What exactly can locksmiths do?

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Have you ever needed to call a locksmith? Do you even know what a locksmith does? You probably think of locksmiths as those that help you out when you get locked out of your house or who you go to when you need a new key cutting but they actually provide a huge range of different services. If you find yourself in any of the following situations, then you should find a Birmingham locksmith that can come out to your location.

Home Security

Locksmiths work with electronic locks and alarm systems as well as replacing, repairing, and installing manual locks. They can help you with home automation and intelligent security systems – they are experienced in all aspects of home security and so they are the best ones to talk to about updating your locks or locking system. If you are not sure exactly what needs doing, then you can call out a locksmith to do a sweep of your home where they can assess all points of entry in order to provide specific advice on you can upgrade to make your house more secure.

You get locked out

If you find yourself locked out of your home or car then you might need to call a locksmith. You can get an emergency locksmith to come and deal with the problem within the hour, they will pick the lock without damaging it so you do will not need to replace it and get new keys. But if it is necessary then they can replace it and cut you some new keys on-site. When you are locked out of your car, they use specialist equipment that can detect even the faintest signal from inside the vehicle or replace your car key for you.


Change your locks

You might need to get your locks replaced or changed if they are damaged and you should not attempt to do this yourself because you can end up doing serious damage to your property that will cost a lot more to fix than if you had simply hired a professional in the first place. 

A qualified locksmith will replace your locks quickly and efficiently without causing any damage and they will also protect the lock against any tampering. You should get your locks changed if you have suffered a break-in or if you fear that your keys have been stolen. It is also advisable to change your locks when you move into a new house in case anyone else has a set of keys and you want to feel safe and secure in your new home.

Lock cleaning

This is a service that you probably never even considered or possibly did not realise was a thing, but it is important to clean and maintain your locks. Over time dirt, rust and general gunk can build up and cause your locks to become stiff making them difficult to lock/unlock and your keys could become stuck! This might end with you breaking your key off in the lock or your door not locking securely. A locksmith can do a thorough cleaning of all the locks in your home to make sure they continue working correctly.

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