Five reasons why you might need a (Derby) locksmith

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While prevention may be better than cure when it comes to protecting your home, car or business from crime, chances are you might only need a locksmith in an emergency.

However, there are a host of other services that locksmiths provide that you might not know about.

Here are our top five reasons why you might need a (Derby) locksmith…

You’ve locked yourself out

Ok, so technically, locking yourself out of your home or car could be classed as an emergency, especially if you have an urgent appointment to keep or need to be somewhere, fast.

In cases like that, calling an emergency locksmith is probably your best bet, as they will be able to help you access your property quickly and cause the minimum of damage.

However, a locksmith can also help you prevent the need to give them a call in a emergency by, for example, cutting you a new set of keys, or keeping a secure record of your combination or alarm code so that if you forget it, they can give you a quick reminder.

You’ve lost your keys

This is another common problem.

You’ve put your keys down and can’t think where. You’ve misplaced or lost your keys and need a new set. Or, you have had our keys stolen and need to replace your locks as a result.

In all these instances, a locksmith can help.

They can not only help you to repair broken keys, and locks if they have been damaged too, but they can provide you with a spare or replacement set of keys if yours go missing.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for house, car or other keys, most good locksmiths will be able to provide the solution quickly to a wide range of locks

You’ve damaged your locks

Similar to the above, if you have somehow broken your locks, they have become faulty, or somebody else has damaged them, a good locksmith will be able to repair or replace them  and make your property secure again.

Locks, like many other household objects, suffer from wear and tear the more they are used.

Locksmiths can also help you to maintain your locks and keep them in tip top condition, for years of hassle-free use.

You’ve moved home

If you have just moved into a new home or office and are worried about your security, it’s always a good idea to change the locks and keys for added peace of mind. After all, can you be sure that you are the only person who has a set of keys?

In instances like this, where valuables, data and things of sentimental value are at risk, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

It might also help you reduce your insurance premiums in the long run, if you can prove to your insurer that you have recently installed new locks which conform to the latest security standards.

You need security advice

Locksmiths don’t just fix locks and keys, they are highly trained and qualified professionals with a huge amount of expertise.

They know first-hand the methods that criminals use to enter buildings and vehicles illegally. As well as providing new locks to keep your property safe and secure, they can also advise on the wide range of other security measures you can take to protect your buildings and belongings.

Give Grays Locksmiths Derby a call

Grays Locksmiths Derby has been trading for more than 30 years and in that time, we have helped thousands of local people to keep their property safe and secure.

We are a longstanding member of the Master Locksmiths Association’s Approved Company scheme, so you can be sure that all the services we provide are of the highest quality.

We don’t just do locks and keys, we provide a wide range of other security and crime prevention services including window bars & security grilles, uPVC door & window repairs, security doors & roller shutters, CCTV & lighting, alarm & access control systems, safes and safe installation, and


To find out more about our products and the locksmith’s services we provide in Derby and beyond, call 01332 404255.