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New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?

As reported on the Crime Prevention Site recently, if you are unfortunate enough to be burgled then research suggests that you are very likely to be the victim of another burglary in the time period immediately following the original crime. The reasons for this can be wide and varied, however some possible explanations are as follows […]

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Should I change the locks on my new home/when I move house?

You should always change the locks on your new home, not only to comply with your insurance requirements but for the safety of you and your family. Do you know if you have been given all the keys to your new property? Is it worth the risk? With any type of security it is normally a one off payment, once your secure your secure. It is not like a car which you have to service and MOT every year.

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How much is it to change a Banham lock?

Banham have made several different types of locks over the years and have recently changed their keys as the patent on the older cylinders has run out so anyone can cut keys. On some Banham locks you are able to replace the cylinder to obtain a new key but with others you need to replace the whole lock.

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How much is it to change my front door locks?

The cost to change your front door locks depends on what locks you currently have in your door as there are several manufacturers of locks with each making a number of different locks. Some manufacturers make it so that once you have there brand of lock in your door you have no choice but to swap the lock for a like for like replacement but for some you can just change the cylinder/barrel, the outside part of the lock, to give you new keys. Likewise with certain deadlocks, not all deadlocks,  you can change the internal components of the lock to give you new keys, keeping the body of the lock.

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How much is it to change a Chubb lock?

Chubb is a brand of lock and there are several different types of Chubb locks and it depends on which Chubb lock you have to how much it costs to change. Everyone refers to their deadlock as a Chubb lock but there are several manufacturers with each manufacturer making several types of lock and it depends on what lock you have currently in your door to what lock you can change it to which will then effect the price. So there is no definite answer to how much it would cost to change a Chubb lock.

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How much is it to change a Yale lock?

Depending on what Yale lock you have and why it needs to be changed will depend on the price. If you have a standard Yale lock and you just want change the lock to give you new keys, you can normally just change the Yale cylinder or Yale barrel, the cylinder is the part of the lock on the outside of the door where you put your key into. If you have a faulty Yale lock or a standard Yale lock and want to upgrade to a high security Yale lock it will depend on what Yale lock you currently have on your door and which Yale lock you want to upgrade to as Yale make several rim locks. Remember Yale is just one manufacturer. You could have on your door or upgrade to a Ingersoll lock, Banham lock, Era lock, Union lock or Asec lock. So there is no definite answer to how much it would cost to change a Yale lock.

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Banham Lock Installation from Alexandra Locksmith

Fitting a Banham Lock

Here is an image of Alexandra Locksmith owner, Paul, fitting and installing a Banham Lock. Banham locks are one of the most popular lock choices for property owners and we are always getting calls at Alexandra Locksmith about supplying and installing these locks across London. If you are interested in Banham Locks or any of […]

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