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Rekeying, Changing & Fitting


Banham locksmiths can replace faulty or damaged locks and rekey quality locks that can otherwise be kept in service. We can also ensure your locks provide effective security and comply with insurance standards. 

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Replacing your lock ensures optimal first line defence for your property. Connect with an expert to discover your options by booking a free, no-obligation survey or call us on 020 7622 5151. Please read on for our guide.

When should you change your door locks?

1. You’ve recently moved home

It can be easily forgotten in the stress of moving but changing door locks should always be a priority for new homeowners. You can never be sure how many of the previous residents’ friends or relatives have keys to your property. To ensure you're in control of who has access to your new home, it’s imperative that you change your door locks.

If you are a tenant that is moving into new accommodation, we recommend reviewing your tenancy agreement to determine if you have permission to change your locks, as well as discussing your options with the landlord. The higher turnover of residents in rented property makes it even more pertinent to change door locks. Despite this, research shows that most landlords fail to change the locks on properties between tenancies.

2. You’ve lost a set of keys

If your keys have been lost or stolen, you can never be certain where they’ve ended up or who might have them. In this situation, we recommend changing your door locks or cylinders as soon as possible.

3. There’s been a change to your living situation

It is best practice to change your locks if someone you lived with has moved out, such as a friend or partner. Even if that person is trustworthy, they may misplace the keys - putting your home at risk.

The same principle applies for contractors or service providers you’re no longer in contact with.

4. General wear and tear

Door locks can wear out over time due to several reasons. In some cases, this may be a minor inconvenience that makes your door lock more difficult to operate than usual. In other cases, it could mean your lock fails completely, either making it impossible to unlock your door and leaving you trapped in or out, or making your lock ineffective which leaves your home vulnerable.

To avoid a lockout or any lock related emergencies, contact a professional locksmith for their advice. In some cases, a simple repair might solve the problem quickly and easily.

Should you rekey or replace your locks?

There are two options when changing your door locks. A trained and professional locksmith can determine whether the lock can be simply rekeyed, or if it needs to be replaced altogether.

Not only can Banham locksmiths provide reliable recommendations, they also guarantee a professional installation. This is an extremely important consideration, as a lock is only as effective as the locksmith who installed it.

When to rekey your locks

To rekey a lock, a trained locksmith will usually replace the cylinder. The process of rekeying also allows a locksmith to examine the condition of the lock - they might indicate that a lock needs replacing instead.

When to replace your locks

We always recommend discussing your options with a security expert. Book a free, no obligation security survey to get professional advice on replacing your door locks.

Banham locks are protected by patent and our unique Key Registration system, offering audited, controlled security. Our complete range is available in a variety of finishes, blending security with style.

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