- You have lost your keys and are worried who may have found them and what they intend to do with them.
- You need to upgrade your locks to meet insurers minimum requirements so that your property id fully covered by your insurance policy.
- You have moved home and want to ensure you are the only one with a copy of the key to your house.
- Your current lock is, damaged, faulty or just needs replacing.
For most if you have experienced any of these or similar then you would get straight in touch with your local locksmith and have them change the locks, however there are a few out there that try to save time and money by attempting the lock change themselves.
Unfortunately, a lock change isn’t that simple, and it will take more than watching a few videos to successfully change a lock. You need to find the correct lock type and size for your door and ensure it meets the current British standard BS3621. If you don’t have a BS3621 lock installed, then it is likely that should you ever come to make a claim your insurance provider will not be willing to pay out on any claims.
Why You Should Get A Locksmith To Change The Locks
Once you have decided to change the locks at your property you have to consider that the new lock for your property could be slightly different is size or shape, to correctly install this you will need specialist tools and some joinery skills. If you don’t have the correct tools for the job, then you are likely to cause more damage and you will end up spending more money than you would of initially spent as your mistakes will have to be rectified.
You also need to have the knowledge and understanding of the British standards and what lock standard is required for your door type to ensure it meets or exceeds your insurers minimum standards and your property is properly secured and protected.
There are many different lock standards in the UK. BS3621 is a lock standard by British Standards Institute for thief-resistant locks which is the reason that most insurance companies do require that door locks must be fitted to a minimum of BS3621 British Standard.
So overall, it is much more time effective and cost effective to have a reliable local locksmith come and change the locks at your property. Locksmith have years of experience and training, and all the correct tools you would need for any lock change allowing them to quickly and effectively install the best lock for your door that meets current British standards and ensure it is done correctly to keep your home safe and secure.
If you need the locks changing at your home or business or need help with any of your other security measures contact Lime Locks Wirral today - 0151 353 9607