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When You Need a Locksmith in Bathgate, West Lothian, Call Saltire

If you need a qualified locksmith in West Lothian, turn to Saltire Lock & Security. I am Jay Drummond, a CRB/DBS approved and fully insured locksmith. I have also acquired training from Master Locksmith Association.

When contacting Saltire Lock & Security, I will personally answer your call, doing my best to get to your location as soon as possible to provide you with the professional, reliable, and friendly locksmith services you desire.

Here are some of the locksmith services I can handle for you.

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Locked Out in Bathgate, West Lothian?

Whether you have misplaced your keys, locked them inside your home, or had them stolen, there are various ways of getting locked out of your Bathgate, West Lothian home. I can help you gain access to your home, opening your lock without causing any damage to your property.

I understand how frustrating it can be when you’re unable to get into your home after a long day’s work, which is why I am readily available to remedy the situation as soon as possible.

Repair & Replace Locks

Your door’s locking mechanism or latch assembly can malfunction over time, needing either repair or replacement. There are various ways your lock could malfunction. Your locks could become loose or frozen, or your key could become unable to turn. Sometimes, your malfunctioning lock could be down to a broken cylinder, your lock’s internal control centre.

Whenever you need your locks repaired, I’ve got you covered, offering you efficient lock repair services.

When it comes to your property’s security, it is always best to not take any chances. Sometimes, a lock replacement is what you need to ensure that you provide your home and family with the best possible security.

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Key cutting

At Saltire Lock & Security, you can also get key cutting services. This option is ideal for West Lothian residents looking to get a spare set of keys for their homes or replace their damaged or broken keys.

As an experienced and expert locksmith, I can offer you key cutting services in my shop or, if you prefer, visit your home and cut your keys on site. How long the process takes depends on the key and whether you only need it copied and duplicated or need it cut to code.

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Types of Keys That Can Be Cut

As a CRB/DBS approved locksmith, there are various types of keys that I can duplicate. I can also cut your keys so that they fit any lock you wish. Below are the types of keys that I can cut.

Replacement Keys

Replacement keys often involve copying various types of keys ranging from those meant for your home’s front and back doors to keys for your windows, security safes, and old vintage keys. They also include:

  • Patio door keys
  • Garage door keys
  • Filing cabinet, locker, cupboard, or desk keys
  • Double-sided keys
  • Office keys
  • Patented and restricted keys
  • Padlock keys
  • Tubular keys for your bike locks

Security Locks

Security locks are essential if you are looking to guarantee your property’s safety. The following are some of the traits of security locks.


For most criminals, drilling is the easiest way to destroy a lock and gain entry to a property. A few features make security locks resistant to drilling, including the use of hardened steel ball bearings and anti-drill plates.

When these two features are combined, they prevent the drill from entering the lock, ensuring that the drill will be ineffective.

Secure Lock installed by Saltire Locks in Livingstone

Heavy-Duty Hardware

Light locks are often inefficient because they cannot withstand hard impact. Even if the lock has other security measures meant to prevent drilling or picking, it will still not offer you the level of security you desire if it is light. The heavier your lock is, the better your security will be.

Strong Bolt Strength

Beside the lock’s contents being heavy and solid, its bolt is also strong. A robust and heavy bolt can withstand brute force attacks, like hits from a sledgehammer or a battering ram, without buckling. The bolt also goes a long way in preventing attempts to saw or slice the lock in half.

Patented Keys

High-security locks also have patented keyways, ensuring that only a specific machine can duplicate your lock’s keys. This feature helps to improve security by ensuring that the production of key copies is kept low.

Types of Security Locks

There are various security locks meant for the different devices or locations where you will implement them. These are some of the common types of security locks and their characteristics:

  • Multipoint Locks: This type of security lock is the most commonly used in home main access doors because of the high level of protection they provide. They have several bolts that are all opened and locked by one internal system.
  • Cylinder Locks: Cylinder locks get their name from the cylindrical structure of their central part. Cylinder locks come in different versions meant to address various needs, including anti-drill, anti-bumping, and anti-extraction.
  • Mortise Locks: Mortise locks contain a device in the handle that you use to open the lock from the inside. They are typically installed on internal home doors that separate one area from another.

Choosing the Right Security Lock

Increasing the effectiveness of your security lock comes down to a few factors. One of those factors includes picking the correct type of lock for the right situation. For instance, multipoint or cylindrical locks are most suitable for metallic doors. On the other hand, mortise locks are better for solid doors, while multipoint locks with several bolts are perfect for armoured and reinforced doors.

Another factor to consider when choosing the right security lock is the quality of the materials. On top of that, picking a lock that comes with anti-bumping features is also vital. Reach out to Saltire Lock & Security for all the security lock recommendations you need.

Besides fitting your home with security locks, I also have the expertise needed to repair some of the possible failures that security locks sometimes experience. Whether your bolt is jammed or does not work, or you are having difficulty inserting or turning your key, I can offer you the assistance you need.

Espagnolette Handles

These are the most commonly used type of UPVC window handles. They have a multipoint locking mechanism, which, thanks to its shoot-bolt rods, provide extra security. The handle also has a spindle that protrudes into the lock gearbox. When you turn the handle, the spindle activates this gearbox, which, in turn, rotates the locks to open the window.

Sometimes, the handle or the lock can break, making it impossible for you to lock and secure the window. In such a case, getting in touch with Saltire Lock & Security is the best course of action.

Cockspur Handles

Cockspur handles are often installed on UPVC casement windows. All you need to do to close a window with such a handle is to push the handle’s nose across a wedge block. The handle can sometimes stick with such windows or fail to operate, often needing repairing or replacing.

Replacing a cockspur handle can be challenging because you need to make sure that the gap under the new handle’s nose is the same size as that on the old handle.

Whatever the type of lock or handle you need replacing, I will help you find one that best suits not only your window but your security requirements. I can help you achieve the peace of mind you need by knowing that every part of your West Lothian home is as secure as it can be.

Reviews From Previous Customers

Willie EvansWillie Evans
01:03 30 Mar 23
Jay was magnificent in solving our sticky door lock problem. What we assumed was just needing a new barrel turned out to be a different problem altogether but through thorough inspection he identified the problem, drove a distance beyond Falkirk to get the necessary part, and came back next day to do the repair. Meantime, he created a temporary solution so we didn't have our door unlocked overnight. I would heartily recommend Saltire L&S, a first class job by a first class guy at an excellent price, and a three-year warranty thrown in (not by the manufacturer, by Saltire). Fantastic service!
Nicola MillerNicola Miller
08:42 22 Mar 23
We called Jay at short notice to come out to secure my step-dad's house, Jay was efficient, gave honest sound advice and left us with a secure, safe house. All locks are of British standard and comply with all the correct regulations. We highly recommend Jay and will definitely use him for any further repairs we need.
Lauren BurnsLauren Burns
16:06 10 Feb 23
Contacted Jay as I had issues with my Son locking the kitchen door. After looking at it, he gave sound advice on what was wrong and what needed done to fix it. 45mins later and the work was done. Even had my Son test it out so I knew he could do it without any issues. Great price, great service; I most definitely recommend.
Colin BuchanColin Buchan
15:35 03 Feb 23
Hi, I called Saltire and Jay was fantastic. Communication was excellent, managed to do in no time efficiently. Very pleased. I would definitely recommend Saltire to friends, thanks again
Michael O'MalleyMichael O'Malley
16:23 22 Dec 22
Contacted Jay to replace locks on house we moved into with better quality locks. great service from popping round to measure up and fitting of the new locks when they arrived. Fantastic service will use again in the future if required.
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