When do you need a locksmith? When you lose keys or to repair locks, right? Think again! We have helped many homes and businesses in emergencies all around Perth. In this article, we bring you some common and not so common reasons why you might need a locksmith.

Lost or stolen keys

Stolen or lost keys top the list of reasons why you should call a locksmith. Whether you have lost your keys, misplaced them, or they have been stolen, it’s always wise to rekey or replace your locks because someone could use the keys to enter your property.

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Locked out

Another reason we see very often is when you get locked out of your home or building. This mostly happens when you are rushing off in a hurry to somewhere, to a meeting, to the office, to keep an appointment. Whatever the reason, if you don’t have a spare key that’s easily reachable, the best option is to call a locksmith.

Shifting to an apartment or a new house

Moving to a new place? As a trusted locksmith, we have always recommended our clients to change the locks to new ones. This is a primary safety measure you should take to secure your property. Why? Because you can never be sure you have all the copies of the keys and can’t ignore the possibility of someone holding one of the copies. This can be unintentional – like during the construction, your contractor, plumbers or electricians etc., need to access your home, and they may forget to return the copy. So, it’s always best to ask a locksmith to rekey or replace your locks.

Going keyless

Reasons why you will need a locksmith - Echidna Lock & Key

Technology has evolved so much that now you can not only go keyless but also get notified about lock break-in attempts. Smart locks are a keyless entry mechanism – say goodbye to the worry of misplacing your keys or losing them. It makes it nearly impossible for others to gain access to your property without your knowledge. A professional locksmith can help you go keyless by helping you choose and installing a system that meets your needs and thereby enhances your home’s security.

Can’t remember combinations

Going keyless means you won’t lose your keys, but what if you can’t remember your lock combination? Usually, most people don’t write down combinations or passwords due to safety concerns. This will leave you locked out if you ever forget the combination. But don’t worry, an emergency locksmith can resolve this by resetting your electronic keypad and recording it for you.

After a burglary

Burglary is unfortunate. But if it ever happens, it is essential to re-secure your home immediately. Call your Locksmith and change the locks of your home. You can never dismiss the chances of burglars taking your keys. A locksmith will help you replace your home locks and then make new keys to secure your home again. Read our blog on what immediate steps you should take do if you ever get burgled.

These are some of the reasons why you need to have your locksmith number on speed dial. Have a broken key or lock? Got accidentally locked out? Want to upgrade your home security system? Buzz us on 0492 360 504 right away! Echidna has helped many customers around Perth with their lock and key troubles. Our 24-hour emergency service is ready to help you anytime.