Reasons to call a locksmith
There are times when people need a locksmith. It is like calling an electrician, a plumber, a gas fitter or a recovery vehicle for a car. People know it is going to cost them but it is unfortunately unavoidable. Reasons to call a locksmith
We at Pip Lockout Locksmith understand this as we have been around for a good while. Customers go through all the stages of denial before eventually admitting they need some professional locksmith help. People will either have a go or just accept defeat and pull out the mobile phone and contact someone to come and have a look. Over the years we have seen this pattern many times.
Reasons to call a locksmith
1. Gaining entry also known as gain entry– Reasons to call a locksmith.
One of the reasons to call a locksmith is when you lose your keys. It is an emergency or sometimes not, we are locked out, keys have been mislaid, the key is stuck/broken or the darn lock will not open. There are many companies who can assist 24/7 if you can find one that is not going to cost you a small king’s ransom. Obviously, it is going to cost you more outside of normal working hours but there is no place like home.
In our experience, this is the number one reason people reach for their phone to call a locksmith, gaining entry is to our abode is so important to us. Think how lucky we are, we all have mobile telephones (unless it is locked inside).
2. Faulty locks – Reasons to call a locksmith.
Similar in many ways to number one but number two is faulty locks. This problem can make us be locked out, locked in or just worried about not being able to have the security they offer overnight. Faulty locks repair can be something really silly that has gone wrong or it could mean you need things replaced. 4 out of 10 instances we go to who have this problem know that the lock has been playing up for a while but have just not got around to fixing it.
3. Lock changes and lock upgrades
The remaining 6 out of 10 of the above know there is a problem with their locks and do call a locksmith before the problem gets any worse.
There are many other reasons people want lock changes. Splitting up with a partner causes a high incidence of wanting locks changed.
Also some of the clever people around know they have mislaid a key somewhere but would rather not leave it to chance that it may have been actually taken by someone else.
There are many reasons for wanting a lock changed. But, from our experience above are the main ones. Without wanting to preach to anyone, this is also a good time to think about an upgrade to your existing locks as they may have been there for a good while and every cloud has a silver lining, lock upgrades may have been overdue.
4. New Property lock repacementReasons to call a locksmith.
It is important when moving into a new property to call a locksmith and get the locks changed. Unless the property is brand new there is no way you can find out the history of it or of how many people may be in possession of the front/ back door key.
Even with a new property you really have no idea how many pairs of hands the keys have been in. Did the new property come with 6 keys and the developers have only handed you 4? You will never really know. Protecting your valuables should be a priority and most people do think ahead and get rekeys sorted before they arrive with the removal van. A new home new locks is a must.
5. Burglary repairs Reasons to call a locksmith.
Getting your home/ business burgled is no laughing matter. However, it does happen. You need to contact a locksmith just after you have got off the telephone to the insurance and police. It is a difficult time but security is of the essence too.
“Burglars come back to the same houses quite often. Burglary repairs. They do this because of a number of motives. It’s guaranteed that the people they robbed replaced the stuff they stole the first time, and often these replacements are of better quality than the original” (see reference).
If you are insured then the best prevention is to upgrade the locks and make sure there is no return, even if it was not a break and enter the situation.
6. Locksmith House Insurance Quotes & Security Checks
We often get called by customers to check the security of homes and businesses as a lot of insurance companies insist on certain locks on doors and windows in order to validate their insurance cover. We can help you satisfy their demands. Call us for a free survey. Security checks should be done regularly on any proper you own, just to make sure you have not missed anything.
Small tip from experience. When going for home insurance quotes you will usually find that the ones that offer cheaper insurance are the one’s that will want you to have a higher standard of security. Up to you to decide which is cheaper. It is a good time to update the security of your property and keep the things you treasure most within a secure environment.
7. People who DIY and people who never DIY Reasons to call a locksmith.
People who DIY often have reasons to call a locksmith, because they have started a project and are unable to finish it. Locksmiths often get calls from customers who need assistance and when they arrive they are handed 300 pieces of a door mechanism and the person says please help.
Another example of this is people who want to fit keyless entry systems and have lost the will to live.
The flip side of this is people who do not want to have a go and mess things up. They will call and ask if we can fit and install security items and locks.
Source: – Burglars
Reasons to call a locksmith
From experience, it is far better and cheaper for our clients for us to come and rectify a problem on an open door or window than it is to try and open it from closed and locked.