We’ve moved! We have moved to 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads. Come check out our new shopfront.

We’ve moved! We have moved to 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads. Come check out our new shopfront.

Should I change the locks when moving into a new property?

Terry’s Locksmiths offers sales, installations, re keys and repairs of old and new locks across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1820 or visit our showroom at Burleigh Heads or Southport.

Whilst many real estates may or may not recommend changing the locks when moving into a new property, it is always recommended to have them re-keyed for security purposes.

When moving into a residential or commercial property, whether it be renting of have just purchased, you really don’t know how many keys past tenants or owners may have. Did they give all the keys back to the real estate or did they keep a few extra keys they had made a copy of?

Re-keying a few locks isn’t expensive and can save you the stress and loss of a break-in.

The cost of having a property re-keyed can start from as little as $132, depending on the locksmith, for a single lock.

When purchasing a home, it may be one of the first things the new owner does to have the locks changed or re-keyed. Having a qualified locksmith change the locks also gives your piece of mind knowing that a professional has checked over your premises and made sure it’s safe and lockable.

What are the benefits of using a qualified locksmith over a handyman?

A qualified locksmith is just as the title suggests, qualified and holds the required security licenses to undertake locksmith work. Depending on your state a locksmith must go through 4 years of training to earn his qualification. Qualified locksmiths are also locksmiths and that’s all they do day in and day out where as a handyman may or may not have any qualifications and is just as the title says a handyman.

Did you know that security laws are changing? Depending on your state it may be illegal for a handyman or uncertified locksmiths or security installed to change, repair or install your locks.

CALL 07 5601 1820