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Locksmith Cardiff

Locksmith In Cardiff

Locksmith In And Around Cardiff 

Locksmith Around Cardiff With Fast Response 

James your independent professional locksmith always giving great satisfaction with 100% commitment to all jobs attending from James Cardiff Locksmith. No job is ever given no less than 100% in trying and making it possible to complete locksmith work. Our locksmith skills varys in all directions from simple lockouts, to Auto (car opening), making keys for whole ranges of locks, Programing of transponder keys into cars, Door repairs and most other complex locksmith skills we do. 

We offer most services that need to resolved on the same day service. James Locksmith knows that a locksmiths job is to aim to get work completed within the shortest time available which is often the nature of a locksmith of Cardiff. 

Locked Yourself Out In Cardiff

The Main Reason why someone will ever need a locksmith Domestic - Commercial - Auto 

If you have shut the door behind you and accidentally left your keys inside your house, home, or even at work we get to you as quickly as we can. What makes us different from all other Trades is that we can actually pick the door lock for you making our skills so much more in demand. Which we hardly ever have to replace the door lock which makes this a quicker and far less expensive job and a problem for you. We pick most locks on residential and commercial properties. From your standard locks to British standard and even star-rated locks. 

Not all locks have to be picked we can get into some locks with our up-to-date bypass methods giving you a quicker experience in needing a locksmith when you have been locked out of your front door. Some people's thoughts of a locksmith are that they just drill the lock open. Even drilling a lock open is very difficult as to days locks are hardened steel giving a very tough job in doing it. James provides locksmiths whose 1st thoughts are not with a drill but with picking the lock. Giving Non Destructive entry. 

Jammed Door And Won't Open

Doors getting jammed and won't opening can be caused by several explanations. We will do our very best to gauge the fault over the phone but more possible than not we won't be able to tell you 100% the cause until we are at the femininity. We will then charge you a flat fee to open the door and then resolve any issues there could also be several underlining issues as to why the door got jammed in the first place we always do our very best to resolve issues within 1 visit there is to save us time and keep your cost to a minimum. The most common door to jamb up would be a Upvc door we are expert locksmiths at Upvc doors  and unlocking PVC Mechanisms 

Emergency Locksmith Cardiff

Emergency Locksmiths in Cardiff

Locksmith Cardiff is operated by James Locksmith Cardiff who is open for business 365 days of a year 24 hrs a day. We run from the Ely part of Cardiff is on the outskirt of Canton, Fairwater and Wenvoe.  By being local in Cardiff makes it very possible for our locksmiths to get to you quickly whether you need a locksmith in Pontcanna or Cathays we are on hand to help. Our Locksmiths in Cardiff are polite, and well mannered and always try their absolute best to give you the best service from us Locksmiths Cardiff. 


We can have our experienced Emergency locksmiths out with your selves within minutes of you phoning our emergency hotline number, 07967725135 which is based in Cardiff. We are not a call center that passes you on to someone else. This is why you are given our direct phone numbers. All our Locksmiths solely run and live within Cardiff this is why people who like to use our services who have problems with their locking systems in Cardiff.  

We are the only Locksmith In Cardiff to offer Emergency Safe Opening which can mean your Safe Open Within the Hour. At any desirable time. As Safes can have a lot of valuable belongings in them this can be a worrying dilemma for people who needs it open at a moment's notice. 

What might you need an Auto Locksmith for?

There are many others such as:-

    • - We can come to your location to withdraw the key from the lock. Then if requested either make you a whole new key or just fix and repair your existing one as this part enquires extra costs a lot of people tend to just go home and grab their spare key. We do offer a fix and repair service as one of our Auto locksmiths Services. 
    • - This auto locksmiths service is one that we probably see the most. For some reason, cars cannot tell that the keys are inside the vehicle and when actuators brake the car cannot tell if the doors have been opened which tells the car to re-lock its self. This is because the Customer has not turned on the ignition to tell the automobile or car that there is someone inside. Were people have also opened the boot and not opened any doors this tells the vehicle that no one is inside so to re-lock its self as a security protocol. This is where people leave the keys in the boot and gets really frustrated but the car is only acting in their best interest to prevent the car from being left open.  James Cardiff Locksmiths have regular calls to open all types of vehicles as a lot of people only have one key and in certain cases, people leave their spare key inside the vehicle. Our Auto Locksmiths service for opening Cars takes approximately  5-15 minutes to open most cars on the market today. 

Emergency Car Auto Locksmith Cardiff

    • -  This problem 9 /10 has something to do with the transponder inside the key. Which either the Transponder is damaged or has fallen out of the key and the customer have not realised it. James Cardiff Locksmith your recommended Auto Locksmiths in Cardiff can come to your desired location where the vehicle is and program a new transponder to your vehicle using our highly efficient programming software. Our software is able to program 80% of the vehicles on the road. Were transponders aren't damaged and the keys aren't lost the transponder this has an underlining problem with the electronics of the car and would need to be dealt with and the main dealers for that car as our specialist Auto Locksmiths are not mechanics, unfortunately. A good way to tell this is if the customer has a second key to try to see if that second key works for the vehicle and if it does that the initial key has a fault rather than the car. If neither keys work then this is a good telltale sign to say there is a fault with the Car rather than the keys. 
      • - James Locksmith Cardiff offers new key replacement on the majority of the cars today. Having to order a key from your dealership can be a time-consuming process and eventually more costly due to having to get the car recovered than having time off work running back and for. Our dedicated Auto Locksmiths in Cardiff can be with your selves within 30 minutes providing we have the reverent key in our stock. Dealer ships can take anything up to two weeks of getting your car back on the road. Auto Locksmiths in Cardiff can take as little as 1 hour to get you back on the road and the latest being 2 days if keys are not in stock which is huge a huge difference. 


  • - We often see doors that will not open but rarely see ones that do not close. Being locked out where the door won't open can be worrying and stressful but when you are inside and can't lock the door or it won't close can also cause a lot of stress and a headache. If the door you are trying to close happens in the night or at an unusual time it can be daunting in what to do next. James Cardiff Locksmith is here for you provided you live within Cardiff or in the close by vicinity. We would say before phoning or getting in contact with a local locksmith or a 24-hour emergency locksmith, it is always ideal just to scan the door and the door frame yourself as there may be some sort of obstruction causing the door not to close or lock.


Locksmiths in Cardiff

James Cardiff Locksmith is currently one of the highest established locksmiths in Cardiff we aim to be with you within 30 minutes from the time of your phone call and have most problems resolved within the hour our team of experts not only deals with emergency locksmiths issues but all security issues such as your door not shutting correct or maybe a break-in where the door is damaged and needs a temporary measure to be able to be locked. Call James Your Emergency locksmith now on 07967725135 or email us at for general enquires please don't hesitate as your problem could be made worse without the help of a professional locksmith,

Are Locksmiths Trustworthy

The majority of locksmiths are definitely trustworthy and it is part of their job to not use their skills for any criminal activity. The best way for any customer on choosing a professional locksmith before any work commences is to check out their reviews. A good professional locksmith company would have some very impressive review data so previous customers can let new ones about the companies talent and skill set at their job. Another good thing anyone needing a locksmith would be reassured to do is to check how long the company in question has been trading as a locksmith. Clients can do this through a range of ways by checking out the about page of the locksmith In Cardiff or whichever specialist you may need. Looking at dates of earliest reviews and checking company records. Before choosing a locksmith near me, Please ask the locksmith for any details before any work is commenced.  

How To Lock And Unlock Self Locking Latches

James Cardiff Locksmith is 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. 

How to Lock The Door

  1. Close Door.
  2. The Self Locking Latch is Engaged but the door is not locked please don't be under the impression door is locked (It is NOT).
  3. Lift Handle.
  4. Turn key to lock the door.

How to Unlock the Door

  1. Rotate key to unlock the door but leave the key in the lock. 
  2. Push handle down to disengage the mechanism. 
  3. The only part of the door now which is actually locked is the self-locking latch and not the complete mechanism. 
  4. Rotate the key the final bit to unlock the latch as the handle itself does not connect to the latch. 


Some doors which are really tight to the frame are very difficult to turn the key to unlock the latch. This is mainly due to tight alignment for weather seals to not allow any draft through. If you have a door like this it is usually a good idea to pull the door in towards you, then turn the key to open the latch. This takes the pressure off the latch as you pull the door tight to make the latch move easier. For unlocking the door.