Door lock replacement: choose fast, choose Locksmith 365

Door lock replacement: choose fast, choose locksmith 365

A burglar usually enters your home through the front or back door. It is therefore important to secure your entrance doors with burglar-proof door locks. Replace your old easily forced locks with secure new locks. Want to replace your door lock yourself? Here you will get a handy roadmap for each type of lock.

Replace your door lock yourself or have it done?

The cheapest way, of course, is to replace your door lock yourself. However, this has a few drawbacks:

  • Replacing door lock is difficult.
  • Are you accidentally installing the door lock incorrectly? Then you are likely to damage the lock or door. You will then have to pay extra for a new lock or even a new door.
  • It takes a lot of time to replace door locks.

It is also possible to have Locksmith 365 do it for you. The benefits are:

  • Low rates.
  • Our locksmiths deliver quality. They are experienced with all types of door locks and will install your lock correctly.
  • Your lock will be replaced quickly. We work with professional tools. Our locksmiths are also highly skilled. This gets the job done in no time.
  • You get a whopping 12-month warranty on all workmanship.


door lock replacement

Time to replace your door lock?

When is it time to replace your lock? At least when your key is stolen. Whoever stole your key will probably be at your doorstep within a short time. Perhaps your key got into the wrong hands in some other way. For example, because you gave your loved one a key to your door. The lover, however, is now a nasty ex.

Another thing to look out for is a sliding door. A sliding door is very prone to burglary. Most sliding doors do not have burglar-proof door locks. At Locksmith 365, we will replace your old sliding door lock for a burglar-resistant sliding door lock.

Security lock

Not every door lock works equally well against burglars. All door locks can be broken open. What is important is how long it takes a burglar to open a lock. An average burglary lasts 30 seconds. A burglar wants the loot inside and gone as quickly as possible. A door lock that takes a long time to force is called a security lock.

How do you know if it will take a burglar a long time to open your door lock? There is a special seal of approval for locks: the SKG seal of approval (Foundation for Quality Facade Construction). The SKG steps into the shoes of a burglar. The question they want an answer to is: how long does it take a burglar to open a lock?

A lock  that meets the requirements of the SKG receives 1 to 3 stars:SKG3@2x

  • 1 star: standard burglar resistance, less than 3 minutes burglar resistance
  • 2 stars: heavy burglar resistance, minimum 3 minutes burglar resistance
  • 3 stars: extra heavy burglar resistance, minimum 5 minutes burglar resistance

We recommend choosing a lock with at least 2 stars. We have already told you that burglars usually get their loot in 30 seconds. Three minutes to get a door lock open is really far too long for a burglar. They try for a while, but if they don’t succeed quickly enough then they take off. An extra safe feeling is obtained by secure door locks.

Locked out house what next?

The door is closed and whatever you do; it stays closed. You are locked out of your home what now? Follow this roadmap and you’ll be back inside in no time:

Step 1: You have a problem where you need a locksmith.

Step 2: Call the best locksmith in Amsterdam and surrounding areas at 06-19377776.

Step 3: A locksmith will be with you within half an hour.

Step 4: We investigate whether you are actually the owner of the home or office.

Step 5: The locksmith gets to work. Our locksmiths install locks, replace locks, repair, restore and the locks.

Step 6: Would you like additional service? You can. We are happy to educate you on burglary prevention or fix that squeaky or jamming door.

Step 7: You pay our low fees by debit card, cash or manual transfer.

Step 8: We give you up to a whopping 12 months warranty on all workmanship.

Burglary protection front door

The main way into your home is your front door. Hence, it is important to do burglary protection front door. How do you make sure burglars can’t just open your door?

  • Always lock your front door when you leave.
  • Have a peephole made in the door,
    so you know who is on your doorstep.
  • Provide adequate lighting outside, especially in front of your front door.
    Burglars prefer to work in the dark so that the chances of being seen by someone are minimized.
  • Have good door locks installed. Security locks are hard to crack. We at Locksmith 365 install security locks for you.

Types of door locks

Door locks are classified into two categories:

  • Master locks: The most important lock on your door.
  • Accessory locks: Locks that you place above and below a main lock and provide additional security.

Principal ditches can be further divided into:

  • Overhead locks: An overlay lock is placed on your door. Slip-on locks have a cylinder. A cylinder is a tube into which the key falls. Some overlay locks have a loose cylinder. In that case, the cylinder is easily removed from your lock. Other overlay locks have fixed cylinder. This cylinder is fixed in the lock.
  • Mortise locks: These locks are only suitable for wooden doors. A mortise lock is installed in your door. A mortise lock has a loose cylinder.
  • Narrow Insert Locks: These locks are made to be installed in plastic and metal doors. A narrow mortise lock is higher and shallower than a regular mortise lock.
  • Espagnolettes: These locks consist of long rods. There is a recessed and a surface-mounted version.
  • Keypad locks: Old-fashioned locks that are easy for burglars to break open.
  • Multi-point locks: Locks that lock your door in several places.
  • Narrow-lock multipoint locks: Less deep and higher locks than regular multi-point locks.

Accessory locks can also be further subdivided:

  • Pen locks: Inexpensive and very popular. However, pin locks also have disadvantages. The key is very large and incorrect assembly or misuse often results in a broken lock.
  • Accessory mortise locks: These locks are more expensive than mortise locks. The advantage of side insert locks is that they are less likely to break and have a smaller key.
  • Side Mount Locks: These locks often open with a rotary knob. A secondary overlay lock is also often used on storage and general entrance doors as the main lock.

Replacing an overlay lock or mortise lock with a loose cylinder

You replace an overlay lock with a loose cylinder and replace a mortise lock in the same way. If your lock case is broken, you need to replace the lock entirely. In other situations, replace only the cylinder. Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Look at the side of the lock. There is a screw at the height of the keyhole. Unscrew it.
  2. Insert the key into the lock and turn it slightly to the left or right.
  3. Pull the cylinder out of the lock.
  4. Maybe it won’t work out. In that case, the cylinder is probably trapped by the hardware. Unscrew the hardware and pull the cylinder out of the door.
  5. Insert the new cylinder into the cylinder hole.
  6. Retighten the screw that was at the level of the keyhole.
  7. Do a test to see if the lock works. In doing so, leave the door open. Just test if the lock works. Turn the lock open and closed. In doing so, do keep the door open to avoid being locked in if the lock does not work.

Replacing an overlay lock with a fixed cylinder

An overlay lock with a fixed cylinder is comparatively time-consuming. This is because you are replacing the entire lock and not just the cylinder. This is how you replace an overlay lock with a fixed cylinder:

  1. Remove all screws from the old padlock.
  2. Take the lock off your door.
  3. Get the new lock.
  4. Put the lock against your door.
  5. Screw on the lock.
  6. Look at the side of the lock. If all goes well, there are two parts of the lock protruding from your door: the latch and the deadbolt. See if they fall into the holes made specifically for them in your doorframe. Is that not the case? Take a chisel and chisel out cavities in the appropriate area of your doorframe.

Replacing an espagnolette

Espagnolette locks have many differences between them. Therefore, unfortunately, we cannot provide a step-by-step guide of how to replace an espagnolette.

Replacing a keypad lock

A keypad lock is fairly easy to replace:

  1. Remove screws from the lock.
  2. Place the new lock in the cavity of the door where your old lock used to be.
  3. Screw on the new lock.

Replacing a (narrow-lock) multi-point lock

Replacing a multi-point lock is not easy. We recommend that you unscrew your old multi-point lock and take it to a hardware store or lock store. Have your old multi-point lock measured and ask for a multi-point lock with the same dimensions.

It is a good idea to ask how the multi-point lock you have chosen should be installed. With multi-point locks, this sometimes differs. We therefore give you a general roadmap of how to replace a multi-point lock:

  1. There is a screw in the door handle. Unscrew the screw.
  2. Remove the door handles from the door.
  3. The hardware are metal plates placed around your lock to protect your lock. Unscrew all the screws on the hardware and remove the hardware from your door.
  4. Insert the key into the keyhole and turn it a quarter turn to the right or left.
  5. Using the key, pull the cylinder out of the lock.
  6. Using a drill, remove all the screws of the multi-point lock.
  7. Take a screwdriver and insert it into the hole of the door handle.
  8. Move the screwdriver in the direction of the door hole to snap off the multi-point latch.
  9. Remove the multipoint lock from your door.
  10. To be sure, check that the old and new multi-point locks are the same size
  11. Place the new lock in the location of your old lock.
  12. Push the new multi-point lock firmly along the entire length of the door.
  13. Screw on the multi-point latch.
  14. Take a new cylinder and insert the key.
  15. Place the cylinder in the hole of your lock.
  16. Place the hardware on the inside and outside against the door and tighten the screws.
  17. Put the door handle on the outside into the hole.

Price lock replacement at Locksmith 365

Price locks replacement

With us, you choose your new lock yourself. We will order any lock you want. There is no set price for door lock replacement. In fact, one lock is more expensive than another door lock. For example, a keypad lock is fairly inexpensive, but it is not as burglar-resistant. A lock that you open with your fingerprint is super secure, but very expensive. Make your choice and we will replace your lock.

Work other than door lock replacement

We do so much more than replace door locks:

Your advantage

We want happy customers. That’s why we offer you lots of benefits:

The target audience of Locksmith 365

We help the following people:

  • Expats (our locksmiths speak English)
  • Tourist
  • Individuals
  • Companies

Scope of work

Our office is in Amsterdam Center. We help clients in the following places near Amsterdam:

Contact details

Lost your keys? Need lock replacement? Or looking for secure door locks?

Would you like to make an appointment? Call or come to our office:

Phone number: 06-19377776

Address: Alblasstraat 11-1

Zip code: 1079 ZG

Location: Amsterdam

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an anti-intrusion strip?

An anti-intrusion strip is a rock-solid barrier against a break-in at home or business premises. This system consists of two steel strips attached to door or window and frame. They hook together when closing door or window.

With anti-intrusion strips, it is no longer possible to get between door and doorframe or window and window frame on the outside with tools or passes to open door or window.

Are there different brands of mortise locks?

Yes, there are different front door locks such as, Nemef, Lips, Fiam, Ivana, Ikon and Zaso mortise locks. In most cases, these mortise locks come with an SKG logo.

Besides installing anti-burglar strips, what measures can I take in terms of burglary prevention?

Other measures we recommend in addition to anti-burglary strips and anti-knocking cylinders and PKVW seals to prevent a burglary are the following:

  • Go for security locks
  • Choose locks with the SKG seal of approval
  • Purchase an alarm system
  • Anti-Kickback

We are the locksmith for when you are locked out, have lost your keys or need other help with your locks. We are 24 hours a day available, 7 days in the week



Need help?

Do not hesitate and do not hesitate and contact us. We are happy to help you.

Scope of work

Do you live or are you temporarily in the Amsterdam area and are you looking for a locksmith? Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is ready for you, day and night. Moreover, Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is on site within 30 minutes.


446 recensies op
Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
massimo coppola
massimo coppola
Slotenmaker uit Haarlem is nooit komen opdagen, maar Moerad is uit Amsterdam gekomen om ons direct weer naar binnen te laten, super vriendelijk en begripvol
Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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