About Us

Who we are, what we do, and something about us...

Guardian Locksmiths 24Hrs

Started by two brothers, Andy and Bob who have a passion for delivering a cost effective, quality service for all Commercial, Residential and Automotive locksmith and glazing requirements

We have several vehicles carrying the full suite of tools and equipment, on-call 24 x 7 x 365 serving domestic and commercial customers throughout South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire including Leeds, York, Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Grantham, Leicester, Lincoln and surrounding areas

We are a 24 hours Emergency mobile locksmith company specialising in Commercial, Residential and Automotive access offering non-destructive entry to property and vehicles, lock replacement and security upgrades. We also offer boarding up, glazing and keyholder services for vulnerable persons

Our friendly and helpful team are all DBS checked, fully insured and professionally trained. Affiliated with Nationwide Locksmiths, Police registered and members of Which? Trusted Traders scheme, no job is too small or too big

Locks constantly evolve and being a locksmith requires constant attention to developments in the marketplace. We also design and develop locksmith tools and training aids for other locksmiths

Our Promise

Our service based on good old fashioned family values has proven to be second to none. Whatever your requirements, we pride ourselves on providing a quality product, at a competitive price, with a high level of customer service that you won't get anywhere else, contact us for more information

We offer these services

  • Home, Work and Vehicle access
  • Lock replacement and upgrade
  • Lock repair
  • Boarding up
  • Lost key replacement
  • Spare keys cut
  • Glass filming
  • Glazing
  • Spare Keyholder
  • Insurance work
  • Security reviews and upgrades
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Supply of locks and other security equipment to trade clients

Our Team

Andy Carruthers

Andrew originally trained as an electronics engineer in the Royal Air Force before moving into software design and development. He designs and builds electrical modifications to Jaguar cars and writes for the Jaguar Enthusiast Club magazine

His interest in locksmithing was born out of a desire to know more about car security systems and initially trained with Train Locksmiths specialising in automotive access and cloning techniques

Since his initial training, he has further trained as a Commercial and Residential locksmith and is proficient in tackling a wide range of jobs, many of which don't appear on any syllabus!

Andrew develops locksmith tools combining his electronics and software development background with 3D printing - if you are interested, look here to deliver innovative and unique products

Andy leads the team, he has a gift for problem solving and is a very hands-on, pragmatic, delivery focussed person

Bob Carruthers

My working life started in a chicken factory, not a chosen career, more a determination to be self supportive and a belief that rewards come from hard work

Quickly moved into a technical environment, working for GEC for 9 years, during that time I spent a few years in the TA - Royal Engineers

I guess I always had it inside me to strike out as self employed, and after meeting my wife Deb, we decided it was time to take on a public house, fast forward 5 years and after a very successful time as a landlord we embarked on a 10 year career as event caterers

It was towards the end of this period that I realised my life ambition, to be a Locksmith, I either had the time or the money, never both, and out of the blue my big brother Andy gave me the opportunity to realise this.

12 months later we have 3 vans on the road, and a thriving business, I get to help people in dire need and life is good, really good

Simon Carruthers

Our cousin Simon joined us recently and brings a wealth of construction related experience to our team as evidenced when boarding up 177 openings! Simon is a grafter and a real pleasure to work with, he delivers in spades and recently qualified as our third locksmith - nothing phases him

After several years in the ever depleting construction and industrial sectors which included machine operating, product manufacturing and servicing, combined with a few years of life on the open road as a fully qualified hazardous chemicals class 1 HGV driver I decided to take on a different challenge.

The lock industry,  this type of work had escaped my interest until Bob and Andy ( my 2 cousins ) started up Guardian Locksmiths 24/7. After much deliberation and unsure if it was for me, I took the plunge and jumped onboard, I soon realized that the job was far more than just replacing a lock or oiling a sticky door, I attended and passed my level 3 locksmiths qualifications and haven't had a moment to look back, from making vulnerable folk feel safe in their homes to helping people gain access to their property when they have lost or broken their keys or boarding up that broken window, the job satisfaction is endless

Laurie Smith

Laurie is an ex-Metropolitan Police officer and has more than twenty five years of experience in Sales and Marketing.

With a clear understanding of customer expectations his primary role is to help grow the business and contribute to the strategic development plan whilst ensuring that client expectations are met

Laurie was trained in Santa Barbara California in automated marketing process and enjoys keeping up to speed with the very latest developments in digital technology. He continually invests in his own personal education and self-development

Our Work

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Our Certificates

Bettaserve Limited (07874535) Certificate of Incorporation

VAT Registration Certificate (241 5812 25) VAT Registration Certificate

Bob Carruthers NCFE

Andy Carruthers Certificate of Excellence

Combined Liability Insurance Company Insurance

Waste Carrier Registration CBDU155519

Which? Trusted Trader Endorsement

DBS certificates are available on request

We are based in Lincoln, Newark, Doncaster and Scunthorpe serving domestic customers throughout South Yorkshire and the East Midlands

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