Guide to finding the best door locks.

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You have probably worried if you are safe at night when you sleep. Like all of us we have often kept ourselves up at night wondering if the door locks that we have installed on our homes are secure enough. In this quick article I am going to cover some of the basics about choosing the best lock for your home. At the end of the article you should have a good idea on what door locks will work best for your property. From smart door locks, deadbolt locks, to the latest in keyless locks, your choice in locks is a matter of personal opinion.

Best Door Locks:

Smart door locks are arguably one of the nicest of smart home comforts. For most of us, security is a top priority when selecting door locks for our homes, followed by cost, style and finish. Choosing the best door locks for your doors depends on whether a door is interior or exterior, because each type of door requires completely different locking mechanisms.

Some Best Door Locks are:


Deadbolt locks provide the most security on residential doors. The term dead is used, because these locks do not contain springs. Double-cylinder deadbolts can pose a danger during an emergency if the key is missing or not readily available.

August Smart Lock:

The August Smart Lock is one of the most popular locks currently available. It’s smart enough to know when you’re coming and going, knowing not to unlock the door if you’re passing by it inside your house.


For advanced home security and convenience, keyless entry locks can be used to replace any standard deadbolts on exterior doors. An anti-theft rolling code feature ensures the same code is never used twice.

Mortise Locks:

Mortise locks are used on many types of residential doors, including storm doors and stress convenience over security. The lockset consists of a flat, rectangular box that fits into a recess in the door.

As you can see reading this article there are quite a lot of door locks, probably more than you imagined. It’s really up to you on the type of lock that you choose for your home. When selecting a door lock the thing that you want to look for most is to find a door lock that is made of quality materials. Additionally, do not skimp on purchasing a door lock because of price alone. The higher the price, generally the better quality the lock is going to be.

We suggest purchasing door locks from the top manufactures. Manufactures that you are familiar with are going provide a better quality lock to keep you more secure. Isn’t that the reason why you installed a new door lock to begin with?

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Pricing Estimates

We have a standard $49 Service Call fee, please see the following for additional estimated charges based on the services performed. At our Austin Locksmith facility We have no hidden charges or fees and our technicians provide you with the full cost and explanation of charges before performing the work.

*Lock-Out Services:

Car, Truck  Lockout Starts at $30-$150
House / Apartment Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Office or Business Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Interior Room / Bedroom Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Mailbox Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Cabinets, Toolboxes, Etc. Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Safe Lockout Starts at $70-$350

*Lock Work:

Change Locks Starts at $40
Re-Key or Lock Combination Change Starts at $15 per cylinder
Master Key Systems Installed Starts at $20 per cylinder
Lock Install or Lock Repair Starts at $35
Fresh Install (door with no pre-cut hole for lock) Starts at $60

**Automotive Service and Ignition Keys:

New Car Key Starts at $90
Duplicate/Copy Car Key Starts at $59
Ignition or Lock Change Starts at $120
Programming Transponder Key Starts at $60
Ignition Key Extraction Starts at $70

* All prices are a minimum estimate for the service listed. The final price may vary and will depend on the security
level of the lock system + labor charged.

**This price is a minimum cost estimate for the service listed. Due to the fact that every key and/or ignition is uniquely built/cut, the final cost may vary, and will depend on the complexity of the service, the condition of the locks and programing costs if associated.

Important note: Total amount payable will be the $49 Service Call Fee + Labor Charge + Hardware or Lock Price (if needed). Please also notice that our dispatch team can only give an approximate estimate of the total price of the service, based on explanation of the situation given by the customer over the phone. The actual complexity or situation may
differ in reality, therefore the price may vary.  A $49 Service Call may be charged for areas outside the main service area.

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