Mr Scott Glover
Skills & expertise
Skills & expertise
Hi There I am Scott Glover the owner of JDS Locks and I have been a locksmith for over 10 years, I trained with the Institute of certified locksmiths and gained an advanced locksmith qualification. I run JDS Locks from home along with my wife Karen. I cover Epsom, Tadworth, Banstead and all surrounding areas.
What makes me different from other locksmiths out there? Firstly I think it is extremely important for all my customers past, present or future to never feel that they are being pressured into a "sale", I always try to take as much information as possible to see if there is an alternative solution. For example; You may be locked in and need to have your door opened, but its Saturday and weekend rates are usually a little more expensive. I would ask you if you had another way to get out and maybe wait till Monday when my rates are cheaper, I never want my customers to feel worried about being 'ripped off'. I have had lots of experience where a customer has been charged extortionate prices, and been told that they need unnecessary works carried out.
What do I charge? Some locksmiths charge an emergency call out fee, I will never charge this, I have a flat hourly weekday rate, and a flat hourly weekend rate. All parts are charged on top. I will always be upfront about the cost to yourself and I always explain fully what I am charging for, no hidden costs!
What about the cost of any materials needed? The cost varies depending on brand and product I always carry a range of different brands from Union to Era, and even high security locks like ABS. Once again I will always make you fully aware of the cost and will never go ahead with any works that you do not want.
What if you don't have what is needed to do the job? I always stock a range of locks, handles and other security products, but if I don't have what you need on the van, I will go to my suppliers the same day if during office hours and collect the parts if they are in stock. If they are not available, I will make an appointment to come back and finish the works at your convenience. It is unusual for stock not to be available but I will always make sure your property is secure before leaving site.
Do you guarantee your work? Yes I guarantee my workmanship and parts for a year as long as you keep the original receipt to show works carried out.
I really believe that it is important to be honest, friendly and professional, if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help!
The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade
Fixed lock on broken French windows
Scott provided an excellent service to us - he quickly diagnosed the issue and then ordered the part to fix the issue, leaving the doors locked in the meantime to make sure we were safe in the house
Repair Door Handles
Very prompt and reliable service from Scott.Repaired 3 door handles for me and was charged a very reasonable price for the job. I would definitely recommend this company and I would use them again. I also like the fact that they are a family run business and this is what caught my eye when I was looking for a Locksmith.Excellent service!
To replace Front Door Lock
Have used JD Locks before so knew he was reliable and quick. Due to someone losing my key with my address I had to have the locks changed ASAP. Measured on 6th replaced on 7th. Plus with the extra keys I needed. Scott is Efficient and pleasant and I would highly recommend him for all your lock needs.
Upvc window not opening . Lock mechanism replaced
My kitchen window would not open suddenly . I made contact via checks trade on a Friday and Scott called me immediately, he was very patient on time , visited property and explained to me the problem and gave me a very reasonable quote . He ordered the part and replaced the locking mechanism right after the bank holiday as I contacted him on Friday . . Excellent workmanship , punctual ,reasonable charges , very kind and helpful . I wound recommend him to anyone who is looking for a prompt and helpful locksmith .
Correct misalignment on patio door
Scott showed up quickly, rectified the problem and was extremely efficient. Would definitely use this company again!
Replace front door lock
Very speedy and courteous response to our call for help. Front door lock replaced and tested with no drama. Reasonable charge included new lock - very happy with results. Highly recommend Scott and his company.
- Domestic Work
- Commercial Work
- Free Estimates
- 24 Hour Call-out
- Cards Accepted
Epsom, Banstead, Tadworth, Kingswood, Ewell, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Bookham, Dorking, Sutton, Wallington, Carshalton and surrounding areas