W. Childs  Locksmith



     Call 0116 2778861  or   0791 0376 335

Leicestershire and



Products and services


Mobile locksmith service for domestic, vehicle and commercial applications.


Payment can be either cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

W. Childs locksmiths services, emergency lock opening, lock fitting, key cutting, lock repairs, auto locksmith, car keys, car key programming, remote programming, van slamlocks, uPVC door locks, furniture locks, access control, master keying, digital locks

Areas of Leicester,Lutterworth, Countesthorpe, Blaby, Market Harborough, Hinckley, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Ashby, Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Daventry, Rothwell

Monday to Friday

08:00 to 18:00

Emergency callouts outside normal hours subject to availability

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Cars, vans, motorcyles, trucks, etc.

•Lock opening when keys locked inside or door locks broken.

•Broken keys extracted from door or ignition locks.

•Key cutting, keys copied, cut to code, cut to suit lock.

•Locks re-configured and new keys cut when keys are stolen or locks changed.

•Security locks for vans, slam locks and deadlocks.

•Immobiliser programmed, codes extracted from ECU’s.

•Remotes tested, batteries changed, re-synchronising, programming new remotes.


It can be frustrating when your car self locks itself with your keys inside. Even worst when they are locked in the boot. Using specially made tools car locks can be picked to open the car or boot without causing damage to paint work, glass or locks. Why risk damage or spoiling the appearance of your car.


Since about 1995 cars have been fitted with a passive immobiliser. The key or remote has a transponder or ‘chip’ that is programmed to the vehicle.  This prevents the engine from starting if it is not detected and recognised by the ecu when the ignition is turned on.

Some chips can be copied to provide a spare key. Some chips cannot be copied but new ones can be programmed to the car using specialist equipment. This may or may not require programming codes to be purchased or extracted from the vehicle ecu.

As regards key programming there is unfortunately no one fix for all cars. Various car manufactures have developed there own immobilisers systems. Call for details about what method best suits your car.

And finally, I case you are wondering, the vast majority of vehicle immobilisers cannot be over-ridden, removed or bypassed. There are some very early types that can but this will invalidate your car insurance and is not work that I will carry out. Attempting to bypass or remove an immobiliser can damage a vehicles electronics.


Security locks for vans can be supplied and fitted. These include slam locks (where the opening handle is disabled so only allowing the door to be opened with a high security lock and key), dead locks (a key operated secondary lock fitted in addition to the factory fitted door latch) and secondary external locks that fit to the outside of the door with concealed security fittings.