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Locksmith Chelmsford Essex

Are you looking for a Locksmith Chelmsford with awesome reviews and is a family run business? Whether it is an emergency or not, for commercial or residential property, then please call The Lock Father (a family run business) on 07716746968 or phone our landline 01245 701139.

We are working (safely) through COVID 19, as lockouts are still happening. If you can not lock your door or if you require a lock repair, please get in contact.

The locksmith you choose must be local and independent. If he or she is local, then they will have a quick response time. Fast reaction time is critical in an emergency locksmith situation, especially if there is an injured person on the wrong side of the door.

Chelmsford Locksmith Rapid Entry Specialist

Every member of our team is a Rapid Entry Specialist. A skill we have perfected over the years supporting High Court Enforcement officers. So, if there is an injured or unresponsive person inside a property, then we will get in you fast.

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No Call Out Charge

There is no Call Out Charge for our services, even at 2 am. The price we quote is the price you’ll pay. Please be aware of the £49 locksmith, as there are hidden costs.

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We can defeat any lock

There isn’t a lock or locks on any commercial or domestic door that we cannot overcome. We will always use several non-destructive methods, first and foremost. Such as lock picking, bypassing, or other ways which we cannot discuss for security reasons. Our reviews back this claim.

Local Chelmsford Locksmith Business

The Lock Father has been trading as an independent locksmith in the Chelmsford, Essex area for over ten years. Just as important, five expert locksmiths work for the business. They are all skilled in carpentry, metalwork and locksmithing. It is these three skills that set us apart from all the other locksmith businesses in Chelmsford. So, when you contact The Lock Father, you will always speak to an expert.

Local versus National Locksmith Companies

When you search for a locksmith in the search engines, you will find most of them are sizeable national locksmith companies. They will hire inexperienced or newly qualified (a course which they provide) locksmiths, who often do not live in Chelmsford. Please, do not compromise your security by calling unqualified or inexperienced locksmiths. Read the reviews.

However, because they spend a fortune on Google Ads, they will always appear. Please, be very careful when choosing a national locksmith company and if in doubt, ask for the address.

Lastly, a genuinely local locksmith company will always deliver better customer service. For us, our reputation is crucial, and we have worked extremely hard to gain and maintain it. We are only as good as our last job.

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Trusted Locksmith Company

We are the only Chelmsford locksmiths based business that is used by Essex police and the Transport for London. The Lock Father has recently been added to the preferred contractor’s list for The Transport for London. We were added onto this list not through an application or interview but by a few referrals. The referrals came from several existing clients, that are impressed by our standard of craft. If you would like us to provide security maintenance for your company, then please get in contact for more information or your questions answered.

Our Reviews

As we have been in business for a long time, we have hundreds of positive reviews across several reviewing sites. Sites such as Google, Checkatrader, Facebook. If you use our locksmith service, please feel free to leave comments on any review platform. A comprehensive evaluation is useful when choosing a locksmith, especially when there are many to choose. It is worth taking your time (unless you require an emergency response) and reading reviews before phoning a locksmith. Please remember that there are no hidden charges or fees when using us.

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24 hr Emergency Locksmith Service

On some occasions, you will not have enough time to read reviews as you need a 24hr locksmith. We are one of the only local locksmith companies that genuinely off a 24hr urgent locksmith service, that’s is available all year round. Whether you need a set of door locks installing or emergency key cutting, we can do it 24 hrs a day.

The Lock Father is able to offer this as we are a team of five locksmiths, whereas our competitors are a one-person company, that require days off and holidays.

So, whatever the emergency please call The Lock Father as his locksmiths are waiting.

Fully Stocked Vans

The stock on all of our vehicles allows us to complete any job or work that we face. Meaning we can complete tasks on a first visit, saving you money and us time. Our stock can deal with rapid entry, door realignment issues, new lock installation, broken key extraction, key cutting and boarding up. Our locks meet the current British Standard BS 3621 for mortice locks and night latches but also TS007 for Euro cylinders.

Chelmsford Locksmith Services

Our locksmiths offer a vast range of services to the Chelmsford and the surrounding area, including:

  • If you are locked out of your house/flat, we will get you in.
  • Lock Change or Lock Installation.
  • Lock repairs.
  • High security lock upgrades.
  • High security padlocks.
  • Boarding up.
  • Burglary damage repair.
  • Lock opening.
  • Key Cutting Chelmsford.
  • Master Key Installation.
  • Door realignment.
  • Upvc door gearbox change.
  • uPVC window handle locks.
  • Gate lock installation.
  • Lockable window upgrade or replacement.
  • Letterbox restrictors.
  • Fire Exit Push bars.
  • Fire Exit Security.
  • Free Security Review.
  • lock upgrade to high-security locks.
  • Emergency door locks replaced at any time of the day.
  • Mechanical access control.
  • Free home security advice or survey.

Having the correct locks on your external door or doors can assist with securing affordable home insurance. More importantly, it will keep you and your property secure from unwanted individuals. Please, if you have an issue with your locks, get in contact and let us fix the problem.

What Service Do We Not Offer?

We do not offer automotive services for car locks, as it is a niche skill that we do not touch.

Locksmiths Chelmsford

Please, if you live in the Chelmsford area and need a locksmith to attend to your door locks, then please choose a local independent business. We are not a call centre or a franchise, just a family run business. A local locksmiths’ response time will be quicker, and the service will be much better. Whether it is for a free estimate, security reviews of a lock issue, we are there for you. We always stick to our quote or estimate. More importantly, if there is an issue later on, then we are just around the corner to honour our warranty. If you require any further information or examples of our locksmith work, then please contact us.

Our Locksmiths Service Areas:

As a team of 5 locksmiths, we can provide  locksmith services to the following areas:

So, please call now if you need your locks looking at as we have the best reviews.

Get in contact with the best locksmiths in Chelmsford

There are several ways (phone, email etc) to get in contact with us in Chelmsford. The quickest way is to call 01245 701139 or phone our mobile 07716746968. Or by email at However, for those that use social media, you could contact us through FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

If it is an emergency, we have a 30 mins response time (traffic dependent in rush hour); if not, we can arrange an appointment that suits your diary. Either way, we would be happy to help.


Frequently Asked Questions
✅ Are all Locksmith Qualified?

Technically, no. There is no government body that sets the standards for the locksmith trade, unlike plumbers and electricians. There is a course run by companies that have a college accreditation but there is only so much you can learn on a course in one week. Locksmithing is a trade where you are constantly learning, as new locks are always coming on to the market.

✅ How much does a locksmith cost?

It depends on what work needs to be carried out and at what time of the day. So, a high-security lock can cost somewhere between £60-£70. That cost will always be the same. However, the labour charge is the variable. The labour charge at 3 pm is a lot cheaper than the labour charge at 3 am.

✅ Will the locksmith break my door to get in?

No. A good locksmith will always use a number of non-destructive methods to gain entry into your property. Only on rare occasions will a locksmith have to drill the lock, but there should never be any damage to the door.

✅ How do you train to be a locksmith?

The best way to train to be a locksmith is to be an apprentice to one that has been in the trade for over ten years and has an extensive portfolio of jobs under his belt.

✅ Are you a local independent locksmith business?

Absolutely, we are not a call centre and our locksmiths live in and around the Chelmsford area.

✅ How long will it take you to get to my property in Chelmsford?

On average it will take us 20-30m minutes. We will always give you an honest Estimated Time of Arrival.