Cardiff Locksmith - AP Higgs Locksmiths

Skilled locksmith picking a door lock

Cardiff Professional Locksmith

Whether you need us in an emergency lockout to gain access, change locks or deal with a lock problem, or by appointment to upgrade or fit extra British Standard Locks, we are on hand to help with a friendly service that is second to none.

The majority of our business comes from recommendation from existing and past customers. We pride ourselves on offering a competitively priced, high-quality locksmith service with an excellent after care service.

We like to think we are the best locksmith in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Our ratings on Google and Trustist speak for themselves.

Installing an insurance approved Safe

This safe has a digital keypad with a £6k insurance rating.

Key Safe

We install plenty of key safes for the elderly, carers, dog walkers, AirBnB, family members...

Key Cut Service

We stock hundreds of keys and can cut most keys on the spot.

No problem to fix a Broken Key in door lock

We can get you into your house and fix your lock and key.

Multipoint locks

Replacement multipoint locking mechanism with a new cylinder lock and handles.

Smart Locks

New all-weather smart locks are becoming more popular. We can advise and install.

Emergency Cardiff Locksmith 24/7

Improve your Security with High Security Locks

Added a high security lock to a lovely wooden door and realigned the door in the process. Making your door secure is a simple and cost-effective upgrade that everyone in Cardiff should consider. High security locks are harder to copy and pick.

Improve your Security with a High Security Lock

Emergency Cardiff Locksmith

Emergency Lockout in Roath Cardiff

Late night emergency locksmith callout when the owner returned home late from a work trip realised they had left their keys in the flat and they were locked out. We responded quickly and managed to gain a non-destructive entry by picking the lock. Customer very relieved.

Cardiff Emergency Locksmith picked door for owner

Why a Locksmith will save you money

Being locked out of your home or car can be a very frustrating and stressful experience. It can happen to anyone at any time, leaving you feeling vulnerable and helpless. While many people may try to solve the problem themselves, calling a professional locksmith can actually save you money in the long run.

One of the primary ways that locksmiths can save you money is by helping you avoid causing damage to your locks or doors. If you try to break into your own home or car, there’s a good chance that you will cause some damage in the process. For example, you might break a window or damage the lock, which could require costly repairs. A professional locksmith has the knowledge, skills, and tools to get you back into your property without causing any damage.

Another way that locksmiths can save you money is by providing you with high-quality locks and security solutions. They can assess your property and recommend the best types of locks and security systems to protect your home or business. This can help you avoid theft or break-ins, which could result in costly losses.

Mobile Key Cutting Service for Porsche

New Key Cut for secure parking at Porsche Garage with VW Van outside

New Key Cut for secure parking at Porsche GarageMobile Key Cutting Service 

We offer a mobile key cutting service. In this case we were called to the Porsche Garage on Penarth Road to cut an extra key for entrance to their secure parking area. The new Eco fully electric VW locksmith van felt uncertain to enter.

Grangetown Locksmith

Panic Push Bar Lock

A Panic bar lock is ideal to keep people out from outside but allowing people inside to escape in a panic or emergency.

This allows the person to exit from one side in any situation by pushing the Rod. We came to fix a damaged lock and keep the drinkers of the Cornwall safe and secure.

The Cornwall Pub Grangetown

Cardiff Commercial Locksmith

Cardiff Locksmith Replace Key on Shutters

Commercial Shutters

We were called to the centre of Cardiff to replace a faulty key lock on some commercial shutters.

The shutters are used to provide extra security to shop fronts, offices or commercial properties and are popular in higher risk areas. Happy to say everything secure again.

Commercial Sofa Shop needs Lock replaced due to excessive wear

Locks do wear out and become difficult to open or worse too easy to open. This happens with this commercial store in Cardiff so a replacement lock was needed and security improved with a high security anti-snap lock.

Natuzzi Sofa Store Cardiff Replacement Lock

Emergency Repair to Keep Passengers Safe at Cardiff Central Train Station

Emergency repair to make safe broken glass in the main entrance to Cardiff Central Train Station. We applied a clear safety film to both sides of the glass to ensure the glass remains in place and no fragments pose a risk until the glass can be replaced. 

Best Summer house in Cardiff lost keys

Llanrumney Summer House Lost Keys

Called to gain entry into this fabulous summer house in Llanrumney Cardiff  after the owner had lost the keys. We managed to pick the lock without damaging the summer house and replace the lock and provide 3 new keys.

When a locksmith needs to pick a lock

When a customer has lost their keys and needs to regain access to their property, a locksmith can use a variety of techniques to pick the lock and gain entry. First, we will assess the type of lock and determine the best approach to pick it. We will typically use specialised tools such as lock picks, tension wrenches, and other devices to manipulate the lock pins and tumblers into the correct position. By applying just the right amount of tension and skillful manipulation of the tools, we can successfully open the lock without causing any damage to the door or lock itself. Once the lock is picked, we may then create a new key or rekey the existing lock to ensure the customer’s continued security and peace of mind or replace the whole lock whichever is easier or cheaper. It’s important to note that picking a lock is a delicate and intricate process that requires significant skill and experience. That’s why it’s always recommended to call a licensed and reputable locksmith such as AP Higgs Locksmiths to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

Locksmith Llanishen Cardiff

Another Evening Callout for a Shop in Llanishen to change a damaged Thumb Turn lock on the shop front door and an emergency glass repair.

AP Higgs Locksmiths
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Kate McDonough
Kate McDonough
20:29 15 Mar 21
Andrew communicated well before he got here and provided a quote. He was efficient in getting into the property. I... recommend him if you are as stupid as I was to leave your keys in your more
Gorin Hany
Gorin Hany
04:15 01 Mar 21
Really nice guy adjusted our French doors and repaired our garage door when other locksmiths we rang said they couldn’t.
Gory Valiga
Gory Valiga
03:48 01 Mar 21
Highly recommend AP Higgs Locksmiths we’ve used them many times now as they are very good.
Curtis Putman
Curtis Putman
17:07 28 Feb 21
We needed a locksmith on a Saturday and Andrew came without any fuss and did a great job and was the cheapest quote by... £30!read more
Sam Curran
Sam Curran
15:06 28 Feb 21
Really nice guy adjusted our French doors and repaired our garage door when other locksmiths we rang said they couldn’t.
sunny Lenoe
sunny Lenoe
03:42 28 Feb 21
Fitted an alarm system and cctv to my shop and it’s great thank you.
Vincent R Shanhan
Vincent R Shanhan
22:41 27 Feb 21
Upgraded our locks to conform with current insurance requirements he was very knowledgeable and advised us on what... would be best for us thanksread more
Martine Ford
Martine Ford
18:03 23 Feb 21
After ringing a couple of nationwide firms who then ideally should book you in with local firm and one not even coming... back to me when they couldn't get local cover, quoting absolutely ridiculous prices at same time, this guy was there in 20 mins, told me exactly what was needed and as I needed to take my medication was genuinely concerned about me getting in first I cannot praise this guy enough. I would recommend him again and again. Its easy to forget there are local professionals out there who do know what they are doing, who go above and beyond and made what was a potentially bad situation a lot better by putting me at ease, very professional and friendly, very knowledgeable but keeping me in the loop at all times. more
darren king
darren king
20:56 19 Feb 21
I phoned mid morning and the job was completed just after lunch how about for prompt service. The gentleman who came to... do the work was very polite and professional and very well priced.Thanks more
Craig Simpson
Craig Simpson
19:50 26 Nov 20
Removed a door which was jammed in a 20 minute call out, then had a carpenter show up the next day and repair... everything back to pristine condition.Thanks Andy!read more
Vicki Silezin
Vicki Silezin
17:24 21 Nov 20
Excellent service - Sadek responded to our call and opened our jammed door really quickly; he also removed the broken... lock mechanism, gave us some helpful recommendations for a replacement, and fixed the damage we'd done to the wood. He even generously gave us a student discount -would definitely recommend and use more
Robin Coombes
Robin Coombes
08:39 27 Oct 20
Quick and polite. An excellent service
Steve West
Steve West
11:34 16 Aug 20
Lovely guy. Very genuine. Honest. Would thoroughly recommend.
Steffan Davies
Steffan Davies
21:21 26 Jul 20
Many thanks Andrew. Professional, friendly and efficient.
Jack Whittaker
Jack Whittaker
19:12 08 Jul 20
We left our keys in the door and he came really quick and we were in the house in minutes. Nice guy and gave us some... friendly advice to avoid it happening next timeread more
Louise .
Louise .
20:16 30 May 20
Super efficient and professional. Very quick response time to come complete the job from when I called, which is... definitely a plus when you're locked out! Would highly recommend their serviceread more
Ken Bailey
Ken Bailey
08:38 27 May 20
I rang Andrew in the afternoon with an urgent request for a job to be done. He arrived within an hour and completed the... job to a high standard. Very good serviceread more
Christopher Miles
Christopher Miles
18:54 30 Apr 20
AP Higgs undertook a thorough and professional CCTV install. The work was delivered to a high quality. AP Higgs... provided a value for money solution and would highly recommend them for all security needs. Great more
Adam Day
Adam Day
09:16 19 Apr 20
Key broke in lock, Andrew came the same day with full ppe, was done in 30 minutes. Very good service and were really... appreciative of his speed!Cheersread more
Liam Maton
Liam Maton
17:17 04 Apr 20
extremely helpful from very first phone call, sorted out on the same day ! extremely satisfied. many thanks
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