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Does It Really Matter Which Locksmith You Call?

By liberty locksmiths | October 23, 2023 | Comments Off on Does It Really Matter Which Locksmith You Call?

When you have an emergency locksmith problem, it is not unusual to choose the first locksmith you can get hold of. Even when you have a non-emergency lock problem, it can be tempting to call the first number you find. Is that a good idea and does it really matter which locksmith you call? Unfortunately, I think it matters a lot. That is because, in my experience, not all locksmiths offer the same level of service and have the same expertise. In addition, charges vary wildly with many charging exorbitant prices for what I would call ‘simple jobs’. What sets a good locksmith apart from the less reputable ones? 1. Commitment to continuous training New locks are always being developed and added to the market. A good locksmith needs to keep on top of what new locks are being used in their area. I believe…

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Is Housebreaking Set to Rise After COVID?

By liberty locksmiths | September 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Is Housebreaking Set to Rise After COVID?

Housebreaking in Scotland If you have been burgled in the past, you will know just how devastating it can be. Mentally and financially it can be very damaging and is definitely something to try and prevent. After getting in touch with the police, the first thing that most people do is call a locksmith to make their property safe. When I arrive, I replace any broken locks with upgraded secure ones and check the quality of any other locks protecting entry points to the property. If keys are missing, I will suggest changing all the locks on external doors. This is not as expensive as you may think and well worth it for peace of mind. It’s just a pity that most people wait until something like this happens before taking steps to ensure their home is secure. Many people think that being burgled is…

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What Should I Do if I Am Locked Out?

By liberty locksmiths | December 15, 2021 | Comments Off on What Should I Do if I Am Locked Out?

Finding yourself in the unfortunate position of being locked out of your home is stressful. When this happens in winter when it is cold and wet, things can seem even worse. You may not be sure what the best option is and don’t want to spend money calling a locksmith for help. Sometimes this can be avoided but most times, calling a locksmith is the fastest and cheapest option. Here are some common ways that people try to get back inside if they are locked out.

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What Are Digital Locks and What Are They Used For?

By liberty locksmiths | June 22, 2021 | Comments Off on What Are Digital Locks and What Are They Used For?

Digital locks (digilocks) provide a quick and simple way to lock/unlock a door without a key. Another name for this is keyless access control. In certain circumstances, it is the best and most appropriate access/security solution. For example, a digital lock is a great way to secure a door that is regularly accessed by a high volume of people. It removes the hassle of trying to keep track of a large number of keys and who has access to them. Ensuring correct installation is important. That is why we strongly recommend using a qualified locksmith to fit them.

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Why Choose Liberty Locksmiths? – Short Video

By liberty locksmiths | May 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Choose Liberty Locksmiths? – Short Video

There are many reasons for choosing Liberty Locksmiths. We provide a wide range of affordable locksmith services and our large number of 5 Star reviews in Google, Trustpilot, Facebook etc. demonstrate that our customers are happy with our work and our prices. Watch this short video to learn some more about us.

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How to Identify the Type of Lock on Your Door

By liberty locksmiths | February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Identify the Type of Lock on Your Door

As a Glasgow locksmith I spend a lot of my time replacing locks. Not surprisingly, most people have no idea about the type of lock they have fitted on their front or back door. However, identifying the type of locks you have can sometimes be very important. This is particularly true if you are seeking new home insurance or want to know if you have locks that are vulnerable to lock snapping. There are a some of the most common locks in use: 1. 5 Lever Mortice Lock This type of lock is embedded (morticed) into the door and the strike plate is fitted to the frame. This lock is usually only fitted to timber/wooden doors and can only be opened with a key, from either side. Sometimes 5 lever mortice locks are confused with the less secure 3 lever mortice locks. You can check…

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Lock Snapping – Is My Home At Risk?

By liberty locksmiths | December 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Lock Snapping – Is My Home At Risk?

As a local locksmith in Glasgow, I am often called to homes that have been broken into. I am called to replace the broken lock or ‘make safe’ the property if the lock is particularly unusual and needs to be ordered. When I am there, I witness the impact this crime has on people. Aside from the financial damage, it can leave some people feeling very upset, distressed and even frightened to be in their own home. It’s the last thing I would ever want anyone to have to go through.

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4 Things Locksmiths Never Have to Worry About – Slideshare

By liberty locksmiths | August 20, 2020 | Comments Off on 4 Things Locksmiths Never Have to Worry About – Slideshare

Being a Glasgow locksmith has its advantages. Over the years, I have built up lots of useful skills and knowledge that can help me in my day to day life. Here are 4 things that I never have to worry about.

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Need a Locksmith During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

By liberty locksmiths | June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Need a Locksmith During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

The COVID- 19 lockdown has been a very difficult time for many businesses and locksmiths are no exception. At Liberty Locksmiths I am currently following Scottish government guidelines and only providing customers with essential locksmith services.

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Picking the Yale BS 1 Star Lock

By liberty locksmiths | April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Picking the Yale BS 1 Star Lock

This short video shows Denis, from Liberty Locksmiths in Glasgow picking a Yale BS 1 Star lock. He is using a lock picking tool from GJ Locks that can open Yale Superior, Yale Platinum and Millenco Magnum locks. Although Denis makes picking the lock look easy he admits that it is not that straightforward. He says that even a very experienced locksmith like himself will need many hours of practice to be able to open the lock this quickly using the new tool.

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