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Gain entry

At Mersey Locksmiths, we're here when you need us most. So, if you've lost, snapped or misplaced your keys and need to get back into your home or business, you're in the right place.


If it's an emergency, please contact us by phone.

  • We can help you get back into your property when you're locked out

  • We avoid damage to the door and prioritise non-destructive entry

  • We're fully insured

  • We don't have any call-out charges or hidden fees

  • Read more about gain entry


Gain entry with Mersey Locksmiths

There are two ways we can gain entry to your property: destructive and non-destructive. We always prefer to opt for a non-destructive approach, though there are times where it's out of our hands and we need to take a destructive route. It's important to understand what each one means in case you find yourself in that position.

Non-destructive gain entry

This requires specialist tools to gain entry to your property without causing any damage to your door, lock and/or mechanism. It's ideal when you can't find your keys and you don't want to replace locks, keys or other parts. Not all locksmiths are trained to get into your property in this way.

Destructive gain entry

When we're forced to get into your property by destructive entry, we only ever damage the lock which can easily be replaced. We never damage the door, door-frame or mechanisms, unlike untrained locksmiths. Here are some of the times when we simply have to damage the lock to gain entry to your property:

  • The lock is unpickable

  • The lock is already damaged or worn

  • An emergency

There may be other times we have to use destructive entry, though we'll discuss this with you before we go ahead. In the event we have to take this approach, we can fit new secure, snap-safe locks, though we won't charge anything for gaining entry.

Why choose Mersey Locksmiths?

  • We're fully insured

  • We're qualified - both CORGI Fenestration Skilled Locksmiths and City & Guild accredited

  • We don't have call-out charges

  • We're DBS (formerly CRB) checked and fully insured, meaning you can trust us in and around your home

  • We offer a range of payments for your convenience - see what payments we accept

  • We offer free, no-obligations bookings, so you're under no pressure to go ahead