“Pay peanuts, get monkeys”
But it’s a shame when you pay good money and still get a headache, like a store owner in Brighton who paid an extortionate amount of £140 to their local locksmith and only got a broken fire door.
The lock could have been easily picked, or worst-case scenario, drilled out, in order to gain entry.
But the local locksmith (we won’t name names) smashed a hole through the door. Now the store owner has a fire door to replace.
Simply repairing the hole won’t be enough to meet the fire regulation codes.
In their rigorous effort to help, the local locksmith also broke the barrel, resulting in a second lockout. ASL Locksmiths attended the property and we got it done right.
This could’ve been avoided if they worked with the right service providers. Save your money.
Call Jon at ASL Locksmiths on 07878 558458.
ASL was contacted to repair 2 patio uPVC doors in Brighton & Hove as they were no opening or closing properly. We quickly removed the doors and replace the hinges which had rusted. We are also able upgrade locks which should be a priority for older uPVC doors. We also have the skills to replace glass, single and double glazing.
A completely fresh fit Euro cylinder operated sashlock that we installed in Brighton. We created a space for the internal lock mechanism so it fits flush and the lock operates perfectly over a long time. All in all very busy week for ASL Locksmiths.
An amazing antique automatic door reinforcement mechanism that Jon at ASL came across today whilst working in Brighton. Below is a video of the mechanism working, turning the latch operates 2 another 2 levers automatically.
ASL Locksmiths saw some amazing views today whilst working at Balsdean Farm in Rottingdean, we changed several Euro cylinder barrels and a rim cylinder barrel.
Locksmith job completed in Ovingdean near Brighton. Removed the old lock making sure the door remained undamaged and changed the lock to a new Euro operated deadlock, this was installed with a premium high quality ISEO thumbturn barrel manufactured in Italy, these barrels are machined to very high standards unlike some of the cheap imports from China. ASL finished the job with premium screw on escutcheons which is a decorative plate that slides over the top of the lock.
Various lock changes for charging units on an ambulance for SECAMB (South East Coast Ambulance Station) in Brighton.
A commercial rated fire door closer supplied and fitted by ASL Locksmiths in Brighton today. The model is a Briton 2003V closer, the model is rated for doors weighing up to 80KG, the unit is fire rated & CE marked.
Video of completed fitting on our facebook page
ASL Locksmiths Brighton have had a busy start to 2020. Our customer was locked out on the 6th Jan, we found an Ingersoll SC71 high security nightlatch had failed.
We gained non-destructive entry with no damage to the locking mechanism or the door, we then supplied and fitted a new Ingersoll SC71 night latch in polished chrome.