South Shields
South Tyneside

 • No call out fee •

• No VAT •

• Rapid Response •


Lost Keys • Broken Keys • Keys snapped in lock • Superglued locks • Jammed or stiff locks • Broken locks and more...


Locks changed • New locks fitted • Damaged locks replaced • Locks Updated and more...


Police & Insurance approved locks • High Security Locks • Snap-safe locks • Anti-drill locks • Garden gate/shed locks and more...


Multi-point locking mechanisms • Fix jamming Doors • uPVC window opening • Broken handles replaced • Door adjustments and more...


ABS LOCKSMITH SERVICES NORTH EAST are based in South Shields and cover most areas of the north east including County Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland.


We specialise in a range of locksmith services including gaining access, non-destructive entry, lock fitting, lock replacement, lock repairs, lock servicing and maintenance, as well as security upgrades.


Working with homeowners, businesses, private landlords, letting agents and property management companies, we deliver an efficient and reliable service with minimum disruption.


We work with both domestic and business customers providing solutions to improve the security of your property, including lock replacements and high security snap-safe lock upgrades. We offer contract work to suit commercial projects.


We are fully accredited by City & Guilds and NCFE and all of our workmanship is carried out to the highest standards, with excellent customer service and support. We are fully insured and DBS checked.


Our pricing structure is fair and transparent with no hidden charges, no call out fees and no VAT to add on either.

FACT: Approximately 70% of all domestic break-ins are done through a front or back door


Below are some of the most common services that ABS Locksmiths offer. If your requirement isn’t listed below please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.


ABS LOCKSMITH SERVICES NE provide a full emergency locksmith service which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you are locked out of your home or business, or have become an unfortunate victim of burglary we are here to help.



A lot of the time locks and mechanisms can be repaired and serviced rather than replaced, which saves you money and a lot of hassle. Things like sticking keys, stiff mechanisms or doors that are catching can all be rectified, but make sure you act quickly as the longer these problems are left the more the keys and locks tend to be ‘forced’ which increases the chances of failure and unwanted lock outs. Don’t delay contact us today!



If a lock is beyond repair or needs replacing then we have access to a wide range of stock to enable us to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We can replace locks with like-for-like or if needed, install high security locks for increased protection from intruders.



Euro Cylinders: If your front or back doors are fitted with standard euro cylinder locks then a burglar could break into your home in less than 10 seconds. If you don’t believe us, watch the video below. 

Sadly, there are horrible people out there that do this and the consequences for victims of burglary can be devastating. PLEASE DON’T BECOME A VICTIM OF LOCK SNAPPING. If you do have these standard euro cylinder locks fitted then we would highly recommend that they are upgraded to a snap-safe cylinder lock.

ABS LOCKSMITH SERVICES NE offer the highest rated 3-star sold secure diamond locks. These locks are rated to TS007 British Standard, and are recommended by the police and insurance companies. We also offer locks that come with a £1,000 manufacturer’s guarantee. Should a burglary take place within 5 years from the date of installation and entry was achieved by snapping their lock then the manufacturer will pay you £1,000. Terms and conditions apply, must be activated within 28 days of installation.


Mortice locks: If you have a mortice lock (usually found on wooden doors and use a ‘skeleton’ type key) then we recommend these locks should be a 5-lever British Standard. Again, we only use police and insurance approved locks. If you are unsure what type of lock you have fitted then contact us for advice.

uPVC Door Repairs

If you notice your uPVC door is becoming difficult to close or lock then contact us immediately so we can try and resolve the issue before it gets any worse, otherwise you risk becoming locked in or out! Often doors need to realigned where they have dropped slightly over the years. uPVC locking mechanisms will often start to fail after years of constant use too. A sagging door handle is a classic sign that your door mechanism is starting to fail, if you notice this on your uPVC doors then get in touch with us and we’ll be happy help.


uPVC Window Opening

If you can’t open your uPVC windows then get in touch. We can open them and also change the handles, locks and keys if required. Absolutely essential for fire-safety.



If your shed or wooden garden gate is secured using a padlock then this is no deterrent for a thief. ABS Locksmith Services can secure your gate or shed with a solid, high security lock that can’t be easily accessed, prised open, or snapped off like a padlock can.

FACT: 85% of lock break-ins are done by snapping the lock