Hartford RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER LOCK CHANGES
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.
Can you repair my lock, or do you have to replace it?
Our highly skilled professional locksmiths are trained to answer that question for you. You might be able to replace your lock if there is minimal damage that has not compromised the internal integrity of the lock.
However, if your lock has sustained major damage, it must be replaced. Our locksmiths will be able to give you an answer after they have surveyed the damage.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock replacement. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock. Because your door is integral to your home security, it's important to make the choice that provides you the best protection.
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 my door be damaged in a lock change?
There should be no damage to your door from this process. The highly skilled professional locksmiths take great care to ensure your door looks just like it did when we leave.
Is a smart lock a good choice for my lock change?
A smart lock might be a great option for you. It's usually an easy switch to change out locks using a smart lock. These types of locks employ combinations and pin pads, rather than relying solely on keys like traditional locks.
This provides great flexibility for customers who don't want to carry house keys or those who might have a habit of losing them. Also, if you happen to forget the combination or pin number, it's easy to reset them. This can be one less headache for you than if you had to rekey all the locks in the case of a lost key. Another feature most smart locks have is the ability to also allow for a keyed entry for family members who prefer that option.
How do you know you need a lock change?
Most customers who call us found it obvious something was wrong with their locks. Either it was damaged during an incident such as a burglary, or their keys no longer opened the door.
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
There are incidents will most often necessitate a lock change. Those include break-ins or attempted burglaries that cause significant damage to your locks. Living with any kind of forced entry is a scary time, so Our skilled and honest representatives will be there to help you feel more secure with a new lock.
Locks that break during external force are proof that you needed a better lock solution for your home. A high-quality lock should not be easy to break. Even if the break-in was not successful (we hope that's the case for you), there can still be internal damage that causes deficiencies. That means you might not be as safe as you felt when the lock kept someone out. As a matter of fact, locks that have been compromised are easier to pick and break. So, if this has happened to you, call us as soon as possible and we'll be there.
Another reason to think about changing your locks if when your keys have been lost or stolen. If a purse or car was stolen with keys in it, that leaves you vulnerable to someone using those keys to enter your home.
If your lock was broken during a break-in, that proves you need a stronger lock. If someone used force to break through the lock, it will likely need a complete lock change. Such force can cause internal damage that renders the locks useless. Also keep in mind that even if you don't see the damage, the lock could fail and leave you locked out of your house.
There are some things to watch for that could keep a lock replacement at bay. If you see a lock is rusting, or if you have to jiggle the key too much to get it to unlock, you need to have your lock looked at by a professional locksmith.
Sometimes failing locks are hardest to open in cold weather, and you don't want to be left outside because your lock has completely stopped working and your key won't work.
We always recommend that people contact us as soon as they notice something is amiss with their locks. Sometimes we can head off a lock change with a repair. The sooner we have the opportunity to assess the lock the better for your budget and safety.
We are here to help you make the decision that is right for your home and family.
We also suggest you maintain your locks or hire us to help you with that task. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your lock and make sure it remains in good working order. Making sure your locks and doors are solid is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner to protect your home and family.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
Great question! For many customers, smart locks provide an easy and secure way to enter and lock your home. Using combinations and pin pads instead of keys, smart locks are a great choice for those forgetful family members who can't keep track of their keys.
Most smart locks allow people who wish to also use a key to enter the home.
We have a staff of qualified locksmiths on call at all times. Call us, whether it is an emergency or a routine question. We'll be out to visit you at your home as soon as we can.
Our team of highly skilled professional locksmiths are here to help you. Whether you are having a crisis or want to talk about lock change options, we are the ones to trust. Contact us any time.
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