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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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Picking the ABUS 3 Star Euro Cylinder Lock

By liberty locksmiths | March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Picking the ABUS 3 Star Euro Cylinder Lock

Denis, from Liberty Locksmiths, is a rapid response, emergency locksmith in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. He has to be able to quickly pick even the most secure locks so that he can help people get back into their property if they find themselves locked out. This short video demonstrates Denis picking an ABUS euro-cylinder lock (3 Star Kitemarked). This very secure lock has anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-pick technology.

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How to Open the New Ultion WXM Lock

By liberty locksmiths | February 5, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Open the New Ultion WXM Lock

This is a short video showing Denis from Liberty Locksmiths opening the new police and insurance approved Ultion WXM lock with the help of a new tool. Being able to open even the most secure locks without damaging the old lock is an essential skill for a good locksmith. It takes a lot of practice and the right equipment.

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How to Decode a Union Strongbolt Mortice Lock

By liberty locksmiths | October 3, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Decode a Union Strongbolt Mortice Lock

In this short video, Denis the Glasgow Locksmith demonstrates how to decode a Union Strongbolt mortice lock. These are very secure locks but locksmiths need to be able to unpick them if a customer gets locked out. Using this technique he can gain entry without causing damage to the lock.

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The 5 Most Common Lock Problems – Why You Need a Fast Locksmith

By liberty locksmiths | June 27, 2019 | Comments Off on The 5 Most Common Lock Problems – Why You Need a Fast Locksmith

It’s easy to take your locks for granted. They work perfectly well every day and then suddenly, they don’t. The most common problems with locks are often quite minor, but they can still ruin your day. If your lock doesn’t lock you could be late for work or collecting the kids or face leaving your house unsecured. Equally, you don’t want to get home at the end of a long day to find that you can’t get in. You need a quick solution and a locksmith who will respond quickly. We can usually respond to a call within 30 minutes. Here are some of the most common lock problems that need a fast response. 1.        A broken key Keys can get broken whether you’re locking up or trying to get in. The most frustrating part is that it often happens because you’re rushing. If you’re…

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Are Your Locks Beyond Help?

By liberty locksmiths | March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Are Your Locks Beyond Help?

Are you living with locks that don’t really work properly? Maybe you’re finding it a struggle to open or close your doors when you leave the house or after you come home from a busy day.  Alternatively you might be looking for a way to beef up your home security by installing new and improved locks.  We talk to a lot of people who’ve been told that they’re stuck with the locks they have.  Either that or they need to think about replacing their whole door.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you think your locks are beyond help, there could still be a solution. Why couldn’t my lock be repaired? There are lots of potential reasons why your locks can’t be repaired.  Depending on the design there may be a problem with the whole lock, for instance…

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