Thursday 30 June 2022

Locksmiths in West Midlands area

Black Country Locksmiths




Cannock Door Repairs




Ricks Locksmith & Door Repair (Midlands)

3 SYB Offices, 

37 Thornbury Road, 



01902 519000


Tuesday 26 April 2022

 My friend Rick has recently had a new site made for one of his websites.

The site features all the latest locksmith services pages including areas covered and all of his contact information.

Rick has been working as a locksmith for 13 years in the West Midlands and is known locally as the go to guy when it comes to the repair and replacement of upvc door lock mechanisms.

ricks locksmith feedback

Friday 30 June 2017

Locksmith Directory | Locks Changed | Locksmith Blog

The Locks-Changed directory

I'm always on the lookout for new locksmith directories for local locksmiths to submit their details.

Another good free one that has caught my attention is

It's currently under construction but looks like another good source for local locksmiths to submit to for free.

It is run by the owner of so should rank nicely in the search engines.

UPVC Store

A new supplier has popped up in the West Midlands, previously a web based business, now has a shop front for passing locksmiths to drop in.

Prices are very reasonable to trading locksmiths and these guys have a good list of contacts when it comes to sourcing older parts.

I've heard that they supply a lot of the main locksmith suppliers around the UK so you should be able to get best prices here!

locks changed on upvc doors

Sunday 18 December 2016

Merry Christmas | Locksmith Blog

Just a short post to wish you all a merry Christmas. :-)

For those working the Christmas period as emergency locksmiths dudley I'm sure you will have plenty of emergency calls to keep you busy with the usual drunks losing keys and the festive domestics.

I shall be taking a week off to relax and reflect on my plans for 2017, I have a lot of ideas and not enough time to implement it all hehe.

I would be interested in hearing your locksmithing new years resolutions, I think mine will be to brush up on the lock cylinder picking which has slipped over the last year, with the increase in higher security locks cylinders out there now it's going to be a useful skill to have honed in 2017.

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Monday 3 October 2016

National Network of Local Locksmiths | Locksmith Blog

    NNLL - National Network Local Locksmiths

I am always happy to report a new supporter of the No Nationals Campaign.

This one is a directory/organisation again with the sole purpose of advertising local locksmiths and door repair firms with the exclusion of large national competitors and franchises.

The national Network of Local Locksmiths (NNLL) encourages it's members to share work between other members to prevent the national competition grabbing stray customers.

It makes sense really and networking between genuine local locksmiths is definitely on the rise.

Every week I encounter customers that have been let down by other locksmiths with 'broken vans'. These are the national firms struggling to cover the job, either that or they're struggling with a fleet of knackered vans :-D

Anyhow, get your name on the directory it's free to submit:

NOTE: This locksmith site is no longer active and now diverted to

Thursday 7 July 2016

Featured Locksmiths | Locksmith Blog

I promised a few local locksmiths recently that I would give them a feature on the blog with their contact information should anyone be searching for a local locksmith. It can be difficult for the public to find a genuine local locksmith firm that they can trust so I am always willing to help improve their web presence even if it's just in a small blog post on the locksmith blog. Customers find our numbers in weird and mysterious ways sometimes and you gotta be in it to win it.

The first feature is of a local locksmith in Southampton, Tim Guille of Interlocks Ltd.
Tim covers the entire area of Hampshire on a 24 hour basis for all locksmith and upvc related work, commercial and domestic for homeowners and local Southampton businesses.

Arvco Locksmiths

Interlock Locksmiths Ltd
74 Chapel Road
West End
Tel: 07887512272

My second feature goes to a new kid on the block Paul Clarke, locksmith in Liverpool trading as Impact Locksmiths. I promised Paul a feature as Liverpool is a seriously competitive area to be advertising in and it can be difficult to be seen amongst all those national franchises and call centres that advertise in Liverpool. Paul is a genuine local locksmith in Liverpool so you know you'll be receiving the best service at the right price when using Impact Locksmiths Liverpool.

Impact Locksmiths

50 Riviera Drive
Tel: 07590208096

Thirdly, an established locksmith in the West Midlands based in Tamworth, Adrian Bryant aka Lockaid 24/7 has made the break away from that notorious nationwide locksmith franchise and gone solo, a good move in my opinion! If you're looking for a genuine local locksmith in Tamworth with plenty of hands on experience and a long list of satisfied customers across Staffordshire then it's really a no brainer, get Adrian on the phone right away!

Lockaid 24/7
59 Briar
Tel: 07909186487

Tuesday 3 May 2016

High Security Door Locks & Handles | Locksmith Blog

I have been turning up to work at a lot of new build properties that seem to have gone, in my opinion, overboard with their door security. Normally to achieve a TS007 you are required to have either a two star handle combined with a one star cylinder or a standalone three star lock cylinder.

3 star anti snap locks3 star anti snap locksWhat I am actually seeing working as a locksmith in the West Midlands is a lot of homes with three star cylinders which are then combined with the PAS24 two star handles. This is great news when it comes to preventing a lock snapping attack on a upvc door, however from the locksmiths point of view such a setup can be viewed as a worst nightmare during a failed multipoint lock scenario. Luckily for me I have yet to encounter the worst case scenario working as a local locksmith in cannock

This raises the question: Who exactly are we trying to keep out?
I feel such massive improvements in door security are making the locksmiths life much harder than that of the career criminal who will still opt for a brick through a large pane of glass rather than messing around with door locks. Of course it will prevent many an attempted lock snapping burglary but I think that most one star cylinders or a security handle would manage this.

What are your thoughts? Have you encountered the all singing and dancing setup yet? It's only a matter of time and it's going to be a real stinker of a job...