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Local School Losing Keys

Local School Losing Keys

Lost Keys - Lock Opened and Replaced  Today we had to attend a local school which we previously had to do work at before. The school thought of James Cardiff Locksmith as a highly reputable company as to why they used us before and now. The school local to Cardiff needed our locksmith's services due to a member of their staff losing the only key to the door pictured. As this was not an emergency they had booked us in for a convenient time.  When arrived we were taken to the room situated with the lock. We opened the lock using our specialist's tools then changed it for a replacement leaving 3 new keys with the members of staff at the school. We advise anyone who only has one key to a lock to get replacements keys cut rather than losing the only one and needing a complete lock change and opening the lock. Here at James Locksmith Cardiff, we offer a range of services one which is key cutting.     

Emergency Board Up

Emergency Board Up

Last Night Call - Emergency Call to board up Velux Window  Around 3 am this morning 11/03/2021 we had a call from a very distressed lady explaining how her Velux roof window had been smashed from a loose ridge tile falling off her roof onto her single story extension. As we offer a 24 hr emergency locksmiths service we also offer other emergency works around the clock which ones of also includes Emergency Boarding up.  Respond Time Of The Locksmith  After the initial answer from one of our locksmiths here at James Cardiff Locksmith, the lady was more than satisfied that one of the team would be at her home within the hour to help sort the issue of the broken window allowing all the elements into our home.  James one of our team of locksmiths arrived at the detailed address in Canton 45 minutes after the phone call and receiving the address which needed attendance.  Dealing With The Job The Emergency Locksmith, James did a quick examination of the job and discussed all options with the client and a resolution was quickly determined.  All excessive glass was removed from the broken damaged window. A 3/4 inch plyboard was cut to cover the glass area with an overhang of 4 inches on either side was given to not allow any rainfall in through small draught lines. The Plyboard was fixed directly into the top of the Velux to stop any lateral wind in lifting up the ply and taking it of the selected area. Plenty of fixings was used with the appropriate size fixings.  Completion Of Board Up  Our customer was more than satisfied with the completed job which they would later raise with the insurance company on what to do next. We tidied all-glass debris before leaving making sure no sharp or dangerous material was exposed. Here at James Cardiff Locksmith with offer more services than just an average Locksmith with our extensive range of services. Call NOW 07967725135

Unlocking Doors

Unlocking Doors

Doors Unlocked In Cardiff After lockdown is slowly easing, James Cardiff Locksmith is seeing an increase in the need for our locksmith services throughout Cardiff. This week we have seen a few extra calls for customers of ours getting locked out and leaving their keys inside there homes. People have been so thankful to our locksmiths for still continuing through these uncertain times. All of us here are so thankful to all keyworkers for doing their part especially the NHS and their Staff. We are extremely pleased to see things slowly going back to normal.  During a relaxing weekend which we are still on call to unlock doors, Make vehicle keys.  We have made a fabulous Cake with princess Isabella. During a relaxing weekend of only emergency work, we have had time to make one excellent cake. Congratulations Isabella on that great tasting, perfection Cake. 

Locked Your Keys In Your Car.

Locked Your Keys In Your Car.

Locked Your Keys In Your Car. Having locked your keys in your car is not unusual. If you find your self having done this you will certainly need some sort of expert professional. As well as a locksmith who is the indefinite people who deal with these issues mostly, some roadside breakdown recovery companies can open your vehicle. It is always worth a check if you have joined some sort of breakdown recovery to see if you are covered in your policy for them to attend to get your car keys out. James The Locksmith in Cardiff can open cars safely, Fast and Efficiently. Not always is using a non-professional person the best option due to damage to the door or vehicle you should always use a professional locksmith or competent person.    Locked Your Car Keys In Your Boot. On many of the higher-end cars such as BMW and Mercedes in particular. Having locked you Keys in your boot and being locked out is very easily done. Which many people believe would never happen to them until one day it does. A Locksmith In Cardiff Can easily open locked doors with ease and James your auto locksmith can attend your emergency when you have accidentally locked your keys in your boot. Opening Cars to gain access and retrieve keys is a simple procedure for James Locksmith Cardiff. People are under the impression that you cannot lock your keys in your car or car boot on certain cars. This is far from the truth as possible. James your local Cardiff locksmith have never currently seen any cars or vehicles which stops yours from doing this. Even if we did we would never as you to attempt or try this due to there may be some sort of sensor down or fault with the car.  In past jobs, we have seen a selected few people who have attempted this and needed our help for key retrieval after their attempt goes horribly wrong.  Please if you find yourself having done this, DO NOT PANIC.  CALL JAMES ON 07967725135  

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas From our Locksmiths  Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from everyone at the team of James Locksmith Cardiff. We are still working hard here as your local emergency locksmith Cardiff Company, And we would like to say our hours have not changed but we would ask that only call if you do have an emergency needs for our service. We have less staff on the road and would like for our staff locksmiths to all have a nice break this year due to working hard of the upkeep of helping Cardiff Residents Businesses and Students. Currently, over the Christmas holidays, we have attended a number of people getting locked out and one customer losing there Car Key so please call if you are in need of our service. 

James The Locksmith

James The Locksmith

People often refer to James Lamb from James Cardiff Locksmith as James The Locksmith, James is a local guy from Cardiff who has been doing Locksmithing for several years now, Since he was 15 to be exact. He first came into locksmithing from a hobby of Lock Sport which would involve other people with lock picking skills to see if they could pick certain locks which others would share locks to one another.   

Using a Self Locking Latch

Using a Self Locking Latch

How To Lock And Unlock Self Locking Latches James Cardiff Locksmith are forever seeing People Snap their keys in these Mechanisms which Self Lock from the Latch. Clients of ours are under the belief that as soon as they shut the door that the door is Automatically Locked which Is in fact a complete misimpression and completely as far from the actual truth as possible. The Door is Not Locked From The Latch on these doors. You still have to lock the door.  Example 1 - You come home and are in dire need of a toilet so just shut the door behind your self the door is not locked but the self-locking latch is in use. This is okay as you have just entered your home intend to lock the door later on but want peace of mind no one can just walk in behind yourself.  Example 2 -  You leave for work early in the morning and don't intend in coming home until later on that evening. On your way to work when leaving your home, you have just shut the door behind yourself but have not locked it and just used the function of the self-locking latch. This is most certainly a bad idea as leaving your home for any long periods of time or any time unlocked is really truly not a good thing to be doing. Burglars as well as any professional locksmith can determine whether a door is locked or unlocked but shut with a self-locking latch. You should never leave your home a building unlocked which is the bottom line. Whether you have a self-locking latch on the door or not. Having a self-locking complete lock is fine as that is its job but a latch is called a latch for a reason and a lock is called a lock for another.  Locking The Door Shut the door as you would usually. Lift the handle fully to engage the mechanism into the keeps on the receivers. Make sure handle is fully lifted.  Insert the key and turn to the locked position. Which is common for the top of the key when inserted to be rotated towards the locking Style / Jamb. The key needs to be rotated 360 degrees to be able to extract after locking.  If When you lift the handle and it is isn't able to be lifted to its full capacity or you cannot rotate the key a complete 360 degrees you will almost certainly need a locksmith. James The Locksmith operates In and around Cardiff. Please don't hesitate to call.  Unlocking The Door  Insert the key into the lock. Rotate the Key 360 degrees to the unlocked position but leaving the key in the lock. The rotation most common for unlocking is more common than not for the top of the key to be rotated away from the locking Jamb / Style.  You then need to disengage the mechanism. This is done by pushing down on the handle which would release all parts of the lock other than the latch.  The only part which is now holding the door shut is the latch but due to it be a self-locking latch the handle on the outside of the door will not operate this. You then have to twist the key a final little rotation to pull back the latch in the unlocking position, and then the door will open.  The main reason why people snap the keys with this type of door is mainly due to not releasing the mechanism before forcefully twisting the key very hard. You have to release the mechanism on the lock by pulling down the handle before you can twist the key to disengage the latch. To pull down the handle you will need to unlock the door first. If you snap your key in your lock you will almost certainly need a locksmith and providing you live in or near Cardiff we can help.     

Slam Locks In Cardiff

Slam Locks In Cardiff

Additional Van / Vehicle Security - Locks 4 Vans  We supply and fit all Deadlocks and Slam locks to vans Cars Commercial vehicles and any vehicle you may wish to have them installed upon.  Slam Locks and Deadlocks are forever on the increase due to more and more vehicles being broken into. If you feel you need to discuss the option of having these locks on your vehicle please speak to our professional locksmith in Cardiff whos Called James. James Cardiff Locksmith will go through all options Cost of haveing these insurance approved locks fitted.  Our Locksmith Company can also provide you with extra keys for when you are in need of them for whatever reason. We can also supply you with our Auto Locksmith if you have ever locked your keys in your van when then door has shut and the Slam Lock is in need of opening.  At current For either lock of the Slam lock or Dead Lock, the cost of fitting each type per lock with fitting stands at £150 which includes the Lock and Fitting at your desired location within Cardiff. The good part of our locksmiths being mobile is that we come to you at your appointed time and day.    James Cardiff Locksmith 07967725135 

I.D Check

I.D Check

Please Check Our I.D.  If for some reason when our locksmiths come out and you feel worried for any reason please check our I.D. Our Locksmith will not get offended if you do ask but appreciate the fact you had the decency to ask. Rather than feel unsettled.    Reasons why you Might ask to see I.D Some of our Locksmiths look young and this may make you a bit worried. Not all the time do our locksmiths wear their uniform and the sign-written van may not be close enough for you to see. As our locksmiths work 24 hours a day 7 days a week they may come in their social clothing due to make it to your destination before going home or to the office to get changed. You may be old and feel vulnerable this is not uncommon. You may need our services late in the evening, night or early morning. As these times are very quiet it usually makes people nervous as not knowing who is coming to resolve their locksmith issue. Especially if you are alone. Please Ask Our Locksmiths To Show You Their Identification If You Feel Unsure.