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I want to replace my lock

In various situations it is advisable to replace the lock of your front door or exterior door. When you have just moved places, it is advisable to replace all locks, because you can almost never be sure that additional keys have been created in the past. It is a scary thought that an old resident still has a key to your home. Another reason to have your lock replaced would be that your lock is outdated or even defective. In this case you are forced to have a new lock installed. Finally, replacing locks is also part of burglary prevention. In this situation you choose, after consultation with a certified locksmith, to replace your lock with a lock that offers more security.

Lock replacement cost

The cost of replacing a lock varies widely. The price of replacing a lock depends, among other things, on the type of lock, the SKG score of the lock and the cylinder size.

Type of locks

Three types of cylinder locks can be distinguished.

  • Mortise lock: this most common lock is mounted in the door
  • Multi-point lock: this type of mortise lock has multiple closing points and offers a higher level of security
  • Rim lock: this outdated type of lock is mounted on the inside of the door

In addition to cylinder locks, there are also pin locks. This type of lock works with metal pins instead of a cylinder. The key of a pin lock has four teeth and is cross-shaped.

SKG quality mark

Most locks have the SKG quality mark of the Stichting Kwaliteit Gevelbouw. This quality mark has a star-based rating system:

  • 1 star: standard burglar-resistant lock
  • 2 stars: heavily burglar-resistant locks
  • 3 stars: the lock, hinges, cylinder and door offer sufficient resistance to burglary

Cylinder size

The size of the cylinder is also an important cost factor when replacing a lock. The size of the cylinder depends on the thickness of the door. Cylinder sizes have an outside size and an inside size. The standard size is 30mm, but this can go up to 70mm, for example. The cost of replacing your lock is therefore higher with a thicker door.

Finding a good locksmith to replace your lock

The best way to find a good locksmith near you is using locksmith.nl. Locksmith.nl is the number 1 platform in the Netherlands where you quickly and easily select a trustworthy, thoroughly screened locksmith. These are certified handymen who have made it through the locksmith.nl selection process, meaning the locksmith:

  • has been awarded with a Statement of Conduct (VOG)
  • is registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) and has a valid company liability insurance
  • is highly valued by customers and praised by other renowned locksmiths for delivering outstanding locksmith services in the past

Locksmith.nl is active throughout the Netherlands

If you want to have your lock replaced by a verified locksmith, then you have come to the right place at Locksmith.nl. Our locksmiths can replace your lock throughout the Netherlands and in most cases we are on site within 30 minutes.



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Our Prices for immediate service

Below you find the all-inclusive fees we charge for opening doors free of damage in emergency situation. Prices include VAT.

  • Daily rate (08:00 โ€“ 18:00): โ‚ฌ120,-
  • Evening and night rates (18:00 โ€“ 08:00): โ‚ฌ195,-
  • Weekend rate (Saturday and Sunday): โ‚ฌ225,-

For your safety, our payment process is completely digital on the locksmith platform with iDEAL and Credit Card payments. This way you avoid unpleasant surprises like defect payment machines or dodgy cash payments.

If a lock needs to be replaced, there will be additional hardware costs. The Locksmith will inform you up front about the costs.

A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged if you cancel the job after it is booked and the locksmith is heading towards you.

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