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Guildford Locksmith FAQs

If you have a question for Guildford Locksmiths, take a look at the questions below, your query may already have been answered. Click on each question and you'll be taken to the answer.


Do you charge a call out fee?

No, Guildford Locksmiths only charge for the hours labour and with no call out fee. This is the case whatever the time of day or night. We've heard of other locksmiths charging a late night or emergency fee but we don't believe that's fair.

How long can you get here in?

We aim to get to clients within half an hour or at a time prearranged with you. In most cases we arrive within 30 minutes and complete the job on the spot 92% of the time - our locksmiths vans come fully stocked and even with a key cutting machine on board.

Do you take debit/credit card payments?

Yes, our mobile lock engineers carry a portable credit card terminal with them. We also take cash payments and always give receipts.

Are you a multinational agency or call centre?

No, we are independent locksmith company that only operates in the local area ensuring you get a fast and efficient service at a reasonable locksmith price. Locksmiths sent via a call centre are typically more expensive due to the higher costs needed to run their business and takes them longer to arrive at the job as there are more calls involved. With us you speak directly with the the engineer you'll be meeting.

Do I get a warranty?

All locksmithing work comes with a standard one year warranty. All are locks are insurance approved and comply to the British Standard: BS3621 BS8621 BS1062

Are your staff CRB checked?

Yes, although it's not standard practice, we believe all staff in this industry should be CRB checked as a safety procedure. Customers need to feel comfortable and safe knowing locksmiths working at their home or office are trusted and reliable.

Are you open 24 hours a day?

We operate a 24h emergency locksmith service. This is frequently used by customers who need to gain access to their property as they've lost, damaged or had their keys stolen.

I've just moved homes, should I change my front door lock?

You want to keep your possessions safe so you should change all entry locks to your new home including window and door locks. You just don't know who else may have spare keys from the previous owner's cleaner, family member, neighbour, pet walker etc.

What type of locks do you specialise in working with?

Guildford Locksmiths work with pretty much every lock on the market. We make it our business to stay up-to-date with the latest locks and security systems available. Here are just some of the locks our local locksmiths have helped our customers with over the years:
UPVC door and window locks, safe locks, deadbolt locks, mortice locks, Euro profile cylinder locks, rim locks, combination locks, sliding glass door lock, keyless door lock, uPVC window and door locks, digital locks, keypad locks, electronic locks, magnetic lock, patio door locks, furniture locks including drawer locks and file cabinet locks, all types of high security locks, fingerprint and biometric lock systems, master key systems, most front door and back door locks including, outbuilding locks, garage locks and shed locks, padlocks, key in knob lock, lever handle locks, cam locks, wall mounted locks, push button locks, switch locks.

What brands do you use?

As we are independent locksmiths, we are not tied down to using one particular brand so we can choose the lock that is best fit for purpose. In most cases we use insurance approved BS 3621. Here are some brands in alphabetical order you can choose from if you have a preference:
Abloy , ABUS locks, ABUS-Pfaffenhain, Ace Locks, Adams Rite, Arrow, ASSA Locks, Baldwin, BEST, Biffar, Bilock, Bramah, Brinks Locks, CES, Chubb, Cisa, Corbin, Dexter, DOM, DUO, Eagle padlocks, EMTEK, Evva, E-Z Set, Falcon, Faultless, Federal, Fichet, GEGE, GMS, GUARD padlocks, HEAD, Hi-Shear, Hurd, ILCO, Ingersoll, ISEO, IVANA, Necoloc, KABA locks, Kryptonite, Kwikset range, LAI, LIPS, Lockwood, LORI locks, Marks, Master Lock ProSeries, Miwa, Mountain Security, Mul-T-Lock, National Lock, Nemef, Papaiz, Pfaffenhain, Reese, Ruko, Russwin Corbin, Sargent & Greenleaf, Schlage locks, Scorpion, Segal, Squire, Tessa, Tri-Circle, Vachette, Weiser, Weslock, Winkhaus and Yale Locks.

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Please call us if you have any locksmith or security needs, the chances are we can do the job:

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Extra information:
we've seen so many variations of the word locksmith or locksmiths over the years. Here are the variations we commonly spot but are incorrect!
lock smith or lock smiths
lock-smith or lock-smiths