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Changing Locks in Brighton, East Sussex

Professional Lock Replacement Services in Brighton

Key Change Locksmiths offer 24/7 professional lock replacement services in Brighton. Our lock replacement services include key cutting, re-keying, new locks and keys, and lock upgrades. If you moved into a new home and need the locks of the property changed or you want to carry out lock upgrades, contact Key Change Locksmiths today for a free quote.

Common Door Lock Types

There are door lock types that are commonly replaced in the UK. These door lock types include

Nightlatch (Yale Type)

A nightlatch holds the door shut using a latch type lock some of which can be easily set into a deadlock position. The nightlatch is sometimes referred to as the Yale Type lock because its leading manufacturer is Yale. The lock is also sometimes known by its traditional name, the Rim Lock, and is mounted on the surface of the door unlike the Mortice lock. The nightlatch is used as a form of security enhancement and not meant to be the only lock on the door.

Mortice Locks

Mortice Locks are fitted inside a slot (mortice) that is cut into a wooden door frame. A bolt in the lock slides out and locks into the keep when the key is turned. The makes it difficult to pick as the entire locking mechanism occurs inside the door. The mortice lock has two significant types. The Mortice Sash Lock comes with a handle, while the Mortice Deadlock is always operated by key and does not have a handle. Mortice locks are commonly found on doors made out of timber or aluminium and some are made to meet British Standard BS3621.

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Euro-Lock Cylinder

The Euro-lock is the most popular type of lock and found on different types of doors such as uPVC, timber multipoint doors and aluminium doors. Due to their popularity, doors using certain types of Euro-lock cylinders are prone to burglary attacks and break-ins.  Euro lock cylinders are easily keyed alike which makes it possible to open numerous locks using one key.

Key Change Locksmiths can offer higher security Euro-Locks which are Brisant Ultion and are British Standard 3 Star Diamond, sold secure.

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British Standard Locks

Before any lock is considered British Standard, they must have gone through rigorous security tests in which their strength and durability are assessed. The British Standard is used to provide a standard for insurance policies in the UK.

British Standard locks have the BSI Kitemark imprinted on the faceplate of the lock. Cylinder Rim locks and Mortice Locks are required to meet British standard BS 3621.

Why Choose Keychange?

Key Change Locksmiths is a leading locksmith in Brighton and Hove, with a fully accredited master locksmith. Key Change Locksmiths are the leading experts in your security needs.  We will advise you of the best locks for your property, and offer competitive rates in the Brighton, Hove and surrounding areas.

Quality Products with 24/7 Support

If required, Key Change Locksmiths can provide products that are made in line with British Standard BS3621. We provide you with locks which are anti-snap, anti-pick, anti-bump and anti-drill. We also maintain a 24/7 helpline through which you can contact us for your emergency lock replacement services. Our Master Locksmith is always on hand to assist you or provide professional security advice whenever you may call.

Professional Expertise

Key Change Locksmiths has been offering professional lock replacement services in Brighton for nearly a decade. Our Master Locksmith is a member of the National Guide of Certified Locksmiths (NGCL) and is trained to respond quickly and professionally, offering high-quality lock replacement services in a friendly and competent manner.

Competitive Locksmith Rates in Brighton

Our locks and services are affordable with competitive local rates. There are no hidden or extra charges and we do not charge VAT. When you call Key Change Locksmiths and request our lock replacement services, we will send a Master Locksmith to your location in Brighton with no call-out charge.

Fully Accredited by Trade Bodies

Key Change Locksmiths is registered under professional trade bodies such as the Master Locksmith Association (MLA), and the Nation Guild of Accredited Locksmiths. These trade bodies each have specific standards locksmiths must meet before registration is approved.

Get in Touch with Us

At Key Change Locksmiths, we guarantee top-quality products that provide optimum security. We also run one of the best lock replacement services in Brighton. If you recently moved into a new home, or you want the locks in your property changed, get in touch with us today. Proper security upgrades/repairs in your home following a burglary incident, no problem. Call us now and request a free quote or emergency call out.

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Changing Locks FAQ'S

How much does it cost to get my locks replaced?
The cost of replacing your lock depends on the type of door, type of lock you want, size of the lock, and the time spent on site. For an accurate quote, contact us and request a free site survey or provide us with appropriate information through the contact form.
What is Rekeying?
Rekeying is a locksmithing service in which an expert locksmith is required to change the internal components of the lock. Rekeying is more expensive than lock replacement, so locksmiths typically advise for the lock to be changed instead.
How long does it take to change a lock on a door?
The length of time it takes to change the lock on a door depends on the type of lock, type of door, and the number of locks to be replaced. On average it takes about 30 minutes to replace a lock and make other necessary adjustments.
So how do I know if my new lock is a British Standard lock?
Every British Standard lock has the image of the British Standard Kitemark to the right. This may be accompanied by BS: TS007 for Euro cylinders or BS: 3621 2007 for mortice locks which are the current British Standard.
Should I change the locks if I lose my keys?
For security purposes, it is better to change your lock when you lose your keys. This prevents your home or office from getting burgled. We can install new locks for you and get you duplicate keys so you don’t get locked out again.
What locks should I have in order to comply with my insurance policy?
Most insurance companies have specified locks for each door and window in the home to maintain compliance with their policies. It is better to contact your insurance company and ask for the lock standards that meet its requirements. However, a typical British insurance company may request for the locks to conform to BS3621 British Standard Kitemark.

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My name is Pip Harris and I have been a locksmith since 2013. I am fully accredited local locksmith and member of the National Guild of Certified Locksmiths. I live in Hove and have easy transport access to most of Sussex.

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