Too many homeowners just don’t think about their doors locks much but understanding the hardware on your doors and how it functions will help you keep them working well. After all, your locks are crucial for keeping your home safe and secure. If you do not know the signs of a failing lock, it is never too late! First Lock & Security Technologies outlines the tell-tale signs your locks require repair or replacing.
Fix a Lock that is Not Turning Easily
If you are frequently struggling to lock or unlock your door, you may want to get that resolved before you get locked out or worse yet locked in! Keys are designed to turn smoothly with only minor effort and there should be very little resistance on the part of the locking 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 the lock out entirely.
Need to Get Broken Key Out of Lock
When a key breaks off in a lock, it is likely a sign of bigger problem within the lock itself. 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 task and you are left vulnerable while the key is stuck in there, especially if you are unable to lock your door to stop intruders. 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 in the first place.
Upgrade Locks after a Break-In
If you have recently had a break-in, there is a very good chance that your locks may have been damaged. And if you experienced an attempted break-in where the burglars were not successful, your locks may be compromised, even if you can’t see any physical damage. Better than replacing your locks is upgrading to higher security locks after a break-in. This will give you the peace of mind you need that your loved ones are safe.
Make Door Lock Feel More Secure
Have you noticed your lock does not feel as secure as it used to? Perhaps you feel some play in the lock, or the lock feels like you could easily unlock it without a key. In these circumstances, 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 criminals at bay, properly functioning locks are essential.
Overdue for Door Locks to Be Replaced
If you do not recall when your locks were last serviced or you know it has been years, it is a good idea to upgrade them, especially if your locks are starting to show some wear and tear or other signs of failing. In some instances, you may not be sure if copies of your keys were made and/or who has access to them.
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Locks are an essential part of any home security protocol and it is always a good idea to inspect them for any signs that they are wearing out or failing, such as sticking doors or clicking noises when locking and unlocking the door. When the time comes to change out your locks, call the licensed and certified locksmiths at First Lock & Security Technologies or come by our shop in Los Altos, CA for a face to face meeting!