One of the main safety features in your home is the locks on your doors. They are a key defence mechanism against burglars, intruders and unwanted guests entering your property. It is important that you replace the locks on your doors so your safety and security is never compromised and you can feel guarded and comfortable in your home. Here at 1stop Locksmiths Essex, we can help you to replace the locks on any door at your property using our skilled and efficient locksmiths.
Some of the reasons you may be required to replace your locks are:
Lost or Stolen Keys
If you have lost your keys or had them stolen, it is vital that you have your locks replaced immediately. If you fail to do so, your old set of keys could end up in the wrong hands and an intruder or burglar could let themselves into your home. If you find that you lose your keys a lot, it may be worth considering a smart lock for your home. This is a lock which is operated by using a security code and it could save you from a lot of worry and panic from repeatedly your losing keys.
An Occupant Has Moved Out
When an occupant moves out of your home, it is strongly recommended that you replace your locks. Whether it be a family member, friend, tenant or roommate; unwanted visits and entries to your home can be avoided by a simple lock replacement. Previous occupants may have lost a key, made a copy or accidentally left them in possession of someone who could have made copies and distributed them. This greatly increases your risk of break-ins and unwanted intruders, so its simply not worth the risk by keeping the same locks.
Moving into a New Property
It is always a good idea to replace your locks when moving into a new property. Although the home is yours, there is no way of knowing who may have made copies of your key or if previous tenants or homeowners still hold a key for your property.
Wear and tear
The older your locks are, the less strong and efficient they will be. You may find that your locks are becoming weak or stiff, this may be an indicator that your locks are not performing as they should be and could make break-ins and intruders gain easier access to your home. If your door shows any signs of damage, weaknesses, rust or wear, you should get your locks replaced as soon as possible to avoid any potential risks.
After a break-in
In the unfortunate event of a burglary or break-in, it is vital that you change your locks immediately. Burglars or intruders may have tampered with your locks and damaged them, this leaves your home vulnerable and becomes easy target for further break-ins. The burglar may have even taken a set of keys for your property and made copies, this is why you should have them replaced without any hesitation.
If you require an upgrade or replacement of any locks in your home, our skilled and professional locksmiths can provide you with a fast and efficient service. We can also provide you with an emergency 24 hour service and be with you on hand when those emergency situations arise. If you would like anymore information about our services, then please do not hesitate to contact us here at 1stop Locksmiths Essex. We look forward to hearing from you.
At 1stop Locksmiths Essex we can install, repair and modify locks on almost everything. From cars to houses, office buildings and garages; we can offer our services to people who are locked out or want to seek advice about their security systems.
What does a Locksmith do?
A locksmith is a skilled tradesmen who works with almost any type of lock such as: doors, windows, garages, cars and safes etc. They can help you gain access to your property or car if you become locked out and they can help you with installing or upgrading your security. Locksmiths have the skill to duplicate keys, bypass locks and adjust lock combinations. They are highly skilled and knowledgable about all types of locks from residential to commercial buildings and take vital steps to ensure your safety and security.
From repairing to access, installation and programming, 1stop Locksmiths Essex can help you by making your property safe and secure. We also offer a handy 24 hour call out service for emergency situations.
Many people think that a locksmith just comes out to you when you are locked out, this is not the case; many locksmiths also provide other services. At1stop Locksmiths Essex, we are not limited to just picking locks, some of our services include:
Key Cutting – We can cut keys for residential homes, commercial properties, vehicles, windows, garages and safes etc.
Windows and Doors – We are able to provide various locks for almost any type of window and door, we can help to install a new lock or repair/adjust an existing one.
Vehicles - We are able to provide you with an auto locksmithing service which enables you to gain access to your vehicle. We can provide you with new keys, repair existing keys and program/reprogram transponder and remote keys for your car or other type vehicle.
Safes – We can help you by installing, repairing and gaining access to most security safe/vault locks. From manual installation to programming, we can help you keep your safe strong and secure.
Emergency 24 Hour Service- If you find yourself locked out in the middle of the night or need your locks replacing/repairing after a break in; we are able to provide you with an emergency 24 hour service.
A locksmith can be a huge relief to many people for a variety of reasons. Once you use a locksmith for the first time, it is a good idea to keep the same locksmith for any future services; this is especially true for many businesses and commercial buildings. When a locksmith installs or repairs any locks in a building, they become very familiar with that type of lock or mechanism. This becomes handy when they are called out in future as it makes the job quicker and less complicated. Some locksmiths are requested to hold extra sets of keys for the building so speedy access can be made. You can request a locksmith to hold records and important information about your building, so when repair or replacement services are needed; the information is on hand. Security systems and codes can also be noted down so that they can be changed in the event of break-ins, security breaches and forgotten information. By using the same locksmith, the services of repairing, replacing and gaining access is quicker and more efficient.
If you would like to use any of our services or would like to know more information, please do not hesitate to contact us here at 1stop Locksmiths Essex. We will be happy to help with any job whether big or small, covering all areas in Essex and surrounding county’s. We look forward to hearing from you.