Lock Around The Clock
Your local Locksmith for St Albans in Herts
01727 240087 & 07968 301732

Locksmith in St Albans


Lock Around the Clock is a locally based, mobile locksmith in Hertfordshire covering St Albans and surrounding areas.
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No call-out charge for our lock repairs

A well-established locksmith company, we pride ourselves on providing a quality locksmith service, with no call-out charge for our lock repairs.

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or 07968 301732 Today

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We provide all types of locksmith services in ST Albans Herts and surrounding areas including the following:

Our emergency locksmith service is second to none – we aim to get to you within one hour.

  • Emergency Lock and Door Opening
  • Locks fitted and changed to BS3621
  • Burglary Repairs to damaged locks
  • Specialist UPVC Door Locks




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If you require any locksmith services not listed here, just give us a ring today on

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History of Locks and the art of the Locksmith

Locks and keys were known long before the birth of Christ. They were bigger than and not as complicated as today’s design; yet the principle of the mechanisms was basically the same as the modern pin-tumbler locks of today. Locksmiths were considered a master tradesman.

At this time, locks were made of wood. The master locksmith was a trade then as it is today. At Lock around the Clock, we still have the same aim for excellence.

The oldest example of a mechanical lock was found known as an Egyptian door lock, because of it's widespread use in Egypt. It was completely enclosed save for a small opening for the key. Moveable pins were dropped by gravity into cavities on the crossbar and locked the door. As the key was used the lock would move hidden pins out of the way and allow the crossbar to be removed. This was the forerunner of the modern pin tumbler style of lock that we use today. Being a locksmith was a Specialist job even in Egyptian times

The Greeks used a lock that worked by fastening the wooden bolt and staple to the inside of the door. The key, a wooden or iron key lifted the bolt. This lock, compared to the latter one provided little security unlike today, where security and peace of mind is our main objective. At Lock Around The Clock security is our highest priority and as a fully trained locksmith I can give you that peace of mind.

The Romans fabricated the first metal lock based on Egyptian principles. They designed pins of various shapes with keys and keyholes. Many of the keys were fancy designs, such as flowers or birds. As a leading locksmith Lock around the clock we carry all spares required to make you secure.

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The locksmiths designed locks whose cost and strength linked to the value of what they were protecting. The need to protect from intruders remains the same today, not  much has changed. At Lock around the Clock we provide peace of mind by providing a professional service at a reasonable price.

In the 14th century, the locksmiths guilds became prominent. In order to be accepted as a master locksmith, you had to create and submit a working lock and key to the guild. Today we have The British Locksmiths & Key Cutters Association. Today locksmiths sell, install, maintain and repair locks and other security devices. They also make copies of keys, replace lost keys and open locks when needed. They have to apply skills in metalwork, woodwork, mechanics and electronics.

St Albans : The history of locksmiths in St Albans






Tel: 01727 240087
Mob: 07968 01732

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Your Local Locksmith

Tel: 01727 240087
Mob: 07968 01732

No Call Out Charge
Your Local Locksmith

Tel: 01727 240087
Mob: 07968 01732