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Changing the Locks on a House

Posted by admin in change locks, Lock Install, Locksmith, re-key | 1 comments

27.01.15

When you have moved in to a new home that is the best time to consider changing the locks on a house. You cannot be sure who may have a copy of the keys to your house unless all locks are re-keyed or replaced!

If you are worried about people gaining access to your home or breaking in, talk to our locksmiths about our different systems that can help increase the security of your home. Toowoomba Locksmiths is passionate about home security! We have options that restrict who can cut keys, digital locking systems, bump resistant options and CCTV camera systems that can be used in order to create extra home security. These systems may initially cost more than off the shelf locks, however the added security helps ensure no unwanted visitors can enter your home!

We also recommend that you change the codes to any alarm or locking systems that require codes as soon as you move in, as well as, on a regular basis.

We suggest adding other forms of security such as, CCTV, door chains, and deadbolts. This will help enhance home security and will deter intruders. The harder it is to get in the less likely an intruder is to try.

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After we install your new security system ask us about obtaining a

“MY HOME IS PROTECTED BY TOOWOOMBA LOCKSMITHS”

sign or window sticker to help deter intruders.

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Home Security Window Sticker

What is a Transponder Key?

Posted by admin in Automotive, Locksmith | 0 comments

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I am sure you have heard Locksmiths referring to Transponder Keys, but you may not know exactly what a Transponder Key is!

Since 1995 the majority of new cars have used transponders within the key, which works by sending a radio signal needed in order to start the vehicle. The transponder is a small microchip in the head of they key and if a key for the vehicle is cut without programming the transponder the key will not allow the vehicle to start, although it will still turn the engine over. This is because the immobilisers will still be active.

The transponder creates additional security for new vehicles, but it does come with the disadvantage of high costs and long waits when a key is lost and a new one is ordered through a car dealership.  A transponder key is essentially a key with a code transmitter embedded that sends a unique alpha-numeric code to your ignition. When received, the transponder in the ignition tells the car that it is okay to start. Programming or reprogramming a transponder key depends on the make and model of your vehicle. For domestic cars with a vehicle identification number (VIN) that starts with 1 or 4, the keys can be reprogrammed by simply taking the keys out to your car and entering the program mode.

This is where, here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, we can help! With Automotive Locksmith technology we can cut and program 90% of transponder keys using your current key! This way you can store your additional key in case you loose your current key. Using a local locksmith will significantly reduce the cost of additional keys and ensure you are supplied with a copy of your key instantaneously, bypassing long waits.

  transponder key being used  

As your local locksmith in Toowoomba we always recommend keeping at least two transponder keys on hand because, if no current key is present, dealership replacements are generally expensive and incur long waiting periods.

A transponder key is essentially a key with a code transmitter embedded that sends a unique alpha-numeric code to your ignition. When received, the transponder in the ignition tells the car that it is okay to start. Programming or reprogramming a transponder key depends on the make and model of your vehicle. For domestic cars with a vehicle identification number (VIN) that starts with 1 or 4, the keys can be reprogrammed by simply taking the keys out to your car and entering the program mode.

Lock Installation

Posted by admin in Lock Install, Locksmith | 1 comments

Just a reminder that, when we you have a lock installation via Toowoomba Locksmiths, we service and repair all our locks so that the lifespan of your lock is extended beyond a lock that you would buy and install from a hardware store.

We offer a wide range of locks for business and commercial use with our services including:

The Lock Installation Services We Offer.

  • Keyed alike locks
  • Lock restoration
  • Lock servicing
  • Door knob sets
  • Door locks
  • Security screen locks
  • Patio and sliding door locks
  • Window locks
  • Deadlocks and deadbolts
  • Keyless entry and electronic entry for your home
  • Padlocks
  • Pin code entry gates
  • Roller door locks
  • Safes and Safe locks
  • Aluminum door locks
  • Hinged door locks
  • Sliding door locks
  • Tilt door locks
  • Automatic door locks

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Lockwood 001 Touch

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Lockwood Paradigm Deadlock

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Lockwood Digital DX

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Carbine - their entire range.

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Call the team at Toowoomba Locksmiths on 07 4632 6060 to talk about what lock will best suit your need!

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