Installing a Door Lock with the Help of a Locksmith

If you’ve moved into a new home and want to replace all the locks or have unfortunately been the victim of a burglary and need new, stronger locks in case the thieves come back, the first you should probably do is get some new locks. But how do you install them?


If you’re not handy, or simply prefer to pass off the task of door lock installation to a professional, then a local locksmith should be the first person you call. Locksmiths are trained in all manner of lock and security services, from installing state of the art closed-circuit television systems to simple key duplication done right in the back of their mobile office (i.e. van).

Having a door lock installed doesn’t need to be expensive, though the more high tech and fancy the lock is, the more money you will probably have to shell out. In the off chance that the lock was broken with force, significant repairs might need to be made to the door and the lock system, which could significantly add to the cost.

Most locksmiths contain a wide variety of tools and specialty locks and key systems in the event that you want to turn your door lock installation into an extravagant display of home security. They typically carry the newest and best designs, deadbolts, chain locks, and even electronic security locks. Of course, most residential homes won’t need something of such...opulence, but you never know!

And don’t forget your car! A car lock is much more difficult to replace on your own, so a locksmith is probably your best bet. Installing a car lock typically involves taking apart the door, something most people are comfortable with doing.

If you choose to go with a locksmith to install your new door lock, be sure to conduct thorough research to ensure you’re getting the best of the best. The last thing anyone needs is a faulty lock installed, resulting in the compromising of you and your family’s safety.  

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM