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Are you looking for a local Durham locksmith ? Or an emergency locksmith near me ? Then get in touch with Higgins Locksmiths today and speak with Dan Higgins, a local, professional locksmith with many years of experience in the trade who has served many happy clients in the area of Durham and the surrounding areas.

Whether it’s an emergency locksmith service you need or a 5-star service, or just a standard change in your locks, Dan has the knowledge and expertise to work with different types of locks and prides himself on providing his customers with a top-quality service that is second to none. Dan is Durham’s local locksmith who promptly responds to 24-hour emergency jobs and is known for his friendly manner and ability to build personal relationships with all customers.  You can trust that Dan is the right locksmith to respond to emergencies with all different types of locks, and he can deliver.

All work is fully certified and guaranteed, and Dan shows exceptional care to make sure that your house or business is left in the same condition as when he arrives, except with your locks fixed or upgraded to the highest standard.

Durham Locksmith 24Hr Emergency Service

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Hi, all this is me, Dan. I am the only person from Higgins locksmiths, and under no circumstance will I send anyone out in my place. If someone says they are from this company, please phone the police ASAP.

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Durham Locksmith Services 

Higgins Locksmiths are your local locksmith who provides a full range of services for domestic and commercial customers in Durham. No job is too small for Dan, who takes great pride in his services and experience with different types of locks, whether it’s an emergency locksmith job or a standard fitting. Whether your locks keep jamming, you are looking to make your home more secure or need lock repairing; Dan will be happy to help. While Dan is based in Durham, he covers customers within 30 miles, including Chester-le-Street, Washington and surrounding areas.

Do you need emergency or standard locksmith services but would like advice and recommendations about what’s best for you? Dan is your local locksmith in Durham and the surrounding areas who can help and provide you with very competitive quotes! Call Dan today on 07885 430 700 for a free quote and find out more about how he can help.

24-hour Emergency Durham Locksmith 

Have you come back from holiday, only to realise you left your house keys in the hotel? Perhaps you’ve snapped your key in your door and are left unable to lock your front door, or maybe your commercial property has had an attempted burglary and needs securing.

This is where Higgins Locksmiths, your local 24-hour emergency service, can help: Dan has the experience and expertise to deal with different situations and can work with any types of locks, providing you with professional service according to your needs. He is available whenever you need him for emergency locksmith services in the area of Durham and all local areas, whether that is in the middle of the night, First thing in the morning or on a Sunday afternoon. An emergency with your locks demands an urgent response, so give Dan a call no matter what time it is and rest assured he will respond.

Thanks to his first-class training, knowledge and skills, Dan can repair or replace any lock during an emergency call-out. All work is fully insured and guaranteed, and Dan offers a speedy 24-hour locksmith service in Durham and the surrounding areas. For emergency lock repairs that won’t break the bank, get in touch with Dan today on 07885 430 700.

Higgins Locksmiths is Your Local Locksmith in County Durham

Whether you have been locked out of your own home or are just looking to upgrade your locking system, Higgins Locksmiths are your trusted local locksmith in County Durham who can help. Dan offers various services regarding your locking system that can help you feel safer in your own home. His locksmith services include upgrading your existing locking system or fitting new smart security systems. Dan keeps up with all the different latest trends in The market, from video doorbells and multi-point locking systems with deadlocks and smart locks to help give you professional advice and guidance on which types of locks are best.

One of the best ways to improve your home or business’s security is to let us assess the weaknesses in the locking systems of your current property. Locksmith security doesn’t have to be an expensive, time-consuming upgrade: it involves different aspects of work that can be as simple as installing a type of door chain to compliment your existing locks or updating your locks to UPVC door locks. For businesses, we can offer security shutters on windows and doors too.

Is your home or business in the local area of Durham or its surrounding areas? We can provide a bespoke locksmith service for you today, tailored to your needs, according to all the features and weaknesses of your locks. Dan can ensure that you and your property are adequately protected from thefts! Get in touch with Dan today on 07885 430 700 for more information.

Commercial Business 24-Hour Emergency & Standard Locksmith Services

Do you own a local business in Durham? Want to help keep your premises secure and protect your business? Simply give Dan a call today on 07885 430 700 to see how he can help you improve your property security. From fitting deadlocks and multi-point locking systems to security shutters and safes, Dan, is your local locksmith in County Durham, with years of experience in working with different, heavy types of locks for commercial businesses and will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for upgrading your security locking systems.

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Rim cylinders

Rim cylinders are part of a rim night latch locking system (often referred to as a Yale type lock). They can be found on wooden doors. It’s a different type of locking to the standard locking systems; specifically, it’s the outer part on the outside where you place your key into the lock to open the door. This kind of cylinder has been around for a very long time, and as an experienced locksmith, I have the knowledge and expertise to work with it and deliver a professional locksmith service of the highest standard. I even had one of my grandma’s door- the basic version, which has not changed even in these modern times!
Dan is your local Durham locksmith in County Durham. For emergencies or standard consultation, call him today on 07885 430 700.

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Push-button locks

Push-button locks are a locking system that operates when the correct buttons are pushed in the proper sequence, and the doorknob is rotated to open the door. A new combination is set when the lock is installed, using many of the five button combinations as desired. Buttons may be pressed individually or in unison. There are thousands of possible combinations to make it very hard to guess the code. These can be found - but not necessarily limited to - wood doors.
Dan has the experience to work with different, complex types of locks such as push-button locks. As Durham’s local locksmith, he responds to 24-hour emergencies as well as standard locksmith services.

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Euro cylinder

The basic five-pin cylinders are the basic (entry-level) cylinder lock systems for most doors. Although they do the job, they are cheaply made and do not have the same security benefits as the more expensive cylinders like anti-snap and anti-drill. These are not suitable for external doors. Dan is your local locksmith in County Durham, always on standby to respond to your needs!

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A 5-lever mortice deadlock is commonly fitted to wooden doors and has a no-through spindle for a handle. It is locked from both sides with a key, and the deadlocks are fitted within the material of the door. They are vulnerable as they don't Carry a hard plate and are most commonly found in wood doors, but not limited to. Are you interested in installing the above locking system, but are not sure what is right for you? Contact Dan today, your local locksmith in Durham and find out how he can help!

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Upgraded euro profile lock

This is a different type of lock than the standard ones, which come featuring Anti-Bump, Anti-Pick, Anti-Screw and Anti-Drill protection. The cylinder is secure by Design and approved by many people. This is a high-security lock that comes highly recommended by Dan Higgins, Durham’s established local locksmith. They come in a variety of sizes and are commonly found in UPVC- but not limited to. They are a must to install, especially if you live in an area with high crime activity.

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UPVC internal mechanism

UPVC internal mechanism is also known as a (gearbox). In some cases, when a multi-point lock fails, it is just the centre case that is faulty, not the whole of your lock. Instead of replacing the complete full-length multi-point lock, you would only need to replace the gearbox. In some cases, however, it might be a case of replacing the whole lot, especially when it’s rusted or broken beyond repair.
Contact Dan today; your local locksmith is always available for a free consultation and no-obligation quote about his professional locksmith services.

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Roller shutter security is an asset for any business when protecting your business’ shop windows and doors. Shutter Locks come in a variety of different types of locks depending on your needs: whether you’re interested in bullet locks or housing locks, both can be installed on shutter systems.

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A night latch is a solid type of lock fitted on the surface (on the inside) of a door. It is operated from the outside of the door with a key and from the interior (inside) by a latch-type of knob. Night latch is a secure type of lock, but you need to be careful, as it is responsible for about 30% of lockouts.
Do you have an emergency with your night latch system and need 24-hour assistance? Call Dan Higgins, your local Durham locksmith, who guarantees to respond to your emergency.

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sash lock

A sash lock is a type of lock that uses a handle lock & a latch system, meaning you can open and close the door without worrying about locking it behind you. It comes in a variety of different security levels and locks finishes depending on your requirements. They are insurance approved mortice sash locks- look for the BS3621 Kitemark to confirm. They are a type of lock mostly commonly found in wooden doors.

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Wireless video door bell

A video doorbell is a great add-on option for helping to increase the overall security of your home. Video doorbells can be used to identify potential burglars and alert homeowners quickly to potential threats. A video doorbell system can put off potential criminals by alerting them about being recorded and making them think you are home. They carry so many features, like linking them to your smartphone and alert you if there is a motion outside your door. They can be adapted to fit a wide range of doors, highly recommended.

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My lock seems broken can you help?

If it is a repair you need, then I am always available night or day.

What locks do you use?

All locks I fit are minimum British standard approved locks

Are you a franchise?

I am a family run business, and I understand how important your security is.

If i call will i be speaking to someone who just mans the phones?

We don’t have call centres, just a local phone number or a mobile number.

I’ve lost my keys, can you help?

No problem. I have you covered

Can you get to where i live in Durham?

I can travel a 40-mile radius, so I have your area covered.