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Looking for a locksmith in Durham? Then get in touch with Higgins Locksmiths today and speak with Dan Higgins, a professional local locksmith who has many years’ experience in the trade. Dan prides himself on providing his customers with a top-quality service that is second to none and building personal relationships with all customers.

Whether you need a new set of locks fitting to your commercial property, need your property securing after an attempted burglary, or have been locked out of your house, Higgins Locksmiths in Durham can help. All work is fully certified and guaranteed and Dan takes exceptional care to make sure that your house or business is left in the same condition as when he arrives, except with your locks fixed or upgraded.

24Hr Emergency Locksmith in Durham


Hi all this is me, Dan. I am the only person from this company and under no circumstance will I send anyone out in my place. If someone says they are from this company please phone the police asap. I am working with the police in this matter thank you.

Local Locksmith Services in Durham

Higgins Locksmiths provide a full range of services for domestic and commercial customers in Durham and the surrounding areas. No job is too small or too large for Dan and he takes great pride in all of his work. Whether your locks keep jamming, you are looking to make your home more secure, or you just need a lock repairing, Dan will be happy to help. While Dan is based in Durham he covers customers within 30 miles which includes Chester-le-Street, Washington and surrounding areas. Whether you know what you need or would like advice and recommendations, Dan will be happy to help and provide you with a very competitive price.

24-hour locksmith in Durham

Have you come back from holiday only to realise you left your house keys in the hotel? Perhaps you’ve snapped your key in your door and are left unable to lock your front door, or maybe your commercial property has had an attempted burglary and needs securing. This is where Higgins Locksmiths 24-hour emergency service can help. Dan is available whenever you need him whether that is in the middle of the night, first-thing in the morning or on a Sunday afternoon. An emergency demands an urgent response, so just give Dan a call for a speedy response no matter what the time.

Thanks to his first-class training, knowledge and skills, Dan is able to repair or replace any lock during an emergency call-out. All work is fully insured and guaranteed and Dan offers a speedy 24-hour locksmith service in Durham and the surrounding areas. For emergency lock repairs that won’t break the bank get in touch with Dan today on 07885 430 700.

Local locksmith services in County Durham

Whether you have been locked out of your own home or are just looking to upgrade your locking system, Higgins Locksmiths can help. Dan can help you feel safer in your own home by upgrading your locking system and fitting new smart security systems. From video doorbells and multi-point locking systems to deadlocks and smart locks, Dan keeps up with the latest trends in the market to help give you professional advice and guidance on which locks are best.

One of the best ways to improve the security of your home or business is to let us assess the weaknesses in your current property. Security doesn’t have to be an expensive and time-consuming upgrade it can be as simple as installing a door chain or updating your locks to UPVC door locks. For businesses, we can offer security shutters on windows and doors too. We can provide a bespoke service for you today tailored to your property and weaknesses so that you are adequately protected from thefts today!

Commercial and business locksmith services

Do you own a local business in Durham? Want to help keep your premises secure and protect your business? Simply give Dan a call today on 07885 430 700 to see how he can help you improve your properties security. From fitting deadlocks and multi-point locking systems to security shutters and safes, Dan has years of experience working with commercial businesses and will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for upgrading your security.



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Rim cylinders

Rim cylinders are part of a rim night latch system (often referred to as a Yale type lock) they can be found on wooden doors, they are the outer part that you put your key into on the outside to open the door. This kind of cylinder has been around a very long time, I had one on my grandmas door the basic version has not changed even in these modern times.

Push button door locks

Push-button locks

Push-button locks operate when the correct buttons are pushed in the proper sequence and the door knob is rotated to open the door. A new combination is set when the lock is installed using as many of the 5 buttons combinations as desired. Buttons may be pressed individually or in unison. There are Thousands of possible combinations to make it very hard to guess the code. These Can be found in wood doors but not limited to.

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Euro cylinder

The basic 5 pin cylinders are the basic (entry level) cylinder lock for most doors. Although they do the job they are cheaply made and do not have the same security benefits of the more expensive cylinders like anti-snap and anti-drill. These are not suitable for external doors.



A 5 lever mortice deadlock is commonly fitted to wooden doors and has no through spindle for a handle. It is locked from both sides with a key, they are fitted within the material of the door and are vulnerable as they don't carry a hard plate. most commonly found in wood doors but not limited to.


Upgraded euro profile lock

This lock comes Featuring Anti-Bump, Anti-Pick, Anti-Screw and Anti-Drill protection, this cylinder is secure by Design and approved by a lot of people. This lock comes highly recommended by higginslocksmiths.co.uk as a locksmith. They come in a variety of sizes and are a must in high crime areas commonly found in UPVC, but not limited to.

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UPVC internal mechanism

UPVC internal mechanism also known as a (gearbox) In some cases, when a multi point lock fails it is just the centre case that is faulty not the hole of your lock. So instead of replacing the complete full length multi point lock, you would only need to replace the gearbox but in some cases it is the case of replacing the lot, when its rusted or broken beyond repair.

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Shop shutter bullet lock

Roller shutter security is an asset for any business when protecting businesses shop windows and doors. Shutter Locks, come in a variety with bullet locks and there housing, which can both be installed in shutter system's.

night latch

A night latch is a good lock that is fitted on the surface { Inside } of a door, it is operated from the out side of the door by a key and from the interior { Inside } side of the door by a Lach type knob and are the cause of about 30% of lock outs.


sash lock

A (sash lock) is used by using a handle lock, & latch system meaning you can open and close the door without the worry about it locking behind you. It comes in a variety of security levels and finishes dependant on requirements, they are insurance approved mortice sash locks just look for the BS3621 kite mark. Found most commonly in wood doors

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Wireless video door bell

A video doorbell is a great add-on option for helping to increase the overall security of your home. video doorbells can be used to identify potential burglars, and alert homeowners quickly to potential threats and even put off potential criminals by alerting them about being recorded and making them think you are home. They Cary so meany features, like linking them to your smart phone, to alert you if there is motion out side your door. Can be adapted to fit a wide range of doors. Highly recommended.

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My lock seems broken can you help?

If its a repair you need then i am always available night or day.

What locks do you use?

All locks I fit are minimum british standard approved locks

Are you a franchise?

I am a Family run business and I understand how important your security is.

If i call will i be speaking to someone miles who just mans the phones?

No call centres, just a local phone number or a local mobile number.

I’ve lost my keys, can you help?

No problem. I have you covered

Can you get to where i live in Durham?

I can travel a 40 mile radius so i have your area covered.