There are so many different reasons that you would need to enlist the services of a professional locksmith, some are a lot more common than others. Therefore, our team at Saunders Locksmiths have put together a guide on the most common reasons for people requiring the services of a locksmith so that should you ever find yourself in one of these situations you will know exactly what you need to do.
This is right at the top of the list when it comes to reasons for people requiring the services of a locksmith. Being locked out can be a very frustrating experience, fortunately help is never far away, a quick call to your local locksmith will see you back inside your property in no time. Any good locksmith will be able to help you gain entry to your property without causing any damage to the existing lock and door, Also if you fear your keys have been stolen or there is no chance of you finding them again then a locksmith will be able to change the locks at your property and provide you with a new set of keys to ensure that your property stays safe and secure and its only you that has a copy of the keys.
In the recent year’s locksmiths, have seen a massive increase in calls to come and upgrade people’s locks, we believe that this is mainly due to insurers becoming stricter with their minimum requirements for the standard of locks they require people to have to offer them cover. The current British Standard is BS3621 or TS007 for uPVC doors. Insurers will require your locks to either meet or exceed this standard for them to offer an insurance policy and in some cases with existing policy’s they will need to be upgraded for the policy to remain valid.
Most lock changes are done to improve the overall security of a property regardless of the reasoning behind the decision to have them changed. Another common reason for having locks changed or upgraded is when someone moves into a new property. Most people will have the locks changed on their new property as they want to be sure that they are the only ones that have a copy of the key to their home as you can never be 100% sure of how many keys to your new property are still in circulation from previous occupants.
Lick anything else that is frequently used locks are susceptible to general wear and tear and over time this wear can cause them to fail or not operate quite as they should. When a lock fails, it is not always necessary to have the lock changed completely, sometimes it is more beneficial and cost effective to just simply have the lock repaired. You would need a local locksmith to come and diagnose the problems that you are having with your locks and they will be able to advise you on the best course of action and make any necessary repairs or replacements.
Unfortunately, burglaries are an all too common occurrence here in Gosport. It is important that should you ever fall victim to a break in then you contact your local locksmith as soon as the police give you the go ahead, they will be able to get your property secure once again and make any repairs to doors and locks, they will even be able to board up any broken windows so that your property is safe and secure once again and you can start getting things back in order and get back to some sort of normality. Any good locksmith will be able to advise you on how you can better improve your current security measure to help prevent you falling victim to a break in again. This could be upgrading locks, having extra locks installed to work alongside other locks, window locks and many more.