Can A Locksmith Add Another Deadbolt On My Door? ⬇
Yes, we can add multiple deadbolts and other forms of security to your front and back doors. If you feel unsafe in your Philadelphia home, please let us know. We can suggest a variety of other security measures via locks and other mechanisms that can further protect your home and your family at all times of the day.
Should I Re-Key The Locks Of A New Home Or Apartment? ⬇
We recommend that all new residents re-key or change the locks on the entry point locks in their new abode. The home seller or landlord likely hasn’t done that upon your move-in date which means the previous tenants might have a few spare keys lying around that could easily fall into the wrong hands. Don’t let yourself fall prey to what is easily avoidable. Get your locks changed now by just giving Top Notch Locksmith in Philadelphia a call.
Will Car Insurance Cover Locksmith Costs If I Lock Myself Out of The Car? ⬇
That entirely depends on the sort of insurance you have. If you have roadside assistance rolled into either your car insurance policy or the purchasing agreement for the vehicle, then the cost will certainly be covered. If you don’t have those things, we still recommend reaching out to an actual Philadelphia locksmith as simply trying your hand with a wire hanger could result in your permanently damaging the vehicles locking system and potentially putting the car at risk of an easy break-in.
Is It Worth It To Re-Key The Lock On An Apartment? ⬇
We can almost guarantee that the property management company hasn’t bothered to. They likely only asked for a copy of the keys they originally provided when the previous tenant moved out, which they then gave to you. To avoid a security risk, we always recommend changing the locks when you move-in somewhere new. We also recommend installing a deadbolt on your door if it doesn’t already have one and the apartment complex gives you permission to.
Can My Lock Be Picked? ⬇
Almost certainly. There are very few brands of locks that cannot be picked and even then, that’s really only a temporary measure until thieves come up with a clever way to pick the lock anyway. The only way to keep your locks from being picked and taken advantage of is to invest in a Philadelphia locksmith who has your back. Top Notch Locksmith would be happy to help you find better alternatives to your current, less secure locks and keep you, your family and your possessions safe.
Is There A Difference Between Re-Keying and Getting a Master Key? ⬇
Re-keying a lock is the process of adjusting the tumblers in an existing lock so that only the new keys provided will be able to release the lock and open the door. A Master key enables two different keys that are distinctly different, to open up the same lock.
Contact The Best Philadelphia Locksmith Today
Reach out to Top Notch with all of your further inquiries and please feel free to give us a call if you’re locked out of anywhere: we promise we can get you in.