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 about it . The rest is just rubbish.
It might sound strong worded, but you expect your locks to be quality, made strong & last.
The rubbish that we find installed on peoples homes has become an everyday occurrence.
If the customers knew for just a few dollars more a Locksmith can install far better locks & have been proven to last, then what is available in a hardware store.
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.
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 the 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.