Locksmith FAQ

Upgrading your lock security means that you upgrade your lock and security systems, to bring more security into your property. Many older homes are equipped with very old locks that are no longer available for purchase or the parts are no longer available for repair. At the time the homes were built that was sufficient to meet the security needs of most homes. With the  advancement in technology, locks and security systems have reached new levels of advanced security. The types of locks installed on older properties, especially businesses, are no longer sufficient to support your property’s lock and security needs. Upgrading your service will bring enough security  into your home/ business to feel entirely safe and secure.

Common warning signs that your locks need to be repaired, renewed, or changed are physical signs of wear and tear such as rust, tarnish, and other signs of wear you deem unusual. With time, all locks will wear out, and it is proactive to change locks that are no longer providing ultimate safety and security. A worn out or rusted lock can be easily broken or picked. Certain critical situation such as moving into a new home, losing your key, ending a rental agreement, completing home renovation, or even going through a breakup or divorce are good indicators.

 If you know your locks are no longer in good condition, please contact ABC Locksmith & Security, as this can be a cause of concern for your property’s safety. Locks and high-security security systems that work properly are doing it’s job to protect you and your property from any emergency situations such as burglaries. Do not make it easy for burglars, invest in high security systems that will protect your home/business.

We can usually complete your automotive locksmith service  in just a few minutes. Lockouts are unfortunate, but the good part is that it only takes our locksmith technicians a few minutes to get the automobile unlocked. 

No, changing locks and re-keying locks are different services. 

Lock Re-keying means that new keys must be made for a lock. For this service, the locks’ mechanism will be changed so that it will work with the new keys. This is the best choice for those moving into a new home. Some people may still own sets of the house’s old keys, so it is always a good idea to re-key locks in order to secure the home. This will ensure that no one but you and your family will have access to the home. Changing a lock is done when the lock is too weak to serve its purpose, is damaged, or is completely broken and you are having trouble using it. In such a situation, the best option is to change the entire lock to a new lock. 

Typically we will first remove the old locks from your home. A lock, along with a new cylinder is installed in it’s place and all new keys are created for the locks. There are many different types of lock change services that ABC Locksmith & Security provides ranging from standard lock changes, high-security lock installations, master key systems, and high security systems such as CCTV, access control systems, intercom systems, and alarm systems, etc. To find your best fit and understand what goes into all lock services, please contact ABC Locksmith & Security.

The time-frame of each job depends on the type of service requested. Typically, ABC Locksmith & Security can completely new property locks change/upgrade in a single day. Depending on the property type and type of service, the task can be completed in a few hours. If you are having additional work done such fresh installation or security systems and locks, it may take more than a day, but you will not be without security overnight.

At ABC Locksmith & Security, all car keys are created/programmed on the spot. If you wish, you were welcome to visit our storefront location, and a locksmith technician will provide you with a new car key. If you find yourself in a locksmith emergency, a locksmith technician can arrive to your destination and provide you with a car key there. If you are looking only to program an existing key, stop by ABC Locksmith & Security, and we will be able to assist you.

It is important to always choose a company that only hires licensed, bonded, and insured locksmith professionals.  An experienced and skilled residential and commercial locksmith technician knows that there are many tricks to creating a precise fresh installation, and avoiding creating unnecessary damage.  At ABC Locksmith & Security we like to say that people don’t hire us to damage their doors; they hire us because we DON’T damage doors. Since we specialize in older homes we have many tricks up our sleeves to avoid making unnecessary damage as much as possible.

That will vary based on many factors such as the size of the property. This also depends on the type of locks or security system requested. The type of property (home, retail space, business office, warehouse, hotel, etc.) can make a difference as well as the number of obstacles. For accurate time estimates, please contact ABC Locksmith & Security. 

There are many factors that affect the cost of a business/home re-key. An experienced locksmith technician will need to make a thorough evaluation and discuss your business/household locksmith needs in depth. Beware: there are many locksmith scammers out there, and it is important to realize a price that seems too good to be true, is probably a scam. Re-keying an entire home is a very labor intensive endeavour if done correctly. We have heard many horror stories of 24-hour locksmiths never showing up to jobs or abandoning property owners mid-job because they realize they underbid the work and will end up loosing money if they complete it at a price that is too low.

ABC Locksmith & Security has many years of experience in re-keying locks of all brands. Our prices are competitive for the quality of skill and service we provide. We pride ourselves on focusing on your job until it is complete and finishing quickly in order to minimize any inconvenience to you.. We can finish an entire property re-key in about 1/2 to 1/3 of the time that most companies estimate it will take them. Our locksmith technicians are experienced in doing this type of work and we don’t leave until the work is finished properly. We all ensure to thoroughly clean up after ourselves.  

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