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Locked Out Or Lost Keys Yale Lock


We gain entry or supply a large variety of Yale locks including,

Yale rim cylinder locks,

Yale night-latches,

Yale traditional rim cylinder night-latches,

Yale modern night-latches


The history of Yale

Yale – the world’s favourite lock

Yale is one of the oldest international brands in the world and probably the best-known name in the locking industry. The Yale history captures major innovations that have marked the evolution not just of Yale, but of the entire locking industry.


Yale has its roots in colonial America. The Yale family decided to emigrate to the New World from North Wales. A few generations later, about 1840, Linus Yale Sr., began designing and manufacturing a series of innovative, high security locks at his Yale Lock Shop in Newport, New York. He specialized in expensive, handmade bank locks.

Pioneer innovation

Linus Yale Sr.’s son joined his father in the business in 1850 and perfected and patented his father’s pin tumbler cylinder lock and became the considered locking expert of his time. In 1862, Yale Jr. introduced the Monitor Bank Lock, marking the transition in bank locks from key locks to dial or combination locks. The principles, embodied in his Monitor Lock, are now standard in combination locks throughout the USA.

Yale Jr.

Yale Jr. was also experimenting with a lock based on a mechanism first employed by the ancient Egyptians over 4,000 years ago. Granted patents in 1861 and 1865, Yale finally succeeded in creating his most important invention – the Yale cylinder lock. Linus Yale Jr. transformed the locking industry forever with his many breakthrough inventions.

Worldwide expansion

Relying on Yale patents, Yale’s sterling name and sheer ingenuity, Yale Jr. and his colleague Henry Towne established the Yale & Towne company in 1868, at the time employing 35 people.

The company grew and broadened its scope with manually operated chain hoists, battery powered platform trucks and in 1879 a line of padlocks was introduced. Yale & Towne purchased Norton door closer company and H. and T. Vaughan Ltd.

In the early 20th century, the company expanded worldwide and employed more than 12,000 people. Throughout the 20th century, purchases, acquisitions and joint ventures have made Yale locks well-known worldwide.

In August 2000 Yale was purchased by the ASSA ABLOY Group, and has since then been an important part of the global leader in door opening solutions.





24-hour emergency lost key services to deal with any of your locksmith incidents. Operating day and night across your local area we ensure the best lost key service by a professional locksmith at most competitive prices.

The mystery of lost keys, which are preventing you from getting access to your house, doesn’t have to be a real hassle. Due to your situation we can try and assess what can be done over the phone and provide you with advice and in case you need one, also a good locksmith and lost keys services.

Contact our mobile emergency locksmith team on 07593 213755 and resolve your lost keys situation rapidly.

Losing your house keys is extremely frustrating. The likelihood of you – or a potential burglar – finding them has to be weighed against your home’s security. When do you call a locksmith to change your locks and when do you risk it? It depends:

If you dropped your keys into a drain or if they fell into a river from a boat, then even if they’re found, there is little chance of them being connected to your property and you may decide not to change the door locks. However, there are times when you must – especially if your key tag clearly has your address on it, or you lost it locally.
Whether you have a latch lock or a deadlock, a locksmith can provide you with a quality product and install it correctly. They may also be able to recommend ways that you can make your home more secure: window locks, for example. Using a combination lock is another option, although most people prefer the familiar key.
Keeping in mind that some insurance companies may refuse to pay out if a lock hasn’t been changed and there’s a break in, it pays to have peace of mind by changing your lock if you lose you house key.













Locked Out?

If you are locked out of your house or have lost your house keys we will get to you fast!

We employ only professional Locksmiths who, using the latest technology and techniques, will gain entry to your house with the minimum of fuss. As professional locksmiths we will open your door by lock picking or drilling the lock, keeping any potentially costly damage to the surrounding door to a minimum.


Locked Out – Keys Inside?

24 hour locksmiths can gain entry to most locks without having to change the lock, enabling the continual use of your existing set of keys. We can help if you have accidentally left your keys in your house and are now locked out.


Locked Out – Lost Keys?

If you are locked out and lose your keys, opening your door will depend on the type of lock on the door:

Cylinder Rim Locks (Yale Locks)

If you lose keys to a cylinder rim lock (Yale lock) our Locksmiths will try and pick the cylinders where possible if this is not possible we would most probably have to drill the lock to open the door and then change the lock barrel. Barrel changes on Yale type locks are generally inexpensive.

Mortice Locks

If you lose keys to a mortice lock a professional locksmiths will usually drill the lock to gain entry, replace the lock and provide a new set of keys. Alternatively a professional locksmith could pick the lock to gain entry and then make a new key for the lock however, making keys is more time consuming and therefore often the more expensive option.

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Beat The Burglar Halifax

Euro Cylinder Burglary Developments in Halifax

Domestic Burglary fell in West Yorkshire during 2010-11 and continues to show improvements during 2011-12 to date.  However, it is vitally important that we continue to do all we can to prevent burglary and reduce opportunities for offenders to potentially gain entry to our homes.
 Over the last few years West Yorkshire Police has released various pieces of advice in relation to euro-cylinder burglary and the vulnerabilities of certain types of locks.  Our own analysis and crime recording processes, as well as information provided to us by other organisations, highlighted an issue with certain locks.  This issue could only be dealt with at a national level.  However, it must be noted that 40% of euro-cylinder offences during the 2010-11 period were in fact attempts and no entry was gained by the offender.
 West Yorkshire Police have been proactive in dealing with this issue, in order to ensure that euro-cylinder locks are tested as robustly as possible prior to coming to market.  Unfortunately, the techniques used by offenders evolve and testing methods need to evolve with them, which is why West Yorkshire Police took the proactive stance in making such a request.
The request made by the Force has been positively supported at a national level by several industry organisations.  ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) Secured by Design, the British Standards Institute, the Door & Hardware Federation and the Glass & Glazing Federation have all been instrumental in driving the change to testing methods and have been extremely supportive in addressing the concerns of West Yorkshire Police.  As a result of this, a new testing process and standard has been introduced for euro-cylinder locks – TS 007.
The introduction of TS 007 is a significant step forward in addressing the vulnerability associated with this type of crime.  Protective handles and hardware will also be tested to TS 007 standards.  Manufacturers are currently designing products to be put forward for testing and it is envisaged that this will be conducted in the very near future.  West Yorkshire Police will release further information on TS 007 when products have been tested and are due to come to market.  This will advise you on what to look out for if you are thinking of upgrading your locks/protective handles to TS 007 standards.
Another positive development in the testing of euro-cylinder locks is the introduction of the Sold Secure ‘Diamond’ test by the Master Locksmiths Association.  The ‘Diamond’ test is recognised at a national level and mirrors techniques applied by offenders during the testing process.  Products have been tested against this standard and some locks have passed it. For more information on the Sold Secure ‘Diamond’ test for lock cylinders visit
The lock on your door is one aspect of domestic security and there are many other things that you can also look at to assist in preventing burglary, some of which will be free from charge.  The security around your home starts at the perimeter of your property and then ranges from having security lighting to removing valuables /attractive items out of sight.  Approximately 1 in 4 burglaries in West Yorkshire are committed via an unlocked door or window, so one of the most important steps to prevent your home from being burgled is to always remember to lock them.
 For more advice on euro-cylinder locks and general security around your home, please contact your local Crime Reduction Officer who will be able to provide you with the appropriate advice for your particular circumstances.  You can do this by dialling our non-emergency number 101 and asking to be put through to local Crime Reduction Officer for your area.
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Locksmith Halifax For Mortice Sash Locks

Locksmith Halifax offers a full range of Mortice sash locks for your home or commercial property. We offer an unparalleled service, supplying top-quality Mortice Sash Locks and other types of locks fitted by skilled engineers.  It is not easy choosing the right lock for your property. Mortice Sash locks are a high-security option for use on doors which require both a key and a handle for unlocking. Mortice locks can be tricky to fit, so you’ll require expert help to ensure proper installation. At Locksmith Halifax, we train our installation team to the highest possible standards and all our Mortice Sash locks are BS3621 approved, ensuring an excellent service with your security in mind. We can fit a 5 lever mortice lock within 30 minutes from your phone call. Locksmith Halifax has also incorporated with one guarantee, to bring speedy, responsible and exceptional locksmith service to you, our valued customer, and all those in need of professional locksmith in Halifax any time, day or night.

Locksmiths Halifax 24hr Locksmiths in Halifax

Locksmiths Halifax When you need expert help from a team of locksmiths Halifax  look no further! We beat our competition hands down when it comes to expert and efficient service. For years we have been helping local customers with their security and we can assist you whether you need commercial or domestic locks. As one of the leading locksmiths Halifax we understand how important it is to secure your home or your business premises using locks of the highest specification. From Yale to mortice locks we have a fine selection of locks and security mechanisms in stock and we’d be delighted to give you advice on the best type to suit your needs. Once you have made your selection we can arrange a suitable time to fit your lock for you. Our team travel up and down the region helping customers out of trouble and fitting locks to the highest standard. Whether you need new keys for a lock or you have forgotten the combination on an internal security door, our team can assist and we’ll be with you as quickly as we can! We always do our utmost to give you the best and most affordable service and our team is on hand to help whenever you need it! Emergency Locksmiths in Halifax We can deal with locks old and new so whether you have the most modern and complex lock or you need help with an antique lock, we can help. They have seen it all and thanks to our broad range of locks and security mechanisms we usually have the right parts and tools to hand to ensure the job is completed immediately and to the best standard. If you need locksmiths or emergency locksmiths in Halifax and you need a company you can trust, give us a call straight away. We offer assistance for vandalised properties, lost keys, broken locks and many other services and we’re only a phone call away. Give us a call the moment you notice you have a problem and we’ll come to your rescue! Call us no matter what the problem or where you are. No job is too large or too small for our team! We are the best locksmiths in Halifax and by far and the cheapest!

24 Hr Emergency Locksmiths Halifax

24 Hr Emergency Locksmiths Halifax When you need 24hr emergency locksmiths in Halifax, give us a call! We understand security problems don’t always happen during the day and that’s why we offer our services across the region 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call us whenever you have a problem and we’ll send a member of our team to your rescue. Many of the calls we receive out of hours are from distressed customers who have been broken into or locked out of their home. We always assist as quickly as we can so that we can get your home secure again or get you back inside your home! We can also deal with security for commercial and industrial premises so please call if you need emergency locksmiths in Halifax for your business. No other company offers such amazing value for money and we are always standing by to help. Each of our expert locksmiths has years of experience in the trade and can get to you quickly. We have an expert knowledge of the city too so we can always get to you without delay. Simply call our number the moment you have a problem and we’ll arrange the rest. The Best Emergency Locksmiths in Halifax Whilst there are many 24hr emergency locksmiths in Halifax, nobody offers such affordable service as us. We keep our prices low and our standards high and our team is waiting to deal with your call now. Night or day you can call us and we’ll give you complete confidence in our services and the products we use. We offer a wide range of choice when it comes to securing your home and can deal with any locking mechanisms from the oldest mortice lock to the newest UPVC lock. Give us a call today! Arranging emergency locksmith services in Halifax has never been easier and we will have somebody with you as quickly as we can. We can usually have a locksmith with you within an hour of your call or sooner. Whether you have lost your keys, broken your key in the lock, suffered a break-in, or you need your locks changed urgently, we are on hand to assist! Our team will have your property secure as quickly as possible. We also offer boarding up services which offer the perfect temporary solution until we can come back the next day to secure your home with a permanent lock. Call our team now and let us know what emergency service you need!