Lock picking is more art than science. There is a definite “feel” for it that is gained through years of practice. All locks are different, but the same basic principles apply. The easiest way to pick a this type of lock with limited or no experience is to use the fast and dirty method of “Bitch Picking” don’t blame us we didn’t name it! 1. Insert Tension Wrench into the Bottom or top of the key way The tension wrench is the key (excuse the pun) to picking a lock. Thanks to movies and tv people wrongfully think it’s the pick, because that is the thing that’s actually lifting the key pins to line up with the shear line. Here’s why the tension wrench is so important, as you’re lifting the pin sets with your pick the wrench puts tension on the plug. If you’re applying the right amount of torque on the plug, once the driver pin passes the shear line, the plug will rotate slightly. When you pull your pick out, the key pins will drop back down, but the driver pin will catch the edge of the plug, staying above the sheer line You’ll keep lifting pins with your pick and applying pressure with your tension wrench, until all the driver pins have cleared the shear line. So take your tension wrench and place it in the bottom or top of the key hole, Apply slight pressure in the direction you would turn the key if you had it. And by slight I mean slight. 2. Insert Pick at Top of Lock Pick your pick. I prefer the Bogota rake that has three peaks and find it to catch multiple pins making the job quicker but use what ever you have or can improvise. 3. While Applying Slight Torque to Your Wrench, Scrub Your Pick Back and Forth in the Key Hole 4. Repeat Until All the Pins Set Keep applying torque on your wrench and scrubbing the pins until they all set.


The number one cause of Upvc Door Closing and Locking Problems is misalignment of the Upvc door and it’s frame. Misalignment is normally down to worn hinges and/or incorrectly packed door panels or glass. So how do you check if your Upvc door is out of alignment and how to we remedy it. 1. Take a look at the mitres on the door and frame - they are the diagonal joints in the corners - do they line up with with each other and form a continuous straight line? 2. With your door open place a spirit level on the top of the door, is the door level? 3. Open the door ever so slightly and look down the edge of the door on the lock side, is the gap between the frame and the door consistent all the way down or is it a smaller gap or even making contact at the top? If you find any or all of the above problems then your door and frame is misaligned and that will be the cause of your locking or unlocking problems and if left will only get worse to the point where you will not be able to lock the door or cause damage to the locking mechanism resulting in a multipoint failure. Adjusting the Upvc Door Hinges to fix the misalignment. Most modern Upvc doors have FLAG HINGES fitted that have a up and down & in and out adjustment option. Older upvc doors may have BUTT HINGES fitted that offer a very limited adjustment. Adjusting a Flag Hinge. Upvc Door Closing Problems1. Lateral Adjustment 2. – 3. Height Adjustment or Compression Adjustment Height adjustment can either be No 2 or No3 depending on the make and model of the hinge. Remove the plastic plug No1 and insert an Allen Key into the hole, turn the Allen Key until the door starts to pull back towards the hinge side of the frame a great tip that will help is draw a line with a pencil on the case of the hinge and onto the door this will give you a visible indication that the door is moving in the correct direction, note how many turns you have completed and adjust the middle hinge (if needed) by the same amount until the door is level with the frame. Keep checking after every adjustment to see if the door is closing and locking correctly. If the door still catches on the bottom of the frame or is difficult to lock then you may need to raise the door by removing the plastic cover No 2 or No 3 and adjusting all of the hinges up by the same amount until the door closes and locks correctly. Again mark the position of the adjuster with the pencil until you have determined which one is the height adjustment. This can be determined by closing the door and turning adjuster No1 or No2, if the door moves towards you or away from you the adjustment is Compression, If the door moves up or down the adjuster is the height. If the door has been fully adjusted but still does not close or lock correctly there are a few more things that you will want to try. The first is to adjust the bottom hinge away from the door. This will lift the door on the lock side, but be aware that sending the door out at he bottom will also narrow the gap between the lock and the keeps and any over adjustment may make the lock or door hit the frame or keepers. The second thing you can try is to move the keeps down until they are in line with the locking points - Latch, locking Bolts, Hooks and or rollers. Butt Hinges: Upvc Door Closing and Locking ProblemsButt hinges offer very little adjustment options. The old style type of Butt Hinges have an Allen Key grub screw that holds the hinge pin in position. To adjust these type of hinges, remove the grub screw and turn the hinge pin with an Allen Key to pull the door towards the hinge side of the frame. The hinge may have just one grub screw and pin or may have two. The new style type of Butt Hinges have a cross headadjuster at the top and bottom and can be easily adjusted with a screwdriver. They only offer a very small adjustment but it may be enough to fix the locking and closing problem.

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Brisant Locks really are locksmiths Nottingham first choice for security. They really are that good. Made in the UK using the finest and most durable materials Brisant have produced the ultimate security lock. There range of locks have been tested and approved to the highest security standards available for there defence against all types of attack - Lock Snapping, Drilling, Picking and Bumping. Only once in a while does a product come alone that locksmiths Nottingham will state there reputation on and this is one of them. The Brisant lock has a range of four locks to meet individual needs and budgets. If your serious about your home security then you really need to install Brisant Locks in your home.
More and more we are asked for access control. Access control is the means of opening any locked item from a door to a building or room to a locker or safe without the use of inserting and turning a key. This is achieved by many types of uniquely identifiable reading devices digital keypads, card readers, proximity readers, touch keys, transponder keys and many others. Our surveyors design and taylor access control systems featuring all these systems.

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The most common call your reliable locksmith Nottingham receives if for emergency lockout situations. However, it is very often the case that people are unable to provide an accurate description of the nature of the problem. Most people describe locks as a traditional lock, but with many common variations of lock, it is unsurprising to know this isn’t usually the case.

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Here at locksmith Nottingham we’re dedicated to fast response times in all emergency and non emergency call outs. We’re here for you if and when you need us, and with 24/7 365 day a year locksmith cover with no call out charge and no VAT to pay no matter the time or day. Our prices are competitive already but when we don’t charge you emergency call outs and we don’t charge you VAT and we only supply the highest quality locksmith service our customers are really getting the most for their money.

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Get in touch with your skilled locksmith Nottingham professional right now if you are in the midst of moving home and have forgotten. With our trained staff you’ll have your move done swiftly and securely. And with new locks on the doors you will be able to ensure you are the only key holders to the property. There are many additional potential risks with new buildings. Get them security checked, and get the right security put into place with trained and trusted professionals in the locksmith Nottingham region. 

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Many of Britains van drivers could be putting themselves at risk of theft without the correct level of insurance cover according to a survey by a leading insurance comparison website. Approximately 65% of van owners surveyed, which included many small businesses, said they used their vans to transport tools, goods or equipment and over half of those surveyed said they left items in their vehicles overnight. Approximately 10% of those surveyed also admitted to selecting the 'social only' insurance level to reduce insurance costs which would not be adequate for a business/commercial insurance claim. Read more about this story at : http://www.locksmithjournal.co.uk/van-drivers-put-their-vehicles-at-risk-of-theft

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Lock picking is more art than science. There is a definite “feel” for it that is gained through years of practice. All locks are different, but the same basic principles apply. The easiest way to pick a this type of lock with limited or no experience is to use the fast and dirty method of “Bitch Picking” don’t blame us we didn’t name it! 1. Insert Tension Wrench into the Bottom or top of the key way The tension wrench is the key (excuse the pun) to picking a lock. Thanks to movies and tv people wrongfully think it’s the pick, because that is the thing that’s actually lifting the key pins to line up with the shear line. Here’s why the tension wrench is so important, as you’re lifting the pin sets with your pick the wrench puts tension on the plug. If you’re applying the right amount of torque on the plug, once the driver pin passes the shear line, the plug will rotate slightly. When you pull your pick out, the key pins will drop back down, but the driver pin will catch the edge of the plug, staying above the sheer line You’ll keep lifting pins with your pick and applying pressure with your tension wrench, until all the driver pins have cleared the shear line. So take your tension wrench and place it in the bottom or top of the key hole, Apply slight pressure in the direction you would turn the key if you had it. And by slight I mean slight. 2. Insert Pick at Top of Lock Pick your pick. I prefer the Bogota rake that has three peaks and find it to catch multiple pins making the job quicker but use what ever you have or can improvise. 3. While Applying Slight Torque to Your Wrench, Scrub Your Pick Back and Forth in the Key Hole 4. Repeat Until All the Pins Set Keep applying torque on your wrench and scrubbing the pins until they all set. http://the-local-locksmith.co.uk/Nottingham/images/cheap-locksmith_35.jpg
In the area of home monitoring there are several types of systems to choose from, and the trained locksmith Nottingham can help you with guidance as well as with fast precision installation of your pick. The decision of what security measures and monitoring you would like to have added is ultimately in your hands, but you can trust the caring lads here to share what we have found through long years of trial and experience to be the best.

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Not that we don’t want to speak to our customers but locksmith Nottingham understands with things like lock outs and emergency locksmith work time is of the essence and if you can get an answer to a question before you phone us you could save yourself a call or even just some time on a call. One of the ways we know what our customers are asking the most is speaking to our trained advisors who man the phones regularly and their feedback gets turned into articles on the website.

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The services that this close and caring locksmith Nottingham provide are all for your benefit and with your best interest as the top priority. In the area we work hard and have been nominated by many as a top provider. Anything you need, key cutting, lock repairs, alarm assistance, advice or if you’ve simply been locked out in the middle of the night and don’t know who to turn to. Your locksmith Nottingham are here for you, give us a ring now if there is anything that you think we can help you with, your call is welcome at any time.

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