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Pick-a-lock Cyprus
Your Paphos Mobile Locksmith, with all the latest equipment and techniques.
Your Paphos Mobile Locksmith, with all the latest equipment and techniques.


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I have been coming to Cyprus for 12/13 years now, since buying a holiday home here.

I decided to move here permanently in December 2008, to get out of the rat race, and live to work culture at home, and increasingly finding the bureaucracy of working in construction as a commercial carpet and floor layer very difficult and frustrating.

I am a Scuba Diver qualified to Master Scuba Diver level, and I worked for 2 years on a diving operation, amongst other things.

I had a background in locksmithing, so I saw an opening as a British locksmith, serving the expats predominantly at much fairer prices.

So I started Pick a Lock around 6 years ago, while working part time as a British School Caretaker, and it has gone from strength to strength, far better than I ever expected.

I have worked hard at promoting my business, and myself as being polite, hard working, helpful, and prepared to go the extra mile to keep my customers happy.

The work can be challenging at times, to secure properties, which were built when crime levels here were extremely low, and finding the right quality products, that are to be effective, and fit for purpose.

Where possible and compatible, I use British Standard products bought in from the UK, or locally sourced quality products.

I work for some of the biggest Holiday Rental companies, letting agents, and property management companies. I have done work for the Police and Court warrants, and many shops and businesses here.

I love working here, easy to get around, with no stupid health & Safety restrictions, risk assessments, and Method statements, I just get on with the job in hand to the best of my ability, and safely.

I am looking to continuing with the work that I enjoy doing, for many more years yet.

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My 2nd Smart lock Installed today, good bit of kit.
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I got called out last night at 1.00 AM to Aphrodite Hills.
Guests just arrived at a holiday apartment to find the the lock was not working, they were tired and not amused, rightly so.
The owner in UK called me to get it sorted out, which I did.
He told me the last guests and the cleaners had said the lock had become increasingly difficult to use in the last few weeks.
These problems rarely get better, If I had been called a few days ago, it would have cost half the money to sort out, and the guests would not have been so badly inconvenienced.
If you have a lock that is playing up, get it sorted quickly, because you can be sure it will finally break at the most inconvenient time.
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Went to a flat in Mandria today, the lady said the key was just turning round and round, and sure enough it was, took the cover off, and this is what I found, the cylinder had been snapped, but the broken half put back in with tape behind the cover to stop it being pulled or to fall out, so they could return later to rob the place. So I installed a snap safe cylinder as replacement.
So be aware folks, If you look after a property for absent owners, check all the locks have not been tampered with, give them a good pull.
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I had a very full day today, I got a call from a property management company in Tersafanou, just this side of Larnaca.
They covered my costs for spending the day on a big development, opening doors and a Keysafe, fixing broken locks, and fitting a deadlock.
They were very happy with my work, and attitude to it, a very satisfying day.
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I fitted these today to a villa in Aphrodite Hills, to help better secure some aluminium Bi-Fold, and wooden French tilt and turn patio doors, following a number of break in's there.
I think they look neat, and should be very effective against forced entry.
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Another Deadlock fitted to add that extra door security to a property in Kissonerga yesterday.
Want one fitted to your door, call Pick A lock on 97744121
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Locked out of our home today, called Paul and although he was in Limassol he got to us as fast as he could, not an easy job but he got us back in with a new lock fitted in no time, thank you Paul, top man, highly recommended
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Another mad day in Mandria.
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Busy day today, and a lot of miles covered, Open a difficult door in Coral Bay, then to Mandria, (again), then open 2 doors in Pissouri, then Latchi to open a safe, all before 1.30 PM.
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