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24hr Emergency Locksmith

24 Hour Emergency Locksmith

First Response Locksmiths are a small family based locksmith business based in a small village called Treswell. Our geography means we are pretty central between Lincoln, Doncaster and Rotherham. We are pretty central to Retford, Gainsborough, Worksop and Newark as well so you know we can always be with you in time, usually 30 minutes.

First Response Locksmiths were created after we had worked for other businesses over the years and saw a common theme. Customers over charged and underwhelmed. So we set out with one thing in mind, offer our customers a value for money locksmith service where we are on time and with our workmanship far better than everyone else was offering.

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Our Locksmith Services

Here at First Response Locksmiths we don’t just unlock locks. We also offer a range of services that cover every aspect of Locks, Access Control and Safes.

As locksmiths our most popular services involve locks. This isn’t just opening them when you’re locked out. We can change locks, repair locks, upgrade locks and just about everything else that could ever need doing to a lock. We also offer repairs and upgrades to all other hardware that is attached to a door, window, safe or shutter. Changing hinges, adjusting closers, replacing handles the list goes on. We also have in-house Access Control Specialists that work with most access control systems day in day out meaning that when it comes to fault finding and repairs we can find and fix the fault every time. So if you need a trustworthy company that you can depend on call First Response today.

On top of the knowledge and skills we use on a day to day basis our locksmiths are all equipped with all the latest equipment, everything from state of the art picks and pick guns to the most recent key decoders. This allows us to approach every job with the confidence that if we can’t fix the problem, it can’t be fixed.

First Response Locksmiths offer a wide range of services to home owners, businesses and landlords and agents. On top of this we deal with larger organisations on their contract work. We deal with Facilities management companies, large maintenance businesses as well as multi-site retailers and many more. In fact over 70% of our business comes from our commercial partners meaning we know what you need when it comes to your security needs.

With that in mind we have divided our services section into four areas, Residential, Commercial, Landlords and Agents and Business Services.

The first two are pretty self-explanatory. Anything that a home owner or tenant needs doing comes under residential, anything a business owner, tenant or anyone else in a factory, office, unit, workshop or shop comes under commercial.

The Landlords and Agents area covers all the locksmiths services we offer to everyone who is either a property professional such as an agent, landlord or is in property management. The area is also where we will explain what First Response, Locksmith can offer businesses who need a locksmith pretty regularly. Everyone from building maintenance companies that don’t want the fixed costs of paying someone full time or multisite businesses that want the peace of mind that if something goes wrong on one of their sites they can have the best locksmith available on site in the shortest time possible.

The Business Services section is the part of our site where we go into more detail about how First Response can support your organisation on a day to day basis. This area of our site is aimed at businesses with a day to day need for our services and we will strive to cover all the bases so you know by the time you make contact with us you will be talking to the right people.

Recent Testimonials

I would definitely use these guys again. Really professional and prompt as well.

Called about an idea of price and Chris came around to have a look to ensure he was accurate. We were happy with the price and the workmanship. Very professional company.

Really professional service. Came out within 30 minutes and got the lock on our UPVC door working.

Brisant Ultion Locks
Assa Abloy

A Locksmith When You Need One

Here at First Response Locksmiths we are both professional and transparent in the way we operate we believe that by offering a bespoke service that is based on your individual needs we offer our customers the best value for money service available today.

Most people go through life never needing a locksmith. However on the one occasion you do First Response, Locksmiths are there to help you along. We appreciate it can be very stressful when you call us. Unless you have called for a scheduled service or lock change most of the times it’s out of desperation.

That’s why we will always put your feelings first. From the moment we pick up the call and talk you through what we need to do, to ensuring that if we say are half an hour that’s how long we take.

Once we arrive at your home or business our locksmiths try to keep the process as stress free as humanly possible. We will arrive on time and have a good look at what needs to be done. We will keep you informed about everything before we do anything. Once we have decided on a course of action we can then get on with the job.

This can mean a multitude of things depending on whether you’re in a home, a business if you’ve had a break in or have lost your keys etc. Once the job has been completed to your complete satisfaction we will clean up and off we go. However we don’t just leave you there.

At First Response Locksmith our workmanship is covered by a comprehensive 90 day guarantee, this is on top of any manufacturers warranties you receive.

Fair Locksmith Pricing

Unlike most locksmiths at First Response Locksmiths we don’t charge call out charges and we don’t charge fixed costs for anything such as the famous unlocking charge.

What we do is offer our customers a preliminary price over the phone and if you are happy with that once the locksmith arrives on site we will double check all the info and confirm with you what we have said. The only time this price will ever change is if the lock is out of the ordinary.

For example if we are told that the lock is a simple euro cylinder and when we arrive it’s a ABS cylinder we would obviously have to alter the price. However this has only ever come up a handful of times and moreover our locksmiths will never ever start the job without your express permission.

We also keep costs down on materials. As First Response Locksmith do a lot of contract business where we can be changing 20, 30 locks in a day we have built up good relationships with both manufacturers and wholesalers. This allows us to get excellent savings on our materials bill, allowing us to pass on the savings to you.

24/7 Emergency Locksmith

As well as offering all our customers a standard daytime service First Response Locksmith Nottinghamshire also offer a 24/7 service, 7 days a week, and when we say we are 24/7 locksmiths we mean it. Our phones are on day and night day in day out all year round.

A good percentage of our business is done after 7pm and at weekends. This is true for both residential and commercial customers. We are on call for anything and everything from lost key, break-ins and just about anything else you can think of. And as you already know, none of this costs you anymore than we would charge if you called at 11am on a Wednesday.

As well as all the emergency locksmith on the day work we do, First Response Locksmiths offer a list of other services to both home and business customers.

Our locksmiths can be booked for a variety of tasks from lock servicing and lock changes, door mechanism repairs, security upgrades and much much more.

Commercial customers have different need to residential and agents. Landlords and property professionals have different needs and requirements to them. So we have built a bespoke list of services to suit any and all situations. If you would like to know more or would like to enquire about anything else please get in touch with First Response Locksmiths today and one of our locksmiths will be happy to talk you through any queries you might have.

Security Advice

The issue of security is becoming more and more prevalent in today's world. That’s why here at First Response Locksmith we offer free advice to people across the region. We can send a locksmith around to your home or business and they will go through your security with you step by step and see where if at all it can be improved.

Our locksmiths will always offer you impartial advice that make your property more secure and in some cases save you money on your insurance premiums. If we do see any areas that we believe could be improved we will give you a full written quotation including details of the locks or upgrades we are proposing so you can go away check them out and make an informed decision before proceeding with any work.

So if you’re thinking about making your property more secure get in touch today with First Response Locksmith and we will give you the best advice, based on years of experience not on our bank balance.

Quality of Materials We Use

Here at First Response Locksmiths we come across some terrible locks that have been fitted over the years.

We have seen a night latch on a UPVC door and we have seen sash jammers fitted the wrong way round, we could go on. We tell people time and time again that their UPVC door with all its bolts and mechanism is only as secure as the cheapest cylinder from B&Q that they put the key in every day.

That’s why here at First Response Locksmith our locksmiths will only ever fit the highest quality hardware. This applies to cylinders, Mortice locks secondary products and everything else. The reasons for this are twofold:

  1. If we fitted low quality cheap locks we could not sleep at night, knowing your home or business was not secure. We stills see way too many so called professional UPVC companies fitting doors with bog standard off the shelf cylinders in them.

    After all the hoo haa on the TV over this we were hoping this would change but it hasn’t. In life cheap doesn’t always equal bad, but in the world of a locksmith it does. We will only ever fit the best available hardware available. We will never compromise on the quality of the products we fit, ever if that means us missing out on business.
  2. By only fitting the highest quality hardware, in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines we save on call backs for problems. We very rarely have to revisit our work, if ever. This is due to the fact that everything is of the highest quality ( we also like to think our workmanship plays a small part as well)

Reliability counts

Here at First Response Locksmith not only do we like reliable hardware we like to be reliable ourselves. One thing we hear a lot is people complaining about calling a locksmith and have then been standing around waiting for them.

We have taken this on board. When you call us be this 2am or 2pm we will give you an estimated time of arrival. We work this out by using a programme on our tablets that takes into account traffic and diversions etc. We will then double check this with the sat nav. This means that if we say 30 minutes our locksmith will be with you within 30 minutes. Not an hour.

We are so confident with this we offer a guarantee, that if we aren’t with you within the agreed time frame we will work for free. So that means you will only pay for the lock and not the locksmith.

So if you need a locksmith and want to be sure that who you call turns up get in touch with First Response Locksmith today.

A little about the locksmiths we keep talking about

Here’s a little fact I bet you didn’t know. In the UK there is no formal locksmith qualification. Here’s another, in the UK there is no mandatory body regulating locksmiths.

This is a little shocking to some people, considering the skills and tools a locksmith has access to, I am one of these people.

In fact there are 5 day courses up and down the country where anyone can go along and learn the basics of what a locksmith does. This is not too good as these folk can then just go out and start their own business. They cannot possible have built up all the skills they need in 5 days. I’ve been at it for 14 years and I haven’t.

The only people that suffer are you and them. You as it’s your locks or door or window or that gets damaged when all you wanted was a new lock. Them because they have spent thousands on the course and even more on the tools as they have been told that they can do a short course then make a living, they can’t and they won’t.

Here at First Response Locksmiths we worked in the family business from an early age. We were always at work helping any way we could. So there was a pretty obvious career choice when we left school and off to work we went.

Locksmithing is one of those jobs where it is constantly evolving, from new locks coming on to the market to new tools being designed to open them. You must always keep learning or you will be left behind. That’s why here at First Response Locksmiths we invest in ourselves by constant training and invest in equipment and tools. This ensures that our locksmiths are always ahead of the curve and we are always up to speed.

So we hope you have found what you were looking for and if you haven’t please feel free to contact us where one of our time served expert locksmiths will be happy to go through the options with you.

Thanks for Visiting

The Team

First Response Locksmiths

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