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Hello, I'm Dennis, Your Trusted Colchester Locksmith

Your LockRite Colchester Locksmith, Dennis, is an expert in lock repairs and replacements for domestic and commercial clients. Our focus on customer service and value for money makes us the number one choice for home owners and businesses alike. All LockRite Locksmiths are Accredited Locksmiths.

Local Locksmith - Dennis lives in Colchester

24/7 Colchester locksmith service. If you're Locked Out, if you've Lost Your Keys or you need your Locks Changed or Repaired, we can help.

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Your LockRite Colchester Locksmith

Local - Lives in Colchester

I provide a friendly, reliable and professional locksmith service covering Colchester and the surrounding areas for all types of locksmith work, including emergency entry, lock changes and lock repairs, burglary repairs, lock-outs, and more.

Colchester Locksmith Services

Your Colchester locksmith carries a comprehensive selection of locks from leading brands. These include Yale, ERA, Union and more. This means that your locksmith in Colchester will usually be able to provide the locks and service you need on the spot. Completing the job in just one visit. Our stock includes all common lock types, such as mortice locks, cylinder locks, rim cylinders and more.

No 'call-out' fee

There's no 'call-out' fee, we're DBS checked, we aim to get to you within 30 minutes, and we're available 24 hours a day.

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Our Guarantee

All our work is guaranteed. We provide a 90 days guarantee on all workmanship and a 12 month manufacturers warranty on all parts.

Non-destructive entry

We gain entry using the latest non-destructive entry techniques and locksmithing equipment. Have you misplaced your keys or locked yourself out? Your local Colchester Locksmith can get you back in without unnecessary damage to your doors or locks.

Emergency Locksmith Service

If you're in need of an emergency locksmith, we can help. If you're locked out of your house, lost your keys in Colchester, or you're having problems locking your doors, call us now. We provide our locksmith services in Colchester and the surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Need a broken window boarded? If you've had a break-in or somebody has vandalised your windows or glass doors, we have the tools to help. Your Colchester locksmith can board up your broken or shattered glass and secure the window.

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We cover the following postcodes in Colchester (CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7), as well as providing locksmith services to the surrounding areas.

Postcode not listed? It's likely we can still get to you.

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Colchester Locksmith - 24 Hour Locksmith For Lock Outs, Lock Changes, Lock Repairs and Upgrades in Colchester - Call 01206 986454. No Call Out Fee. Trusted & Reviewed Locksmith in Colchester. 🔑

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"I was extremely pleased with the service. Quick, efficient, helpful, friendly and very resonably priced. Highly recommended. "
- Mrs Hawes

Yale Smart Security

LockRite Locksmiths Colchester can install the latest Yale Smart Living Products to keep your home secure. Yale is among the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry, with millions of Yale locks in use worldwide. LockRite have a wealth of experience installing Yale's range of smart security products and our trusted Colchester locksmith has been trained to fit their range of smart security products including the Linus L1 Smart Lock, Conexis smart lock, smart home CCTV and smart home alarm range.

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Your professional locksmith for locks and doors

Our trained Colchester locksmiths are able to diagnose faulty locks and carry out repairs on the same day. Your Colchester locksmith regularly works with the following:

  • Access Control
  • Aluminium Doors
  • Anti Snap Locks
  • Boarding Up And Making Secure
  • British Standard Locks
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Locks
  • Code Locks
  • Digital Locks
  • Door Adjustment & Realignment
  • Euro Cylinders
  • Gaining Entry
  • Garage Door Locks
  • Gate Locks
  • Glass Doors
  • Mortice Locks
  • Oval Cylinders
  • Padlocks
  • Re-Keying Locks
  • Re-Pinning Locks
  • Repairing Locks
  • Restricted Cylinders
  • Screw In Cylinders
  • Security Surveys
  • Shed Locks
  • Steel Doors
  • Suited Master Keyed Systems
  • Till Drawer Locks
  • Timber Doors
  • UPVC Doors
  • Window Locks
  • Yale Alarms
  • Yale CCTV
  • Yale Smart Locks

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Moving home in Colchester? Have you considered changing your locks?

Moving into a new house can be both exciting and stressful. It's likely that you have a list of everything you need to do (The Colchester Borough Council website has some helpful tips and useful pages to look at if you're moving home in Colchester) and what to take with you, but have you thought about the security of your new Colchester home?

When moving house, it's easy to forget about the importance of replacing your door locks, and who may still have access. The average house has had around 5 previous occupiers and many of those may have kept their old keys or passed a key on to friends, family or neighbours. The simple matter is, they could enter your home simply by unlocking the door.

It's not just older homes that are affected by this. If you've bought a new build in Colchester, such as those in Chitts Hill or Kingswood Heath, it's possible that workmen, contractors or sales staff have copies of the keys.

We recommend that door locks are changed when you move into a new home or purchase a new property for this reason. This could be as simple as replacing the lock cylinders on your entrance doors.

Your Colchester Locksmith can remove this worry by replacing your household locks for your security and peace of mind. Additionally, your Colchester locksmith, Dennis, can provide a free security check at your home and make recommendations to improve the security.

If you'd like your locks replaced or upgraded, call us today on 01206 986454.

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Colchester Master Lock Key Safe Offer

Key Safe Offer Master lock key safe supplied and fitted to a wall in Colchester for £65 including vat

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What is a key safe? A key safe is a small locked box that contains a key, the key is accessible by entering the correct code to unlock the box. A key safe box is generally fitted to a brick wall using strong screws, making it difficult for a thief to remove. Key safes give fast access to a home for carers, family or emergency services - as long as someone has been given the access code, they have access to the key inside. The code can be changed at any time if you wish, giving you control over who has access. So if you need a key safe in Colchester, call me today on 01206 986454. What are the benefits of having a key safe? The main benefit that a Key Safe offers is ease of access. Key safes provide access to those who would ordinarily need or require a spare key to unlock your door.

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UPVC Door Chain Restrictor With Ring

uPVC Door Chain restrictor With Ring

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UPVC Door Chain Restrictor With Ring - Supplied and fitted from 35 + VAT

Keep unwanted people outside your front door. Fit extra security when someone knocks at your door.

Features of the Chain Restrictor

  • Wall mounted keep with extra long screws
  • Protects against burglary and theft
  • Door chain with locking ring for handle
  • Made from die-cast zinc
  • Suitable for almost any style of door
  • No drilling of door required

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How To Protect Your Valuables For Free

Getting burgled can be an incredibly emotionally distressing experience, especially when valuable or sentimental belongings are lost. Immobilise is a free online service,?fully supported by the police (via the?Secured by Design?initiative),?in association with the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR). Subscribers can register their valuables with the database and add photos, descriptions etc. so that in the case of their property being stolen and then found by Police, it can easily be returned to them. With almost 30,000,000 items registered it is the world?s largest free property register and is used by all 43 Police forces in the UK. It can also help greatly with insurance claims and crime reports as you have a way to show exactly what was taken and the preventative measures you had in place. You can register for free with the Immobilise service at?www.immobilise.com.  

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Does Social Media Put Your Home at Risk?

When it comes to home security, filtering your social media is probably last on most people?s lists of ways to prevent a break in. However, statistics suggest that it is fast becoming one of the most serious threats to your household against thieves as more and more people are putting sensitive information online. (Read more on the LockRite blog)

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Essex County Council Keep Colchester In The Dark

Essex County Council have announced that they shall be switching the street lights off in Colchester from midnight until 5am. This move has angered many residents who feel it could lead to an increase in crime within the area. With Christmas just around the corner there is no better time to check your home is secure. Call us today to arrange a free security check of your home. If you would like to sign a petition against the lights being turned off, you can do so at?http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/switchstreetlightson

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Thieves Targeting Houses With Locksmith Stickers

Thieves are using stickers advertising a fictitious local locksmith company to mark homes which are an 'easy target'. The criminals carry out a preliminary reconnaissance on the area and mark houses which are deemed as having poor security measures in place. They later return to break into the houses which have already been marked as targets. The authorities are advising residents to remove the stickers immediately if they see any on their doors or windows. Is your home secure? Call us today on 01206 986454 to arrange a security check on your premises. You can read more about this story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24994148

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Why You Should Choose LockRite When Looking For a Locksmith in Colchester

There are several good reasons why you should consider choosing LockRite when looking for a locksmith in Colchester.

  • All our locksmiths are DBS (CRB) checked which means they do not have a hidden criminal past.
  • The price quoted is the price you pay. We do not artificially inflate prices on the doorstep like some unscrupulous locksmith companies.
  • LockRite is a national and trusted brand but all our locksmiths are self employed individuals who live within, or close to, your area.  By choosing LockRite you are choosing to support local business, keeping money within your local economy.
  • If it is an emergency we can usually be on our way to you immediately and we will show up (unlike some companies who say they will but don't, wasting your time).
Call us now on 01206 986454 for a free, no obligation quote.

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Police are tackling the 30% increase in Burglaries

Essex?s new Police and crime Commissioner Nick Alston says the Police are tackling the 30% increase in Burglary in the Colchester area when discussed with Will Quince the local Conservative politician. 1/3 of all burglaries take place in unsecured properties, so be sure to ward off the criminals by fitting good locks. Call your locksmith in Colchester on 01206 986454 Now. For more information and advice visit Essex police website by clicking here.

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Tips For Choosing a Locksmith in Colchester

There are many factors to consider when choosing a locksmith in Colchester. Our checklist below should help you when making a decision.

  • Check the locksmith is DBS (CRB) checked. This will reveal whether they have a hidden criminal past. You need someone you can trust working with your home security, so if they do not have a clean DBS (CRB) check walk away.
  • Check the price quoted is what you will pay. Many locksmiths will quote one price on the phone only to bump the price up dramatically once the work has been undertaken. Make sure you know what you will be paying before work commences and sign something agreeing to the charges.
  • Make sure you are happy with what the locksmith says regarding your home security and don't be pressurised into an expensive upsell. Not all locks are equal, and some cheaper locks do not provide adequate security for home insurance purposes so make sure if you're having new locks installed they are right for you.
  • Always use a trusted locksmith with a decent reputation and accountability. There are many rogue traders who just want to rip customers off. Check their websites for testimonials and guarantees. If anything looks or feels dodgy, walk away and find another locksmith.
  • Call their advertised number and see how long it takes them to answer. If calls are left ringing with no answer or diverts to voicemail numerous times it could indicate they will be difficult to get hold of if there is a problem with their work. Use a locksmith who answers their phone!

Hopefully this checklist will help you to choose the best Colchester locksmith for your needs. All LockRite locksmiths are DBS (CRB) checked and will always confirm the price you will pay before commencing any work. Call 01206 986454 now for a free, no obligation quote.

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Van Drivers At Risk Of Theft

Many of Britain?s van drivers could be putting themselves at risk of theft without the correct level of insurance cover according to a survey by a leading insurance comparison website. Approximately 65% of van owners surveyed, which included many small businesses, said they used their vans to transport tools, goods or equipment and over half of those surveyed said they left items in their vehicles overnight. Approximately 10% of those surveyed also admitted to selecting the 'social only' insurance level to reduce insurance costs which would not be adequate for a business/commercial insurance claim. Van drivers put their vehicles at risk of theft

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Home Security Tips All Homeowners Should Know

What is more important to you: your money or your security? It is likely that you will say security, but who can afford a fancy monitored system? Regardless of your budget, there are ways to make your home more secure. Keep reading for expert advice which is affordable and accurate. If you decide to install a home security system, research the company thoroughly. Having options, including someone instantly calling you if the alarm goes off in order to notify the police if necessary, should influence your decision. Think about what's most important to you and consider your budget before choosing. Always make sure you check people out before they enter your home. You don't want anyone getting the chance to scope out your security system just because you let them inside. Talk about making things easy on them! Instead, keep your home just as guarded as before so that you stay safe. Never leave a note on your door for delivery or service people. A note on a door might as well be a neon sign for a potential intruder, alerting them to the fact that nobody is home. Try to arrange for a friend or neighbor to accept your delivery or let a service person onto the property if you cannot be home. While investing in a home is a big cost, you also have to invest in its security.

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Identifying Different Types of Door Lock

When calling a locksmith it is important to know what type of lock needs fixing or replacing. Use our visual guide below to?identify your particular lock type. Wood Door Wood Door Locks - Rim Cylinder, Mortice Sash Lock, Mortice Dead Bolt uPVC Door UPVC Door Locks - Euro Cylinder, Thumb Turn Cylinder Aluminium Door Aluminium Door Locks - Screw in Rim Cylinder, Oval Cylinder, Euro Cylinder

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25% Of All Vehicle Thefts Now Involve The Use Of A Key

The latest UK crime statistics show an alarming rise in vehicle thefts involving the use of a key with 25 percent of all stolen vehicles now being taken with the original key or a cloned copy. It is important to lock your car, even when kept in a garage, and ensure your car keys are kept out of sight from the opportunist thief as a car which is stolen with the use of a key is unlikely to be covered in the event of an insurance claim.

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Home Security in Autumn

As autumn approaches and the temperatures start to drop the nights start closing in. Unfortunately darker evenings mean more opportunities for burglars so it's essential to look at your home security and make sure it's up to the job. Anti snap locks, deadbolts and window locks will help to prevent most opportunist thieves and security lighting will deter intruders. If you are unsure how secure your home is, call your local LockRite Colchester locksmith today on 01206 986454 to arrange a home security survey.

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Home Security in the Summer Months

As summer approaches and the days get warmer it is natural to leave windows open and doors ajar to keep homes cooler.  Unfortunately this can be an open invitation to the "sneak-in" opportunist burglar who will take advantage of open doors and windows and make off with small, expensive items such as mobile phones and laptops, or even a set of house keys to return later when the house is empty or everyone is asleep. If a burglary takes place without any visible signs of forced entry it can invalidate insurance claims, so it is important to remain security conscious in the summer.  One way to help prevent "sneak-in" burglaries is to install door security chains and window restrictors.  This allows doors and windows to be left open slightly while offering enough security to deter an opportunist thief. Call your local Colchester locksmith on 01206 986454 today to discuss your home security needs.

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New Home? Get Your Locks Changed!

Do you know how many sets of keys are in circulation to your new home? How many generations of people have lived there? Do they still have keys? Do you trust they will never return or pass on those keys? Don't take any chances, change your locks today! We can supply and fit brand new front and rear locks at a very reasonable price. Call now for a free, no obligation quote.

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Recent Locksmith Work By LockRite's Colchester Locksmith

Fitted 2x Euro-Cylinder Locks

Supplied and fitted 2 x euro cylinder locks

Door Adjustment

Adjust door

Gained Entry and fitted a new Lock

Gain entry to door Supply and fit new lock Supply 5 extra keys

Key safe installation

Supply and fit key safe

Supply & fit locks

Supply and fit euro lock x 2

Door Handle

Supply handle

Remove Broken Key

Remove broken key from lock (Key Extraction). Refit lock and cut 2 keys to pattern. Adjust metal cabinet so it will lock (master fitted lock).

Gain Entry

Gain entry to cabin

Replace Lock

Remove existing door lock and replace with new

New Handle

Supply and fit new handle for door

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Here at LockRite, we know how much changes in weather and temperature can affect your locks and doors.

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Weather Related Locksmith Jobs Attended By LockRite Locksmiths

  • Lock AdjustmentUnable to close wooden door, lock expanded out due to weather - adjustment required
  • Lock RepositionReposition lock, wood has swelled due to weather
  • Replacement LocksReplacement of old, worn locks. The cold weather has severely affected the locking mechanism of this system.
  • Back Door WarpedBack door has warped in the warm weather and no longer locks.
  • Front Door Needs TighteningFront door needs tightening as the bad weather conditions have made it become loose. The doors occasionally swing.
  • Wooden Door DroppedWooden front entrance door has signs of weather damage, one door has dropped and is lower than the other. Customer is unable to lock.
  • uPVC Doors Won't UnlockSealed upvc patio doors, won't unlock after cold weather.
  • Door Not LockingFront UPVc door not locking due to hot weather effecting door swell, re-position frame top and bottom keeps.
  • Garage DoorGarage door doesn't always unlock. The issue seems to be dependant on the weather.
  • uPVC Door Won't LockUpvc external door shrunk in the cold weather and won't lock.
  • Hot Weather Causing uPVC Door IssuesAdjustable hinges needed for PVC door due to having issues during hot weather.
  • Hot Weather Door WarpingFront door on block not closing and locking. Adjusted keeps. Door now locking as it should. Problem caused by wooden door warping due to hot weather.

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Locksmiths Near You

Is there a locksmith near me?

Yes, all of our locksmiths live nearby, within the locality they serve or close enough for a short commute. Dennis works in Colchester and the surrounding areas.

Quality & Value

We aim to give you the best possible lock smith service without charging you a fortune - our reputation depends on it! We provide a highly professional locksmith service at a very affordable price.


Frequently asked questions about our Colchester locksmith service.

  • Are your locksmiths local?
    Yes! Our locksmiths actually live within the locality they serve or close enough for a short commute. Not only does this mean they can be with you quickly (usually within 30-60 minutes) but it also means you are helping to support a local business rather than a company which has no interest in your community. Dennis is your Colchester locksmith, covering Colchester and the surrounding areas.
  • Do you offer a guarantee?
    Yes we do. Customer satisfaction is the number one priority at LockRite. Our work is guaranteed with a 12 month manufacturers warranty on parts and 90 days guarantee on all workmanship. Our customer service team is available 24/7 to discuss any queries on 0800 0612 677. We're also CHAS accredited and ISO9001 registered which demonstrates we take our health & safety responsibilities seriously.
  • What should I do while waiting for the locksmith to arrive?
    Please make sure we have a valid contact number for you (mobile/neighbours landline, etc) and that you are able to answer the phone in case the locksmith has problems locating you. Please don't tamper with the lock yourself as you could cause additional damage which may prove expensive to repair.
  • How long will it take for the locksmith to gain entry?
    If the lock is a standard rim cylinder type (Yale/Euro Cylinder) then in most instances entry can be gained quickly, sometimes within a matter of minutes. More complex locks such as five lever mortice deadlocks will take longer due to their inherently secure nature.
  • Do you provide commercial locksmith services?
    Yes we do. We regularly carry out work for commercial clients.
  • Do you provide a 24 hour locksmith service in Colchester?
    Yes, but the 24 hour service is subject to the locksmith's availability. Our 24 hour locksmith service is subject to the locksmith's availability at the time of your call. There may be periods outside of our control where a locksmith is not available. For example, they could be fully booked with other emergency work. However, in these cases, our team will try to source an alternative LockRite locksmith to attend.
  • How can I pay for work?
    We accept all major debit and credit cards and will also take cash on site. Payment can be made via a card terminal carried by our locksmiths or payments can be made by calling our head office and a receipt will be given.
  • Why should I choose LockRite?
    LockRite is the largest uniformed, DBS Checked Locksmith network in the UK. We have locksmiths that work and live in or close to your area and can usually be with you within 30-60 minutes. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we never charge a call out fee and our work comes complete with a guarantee.

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Locked Out In Colchester?

What Should You Do If You Find Yourself Locked Out Of Your Colchester Home?

We can get you back in! We're experts at picking locks and gaining entry.

  1. Don't Panic!
  2. Take a walk around your property and see if there is a way you can get back in, you may have left a window open or hidden a spare key somewhere.
  3. Call any friends or relatives that you have given a spare key to and see if they are able to let you back in.
  4. Don't try and force your way back in, this could cause damage to your door or lock and prove expensive to repair.

If you are unable to get back in your property then you'll need to call a locksmith, we're on call throughout the UK, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and could be with you in just 30 minutes*.

I'm Dennis, Your LockRite Colchester Locksmith
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Lost Your Keys In Colchester?

Don't Panic! We're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have lost your house keys in Colchester you'll need to call a locksmith. Depending on the circumstances, you may need new keys cut or the lock replaced. If your keys had key rings that refer to your home address and they end up in the wrong hands, it's possible that someone may enter your property with your keys.

We can help if you've lost the following types of keys :

  • Keys For Your uPVC Door
  • Keys For Your Wooden Door
  • Keys For Your Composite Door
  • Keys For Your Garage
  • Keys For Your Shed
  • Keys For Your Garden Gates and Storage
  • Keys For Padlocks
  • Keys For Windows
  1. Don't Worry!
  2. Have you hidden a spare? If you've hidden a spare key, use it to get yourself back in.
  3. Have you got a friend or relative who you have given a copy to? Give them a call and see if they can pop over and give you the keys.
  4. Don't try and force your way back into your doors, garage, shed, padlocks or windows as you could cause damage to your door or lock and it could be costly to repair.

Our locksmiths are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So if you have lost your keys, we could be with you in just 30 minutes* to let you back in and replace your locks.

I'm Dennis, Your LockRite Colchester Locksmith
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01206 986454

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