Cardiff & South Wales 24/7 Emergency Locksmith

Lock Opening Cardiff

Lock Opening Emergency Locksmith Cardiff

Lock Opening Service - 24hr Emergency Locksmith Cardiff - Cars, Houses and even Safe's.

We have picked open many different locks with our expert knowledge of lock opening. From high-quality mortice locks to the top euro cylinders but on occasions even the least secure locks can cause us a bit of bother which is very frustrating. The police give a marker to locks which they believe are secure this is called SBD which stands for Secure By Design which is undergone many hours of tests from specialist to give them this award. These locks are of top security and they run into many different categories from being the least secure to the best security. Our Cardiff Locksmith service is familiar with many of these locks and can open many of them with a non-destructive method of entry. We would hope that all locks we open are Secure By Design as these locks are not so vulnerable to attacks of the thief and they give you the best defence against being burgled and broken in to. Our Locksmiths can now open the new Thatch-man approved Slam Locks. Which Currently we are the Only Locksmiths within the Cardiff Area which are able to Open these Locks Non-Destructively. 

Our Lock Opening service from James Cardiff Locksmith is all mobile emergency Locksmiths Cardiff service. We come right to your door to do whatever lock you require opening. We serve Cardiff a Lock opening service all day and all night, here at James Cardiff Locksmith. When we Come out to yourselves we will access the situation and see which method to open the lock would be best. We are able to pick a vast amount of locks within specific times but picking alone is only one of many different methods we might use to unlock your door. If you would only like us to open the door from picking it we should be able to do this within roughly 20 minutes but on some occasions, this can take a little longer depending on circumstances such as:-

  • Lock is of top Security lock
  • Keyway is very narrow for ability to manipulate the Lock lock
  • Lock is ceased up lock
  • Object restricting the view of the lock lock
  • It is very dark as it is nighttimelock
  • We are unfamiliar with the lock due to the new lock or from another countryLock

Lock Opening CardiffIf for some reason one of the above is affecting us from picking the lock we will discuss with your selves that another method to open the lock might be best. We always aim to use non-destructive methods of entry before even attempting to damage the lock this is because we are a professional locksmith company we understand there are many companies around Cardiff who practice Locksmith who like to use destructive methods of entry on some occasions this can be slightly quicker and easier for the locksmith to open the locked door as there is no unique skill involved other than the knowledge of the lock. Using a non-destructive method of locksmithing entry enables us to be quicker to deal with your lock job as we don't have to supply you with a new lock which keeps the cost down to you and you can also get rid of us quicker especially if it is late in the night as we don't have to spend additional time fitting you a new lock. If for some reason you phone us for one of our Cardiff locksmith services and wish to have a new lock for whatever circumstance as you have lost your keys but think you have relevantly lost them close to your home we still aim to open your door with a non-destructive method of entry before even attempting to use destructive locksmithing methods as on occasions you can further damage the mechanism which will then cost you more as you are not just paying for a new lock but furthermore paying for a damaged mechanism which holds the lock in its correct place. A good locksmith always attempts to use non-destructive methods first and uses destructive methods of locksmithing as a last resort and only when absolutely necessary. 

As a non-destructive 24hr Emergency Locksmith in Cardiff, we are able to open of the toughest of locks using methods which are of non-destruction. on many occasions, this can be far quicker for us to gain entry to your home or premises. We work closely to the locksmith who also operates in the community this lets you know that you are in safe hands as on occasions there can be times where we haven't come across a pacific lock problem which over-friendly locksmiths may have an answer to which saves the cost down to yourselves as a whole new replacement lock wasn't needed. 

I provide a service to the people of Cardiff on lockouts I find that on occasions whether I open the door in 2 mins or 2 hours some people are never happy I have learnt this much already.

WE Specialise in Car Locksmith Cardiff and Emergency Locksmith Cardiff

Opening Of Filling Cabinets


One Callout as a locksmith which I never thought I would ever be faced with would be of the opening of filing cabinets. Now having callouts and emergency callouts for these locks now never seems to amaze me. We can treat the opening of these locks as an emergency as in the past we have attended many law firms which had needed documents from inside for court within a couple of hours. When you phone James Cardiff Locksmith please let us know of your circumstances as we are not aware and could just offer an appointment to come and unlock the Cabinet. When we come out to open the Cabinet dependent on lock and model we are some times able to make a key the same day or within a few days. Some Occasions we are not always successful of this as the lock could have been discontinued and parts are no longer available. In this instance, we will arrange a time best suited for yourself to come back and fit a new lock with new keys. We understand that the main cause of concern was to have the cabinet opened without any damage to the property and belongings inside. James Cardiff Locksmith understands that opening of Filing Cabinets can be an emergency locksmith service and will do our best to be with yourselves as quickly as possible if this is an instance which you find yourself in. We can be at many destinations in Cardiff within 30 minutes and many surrounding areas such as The VALE OF Glamorgan and NEWPORT within the Hour.


Awkward Locks Can Take Longer To Open

If James Cardiff Locksmith is the locksmiths dealing with your lockout and are taking longer than expected to unlock your door. We apologise for this and hope to get you in as quick as possible but please be patient as we are trying our best but we get awkward locks now and again which don't like to open for us.  


Here at your Cardiff Locksmith, we treat every case as an individual for whatever work your job may presuppose. We always give clients 100 per cent of our time and always show outstanding work with an extreme skill. 

File Cabinets Opening

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How Much Does It Cost For James Or A Locksmith To Open A House?

This is often a difficult question for us as your local Locksmiths or any other locksmiths to answer. This will ultimately depend on a lot of factors. The first being the most appropriate one which we always consider is:-

  • TIME - If you call a locksmith at an unsociable time then the price will no doubt be a little or a lot more expensive. This can also be the same for days like weekends and also any national holidays. 
  • CHRISTMAS AND EASTER -  These two holidays are most likely the worst time to be in need of a locksmith for cost reasons for holidays. Being the most likely holiday people in the UK like and enjoy having off. The cost for a locksmith is more than likely more expensive in these festive times. As also a lot of locksmith stock sources closed during these times you may be in for a little wait for your door or locksmith needs to be fully completed. 
  • LOCK (Task Associate) - Every locksmith task is different this will certainly depend on price. The majority of locksmith companies price the tasks on the job rather than a time scale basis. People are under the impression that locksmiths should charge an hourly rate this, in our experience is not and shouldn't be the case due to the difficulty of different types of locks and situations where people need a locksmith. Usually, the way we price the job is the difficulty of the lock the more difficult the more expensive the lock is to open. 

How come Locksmiths are so Expensive 

A lot of people get confused that how can locksmiths charge a high rate for a short time of work. The reason why locksmiths are so expensive is the difficulty of locks the harder they are to open equals the more expensive it is too open. A house which has a 3-star lock is going to be far more expensive than a house with a budget lock on it too open. Locksmiths spend a lot of time to learn how to pick locks not only do locksmiths learn how to pick a lock but we learn how to open them quickly which people get offended by due to how quickly we can do it. This is because when you are locked out in Cardiff we want you back in warm and safe quickly.

What to Look For When Choosing A Locksmith 

It is always best and a good idea to get a minimum of 3 locksmiths quotes before choosing a locksmith to complete your work task needed. This is not always the case during unsociable hours as not many locksmiths operate a 24-hour emergency locksmith service. We recommend that in this case that you check the locksmith's background which can be things like:-

  1. DBS Checked
  2. Fully Qualified
  3. Reviews (Great option to get feedback off previous customers)
  4. If the Locksmith is insured 

Ask the locksmith direct will they pick the lock or damage the lock as this may incur extra charges for lock replacement.

What We Can Open - Locksmith Lock Opening 

Our locksmiths are capable of opening a lot of things from picking which includes 

  • Car Locks - We can open most cars
  • Safes opening - Yes the average household safe as well as a commercial standard on times 
  • Euro locks - The average household lock are Euro Locks 
  • Rim Cylinders - Found on most old Wooden Doors as the top lock
  • 5 leaver BS - The chubb lock 
  • 3 leaver - most shared houses found on the bedroom doors
  • Padlock - Gates and bicycles
  • Combination lock - Briefcases E.C.T

If for instance, our locksmiths have opened your house door in which you have lost the keys and are trying to keep costs down we have supplied you with an online guide on how to change a Euro Lock yourself hassle-free. 

Change A Euro Diy Guide


Not Just House Locks 

We dont just open house, Safes and Cars. We have been in the locksmith industry for many of years and have been asked to open a vast amount of locks we open more than likey anything which has a locking device upon it. We can pick a large number of locks as well as use Destructive Entry when needed. We had been called upon opening a Caravan after losing a set of keys and there being another key upon inside.