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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•Locks opened

•Broken keys extracted.

•Key cutting on site

•Access control (stand alone electronic locks)

•Digital pad (mechanical) locks supplied and/or fitted

•Master keyed and keyed alike lock sets

• Roller shutter locks


Key cutting

There are many situations within offices, factories and warehouses where keys are used. Often taken for granted they are used day in day out until the key is lost, broken or stolen. It then becomes apparent that this was the only key for this critical machine/door/cabinet, etc and it was never copied because there was only one and it was in constant use. Sound familiar?

Why not have your critical keys copied on site? This way the keys are available immediately should they be needed. They only take a couple of minutes to copy and the copy can be tested immediately to make sure it works in the lock. This way you won't be buying bad copy keys only to find out later they don't work. Or worst still they get stuck or snap in the lock.


Lock opening

There is a great temptation when keys are lost to force open locked items. This inevitably causes damage and results in something that cannot be relocked with out further repairs. Its less stressful on equipment and furniture if locks are picked to open when the keys are lost. Locks can then be either replaced or re-keyed as necessary.


Access control

Access control has become an important issue in many commercial situations. Whether it is for reasons of security or safety it may be necessary for different people to have access to only there relevant parts of the building. There are two methods using mechanical locks which can achieve this, either with keypad locks or master keyed locks. Whichever method is used depends initially on doing an assessment of what groups of people need to have access to what part of the facility. Choosing the wrong method can be expensive and wasteful of resources if it becomes impractical to use effectively.


There are also a number of electronic door locks that are programmable. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of battery operated stand alone devices. These can be fitted without the need for any electrical installation wiring.  Only holders of specific cards, codes or fobs can gain access to controlled areas. Some of these devices can be retro fitted to certain types of existing mechanical locks. External contacts allow the device to be powered by a temporary external power source in the event of internal battery loss.