Most of the time, most people have no major security issues in their homes. They have good door locks, a security system and even cameras, in many cases that keep them safe and secure in their homes.
But there are times when you should replace a lock. It’s essential to keep an eye on the type and quality of your security and replace parts from time to time for various reasons.
When is the best time to replace your locks?
Replacing your locks when they are worn or old is always a good idea. Old locks may be easier to pick, and worn locks may break, leaving you on the wrong side of the door or, worse still, unable to lock and secure your home.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Replace those locks when they feel loose or too tight before they break, and be aware of aged locks that make it easier for the bad guys to pick and gain access to your home.
If you have just moved into your new-to-you home, you don’t want to come home to find the neighbours having a bit of a look around or, even worse, find strangers who weren’t expecting you to come home.
You can never really know who has a key to your new home unless you get the locks changed and new keys cut specially for you.
Suppose you have lost a set of keys, that’s a perfect time to upgrade your locks and check out your general security, especially if you had your address on the key ring. Sometimes the bad guys find lost keys and then have easy access to your place. Please get a new lock and keep them out and you and your family safe.
If you have had someone staying with you for a long time who has since left or given a key to someone you don’t know very well, then that can be an excellent time to change the locks or rekey them.
While you like to think most people will do the right thing, it’s always best to eer on the side of caution when it comes to home security.
What should I do if I lose my keys?
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We will be able to either pick your lock so you can get back in or replace your door key barrel with a new one and cut you new keys depending on how likely you are to get your lost keys back.
Watch out for locksmiths who want to drill your lock open. You will end up needing a professional locksmith to come in and fix it for you so you can keep your home secure.
We can arrange a temporary lock to keep you secure while you wait for your keys to turn up, and if needed, we can rekey rather than replace your keys if you prefer.
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Yes! Have a look at installing bump-proof locks. Bump-proof locks are much harder for would-be thieves to break and will keep you safer.
A door that needs a key from the inside and the outside can boost your door safety, and installing a modern high-quality lock in a thick, fully wooden door will definitely increase your home security.
Also, check that your windows aren’t within reach of your doors that might allow someone to simply reach in and open your door through a window.
When choosing a locksmith, what questions should I ask?
Area: Make sure your potential locksmith is in your area. You want a locksmith familiar with the crime types in your neighbourhood and close by when you need them in a hurry.
Cost: Ask for a quote upfront. Be honest about what you need them to do so they can quote accurately, and then you will have no surprises.
Certification: Be wary of the company that can’t produce ID and licences and asks for cash payments! Locksmiths in Australia should carry a company ID, belong to the Master Locksmith Association of Australiasia and have a licence number. They are always happy to share these documents with you.
Local North Melbourne Locksmiths have years of experience and are qualified, licenced and insured. Whether you need a professional locksmith in a hurry or ready, just in case, don’t hesitate to call us today for immediate help or a quote on an upgrade.