Master Locksmiths and Security Experts Since 1885
Halls Locksmiths provide 24 hour locksmith services from our fleet of fully stocked vans and we offer free surveys for safes, access control, window grilles, home security and business security.
From replacing locks due to a break in or lost keys, fitting or opening locks and safes to car key cutting and programming on site. View all services >
Our emergency services
Lock opening services for home, shop, office and factory
Safe opening & repair
Securing your property after a break in
Lock repairs including UPVC doors
Broken keys removed
Locks repaired and changed
For emergencies ring
0115 978 0141
24 hour assistance
When you hire a locksmith, you’re usually not having the best day. You may have lost your keys, been broken into or snapped a key in a lock.
This means the last thing you want is to hire a locksmith who is going to make your day worse by doing a bad job or overcharging you. In 2020, the MLA received over 500 reports of rogue locksmiths doing just that!
Approaching a locksmith without any knowledge of keys can be a bit daunting when you need a new one cutting. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when talking to our experts so we’ve created this simple guide to help you understand the different types of keys, their uses, average key cutting times and approximate costs.