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Locksmith in Skelmersdale - Paladin Locksmiths
Locksmith services from Paladin Locksmiths
Woman locked out of her house
Emergency Lockout Service

If you are locked out of your home, business, vehicle or safe then we can get you back in quickly. With an average response time of just 20 minutes we won’t leave you standing in the cold for long. We are equipped with all of the latest tools and the skills to use them utilising non destructive techniques wherever possible so that you won’t have to replace your locks. Call us now for a quick re-entry to your property.

Locksmith in Skelmersdale - Paladin Locksmiths
Non destructive entry

Non-destructive entry refers to a method of bypassing locks or security systems without causing any damage or destruction to the system or property. This method is used by locksmiths or security professionals in order to gain access to locked property, such as a house, office, safe or car. Techniques can include lock picking, decoding, bypassing or manipulation, among others. It is a preferred entry method, as it does not damage the lock or the surrounding structure, and the lock can still be used afterwards.Call 01695 733394

Locksmith services from Paladin Locksmiths
24 Hour Call Out Service

Paladin locksmiths operate on a 24 hour basis so we are available whenever you need us. No Call Out Charge We don't charge you for the privilege of coming to your property providing you are within our service area - a 12 mile radius around Skelmersdale including Wigan, St Helens, Ormskirk, Burscough and Chorley.

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Types of locks

There are many different types of locks but the main locks you are likely to find on a residential property are listed below. It is helpful when contacting us if you are able to identify which type you have.

Mortice Deadlock

Mortice locks fit into a slot cut into the edge of the door and are often referred to as ‘Chubb’ locks but are actually made by many different companies. Most insurance companies specify that the lock must contain at least 5 levers and conform to British Standards 3621. The deadlocking feature means that a thief can’t smash a nearby glass panel to open the door from the inside or, having entered through a window, carry your belongings out through the door. There are two variations of deadlocks, the mortice deadbolt and the mortice sashlock. A sashlock will have a handle attached in order to open the door whereas the deadbolt has no handle.

Rim lock or Night latch

A rim lock is attached to the face of the door and latches automatically when you close the door unless held open with the snib. They are commonly referred to as ‘Yale’ locks but can be made by many different companies. A rim lock should be used in conjunction with a mortice deadlock.

Automatic deadlocking rim lock

This locks automatically when the door is closed and is more secure than other types of rim latch. It needs a key to open it from both the inside and the outside and should meet BS: 3621.

Multi-point lock

Multi-point locks are usually found in UPVC (plastic) and aluminium doors and employ a combination of hooks, bolts and rollers to secure the door. They are usually operated with a euro cylinder in either a ‘keyway’ or oval shape.

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Mark Doyle Locksmith & Safe Engineer
Mark is a Qualified Master Locksmith (QML) and Professional Safecracker with over 20 years of experience in the security industry.

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