Mortice Lock - Emergency Locksmith Wallsend

Anthony |28th June, 2024
non-destructive entry locksmith services in wallsend

I received a call from a customer in Wallsend who had locked her front door and accidentally lost the key. Although she had a spare key at home, she needed non-destructive entry locksmith services to avoid damaging her door and gain entry.

The customer had already contacted other local locksmiths in Wallsend, but they told her they would have to drill the door to open it. Drilling the lock would also require lock replacement, potentially damaging the door and requiring a new set of house keys with potentially additional key cutting.

As AD Locksmithing, I pride myself on my ability to open mortice locks without causing any damage, so I assured her I could help with her lock out.

Local Locksmith Assessment

Identifying the door lock is the first and most important step in any locksmith job. Upon arrival, I quickly identified the lock as an ERA Fortress and quite a new lock installed on a wooden door. The door also had a rim cylinder, but the customer had a key.

Gain Access to the Mortice Lock

Picking a mortice lock involves using tools to lift each lever inside the locking mechanism to the correct height, allowing the bolt to pass through. There are several methods for non-destructive entry, including pin and cams or wire decoders. However, I prefer hand-picking because it requires only a picking wire and a tension tool.

This method avoids the need for expensive tools damaged by the rain or small pins that can be easily lost. While hand-picking can sometimes take longer, it can also be quicker, depending on the locksmith's proficiency. In this case, it took me about 15-20 minutes to open the door - not the fastest, but certainly not the slowest.

Another Completed Emergency Locksmith Service

Once the door was open, the customer retrieved her spare key. I invited her to use the key in the lock to ensure everything worked as if I had never been there. After she confirmed the lock was functioning properly, and I was on my way.

Wallsend Locksmith Services Done Right!

This customer did everything right. She didn't attempt to open the lock and contacted multiple locksmiths, specifically requesting no damage to her door or lock. As AD Locksmithing, I understand the importance of providing non-destructive entry, especially in emergencies with rapid response times.

Your go-to professional locksmith Wallsend

My 24-hour emergency locksmith services in Wallsend are designed to offer quick, reliable assistance when you need it most.

By choosing AD Locksmithing, you can trust that I will handle your lockout emergency with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring your property remains undamaged. My services include new locks, broken lock repairs, lock outs, and all my Wallsend locksmith services are fully guaranteed, using insurance approved locks. If you are in a similar situation and need a local Wallsend Locksmith, don't hesitate to contact me as your local locksmith.

 | Updated: 28th June, 2024