New York City RESIDENTIAL LOCK CHANGE SERVICE
If you are in need of a lock change at your home, look no further than us Our highly skilled locksmiths serve our neighbors and customers throughout the metro area around the clock. We are confident you will appreciate our care and great work whenever you need us. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions about lock changes. You can reach us day or night.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if we have to replace or repair my lock?
While repairing a lock may seem like a less expensive option, sometimes there is no choice but to change the locks completely. If none of the internal components have been damaged, it might be possible to repair it, but if the lock is damaged beyond repair, you will need to replace it.
However, if your lock has sustained major damage, it must be replaced. Our locksmiths will be able to give you an answer after they have surveyed the damage.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock replacement. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock. Because your door is integral to your home security, it's important to make the choice that provides you the best protection.
How long will it take to replace my lock?
We pride ourselves on prompt service. The qualified locksmiths at We can usually change a lock in as little as 20 to 30 minutes. The exact time depends upon the lock that was damaged and the lock you want to install.
It's must faster if you choose the same kind of lock, as we know it will fit the door of the lock we are removing. If you want to go with a different model, we can make the small adjustments necessary to accommodate the new lock. That may add a little time to the job.
Will a lock change damage my door?
Definitely not! There is no reason a standard lock change should cause any damage to your door. Our experienced locksmiths take utmost care to protect the integrity of the locks and doors they work on.
Is a smart lock a good choice for my lock change?
In most cases, you can replace your traditional lock with a smart lock using the same door. Many of the smart locks available today fit easily into the doors already in place. Our locksmiths might have to make some small alternations in order for a new smart lock to fit the existing door, but a new door will not be needed – unless you want one!
This provides great flexibility for customers who don't want to carry house keys or those who might have a habit of losing them. Also, if you happen to forget the combination or pin number, it's easy to reset them. This can be one less headache for you than if you had to rekey all the locks in the case of a lost key. Another feature most smart locks have is the ability to also allow for a keyed entry for family members who prefer that option.
How do I know the time is right for a lock change?
You will usually notice right away if your lock is not working properly or has suffered damage. Sometimes it is an unexpected incident, or it can be the extended use over time that causes problems. If you notice damage, or if you key is not fitting properly, give us a call and we will find out what is wrong and remedy the problem.
Please call us as soon as you are alerted to a problem with your lock. Sometimes we can avoid a more expensive lock change if we get to the problem right away. If it's possible to repair the lock, we will do so.
If there wasn't a forced entry incident that caused the damage, it's likely the lock has worn out over time. You might not know locks can wear out because of extended use, but it's possible. We are happy to assess your lock and determine what can be done to repair or replace it.
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Did you know that damaged locks make you more susceptible to burglary? It is easier to pick and break locks that are already compromised. If you see these signs, call us as soon as possible.
There are some warning signs that might help you avoid a lock replacement and allow for repair. Pay attention to locks that look rusty or keys that don't seem to work anymore in the lock. Especially when it is cold outside, locks sometimes show their deficits. You don't want to end up locked out on one of those cold nights, so be sure to consult us to see if we can repair your lock.
We recommend homeowners prioritize maintaining their locks. Don't simply take for granted that the lock will always work correctly. Rather, take steps to ensure that it does. Our locksmiths can help with maintenance and repairs before you get to the point of needing a lock change.
If your lock was broken during a break-in, that proves you need a stronger lock. If someone used force to break through the lock, it will likely need a complete lock change. Such force can cause internal damage that renders the locks useless. Also keep in mind that even if you don't see the damage, the lock could fail and leave you locked out of your house.
There are some things to watch for that could keep a lock replacement at bay. If you see a lock is rusting, or if you have to jiggle the key too much to get it to unlock, you need to have your lock looked at by a professional locksmith.
Sometimes failing locks are hardest to open in cold weather, and you don't want to be left outside because your lock has completely stopped working and your key won't work.
Having a secure lock and door is essential. That's why you should not hesitate to call at the first sign of trouble. Waiting too long to address a broken lock definitely can lead to bigger problems.
We are here to help you make the decision that is right for your home and family.
We also suggest you maintain your locks or hire us to help you with that task. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your lock and make sure it remains in good working order. Making sure your locks and doors are solid is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner to protect your home and family.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
Many people like the ease and efficiency of smart locks that use combinations and pin pads instead of keys. If you or someone in your family tend to misplace their keys, this could be a great choice for you. If you ever have trouble remember the secret codes, they can be reset. That's a lot easier than having to rekey locks.
If some people prefer the traditional key entry, many of the smart locks available offer that ability as well.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us. We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
We are proud to offer our customers the highest quality products and exemplary service, all at an affordable price. We will give you an honest estimate for any services we provide before the work starts. You can rest easy knowing your home is secure.
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