Deadbolt Replacement

Deadbolt Replacement in Austin

Over a million burglaries occur in the United States every year and over half of those break-ins are through forced entry. You have worked hard for your home or business property, so it is only right that you have solid security to protect it. That’s why investing in a solid lock system is so important and there’s no way like a deadbolt installation in Austin. Whether you need a deadbolt replacement, repair, or installation, Fast Austin Locksmith is ready to help. Our qualified technicians are experienced and equipped to take care of the problem correctly the first time around. Plus, we are available to help 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Call Fast Austin Locksmith now to get started on your deadbolt repair or deadbolt replacement in Austin.

How Deadbolt’s Work

Latches are the more common locking mechanism for doors but, in areas that require tougher security, they are often accompanied by a deadbolt, a thicker and heavier locking mechanism that only locks and unlocks with a key. While latches can typically be unlocked by turning the knob from the inside, deadbolts require manual engagement. Plus, spring activated latches can be jimmied open with a card or knife blade. Latches are useful if you are around the area, but deadbolts provide the tough security that you need when you are away from the property for an extended time.

Some Types of Deadbolt Locks

The fundamental mechanism of a deadbolt lock is always the same, but there are different types of deadbolt locks that each have their benefits and drawbacks.

  • A single cylinder deadbolt is manually unlocked with a thumbpiece on the interior of the door and with a key on the exterior side. These are not very useful if there is glass within 30 inches of the thumbpiece though as a criminal could break the glass and reach in.
  • A double cylinder deadbolt requires a key on both sides of the door. Though they provide security even if there is glass around, double cylinder deadbolts can be a safety hazard as it blocks escape to those without a key.

There are also modern versions that use keypads or access cards rather than a key to enter. Call Fast Austin Locksmith to learn about your options and choose the best one for your property.

Is It Time for A Replacement?

Deadbolts are typically made of sturdy and long-lasting material but even these materials are not going to last forever. Over time, the deadbolt will wear and tear until it’s time to get a deadbolt replacement. But an old and worn deadlock is not the only reason you may need a replacement. Maybe you want to upgrade to a new high-security model or move over to an electronic lock system. Whatever your reason or motivation, the professionals at Fast Austin Locksmith are ready to help. Our qualified technicians have the tools and experience to deliver top quality deadbolt replacement in Austin today. Call Fast Austin Locksmith now to get in touch with a friendly representative and schedule your appointment. 

Why Choose Us?

Mobile Locksmith

We offer 24-Hour emergency auto, residential & commercial locksmith services.


We have years of experience providing reliable mobile locksmith services in the area.

Local Locksmith

Fast Austin Locksmith is a locally owned & operated locksmith company.