Cambridge's Security Specialists
01223 350038
287 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JE


Dent's provides comprehensive key cutting in-house and a fast response to emergency call outs. We don't charge a locksmith call out fee. We can assist with: replacement keys, quality locks, lock repairs, broken car keys, home lock outs, car lock outs. 

Cambridge's longest established locksmith

Established in 1870, we believe Dent’s to be the longest established locksmiths in Cambridge. We are proud of our heritage and reputation for craftsmanship, reliablility and customer service, built up over many years.  We’re more than an 0800 telephone number. You’ll always know where to find us.

Our surveys and crime prevention advice are completely free.  Call us today for a no-obligation survey.

Emergency call out

We provide a fast response if you find yourself locked out of your house, car or work premises.

Just call us on 01223 350038 for a locksmith.

No locksmith call out fee.

We can :        

  • Gain access if you are locked out of your home or business
  • Open your car if your keys are inside
  • Gain entry to safes or cash
  • Change your security locks
  • Secure your premises should you suffer the misfortune to be burgled.

Lock changes

Need to change the front door lock of your home? Whether you’re moving house or had your keys stolen, or just can’t be absolutely sure where all the keys to your front door are, we can restore your peace of mind quickly and inexpensively by changing the lever set or cylinder.

UPVC front door giving trouble? We can replace or repair the handle or multi-point locking mechanism.

We also change and install high security locking systems in commercial and retail premises as well as providing traditional master suiting services and all aspects of physical security.

" I would like to say a very big thank you for the first class service you have shown us.. your engineer came on several occasions to help me sort out some keys. He was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble for him. I find that it is rare these days to find companies who are willing to 'go the extra mile' for their customers and it is wonderful to find someone who will. Highfield School 

Improving your security

Physical security is a practical, effective and surprisingly inexpensive deterrent.

We can advise on the best solution using the latest and most effective technology – seamlessly across both electronic and physical security - to keep your family or premises safe.

Domestic:  We install window locks, external and internal door locks to insurance approved levels. We also specialise in increasing security for the elderly and vulnerable and can adapt existing doors or fit new purpose built powered doors.

We can advise on the security of your UPVC door and patio door and either replace it or address any weak points. Unfortunately many are not as secure as they look.

Euro Profile Cylinder
This popular type of lock is common in UPVC doors and is easy for a locksmith to repin to use a different key. However there is an inherent weakness in the centre of the euro type cylinder which means it can be snapped and allow a skilled burglar to enter your home in under a minute. Recently, West Yorkshire Police attributed 27% of the burglaries in their county to this technique.
We offer free surveys if you are in any way uncertain about the security of your locks and specify a range of "snap-secure" cylinders which will not allow a prospective thief easy access to your home. Don't leave it too late!

Commercial: Apart from installing high security locks to the latest British Standard, we can supply the latest digital locks to restrict access to specific areas or design and fit a master-suite system so you can decide who can enter all the doors in your premises. We can fit in softwood, hardwood, aluminium and UPVC doors. We also fit high strength door bolts, powered and manual roller shutters, moveable and static made to measure security grilles, overhead or concealed door closers, including powered automated doors. We can inspect your powered doors to ensure they are working safely and efficiently and provide callout cover to ensure they remain that way.

We offer a free survey, without the jargon or hard sell, so call us today to see how we can help protect your property.

Some of our locksmith products

  • Mul-T-Lock (exclusive Cambridge suppliers of new Mul-T-Lock MT5)
  • Ankerslot
  • Yale Chubb & Union
  • Abus
  • Adams Rite
  • Era
  • Asec
  • Briton and Dorma door closers
  • Ditec powered door open/closers
  • Simplex and Codelock digital locks
  • Three point locking systems (all makes)
"Tony is an amazing locksmith and a brilliant creative problem solver. He wrestled for hours with our difficult garage lock. Tony thought outside the box to fix our lock and door mess. He was patient, professional and someone who takes great pride in his job. Because of Tony, I have confidence in Dent's and will call your company for future security and ask for Tony for locksmithing. I am happy to recommend to others as well! Dr. Kim"

We’ll call you

To talk to someone today call 01223 350038. If your query isn't urgent you can email our locksmith direct on or alternatively take 2 minutes to fill out a simple enquiry form here and we’ll call you back.