New York City RESIDENTIAL LOCK CHANGE SERVICE
If you are in need of a lock change at your home, look no further than us Our highly skilled locksmiths serve our neighbors and customers throughout the metro area around the clock. We are confident you will appreciate our care and great work whenever you need us. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions about lock changes. You can reach us day or night.
Why do we have to replace my lock instead of repairing it?
While repairing a lock may seem like a less expensive option, sometimes there is no choice but to change the locks completely. If none of the internal components have been damaged, it might be possible to repair it, but if the lock is damaged beyond repair, you will need to replace it.
This can be the case when damage results from an external force (such as an attempted burglary or a break-in). Sometimes the locks on well-used doors simply break down over time. When that happens, the best solution to secure your home is a lock change.
How long does a lock replacement take?
How long will it take to replace my lock?
A lock change might seem like a big project to you, but it actually is a fairly quick project. Our locksmiths are highly skilled and experienced, and they have done numerous lock changes for customers like you. Changing a lock can most often be completed in approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Of course, that time may vary according to the exact project specifications, such as what kind of lock is being replaced, and what it is being replaced with.
It will take much less time if you decide to simply swap out the old lock with the same model. The door is already adjusted for that kind of lock, so it's a quick installation process. If you want to change the kind of lock you use, it could take a little more time. But not to worry, our locksmiths can easily make the minor alterations required to accommodate the new lock of your choice.
Will a lock change damage my door?
Definitely not! There is no reason a standard lock change should cause any damage to your door. Our experienced locksmiths take utmost care to protect the integrity of the locks and doors they work on.
Is a smart lock a good choice for my lock change?
In most cases, you can replace your traditional lock with a smart lock using the same door. Many of the smart locks available today fit easily into the doors already in place. Our locksmiths might have to make some small alternations in order for a new smart lock to fit the existing door, but a new door will not be needed – unless you want one!
Depending upon the type of door and lock you currently have, it might necessary to make small alterations to accommodate the smart lock. Our highly skilled locksmiths can do that for you.
How do you know you need a lock change?
If you have reason to think that your lock has been damaged, or if it is not functioning properly, contact us for an assessment. Our locksmiths can identify the problem and advise you whether it can be fixed or if it should be replaced.
Please call us as soon as you are alerted to a problem with your lock. Sometimes we can avoid a more expensive lock change if we get to the problem right away. If it's possible to repair the lock, we will do so.
We don't want to alarm you, but you should know that as soon as you realize your lock is damaged or somehow compromised, you are opening yourself up to security risks. We don't want to see that happen to you. Call us today.
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Signs You Might Need a Lock Change
Your door is one of the most critical parts of your house, and you know it's important that the door and lock function properly. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your home and belongings is a trustworthy lock. If you have any reason to believe the lock has been compromised, call us for a professional opinion.
We advise customers to call as soon as they notice something is wrong, so our professional locksmiths can get to work before it's too late. Taking care of a worn-out lock sooner rather than later can save money on replacement and improve your home's security. We have known customers who waited too long after noticing a problem, and as a result, had to deal with more significant and costly damage and repairs.
There are certain events that will almost always require a lock change. A forced entry that damages a lock is one of those. We know it's frightening when this happens, so we will be there for you to get you a better lock.
We encourage customers to err on the side of caution and replace locks in cases like this. You do not want to open yourself up to a potential crime if you can simply replace the lock and put your mind at ease.
If you watch for warning signs, you might be able to avoid a lock replacement. Be attentive to things like rusted locks. Another thing to pay attention to when you find yourself struggling to unlock or lock your door, even when you are using the correct key. This is sometimes more apparent on cold nights. In that case, you need to service, repair, or replace your lock right away so you don't run the risk of locking yourself out.
Don't wait if you suspect any problems with your lock, or you could put the security of your home at risk. Worn-down or damaged locks are more susceptible to picking or breaking. If you pay attention to these situations and seek guidance , we will repair or change your lock.
If someone broke in, it shows the locks were not strong enough to stop a burglary of your home. And if criminals were able to bypass the locks, they are likely significantly damaged. If someone forced your door open your locks are now probably damaged beyond repair.
We are here to help you determine the best way to move forward.
Another thing we advise is to properly maintain your locks. That's one way to makes sure they last a long time. Professional maintenance can also help you recognize any changes in the lock structure that require attention.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
If you're one of those people who seems to be constantly losing their keys, you might want to consider switching to a smart lock that uses combinations and pin pads, rather than standard keys. These are a great option for people who don't want to keep track of keys or who have multiple people who need access to the house throughout the day.
If you happen to forget the passcodes, you can reset them. That's better than the alternative if you lose your keys, and you have to rekey or replace your locks.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us. We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
We are proud to offer our customers the highest quality products and exemplary service, all at an affordable price. We will give you an honest estimate for any services we provide before the work starts. You can rest easy knowing your home is secure.
Along with our talented locksmiths, we take great pride in using only the highest quality products and equipment. We look forward to providing you the highest level of service. Our trustworthy locksmiths are here to help you with all your lock change needs.