Locked yourself out of your house? broke your key or lost it? Locksmith Ruud offers help less than 30 minutes from taking your call. Your door will be openend fast, for a low price and without damaging it.
We offer services in the following regions:
Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Badhoevedorp, Diemen, Duivendrecht, Landsmeer, Abcoude, Muiden, Weesp, Ouderkerk a/d Amstel, Vinkeveen, Halfweg, Hoofddorp, Haarlem and Zaandam.
It will probably happen to everyone once: You're in a hurry, leave your home, close the door and realize to late that you forgot the key. If you have a spare key somewhere the problem is usualy easily solved.
However, did you leave the forgotten key in the lock, on the inside, then most of the (Dutch) locks don't work on the outside anymore. The spare key will go in but can not be turned. Don't try using force! The only thing you can achieve with that is either breaking your key or damaging the lock. It's best to call a locksmith then.
Locksmith Ruud can help you out. In most cases we can open your door without damaging the lock. You can then still use the same key.
Locksmith Ruud also replaces and repairs locks. The locks we provide have (unless not applicable) the SKG quality mark and are always offered for the lowest possible price. You'll never overpay.
If you want to change your locks but want to know the costs first, just call us. You can also use our contact form...
Ninety percent of all burglaries are either committed in poorly secured homes (unsafe hinges and locks) or are due to negligence.
It's important to have good quality hinges and locks on your doors and windows.Good quality locks can be recognized by the SKG quality mark.
SKG is an independent authority that tests locks and other home security devices on burglary resistance. Based on the time burglars will need to open a lock a number of stars will be allocated. That can be 1, 2 or 3 stars with 3 giving the highest level of protection. The SKG mark is always visibly engraved on the lock, security fitting, etc.
It's just as important however to always follow a couple of simple precautionary measures:
Since a couple of years core pulling of cilinders has become a very popular burglary method in the Netherlands. The core pulling technique makes it possible for burglars to open a door within a minute and without making much noise.
Fortunately there are ways to protect yourself against this.
You can either:
Advantage of the latter is that it is immediately recognizable for burglars. They will problably not even try.
Core and snap protected cilinders on the other hand are not always easily identified as such. Burglars usualy only find out when trying (in vain). They will not get in but your cilinder will be damaged.
Although core and snap protected cilinders offer great protection, the downside (in case of a failed burglary attempt) is that you will need a locksmith to open your door. In most cases you then have to replace your expensive cilinder and problably also the security fitting as well.
Locksmith Ruud offers a variety of services related to Home Security. Besides opening doors and changing locks and security fittings we also give advice on other ways to protect your house against burglary, such as anti burglary strips, aditional side locks, barriere rods, etc.
Not sure if the security of your house is sufficient? Just call us or use our contact form for free advice.