4 Common Reasons For Calling A Locksmith
There are a multitude of reasons why you may require the services of a locksmith, some are more common than others. Below you will find four of the most common reasons people call out a locksmith so that should you ever find yourself in one of these situations you will know exactly what to do.
Locked Out Of Your Property
This is by far one of the most common reasons that people require the services of a locksmith. It can be an incredibly stressful experience when you find you are locked out of your property but luckily any good locksmith will be able to help you gain entry to your property with out causing any damage and even change the locks If necessary so you have a brand new set of keys and you can rest easy knowing your house is secure and only you have a copy of the keys. If you do ever need a locksmith to come and gain entry to your home or business be sure to ask them if they are able to gain entry without drilling or causing damage before you book.
Lock Upgrades or Changes
Now more than ever locksmiths are frequently called to come and upgrade existing locks, this is in part, due to the fact that that insurers require your locks to meet or exceed BS3621 before they will provide you with cover. And if you do have cover and you fall victim to a break in if your locks don’t meet BS3621 they may not pay out on claims!
So, a lot of lock changes are done to improve the overall security of the property. Another reason people need a locksmith to change the locks is when they move into a new property. When moving into a new property you should always get the locks changed as you don’t know how many keys are still in circulation from previous owners!
As you can imagine this is another common reason for needing a locksmith, over time locks are susceptible to general wear and tear due to frequent use. When locks fail it’s not always necessary to change the lock completely. Any good locksmith will be able to identify the fault and if it can be repaired, they will repair the lock instead of completely replacing it.
Unfortunately, burglaries do happen, and they are becoming increasingly more frequent in York. This is partly due to a new technique burglars are using called lock snapping. This method is scarily easy, and it allows burglars to gain entry to a property in seconds! Fortunately, there is a way to protect your property and valuables from this!
You can call a locksmith and have your locks changed to snap safe locks; this will stop a burglar from being able to easily gain entry to your property by using the lock snapping method. If you have already been victim of a burglary or they gained entry by force or smashing a window then Dr Locks Ltd provide a boarding up service and can change your locks so that your property is once again secure and you can start getting things back in order.
If you are experiencing any of the problems above, then don’t hesitate to contact Dr Locks Ltd toady – 01904 295 465