People require the service of a locksmith for many reasons, from locking themselves out of the house to requiring repairs after a burglary. This is why we have put together a guide on the most common reasons for needing a locksmith so that if the time ever comes you will know what to do.
Locked Out Of Home Or Business
No matter who you are, being locked out of your property is a stressful experience. Fortunately help is never far away. If you find that you are locked out of your property then a quick call to a local locksmith will have you back in your property In no time, and if your keys are lost or stolen you can even get your locks changed in the same visit for that extra peace of mind that no one else has easy access to your property.
When calling a locksmith though, it is worth doing a bit of research, any good locksmith will be able to gain access to your property without causing any damage to the lock or frame. Unfortunately, there are a few cowboys out there that will either just drill the lock without even attempting a non-destructive entry or cause unnecessary damage whilst attempting to gain entry. So, when calling a locksmith look at reviews and ask when you call them if they can open the door without causing damage.
Lock Upgrades Or Changes
Needing locks upgrading is becoming increasingly more common. This is mainly due to the fact that that older locks no longer comply with new insurance regulations. If your current locks on your property aren’t insurance approved, then it could mean that should you fall victim to a break in you may not be paid out! So many calls for a lock upgrade are due to insurance companies.
Other reasons to have the locks changed or upgraded include when people move into a new property and want to make sure they are the only ones with copies of the keys, and people who have uPVC doors usually want their locks upgrading to anti snap locks to help defend their property against burglars using the lock snapping method.
Lock repairs are very common like anything, over time locks are susceptible to general wear and tear, after all they are used multiple times daily! In some cases, locks can be repaired instead of being replaced entirely. Our team at Lock It Security are specialists in uPVC lock repairs and door realignment so if you are having trouble with your locking mechanism or uPVC door or windows then don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Unfortunately, burglaries do happen, and they are on the rise in Southampton! We provide a fast and reliable 24-hour locksmith service so we can help secure your property once again in the event of a break in. If you are looking to defend against burglaries in the future then we can carry out a home security check and, advise, supply and fit any necessary home security improvements.
If you are having trouble with your locks or just need help improving your home security then contact Lock It Security today – 02380 453 539 or 07887 407 319