As Durham Region locksmiths we change and install locks for home or business security, including:
Lock Changes, Installations and Service
Mobile lock changing & installation services in Durham Region!
Why Change Locks?
- moving into a new home
- changes to a single key system
- keys that have been lost or stolen
- replacing old or damaged locks
- better locks for better security
Whether you need all your locks rekeyed or new locks installed, our mobile locksmiths provide complete on site service.
Your home or business is only as secure as the locks.
Changing Locks vs Rekeying
Where you have a situation where you’re considering installing new locks, you have 2 options:
- install new lock hardware, or
- rekey existing locks
Purchasing and installing new lock is an option, but many times existing locks can be rekeyed and have new keys made.
Replacing Door Locks
Where new locks are installed, the existing locks are replaced by a new complete system.
Replacing door locks is the most complete way of ensuring your home or business security.
The door handle, door strike and deadbolts are new, ensuring your security for years to come.
Rekeying locks is a very common way of changing the keys to your current locks.
Rekeying a lock involves opening the lock and replacing or moving the internal pins to re-align them. Then we are able to match the lock to a new key. Rekeying a lock may be more cost effective than buying and installing new locks.
Let us take a look at what you currently have and we can advise you on what’s best. Rekeying may be the way to go, but we would need to see the locks and doors first to make that assessment.
Best Reviewed for Lock Changes & Installations
We don’t say that we are the best locksmith for lock changes and installations, but our customers do! We are the best reviewed locksmith in Durham Region.
Al & Gord’s Lock & Key have been serving Durham Region since 1997. We’re professional, licensed and bonded for your security.
We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and guarantee our services.
Our services are fast and accurate. Give us a call today.
Great service, I was given a quote upfront which was honest and reasonable. Gord was right on time and re keyed 3 doors in 30 minutes. Friendly, reliable, no upsell… the bill matched the quote… perfect. Gord runs the business with great customer service and I was delighted. Lynn Hilborn, Whitby GoogleReviews
No Obligation Lock Changing or Installation Quote
Wonder what the cost is for changing your locks?
We’re happy to give you a quote over the phone or send us an email. Describe your issue to our experienced locksmiths and we’ll give you a quote that we stand by.
No up-sells, come-ons, or add on fees.
As Durham Region locksmiths we’ll give you a competitive price for rekeying locks or lock installations. We stand by our service with a complete customer service guarantee.
When Should Locks be Replaced
Existing locks should be replaced where:
- you’re concerned about your security
- where unauthorized persons have keys to your locks
- where the lock is worn, loose or feels sloppy
Installing new locks can often be complicated. Many times a new lock installation requires the use of a drill and chisel to be properly installed against the strike plate.
Where locks are professionally installed:
- you’ll save time
- have peace of mind of security
- lock is installed & working properly
Whether to buy new hardware, install new locks or to rekey your existing locks, is a decision we’re happy to give you advice about.
What Makes a Good Lock
A major part of your home security depends on your locks.
Locks are probably the only items in or on your home that are there solely for the purpose of providing a defense against unwanted intrusion. How well they do their job depends on a number of factors: their design, construction, installation, and proper application.
Door locks must withstand common burglary attacks. Otherwise you might as well not have them. Fortunately, the techniques used by the residential burglar are not very sophisticated, and if your locks are immune to them they will probably give up and go away.
Locks must be secure, installed properly with no gaps tight within the door and door frame.
Many homes may have the key-in-knob lockset. The basic rule of the use of locks for home security is never rely on a key-in-knob lockset for protection against forced entry.
It is never adequate under any condition. On most deadbolt locks the locking deadbolt is buried in the door, or mounted on the inside of the door — out of reach of the burglar.
Not so with a key-in-knob lockset. The lock mechanism is inside the doorknob and once the burglar has knocked, wrenched, twisted, or pried off the knob, the mechanism is easily accessible. Many key-in-knob locksets can be easily slipped and defeated.
KEY-IN-KNOB LOCKSETS are also known as cylindrical locksets or entrance sets. A key-in-knob lockset should be considered a privacy latch, where deadbolts should be on doors requiring security.
A deadbolt lock is any lock containing a deadbolt, a shaft of steel going from the lock body into the frame of the door.
The deadbolt requires a key and has a thumb turn on the inside for opening.
Horizontal deadbolts must have a throw of at least one inch to be considered adequate security. Shorter throw deadbolts are too vulnerable to frame spreading, a common burglar attack.
Emergency, full-service & mobile locksmith company!
If you find yourself in a situation and need a lock rekeyed or a new lock installed right away, call us and we’ll be there to help you out ASAP.
Assisting people during emergencies is what we’ve built our business on and rekeying locks and new installations are a common occurrence. We know what we’re doing and can provide the right services for you.
As a mobile locksmith, we can (and will) be at your door and ready to complete the work as quick as we can from the time of your call.
You’ll enjoy the convenience of having the work taken care of right there in your own home or business. Simple!
Call for a risk-free, no obligation quote for lock rekeying and new installations
Need a lock rekeyed or want to install new locks? Call us for a chat about your needs and we can come up with a price for you.
We stand behind our lock rekey and installation quotes and will give them to you in writing if you wish as well.