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Locksmith in Paddington


CBD Locksmiths technicians & their equipped vans are daily servicing clients located in Paddington.

Our workshop is 5-10 minutes drive from Paddington at most.

We have assisted in securing many retail and commercial premises along Oxford St and secured many residential properties around Glenmore Road in Paddington. We know our way around Paddington and can navigate very quickly to get to you.

From quick lock outs, locks re-keyed to security lock installations.

If you are seeking an emergency locksmith in Paddington, we can arrange one of our friendly Locksmith staff member to promptly attend within 30 minutes and even quicker at times.

Feel free to contact us at anytime and speak directly with any of our friendly Locksmith staff members. Call us on (02) 9232 8839

How To Fix A Lock That Is Now Stuck?

When a lock gets stuck (regardless of how good your doors are) you’re locked outside. So it goes without saying that a door is only as good as the lock on it. If your lock is giving you trouble your home becomes an invitation to burglars and vandals. That said there are times when even the most well designed and expensive locks become stuck. There are various mechanical reasons for this which includes a stuck pin, worn out tumbler etc. There is also a chance that someone tried to tamper with your lock and instead of opening it got stuck. Below we discuss the most common reasons for a stuck lock and how it can be fixed.

The striker plates

These are the main culprit in 90% of the cases. When these break or get stuck a lock does not open. There are a number of reasons for this which include bad installation, wear & tear as well as weather conditions. Finding out the cause of this is very simple. Just close your door making sure that your lock is engaged. Then stand outside your home and look in, see if the blot is set in with your striker plate. There is a chance that it is out by 1/8” which causes the lock to rub. You can easily use a screwdriver to adjust the plate slightly up or down whichever is the case until it fits properly. If this does not work you can always call in your local 24 hour locksmith.

Lock expert’s tip: When you are replacing the striker plate which has been used a number of times it is important that you use a new wooden grip to fill in the wallowed out holes resulting from the old screws. Just slice off some wood and push it in the hole and break off the pieces that stick out and put the screws back in through the striker plate.

Now there is a chance that if you fit the striker plate back in and make sure it is properly aligned the lock may still not close. In this case you will need to take out the striker plate and then drill a rather large hole behind your striker plate. Weather is known to cause the wood to swell a bit and will bind up a smooth opening.

Fixing broken locks


At times fixing a broken lock can be easy. You start by removing the lock by simply unscrewing the two screws that hold it together. These screws are usually located on the inside. Look at the lock and make sure that the shaft is aligned properly. A shaft in most locks connects both halves of your handle and deadbolt mechanism. If these do not fit properly together it is what is causing your lock to stick or appear broken. Simply align the shaft and reassemble everything again. Now check the lock.

Lock expert’s tip: When you are fixing a stuck interior lock like the one in your bathroom you should check and see if the cotter pin or a spring hinge on the lock’s handle is disengaged. In most cases this is very simple to fix and will do away with the issues you’re facing. This often occurs when a person tries to force the door by turning a handle more than it is intended to be turned against a lock.

Fixing tight locks

If your lock feels tight this can easily be remedied with some pneumatic oil on the sides of the key. Just insert back the key and remove it a few times until the lock does not stick. One it is clear add one more drop to the key and open and close your door multiple times until your lock feels free.


Electromagnetic Lock

Electronic magnetic locks are a locking device which consists of an electromagnet and a holding plate.

The magnetic lock is suitable for both in-swing and out-swings doors. They are ideal for applications from cupboard doors through to high use commercial glass doors. They are mainly used on Tampa glass doors where drilling or cutting into the door is not an option. Most installations are surface mounted with the cabling or wiring inserted into the cavity of the wall, ceiling, frame or wooden door, out of view.

These electromagnetic locks are fire rated up to 4hrs on fire doors.

They are fail safe, which means in case of power failure, the magnetic locks unlocks.


  • Fail Safe
  • Silent Operation, no buzzing sound.
  • Holding force 1125lb
  • Field selectable dual voltage
  • Instantaneous release
  • Aluminium Finish
  • Locked or unlocked LED light indication.

If you require further information, please feel free to contact us at anytime.


Digital Codelock CL2000

With fast, easy programming up to 80 different user codes via the keypad, the CL2000 series is ideal for a wide range of entry control applications such as health, education, commercial and residential environments.

Electronic functionality provides major benefits over mechanical locks, such as programming at the keypad, multiple codes, one-time user codes and soft press use of buttons.

Operation  from code pad side is by key or entering in the correct code and turning knob, inside operation is via a turn knob or pull down lever which is unlocked at all times, free to egress.

–          Can be used with deadlatches, mortice locks or nightlatches where locks are not supplied with digital.

–          Allows up to 80 user codes and 10 1 time user codes.

–          Codes can be 4, 5 or 6 digits long.

–          On door programming via master code.

–          LED indicates locked or unlocked.

–          Over 80,000 operations from 4 x AA cells (supplied with lock).

–          Low battery warning.

–          “Code free” (passage mode0 free to enter and exit at all times setup from keypad.

–          12 months warranty.

We have been installing this series of digital lock for the past 2 years with no warranty call back, we have been even using it on our store room for over 2 years now without a single hitch, batteries have not even gone flat yet! Tested, proven, impressed and highly recommended. Call us on (02) 9232 8839 for further information or demonstration.

What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

Locksmiths generally offer sales service and installation of all locking systems. Locksmiths highly specialise in key duplication. Locksmiths have a deep insight on property security and offer security surveys and on the spot solutions. Locksmiths also specialise in safes. A skillful Locksmith can unlock, manipulate open locking systems. Today’s locksmiths mostly are keeping up to date with the latest in security technology, they are licensed to supply, service and also install electronic security, such as access control, CCTV and Alarms. If there is anything you require relating to Security, you now know to contact your local Locksmith.

If you require more information on our industry, please feel free to contact us at anytime, we would be more that happy to better explain to you what Locksmith do.

Where to go for a Key Cut

Where to go for a Key Cut

Where to go for a Key Cut

When you require a key cut, I recommend you take your key into a Locksmith shop to have it cut.

The reason I say this, is that locksmiths deeply understand the ins and outs of a locking system and when they are cutting a key, they can pin point any imperfections of a key cut.

Locksmiths generally use state of the art key cutting machines. However, from time to time, key machine cutters tend to wear out and become out of alignment.  A key machine to a Locksmith is his/her tool and can be instantly re-aligned by them.

They use it many times throughout there working day. It becomes a part of them.

A locksmith instantly notices when their key machine is out of alignment and has the knowledge and skill to replace worn parts or apply adjustments to the machine for perfect cutting at all times.

When a Locksmith detaches the key from the key machine after cutting, they can instantly notice if the key is cut correctly before handing it over to you.

The return of badly cut key to an accredited locksmith store is next to none.

Most key cutting stores (non accredited locksmiths) such as Hardware’s and Shoe Repair’s generally use basic key cutting machines. Their employees are generally offered basic training in key duplication. They rely on the key machine to cut the key and most of the time cannot pick up when a key is cut incorrectly.

At times, we are called in to these stores to assist them with calibrating their key machines.

Annoyed Customers are coming into our shop frequently to have their keys re-cut which did not when cut from a non locksmith key cutter, when asked where they got their key cut at, we generally know the answer before they tell us. So now you know where to go for your key cutting if you want to be assured that that your newly cut key is actually going to work your lock.

Change Locks When Moving In

Change Locks When Moving In

Change Locks When Moving In

When moving into your new premise, ask yourself this, “do I really know for sure how many copies of entry keys into my premise there are out there and who may have them?” Once you ask yourself this, it should come to you that action is required to eliminate unwanted person having access to your premise without your authorisation or knowledge. Best way to prevent them and surely secure your premise is to immediately call a Locksmith to re-key your front door locks and provide you with a new set of keys. It is a fairly quick procedure, usually about 20 minutes on-site and of little disruption. On most occasions, the Locksmith may attend your site the same day you call. The task for the hired Locksmith is to make sure the existing keys no longer work. You can be assured that you are the only key carrier presenting you with total knowledge and control of how many copies of keys there are.

Total cost to have a Master Locksmith attend to your premise to change your front standard door keylock and provide you with a new set of keys should cost under $100.00. This small investment is towards your peace of mind and assurance that no other is holding your key. Call us at anytime, we can arrange a professional Locksmith to attend your premise anywhere in Sydney at anytime.

There are 2 types of new owners or tenants in this situation, intractable ones that run the risk by not willing to take action and clever ones that immediately take safety precautions before harm occurs. Which one are you?

Locksmiths & Their Abilities

Locksmiths & Their Abilities

Locksmiths & Their Abilities

Most of us often turn to a locksmith in the event of a burglary. We ask a locksmith to improve the safety of our house so that we don’t have to face such a situation again. But it’s already too late. What precious valuables we had indoors is long gone and we can only blame ourselves for not acting faster and hiring the services of a locksmith earlier.

Locksmiths have the ability to ensure that your house, office, etc is safe and no unauthorized individual can enter. When your locks are faulty, locksmiths can repair or replace them, especially if they have been super-glued. If you lose your key, locksmiths come to your aid within minutes to make and provide you with new keys on the spot.

You can buy the besy locks that are available in the market to ensure that your home is safe and that there is no uninvited person entering your home; but what happens when you lose the key to your locks. You are locked out. There is no way to enter your own house (without damaged) and this can be a frustrating event. This is when you would need a locksmith to get you back up on your feet right away.

Locksmiths take their profession seriously and passionately. You can call them to repair your locks, pick open locks, make new keys to your locks, or just to improve the safety of your property by upgrading your existing security. You security is their priority and they make sure that your interest is always kept in mind. After all, it’s better to be safe than to be sorry.


Locksmith Round-The-Clock

Don’t we all just love it when we get everything we need at anytime we need it? We don’t really like waiting for hours to get something that we need in a time of desperation. We love quick service and the faster the solution gets to us, the better it is.

Locksmith services are mostly provided round the clock to tackle every uninvited situation that you are faced with, in terms of your locks. If you’re coming home from a late night party and don’t remember where your keys are, call the locksmith, he’ll get you in within minutes. If you’re late to catch your flight and you’ve locked yourself out of your car, call the locksmith again, he’ll fix that for you in a jiffy.

Round the clock locksmith services or 24 hours locksmith services are extremely beneficial for any customer and that is why it is widely offered with most packages. The round the clock service is meant to give your convenience a priority and hence provide service at all times. It’s the most appealing service that locksmiths offer and a really handy one too.

Locksmiths are well equipped with some of the most advanced tools to open locked doors instantly. The best part is that round the clock locksmith services are surprisingly affordable. This really gives this service the edge over other features of a locksmith package. Having something reliable at the press of a button certainly seems to entice everyone.

Round the clock locksmith services are here to make your life a lot easier, so why not take advantage of them?


Hiring a Professional Locksmith

Master Locksmith

The advantages of hiring a professional locksmith are several. You can choose to save a little money by hiring the services of locksmiths who are not professionals, but you would be putting a lot at risk by doing so. You need a locksmith who you can rely on completely to take care of all your residential and office security needs, and that is why a professional locksmith is so important.

A professional locksmith would cater to your situation at any time of the day because they operate in a 24×7 window. They take care of any emergencies that you have and handle your situation swiftly and efficiently. Professional locksmiths use all the right equipment while handling your locks and ensure that you are provided with only the best high tech lock systems.

Professional locksmiths would recommend what type of lock system to use depending on your doors, area of living and the type of security you want to provide to your house. They also ensure that you are given backup keys for you to have convenience over limitation. They are fully capable of handling all kinds of door locks, be it glass, steel or wood and they install trustworthy locking systems for your home and office to ensure that you’re secure at all times.

Whether you get locked out of your house or of your car, you can always call a professional locksmith and be fully assured that they would arrive at the spot as fast as they can and unlock that door for you.

Locksmiths should be capable and reliable and provide you with their services at all times and that is why hiring a professional locksmith is one decision that you would never regret.