What type of services do mobile locksmiths provide?
Locksmiths are trained professionals in all fields of rockwork. This includes safes and automotive locks. So what type of lock-based services do mobile locksmiths provide? Whatever ones you can think of…
Since companies like BestBuyLock do provide mobile services as opposed to traditional stationary locksmiths, one of the most common types of procedures they perform for customers is aiding them in gaining entry to a lock whose key they misplaced or locked in. This includes locks to homes, rooms, vehicles, safes, cabinets, mailboxes etc. Lockout specialists are prepared to arrive to the job site of the service to be rendered quickly and efficiently to ensure our customer’s satisfaction. These technicians perform all services on both residential and commercial job sites.
There are even specialists for specific types of lockouts, especially safes. Safes are more complicated types of locks to breach without administering their combinations or keys. This is because safes (obviously) are designed specifically to prevent access by anyone other than the rightful owner. That is why certain locksmith technicians are trained specially in the field of dealing with safes, which often require exclusive methods and tools to open once locked. Unfortunately, there are certain safes that even the most seasoned specialist will be unable to gain access to without the use of a drill. Administering a drill to the locks of a safe typically damages the lock and renders it unusable. However, if the client requires access to the contents of the safe, this may be the only method available. If the lock does happen to be damaged, the customer can contact the manufacturer to replace or repair it.
These technicians are experts in dealing with most manners of locks and performing most types of services that a customer might require. For example, a customer may need a lock changed for a number of specific reasons. Perhaps the lock is worn due to time or improper installation. Maybe someone undesirable has access to the customers keys, and they don’t want that person to be able to have entry into their homes (this includes a landlord evicting a tenant and switching the locks for their new residents). Either way, most mobile locksmiths will have no trouble changing out a lock, regardless of the brand, security level, or what item the lock is attached to. If the client merely desires an upgrade in the style of lock or its security level, the locksmiths carry a plethora of all different manners of locks, materials, brands and security levels of locks. If the locks are only slightly damaged, the technician will usually be able to repair them without actually replacing them, but they will have to be on site to assess the necessary course of action.
Once a lock is changed, the customer can even opt to have their internal mechanism modified to correspond with the keys of other pre existing locks. This is achieved by shifting the pins inside the lock’s cylinder to match the other locks’ keys. After this is done, the new lock can be opened by the same key(s) as locks that you already own. This process is referred to as “rekeying”. Rekeying is ideal for sharing keys with housemates or for a landlord that wants to provide their tenants with keys to a room that demands generally inclusive access, such as the laundry room or the front door of the building.
Rekeying is also ideal when the lock is not damaged, and the customer simply either lost the keys or needs new keys made. This is especially relevant if there is a large volume of locks that need to be worked on. Rekeying is generally less costly, time consuming, and simpler than lock replacement, because it doesn’t involve physically changing the locks. It is less expensive for the customer as well because they don‘t have to actually purchase a new lock from the locksmith, they just have to pay for the actual labor of rekeying the lock. Once again, these factors would probably be most relevant in a large volume job, such as a landlord wanting to change ALL the keys in their building. Instead of having to buy 200 or so actual locks from the technician in addition to paying for the labor to actually change the lock, for example, they can simply pay for the process of rekeying the locks. This ends up being exponentially cheaper and faster for the client. Both rekeying and lock changing are equally popular methods of switching the keys for an apartment in the event of an eviction or new tenants moving in.
As mentioned before, mobile locksmith companies utilize all manners of specialists that can perform service on any type of locks- even automotive specialists! An ignition cylinder is really just a fancy type of lock anyway. How it works is the key is inserted into the cylinder and unlocks the mechanism that activates the ignition. If you lose your car keys, we have ignition specialists that can rekey your ignition slot and produce a new key that will correspond to it. Fortunately, this process renders the original key ineffective in activating the ignition. This means that you don’t have to worry about anybody obtaining the original key and driving off with your car! If you lost your door keys, it is slightly less expensive and time consuming to mold them- and we can make separate keys for the door as well!
In addition to being able to forge you a new key, our ignition specialists can switch out the ignition itself if necessary. Sometimes, through years of wear and tear and on road turbulence, the ignition accrues attrition and no longer functions properly. The key may begin to freeze and get stuck, and gradually cease working. In this case, the ignition can actually switch out the entire ignition itself. So when we say we can perform any type of service pertaining to locks- we mean everything- even changing the ignition itself! Of course, the main advantage a mobile locksmith has over a mechanic if you’re having ignition trouble- is that you actually need to drive to a mechanic- and you can’t get your car started in the first place! So remember, no matter where you are, at what time of day, a mobile locksmith can come assist you no matter rain, hail, sleet or snow!