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Locks: Repair V’s Replace


It’s easy to let home security slip to the back of your mind when your day to day life keeps you busy. However, it is important to take a bit of time to ensure that the security measures you have in place are in good working order and are as secure as can be as this can save you a lot of heartache and stress in the future.

Whether your house is brand new or been around for years it is a good idea to take a look at your security measures to make sure that they work as they should and they meet or exceed BS3621, this is not only important to make sure you have secure locks but it could also reduce your insurance premiums and save you a bit of money in the long run!

So, if something goes wrong should you have your lock repaired or replaced? Our team at Dr Locks Ltd have put together a short guide to help you make up your mind.

Replace or Repair?

When your existing lock is faulty either due to general wear and tear, it has been tampered with or a multitude of other reason locks may fail, there is a common dilemma that people face, is it best to repair or replace the lock? In order to best make this decision you first need to understand the different types of locks and their purpose.

The Right Lock For You

There are a vast range of locks out there, so it is important you choose one to suit your needs. The most common type of lock used is double or single cylinder deadbolts, but for those that are a bit more tech savvy there are a whole range of keyless entry systems available. When you are making a decision about what lock you would like to use it is important to consider a couple of things one being that it is insurance approved so that insurers will process a claim if necessary and also to ensure that they are snap safe to prevent burglars using the lock snapping technique to easily gain entry to your property.


Unfortunately, in todays society it is becoming increasingly more essential to put good security measures in place to help protect personal property. When you start having problems with your locks it could be one of many reasons, some more simple than others to resolve such as replacing a key! However, some problems are more sever such as a damaged lock due to an attempted break in, in this case it would be highly recommended that you have the locks changed completely. It is always best to have a professional locksmith come and asses the damage to your lock and they can then advise you on the best course of action.

Peace of Mind

In the end the decision is down to you, some may want the extra peace of mind that the lock a been replaced with a brand new fully functioning and secure lock, however some are just happy in the knowledge that the lock has been repaired and is in good working order. Whatever decision you make for your locks its always good to have the assistance of a trustworthy locksmith to help you chose the right lock for you and to ensure that your lock has been repaired or replaced properly as a lock that hasn’t been installed properly could leave your home or business vulnerable.

If your having problems with the locks at your home or business and need help either repairing or replacing them then contact Dr Locks Ltd today - 01904 295 465

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