Why You Need a Locksmith on Speed Dial

man locked out of his car, keys on drivers seatYou probably have a couple of numbers on speed dial, including 911 emergency services, your spouse’s, your best friend’s, and your mom’s/dad’s. But have you ever thought of adding a locksmith’s number to that list?

A locksmith offers a variety of locks and security services that restrict access to your property. Here are the top four reasons why it is essential to have your local Bucks County locksmith’s service number on speed dial.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bucks-Montgomery County Locksmith

Bucks-Montgomery County LocksmithIf you’ve ever misplaced your keys or felt that familiar twist in your stomach as a door accidentally swung closed with your keys on the wrong side of it, you know how helpless and vulnerable a forgetful moment can make you feel.

What will you do now? How will you get back in?

As you mentally scour your list of people who may have a spare key and come up with nothing, you have a sudden moment of hope: You can call a locksmith!

Locksmiths are trained professionals who will help reunite you with your keys or access to a home or car quickly and safely — no fumbling with coat hangers or cards required.

Locksmiths can help you avoid that awkward late night call to a friend or family member with spare keys. You won’t need to inconvenience loved ones, and you won’t need to spend tense moments figuring out if you’ll look like a burglar trying to break into your own house or car.

Like most service industries, however, not all locksmiths are created equal — some provide superior service, and others … not so much. How can you tell the difference, especially when you’re in dire straits? It’s easy enough: Just use the following three questions as a guide.

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Re-Keying Locks

Locksmiths can help re-key your locks.

Lost your keys? Re-keying is a cost effective solution.

While many people install home security systems to protect their belongings and loved ones, the first line of defense for many homes and businesses is still a door lock. It is very common for people to either lose their keys or even have them stolen if they left them in a public area such as a gym or a coffee shop. The first fear is that by doing so, they will have to buy all-new locks, something that could cost them hundreds of dollars or in the case of businesses well over $1,000. Instead, many lock manufacturers make it easy to re-key the locks, or modify them so that the original access controls remain in place but new keys are required in order to open doors and gates.

Basics of Door Locks and Bolts

The reason that many homeowners want to re-key their locks is because it is less expensive than getting all-new sets for each door or window covered by the same key when they have lost an existing one or think that it may have been stolen. It is important to know how the lock works in order to understand what re-keying does. Continue reading