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Are you looking for a Local trusted Locksmiths Southampton to get you back into your property quickly, safely and affordably? Look no further. Rapid Locksmiths is your local independent locksmith service for Southampton and the surrounding areas. Whether you’ve been locked out, lost your keys, had your property broken into or simply need your locks repaired, we can help you today.

Here at Rapid Locksmiths Southampton, Lee and the team have been providing locksmith services to families and businesses in Southampton for more than 10 years. We’ve encountered and solved every lock-based issue you can imagine! That’s why we know that our highly trained Locksmiths Southampton will find the perfect solution for you, whatever situation you find yourself in.

You can rely on Rapid Locksmiths Southampton to deliver an honest, personal and friendly locksmith service, any time of the day or night. Don’t just take our word for it – take a look at our profile on Checkatrade.com, where we have an average rating of 9.94. We don’t believe in hidden costs, or charging our customers a call-out fee. We’ll tell you upfront how much the work is going to cost, and do our best to find the most cost-effective way of completing it, without compromising your security. And Rapid Locksmiths Southampton will always reduce waste where we can by repairing the existing locking system, rather than replacing it entirely.

Your security is our ultimate concern, which is why we offer a rapid-response, 24 Hour Emergency Locksmiths Southampton to get you safely back into your property as quickly as possible. If you live or work in and around Southampton, we’ll aim to get to you within 30 minutes of your call, and rectify the issue then and there. On the rare occasion that we do need to order in spare parts, we’ll fully secure your property until one of our trusted local suppliers can get to us with the right materials. We’ll always have a permanent solution in place within 24 hours.

Here are just some of the services we offer:

  • 24 Hour service in Southampton
  • Lock repairs (including garage doors and windows)
  • Key cutting
  • Garage door locks
  • Window repairs
  • Master key systems

Our team of Locksmiths Southampton cover a 20 mile radius of Southampton, including:

Totton and Eling, Southampton, Hythe, Thornhill, Bitterne, Portswood, Romsey, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Hamble, Park Gate, Romsey, Bassett, Shirley, Woolston, Sholing, Lordshill, Lordswood, Chandler’s Ford and Millbrook.

Rapid Locksmiths are experienced in providing expert locksmith solutions for a range of domestic and commercial properties. We’ll always tailor our service to your exact needs and budget, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with unexpected costs.

If you need a high-quality, affordable Locksmith in Southampton service at short notice, contact us at Rapid Locksmiths Southampton today.

Our Recent Customer Reviews

Opened lock on my front door

 
 
★★★★★
 
Great Work, He got me back into my home in no time, Thank you Lee”
– Keyleigh Sowden
 

Could not lock PVC back door

 
 
★★★★★
 
Fantastic service, I would highly recommend to my friends & family”
– Janet Hodges
 

Locked Out in Southampton

 
 
★★★★★
 
Fast to arrive and quick and friendly service, Thank you”
– Alex Harvey
 
 

Thinking of Adding Extra Security To Your Doors – Security Advice From Locksmiths Southampton

With hundreds of locks on the market today it is hard to know which locks would work on the type of doors that you have and which locks would offer the best security, In Southampton there are mainly three different types of doors (Wooden, Metal & Upvc) These doors are fitted with locks as standard but are not always the best locks to secure your home and can lead you to believe that your home is safe and secure.

However if Rapid Locksmiths showed you just how easy is can be to bypass many of the most popular types of locks on the market you would be amazed.

Rapid Locksmiths Southampton would like to offer you our expert advise on a few different ways that you can add extra security to your doors and windows, With our expert opinion on which locks are best for your Wooden, Metal and Upvc doors and Windows


Additional Security For Upvc Double glazed doors

Sash Jammers

Sash Jammers are a great way of adding extra security to Upvc doors and windows on a low budget, They are strong and durable and can not be tampered with from the outside meaning if burglar did manage to get passed the main locking mechanism on your Upvc door Then they still wouldn’t be able to open the sash jammers from the outside. Sash jammers a very effective addition to any Upvc door or window.

You can buy them in White, Brown or Brass to blend in with the colour of your doors and windows. They are fitted to the frame with two screws and are operated by turning the arm which overlaps the door and holds it closed. Rapid Locksmiths Southampton would normally recommend fitting two sash jammers per door one towards the top of the door and the other towards the bottom.

Cons –  A downside of using sash jammers to secure your Upvc doors and windows is they can only be locked in place from the inside and are considered to be more of an over night locking device.

Rapid Locksmiths Southampton Price – £13.50 each


Anti Snap Cylinders (Barrels)

Upvc Doors have two different locks The locking mechanism and the cylinder sometimes called the euro barrel, The mechanism is the long strap with either deadbolts, hooks or rollers (sometime all three) that runs down the full length of the door and the cylinder or euro barrel is the part where you turn the key. The cylinder is used to lock and unlock the mechanism and if you are able to snap the cylinder then you have access to the mechanism and can easily unlock it.

The problem with most standard barrels is that they have a weak point in the center where the fixing screw is meaning that if the barrel is not flush with the handles and is sticking out by just 5mm or a burglar has managed to force the handles off then it can be snapped in half with just something as simple as a pair of pliers.

As i mentioned a standard barrel has a weak point and can be snapped in half well a anti snap cylinder works in such a way that if the cylinder happens to be protruding out of the handles or a burglar does manage to force the handles off then an anti snap cylinder will only snap in half, It will snap off just the end of the cylinder leaving the rest of the lock in the door making it very difficult to unlock the locking mechanism.

Rapid Locksmiths Southampton stock a large range of anti snap cylinders for Upvc doors.

Rapid Locksmiths Southampton Price – Between £30-50 depending on the make of lock


Additional Security for Wooden Doors

Mortice Bolts

Mortice Bolts are a great Secondary security option for wooden doors to work along side your mortice locks and Yale style lock.

How They Work – Rapid Locksmiths Southampton would recommend fitting two mortice bolts per door (one at the top and one at the bottom) Mortice bolts are only lockable from the inside, You have the option of being able to lock and unlock the bolts with a key or a thumb turn.

The Benefits of Fitting Mortice Bolts – I would say i one of the key benefits in using mortice bolts is that they are not visible from the outside, In most cases when a burglar is trying to break into a wooden door they would gain access by forcing open the mortice deadbolt with a crowbar however with the mortice bolts in the locked position in most cases the burglars would have no idea that they are even there and they wouldn’t know where on the door to attack next.

Rapid Locksmiths Southampton Price – £15.50 per bolt plus £8.50 for thumb turn (if required)