Locks Installation Service

The general advice is that whenever you move into a new place you should change the locks. This is not an indictment of the previous tenants; it is just that you do not know who might still have a key to your house. Keys change hands frequently and it is very easy for them to end up with the wrong person.

In this same vein, it is also a good idea to replace your locks every so often even if you have not moved. This will provide you with additional security and ensure that you have more control over who enters yours home. This guide will explain the different types of locks out there so that you can have a better understanding of the different options out there. There are a variety of reasons why you might want to change locks including:

  • Convenience
  • Security
  • General Home Maintenance
  • Updating to match new trends

Types of Locks

There are a variety of locks out there that can match a diversity of needs. Whether you are trying to update your entire house, get back in quickly after a home lock-out or increase your home’s safety, we can help you. The first thing we can do is help you assess your need to see what lock best fits your needs. Some of the different types of locks we work with include:  

  • Deadbolts
  • Mortise Deadlocks
  • High-Tech Options

Deadbolt Locks

electronic deadbolt lock

Most people are probably familiar with these. They can be found on the majority of homes, hotel rooms and apartments. The majority of locksmiths agree that when trying to secure your home, you need some sort of deadbolt system because they are much harder to break open that standard door knob based locks. Quality manufacturers of these locks include:

  • Weslock
  • Gatehouse
  • Masterlock
  • Kwikset
  • Schlage

Mortise Deadlocks

These are similar to deadbolts except these provide a greater level of security. Unlike deadbolts, deadlocks require a key to be used to both unlock and lock the bolt (as in on both sides of the door). They also tend to be sturdier than deadbolts because of a difference in the construction of the lock mechanism. A selection of the brands that we recommend are the following:

  • Marks
  • Belwith
  • Global
  • Yale
  • Baldwin

High-Tech Lock Options

Numeric keypad locks

Like everything else, lock technology has also entered the twenty-first century. Security technology from movies like James Bond or Mission Impossible is no longer a fiction, but already here. Some of the different styles are:

  • Numeric keypad
  • Bluetooth
  • Mobile phone activated
  • Fingerprint

There is a significant benefit to these style of locks. First of all, they do not require a key so you do not have to worry about losing one. In addition, they allow you to easily control who does and does not have access to your home.

For example, did you go on vacation and forget to ask someone to water your plants for you? No worries, simply text one of your neighbors and you can use an app to temporarily allow them access to your place with a pin code that last for a certain number of usages or days.

Along with greater convenience, these modern locks provide a higher level of security. These cannot be tampered with in traditional ways as they combine the robustness of mechanical locks with today’s technology.

Our Locksmith Services

We offer expert guidance to help you best understand your security needs. We have years of experience and the tools necessary to get any job done. Whether you are trying to fix a broken lock or trying to update to the latest in home security technology, we can help you. Our locksmith service technicians can help with any lock around your house (and car too!)

  • Main Entry
  • Rear Entry
  • Windows
  • Garage
  • Interior doors

Lock Replacement Service

When it comes to the security of your home or office, it is recommended to check the locks on all doors and windows every so often, as it is possible that a lock is faulty or loose. When you come across such issues, they must be dealt with immediately. For this you need to hire a professional, as you do not want to cause more damage to the door or window by switching the lock yourself. Our expert locksmiths can replace any sort of lock with a new identical one, or if you like with a more upgraded lock system.

Lock Repair Service

Before you commit to buying a new lock, we can assess a damaged lock and repair the mechanism to get it back to working properly. This can be helpful if only one lock around your home is damaged and you do not want to have to replace all of them or carry around an additional set of keys.

New Lock Installation for your Home or Office

Although it might seem easy to just go down to the local hardware store and buy a new door lockset, it can be much more difficult than that. Depending on the age and style of your home and the particular door or window that you are trying to work on, the type of lock that actually fits might be quite difficult to find.

Not only this, but even if you manage to find the matching size and style, installing a new lock properly can be very complex. If you do not set the new piece properly, the door will not be able to lock. Not only this, an improperly installed lock is highly vulnerable to break-ins even if it manages to lock on its own.

Finally, high tech locks are not only tricky to install but can be hard to understand how to use initially. What we can do is make sure that everything is installed correctly and securely and also help you to understand how to use your locks in the safest and easiest way possible.

Get Secure Today

Our experts have the tools necessary to make sure your house is safe. Even if you think your locks are in good shape, it is a good idea to have a locksmith examine them to make sure they are working in proper order. So call us today to get safe and get secure!

 

FAQ

What types of locks are your locksmiths able to change?

We can repair or replace any type of lock that is commonly used in the United States. Some of the most common types of locks used here in the United States consist of the following:
  • Baldwin
  • Schlage
  • Kwikset
  • Yale
  • Mul-T-Lock
  • RR Brink
  • Evva
  • Yale

If you need another type of lock repaired, please feel free to contact our 24-hour operators and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our locksmith services are available 24 hours a day and everyday of the week, including holidays.

What types of situations warrant having to have your locks changed?

There are many types of situations that can warrant having to have your locks changed. No matter the situation, our locksmiths are available around the clock to change any locks that need to be replaced.

A few situations that can warrant the need to change locks can be any one of the following occurrences:
  • Domestic situations- After a divorce or breakup an individual may not feel secure knowing that there is now a key in the hands of someone that is not fully trusteed. Having the locks changed after a break up is often suggested by law enforcement for the safety of all involved. Our professional locksmiths are available 24 hours a day to come out to your location and change the locks. Our professional locksmiths use mobile units so that the job can be performed quickly and affordably.
  • New Residence or Business- For security reasons, most individuals will have the locks changed when they purchase a new home or business building. Our residential and commercial locksmiths are expertly trained and employ the newest innovations in the locksmith world.
  • Lock Malfunctions-  There are just times when an older lock is too old to be repaired. We are happy to come out to your location and replace the locks with the one you choose.

Is a customer able to order the new locks through?

Yes, our customers can order all their new locks, security systems, and more through tus. Not only will we be sure to have your choices on hand, the prices will also be more affordable because we are able to purchase all the equipment at wholesale prices and pass the savings onto our customers. Our customers can save money and have the project completed professionally.

Is there a difference between a lock change and a lock rekey?

Yes, there is a difference between a lock change and a lock rekey. A lock change is where the whole lock unit is removed and replaced with a new unit. A lock rekey is when the inside mechanisms of the lock are changed, and a new key made to fit the new tumblers. The locksmiths are happy to either change out a whole lock unit or rekey an existing lock. Our locksmiths are available around the clock and can be at your location within 20 minutes of speaking with one of our operators.

My car key is stuck in the ignition of my car. Are the Locksmiths able to repair vehicle locks and keys?

Yes, the 24/7 Los Angeles Locksmiths can repair ignition lock problems and make duplicate vehicle keys. Our professional locksmiths can come right out to you with their mobile units. By contacting one of our operators there is available help nationwide. Our locksmiths are local to you and there is never a long wait. Most consumers that need our locksmiths help will only have a 20-minute wait. All emergency calls are responded to in 30 minutes or less.

We need locks changed on our new business office building. Is it possible to make an appointment to have a commercial locksmith come out to change the locks?

The locksmiths are trained professional commercial locksmiths that are trained in all aspects of commercial security systems. Our professional team is happy to help with all your locksmith needs whether for commercial or residential security needs. Just call one of our operators and they will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

What Customers Say About Us

Mark G.
Crockett Blvd

The keys to my office went missing, just disappeared last night. I was so frustrated, besides for being embarrassed in front of my employees, I also didn’t want to lose money due to the delay. I called for a locksmith and Justin came over straight away, he suggested re-keying the lock, in case my keys were stolen, I thought this was a great idea, and that’s what we did, he then made new keys for me on the spot.

Tyler Goodman
Wilshire Blvd

My office is in Los Angeles and I often need to meet people. So the day my office door stopped to work, I was both sad and upset. My secretary called for me 247 Los Angeles Locksmiths and I was pleased from the fast job and professional education the guy from Locksmiths have. My work day was safe!

Sophia Tucker
98th Street

Unexpected situations are always embarrassing and upsetting… especially if you have no time at all! When I realized my garage door wasn’t working I nearly got a heart attack! After some minutes I got a great idea and I called 247 Los Angeles Locksmiths: the guys arrived on time and did an excellent work.