A.R Locksmiths provide a key repair service within the Essex area.
If your key is damaged, the case is looking all scratched or one of the buttons isn't working, then we can fix this for you.
With spares in stock ready to use, or we can order materials if needed on next day delivery, we can do soldering work and repair the circuit board in the remote key.
We like to try and stick to a 24 hour turn around time. We will come and pick the key up and then either drop it back to you or put it the post within that that time limit. (depending on if we have to order materials)
This week we repaired a Renault Laguna key car where one of the buttons had broken off. The button was soldered back on to the circuit board and then put back into a new case making the key look as good as new.
For and remote key repairs call A.R Locksmiths and see what we can do for you
07813842390 or email@example.com
Do you know where the transponder chip is locate in your key?
Most modern remote keys the chip is hidden away so it cant get lost or broken. But some of the older remote keys, if you drop the keys and it comes apart there is good chance the transponder chip will fall out and then be impossible to find.
I've had a couple of jobs this week where the customer had done exactly that, dropped their keys and lost the transponder chip.
They were both unable to find the chip so obviously couldn't start the car and were stranded in the car park.
One was in an easy fix as the I could just replace the chip and re-program to the vehicle. The other one unfortunately had to wait 24 hrs as they needed a 4 digit security code to re-program the key.
Carbon transponder chip
Glass transponder chip
Your vehicle comes with the security code when it comes out the showroom but most people lose this quite quickly.
I can draw some codes from the vehicle's but some makes and models this is impossible and the only way to get the codes is to order them from the dealer for a small price. Some take 15 mins and some take 12 hrs, again depending on the make and model.
If you lose the transponder chip in your remote key in Essex then call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
As well as being auto locksmiths, our sister company RDS Autotech provide other Auto vehicle services.
Rds Autotech are also based in Maldon and provide services such as alloy wheel refurbs - window tinting - extra security fitted - electrical devices installed and more.....
Wheel Refurbs - If you've got scuffed wheels and cant stand the look of them anymore then call RDS Autotech and we can make them look as good as new from as little as £50 a wheel
Window tinting - The first and most important benefit of having car window film fitted to your windows is that it protects your children, family and pets from 99% of the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.
Another benifit of having tinted windows is that it helps reduce the heat inside your vehicle by up to 50%.
Tinting your windows can also help with the security of the car as it can hide your internal possession and fitments including new multimedia entertainment
Rds Autotech can also fit extra security locks to your vehichle and install electrical devices such as radio systems, Bluetooth systems and parking sensors/cameras.
call 0845 8386393 or 07813842390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 80% of burglaries are committed by thieves taking advantage of opportunities such as unlocked doors, vulnerable windows, and spare keys left in obvious places such as under door mats.
Even if you're insured, it's still worth reducing the risk of burglars targeting your property by taking a few simple precautions to secure your home.
Inside your home
Ensure all windows are fitted with key-operated window locks, and external doors have locks conforming to British Standard 3621:2007 + A2:2012
- Check that all windows and doors are locked before going to bed, leaving home, or spending time in your garden.
- Never leave keys in window or door locks.
- Keep them out of site and away from doors, windows and letterboxes.
- Hide expensive equipment, such as mobile phones and laptops, from view. When installing a TV, try to position it so it's difficult to see from the outside of your home
- Keep your valuables in a safe place and out of sightTake photos of your valuables and security mark them with your post code and house number. This can help deter thieves and can help the police to recover stolen items
- Set a timer to switch your lights on and off at varying intervals when you're out to make it look like someone is at home
Outside your home
- Install a visible burglar alarm to make burglars think twice about targeting your home
- Store garden tools and ladders securely in your shed or garage, as these can be used to break into your home
- Make sure your property is well lit and your garden is tidy so burglars don't have anywhere to hide
-Don't hide a spare key outside as burglars know where to look
For more information on this or anything else please contact your local locksmith.
Its been a good start to the year for A.R Locksmiths, been very busy since the turn of the year with Upvc repairs.
Over the last couple of weeks I've had many calls from customers that have been having problems with their Upvc products.
Maybe its down to the weather and maybe its just that time of the year but either way its kept me busy.
I've had various window repairs, the lock, window friction stays (hinges), and window handles to name a few and then door repairs which have mainly been the gearboxes on the multipoint locks breaking. So instead of repairing the lock it is easier to order a new multipoint lock, identical to the old one and then it is a simple swap.
Something else that interested me this week was a few stats the Home security month put on their twitter page.
1- Research by neighbourhood watch revealed that two thirds of brits don't change their locks when they move home. And of those 86% don't even consider it.
2- The average cost of domestic burglaries has risen by more than 40% over the last three years, according to research from Zurich insurance uk.
Two Stats that caught my eye, i'm shocked that people still don't change their locks if they move house. Yon never know who the previous owner gave keys too, and maybe even the home owner before that. 5 or more people that you don't know might have keys to your new house.
For anything Locksmith related call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
We can get you back in if your locked out - upgrade or replace locks in your property - upvc door and window repairs - mobile key cutting service - car remote keys cut and programmed - car/van extra security locks
we also work with someone that can do alloy wheel refurbs - window tinting and fit and new electrical products you may have bought for your vehicle. (radios, parking sensors, Bluetooth kits, alarms)
Have you made any new years resolutions?
If not then why not make home security your one resolution, enjoy 2016 safe inn the knowledge that your property is protected.
I have already been to a few customers this year that haven't had the required home security which in turn would probably make their insurance policy invalid.
All insurance companies now require you to have a certain amount of security at your property so you then meet the policy needs should something happen.
for example, all external doors should have two or more locking points on then and these should be in a good working condition.
Also, window locks should be in a good working order with a key nearby should you need to lock or unlock it.
Security standards are improving all the time so why not take this opportunity and protect your property.
Have you got an Alarm system fitted at your property?
Stats show that a burglar is less likely to attempt a burglary on your property if they can see that it has an alarm system installed. And if the alarm sounded then they would flee from the scene immediately.
How good is the Euro cylinder in your door?
You can now get a BS 3 star Euro cylinder for your upvc door. These anti snap, anti drill and anti pick.
I can not recommend these locks enough, even by looking at them you can see the difference in quality. They might do the same job but they will definetly make a burglar think twice if he see's the lock in your door.
So these are just two things you can do which will improve the security of your property.
If your are unsure on anything then give us a calk and we will come round and do a security check of your property and tell where or if you need to improve anything.
Locked out - lost your keys - key cutting service - upvc repair specialists - upgrade locks - new deadlocks fitted - remote keys cut and programmed
We are 24/7 emergency locksmiths in Essex, so call us anytime of the day and we'll be there to sort out the problem
A.R locksmiths provide a professional service and are specialists in repairing door and window upvc products.
Today we replace a friction stay (hinge) on a upvc window. The wind caught the customers window last week which then threw it out of line and bent the friction stays.
Most upvc products are an easy fix and friction stays are no exception. Its a two man job and as long as you have got the right size friction stay then it is a few screws in each stay, old one out, new one in.
If you need any advice on any upvc products then call us on 07813842390 we can get to your property asap and sort the problem out for you.
For low rates and no fuss, call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
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