Haslemere Office:

01428 748 277

Waterlooville Office:

023 9343 0058

Locksmith FAQs

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Emergency Locksmith FAQs

What services can a 24 hour emergency locksmith provide?

A 24 hour emergency locksmith can provide a range of services, including lockout assistance, lock repair or replacement, key duplication, and security system installation. They can also help with broken key extraction, safe unlocking, and rekeying of locks to prevent unauthorised access.

How fast can a 24 hour emergency locksmith arrive on the scene?

The response time of a 24 hour emergency locksmith can vary depending on their location and the level of urgency. However, for most emergency callout, we strive to arrive at the scene within 30 minutes to an hour of receiving the call for assistance.

Are 24 hour emergency locksmith services expensive?

The cost of 24 hour emergency locksmith services can vary depending on the type of service required and the time of day. We offer competitive rates and upfront pricing to ensure transparency. Whether you’ve snapped a key, or lost one, we’re on hand and affordable.

Is it safe to use a 24 hour emergency locksmith?

Yes, it is safe to use a 24 hour emergency locksmith, as long as you choose a reputable and licensed professional such as Veteran Locksmiths . Always ask for identification and ensure that the locksmith has the necessary skills and experience to provide the service you require. It is also important to verify the locksmith’s credentials and insurance coverage to protect yourself in case of any accidents or damages. At Veteran Locksmiths, all our locksmiths are uniformed and hold all the relevant qualifications and identifications.


What are the benefits of UPVC doors compared to other types of doors?

UPVC doors offer several benefits, such as energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance, and weather resistance. They are also available in a wide range of styles and colours to suit any home or business.

How long do UPVC door locks typically last?

The lifespan of UPVC door locks depends on several factors, such as the quality of the lock, usage, and maintenance. Generally, UPVC door locks can last for up to 10 years or more if they are well-maintained and used correctly.

Can UPVC door locks be repaired if they are damaged?

Yes, UPVC door locks can be repaired if they are damaged. However, the extent of the damage will determine whether the lock can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced entirely. It’s always best to consult a professional locksmith for lock repair or replacement.

How often should I have my UPVC door locks inspected for maintenance?

It’s recommended to have your UPVC door locks inspected for maintenance at least once a year. Regular maintenance can help identify any potential issues and prevent lock failure or malfunction.

What security features are available for UPVC doors?

There are several security features available for UPVC doors, such as multi-point locking systems, anti-snap cylinders, and reinforced frames. These features can help enhance the security of your home or business and prevent break-ins.

Can I upgrade the locks on my existing UPVC door?

Yes, you can upgrade the locks on your existing UPVC door. A professional locksmith can recommend and install a new lock or locking system that meets your security needs.

Are UPVC doors suitable for both residential and commercial properties?

Yes, UPVC doors are suitable for both residential and commercial properties. They offer a range of benefits and can be customised to suit any property’s style and security requirements.

What should I do if my UPVC door is sticking or difficult to open/close?

If your UPVC door is sticking or difficult to open/close, it’s best to contact a professional locksmith for assistance. They can identify the cause of the problem and recommend the appropriate solution, whether it’s a repair or replacement.

How can I improve the security of my UPVC door without replacing it entirely?

There are several ways to improve the security of your UPVC door without replacing it entirely, such as installing additional locking systems, reinforcing the door frame, and upgrading the lock cylinders. A professional locksmith can recommend the most suitable security measures based on your specific needs.

Garage Door Security FAQs

Can you force a garage door open from the outside?

You can force a garage door open from the outside if your garage door is manual and doesn’t operate by a motorised opener. A motorised mechanism means that manipulating the door’s manual component allows for external opening. 
However, it’s crucial to take caution and use appropriate techniques or contact your local locksmith to avoid damaging the door or its locking mechanism.

Is there a way to manually open a garage door?

Yes, it is possible to manually open a garage door, especially if it’s equipped with a manual release mechanism. This is by releasing the emergency cord or lever that disengages the door from the automatic opener, allowing you to lift manually. This can be particularly useful in situations where the power is out or the opener is malfunctioning

Can someone open my garage door without my opener?

Someone can open your garage door without your opener by hacking into the garage door’s wireless signal, using a universal remote that can mimic garage door frequencies or physically forcing the door open. To enhance your garage security upgrade to high-security locks, keyless entry systems, security cameras, or motion sensors.

How can I make my garage door more secure?

To enhance your garage security, consider installing high-security locks, keyless entry systems, security cameras, and motion sensors. These measures act as deterrents and provide real-time monitoring, ensuring your garage and its contents are well-protected against theft and burglary.

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Veteran Locksmiths

Local mobile locksmith offering emergency, commercial and domestic locksmith services. Covering the whole of Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.


01428 748277

Our Locations

Haslemere Office

20 West Street,
GU27 2AQ *

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Waterlooville Shop

153 Milton Road,