Lock Replacement v’s Repair
Home security is something that’s not always at the forefront of people’s minds, especially when dad to day life keeps you on your toes. With this said it is important to take a step back and consider the home security measures you have in place; ensure they are all in good working order and are as secure as they can be. By doing this you could potentially save yourself a lot of stress and heartache in the future.
Regardless of whether your house is a new build or hundreds of years old it is always a good idea to take a look at your current security measures and see if they can be improved upon. You should start with your locks; ensure they are in good working order and either meet or exceed BS3621 or TS007. This is important not only to improve upon the overall security of your home, but you could also find that your insurance premiums go down and you save money in the long run.
If something does go wrong with your lock what should you do? Have it repaired or replaced? Below you will find a helpful guide put together by our team at Acton Locks Locksmith that might help you make up your mind.
Repair or Replace?
When your lock is faulty be it due to tampering, general wear and tear or a vast array of other reasons that locks fail there is always one common dilemma that people face, should you get the lock repaired or replaced? For you to make this decision we believe it helps to first understand the different types of locks and their purpose.
What Lock Is Best For You?
There is a huge range of locks out they’re so choosing the right lock to suit your needs can be quite the task. The most common type of lock is a double or singe cylinder deadbolts, but for any of you that like a bit of tech there are plenty of keyless entry systems available to chose from as well. When it comes down to it the most important things to consider when choosing a lock are, are they insurance approved, so insurers will process any claims that may be placed in the future and are they snap safe, to prevent burglars from using the scarily easy method of lock snapping to break into your property.
Unfortunately, in this day and age it has never been more essential to ensure that you have good security measures in place in order to protect your belongings. When your locks start playing up some solutions are much simpler than others such as replacing a key whereas others may require a brand-new locking mechanism. It is always best to have a reliable locksmith to come and have a look at your lock, they will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action.
Peace of Mind
When it comes down to it the decision to have the lock repaired or replaced is down to you. Some choose to have the lock replaced for the extra piece of mind that they have a brand new, fully functioning, secure lock. And others are you happy in the knowledge that the lock is back in good working order after it has been repaired.
Whatever you decide for you faulty lock it is always worth calling in a reputable local locksmith to carry out the work, they will help you to chose the right lock for you needs and ensure it is correctly installed or repaired. If you attempt a lock repair or replacement yourself and don’t do it correctly you could leave your home vulnerable to a break in.
If you need you locks repaired or replaced, then contact Acton Locks Locksmith today – 01978 290521