Our locksmiths can change locks for:
- moving into a new home
- changes to a single key system
- keys that have been lost or stolen
- replacing old or damaged locks
- updating your security
Our locksmiths can change locks for:
Updating or changing locks can be the best way to ensure your security. Your only as secure as the locks installed.
Changing locks means, either replacing the lock or having the lock rekeyed.
Where you’re considering installing new locks, you have 2 options:
Rekeying means, creating new keys so that old keys will no longer work or open the lock.
Our locksmiths can advise what would be best for your situation. We can install new locks or rekey them with new and updated keys.
Existing locks should be replaced where:
Where locks are professionally by a locksmith you’ll save time, have peace of mind of security, with years of trouble free security. l
When a locksmith rekeys locks, the locksmith changes the key of the lock but keeps the lock.
The lock is then taken apart and the locksmith replaces the “key pins” or “tumblers” inside mechanism.
Once the key pins are replaced, the old key will no longer work. Unless the lock mechanism itself is broken or worn many locks can be rekeyed saving money.
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
Your home and business security depends on your locks.
Locks are there solely for the purpose of providing a defense against unwanted entry.
How well a door and lock system works, depends on a number of factors: their design, construction, installation and proper application.
Fortunately, most burglars are not very sophisticated, and if your locks are immune to force, many times entry can be stopped.
When our locksmiths install locks, we ensure they are secure, installed properly with no gaps, while fitting tight within the door and door frame.
The basic rule of the use of locks for home security is never rely on a key-in-knob lockset. Key-in-knob locksets do not protection against forced entry, and are not 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, which can be can be easily slipped and defeated.
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.
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.
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.
Let me help you with your lock issues.
Our company has been helping homeowners and businesses throughout Durham Region of over 25 years. As locksmiths we have the experience and background to ensure your locks are installed properly, giving years of trouble free security.
When you call our company you’ll speak directly to one of our locksmiths (no call centre’s or referral websites).
Discuss the issue with the locksmith, we’ll listen and advise you how we can best help you. We’ll give you a quote for service, that we stand-by without add-ons or hidden fees.
3 weeks ago
★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. I called for a lockout service and they arrived within the hour. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast they came. Al was friendly and didn’t try to sell me stuff I didn’t need. Appreciate the great service I received today. Thank you. I would highly recommend this company!.
4 weeks ago
★★★★★ Top notch service, fast service even in a busy day of emergency calls. The owner went out of his way to come himself to cut keys & explain the service. Do not look any further they are honest and upfront without any surprises. It’s hard to find great companies who will stick with their pricing and ensure everything was okay, don’t look any further these are your guys!.
1 month ago
★★★★★ Fantastic service. Called Al and Gord’s locksmith after being locked out. They showed up on time and were very professional. Definitely recommend for all your locksmith needs!
1 month ago
★★★★★ Wow! I phoned and asked about key cutting for a used filing cabinet and was quoted a price, including travel. I’m 40 km from Al & Gord and the fee was over $120. The next thing they said blew me away: they very kindly told me the key blank code for the cabinet lock and referred me to a locksmith, saving me at least $100. NOW that’s putting the customer first and showing a lot of integrity. Would definitely recommend these guys.