06 Nov Reasons For Locksmith Call Outs
There are many reasons why you may need the services of a locksmith, some are a lot more common than the others. Below our team at Wilson’s Independent Locksmiths have put together a few of the most common reasons that people require the services of a locksmith so if you do ever find yourself in one of these unfortunate situations you will know exactly what to do.
We have to mention this one first as it is by far one of the most common reasons for people calling out a locksmith. For most this is an incredibly stressful situation to be in fortunately, any reliable locksmith will be able to quickly help you gain entry to your property without causing any damage and even supply and fit a new lock with a new set of keys if necessary. If you do ever find yourself requiring the services of a locksmith to gain entry to your home or business then be sure to ask them if they are able to gain entry to your property without causing any damage to the existing lock and door frame as there are unfortunately some rouge traders out their!
Lock Changes and Upgrades
It is becoming increasingly common for us locksmiths to get called out to come and upgrade existing locks. This is in part, due to insurers getting stricter with their minimum requirements for the standard of lock you have installed at your property. In most cases in order to take out a new insurance policy insures will require your locks to either meet or exceed BS3621 before they will provide you with any sort of cover. Also, in some cases, existing policies may be deemed void if you do fall victim to a break in and your locks at the time did not meet BS3621 and they will be unlikely to process any claims!
So, the majority of lock changes are done to improve upon the overall security of a property. With this said another common reason for a lock change or upgrade is when people move into a new property. You should always get the locks changed when you move into a new property as you can never be sure of how many keys are still in circulation from previous owners. This is also something that some insurers will require you to do when you move into a new property.
Again, this is another common call out for locksmiths. Like anything locks are susceptible to wear and tear, mainly due to how frequently we need use them. When a lock fails, it is not always necessary to have the lock changed completely, in some cases is a lot more cost effective to have the lock repaired. Any good locksmith will be able to identify the fault and advise you accordingly.
Unfortunately, burglaries are extremely common across the whole of the UK. And a new technique called lock snapping that burglars have discovered is making it incredibly quick and easy for them to break into a property. Fortunately, there is a way to protect your property against burglars using this method to break-in. Snap safe locks have been specifically designed to combat this method. You can call your local locksmith and ask them to upgrade your existing locks to snap safe locks, they will be able to supply and fit the locks for you. If you have already fallen victim to a burglary, then a reliable local locksmith will be able to come and repair or replace any damaged locks and ensure that they leave your property even more secure than it was before.
If you require the services of a reliable local locksmith for any of the above then contact Wilson’s Independent Locksmiths today – 01536 292 293