Locked in, locked out or increasing the security of your home or business Woodside Locksmiths's engineers have vast experience in dealing with all types of security work to insurance standards.
Members of the Master Locksmith Association. The quality of our workmanship undergoes a strict vetting scheme. Our engineers are compliant in fitting, opening and fair pricing. We take pride in our work adhering to MLA "best practices" .
Other surrounding areas include: Arkley, Barnet, Childs Hill, Cricklewood, Cockfosters, East Barnet, Edgware, Enfield, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Hampstead, Hadleywood, Highgate, High Barnet, Mill Hill, New Barnet, Oakleigh Park, Southgate, Stanmore, Totteridge, Whetstone, Whinchmore Hill, Woodside Park.
Additional security - Lock fitting - Lock Opening - Lock Picking - Safe opening - Safe Fitting -Master key sections - High security restricted key section - Emergency Call Out- Window Locks - UPVC door locks fitted / UPVC door locks repaired - Grilles gates and shutters - Emergency door repairs - Burglary repairs - Door closers - fitted and repaired -- Banham Locks-Yale locks- Ingersoll locks and much more.
Commercial customers use our Locksmiths service include: Prominent House Builders, Estate agents, Property management companies, Private Landlords, Private homeowners, Doctors, Dentists, Care Homes, Schools
Thumbturn operated mortice locks:
For customers in Barnet using a BS:3621: 5 lever mortice lock and looking to increase their front door security. Where possible we recommend the installation of a BS:3621: euro mortice lock, lock guard, operating on a thumbturn. The installation of this allows customers to lock their front doors from the inside without the use of a key.
Door Blank & Door Frame:
Far to often when working for domestic and commercial properties all around Barnet we see customers wishing to upgrade there locks. However we always have to factor in the quality of the door and to some extent the door frame, it is important to know that quality locks are only as strong as the doors and frames to which they are attached.
When reviewing the domestic and commercial security in Barnet we asses the door blank, ensuring that the frame is sound and the door suitable for external use; We recommend the use use of our half hour fire check solid door blanks, 44mm (13/4").
If you are assessing, upgrading, or thinking about additional door frame security, then consider steel reinforcements on your door. Commonly found in the form of a London Bar & Birmingham Bar, when installed together these strongly prevent the either side of the door frame from splitting.
We recommend to many of our customers in Barnet that when assessing or upgrading additional door security, strong hinges are always required here is a guide line when looking for British Standard, Door or Window Hinges.
We have installed Hinge Bolts for many customers in Barnet, these offer added security on outward opening external doors. In essence they act as motice bolts when the door is closed, preventing the doors being forced open from the the hinge side.
The use of a door chain and a door viewer improves security when dealing with strangers. A properly installed door chain and door viewer are resistant to tampering from the outside. Using physical force to open the door will leave obvious evidence.
The use of these allows customers inside a premises to view individuals outside your door, and have a restricted opening for communication purposes or exchanging small objects through the door while preventing the individuals outside from gaining access to the structure.
Please note: Weak door locks can sometimes be drilled out using a power drill or prized off with wrenches and pliers. It may be easier for burglars to break-in to garage doors and back doors as they often give the intruders the chance to be hidden from view. These areas of the house should be given extra attention.