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Hi and welcome to the express locks cardiff blog. Our intention is to offer information that will assist you in the mainenance and security of your home or business. We hope it will be of use to you in making simple changes to keep secure.

Hot weather and your doors.

If you find your door or lock suddenly stops working after previously showing no signs of difficulty, there are many simple tricks and hacks available on you tube. Most of them an absolute waste of time and effort, but if you have an older wooden door or UPVC door a...

Cheap locksmith reality

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What is smart home security?

From a simple doorbell to a fully automated in home security system incorporating video doorbells, cctv, and smart locks. The vast array currently available is nearly non exhaustive. From Ring video door bells to Yale smart locking handles, this brief opinion piece is...

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does a locksmith cost?

A. A locksmith operating within normal office hours and in the local area from Express locks Cardiff costs absolutely nothing to attend and just give advice, or provide an in person quote for work.

We will always try to give an estimate over the phone, and it is even betterif you can provide us pictures of the issue you face.

Some companies do charge a call out fee, but some will also deduct this from the overall end invoice. As a general rule, we have these basic categories you may fall into regarding price.

Q. How will the locksmith open my locked entryway might I at any point watch him do this?

A. There is such countless ways which crisis locksmiths open secured entryways in Cardiff, Newport, Penarth and Barry. Each 24hr locksmith is unique and have there own exceptional stunts up there sleeve. Kindly additionally recollect each lock is unique and never is one ever equivalent to the keys from another lock will actually want to open that lock except if there keyed the same. It is never smart to watch a locksmith accomplish there work notwithstanding how inquisitive you might be. A 24hr crisis locksmith will track down your homes flimsy spots and afterward gain passage from this. Most crisis locksmiths won’t permit you to watch and ask that you move away. In the event that this is told yourself kindly don’t disapprove as his responsibility is to likewise keep the overall populations security into record and something which you have seen you might use as per something unlawful.

Q. A: Is it just cheaper to have a new door? B: I might as well break a window? C: Are you guys are just taking advantage?

A.

In some cases, yes , yes and yes.

A: Sometimes a new door could be a cheaper option with expensive failed multipoint mechanisms or irreversible door damage. (Please ask us first though, as repair and restoration is our forte)

B: Sometimes breaking a window can be an option, C.ask us for advice  just don’t forget, if it’s lost keys, failed locks etc, you will still need replacements and this can be much more expensive for you with the added cost of a new window with up to 2 weeks waiting time on it being replaced also being added.

C: Specifically on our behalf, we never take advantage. Our prices are relatively fixed, and as low as possible.

We are experienced , dbs / crb checked and vetted, we have established relationships with charities such as victim support and our reputation has always prevailed.

However, we strongly recommend you carry out all of your own checks on some people advertising themselves in this industry.

Like any industry, there will always be those who take advantage.

These can commonly be found on any advertising platforms.

Q. Why are locksmiths so expensive?

A. Express locks cardiff prides itself on being one of the most budget friendly locksmiths around. We love what we do so much we wish we could do it for free.

But the reality with the cost of some specialist tools, insurance and taxes etc, there is an unfortunate large cost that needs to be covered.

Those that use us regularly know that our prices are extremely competitive compared to the outstanding quality and expertise we provide.

There is many companies that are not as proficient as us, yet are much more expensive.

Express Locks Cardiff has the right balance.

Those that only require our services in an emergency sometimes feel it’s expensive, even when we are half the price of the local competitors.

Ultimately we think it comes down to personal preference of the client, but we know what great value we are, and we are proud of it.

Q. Can I fix it myself?

A. Give us a call, if we can talk you through a simple fix over the phone, we will happily informally do what we can to help.

Recent News

With Summer upon us and the change in weather more people will find their Doors and windows expanding and not opening and shutting correctly. People are also increasingly leaving their windows open leaving a security risk.Find our top tips to keep your assets safe and secure.

Hot weather and your doors.

If you find your door or lock suddenly stops working after previously showing no signs of difficulty, there are many simple tricks and hacks available on you tube. Most of them an absolute waste of time and effort, but if you have an older wooden door or UPVC door a...

Cheap locksmith reality

https://www.locksmiths.co.uk/faq/locksmith-bait-switch-price-scheme/?fbclid=IwAR3FT3FKbsRU9RpcPfSjM1-U2l6KlX1FVeOLiRUBiqD-IUh7mtKMdKxG-x0&fs=e&s=cl

What is smart home security?

From a simple doorbell to a fully automated in home security system incorporating video doorbells, cctv, and smart locks. The vast array currently available is nearly non exhaustive. From Ring video door bells to Yale smart locking handles, this brief opinion piece is...

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