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When It’s Time to Change the Locks

Sunday, March 4th, 2018


Summer is turning into fall, the break turned into back-to-school, and like so many parts of life, change is imminent. And just as the seasons change, some other changes might also need to be made around the house. You guessed it, we’re talking changing the locks.

Changing locks can seem like a pain, but with ABC Lock & Key, we’ll ease the process every step of the way. When you need to get your locks changed, you deserve to work with Nashville’s Top Rated Local® locksmith. Contact us today for auto locksmith needs, re-keying locks, and everything in between.

The locks are older and/or outdated.

If you’ve moved into an older house, there’s a good chance you recognize some of the changes that will have to take place. An older house brings such character and personality, but it’s not quite something you want to be said when security is on the line. If your locks are looking older and are outdated, updating your locks is one of the best things you can do.

The integrity of your older home can still be preserved, but preserving your home and family’s security is of higher importance. Check out our residential locksmith services to see what we can do for you! Changing locks in the greater Nashville area is easier than ever.

You’ve made some home renovations.

Home renovations are such an amazing part of being a homeowner, and continuing on the path to creating your dream home. They can undoubtedly be stressful and time-consuming, but the end results are nearly always worth the process. If you recently worked on a home addition, there’s a good chance you need some changes to be made to your locks.

Changing the locks might be an aesthetic thing in this instance, ensuring that all your locks match (in color, size, and/or texture). While the aesthetic value is important, the bigger issue is ensuring that all your locks can be opened similarly. As sweet as a ring full of keys looks, it is way less of a hassle if you have one key instead of several.

Additionally, if you’ve renovated that back patio space and now have a classy-looking sliding door, you will definitely need a lock to go with it. Luckily, the expert locksmiths at ABC Lock & Key specialize in patio door and sliding door locks, making installation and changing locks a breeze.

You’re opting for a higher-tech solution.

Some of the newer locking options are sleeker, faster, and more innovative than the traditional lock and key. There’s nothing wrong with being a traditionalist, but the wave of locking systems is moving towards more higher-tech ideas. If you’re ready to make the jump, this is a great time to consider changing your locks for tech-savvy ones.

These smart locking systems can be operated through use of a key fob, a keypad, or even a smartphone. Bluetooth technology makes much of this possible, which appeals to people who love their gadgets and gizmos. There’s a chance that these high-tech locks will become a norm in the future, and if that’s the case, it makes sense to make the trends of the future start now at home. ABC Lock & Key can help with new lock installation, push button wireless lock, and many other residential locksmith services. Contact our experts today!

Safety has become a greater concern.

There could be any number of reasons why you feel the need to change the locks, but the point is, if you feel the need to change the locks for safety reasons, then you should trust your gut.

That being said, many of us might assume everything will be fine; people have this tendency of believing they’re invincible. With this assumption, you could be putting yourself at risk for potential danger. If your relationship with somebody has changed for the worse, more often than not, your locks will be fine. But in the event things seem off, the change is significantly worse, or the relationship change has happened with someone who’s rather unstable, it’s probably the time to trust the locksmiths at ABC Lock & Key. A former employee with a grudge, an ex who isn’t doing too well—no matter what the case may be, don’t throw caution to the wind. Hopefully it doesn’t come down to this, but a potentially dangerous situation is not the time to throw caution to the wind. Changing your locks with ABC Lock & Key is simple, takes very little time, and can set you up safely for the future.

The lock just isn’t working.

Simply put, if your lock isn’t working, then it’s time for a change. But what about that pesky lock and key situation where it works, as long as you jiggle the key at a 40 degree angle while pressing and lifting the door at the same time? “Working” and “working well” are very different, and we would argue that anything that functions at a groan-inducing capacity is not actually working. Call us to get your locks changed to make leaving and coming back to your home a breeze, not a pain.

Just as the seasons are changing, the next thing on your list to change will likely be your locks. When the time comes, the locksmiths at ABC Lock & Key are exactly who you want to work with. Serving Nashville and the surrounding areas, we offer top-notch locksmith services, including auto locksmiths, residential locksmiths, 24-hour service and more. Call us today!