Any quality lock can be repaired & there are parts available for them.
Every Locksmith company has parts for the locks that are quality branded locks, like Lockwood, Whitco, Kaba,Yale, Chubb, Lane & the list goes on.
You will pay a bit more to buy a lock from a Locksmith Business, but if something brakes down; that extra $15 or $20 you paid now seems priceless.
Did you know that most of the locks you can buy from a hardware store, are low-quality locks? and sold to you for top dollar?
There are a few exceptions.
The quality lock manufacturers you can find in the hardware store are “Lockwood & Whitco” and that’s about it . The rest is just rubbish.
It might sound strong worded, but you expect your locks to be quality, made strong & last for 20 years.
The rubbish that we find installed on peoples homes, has become an everyday occurrence.
If the customers only knew; for just a few more dollars, a Locksmith can install a far better lock that’s been proven to stand up to an attack.
And which as been proven to last.
We have all gone to a hardware store to buy something & wanted to save a few dollars,
but when it comes to locks, you have the privilege of paying full retail & getting a less superior product when you can’t spot the difference.
Any Good Locksmith
Good Locksmiths want to provide his customers with quality locks for a few main reasons.
- Security is the primary reason knowing the property is secure.
- Satisfaction knowing you have made it harder for someone to break into the property.
- We take pride installing locks. (there is no pride with locks made in China & little security)
China & Locks
It’s hard to imagine buying a handle lock from China for $1.80 Aust + postage.
The exact same lock is sold to you for $10 & I’m not going to name the hardware store.
We have seen copies of Australian locks now showing up in hardware stores for 3/4 the price of the original genuine product.
These handle locks last for a little time & sold cheaply, but here is a real problem.
The latches fail and you can’t open the door, we have to come along & drill the lock of the door.
When you buy a lock from a Locksmith company, we don’t want these types of problems when the lock fails.
It looks bad for our business & it cost us time and money; if we sell you a cheap low-quality lock & you call us back to drill the lock off the door.
Installing these cheap types of locks doesn’t provide the security the customer is looking for.