Five surprising services that locksmiths provide

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When you find yourself in a bit of pickle – such as when you’ve lost your car keys, suffered a break-in, or you’re locked out of home or work – a locksmith is usually the first person to call. In general, most people only call a locksmith when they need to, to either replace their locks, cut a new set of keys or get them back into your home, business or vehicle.

However, locksmiths do so much more than this. They are trained, experienced and highly qualified specialist tradespeople who do all the above and much, much more. In fact, you’d be surprised at the number of things a locksmith can do. Here, we take a closer look at some of the more surprising services that a locksmith can provide…

Boarding up

People usually call an emergency locksmith if they’ve suffered a break-in and need to replace their locks, but they might not think that a locksmith can do so much more besides. After the emergency services, a locksmith is often the first person on the scene after a burglary and can help clean up and make safe the point of access. Whether it’s a smashed window or a broken door, locksmiths often offer a boarding-up service to re-secure the property after a break in to prevent any further damage being done or crimes being committed.

Safe installation

Whether you’re at home or work, there will be certain valuables you’ll want to keep safe and secure. At home, it might be jewellery, cash or important documents like your passport or driving licence. At work, it might be essential files or customer information, or company laptops and mobile devices. Whatever your reason for wanting a safe, a locksmith can supply and install one for you to keep your valuables securely locked away from prying eyes.

uPVC repairs

uPVC windows and doors are known for their strength and durability. But, over time they can suffer from general wear and tear, which can cause them to warp or bow and lose alignment. Regular use can also lead to faults with the opening or locking mechanisms. Thankfully, sorting out uPVC door or window problems doesn’t have to be expensive. Locksmiths can help restore double-glazed windows and doors to their former glory, sort out any problems with their locking mechanisms and help prevent any future problems with some pre-emptive maintenance.

Electrical security

Whether you’re at home or work, your locks, doors and windows are traditionally your first line of defence against would-be intruders. However, advances in technology over many years mean you can now protect your home or business with a whole host of electronic security measures to keep your premises, property and loved ones safe. From smart alarm systems to CCTV, access control and security lighting, if you’re looking to bolster your security with the latest solutions on the market, you can get advice and guidance from your local locksmith. They’ll also be able to supply and install your new system and keep it serviced and maintained.


Locksmiths can often install a wide array of architectural ironmongery for your home or business to help improve the appearance of your windows and doors as well as bolstering their security. They offer a wide range of metalware products in many different finishes and styles, including brass or chrome handles, panic hardware, tower bolts, hinges, letter plates, door chains, flush bolts and door numbers. Door ironmongery goes hand in hand with locks, and most good locksmiths can supply both to give you the complete package.

Professional Nottingham Locksmith

In the event of any emergency, you’ll want to be sure you get a prompt and effective response from your locksmith. Most good locksmiths offer a 24-hour emergency callout service to help you put things right in the event of a break-in. However, we also provide a wide array of other services, some of which you wouldn’t expect us to provide. Whatever the reason, we’ll be with you quickly, give you the right and advice and carry out any work to the highest of standards to either get you access to your property or make it safe and secure.

Grays Locksmiths Nottingham is a member of the Master Locksmiths Association. We have been providing trusted locksmith services to the people of Nottinghamshire for more than 30 years. We aim to make all our customers feel safe and secure in their homes and businesses.

We strive to stay ahead of the curve with all the latest security trends to ensure you are always getting the best locksmiths services and solutions on the market. To find out more about our products and services, give us a call on 0115 9422315 or email