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Locksmith Leicester – 24 Hour Locksmiths

A1 Lukes Locksmiths Leicester provides a 24 hour locksmith service throughout Leicester and surrounding areas.

– No Call Out Fee

– We Never Charge VAT

– Student OAP and NHS Discounts

Locksmith Leicester

24/7 Locksmith Services

A1 Lukes Locksmiths provides a 24 hour locksmith service throughout Leicester.

No Call Out Charge

You can rest assured that we will never, ever charge a call out fee.

Student, OAP, NHS Discounts

We're proud to offer discounts to NHS workers, OAP's & students.

Whether you have locked yourself out of your home, lost your house keys or need a repair to locks or mechanisms in your home or business properties, A1 Lukes Locksmiths will be there as quick as possible & are available 24/7 to help you with any locksmith related issues, making you feel safe & secure again.

In addition to our competitive & transparent rates, we also offer discounts to OAP, NHS & Students.

A1 Lukes Locksmiths provides a wide range of locksmith services in Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding areas, 24 hours a day 7 days per week. Our friendly and professional locksmiths are on hand to deal with all your locksmith needs day or night. Our team is fully insured and accredited and are equipped to provide locksmith services to both domestic and commercial clients throughout Leicester.

As well as providing locksmith services in Leicester, we also provide services in Nottingham, Derby and the surrounding areas.

As a family run locksmith service, we offer a competitive pricing system and we never charge a call out fee or VAT. We aim to be with every customer within 30 minutes of receiving your call whether that’s during the day or during the night. Our number one priority is to ensure that every customer is 100% happy with the works carried out before we leave the property.

A1 Lukes Locksmiths have over the years built a reputation in the area that we are proud of. Most of the custom we now receive comes through recommendation and word of mouth or repeat business. This is testament to the standard of works we complete for our clients and our competitive pricing structure.

We stock a wide range of mechanisms, locks and parts which usually means we are able to complete the job on the first visit to the property without having to go out to buy additional parts. Some more unique parts or rarer parts we may not have in stock so might have to place an order for the part once we’ve attended the property.

Our friendly and experienced locksmiths are time-served and very knowledgeable on everything to do with locks and can advise you on how you might better improve the security of your property for the future. All parts are fully guaranteed for 12 months.

Our specialist team of domestic and commercial locksmiths provide an emergency locksmith service 24 hours a day. We will never use a call centre so you will always speak directly to a fully qualified locksmith when you contact us. Our expertise and knowledge usually means we are able to diagnose a lock issue over the phone and therefore give you an accurate quotation. In some circumstances, we may need to attend the property to properly identify the issue and then give you an accurate quotation. We will not start any works until you are fully aware of the exact price of the job, this is part of our customer charter and transparent pricing structure.

What Locksmith Services Do We Provide Throughout Leicester?

We offer a large number of both domestic and commercial locksmith services in Leicester some of them include:

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Advantages of Digital Keypad Locks for Homes & Business Premises

Advantages of Digital Keypad Locks for Homes & Business Premises

In the ever-evolving world of security, digital keypad locks have emerged as a popular choice among homeowners seeking both enhanced protection and convenience. These advanced locking systems provide numerous advantages that can greatly benefit home and business owners. In this blog post, we will explore the key benefits of using digital keypad locks, shedding light […]

Securing Your Home or Business: Why A1 Lukes Locksmiths Is Your Trusted Partner

Securing Your Home or Business: Why A1 Lukes Locksmiths Is Your Trusted Partner

When it comes to the safety and security of your home or business, one aspect you should never overlook is the integrity of your locks and security mechanisms. Whether you find yourself locked out, need new locks installed, or want to enhance the overall security of your property, A1 Lukes Locksmiths is here to provide […]

Common Problems With UPVC Windows and Doors

Common Problems With UPVC Windows and Doors

In residential homes across the UK, uPVC windows and doors are now commonly used. Because they are used frequently, the doors and windows are prone to wear and tear and common problems are eventually inevitable. When problems with your UPVC windows and doors occur, you will probably need the help and expertise of a locksmith […]

Do I Need A Locksmith To Change My Locks?

The most Comprehensive method of ensuring your door is secure involves removing the existing lock from the door (including the handle if it’s a handle-lock combo) and then installing a brand-new lock in its place.  Many door locks are DIY-friendly and come with installation instructions, however, it is vital you have to correct knowledge and tools to do the job as you could end up leaving your property vulnerable to intruders. If you need the help of a professional locksmith service to change your door locks then our team at A1 Lukes Locksmiths will supply and fit locks for all door types to homes and businesses in and around Leicester.

Lock replacement or lock repairs may be needed if the lock is old, damaged, not working correctly or doesn’t meet the current British standards BS3621 or TS007 for uPVC doors. If you are unsure what lock you need to buy or how to install it then contact A1 Lukes Locksmiths for a reliable local locksmith service today, we will supply and fit your new lock at your home or business in Leicester ensuring that your property is much more safe and secure than it was before we arrived.

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Is It Possible To Open a Lock Without a Key?

Yes! It is possible to open a lock without a key. Any professional and qualified locksmith will make every effort to gain you access to your property with no to minimal damage to your existing lock, door handle and door frame. Locksmiths are equipped with expert knowledge, training, and the tools needed to gain entry to any lock. There are a few different ways in which a locksmith might open your door. Below are some of the more common techniques you might come across.

LOCK PICKING – One of the most common ways any good locksmith will first attempt to open your door is by picking the lock. Their lock picking kit will contain the tools needed to open your locks. Lock picking causes no damage and leaves your lock in good working order, so your key will continue to work with the lock and it will not need to be replaced! Which also saves you the expense of having to get the locks changed.

BUMP KEYS – A bump key works in a similar way to picking a lock. Bump keys are designed to help a locksmith open a pin tumbler lock. The key is inserted and ‘bumped’ to align the pins inside the lock.

DRILLING –  Unfortunately, sometimes the only option is to drill the lock. Generally, this is a last resort or if the lock has already been damaged and needs to be replaced anyway. Sometimes picking or bumping locks is not suitable. A locksmith should discuss this action with you before any work takes place. You should agree to the lock being drilled and made fully aware of any replacement costs prior to any work being carried out.

Hire a professional – Unfortunately, lots of these tools that locksmiths use can be bought by anyone online. This means they are falling into the hands of unqualified peoples including burglars. It’s important that you check the locksmith you are hiring is reputable. You can do this by checking Google reviews or asking family and friends for recommendations.

If you are locked out of your home or business in Leicester then contact our team at A1 Lukes Locksmiths for a fast and reliable emergency locksmith service.

Based on 75 reviews
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas
Same day response. Fitted great British standard premium locks. Friendly and well priced. I would recommend Luke to anyone. Great local business
Carl Limbert
Carl Limbert
Got Luke's details from Google. We needed some door handles replacing on our bedroom and bathroom doors. He came and gave us a quote (very reasonable). Came the next day. Very reliable and friendly service. Brilliant job professionally done. Left the place spotless. Really nice guy. Highly recommended.
Raza Hussain
Raza Hussain
I called Luke on Sunday and explained my issue he gave me a quote and time he could visit. He is very friendly and polite and explains what he is doing. Very professional and I would highy recommend.
Maisha Reza
Maisha Reza
I recently had A1 Lukes Locksmith come out and carry out a job. I couldn't be happier with the service I received. From start to finish, the locksmith was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They arrived on time. The work was completed to a high standard and the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this locksmith to anyone in need of their services.
Oliver Hallows
Oliver Hallows
Excellent service. Called out on a Sunday and arrived in under 30 minutes. Very quick and efficient service. Replaced my broken lock and at very reasonable prices. Highly recommend.
Andy Parkinson
Andy Parkinson
A first class job. Luke replaced locks and mechanisms in my front door and back door. Competitively priced, clean and tidy, no mess, prompt and professional, highly recommended. Thanks Luke.
m t
m t
Called a few locksmith today for a quote for a broken window lock and both external doors needed aligning, A1 Lukes locksmith was the only one that responded promptly and professionally, he came within half an hour gave a quote which was competitive, Luke was approachable, polite and respectful, when he found out I was an nhs worker he gave a discount, I accepted the quote and Luke complete the job efficiently. I totally agree with the other reviews and would honestly highly recommend Luke, you won't be disappointed. Thanks again Luke. From Mary
Ehtesham Patia
Ehtesham Patia
Luke changed the lock on my garage, which needed picking as I didn't have the keys. He is very professional, explained the techniques he will be using and then proceeded with the job. He quickly and efficiently replaced the lock without any damage to my garage door. The fees charged are very reasonable and he also offers discounts for students, NHS and pensioners. Luke is a top bloke and I would recommend his services to anyone having trouble with their locks. Thank you 👍
Thomas Brightwell
Thomas Brightwell
Arrived bang on time, fixed our broken window lock. No mess, and done in half an hour at a good price. Would definitely use again.

Why Call A1 Lukes Locksmiths as Your Local Leicester Locksmith?

Here at A1 Lukes Locksmiths we pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and our customer service. All our engineers are fully insured, accredited and time-served, meaning you can be safe in the knowledge that any works completed will be done so to the highest of standards. We will always leave your property clean and tidy and we always ensure our customers are 100% happy with all the works completed before we leave the site.

We will only ever fit high quality, branded locks that you can rely on that meet both BS3621 and TS007 standards. This means that all the locks we supply and fit are insurance approved and they also carry a full 6 or 12 months guarantee.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose A1 Lukes Locksmiths as your local Leicester locksmith:

We never charge a call out fee

We never charge VAT

DBS Checked

Insured and accredited

30 minutes response time

Fully qualified

A1 Lukes Locksmiths has built a reputation in Leicester that we are proud of which means we see the vast majority of both the domestic and commercial locksmith work we do in the area come through word of mouth. If you require a locksmith in Leicester, Nottingham or Derby then contact us today for a free no obligation quotation on 07385 602 586

Locksmith Leicester - FAQ's

  • How much does a locksmith in Leicester Cost?
    On average your local locksmith in Leicester will charge around £65 per hour, some locksmiths may charge a slightly smaller fee for any subsequent hours, and the cost of the parts needed will usually be included in the quoted price. 
  • How can I secure my windows without installing window bars?
    There are a few things that you can add to a window to improve its overall security. Quality locks and restrictors work well, you can also install window cameras and alarms. Another good security measure is installing laminated glass, this allows only a one-way view so that the layout and position of valuables in your property can’t be viewed from the outside.
  • Can a locksmith open a deadbolt?
    Although deadbolts are a quality lock and incredibly difficult to open when locked without the use of a key, any good locksmith will be able to gain entry to a deadbolt. This is because locksmiths have the skills, knowledge and correct tools to make this possible.
  • Should I have the locks changed when I move home?
    Yes, it is always advised that whenever you move into a new property you have all of the external locks changed. This means that it is only you that has a copy of the key as you can never be sure of how many are still in circulation from previous owners.
  • How long does it take a locksmith to open a door?
    In most cases it will take a locksmith around ten minutes to open a door, however the time frame can vary dependent on the type of lock some can be opened in around 7 seconds whereas other may take up to 45 minutes.
  • How many locks should you use on your front door?
    : A minimum of one lock will be required to have adequate security measures on your external door, however any security professional will tell you that two locks are better than one. You can have a standard BS3621 lock fitted and use a deadbolt to work alongside it, this will vastly improve your overall security measures and you may even find your insurance provider offers you discounts on your premiums.
  • What do burglars look for when targeting a property?
    Burglars look out for any properties that they can see has weak, old or damaged locks on windows or doors. If a burglar feels your lock can be either snapped or bypassed easily this will make your home an ideal target. Pet and garage doors also provide easy access to your home in a burglar’s eyes.
  • Do alarms put off burglars?
    Yes, alarms are very effective at making burglars think twice before breaking into a property, however, it is important that you have other security measures such as high security locks as using an alarm on its own will not prevent a burglar breaking into your property.
  • How long does it take to get door locks changed?
    The time it takes to change a door lock can vary, it is much dependent on the existing lock and type of door that you have. Replacing the lock can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Lock that are being fitted to a door without an existing lock can take longer.
  • What does a locksmith do?
    Locksmiths are tradesmen that are trained to work with different types of locks both to open and fit them. Locksmiths often use different techniques to open, repair and fit locks to different types of doors and buildings.

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