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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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What is a locksmith?

A “smith” of any type is one who shapes metal pieces, often using a forge or mould, into useful objects. Locksmithing, as its name implies, is the assembly and designing of locks and their respective keys.
Historically, locksmiths made the entire lock, working for hours hand cutting screws and doing much file-work. Today, the rise of cheap mass production means that this is no longer true and the vast majority of locks are repaired by swapping parts or are upgraded to modern mass-production items.
The majority of locksmiths also work on any existing door hardware, not just locking mechanisms. This includes door closers, door hinges, electric strikes, frame repairs, spy holes, letterboxes and other door hardware.
Although fitting of keys to replace lost keys to automobiles and homes and the changing of keys for homes and businesses to maintain security are still an important part of locksmithing, locksmiths today are primarily involved in the installation of higher quality lock-sets and the design, implementation and management of keying and key control systems.
In terms of physical security, a locksmith’s work frequently involves making a determination of the level of risk to an individual or institution and then recommending and implementing appropriate combinations of equipment and policies to create “security layers” which exceed the reasonable gain to an intruder or attacker. The more different security layers that are implemented, the more the requirement for additional skills and knowledge and tools to defeat them all. But because each layer comes at an expense to the customer, the application of appropriate levels without exceeding reasonable costs to the customer is often very important and requires a skilled and knowledgeable locksmith to determine.

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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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