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Why does a locksmith cost so much?

Locksmiths play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our homes and businesses. However, when we need their services, we can find

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Why does a locksmith cost so much?

Locksmiths play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our homes and businesses. However, when we need their services, we can find ourselves questioning the cost of their work. All our customers see the value of our work, but before getting in contact, may have asked themselves, why does a locksmith cost so much? We wanted to tackle this question head on and share the factors that account for the fair and reasonable prices that we charge so you can have peace of mind that a Local LockRite locksmith is worth every penny. Know the value in our work? View our up-to-date Locksmith Pricing guide to see the typical cost of a locksmith in the UK.

The Value Of Locksmith Training And Certifications

Firstly, it’s important to understand that a locksmith’s job involves much more than just unlocking doors. LockRite Locksmiths are highly skilled professionals that have undergone extensive training and our business has acquired numerous certifications, so we provide a wide range of security services to domestic and commercial clients while adhering to high quality standards. Our services include installing, repairing, and maintaining locks, security systems and more. See our Locksmith accreditations, which include : ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, CHAS, Constructionline and Altius.

LockRite Locksmiths also need to stay up-to-date with the latest security technology to provide the best possible service to their customers. Learn more about Smart Locks

The Value of Availability

One of the main reasons that drives up prices for Locksmiths is that they are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Emergencies can happen at any time, and when they do, you need someone who can respond quickly and efficiently. Our locksmiths often have to work outside of regular business hours, and this requires us to charge a premium for their services.

The Value of having the Right Tools for the Job

Another factor that contributes to the cost of locksmith services is the equipment and tools they use. Our skilled locksmiths have a range of specialised tools and equipment that are necessary for their work,including specialised lock picks, pick guns, tension tools, key-cutting machines and more. In some cases, Locksmiths may even need to use drills, however, drills are typically a last resort when it comes to opening a door. These tools can be costly to purchase and maintain, and this cost is reflected in our locksmith pricing.

The Value of Door-to-door service

Locksmiths often have to travel to their customers’ locations, and this is also a factor that contributes to the cost of their services. They may need to drive long distances, pay for parking or tolls, and spend time travelling to the job site. All of these factors contribute to the final cost of the service.

The Value of Guaranteed work

It’s also worth noting that not all locksmith services are created equal. A reputable locksmith company like LockRite will provide a guarantee of quality workmanship and stand behind their work. This means that if there are any reported issues with the service provided, we will assess the workmanship and return to fix it if we’re at fault.

The Value of Security

It’s also essential to consider the value of the security services that a locksmith provides. The cost of a locksmith may seem high at first, but when you consider the value of securing your home or business, it becomes a worthwhile investment. Our skilled local locksmiths can provide peace of mind by ensuring that your property is protected and that you and your family are safe.

A worthwhile investment

The cost of a locksmith may seem high at first glance, but it’s important to consider the value of their services. Locksmiths are highly trained professionals who provide an essential service in ensuring the safety and security of our homes and businesses. When you choose a reputable locksmith like LockRite, you can be confident that you are receiving quality workmanship and peace of mind. Are you in need of a Locksmith? Contact LockRite for a no obligation quote. 

Locksmith Launch – LockRite Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove

At LockRite, we understand that when you need a locksmith, you need someone you can trust. That’s why we’ve built a reputation for providing reliable and professional locksmith services across the UK. And now, we’re proud to introduce our newest franchisee, Andy Bates, who will be serving customers in Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas.

From Equations to Locks – Andy Bates’ Career Change to Locksmithing

Embarking on a new career path requires determination, adaptability, and a willingness to learn. Andy has made a bold career transition from teaching mathematics to becoming a locksmith.

His background in teaching has equipped him with unique skills that make him a reliable, trustworthy locksmith and a valuable addition to LockRite.

Problem-Solving Skills

Andy’s experience as a mathematics teacher has honed his problem-solving abilities to a fine edge. In the classroom, he tackled complex mathematical concepts, dissected intricate equations, and guided his students to discover innovative solutions. These skills seamlessly translate into the world of locksmithing, where the ability to analyze a situation, think critically, and devise effective solutions is of utmost importance. Andy’s well-honed problem-solving skills undoubtedly sets him apart in his new trade.

Attention to Detail

Mathematics and locksmithing both demand meticulous attention to detail. In his teaching career, Andy emphasized the importance of accuracy and precision, ensuring his students understood the significance of each step in a mathematical problem. This keen eye for detail seamlessly carries over to his new locksmithing profession, where even the smallest discrepancy can mean the difference between success and failure. Andy’s ability to meticulously analyze locks and mechanisms allows him to provide exceptional service to his customers.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

As a teacher, Andy needed to convey complex concepts to students of varying abilities. This invaluable experience has made him a master at listening, understanding, and empathizing with others – a skill set that is equally crucial in the locksmith industry. Building trust and rapport with clients is essential, as locksmiths often work in sensitive situations. Andy’s talent for clear communication and interpersonal skills enables him to establish strong connections with his customers, providing them with the peace of mind they deserve.

Adaptability and Continuous Learning

Andy’s transition from teaching to locksmithing showcases his adaptability and commitment to lifelong learning. Education is a dynamic field, requiring teachers to constantly update their knowledge and teaching methodologies. Similarly, the locksmithing industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and techniques emerging. Andy’s passion for learning and adaptability enable him to stay ahead of the curve, ensuring he can meet the ever-changing needs of his clients.

Andy is a prime example of how a career change can be a catalyst for personal growth and professional success. By leveraging the skills he developed as a mathematics teacher, Andy has transitioned into the world of locksmithing, where his problem-solving prowess, attention to detail, communication skills, and adaptability will help propel him to excel in his new trade.

If you’re contemplating a career change into locksmithing, Andy’s story serves as a reminder that your existing skills and experiences can be valuable assets in your new endeavor. Pursue your passion and enquire about our locksmith franchise, just like Andy did in his inspiring journey from equations to locks.

Locksmith Launch – LockRite Basildon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea

Ian Lucas joins LockRite, the UK’s leading national locksmith company.

LockRite’s team of expert locksmiths continues to expand, and we’re pleased to introduce our newest locksmith, Ian Lucas, who will be providing top-notch locksmith services to the Basildon, Rochford and Southend-on-Sea areas.

Ian has undergone comprehensive locksmith training and has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise in the field. With the latest tools and knowledge needed to provide an unrivalled locksmith service, Ian is equipped to handle any locksmith issue that may arise.

Ian’s dedication to his craft and commitment to delivering excellent customer service makes him a top choice for anyone in need of a skilled and reliable locksmith. He understands the importance of providing quick and efficient solutions, and he takes great pride in delivering a high-quality service that exceeds his customers’ expectations.

As a LockRite locksmith, Ian is backed by our national brand that is dedicated to providing exceptional locksmith services to customers across the UK. This means that when you choose LockRite, you can trust that you’re getting the best possible service from a team of skilled professionals.

If you’re in need of a trustworthy locksmith in the Basildon, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford and surrounding areas, look no further than Ian Lucas and LockRite. With a commitment to excellence, and the latest tools and knowledge in the field, Ian is ready to help you with all of your locksmith needs.

Contact LockRite today to learn more about our expert locksmith services or to book an appointment with Ian. We’re confident that you’ll be satisfied with the level of service and expertise that we provide.

Ian’s skills and expertise make him a valuable addition to LockRite’s nationwide team of expert locksmiths. If you’re in need of a trustworthy locksmith, look no further than LockRite!

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Locksmith Services

Lock Outs Service

If you’re locked out, we can get you back in! We’re experts at picking locks and gaining entry.

Lock Changes and Repair Service

We change, repair and fit a wide variety of locks, including : Mortice Locks & Euro Cylinders.

Smart Locks Services

Our expert locksmiths can supply and fit the latest digital smart locks. Including the Yale Linus.

CCTV Installation Service

Our trained locksmiths can supply and fit the latest High definition CCTV to your home or business premises.

Alarm Installation Service

Our locksmiths can professionally install the full range of Yale smart alarms.

Window Boarding Service

Our locksmiths can provide boarding services to secure your home or commercial premises.

Security Surveys Service

We offer a full security survey service. Do you really know how secure your home or property is?

Key Cutting Services

We can cut extra keys for your home or office. Our locksmiths carry a range of key blanks.

Smart Security Installed

Our experts can install a range of smart security products, including smart locks, CCTV and alarms.
Yale Linus Smart Lock

Yale Linus
Smart Lock

The Yale Linus door lock. A keyless lock, designed to secure and simplify your life. Lock and unlock your door, no matter where you are.

yale Conexis L1 Lock Installed

Yale Conexis
Smart Lock

The smart door lock that puts you fully in control. The Yale Conexis gives you the freedom to secure your home without the need for a key.

Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock Installed

Yale Keyless
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Yale Sync Smart Alarm Siren

Yale Sync Alarm

The Yale Linus door lock. A keyless lock, designed to secure and simplify your life. Lock and unlock your door, no matter where you are.

Yale Smart CCTV Installed


The smart door lock that puts you fully in control. The Yale Conexis gives you the freedom to secure your home without the need for a key.