Residential locksmith changes locks on new house


Changing Locks on My New Home- Philadelphia Locksmith

It’s an essential step changing the locks when you move into a new house. You want to feel at peace knowing that nobody has the key and access to your property. It’s possible that a realtor and even building contractor has the copy of your key, which makes it an unknown number of copies you don’t want to track, when you can simply call a locksmith and change the lock. Here are few things you need to consider before booking the service:

  • Do you  need a lock repair too? Make sure there are no other damaged locks in your house that need to be repaired to get a precise estimated cost before the arrival of our specialist. Although, we will take care of it on site.
  • Maybe rekeying your lock is a better option? Either way we’ve got you covered, whether it’s repairing, rekeying or installing a new lock.
  • Make sure you are using the best quality locks. There is an enormous choice of the model of a door lock: Domestic, Chinese or European models. We can help you to choose the best one based on your situation and give recommendations. Quality of the lock is of utmost importance when it comes to the entry door.


How much does it cost to change the lock?

You don’t want to cut corners when it comes to your security, but we promise the most competitive prices in Philadelphia on locksmith services. We will give you a few examples of our estimated prices on residential locksmith services:

  • Residential lockout service – $65 – $150
  • Lock rekey or tumbler – $29 – $79
  • Residential knob lock - $55 – $149 (including installation)
  • residential deadbolt lock 55 -149 (including installation)
  • Residential jimmy proof - 85 – 195 (including installation)
  • Electrical and mechanical keypad locks, including installation - $220 – $350
  • Residential handle set - $175 – $385 (include installation)
  • Installation of pre-purchased locks by the customer – $35- $150

We also offer mailbox lock change, safe lockout and handling garage door locks.


Should I change locks or should I rekey?

Sometimes the locks your door already has are so durable or beautiful, you don’t want to replace it. In this case, rekeying is a great solution. After a lock is rekeyed, it can be opened with the use of a new key, thus there’s nobody else that has your new key, unless you give them a copy. Here are some facts you may want to consider when thinking of rekeying instead of replacing them:

  • You can’t rekey a lock if it’s not functional and it’s simply impossible to repair;
  • It’s cheaper to rekey a lock than buying a new one and replacing it;
  • Philadelphia locksmith- Fast Local Locksmith can add some extra security pins to improve the security.


Electronic Lock Installation

Nearly every day, new technologies are introduced to make our lives easier. One of the features that protects our property is a keyless entry system. Since you are going to change a lock anyway, maybe you’d like to consider installing an electronic lock, we've compiled a list of benefits and drawbacks to help you make an informed decision.

Pros of electronic lock

  • You won't have to carry a key with you, therefore you won't lose it.
  • Giving someone a key does not require an appointment. When someone comes to visit or sits at your house while you're gone, you just give them a code.
  • You can track who enters and exits your home at what time with some keyless systems.
  • If you rent your apartment or house out while you're on vacation, both the tenant and the cleaning lady can come in without you hiding the key under the rug, which we all know is dangerous.
  • You will not be locked out from the apartment. In this case, we have an emergency locksmith specialist that is at your service 24/7.


Cons of an electronic lock

  • We can't always rely on technology; a power outage, for example, might disrupt the system.
  • There's a risk you'll forget your code, but you can always call Fast Local Locksmith for assistance.
  • It costs a little more than a typical lock system.

Take note that electronic lock doesn’t necessarily mean high security, they are made for convenience. It’s better if you choose bluetooth-enabled locks since they consume less power.


Buying Locks

When you book Philadelphia locksmith - Fast Local Locksmith service, we bring high-quality locks for you, but if you want to pick them yourself, we will give you some advice. First, make sure it meets your security needs, this is something that needs to last for years and protect you from intruders.

Make sure the locks fit the door construction, you don’t want several trips back to the store. Also, it’s better if it fits the building design.

Keep in mind how many locks you are going to need for each room and most importantly the front door.

It’s important where you buy locks, make sure that the distributor company has a great reputation, you don’t want a sketchy company that no one knows about or has questionable reviews.

Consider buying a keyed-alike option when buying new locks for your home, it’s always easier for a locksmith to deal with them later in case you need it.


How do I replace locks?

Here are three main ways: you change it yourself, ask someone a favor, or call a reliable locksmith. It’s always the best way to call a local locksmith to make sure the work is done properly. You only change locks once in the beginning when you move into a new house and who knows?! Maybe you will not need to deal with it for another 10 years, so it’s not exactly treating yourself if you call a locksmith. If you're a handy person, you can try it yourself too, if not, you’d better not, since you might damage the door so much that it will cost you more to repair it later, including installing a new lock.

Our expert will explain all kinds of options and considerations which is a bonus. This way, you will save time and money when a specialist is dealing with it.

If you have any questions about residential locksmith services, you need estimated prices or to book a service, call us:  (215)7150751

Fast Local Locksmith – we have a highly qualified and experienced specialist who can replace any type of door lock quickly, efficiently, accurately. During the process of working we use modern equipment and instruments, so it will not cause damage to the door.

We will serve you whenever you need us!

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