Not many people understand the importance of a quality residential locksmith service, when most people think of locksmiths they thing of being locked out and stranded in the middle of the night. And while our emergency locksmiths do handle quite a few emergency lockout situations it is only a tiny part of our business. Residential locksmiths are responsible for all service calls that involve a home or apartment, so if you are locked out of your home or lost your apartment key and cannot contact the landlord then a residential locksmith is your saving grace to get you back into your residence where you belong.
Unlocking doors is not all a residential locksmith is responsible for, let’s say you have just moved into your home and everyone is telling you that you need to change your locks. Well a residential locksmith is who you are going to need, sure you can try to change the locks yourself but c’mon who has time for that when you are moving? Residential locksmiths perform this type of job all of the time and most local companies will provide you with a discount since you are a new home owner.
Lock changes are not always necessary. You see there is a thing called rekeying, when you rekey a lock you simply take apart the tumbler inside the lock which it the part that the key goes into and reset the pins. To a regular Joe that sounds like a very complicated job but for a professional residential locksmith this is one of the easiest cheapest ways to provide their customers with a secure feeling that only they will be able to open their doors. Here is a picture of the pins inside a lock and what rekeying does.
A professional residential locksmith is also able to provide you with things other than locks, like security cameras, safes or intercom systems. A residential locksmith is basically a home security expert equipped with the training and certification to provide your entire home with the highest level of security your budget allows.
Since residential locksmiths main focus is on the home they are well versed in the latest methods thieves are using to break in to homes and they are constantly devising new ways to defend against them. If you live in a area with a high break in rate call your local locksmith and request a free home security evaluation so you can determine just how safe you and your loved ones are.