Indianapolis RESIDENTIAL LOCK CHANGE SERVICE
If you are in need of a lock change at your home, look no further than us Our highly skilled locksmiths serve our neighbors and customers throughout the metro area around the clock. We are confident you will appreciate our care and great work whenever you need us. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions about lock changes. You can reach us day or night.
How do I know if we have to replace or repair my lock?
Some customers think they can simply repair their locks. That might be an option if there is no internal damage. But if your lock is severely damaged, replacing it is the best choice. The qualified technicians at We can examine your lock and give you their professional advice about your lock change.
This can be the case when damage results from an external force (such as an attempted burglary or a break-in). Sometimes the locks on well-used doors simply break down over time. When that happens, the best solution to secure your home is a lock change.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock replacement. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock. Because your door is integral to your home security, it's important to make the choice that provides you the best protection.
How long will it take to replace my lock?
We pride ourselves on prompt service. The qualified locksmiths at We can usually change a lock in as little as 20 to 30 minutes. The exact time depends upon the lock that was damaged and the lock you want to install.
It will take much less time if you decide to simply swap out the old lock with the same model. The door is already adjusted for that kind of lock, so it's a quick installation process. If you want to change the kind of lock you use, it could take a little more time. But not to worry, our locksmiths can easily make the minor alterations required to accommodate the new lock of your choice.
Will my door be damaged in a lock change?
Definitely not! There is no reason a standard lock change should cause any damage to your door. Our experienced locksmiths take utmost care to protect the integrity of the locks and doors they work on.
Do I need to change my door if I want to replace my old lock with a smart lock?
Most of the time, we can use a smart lock during your lock change. These smart locks give you the option to use combinations and pin pads, so you won't have to use a key to open your door. We might have to make some slight changes to your door, but you should not need a new door to go with a smart lock.
Depending upon the type of door and lock you currently have, it might necessary to make small alterations to accommodate the smart lock. Our highly skilled locksmiths can do that for you.
How do you know you need a lock change?
If you have reason to think that your lock has been damaged, or if it is not functioning properly, contact us for an assessment. Our locksmiths can identify the problem and advise you whether it can be fixed or if it should be replaced.
Don't delay. Once you notice the problem, you are putting the access to your home at risk. We are here to help you figure out why your lock is not working – and fix it.
If there wasn't a forced entry incident that caused the damage, it's likely the lock has worn out over time. You might not know locks can wear out because of extended use, but it's possible. We are happy to assess your lock and determine what can be done to repair or replace it.
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Signs you need a lock change
Your door is one of the most critical parts of your house, and you know it's important that the door and lock function properly. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your home and belongings is a trustworthy lock. If you have any reason to believe the lock has been compromised, call us for a professional opinion.
Locks that break during external force are proof that you needed a better lock solution for your home. A high-quality lock should not be easy to break. Even if the break-in was not successful (we hope that's the case for you), there can still be internal damage that causes deficiencies. That means you might not be as safe as you felt when the lock kept someone out. As a matter of fact, locks that have been compromised are easier to pick and break. So, if this has happened to you, call us as soon as possible and we'll be there.
There are certain events that will almost always require a lock change. A forced entry that damages a lock is one of those. We know it's frightening when this happens, so we will be there for you to get you a better lock.
If your lock was broken during a break-in, that proves you need a stronger lock. If someone used force to break through the lock, it will likely need a complete lock change. Such force can cause internal damage that renders the locks useless. Also keep in mind that even if you don't see the damage, the lock could fail and leave you locked out of your house.
If you watch for warning signs, you might be able to avoid a lock replacement. Be attentive to things like rusted locks. Another thing to pay attention to when you find yourself struggling to unlock or lock your door, even when you are using the correct key. This is sometimes more apparent on cold nights. In that case, you need to service, repair, or replace your lock right away so you don't run the risk of locking yourself out.
Sometimes failing locks are hardest to open in cold weather, and you don't want to be left outside because your lock has completely stopped working and your key won't work.
Having a secure lock and door is essential. That's why you should not hesitate to call at the first sign of trouble. Waiting too long to address a broken lock definitely can lead to bigger problems.
The force that must be used to break in a locked door usually damages the internal mechanics of a lock or the lock itself. A damaged lock puts you at a higher risk of being victimized again. Also, mechanical failures as a result of a break-in could result in malfunctions that could leave you locked out of your own home.
If someone broke in without damaging the lock or door, you should consider whether your keys were compromised in the burglary. We believe it's best to assume that your keys could fall into the hands of someone who shouldn't have them. In that case, we recommend changing the locks on all your doors.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
If you're one of those people who seems to be constantly losing their keys, you might want to consider switching to a smart lock that uses combinations and pin pads, rather than standard keys. These are a great option for people who don't want to keep track of keys or who have multiple people who need access to the house throughout the day.
If you happen to forget the passcodes, you can reset them. That's better than the alternative if you lose your keys, and you have to rekey or replace your locks.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us. We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
Our team of highly skilled professional locksmiths are here to help you. Whether you are having a crisis or want to talk about lock change options, we are the ones to trust. Contact us any time.
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