About Us

A little bit of history and background information.


Who Are We

We are a locksmith and small works property maintenance company originally established in 1991.

Areas We Cover

We operate primarily in Edinburgh but also cover parts of East and West Lothian.

What We Do

Our main focus is providing a first class service to Factors and Property Management Companies

Our History

Hello. I’m Malcolm Macfarlane, owner and director at A1 Lockman Security Ltd.

I started the business over 30 years ago, back in 1991, initially training and operating my business with a major security franchise company. It became obvious to me within a relatively short period that although I had my own business, I was not 100% in charge of it and was still effectively working for somebody else and also contributing a substantial royalty to them. I left the franchise and started operating my own independent locksmith company and quickly established a good customer base within Edinburgh and the surrounding districts. Many of my present day customers are those that started using my services back in ’91.

Before venturing into business I spent nearly 13 years in the Merchant Navy as a Radio Officer. Unfortunately redundancy forced a career change and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity by a good friend to set up and operate the domestic and commercial property sales department for a large firm of solicitors in Edinburgh and the Lothians. This gave me an insight into customer care and business organisation, which has subsequently stood me in good stead for running the present day business. I always had a desire to be in business for myself and with the support of my wife and family I bade farewell to property sales and ventured into the world of franchising and self employment. The rest is history as they say! The present day business was incorporated in 2014 with myself as director and my wife providing much needed assistance as company secretary and co-director. I find it almost unbelievable that over 30 years have slipped by and I still enjoy the challenges involved in running my own business.

A1 Lockman Security Ltd. has evolved over the years and the majority of our work is now providing a bespoke service for Property Factors and Letting Agents in Edinburgh. In addition to day to day locksmithing, we offer a small works property repair and maintenance service.

We also continue to offer a locksmith service to the general public when possible, dependant on commercial client workload.

See our dedicated page for property factors, property managers and letting agents.