At some point in time for one reason or another for most of us we will need a lock replacement on our house, flat or commercial premises. The first question that will cross most of our minds is how much does changing locks cost? What’s the damage going to be?
Like everything prices vary according to the brand, sturdiness and level of security the lock provides as well as the type of door you have. Locks can range in price from as little as £20 to as high as £389. Locks are like cars they all have the necessary functions, but you will pay more for a good quality product. A Toyota is not going to cost the same as a Rolls Royce, although they both do the same job.
Wooden doors and UPVC doors both require different types of locks. Most wooden doors require a RIM and 5 Lever Deadlock while a UPVC lock change usually requires a Euro type lock. The cost of a Euro Type of lock varies according to:
1. How many pins the lock has.
2. If the lock has an anti-drill protection.
3. If the lock has an anti-pick protection.
4. If the lock is snap secure.
5. If it meets British Standard (TS007).
6. How many stars the lock has.
Moving home and need to change the locks?
One of the most common reasons to change the locks is following a house move. Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re renting or you’re a business owner that has just moved its premises, it’s highly recommended that one of the first things you do is get the door locks changed and possibly upgraded. The risk of a break in may seem small, but unless you can be sure who has the keys to your property and how many are in circulation; it’s best to have peace of mind and not take any chances.
If you’re ever in the unfortunate position of having experienced a burglary, you’ll have another good reason to call the locksmith for a lock change/fitting. Now may be the time as well to get your locks and the general security to your home assessed. If you do decide that a lock upgrade is due, we recommend Mul-T-Lock or any other locks that meet British Standards. You might also want to consider installing a burglar alarm or CCTV system, two of the greatest tools for deterring burglars.
Lost keys are another common reason for replacing your door lock. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and rather than chance the risk of someone having unauthorised access to your home, it’s probably wise to get the lock replaced altogether.
Having issues with a faulty lock?
A faulty lock could be your reason for calling the locksmith. If you’re having problems with a worn out or unreliable lock, now might be the time to think about a replacement lock it if it’s beyond repair. If you want a good hardwearing reliable lock that will stand the test of time we recommend…