Home Security

Home Security

Home Security, Locksmith Services

Getting Locks Changed?

Are you thinking of changing the locks on your property?

If you’ve just moved into a new house, or live in a neighborhood that’s increasingly becoming prone to criminal activity, it might be high time you changed the locks on your house.  Getting locks changed is the first step in helping you feel safe in your own home. Thanks to locksmiths such as Lockout Squad Locksmiths, you can have your entire house lock system changed in one day.

When should you consider getting locks changed?

There are several circumstances in which we always advise people to get their locks changed. These include:

  • When you’ve lost your keys,
  • When you’ve recently moved into a new home,
  • When you’re going through a divorce, dispute, separation,
  • When you’ve suffered an attempted break in,
  • When you’ve misplaced your spare key,
  • When the locks are worn out and have been there for years.

If for any reason you feel unsafe in your house, getting locks changed might help considerably in restoring a sense of peace. You may also want to add additional security measures such as CCTV to help you monitor what’s happening in your backyard and porch area.

Who to hire to get locks changed?

If you’re thinking of getting house door locks changed, you will need to hire a local locksmith to do the job. Residents of Sydney can count on the Lockout Squad Locksmiths for lock replacements, key copying, and installation of cameras, intercoms, and other security features.

How to hire a good locksmith?

You want to work with a locksmith company that’s reputable, trustworthy, and competent. For this reason you should take time to ask for referrals from friends and family about such a locksmith. Do a background check on the locksmith leads you received. You can start by going through their websites and then scheduling a visit to clarify any questions you may have. Once you’re satisfied, and you’ve got a quote, you can proceed to sign the contract and the locksmith will get right to work changing your house locks.

Which locks should you get installed?

The home security market is inundated by so many locking systems and devices, some being very high end and expensive using bio-metric sensors. However, this is not to say that regular lock-and-key mechanisms are no longer in use. Talk to your locksmith to find out what your options are. In fact, you can have a combination of both high tech entry systems and old fashioned lock-and-key systems in different parts of your home if you so wish.

Locksmith near you in Sydney

Lockout Squad Locksmiths are here to help, offering a 24-hour locksmith service. Call us on 0425 000 888 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information. You can also drop by our shop located at Railway Station, Shop 1 Martin Pl, Sydney.


Car Key Replacement, Commercial Locksmiths, Home Security, Latest News, Locksmith Services

How Do Locksmiths Open Doors – Did You Know This Before?

Have you locked yourself out of your house or car?

Forgetting your keys and locking yourself outside of your house or car can happen to anyone. With life being as hectic as it is, it’s not uncommon to find that you find that you’ve misplaced your keys. Fortunately for you, there are licensed locksmiths in Australia who can help you regain entrance to your house or car. However, have you ever stopped to ask but just how do locksmiths open doors?

Let’s have a look at the conventional techniques.

Bump keys
These are specially designed keys to bypass a pin tumbler lock. These keys are designed in such a way that they break in the lock’s pin mechanism. Bump keys have been around for a while and are still used effectively because 90% of houses still feature the conventional tumbler lock.

Lock picking
Lock picking involves having to open a four-pin lock. Four-pin locks feature four internal rods arranged in such a way that a certain configuration can turn the mechanism to unlock. The length of each rod/pin differs from all other pins. The idea is to lift all fours pins at a time to a certain level to allow the mechanism to turn.

Locksmiths have a lock picking kit featuring all essential components to lift the pins to the desired height at a given time. But the process requires expertise, experience, and skill to open the said lock.

How do locksmiths open car doors?
What about car doors?
How do locksmiths open car doors?

The idea is to unlock the car without damaging its lock mechanism. This is a bit harder as compared to opening conventional locks. Following are some reliable ways locksmiths use to unlock car doors.
1. Reprogramming
The keyless entry system of contemporary vehicles means that programming is essential to unlocking the car. Professional locksmiths in Sydney have a profound knowledge of reprogramming keyless entry systems to unlock the vehicle.
2. Key analyzer
Another way to unlock a keyless entry system involves using a key analyzer also known as a VATS Passkey Decoder. The technique helps the locksmith to precisely know the Electrical Resistance Values of the specific vehicle. Once they know the code, locksmiths use the mechanical key cutter to make the new key that precisely resembles the original key.

Locksmith Sydney services

If you’re in need of a locksmith in Sydney, look no further than Lockout Squad Locksmith. We use the latest and most efficient unlocking techniques to serve our clients. We are fully licensed and our team comprises of duly certified locksmiths ready to serve you 24/7.