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What Are Digital Locks and What Are They Used For?

digital lock for Glasgow property

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…

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How to Identify the Type of Lock on Your Door

cylinder lock held by Glasgow locksmith

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…

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Lock Snapping – Is My Home At Risk?

lock snapping Glasgow

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…

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Picking the Yale BS 1 Star Lock

Glasgow Locksmith Denis lock picking Yale BS 1 Star

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…

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Picking the ABUS 3 Star Euro Cylinder Lock

Glasgow locksmith picking a ABUS 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…

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How to Open the New Ultion WXM Lock

Opening an 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…

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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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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…

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