From the Locksmith’s Toolbag.

Lockdown Effective 2359hrs 04.01.21

General Public. Sadly we are yet again in Lockdown throughout the whole of mainland Scotland. Regretfully this means we cannot offer a service to the general public. Existing commercial account customers. We are currently reviewing the situation and the advice received from the Scottish Government. We intend to contact commercial account customers by email during …

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 316 TV,  1 VT

Service Levels after Christmas/New Year Break.

We are (as at 31.12.20) in Level 4 restrictions. Non-Account Customers.This means that on resumption of service (05.01.21) there will be a limited service to non-account customers involving EMERGENCY WORK ONLY and this will be at the sole discretion of the locksmith. We have suspended all lock-out services and any routine work, such as lock …

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 257 TV,  2 VT

Bike Store Break-ins.

Sadly it’s not just this time of year, but bike theft does seem to increase just prior to Christmas. I was called out to an attempted break-in at an external bike store off Easter Road. They didn’t actually manage to get the door open but did make a considerable mess of the door. They would …

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 227 TV,  1 VT

Door Closers.

It may surprise you, but door closers can be life savers. If you have fire doors in your building then they should be fitted with good quality door closers, installed and maintained correctly and fire-rated as appropriate for the size and construction of the door. I am amazed at the amount of developments I go …

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 206 TV,  1 VT

Don’t leave your keys in the lock !

I always advise customers not to leave their keys in the back of the door especially if they have a letterbox. However having seen this, the advice has to be NEVER leave your keys in the lock on the inside of the door.  239 TV,  1 VT

 239 TV,  1 VT

New Home ?

The housing market has slowly come back to life in the last few weeks having been severely affected by Covid-19. Perhaps you have just moved or are about to. The keys have been handed over by the solicitors / Estate Agents and you can’t wait to get into your new home. Have you ever thought …

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 267 TV,  2 VT

02.09.20 Door Closers

2nd door closer in as many days. If the door is slamming and there’s oil running down the door…. Its not going to adjust…. It needs a new closer. Miracles are no problem… But we can’t do the impossible!  187 TV

 187 TV

Ordering Extra keys.

We now have a well established website  ( specifically for ordering extra keys at sites where we have installed new common entry locks. When we deliver the initial set of keys you will be given a unique weblink and password. Keys are either posted out to you or hand delivered if possible.   214 TV

 214 TV

14.08.20 Roadworks. Grrrrrr!

Just about had enough. Any work North of the city centre is going to be difficult to get to from next week. York place closing. Leith Walk closed. Broughton Road already swamped. Bunch of clowns. 🤡  198 TV

 198 TV

13.08.20 Bait & Switch.

Interesting article on the MLA website which is definitely worth a read. Bait & Switch. As usual “if it sounds too good to be true  etc etc.” £49 is not going to be the final price I can assure you !      201 TV

 201 TV

11.08.2020 Weather !

Well, that was quite a storm last night. Spectacular lightning and very heavy rain.  Unfortunately we got slightly flooded with water backing up from the drains which filled our front garden and eventually flowed into the front door … and out the back. Not too bad…. especially compared to what some people suffered. Been here …

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 231 TV

16.07.20 A first for me!

Found website hacked this morning. Redirecting to some gaming site or something similar. Eventually got it back but I reckon it was what turned out to be some dodgy software I was stupid enough to install.  190 TV

 190 TV

15.07.20 Restart !

Feels quite strange being back in harness. Traffic in suburbs seems back to normal but the city centre is still relatively quiet as most office etc remain closed.  186 TV

 186 TV