What a Locksmith Can Do for You

What a Locksmith Can Do for You.

If you are looking for a professional locksmith service, then look no further, we specialize in opening, replacing, servicing & upgrading all types of locks for domestic & commercial property. Whether you are a resident or visitor to the Dublin area, should you need the services of an experienced locksmith for your home or business, then you will want to work with a trusted and reliable locksmith. Our mobile locksmith service is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Some of the many services we provide:
Lock opening service, locks repaired, door lock fitting, locks keyed-alike, window locks, uPvc door locks, doors realigned, locks upgraded to insurance specifications, garage door locks repaired & upgraded, multipoint locks &additional security devices for doors & windows

Wise proverbs emphasize the importance of preparation and planning. Instead of waiting for an emergency to hit, why not be proactive right now and have your existing locks repaired, replaced or upgraded.

We offer free quotes, so let us know how we can be of service. The price we quote is the price we are going to deliver, absolutely no hidden charges. Pick up the phone and call us directly, you can also contact us thru text, email or social media for your convenience, no job is too big or small. There is no call out charge, you only pay when you are happy with the quoted price and work has commenced. Take full advantage of our state-of-the-art services, we use the latest locking technologies and equipment to ensure we deliver the best service possible. Please join our long list of satisfied customers today, you will be very glad you did.

Whether you require us to unlock doors, install new locks or upgrade your existing locks to high security Insurance rated locks, we are available 7 days a week to advise you on your security needs. We can also provide you with extra keys for your new locks so that you can be ready should an emergency strike. If you have any questions whatsoever, a professional Dublin locksmith is available to address any questions you may have.
Being in the locksmith business for as long as we have, there’s not much that we haven’t experienced, and our goal is to make any challenging experience as smooth as possible. Our pricing is very competitive; the service you will get is unmatched anywhere. Contact AHL – locksmiths Dublin today.

Servicing the community since 1998.

Home Security Tips


Home Security – 4 Simple Tips to Make Your Home More Secure

Having peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and secure from break-ins and intruders is priceless. Unfortunately, many home owners are unaware that their home is not as secure as it needs to be, to keep burglars away. To keep your family and your home safe, here are 4 things you can do to secure your home:

  1. Have More Than One Door Lock

One of the biggest mistakes many homeowners make is to only have a single lock on their exterior doors. If you have a standard wooden door like many Dublin homes, having at least one additional lock is essential. Having a professional locksmith install an insurance rated deadlock will help prevent break-ins and meet the requirements of your insurance provider.

  1. Consider Upgrading Your Cylinder Locks

The standard lock that comes with your door is very unsafe, especially if it is the only lock that stands between an intruder and your home. Many burglars use techniques such as lock snapping or cylinder pulling to quickly break into homes with a standard cylinder lock. To prevent this, upgrading your cylinder lock to a 3-star high security cylinder with anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-pick & anti-drill features, will prevent many of the popular break-in techniques being used.

  1. Install Window locks or sash Jammers

It isn’t just your doors that you have to worry about when upgrading your home’s security. Windows are also a popular point of entry for break-ins, so making sure you have quality window locks installed will prevent easy access for criminals. There are many different types of windows, with each one requiring a specific type of security lock to suit it. Whether you have a timber or uPvc window, sliding or casement, additional security window locks or sash jammers are available to suit most window types. Contact your local locksmith for the best advice on the right type of security lock for your windows.

  1. Use the locks you have and consider upgrading

If your door has a multipoint locking system installed, then using the full function of the door lock is vital. Most popular multipoint door locks have a nightlatch function, this is a small wedged shaped piece of metal the protrudes from the side of the door. When you pull the handle down from the inside, the wedge-shaped latch will withdraw into the door lock allowing the door to open. From the outside pulling the handle down won’t draw the latch back, and you will need a key to do this.

Many customers believe that just closing the door over, and using this nightlatch function is adequate enough to prevent a burglar from gaining access easily. Unfortunately, if you only use the night latch function, it is extremely easy to gain access, in some cases it only takes seconds to gain entry!

To fully utilize the functions of your multipoint locks, it is important to first lift the handle up, then lock the door with your key. This will secure all available locking points on your door, and also blocks the handles from going down. Any opportunistic burglar who approaches your door will know that your door is fully locked if handles don’t go down.

Most timber doors have locks that utilize a nightlatch function too, the most popular type of lock used is commonly referred to as a standard “Yale” nightlatch. Again, you use a lever or knob to exit from inside, and a key to enter. These locks offer basic security, and if this is all you have on your door then you should consider having an additional 5 lever British standard mortice deadlock installed, or upgrade your existing nightlatch to a British Standard high security lock. For ultimate security and peace of mind, having both types of high security locks installed, will greatly increase your doors security.

Need Help Securing Your Home? Get In Touch Today

If you need your home security upgraded, working with a professional locksmith and security expert is highly recommended. With over 18 years of experience providing home security all over Dublin, A Houlihan Locksmiths have the tools and expertise to assess your home’s security, and can advise you on the options available to safeguard your home. We offer a 7-day locksmith service in Dublin, and quotations are free, so contact us anytime through our website or by phone at 01-8313877.

Chubb Locks rebranded

Chubb Locks Re-branded


Due to brand licensing agreements, the Chubb brand will no longer continue on lock products that are sold to trade, and retail customers.

So, to continue to provide you with the quality and security you have come to trust from the Chubb brand, they will be supplying the same products, using the same technology, made in the same way, but under either the Union or Yale brands.

Apart from the name change, the Chubb range of lock products that customers know and trust, will continue virtually unchanged. The same quality, the same reliability & security – nothing has changed except the name.



With over 100 years in the locksmith industry, ASSA ABLOY has some of the World’s most recognizable brands. Unrivaled experience combined with innovation, and the value of being part of a global group, has enabled ASSA ABLOY UK to develop and deliver products, that have helped locksmiths adapt to the changing industry.

ASSA ABLOY UK and its locksmith brands have been on a journey, developing forward-thinking solutions and making the most of its global capabilities, whilst retaining the core values of a UK manufacturer based in the heart of the lock country.

“Although the name is changing, the products will remain ‘Chubb at Heart’”

New Property Owners

Locksmiths Advice on your new home!

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New Property

 Even though you may be inundated with moving tasks and your head swirling with to do lists, make sure that one of the first things on your priority list above all else, is changing your locks. Fortunately this task is an easy and inexpensive one for you. A.Houlihan Locksmiths can advise you on the various options available to you, and install quality locking devices for maximum security and peace of mind.


Have you changed your locks yet?

If the previous homeowners were anything like most homeowners, there are probably a plethora of people who have copies of the keys you now hold in your hands. Neighbors, friends, family, dog walkers, nannies, maids, even co workers might have free access to your home! You do not want any unexpected guests showing up at any given time and letting themselves in, whether you are home or not.

To prevent yourself from being the target of a crime, or even just minor inconvenience when someone you don’t know walks in, take the time and minor cost to change your locks.


A foreclosed house not only will have keys that might be with prior owners and whomever they handed them out to, but they also have copies circulating with real estate agents, auction companies, and mortgage companies.

New Homes

Even if you have purchase a new construction, changing the locks is important since most builders not only give out keys to sub-contractors as they finish the final portions of your new home but often times those locks are master keyed when installed so the builders and selling agents only need one key to enter all of their properties. There’s no telling how many of those master keys are circulating around, no matter how many previous owners your home had.


  • The most important thing to remember when purchasing a new home or business is Security
  • The keys to your new premises could be in the hands of previous owners, builders etc
  • Having your locks changed will give you peace of mind, knowing that you are the sole key holder


Have your locks replaced/re-keyed

You can either have your locks changed entirely, or you can have your existing door locks re-keyed locks. Rekeying simply makes the other keys worthless and unable to unlock the door. You might also take the time to evaluate if you could use an additional security for added protection. No matter the task, A. Houlihan Locksmiths can work with you to determine the best solution.


For more information about changing the locks in your new home, please contact us today!