Locks being small and quite insignificant on doors seem to get less attention than they ought to. Locks serve as the first line of security to any building, vehicle, etc. If the integrity of the lock(s) of any door is compromised, it could pose a serious threat to the lives and belongings behind that door; as criminals or unauthorized guests could easily make their way through them.
Many people think lock replacements should only be done when the locks are faulty.
But there are other reasons to change or replace your locks.
Why You Need to Change or Replace Your Door Locks
Besides ensuring the safety of lives and property, you need to change door locks when:
1. Moving into a new home
Moving into a new home can be a stressful process — packing and unpacking, setting up appliances, deep cleaning, and a host of other activities.
So, it shouldn’t be surprising if the replacement of locks to a new home becomes an overlooked item on a mover’s to-do list.
When a house is purchased, some copies of the keys could still be with the former occupants of that house, as well as the realtors that sold the house. Changing the locks of a new house is very important as failure to do so puts the new occupants at risk of unsolicited guests or even criminals, as you don’t know how many copies of the keys were made and to whom they were given — extended family members and friends alike.
2. You lost your keys
A lost key could easily be replaced with a copy of that same key, or so many people think. Unknowingly, that singular act could compromise the safety of persons living in that house, office, etc.
Lost keys, more often than not, end up in the hands of a stranger. Protect your peace by replacing the locks on that door, giving yourself a fresh start; that way you can be sure to avoid future break-ins or theft.
3. Divorced or broken up
Whether you are going through a divorce or a breakup, you’re not alone. Most of us have been there. As frustrating as that aspect of life is, we don’t have to make things worse by giving our former partners unlimited access to our personal space without permission.
Changing the locks of a previously shared space draws a visible boundary line that requires them to seek permission to access your home for whatever reason- even if it’s to pick up the rest of their belongings. Keep your property safe and secure by replacing your locks.
4. You have a health issue
Some people struggle with certain disabilities that make it hard for them to use some types of locks. Replacing it with a more convenient one that is best for your condition will take away the anxiety of being unable to open the door.
5. You want a more aesthetic lock
We must not have dramatic experiences before we change the locks of our homes, offices, etc. Some people with great attention to detail, care a lot about the type of lock on their doors. Change the locks on your doors to suit your style/taste, giving your entry that look you desire!
While there are many more reasons to replace door locks, if any of the reasons stated above are relatable then you should consider changing them for your own safety and to improve your accessibility to your home, business, etc.
That is why Alcatraz Locks is your best bet for all things lock installation and replacement in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact us at (602)677-5045.
Lock Replacement Types in Today’s Market
If you’re looking to replace your locks, there are many types available for purchase. They can be broadly classified into two:
1. Residential locks
2. Commercial locks
There are many locks available for residential homes. To find the most suitable locks for your home, check with the professional residential locksmiths at Alcatraz Locks. They work based on your budget to give you quality locks at the best offer possible.
Some of them are:
1. Electronic door locks
An electric lock operates with an electric current. These locks have keypads and a touchscreen that allows you to enter a code to unlock your door. It is one of the most preferred options at Alcatraz Locks, as it is safe, affordable, and convenient.
This is a good option to explore if you have a problem with losing your keys or need a better way to handle giving your keys to many people.
2. Entry door knobs
The entry door knob is one of the commonest types of residential locks around. They are quick to install and very budget-friendly. If you need a quick, low-budget replacement for your door locks, this is a good option.
3. Entry door levers
For a lock replacement that is easy to use, senior-citizen friendly, and very affordable, Entry door levers are the best option. They require little force to rotate which makes it easy for people having trouble with turning a regular door knob.
This is one of the oldest and most popular locks on the market. They are very easy to install, affordable for home security, and simply get the job done.
Other types of locks available are sliding door locks, lever handle sets, etc.
For commercial businesses, the options available are often integrated with electronic and security technology to ensure maximum safety.
At Alcatraz Locks, we understand the need to keep your business premises, properties, as well as customers safe; that is why we have the best deals with top-notch security systems providers to keep your business protected.
Some of them are:
1. Key card locks
This is a lock operated by a key card which is a flat, rectangular, plastic card. So many businesses prefer this type of lock because unwanted guests or non-staff cannot gain access to the building when they do not have the key card. It is also used in tracking employee access in order to monitor activities going on in your establishment.
2. Cylindrical lever locks
This type of lock was built for heavier usage than similar residential lock designs. This makes it one of the most preferred options for commercial applications.
3. Electric strike locks
This is a more technologically advanced type of lock, similar to the key card lock.
4. Panic bars
These are the types of locks used in restaurants, stores, hospitals, etc. The panic bar is the bar you push to open the door when leaving the building.
At Alcatraz Locks, we can help you find the right locks for replacements in residential or commercial building. We handle installation and maintenance as well so your properties remain under safe protection all the time.