FAQ about Lock Prices

Frequently asked questions about the costs.

How much should you be paying?

As a general rule of thumb for the Locksmith industry, this is a breakdown of charges.

  • Service to premises $ XXX   (The service call pays for the traveling time to come to your property)
  • Labour charge          $ XXX   (This is the amount of money for the work)
  • Parts required          $ XXX   (The cost of the parts if required)

Because most Locksmith jobs are generally cheap, take for example:

Example of a job & prices

You call a Locksmith to have your bedroom handle lock that needs opening & you also need a key for the lock.

If you call during normal business hours ” which is the cheapest time to call”

  • Service to Premises     $66
  • Unlocking the lock       $22
  • Recoding the lock        $11

Sometimes you might get a total price over the phone & the cost are not explained to the customer over the phone.

FAQ Locksmiths Costs

Q: How much does it cost to change the barrel on my front door lock?

A: To Attend your location, the cost is $66.00 & Re-coding the lock is $11 per barrel.

Q: What is the difference between a single & double sided lock?

A: A lock with two keyholes, is a double-sided lock.

Q: Can I have all my locks on the one key?

A: Yes

Q: How much does it cost to cut a standard key?

A: Standard keys copies are $5

Q: What is the cost to have a lock repaired?

A: The service call is $66, 1/2 hours labour is $44, we normally give you a fixed price quotation over the phone.

Q: What do Locksmiths charge to install a deadlock?

A:  $230 all up, Including Service call out fee, Labour to install, & the Lockwood 001 deadlock.                                                                                                                                                                                                Other locks like deadbolts are less expensive at about $140 to $160 all up.

Common Locks & Prices

Q: How much to replace a handle lock on a door?

A: There are all kinds of handle locks, the locks range from as little as $20 to $140.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The commercial fire rated heavy duty handle locks are more expensive But are designed to have high volume use every day & last many years longer.

Commercial fire rated heavy duty handle lock $120

Standard type lever set good for bedrooms with keys $40

Factory units, onesided Fire exit lock.

Garage Locks

Q: How do I make my garage door more secure?

A: There are some really well made and secure deadlocks available for garage doors.

Locksmith prices for garage locks

Price for locksmiths to fit a dead lock to your garage door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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