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Should I change my locks after buying a house?

Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers sales, install and repairs of locks across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads.

A common question people ask after buying a home is “should I change my locks?”

Whilst many believe it is not necessary to change or re-key the locks after your purchase a property, this is a not the case at all. Do you really know how many keys are our there to your property? There is no real way of knowing how many people have the keys to your property, even with brand new houses, and the best way to keep your premises safe is to have it re-keyed.

Most people believe that locks need to be replaced in order to have a new key made, however this is in correct. A qualified locksmith is able to take the lock apart, make new keys to your existing lock saving the cost of purchasing new locks. In most instances a professional locksmith will also service the locks to ensure optimal security.

Another benefit of having your locks re-keyed is with most common residential and commercial locks, you are able to have all the locks re-keyed to one single key. Most people find this very helpful… having only one key to the entire property and doing away with a key chain full of keys for individual doors.

So how long does it take to re-key my property?

Depending on the amount of locks and the types of locks, your can assume each lock would generally take 10 minutes, though sometimes quicker for basic wafer security screen door locks and even letterbox locks. You also will have to account for the time it takes the locksmith to take the lock off the door and pull it part ready to be re-keyed.

Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers sales, install and repairs of locks/keys and security systems across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads.

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