There are many reasons why people require the services of a locksmith some are a lot more common than others. Below our team at Mobile Locksmith Durham has put together a guide of the 4 most common reasons for locksmith call-outs so should you ever find yourself in one of these situations you will know exactly what to do.
Locked Out – This is number one when it comes to the most common reason for a locksmith’s call out. It can be an incredibly frustrating experience when you discover you are locked out of your property, luckily help is only ever a phone call away. A quick call to your local locksmith will see you let back into your property within no time. Any good locksmith will be able to help you gain entry to your property without causing any damage to the existing locks or door frame, they can even change the locks if you fear your keys have been stolen. If you do ever need a locksmith to help you gain entry to your property be sure to ask them on the phone if they can gain entry without causing any damage before you book.
Lock Changes or Upgrades – It is becoming increasingly more common for locksmiths to be called out to come and upgrade existing locks. This is in part due to the fact insurers have become a lot stricter on their requirements, most insurers require your locks to either meet or exceed BS3621 before they will offer you cover. If you already have a policy in place and your locks don’t meet BS3621 you could find that if you do ever fall victim to a break in your insurer won’t be willing to pay out any claims.
In a nutshell, most lock changes are done in order to improve the overall security of a property. Another reason that people frequently need a locksmith to come and change the lock is when they have recently moved into a new property. When you move into a new property you can never be sure how many keys to that property are still in circulation from previous owners so by having the locks changed you can be sure that you are the only one with a key to your property as well as improving the overall security.
Lock Repairs – Like anything else over time locks do fail, so you can imagine that this is another one high up on the list for locksmith call-outs. When a lock fails it is not always necessary to have it changed, in some cases, it can be easier and cheaper just to have it repaired. You would need to have a local locksmith come and identify the problem and they will be able to either repair it or if it is discovered it is beyond repair change the lock completely.
Burglary Damage – Unfortunately, burglaries are a common occurrence. There are things you can do to improve your security measures to help prevent a burglary such as snap safe locks and deadbolts but it would be worth having a chat with your local locksmith to find out what will work best for the type of door you have. If you have already been the victim of a burglary then your local locksmith will be able to provide vital repairs such as new locks, boarding up broken windows and they will also be able to offer advice on improving security measures to help prevent future burglaries.
If you need help with any of the situations mentioned above, then contact Mobile Locksmith Durham today – 0191 364 3175