andrew was unable to access his shop in the shambles this morning at 6am. I gained entry to the shop and fitted a new locking system.
Early start this morning getting in to the town centre before traffic restrictions to change the locks on this restaurant-takeaway. As a business owner myself and locksmith in York offering services to commercial customers and local businesses; I understand how difficult the last year has been for our liesure / food businesses in York, which is why I was more than happy to attend early this morning to help a fellow business owner in need.
Like a lot of people in the last year, this customer wanted to modernise her old door. She had the door painted professionally and we changed the old brass handles, lock and letter plate to a modern chrome finish - the final result looks great and is much cheaper than a new door.
A chilly morning in York today. I was called out to the Derwenthorpe development as the Abloy German Mechanism had failed. I am beginning to see faults with these kind of locks on a regular basis and have subsequently begun to import these parts meaning I had them in stock and managed to complete the repair for the customer, same day.
Derwenthorpe is a recently developed sustainable housing estate in York. The styish housing incorporates many Scandanavian designed or inspired features incluing, specialised Abloy housing locks with thumb-turn locking mechanisms on the inner doors. I have been asked be several property owners in the small town to upgrade the door locks to either remove the thumb-turn vilnerability or upgrade the lock barrels themselves. It has taken a while but by speaking directly to the manufacturers I have been able to source these specilist parts which I now carry in stock. So if you live or own a property in Derwenthorpe and would like to discuss the security of your property, give me a call. It's Shane on: 07770 736 890
A lovely morning today in Sutton on the Forrest. I’ve arrived at Sutton Park Estate where the BBC filmed the television series Gentlemen Jack. The task, to install a new rollerbolt night latch and mortice lock on the cafe doors.
A successful result today. One of my regular trade customers received another attempt to break into their commercial offices during the early hours. The high security cylinder I had previously advised upon and fitted held up and prevented the theives gaining access to the building. Needless to say the customer was very happy, unlike the would be robbers.
If you own a business local to the York region and would like to discuss the security of your business assets, contact me directly on 07770 736 890. I will be happy to assess your current security and advise on improvements and how to decrease your insurance premiums.
Change in the weather this morning in York.
I was called out to Acomb to replace a sliding patio gearbox on the locking mechanism,
it was fortunate that I had spare parts in my van as it was originally a miss order so
happy day for customer.
So had a Saturday evening call out to a customer who had his Ultion key for his newish composite door and the lock had failed so I had to drill it out and fit a Schlosser 3 star cylinder, #
it’s by no means the first time I’ve been out to failed ultion locks so be careful when choosing a new door what make of euro cylinder lock they come with
If you have trouble locking and unlocking your composite door locks and would like to discuss changing them, please feel free to give me a call for advice. Shane: 07770 736 890.
Lovely day in York. Called out for the second time to a new development in the city centre old fire station, the high security composite doors are fitted with a cheap lock and the keys snap.
The same service provided again, with access gained to the property without damage and a good quality high security thumb turn cylinder!
If you have recently moved into a new property and would like to upgrade your locks, please feel free to give me a call for advice. Shane: 07770 736 890.
A property owner in the Fulford are had a scare late last night, disturbed a stranger trying to get through the front door. I was called in the morning for advice on improving the security of the property. I suggested an upgrade ( the ERA 3 Star Cylinder High Security Lock, which is widely regarded in the industry as the best 3 star security lock, and for many locksmiths a better choice than the popular Ultion locks as they are not prone to self locking like their Ultion equivalents. ) then subsequently supplied and fitted the lock providng that much needed peace of mind.
If you are concerned about the security of your property, or have encountered a self locking issue with your Ultion lock, please feel free to give me a call for advice. Shane: 07770 736 890.
Fresh day in Copmanthorpe - Today I repaired a UPVC door mechanism rather than renewing it saving my customer over £100.00, very happy customer :)
New van day for Afford a Lock today. Staying with the Black Mercedes-Benz theme for quality and professional appearance.
Signwritten with our company logo so customer's can be sure the correct locksmith has attended their property.
We hope some of you see us driving around the city.
For all locksmith related advice in and around York give me a call ( Shane 07770 736 890 ).
Another lovely day in York but sadly not for a customer on the outskirts who had an attempted break in.
Luckily the alarm scared the theives off but not before they damaged the handles and lock.
I fitted some good quality handled and 3 star cylinders just in case the thevies decide to return.
For door handle repairs and pre/post break in advice in York give me a call ( Shane 07770 736 890 ).
Beautiful weather this afternoon here in York, Here are some photographs of our work today.
Removing the properties old dead-locks and sash-locks and installing a keyed alike thumb-turn Euro Cylinder lock system, making things much easier for the customer as they now have the same keys for all locks in the house.
For key alike systems for your home in York give me a call ( Shane 07770 736 890 ).
We received this photograph and message from a customer earlier this month
"Hi Shane, just discovered that we had an attempted break in last night through the patio doors, thankfully the Ultion locks did their job but now I need a new handle and lock, would you be able to supply a matching handle or will I need to go to the place I got the door from? "
Theives had attempted a break in, but had failed to gain entry by breaking the patio door locks - thankfully this customer had Ultion Anti Snap locks fitted by Afford A Lock Locksmith York only a few weeks before. Without the lock upgrades it's likely the theives would have had entry to the property in around 60 seconds.
We sourced a replacement matching handle and replaced the Ultion lock restoring these doors to their former appearance and funtionality.