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.

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Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.

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At Locksmith Nottingham, we offer a full service for gaining entry after being locked out of your home or business premises. We use non-destructive methods to gain entry, to preserve the doors or shutters of your property. Our professional local locksmiths can gain entry through any type of door or door lock, including both external and internal door locks.

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The Ultion lock cylinder has been tested to the needs of the British Standard TS007 3-star standard, without having to be bolstered with an expensive high security handle. When an Ultion cylinder is locked it is the actual center cam that gets independently secured by a molybdenum housing, 25% Denser than iron (not something that drills easily). Ultion has been designed to work on the inside after it has protected you from a attack. Ultion comes in three different colours.

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It was a long arduous process, but it seems you’ve finally moved into the property of your dreams. The last thing you need now is to be concerned about your security. However, whether you’re a landlord or a new homeowner, the thought process should be the same. Your local locksmith Nottingham has always urged customers to get into the habit of having the locks changed when you move house. The same applies to landlords. For the security of your new tenants, especially those who are not simply on a shorthold tenancy, it is vital the locks are regularly changed. This is due to the fact that you can never be 100% sure if the previous owner made any copies of the keys that you were unaware. Of course, this locksmith Nottingham does not want to unnecessarily concern you, the friendly lock engineers here only mean to promote the habit of regular lock checks and effective home security.
"Until I met Alistair I was having to force my door closed with my shoulder, not a good situation. In less than an hour he solved the problem, and I now have a safe, secure door again. Alistairs fees are very fair and his customer service is first class. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. Iwouldn't have any hesitation in recommending him to others who need the services of a Locksmith." 

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"I called this company after locking myself out of my Yale-locked bedroom in my student flat. Wayne was at my place within half an hour, performed a non-destructive entry, and charged me the price he had quoted me over the phone. It cost me £60 (with a student discount) for a call-out at 10pm on a Friday, which is probably slightly less than the going rate. I would use this company again, and would recommend them to others" Steve Wright, Mapperley, Nottingham. NG3
One of the lesser requested but more difficult procedures that locksmith Nottingham have to perform on a fairly regular basis is that of a new lock installation. A new lock installation differs from a regular lock replacement in that when our locksmith Nottingham team go out to replace a lock there’s already space in the door to house the new lock where the old lock was, with a new lock installation most of the time there isn’t any space in the door or the door frame for the lock so our locksmith Nottingham specialist has to do some joinery to make the hole in the door for the lock body and a hole in the door frame parallel to the lock body for the striking box.
Our comprehensive security service covers all manner of issues which may affect your home. Your locksmith Nottingham particularly enjoys creating a tailored security solution for new homeowners in the local area. When you move into a new property, whilst this is a joyous occasion and a reason to celebrate, it’s important not to lose track of ensuring your property is secure. Of course, it is possible to do this yourself by buying new locks and installing them. However, your professional locksmith Nottingham would never recommend such a course of action. Not only is it another undue hassle when you want to relax after moving, but the risks of an incorrect installation aren’t worth even considering. Instead, requesting the services of an expert locksmith Nottingham will ensure a quick, efficient and smooth service which ensures a secured property at a reasonable cost. We always work around you to ensure that you can have the service you need, when you need it.
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.
Locksmith Nottingham knows i can be a massive inconvenience when you get locked out but we don’t think it should be a massive inconvenience to have someone let you back in, and if you’re in the Nottingham area locksmith Nottingham will make sure it isn’t. Call today and see if we can’t get you back into your house in a jiffy! Locksmith Nottingham, we’ll do you right!
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Locksmith Nottingham knows i can be a massive inconvenience when you get locked out but we don’t think it should be a massive inconvenience to have someone let you back in, and if you’re in the Nottingham area locksmith Nottingham will make sure it isn’t. Call today and see if we can’t get you back into your house in a jiffy! Locksmith Nottingham, we’ll do you right!

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Like most tradesmen and women based here in Nottingham, your local locksmith Nottingham has all the skills and services to provide those expected of a competent locksmith Nottingham. That means no matter whether you require our services for your commercial or domestic premises, we will always have a friendly lock engineer available to take your call and assist you in any matter.

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Locksmith Nottingham are always around and that means we’ll always be there if and when you need us. We even work bank holidays and weekends. We’re dedicated to providng the services you need, when you need them. So we can be around for you right away or we can come to you at a time to suit you, no waiting weeks to get a locksmith out, instant service if and when you need it.
If you have a problem with your Upvc window or doors Locksmiths Nottingham has the solution. All of our locksmiths Nottingham team have been trained in aspects of Upvc window and door repair and are Upvc repair specialists in Nottingham. Upvc windows and doors are hugely popular and have beens fitted in Nottingham and across the county for many many years now, if properly maintained they will last many years but nothing lasts forever and faults can and will appear that if acted on will reduce repair bill cost further down the line. one of the most common Upvc door problems reported by Locksmiths Nottingham that if corrected early will reduce excessive pressure on the multi point locking system is door misalignment. a slight rubbing of the door against the frame when opening and closing or a little more pressure needed to lift the handle to fully secure the door are tell tale signs that the door is misaligned and the hinges need adjusting. This is a very simple quick job that locksmiths Nottingham can do that if ignored will over time result in the multi point being over stressed and can lead to failure. Multi point faliure is when you are no longer able to unlock or lock your Upvc door, the gear box system that is activated when you lift or drop the handles on your Upvc door has broken and will need replacing. Locksmiths Nottingham stock the largest selection of replacement multi point for Upvc doors and will be able to remove and replace even if your door is stuck in the locked poistion - with no damage to the door or its frame. All multi point locking systems supplied and fitted by locksmiths Nottingham are insurance rated and come complete with a parts and labour warranty. The most common Upvc window problems that locksmiths Nottingham come across are broken or faulty window handles (that includes lost keys) and locking systems. Locksmiths Nottingham carry a huge range of handles and window locking systems and are able to remove and replace in one quick visit.
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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