Chances are, you almost never pay any attention to the condition of your door locks until something happens. Whether the lock breaks due to a botched break-in attempt, or you attempted to drill through the lock in a desperate attempt to unlock it yourself, when your door lock fails, it isn’t a surprise if you start to panic. Even so, have you ever considered how frequently you see the same door lock used in other places? Let’s take a minute to discuss this.
Perhaps the single most worrying fact about common door locks is that the same key works for all of them. That means the set of keys you have isn’t rare, and anyone can figure out which key works for your locks. Look for locks with different serial numbers, which will tell you that it is a unique lock. You can also have a trusted locksmith, such as the professionals at Village Lock & Key, install multiple locks for you to use around your home, but even so, you’ll need to think of more measures to increase your home security.
Luckily, professional locksmiths and locksmithing services can save the day. Although you can purchase generic door locks from the local home improvement store or your hardware store, the next step is to customize them. What does this mean? Bring your newly-purchased locks to a locksmith you can trust, such as us, and have the lock altered and modified. After all, we can rekey a lock so that it is distinctly yours and not someone else’s.
Get Better Door Locks
One final solution is to simply get better door locks. When you come in and buy a lock directly from us, you can feel confident that our locks won’t be as easily overcome. We have our own cutting machines to cut you a new key, whether you would like a copy for a friend you want to have house sit for you while you’re out of town, or if you need a replacement for a key you recently lost. We can also make our locks even more secure to help protect your home; for example, if you haven’t considered upgrading to a double deadbolt lock, this could be the time to do so.
Village Lock & Key is the Key to Your Success!
You might wonder, what makes us unique? We’re the only locksmith shop in all of Howard County, Maryland. Visit our location at 8970C Old Annapolis Road in Columbia, or reach us over the phone at 410-997-5969 (local calls) or toll-free at 800-966-9911. Are you on social media? Come and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn!