Most people don’t think about the integrity of their locks but understanding the hardware on your doors and how it functions will help you keep them in good working order. If you do not know the signs of a failing lock, it is time to learn! After all, your locks are crucial for keeping your home safe and secure. First Lock & Security Technologies outlines the tell-tale signs your locks require repair or replacing.
Upgrade Locks after a Break-In
If you have recently had a break-in, there is a very good chance that your locks have been damaged or compromised. Even if you experienced an attempted break-in where the burglars were not successful. Your locks may be compromised, even if you can’t see the damage. Upgrading to higher security locks after a break-in, will give you the peace of mind you need that your loved ones are safe.
Fix a Lock that Won’t Turn Easily
If you are constantly struggling to either lock or unlock your door, you may need a new set of locks! Keys are designed to turn smoothly with only minor effort and there should be very little resistance on the part of the mechanism. Depending on the cause of the problem, First Lock & Security Technologies may be able to repair the lock mechanism but sometimes it is necessary to have us change it out entirely.
Desire to Make Door Lock Feel More Secure
Have you noticed your lock does not feel as secure as it used to? Maybe you feel some play in the lock, or the lock feels like you could easily unlock it without a key. If so, it is likely that the latch or lock isn’t secured the way it should be to keep your family safe and secure. To keep thieves at bay, it is essential your locks are functioning properly. A determined burglar will easily get through a lock that is not in proper working order.
Broken Key in Lock
If you have had a key break off in your lock, there is a good chance that your lock was starting to fail. One of the most common causes of broken keys is when they are put into a lock that is too tight and difficult to turn. The pressure from trying to open the lock causes it to break. Getting a broken key out of a lock is no easy feat and you are left vulnerable while the key is stuck in there, especially if you are unable to lock your door. At First Lock & Security Technologies, our locksmiths are professionals equipped with all the tools to remove keys that have broken off in locks and to resolve the problem that caused the key to break.
Been a Long Time since Locks were Replaced
If you don’t remember when you last changed your locks or it has been years, it may mean it’s time for an upgrade, especially if your locks are starting to show some wear and tear. In some instances, you may not be sure if someone has made copies of your keys or has access to them.
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Locks are an essential part of your home security and it’s a good idea to inspect them for any signs that they’re failing, such as sticking doors or clicking noises when locking and unlocking the door. When it comes time for you to change out your locks call First Locks & Security Technologies. Our certified locksmiths are experts in everything lock and key!