Welcome to Empire Locksmiths

At Empire Locksmiths we take pride in our fast, reliable and honest service. We believe that our customers deserve the best service at the best possible rates. We are based in Ampthill and have convenient links to the A1, M1 and the A6 and cover Beds, Herts & Bucks.

We are a local independent locksmith which means your call wont be put through to a call centre, you will be speaking directly to an accredited, CRB checked locksmith who can offer you advice or a free quotation quickly and easily.

Why Choose Empire Locksmiths?

We can help you with all your lock problems, whether you have timber or uPVC doors, lost keys, keys broken in locks, broken locks, or just need an upgrade in home or commercial security. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quotation or advice.

All of our staff are fully qualified, CRB checked and approved, and our work is fully insured and guaranteed for 12 months.  Customer care and quality is always of the utmost importance to us, so all of our locks are supplied and fitted to BS 3621 and non-destructive entry is always our first approach.

Secure Your Empire

Empire Locksmiths offer a free security check for your home, but there’s a lot of information readily available to help you gain some knowledge on how best to secure your home, and what to do in cases where action needs to be taken.  Below you’ll find selected articles from our blog.

What are BS3621 locks?

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

BS3621 Locks Explained For insurance companies these days, you'll be asked whether the locks on your property are BS3621 approved. This is a question we're often asked so we'll explain a little about the [...]

What to do if you’ve been burgled

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

If you're the victim of a break-in, we really have a great deal of sympathy for you. We've seen first hand how having your home burgled is often a frightening and emotionally traumatic experience, and [...]

Hiring a Locksmith: Precautions

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Hiring a locksmith should be a simple affair, but that's not always the case. Since there is no government-based licensing for the industry, it's possible for anyone to effectively set up shop as a locksmith, [...]

What is a Mortice Lock?

July 15th, 2016|0 Comments

A mortice lock is a lock that requires a pocket (or a mortice) to be cut into the door or piece of furniture into which the lock is to be fitted. Mortice locks may also [...]