When should I consider a lock replacement?

Should I repair my locks, or do I need a complete lock replacement? This is a question we get asked time and time again, and the simple (some would say unhelpful) answer is... it depends.

Every situation needs to be judged on its own merits. This is why we offer a free call out and assessment service, so we can help you decide which is the right option for you.

That said, there are some situations where you will most definitely need to replace your locks.

You've moved into a new house

A complete lock replacement can give you peace of mind when you move into a new home. We recommend changing all your door locks as soon as practically possible to improve the security of your property.

Think how many spare keys you've given out over the years - workmen, neighbours, friends and family, to name but a few. How many of these do you remember receiving back?

There's a fairly decent chance the previous owners of your new home did exactly the same, which is why we've put together our Home Mover Lock Package. We'll change all your locks with products that meet British Standards, so your security becomes one less thing to worry about.

Existing locks are damaged beyond repair

An experienced locksmith in South Yorkshire will be able to tell whether it's possible to carry out repairs on a faulty door lock, or if a complete replacement is the best option.

It might be that the cylinder within the lock no longer functions, or your key won't turn properly. In either of these situations, changing the locks will be the most effective option.

Improving your home's security

A break-in can leave you on edge and fearful of your safety. If you've been a victim of burglary, a complete lock replacement can help you feel at ease. This is particularly true if the thief used a key to gain entry to your home, such as through letterbox theft.

We only supply locks that are highly secure and built to the highest possible standards. You might want to take a closer look at our Anti-Snap Lock Package, which can be a cost-effective way to make your property more secure.

You suspect your locks might be cheap imitations

As with most products, locks come with different levels of quality. It's all too easy to buy cheap replacement locks online these days, which are unlikely to be up to the job of keeping your home or business secure.

When we carry out our free assessment, we'll be able to weigh up just how secure your existing locks are. Cheap imitations are simple to break, offering little security at all.

It's time to call KeyEdge Locksmiths

If you've had more lock repairs carried out than you care to remember, it might be time to think about a complete replacement. Our 20 years' industry experience tells us there's no substitute for quality, so why not give us a call on Barnsley  01226 920154.

A reputation of great customer service

I made enquiries with a couple of people but Stephen was very friendly, quick to respond and very flexible. I also was impressed with his website and reviews. When he came to do the work he was fast, tidy and did a brilliant (and really reasonably priced) job. I can't fault Stephen's friendly approach and warm demeanor.

Donna from Barnsley


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