For Lock Repair and Emergency Locksmith

SDS have years of experience in locks and security.

We are a family run, local business that pride ourselves on our efficiency, friendliness and quality of workmanship.

We are honest and fair with our pricing, never leaving any of our customers unhappy or dissatisfied.Our locksmiths are all smartly presented and very clean and tidy. All our vehicles are also new vans and immaculately presented.

We have Locksmiths based throughout the UK and each of them are trained and qualified to UK Locksmith Association standards (UKLA).

When you choose your locksmith, you need to be certain that the person that turns up is professional, friendly and most of all fully qualified. All our Locksmiths have been trained at the same location, ensuring continuity in the very high standards of workmanship. You can always be assured that a clean and tidy job is carried out, and in the quickest time possible with every SDS representative you choose.

Our comprehensive training program ensures our locksmiths have the skills needed to repair and replace, open, pick, or drill a variety of locks.  They are all provided with the specialist tools required to effectively complete all jobs make a professional impression. 

SDS locksmiths have a well-stocked vehicle too to ensure all jobs can be completed on site. As part of our standard entry gaining services, we also offer a Lock change services to Landlords and homeowners/occupiers who wish to either increase their security on their property. All the locks we provide are very high quality and made to last.

Did you know?

In the UK, there are:

  • – 25 million homes
  • – 4 million small and medium sized enterprises

In 2015, there were:

  • – 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary
  • – 214,433 incidents of non-domestic burglary

Don’t be caught out by the next criminal in your area and make sure you have good security on your property to both deter and hinder any potential criminal look to gain entry. Call or email us if you would like some free advice on your currently locks and security on your property.

Locksmith in Colchester offering professional expertise


For a truly professional locksmith service, SDS are seen as one of the leading companies in the industry. We respond quickly to enquiries, supply a fast accurate quote, and dispatching a locksmith to your location, whenever you need help.

When it comes to the security of your property you need a company you can trust. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any lock related issue 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

Our professional approach can be seen in everything that we do. From the moment you contact our friendly, helpful staff, you will be in the safest of hands. There are no call out charges for using the SDS service and the price you are quoted on the phone will be the final price you pay.

All of our locksmith technicians arrive within the hour in branded vehicles wearing company uniforms, fully stocked with all the tools they need to get the job done in one visit.

Lock replacement / Gaining entry and Key cutting services

We provide a full comprehensive locksmith service that incudes lock changes, repairs to locking mechanisms, quick re-entry and a replacement key cutting service if required.

Alongside our responsive domestic service we are used by a wide range of commercial businesses both large and small. We are available by appointment too and can attend your property to advise on lock security issues to help upgrade your protection.

By using only British Standard locks you can be sure that we will secure your property with only the very best, giving you true piece of mind.

Alarms - Wireless alarm installation

Ensuring our property is secure at all times during the day is of the upmost importance to us all. That's why Lockfast's wireless alarm installation service has become so vitally important to so many of our customers.

Our goal is to give people true peace of mind and the installation of a modern, wireless alarm system will give you just that. We have a wide variety of brands available to choose from, all at a price you can afford.

Whether you need an alarm system to protect your business property, or to tighten up security around the home, our skill and expertise is always available to ease your concerns.

We only work with the highest quality systems on the market and can offer affordable prices to suit anyone's budget. Our bespoke approach to each project means your requirements remain at the centre of our solutions, as customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

There really is no need to look anywhere else for a wireless alarm system. We will ensure it is installed professionally and quickly, all at time that suits you.

At SDS we know everything there is to understand about wireless alarm systems and you can depend on us to fit yours safely and securely.

If you are searching for an alarm to use in either your business or home, it makes sense to work with a professional company that can install it too.

Our service saves you the hassle of having to install it yourself and means you don't have to keep searching for an alarm company you can trust.

CCTV - Wireless CCTV installation

SDS have built a reputation for providing first class wireless CCTV installation services for domestic and commercial customers.

We focus on wireless cameras because of the many advantages they bring over traditional systems. Not only are they easier to install but provide flexibility through their portable use. This is important for homeowners and those who rent their properties. Rather than pay for an alarm you have to leave behind, it can be easily removed and installed at any new location you settle in.

From one camera set-ups through to fixed positions and multi-cam systems, SDS have a wireless CCTV system you can afford. All of our cameras are of the highest quality, capturing footage in adequate light, with infrared alternatives available for those who need to record after nightfall.

Our approach ensures we continue to apply the highest standards giving our customers exceptional quality at all times. We believe in providing an honest and transparent service, as we understand how important security is to you.

Where possible we want to make the process as simple as possible for our clients, aiming to get the whole job done quickly and effectively. We are available for pre-booked appointments and emergencies, so if you need rapid protection, SDS are on call whenever you need.

From the moment we arrive to install your wireless CCTV system, right through until we leave your property, you can be sure that SDS have always got your best interests at heart.

Damage repair - Boarding up services

Whether you've been a victim of a burglary, or experienced damage to your property due to bad weather, SDS are available 24/7 to help when you need.

We understand how stressful it can be to discover any damage made to your home or business and the first thing in your mind will be to make it safe once more. We are able to ensure any broken windows on your property are boarded and secured within an hour of receiving your call.

You never know when you might have to face up to the prospect of repairing your property and because our service is available at any time of day or night, every day of the week, you can always rely on us.

Due to our experience in this field we always have access to the right boards and equipment and can guarantee to board up any broken window on your property. It's why we have been trusted to work with estate agents and property management companies on their portfolios in an emergency.

Using high-quality plywood for our boarding service will help to prevent any trespassers attempting to break into your premises. As a fully insured company, SDS offer true piece of mind for anyone concerned about their property being left vulnerable to thieves or potential burglars.

Most impressively of all, we do all of this at a fair price. There are no call out fees or hidden costs associated with our boarding service. We believe in being upfront, so you understand the price from the very beginning. Our quotations are free and we leave you in control to decide whether to hire us or not.

If you are unfortunate enough to require an emergency boarding service like SDS we promise to never let you down and provide a quick solution right when you need it.

How to identify your type of lock

Sometimes it makes our quoting a lot easier if you are able to identify the type of lock you require repairing or replacing. Below is simply a guide to help you decide. Please do not worry if you are unsure as we can usually determine this over the phone prior to arrival by asking a few simple questions.

  • Mortice sash lock

    Mortice sash lock

  • Screw in rim cylinder lock

    Screw in rim cylinder lock

  • Mortice dead lock

    Mortice dead lock

  • Cylinder lock

    Cylinder lock

  • Oval cylinder lock

    Oval cylinder lock

  • Thumb turn cylinder lock

    Thumb turn cylinder lock

  • Rim cylinder lock

    Rim cylinder lock

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