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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.


Locksmith Services, Lost Keys

How to Replace a Lost Key ?

Have you lost keys and not sure what you’re going to do?

Losing your house keys, office keys, or keys to any place can be frustrating – especially if you don’t have a spare key on hand. For security reasons it also becomes an issue which needs to be resolved quickly. Lockout Squad Locksmiths talk you through what to do when you’ve lost your keys.

Step 1 – Call a Locksmith to unlock the door

In the event that you’ve lost your house keys, your first point of contact should be a locksmith to help you unlock your door. Residents of Sydney can Call (0425 000 888) their local locksmiths Lockout Squad Locksmiths any time, day or night for emergency services. Never attempt to break into your own property, or to unlock a door without prior experience. You might end up doing more harm to the entire lock system than necessary.

Step 2 – Ask about your key and door lock options

Locksmiths are trained professionals who try by all means to unlock the door without damaging the entry system. Depending on the door locking mechanism, it might need a complete replacement if you’re worried about security. The locksmith will be able to advise you on the best way forward once they’ve finished unlocking the door for you.

Step 3 – Get lock system changed

If the door lock system has been compromised it is recommended to get the entire door lock system changed as soon as possible. Normally this can all be done on the same day. It may take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours depending on the new lock system being installed, but at least you’ll be able to sleep in peace that night.

Step 4- Get several copies of your keys made

If the door system is still intact after the locksmith has opened it for you, and you have your spare set of keys in the house, it is advisable to get this set copied by the locksmith. Copying of keys doesn’t take long with most locksmiths offering same-day service.

Step 5- Find safe places to store spare keys

Now that you’ve got a couple of spare keys from the locksmith, it’s imperative that you find somewhere safe to store these keys. If you trust your neighbors, you might consider asking them to hold onto a set of your spare keys. If not, consider keeping a set in your car’s dashboard, in a post-office box, with a friend or family member. If you don’t have anyone to leave your spare key with, consider an obscure place on your property to hide your key.

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.