Are Locksmiths Open and Working During Covid 19 Lockdown

Mark Burns  —  October 20, 2020 — Leave a comment

Covid 19 is affecting businesses and people all over the globe. It’s impact is already emerging rapidly.

Limiting physical contact with hard services, rethinking the flow of customers and people into premises and new ways of entering buildings are just the tip of the iceberg.

If you have to change a lock or a whole security system now is the time to possibly replace it with an upgraded version.

Since the Covid 19 Lockdown from the 23rd of March you may be wondering if locksmiths are open and working.

The short answer is “Yes”, excluding some shops depending on their location, but most of them offer a mobile service for essential services.

Which services are classed as essentials?

  • 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Call Outs
  • Lockouts if locked out of house
  • Front and back doors not locking
  • Opening locked doors if locked in
  • Door Lock repairs
  • Replacement locks if locked out or locked in
  • Key Cutting
  • Safe opening
  • Emergency auto locksmith work
    • Lost car keys, vehicle keys not working
    • Auto work for Ambulance, Police, Local authorities & other key workers

All of the above services can be provided by your chosen locksmith including myself in Belfast and the surrounding areas.

There are some services, that might be considered non essential, but nevertheless less they might be essential for you. Here are some of them:

The following are types of locksmith work that may be considered as non-essential during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Lock upgrades
  • Replacement door and window locks
  • Access control systems
  • Burglar alarm and CCTV system Installations
  • Fitting Security grilles, gates and shutters
  • Non-Emergency auto locksmith work
    • Car key cutting and programming spare car keys
    • Repair of intermittent fault on spare car keys

If you are self isolating a locksmith will be able to do all the work. Do let them know in advance so the appropriate arrangement can be made. I can complete the work on my own and I am happy to do so.

Each locksmith can consider work essential or not. When you are contacting me please tell me all the work that is required.

You can send me a photo or a short video which will help me to give you more accurate and detailed quote. It won’t take too much of your time and it will get the job done wright.

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