There are plenty of reasons you may benefit from replacing the locks in your home or office; for a new look, for security, or just to make your life a little simpler.
It may seem like a small, perhaps even insignificant change, but swapping out your locks for a different style or hardware can really spruce up the look of a house. Old locks can be discoloured, rusty, and outdated, which can really affect the overall look of your home. Replacing your locks gives you the opportunity to find a lock which matches the colours and aesthetic of the rest of the house.
Replace your locks with a smart lock
If you feel it’s time to usher your home into the digital age, you can do so by replacing the locks in your house or office. With exciting new technology emerging, now is a perfect time to deck out your doors with some snazzy new locks.
There are plenty of different types of smart locks, such as biometric locks, which use your fingerprints or a scan of your face to grant you access. Access control systems are also a popular option, usually unlocked by key-cards.
Have you terminated an employee recently? Or had a tenant move out? Maybe you simply lost a key?
If there’s a chance your keys have fallen into the wrong hands, and your security could be compromised as a result, it may be best to replace your locks. This way, you have peace of mind that you are the only one with the keys to your new locks. Additionally, if you replace your locks to only require one key for the lot, it becomes much easier to keep track of, and you’re much less likely to lose a key without noticing. This way, you have peace of mind that your home or office is secure.
If you’re someone who finds themselves fumbling with a hoard of keys, making several unsuccessful attempts to colour co-ordinate them, the thought of having one key for every lock in your home sounds like a dream.
Alternatively, to save a bit of time and money, you can have your locks re-keyed instead of replacing them. Although this won’t improve the look of your locks, it can be a good option for the sake of security and simplicity.
If you’re considering re-keying or replacing locks, give us a call at Hashtag Locksmiths to discuss your options.