Your Local Locksmith Can Repair Your Locks
When you need a locksmith who can help you repair your damaged or poorly operating locks be confident that Temple Locksmiths & Security offer lock repair services to customers across Melbourne.
A common discussion we have with customers is that a regularly used door lock or security device is no longer working as it used to. When we encounter this situation, we often firstly ask questions of the customer to identify whether the locking product can be repaired, either by our locksmith installing new parts or manufacturing new bespoke parts for vintage locks.
These locks are commonly in high traffic areas that get used multiple times during the day, usually to a front door in a residential property or a busy staff access at a business with our commercial clients.
A faulty, worn or unreliable locking product can be frustrating and annoying for the people that use it, most importantly the decline in the physical security aspect that the lock was designed for is a major concern. A less than optimal lock can leave your premises vulnerable to unauthorised entry resulting in theft and damage to goods and property contained inside the building. A non-working lock can also compromise your insurance claim in the case of a break in.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Lock
When our customers bring these issues to our attention our first consideration is can the lock be repaired and given a second life which reinstates the security aspect of the lock and yet again secures what is valuable to the customer.
We find that many of the locks on the market we encounter are often repairable, we’re able to do this in several ways. Temple Locksmiths and Security can source new parts to retrofit damaged and worn parts in the lock and restore the lock to a working and reliable product and add years to the life of the lock.
This is sometimes the applicable thing to do as if we discover the premises has as series of matched or common themed locks, simply replacing the lock with a new modern one is not always an option.
The reason for this is that we’ll often encounter locks that are over 30 to 40 years old and in their time were high quality locks but unfortunately are no longer made. As there is a theme throughout the premises changing that lock for a new modern version will not suit the customer so we’ll need to repair the device.
What If Parts Are Not Available For My Lock?
If parts are not available, our trade qualified locksmiths are trained and experienced in engineering and fabrication techniques and can often make a new part to suit an old or vintage lock bringing life and security back to a trusted lock.
With vintage brass locks, over many years of use the internal components wear due to the brass being a soft material, our locksmiths can repair these worn brass components by taking raw brass material and with files, precision tools and know how create from scratch a new working part to install into the vintage lock, repairing it back to new.
With newer products Temple Locksmiths and Security can repair locks with individual internal components as we have access to a wide array of brands and products, that coupled with our dealer networks we have the ability to source parts to repair many modern locks in the market.
Why Choose Us?
Full member of the Locksmith Guild of Australia
Being a full member of the Locksmith Guild of Australia means that we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. We are committed to providing our customers with only the best service and products, and we continually update our knowledge and skills to ensure that we are always providing the latest in security technology. This commitment to excellence means that you can trust us to provide you with the best security for your home or business.
Fully Trade Qualified
Our team of locksmiths are fully trade qualified, so you can be confident that they have the skills and knowledge to properly assess your security needs and recommend the best products and solutions for you.
All of our locksmiths are police checked, so you can be sure that your security is in safe hands. We understand the importance of trust when it comes to your security, and we go above and beyond to make sure that you can feel confident trusting us with your security needs.
What are the signs that I need lock repair?
There are a few tell-tale signs that you may need lock repair: if your key is difficult to insert or remove from the lock or if it becomes difficult to turn in the lock, then you may need to have your locks repaired and serviced. Additionally, if your door doesn’t close or latch properly, or if it opens by itself, then you should have your locks checked by a professional locksmith.
How much does lock repair cost?
The cost of lock repair will vary depending on the type of lock, the extent of the damage, and the number of locks that need to be repaired. However, we are always upfront about our pricing, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best value for your money.
What are the benefits of lock repair?
There are many benefits to having your locks repaired: it can improve the security of your home or business, it can make it easier to enter and exit your premises, and it can extend the life of your locks. Additionally, repair is often more cost-effective than replacement, so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget.
How do I know if my locks are vulnerable to a break-in?
If you’re not sure whether your locks are vulnerable to a break-in, there are a few things you can check.
First, take a look at the screws or bolts on your locks. If they’re visible from the outside, a potential thief could unscrew them and gain access to your property. If the keyhole is worn and wider than it should be after years of use this is a potential weak point an attacker could use to open the lock.
Finally, if your locks are more than 10 years old, they may not be as strong as newer models and could be at risk of being forced open.
Can you fix every type of lock?
No, not every type of lock can be fixed. In some cases, the lock may be too damaged to be repaired, or the parts may no longer be available to fix it. However, we will always try our best to find a solution and get your lock back up and running as quickly as possible.