Emergency Locksmiths

Barry Security Centre & Locksmiths are the peoples choice of Emergency Locksmith in Barry, Cardiff, Penarth, Bridgend and all other areas of the Vale of Glamorgan.

If you are trapped outside your property please call us immediately on 01446 740119 or 07899 677 698 and let us know where you are. We will get to you as quickly as possible to help you.

If we are unavailable or cannot get to you fast enough, we can pass your details onto another local company who will assist you.

  1. Stay calm! The most important thing to do is to try not to panic! Things will seem worse if you don't stay calm, and the situation could be made worse by not thinking clearly. 

  2. Where is the spare? Have you left a spare key with a neighbour or family member? If you have, call them or give them a knock. We still recommended that you give us a call and consider changing your locks, because it is possible that somebody may have found, or stolen, the key that you have lost.

  3. Do not mess with the lock! Attempting to interfere with or pick your own lock may cause damage to it, making it even more difficult to open.

  4. Do not call the emergency services! Call us instead, on 01446 740119 or 07899 677 698. In 2012 reports showed that the London Fire Brigade was called out almost hourly to non-emergencies, totalling around 20 per day, where people were simply in need of a locksmith. Over the years this is estimated to have cost the taxpayer in excess of 5 million pounds! (source: BBC News)

  5. Call a local locksmith! Always make sure that you are dealing with a known and trustworthy accredited locksmith. A credible locksmith will carry ID, so make sure to ask to see it before asking them to gain entry into your property!

  6. Check DBS! Be sure that any locksmith entering you property is DBS checked. This used to be CRB checked. Barry Security Centre & Locksmiths owner, Matthew Cullen, is fully DBS checked.

  7. Check the new locks! Always make sure that any replacement locks you have fitted are to a British Standard. Not only is this important for your peace of mind, but also in terms of meeting the requirements set by your Home Insurance Provider.

  8. Stay OFF Social Media! Don’t run to Facebook or any other form of Social Media to tell everybody that you are locked out. As tempting as it may be to share your latest #lockedout or #fail post, remember that anyone can see your post and shows that you, your family and your property are potentially vulnerable! However, once Barry Security Centre & Locksmiths have helped you into your property please tell everybody and leave us a review!

  9. Replace! If the reason you needed a locksmith was because you have lost or misplaced your keys be sure you replace all of the locks that relate to those keys! Whether this is your shed, garage, car or house. Don't forget to replace any spares that you friends or family have held for you. If you have keys for your workplace, be sure to inform them as well, as they may want to replace their locks as well.

  10. Do not break in! Never try to cut costs by attempting to break in to your own property. In doing so you risk causing harm to yourself as well as damage to your property.

10 tips if you are locked out of your house

* If you are unable to get into or out of your property please call us on 07889 667 698 *


Even if you don't need a locksmith now, save this number to your mobile in case you need us in the future!


5 star service and price.

Was at my property within and hour, did a great job securing my property.

Would highly recommend to anyone!

An excellent service at an affordable price, Matthew is a great guy who always goes the extra mile for his customers, his response and call out service is second to none, a very professional and excellent service, I won't go anywhere else.

Incredible service received this evening, he was quick to arrive, he was friendly, incredibly informative and gave advice that made our property much more secure. Overall an outstanding customer service - highly recommended, thank you very much!

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Have an enquiry about our products or services?

If you have any questions about our products or services, please drop in and see us at 119a Park Crescent, Barry or call us on 01446 740119 or 07899 677 698. Alternatively, if your enquiry is not urgent, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to send us your message. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions that you would like to ask us, please contact us using the form below.

Our shop is in Barry. We are proud to serve Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also cover Cardiff, Penarth and Bridgend.

Areas We Cover

Call us on 01446 740119 or 07899 677 698

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