Having a locksmith that is professional and that you can trust is of the upmost importance. Burglaries are incredibly common and having the best security measures in place within your property or home is crucial to help prevent against break-ins. I am a 24-hour locksmith with years of experience in the industry, reassuring you that I will always be there to help you no matter what your issue is or what time of day it is. Security never needs to be an issue in your property again. I provide industry leading branded manufactured locks and master key systems to keep buildings secure. All estimates are free and offered at competitive prices.
When it comes to locks and home security, having a locksmith that you can trust is highly important. That is why I have made it my aim over the past few years to provide a high-quality service to all my customers. Also, having a range of locksmith services on offer helps to ensure that you will always be able to find the help you need. Some of these services include:
- Lock repairs
- New lock installation
- UPVC lock upgrades
- Open locked doors
- Lock replacements
- Security lock installation
- Security keys
- Master keys
- Digital door locks
- Home security measures
- Securing accessible windows
- British standard locks
- Locking systems
What Can A Locksmith Do?
Locksmiths are highly skilled in the replacement and repair of security systems within both commercial businesses and domestic properties. We may think of them as repairers of locks, but they do much more than that. They typically work with locks on doors, windows, cars, and safes. As well as repairing and replacing locks, locksmiths are able to adjust locks and help people to regain access to buildings or cars that they have become locked out of. The profession is well established and has been used by members of the public for many years.
Some of the main things that locksmiths can do include cutting keys, fitting locks, car lock services, access control systems, and 24-hour emergency locksmith services. At Dave Halsall Locksmiths I specialise in home lock services and am able to carry out work on windows, doors, exterior buildings, and more.
British Standard Locks
When it comes to locks, having ones that comply with basic safety standards is important. Without adequate locking systems, your property may become vulnerable to thieves. The British Standard Institute (BSI) is the main body of standards for the UK and work hard to ensure locks issued are of a high standard.
To check that your locks are British Standard, there are a few things that you can look out for. The British Standard Kitemark indicates that the lock of is of a high quality and should be accompanied by a number, such as BS3621. The Kitemark typically looks like the outline of a heart with an ‘S’ and a line within the outer line. Older locks may still be British Standard and the Kitemark may be more hidden, which is why it is worth having a serious look at your locks. If the lock needs removal to be able to reveal whether it complies with British Standard or not, it is much safer to get your locksmith to do this.
There are various standard codes that you need to look out for and knowing what each of those mean helps to provide a more detailed understanding of their importance. These include:
- BS 7412:2007/ BS EN 12608:2003
Windows and door sets made from uPVC extruded hollow profiles.
- BS 4873:2009
Aluminium alloy windows and door sets.
- BS 644:2012
Timber windows and door sets.
- BS 6510:2010
Steel framed windows and glazed doors.
- BS 8529:2010
Composite door sets, including domestic external door sets.
- BS 6375-1:2009/BS 6375-2:2009/BS 6375-3:2009+A1:2013
Performance of windows and doors, including classifications on weathertightness and guidance on specification and selection.
- TS 007
Enhanced security lock cylinders.
- BS EN 12209:2003
Requirements and test methods for locks, latches and locking plates which are non-mechanically and mechanically operated.
- PAS 3621:2011/PAS 8621:2011/PAS 1062:2011
Multipoint locking assemblies keyed egress/keyless egress/multipoint locking for duel mode egress.
- BS 3621:2007+A2:2012/BS 8621:2007+A2:2012/BS 10621:2007+A2:2012
Thief resistant lock assembly – key egress/keyless egress/dual-mode lock.
- BS 7386:1997
Draught strip specification for draught control of existing doors and windows in houses.
For more details on the various codes from British Standard, click here.
I am extremely proud of the feedback that I have received over the years. My aim is always to provide a high-quality service to all of my customers, no matter what they need or where they are. Below are some of my testimonials:
‘Great local service. Arrived when he said he would. Talked me through everything so I knew what was going on. Highly recommend to all people in need of a locksmith. Thanks again Dave.’ – Ben F.
‘Fantastic locksmith. Was at my house within 20 minutes. Great service and highly recommended.’ – Anon.
‘Very prompt and great service. Saturday morning call out with smile!’ – John D.
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Downholland and the Surrounding Area
The village of Downholland is located in West Lancashire and has a population of around 1,000 people. There is plenty to do while in the area including a trip to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, The Ship Inn, or the Rosemary Wood Fishery. If you are based in the Downholland area and need locksmith services, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.
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If you are in need of locksmith services in or around the Downholland area, then Dave Halsall Locksmiths are the ideal choice to make. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can be sure that any work carried out on your property will be to the highest standard.