If your lock is damaged or you simply want to replace it with a newer, more secure model, call today and we’ll give you a quote for a lock change. We are professional locksmiths with extensive experience and we service all locations on the Costa del Sol.
We can change locks on interior and exterior doors. The latter can sometimes be problematic because they are strained, or because they are old and in poor condition or rusted. But it doesn’t matter because we have all the necessary tools at our disposal. We can also install more secure locks with anti-bumping, anti-impressioning, anti-picking and anti-drilling systems.
Depending on the neighbourhood you are in or how important it is for you to protect access, there are a multitude of options with different levels of security. The most secure systems go so far that it is easier to drill a hole in a wall than to open the door. Therefore, if you are looking for safe options, contact us and we will inform you.
Changing the lock on an armoured door
One of the most common services in our day-to-day work consists of changing locks on armoured doors. This is one of the most common models of exterior doors for homes, whether they are single-family houses, flats or businesses.
If you want to know how much it costs to change the lock on an armoured door in Malaga, call us so that we can assess the brand and type of lock that the door has, or the model you would like to install, as well as the travel and labour costs. We will give you a free quotation and come to you as soon as possible.
Locks are usually changed when they fail, when they have been broken into or as a preventive measure to increase security. That is, when someone we do not want has a copy of the key or we are aware that the lock is no longer secure. Many people are still unaware of this, but cylinders that are more than five or ten years old are often not very secure, and some can be forced in less than a minute.
Therefore, our recommendation is to upgrade the lock on armoured doors, as they are the main security barrier for many homes or offices. Call us today and we will inform you about the different options and costs.
How to change the lock cylinder?
If you don’t know how to change the cylinder of a lock and you don’t have the right tools, it will probably be more economical to call a locksmith in Malaga. Some locks may be straightforward, but others can present certain complications that may require several trips to the hardware store or DIY centre.
If you still want to try it, it is basically a matter of gradually dismantling all the elements of the lock until you reach the cylinder, also known as the cylinder head, which is the part where the key is inserted. Make a note of where each bolt goes, once you have it removed make sure the new cylinder fits with the rest of the lock, otherwise you may not be able to reassemble it or it may not fit properly.
Once you have it mounted, check that it closes well from both sides, if you have it ready, congratulations! If you see that your life is getting complicated we can give you a hand, call us and we will come as soon as possible.
In any case, our recommendation is to call in a professional, as you may be looking to replace your lock with a similar model, but times are changing, and systems that were once secure can now be opened in a few minutes. We now have more secure systems, so we can advise you on the different options available on the market.