Have you just taken over a new unit, or urgently need to handover your unit to your new tenants and don’t have the keys? Or are you looking for other glass door lock types? You’ve come to the right place! Vincent Locksmith offers both glass door lock replacement and servicing, depending on the issue with your lock.
Common issues with glass door locks
From the loss of keys, to rusty locks and loosened locks, Vincent Locksmith has encountered various issues with the ubiquitous glass door locks – some of which thankfully don’t require replacement of the glass door lock. Let’s find out more about the different situations in which glass door lock replacement is needed, and when glass door lock servicing is adequate to address your problem!
1) Rusty lock components which cause the lock to spoil
In this case, our customer approached us in replacing the glass door lock for a shophouse. Upon inspection, the lock had turned rusty, which was seriously affecting its locking function. The rust had also caused the internal mechanisms to stop working. As a result, the whole lock had to be completely removed.
In Panel 1, the old glass door lock was completely removed. This was then replaced with a new glass door lock body and cylinder lock, as shown in Panel 2. The last panel shows how the newly installed glass door lock looks like.
2) Change in keys due to takeover of shop units
In this case, we replaced a glass door cylinder lock for a customer in Ang Mo Kio. They needed a new set of keys for their shop, as they had just taken over the unit. Three new keys comes with the new lock. We also tested the old keys on the new lock, to ensure that they could not open the new lock. This is done for security reasons.
3) Opening and changing a glass door lock, due to loss of keys
In this case, we carried out the unlocking and changing of a glass door lock. This was also the same customer who requested to change the upper glass door lock (not shown in the video below), and re-key the roller shutter lock. The customer did not have the keys to this lock, and the door was locked. So we had to open it first, before replacing it with a new glass door lock. This is shown in Panel 3. Click on the video below to see the entire unlocking and replacement process!
4) Replacement of top glass door lock
In this case, we carried out the changing of a top glass door lock. Our customer did not have the keys, hence the request for replacement. Additionally, we also have customers who request to change to this lock type, as they have difficulties accessing the commonly installed bottom glass door lock.
We unlocked the original one and replaced it with this new glass door lock. Panels 1 and 2 show the original glass door lock before replacement, and panels 3, 4 and 5 show the newly replaced lock with keys provided. For this lock type, ample space in between the glass panels is required for it to fit properly. If you want to use this lock type, we recommend sending us photos so that we can ensure a good fit.
5) Slanted glass door lock requiring adjustment
In this particular case, we had to carry out the adjustment of the existing glass door lock. Our customer approached us as they could not lock their glass door for some time. After inspecting it, we found that the lock was misaligned from the strike plate on the floor, which was preventing the bolt from engaging fully. In panel 1, you can see how the lock is slightly tilted to the right. This was what was causing my customer her pain. So, we aligned the lock slightly to allow for the proper engagement. Panel 2 shows part of the process of realignment and the last panel shows the realigned lock. Afterwards, the customer could lock her glass door without any difficulty. We did not need to change the lock thankfully, as their glass door lc
6) Loosened glass door lock, which was damaging the floor
In this case, we carried out the servicing of a glass door lock. The customer had informed us that the lock was damaging the floor. After checking, we found that the lock had loosened and started to droop. This was causing it to drag on the floor and scratch it. We proceeded to tighten the lock back, ensuring that it was not drooping.
Panel 1 shows how the lock has slanted to the right, while panel 2 shows the servicing process. The last panel shows how the locking mechanism is working perfectly, after the servicing. Click the video below to start watching!
As a side note, glass door locks are commonly used to secure the entrances or exits of commercial units such as shops and offices, and can contain either a pre-installed lock or a slot for a separate cylinder lock.
In addition to changing glass door locks, we also carry out replacement of toilet door locks. If you wish to change using your own locks, you can also contact us directly at 8812 7499, or use the contact form here. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube!
This article was first published on 19 March 2018, and has been updated on 17 November 2022 with new content that customers may find useful for making informed decisions for lock replacements.