Repairs Needed On Security Door Locks01/11/2017 Back To Blog
Here we want to go over some of the ways in which your high security locks can fail and require serious repair. Broken or disabled locks are useless, and leave your property vulnerable. If any of the following faults happen to you, be sure to contact your local locksmith for an immediate solution. Allowing your home or property to go any number of nights without all of its windows and doors fully secured is hugely irresponsible.
Fully Disassembled Locks
Disassembled locks are often the result of a break in. Whether you have cylinder locks, handle locks or any other type of lock that can be pulled to pieces, access from the outside makes it possible to attack them. When you experience this you’ll need a locksmith to come and replace your broken lock with a new one. They will likely advise on a replacement design that is a vast improvement on the one that you've just lost. When your lock has been broken into, your keys are a concern. Once someone has access to your home, they may have had access to your keys, which can be copied and duplicated. For this reason it is always a very good idea to replace your lock for a brand new one that comes with a new set of keys.
Snapped or Broken Keys
Keys can be lost, stolen, broken or damaged out of shape. It is possible for keys to snap inside a lock if it is weakened or the lock is so stiff that it requires you to apply excessive force to open. When this happens, you will need a locksmith services expert to help create new keys. All professionals that offer mobile locksmith services should keep key cutting equipment with them for all visits. If you have an electronic auto lock, keys are not such an issue. Electrical or digital locks can be keyless, as they are opened with a passcode or alternative keyless system.
Broken Hinges or Casing
Simpler locks can incorporate hinges and straps that hold the lock in place. These can rust and deform in shape over time. If you have an electrical lock the device is usually contained within a compact compartment, and can be dislodged, installed incorrectly or damaged through an accident. In either of these cases the lock should be repaired by a locksmith or replaced completely if the lock is disrupted from functioning fully.