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Technical Opening

Stepps, North Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

About

We are primarily a family owned Security Company offering a diverse range of Locksmiths Services.

We are one of Scotland's best equipped Safe Opening companies and also offer extensive Auto-Locksmith capabilities.

Carl is a qualified Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).

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Reviews (28)

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21 January 2021

Can't recommend Carl enough! Lost my car key with no spare and he was there and had a new one cut ASAP ☺️ great service and great prices xx

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21 December 2020

Prompt and professional service. A quick initial visit to assess the problem and an honest quote (labour + materials) to confirm we were happy to go ahead, Carl came back with the replacement component & carefully approached the problem, got it sorted without any damage whatsoever. Thank you. We highly recommend Technical Opening More...

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18 November 2020

Huge thanks to Carl. Ordered a safe back on February and then Covid-19 lockdown hit... He has held onto the safe until today where he came out to install it. He even looked at another issue I had while he was on site. Thanks again and hope your family enjoy getting the dining room back! An amazing friendly guy who I'll definitely recommend to others. More...

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15 September 2020

Can't thank Carl enough for helping me out when other companies didn't even have the decency to give a quote or once they'd said they'd do it I'd never hear from them again. Carl kept in touch from the 1st message sent with a brilliant quote, far lower than other companies, he was working another job before mine & made it clear he could have some difficulties on that job so kept me updated on when he'd arrive. Once here he'd made me a new key in no time at all. Such a friendly guy too! Thanks very much again Carl I really appreciate it, I'll be sure to recommend you if any friends ever need a new car key. 5* from me ️ More...

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23 August 2020

Locksmith

Helped me in the midst of a tough situation. Very professional and efficient. Great customer service

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5 August 2020

Locksmith

Carl was fantastic from the very first conversation. He was both helpful and polite at all times and was willing to help when others were not. He kept me informed what was happening and spent a lot of time giving me advice and choices and very helpful pricing. I would definitely recommend Carl above others for his honesty and sound advice. More...

20 April 2020

Can’t thank Carl enough helping my daughter with her front door on a time like this. Very professional & fast. Even took a look at the back door as was having problems with it and knew what the problem was right away. Again thank you Carl, all the best. More...

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22 March 2020

Carl helped me out twice at short notice...once late on a Sunday evening when I was in a panic...but he was there so quick both times and did a fantastic job. Price was great too. Highly recommended More...

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5 March 2020

Carl is so knowledgeable and reliable. We got exactly what we wanted without any pressure. A professional who comes highly recommended.

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8 October 2019

prompt effiicent service. First class.

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6 March 2019

Excellent service. Highly recommend. A very nice and honest gentleman who replaced a broken door lock. Gave me plenty of options and good advice. Reasonably priced. Thanks very much Carl More...

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6 October 2018

The service we got from Carl was amazing. We had a few problems with locks and sorted them all out. Professional from start to finish. Would highly recommend him.

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6 October 2018

Excellent service, arrived promptly and quickly identified the problem and had it sorted in less than 20 minutes. New mechanism in place, cleaned up and tidy work - what more could you ask for. Friendly and very reasonable price, highly recommended. More...

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6 September 2018

Thank you for your good work today and advice. Very grateful for your honesty and ability to fix my broken key situation rather than charge me for a new lock etc. a rare quality these days! I will happily recommended you to family and friends. Thank you. More...

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23 July 2018

Carl Elsegood has done a number of jobs for me and I have always been delighted with the outcome. Carol-Ann Morrison

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23 July 2018

Very professional, high standard of materials & workmanship - would highly recommend.

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23 July 2018

Carl and Campbell have just finished fixing the lock on our front door and realigning the front door. Excellent company. Professional, meticulous and extremely fair rates. Would definitely use again and strongly recommend to others. More...

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23 July 2018

I have used Technical Opening's services now on a few occasions Carl is very professional.
Highly recommend for any security upgrades or openings

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23 July 2018

Carl responded to our emergency on New Year's day. My elderly father was stuck in his flat due to a faulty lock. Carl identified issue and had freed him, with no damage to door, in time for New Year's dinner. It was a desperate morning for the family glad to have discovered Carl's expertise, professionalism & integrity. In addition although 1st Jan Carl didn't charge any special call out charge. More...

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23 July 2018

Thanks to Carl and his excellent instructions we were able to open a safe with pictures and e mails while we were visiting family in Spain. Fantastic service, quick replies to messages.
Highly recommended.
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23 July 2018

Carl is a great guy. Gave me great advice and made my home more secure. Definitely went the extra mile. Fantastic customer service 10/10

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23 July 2018

New locks put in home prior to attempted break ins in the neighbourhood. Team Elsegood were knowledgeable and efficient when putting them in and very thorough about the negative side to owning the original 'era' euro cylinder which are easily 'bumped'. There is no cost when it comes to keeping your family safe and Elsegood being a small family business, their number 1 priority is keeping you safe and secure. More...

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23 July 2018

Amazing service!! Very reasonable, knowledgeable and genuine. Will definitely be recommending and using again. Thank you.

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7 December 2017

I can't recommend this man highly enough. Faced with an emergency my elderly father needed urgent help with a garage lock after other companies said they'd have to order parts. Within half an hour Carl had the job done at no cost on this occasion as he took pleasure in helping someone in need. That's the kind of man you'll be getting !! More...

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10 September 2017

We were absolutely delighted with the service provided by Carl. The speed of response, courtesy and professionalism were first class and the cost was certainly value for money. I would highly recommend this company! More...

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18 June 2017

Was very pleased with the fast response and professionalism in which Carl allowed me access to my house after I lost my keys. I would highly recommend Technical Opening if you ever find yourself in a similar predicament. Thanks Carl. More...

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26 May 2017

Arrived within 25 mins of my key snapping in the lock. Well price, Quick and efficient. Would recommend

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18 February 2017

Carl was brilliant when he came to the aid of my daughter and I who were unable to open our front/back doors due to the keys being left inside them. He was totally reassuring and efficient. He came quickly and worked tirelessly until he got the job done. I would highly recommend. More...

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Q&As

Helping people out. OK, I know that sounds a bit much but we really do meet all manner of people from the very 'well heeled' to the 'pour souls' in life. Everyone has a story. Meeting people and delivering customer satisfaction is really very rewarding, so too is finding a way around a problem.

After a career as a Bomb Disposal Officer spanning 22 Years Service I wanted to escape the desk that was soon to become my prison! Whilst I enjoyed Command as a Major in the Army in some respects I was also tired of the bureaucracy and the 'Yes Man' culture that I felt betrayed what it is to be Public Servant. In addition, I wanted to settle my 2 amazing daughters in one location rather than move around. So, I though 'why not use my ability technically to problem solve'? Not long after starting, it became clear that we could strive to find solutions where other companies were templated by a lack of imagination or potential profitability. Every day is a school day!! We are still learning but that's because we strive for more.

It is almost unbelievable that work as a Locksmith is not in any way a 'regulated trade'!! That means pretty much anyone can claim to be a Locksmith, from any background.

We only employ 3 people, all of whom have undertaken a level of vetting with the Disclosure Scotland. In some cases (2), the level of vetting has been far higher with Defence Vetting at CT Check, Security Cleared (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV).

In essence, we have the Technical Qualification but also certified and scrutinised levels of personal integrity.

Services

We provide Car Keys and Van keys for most make and models for Spare Keys and 'All Keys Lost'.
We can also gain entry to vehicles using non-destructive entry techniques with tools such as picks and decoders specific to the car/van model.

We have one of the most comprehensive Safe Opening services in Scotland with capabilities far in excess of the average locksmith. We provide support to some major Safe suppliers including Dudley, Epic and Burg Wachter.