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A little about Lockouts and Locksmiths

10/28/2013 Back To Blog

Not all of us are too familiar with locksmith services and it’s important to learn about them as you might need it at some point in time. Lockouts are fairly common and dealing with them the right way is the key. The present day locksmith has the knowledge and skills to resolve any type of lockout as well as help in lock rekey and replacement.

Let’s delve into some of the services in brief

  • Lock picking is the most common of them. This is a technique where the lock’s components are maneuvered in such a way that it can be opened without a key. This is an art which can be mastered over time. An understanding of shapes, sizes and design variations can help any local locksmith to pick a lock easily; however, inexperienced hands can cause damage to the lock mechanism.
  • Rekeying is a popular, affordable method and is commonly preferred over changing locks completely. In this process the lock tumbler configuration is altered in such a way that the lock can be opened only with a new key in the future.
  • The last option is to completely change all the locks in the building or home. This is an enhanced, preventative security measure. Homeowners prefer this method when tenants do not return keys or if you are a new homeowner, you may consider changing locks.
  • In addition to the above, a locksmith may offer additional services in case of lockout and they include – Lock repair – this is necessary in cases where locks have not been maintained well or just worn out due to constant use. This could have possibly resulted in a lockout as they keys may not work properly.
  • Locksmiths also assist in installing new locks both inside and outside the home or building and high security zones like safes and lockers.
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