When and Why to Replace Locks in Your Home

Why Do I Need to Replace My Locks?

There are many times where you may need to change the locks in your home. It is also important to understand when to replace the entire lock and when you can simply rekey the existing lock and cut new keys. Rekeying is often the best method for customers who want a cost-effective method of protecting their home. However, there are certain situations where replacing the lock is the best way of securing your home.

Learn more below, or contact our Calgary locksmiths if you are unsure of which solution works best for you!

Broken or Malfunctioning Locks

Instances where the lock does not work properly will necessitate a replacement. These issues are usually due to natural wear and tear or the age of the lock, and will come at a certain point in every lock’s lifetime. Some signs of a malfunctioning lock include keys getting stuck or not turning easily. Rekeying will not solve this problem, as it is the lock itself that is causing problems, and replacing the lock is the only way to fix this problem. Our Calgary locksmiths can remove the old lock, and install a new and properly-working lock in no time.

Moving Into a New Home

If you have recently purchased a previously owned property, it is important to remember that what is your new home may still be accessible by any or all of the previous owners. There is no way of telling who had access to your home, and may still have that access. Previous owners may have copied keys for family members, friends, or neighbours. Previously lost keys may also mean complete strangers have access to your new home.

In this case, you can rekey your locks to ensure that any old copies no longer work. However, security experts often recommend replacing the locks on new homes in order to ensure that you have a completely dependable and properly-working lock to protect your new investment. Have our Calgary locksmiths put in a new lock for peace of mind in your new home.

Upgrading Your Security

If you are concerned about the level of security that your current locks provide, then looking into the installation of a newer and better lock may be a good fit for you. Nowadays, there are a huge variety of locksets to choose from that offer varying levels of security and the newest technological advances in protecting against break-ins and picking. Installing deadbolts, keyless entry systems, and high-security pick-proof locks are just a few of our Calgary residential locksmiths’ specialties!

If you want to install a lock that opens by fingerprint or uses a keypad, you will have to replace your existing lock. We will replace older locks with stronger, newer models to ensure that your property is protected at the level you need.

Quick Lockworks Calgary Locksmiths

Quick Lockworks is professionally licensed (and we’re happy to prove it!), BBB-accredited, and at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We provide all of the services listed above, at reasonable prices and with significant experience in all sorts of matters related to lock or key. Our Calgary locksmith technicians have not only been a part of the business for generations, but also a part of the family. If you are in need of a trustworthy and reliable Calgary locksmith who will get the job done right, at the right price, give us a call today!

Call  (403) 202-7656 for assistance now!

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