When a Lock Needs to Be Replaced
Posted on 7th, Apr 2015
Security is essential in a home or office; and when a lock begins to malfunction it is something that should not be overlooked. There are times that homeowners and business owners wish to upgrade their security or switch out the locks on their doors. It is important to know that if you are not upgrading your security, there are times when simply rekeying your lock is a better option. It is a more cost efficient option, and one that offers a new key lock from the old lock as a locksmith will change the sequence of the cylinder so that the old key no longer works. There are also those times when replacing the lock over rekeying the lock is necessary. NJ’s Locksmith offers the following information on when a lock needs to be replaced as opposed to rekeying the lock.
When a Lock Needs to Be Replaced
Malfunctioning Locks- When any equipment malfunctions, it is better to replace the equipment. When it comes to the locks on the door, you may find that over time they begin to malfunction. The key may not fit as easily into the door, or it may get stuck in the lock. Maybe it takes a lot of efforts to turn the key in the lock. When this begins to occur regularly, then it is time to replace the lock.
Relocated to a New Home- When you move into a new home you are unaware of who may have a key to your home. It could be a number of people from the electrician to the neighbors to even a burglar. When you call to have a Sydney locksmith, rekey the lock, all the keys that have been given out, lost or fallen into the wrong hands become useless. However, even with rekeying an old lock, security experts suggest that in the situation of a new home, it is best to have the locks changed. Your lock will be new and dependable and most of all there won’t be any threat to anyone else having a key.
Upgrading Your Existing Locks- When you want to enhance the security of your home or office, one of the best ways is to upgrade your locking system. You may have doors of the home that aren’t fitted with a deadbolt or maybe you would like a stronger strike plate and deadbolt system. When you want to upgrade the security in your home, stronger strike plates and deadbolts are a good option and a good reason to replace your existing locks.
Avoid the Risks of Bump Keys and Lock Picking- No cylinder lock is risk-free from lock-picking attempts, especially with bump keys. A bump key is cut in a special way so that burglars can easily defeat a cylinder lock, and the process of using a bump key only takes a matter of seconds. When a property owner upgrades to stronger locks with deadbolts, it will help to deter burglars; however, only keyless locking systems can eliminate this threat. Keyless locking systems include locks that use numerical codes, biometrics like voice and fingerprints and passwords / key phrases to unlock the lock.
There are a number of ways that home and business property owners can upgrade their security. Your locking system is one of the most important aspects of your security system. NJ’s Locksmith offers a full range of locksmith services including the installation of all types of locking systems- deadbolts, mail and gate locks, electronic keyless door locks, biometrics, etc. For more information on security upgrades or to speak with a security expert and schedule a consultation just contact us at the number below. We are also available for 24-hour emergency mobile locksmith services to all suburbs in Sydney. We are qualified and licensed and always offer cheap locksmith rates.
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