How we replaced a cylinder of a lock
Froglock has done a superb job for many clients in Westbury. One of the clients we had worked
for referred a friend who had lost the keys to her house and requested us to have the locks
replaced. We thought of rekeying the locks but the client insisted that she had not changed the
locks of the house for the past 5 years. Consequently, it was necessary to have the front door
lock changed for security reasons. He argued that the cost of changing the locks was inexpensive
compared to the risks of having her items stolen by people who may have access to the house.
We explained to her that replacing the cylinder is as good as replacing the entire lock and is cost
effective. We also told him that we would ensure that a latch or a dead bolt would be installed
because they are effective and could keep the house secure. We took the code to the lock and
we went to buy a new cylinder. We bought a cylinder which would lock automatically as soon
as one shuts the door. The cylinder could only allow one to open the lock using a key if one was
opening the door from the outside. There was a button in the inside which allowed one to open
and close the lock from the inside without a key.
We used a set of tools we had carried to install the cylinder. We screwed the screws on the edge
of the door to secure the lock. We also used the long screws with identical heads to hold the lock
in place. We tested the lock and it worked well. We allowed the owner of the house to test the
lock and see if it met her standards. She was happy with the job we had done and paid us.