Comprehensive Locksmith Services in Essex

Keyhole Kate’s are ideally positioned in on the borders of Dagenham and Romford for emergency locksmith call outs in the immediate areas, including Barking, Havering, Chadwell Heath, Forest Gate, Beckton, Plaistow, Redbridge, Barkingside, Wanstead, South Woodward, Rush Green, Heath Park, Hornchurch, Elm Park, Rainham, Wennington, Averley, Upminster and Ilford. Founded over 35 years ago by one of the founders of the Master Locksmith Association we are steeped in locksmith heritage. As we have grown, so has our range of locksmith services, and the areas to which we are willing to travel. Initially launched to provide locksmith services such as 24 hour and emergency locksmith services throughout Dagenham, we quickly began to cover Romford and now into the entire Essex county. Under the careful watch of our new owner, we have expanded further to now offer commercial locksmith services throughout these areas also.

24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services

Being on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for all locksmith services comes with great responsibility to the team. No matter where you are or whatever the situation you find yourself in one of Keyhole Kate’s 24 hour locksmith team will be with you in under 30 minutes to get you back in your property quickly. Compared to other locksmiths within Dagenham and Romford, Keyhole Kate’s have fantastic call out charges meaning the headache of getting locked out will not break your bank as well as your happy mood.

Key Cutting Services

As well as the 24 hour locksmith and emergency locksmith services that we offer throughout Essex, Dagenham, Romford and the surrounding areas, we also offer a range of key cutting services in-store on Rowell high street should you need a spare or advice on security systems. As a member of the MLA we also offer UPVC lock services, allowing us to gain quick and easy access to any UPVC double glazed door without causing any damage to the physical door or frame. Something most locksmiths in Dagenham and Romford cannot offer.

Domestic & Commercial

As part of our expansion, we have moved into helping not just domestic customers with their entry problems but now offer a complete commercial locksmith service throughout the Essex areas. We have a dedicated team of highly trained professional locksmiths on hand 24 hours a day, equipped with all the necessary tools to gain entry to any commercial property or even filing cabinets which you might be locked out of.

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No matter what position you find yourself in Keyhole Kate’s are here to help, 24/7. Feel free to browse through our website or give us a call no matter where you are in Dagenham, Romford or even the Essex County. An honest and reputable company who are genuinely here to help when you most need it.

All work is fully guaranteed and completed to British standards and insurance company guidelines.

Essex Locksmith FAQs

What services do your Essex locksmiths offer?

We offer a comprehensive locksmith service to customers throughout Essex and the surrounding areas. We cover a range of locksmith services in Essex including auto, UPVC, commercial, domestic and emergency situations.

How do I know your a professional locksmith?

We are part of the Master Locksmiths Association, so when you choose Keyhole Kate’s you’ll be in safe hands. Our locksmiths follow strict guidelines and a strict code of practice to ensure all work is carried out to the highest possible standards. When you’re in need of a professional locksmith in Essex, be sure to get in touch with us.

Do you offer a 24 hour locksmith service?

Yes, should you be in need of an emergency locksmith in Essex, get in touch with Keyhole Kate’s. We offer a 24 hour locksmith Essex services to all of our customers. Should you ever find yourself stuck outside of your property, then don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our locksmith team will be more than happy to assist.

Can I buy lock opening tools?

No, it’s illegal to buy your own locksmith tools. Only professional locksmiths are allowed to own and use the tools, that are required to gain entry to properties.

Is there a key to open all locks?

There is no such thing as a master key. For the safety of people and their properties all locks have their own unique key. Some keys can be made to open more than one lock, but this only happens when someone is in need of one key to open two doors.

How much does a locksmith cost?

The cost of locksmith services, is priced on an individual basis and depends on the type of service your have carried out. As a local locksmith company, we offer some of the most competitively prices locksmith services in Essex.

What is the Master Locksmith Association?

The Master Locksmith Association (MLA) was set up in 1958, due to a lack of regulation in the locksmith industry. The association has now grown to over 1,400 approved members. As a not for profit association it has now been given permission to approve locksmiths throughout Essex and the rest of the UK to ensure they meet particular standards. The MLA are able to carry out initial checking and vetting of locksmiths to give them MLA approval. They are also able to carry out inspections to ensure locksmith keeps meeting the standards they set. All MLA locksmiths use and promote the use of the latest locksmith techniques and equipment.

Will you cause a mess when gaining access to my property?

We do our best to cause as little mess as possible and our locksmiths will always tidy up after themselves. We do our best to ensure the use of non destructive practices, we’ll only force entry should there be no other option or with your permission.

Do the replacement locks you use conform to British standard?

Yes, all of our new and replacement locks conform to British Standard. We only believe in using the highest quality locks to ensure the safety and best possible standard of work for our customers.

How long will it take for your locksmith to complete the work?

We do our best to ensure all work is carried out as efficiently as possible. The amount of time it will take for our locksmiths to carry out any type of locksmith work depends on the amount of work that needs to be carried out. Most locksmith call outs usually take no longer than 45 minutes.

Can you gain access to a friends or relative property for me?

We will only gain entry to properties when we have permission of the owner. We will ask for some form of ID before we attempt to gain access to any property to ensure we aren’t breaking an entry.