House Lock Replacement should be a must for everyone that wanna ensure optimal first-line defense for a property. For example, you have to take into consideration a lock replacement as a must when you move into a new home. Definitely, anytime when you feel you’re not 100% safe, you should change the locks on your house. When you are renting in London, you have no idea how many copies of the house keys are floating around out there from the previous tenants or homeowners. Why not prevent something bad if you have the chance? Make a one-time investment and change the locks, so you will keep your new house more secure.
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First, if you ever lost the keys to your house you might need to ask a locksmith to open the door for you. But, if let’s say, you can manage to open the door with another key or without the help of a locksmith, you still need to change the lock to be safe. Don’t just move over this incident if you still have another key and change the lock. You never know who has just found (or stole) your lost key shortly after you realized what’s your situation. Remember, anything can happen in a big city like London. So, be cautious and change your door lock cylinder as soon as possible.
When you have the stress of moving houses in London, there’s a big chance to forget about the most important part of a home: the security side. So, we just wanna give you a reminder to make the lock change a priority as a new tenant/homeowner. Of course, you can never be sure how many of the previous tenants, contractors, agents, or landlords have the key to your apartment or house. Why risk when you can have that peace of mind with a simple lock change? Stay in control of your goods and offer access to your house only to the people you want.
Over time, the door locks can get weak after hard use. General wear and tear are normal and you should check up on that with your locks as well. If any of your locks are getting difficult to operate, try and solve the problem as soon as possible. Why risk a lockout if you can solve the problem before it appears? Definitely, a lockout will be more time-consuming and more costly. So, avoid the complete failure of the lock and have it changed with a professional as soon as you notice a small issue. Don’t expose your house and your family while ignoring the locks. In the eventuality of a broken lock, it will be impossible to unlock the door without damage to the lock. So, just avoid the emergency service and choose a simple lock change / lock repair ( depending on each particular situation).
If you’ve experienced a break-in or just an attempt of a break-in, the first thing you should be thinking about is how to secure your house better. There’s nothing worst than finding yourself in this situation and we are here to help you get through this quickly! So, call us anytime and request our lock repair and replacement service. SE Locksmith will provide an efficient solution with the sturdiest and best lock brands on the market. That way, we will prevent a potential future break-in.
Therefore, if you need an emergency locksmith service, SE Locksmith is available day or night. We will make your home safe and secure on the first visit.
A lock change will give you a new set of keys, that you have full control over who has access to your property.
If a mortice lock has gone faulty, the replacement of the lock will be a quick and easy solution. How do you know if the lock is faulty before you experience a lockout? Well, anytime you feel that the unlocking time is delayed (even with a few seconds), you should ask an expert to have a look. It might be something easy to fix for a professional locksmith. But if the lock has bigger problems then the security of your house is compromised and you might have to think about a lock change.
When replacing a Mortice Lock you should find a similar type of lock with the exact same dimensions, and you should never choose a lower level of security. Also, bear in mind, for a mortice lock to be approved you should have 5 levers (British Standard). Luckily, SE Locksmith has a wide range of locks available on-site and they offer plenty of mortice lock options for every door.
Euro cylinders locks are barrel-shaped locks that are used predominantly on uPVC doors. These locks are suitable for both commercial and domestic properties. Usually, euro cylinders are very easy to fit and install. They are easy to use and rarely break down but these days they can be a vulnerability risk. Euro Cylinders are conforming to standard sizes and therefore are easy to replace. However, the length may vary depending on the thickness of the door. In this case, the exact dimensions of the lock are a must in case of a lock replacement.
It is advisable to replace your euro cylinder lock if:
– there’s a need for enhancement of the security with an A2P security lock.
– your lock is jam when locking and unlocking the door.
– moving houses. Please note, even if all the keys have been returned, it’s a good idea for new occupants to replace the existing locking system for any exterior doors.
– you just want to conform to British safety standards. Really important, some insurance companies specify lock requirements in their policies and a non-regulation lock can invalidate a claim in the event of a break-in;
Rim Cylinder locks are commonly used for doors in South East London. The lock itself is not usually replaced, just the key cylinder, which comes separately. Most of the time, it’s a simple job to fit a new rim lock cylinder on a door. Misalignment on fitting can cause misbehavior, but repositioning is trivial. More than that, rim Cylinder locks come in a range of different finishes including satin chrome, satin brass, polished brass, and polished chrome to suit all tastes and preferences. Our 24-hour locksmiths are available to come any time to proceed with any house lock replacement.
Go to your fitted locks, and see if there is the British Kite Marked stamped on the faceplate. Look just below where the bolt comes out of the lock. For wooden doors, they should also be dated 2007 with BS3621. This British Standard it’s basically guidance in the design of new buildings to make them more accessible. So, when changing or replacing house locks, the locksmiths will apply BS to existing buildings to support their security improvement.
In our opinion, all exterior doors should be fitted with British Standard Locks BS3621.
– Security inspection and lock change recommendations.
– Lock Change on any door: locks available for any type of security: front door security, rear door security, interior door security, mailbox security, or patio door security.
– Change The Top Lock, Bottom Lock / Locks or the full set of Locks ( for example, the full set of Banham locks)
– Replace or install a fresh new lock on a new door.
– Unlock and replace a garage lock.