Residential Locksmith

Toronto Emergency Locksmith is on a mission to expand our service area and deliver the fastest and friendliest locksmith services. There is nothing more satisfying than finding the best locksmith services in your local area.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL LOCKSMITH JOBS AND OTHER LOCKSMITH SERVICES?

A residential locksmith job is to look at the customer from a homeowner perspective in order to better understand the customer needs. The local building codes for residential are likely to be different from commercial space code. It is the residential locksmith job to be familiar with building codes that are relevant to lock and keys. There are a lot of different locking system options designs for residential use; a good residential locksmith is one who keeps up with what’s out there and what’s new in order to meet the need of the customers in the best way possible.

ARE YOU SURE I NEED A PROFESSIONAL? WHY CAN’T I DO THE JOB MYSELF?

Be sure to request a residential locksmith expert to handle your home lock and security needs. Selecting the wrong expert (like, let’s say a commercial locksmith expert) can result in less than an attractive result. For example, commercial grade locks, although more sturdy and designed to take more abuse, they are often too bulky and will not look good on a residential application. It may not only look good, but you may also end up having to pay more for those locks as commercial grade locks tend to cost more.

Anyone who owns or rents a home will likely need a residential locksmith service at one point or another. After all, it is a matter of time before one will lose a key or locked the key inside the home or simply have a lock and key failure.

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC SERVICES THAT RESIDENTIAL LOCKSMITH CAN PROVIDE?

There are many services that fall under the residential locksmith services category. Here are a few main residential locksmith services that we offer:

  • lockouts,
  • lock reke
  • lock replacement
  • lock repair
  • home security upgrade
  • home security consultation
  • surveillance camera system, etc.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY?

Home lockout service requires some lock picking skills and a general idea on how residential locks work. It is a very common residential locksmith service that we offer, and you should expect the cost to be range from $80 to $250, depending on how complicated the lock is to bypass as well as how many locks the locksmith must bypass in order to get you back inside your home.

You should also expect the cost to increase if the locksmith was unsuccessful at bypassing the lock without having to damage the lock in the process (in some cases, there is no way to avoid damaging the lock in the process of bypassing the lock); in this case, there is an added cost of a new lock. Home lock rekey service is an excellent way of saving money. Someone may consider having a lock rekeyed when a key to the lock has been jeopardized.

At this point, instead of replacing the lock, a locksmith can change the orientation of the lock pins to work with a new key, and the old key will no longer work. The cost to rekey a lock can vary based on the lock type and design (in other words, how complicated it is to rekey the lock).

In most cases, it is going to cost less to rekey a lock than it will be to replace a lock. The starting rate for lock rekey is $19 per lock. Home lock replacement is a service that you would want to select when it’s time to upgrade the look or the security of the locks on your home or if the locks are getting too old and beginning to malfunction in a consistent way.

You may also want to hire a residential locksmith to install new locks when you build a new home. When you consider replacing your home locks, be sure to hire a residential locksmith specialist in order to ensure proper lock installation. It doesn’t matter what kind of lock you have selected; your home security may be at risk if the lock is installed incorrectly.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN THE TECH ARRIVES?

Upon the tech arrival, everything should begin with a proper introduction between you and the locksmith who arrives at your home. After the introduction, the locksmith may ask to see your ID (for obvious reasons, we are required by law to verify the identity of whom we are about to provide locksmith services to) and ask you some questions that will help him understand your situation and the best way to help you resolve your locksmith needs. You should expect a firm handshake, professionalism, honesty, and friendliness from the locksmith who arrives at your home.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COMPANIES?

We carefully select the locksmiths whom we choose to work with. Our techs/contractors go through an intensive screening process, which includes a background check, credit check, and at least three reliable references before we let anyone carry our name. On top of getting screened by us, our techs/contractors must carry a locksmith license and certification per each state requirement. We understand the importance of your home security; it’s the reason we choose to work only with trustworthy partners.

We specialize in home security upgrade, and we even offer free home security consultation. Have a home security expert come to your home and evaluate the level of your home security, identify all the vulnerable point of entry to your home, and give you recommendation all free of charge.

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LOCKSMITH JOBS?

When it comes to residential locksmith services, there are a lot of great things to look forward to. For example, there are locks that can be controlled remotely using a phone app, which will help avoid getting locked out of your own home, granting access to someone you trust remotely, etc. Furthermore, technology is getting cheaper, so more people can now afford to have better locks that offer more security and convenience.

We keep it in the front line from day one and keep ourselves educated on new technology tools and hardware available on the market today. Whenever there is a new locksmith tool or new home lock on the market, we make sure to get our hand on it, study it, and identify the pros and cons about it. This is just part of what we do in order to stay current. In a world that moves so fast, you must do all that you can in order to stay up to date. We want to help our customers in the best way possible. We hope that you will recognize the quality and value of our residential locksmith services that we have to offer.