Monday - Sunday (5:00-11:00 pm )

Should You DIY Upgrading Your Home Security?

A half-open white wooden door with a silver doorknob

With break-ins being the most common crime in the world, you might be considering an update to your home security (and we strongly encourage you to do it as soon as possible).

You might be tempted to upgrade your home security yourself. But is it really effective? This blog helps you figure out how DIY upgrading of home security compares to hiring a professional for the job.

Range of Services

A close-up image of a silver key

While you might be able to fix a lock but to get access to a complete range of services, it’s best to hire a professional locksmith. A locksmith would provide you with a large number of services, including key cutting, key duplication, and rekeying services. These are services that you would most probably not be able to do on your own.

Advanced Equipment

A professional locksmith would use the latest equipment that you wouldn’t be able to find at home. These equipment are constantly upgraded to suit your needs. Professionals would also have a better idea on the right equipment to use for a given service. While you might be able to buy DIY kits, they will only contain the very basic equipment.

Quality Services

They are professionals for a reason. Receiving formal training and doing it over and over again makes locksmiths experts at their job. While you might be able to carry out the basic tasks yourself, you’d most likely not be able to do it with the same speed and proficiency as a professional locksmith who’s probably an expert at this job.


With DIY home security upgrades, your only guide might be the internet. Even then, you might have a hard time getting guidance if you’re stuck somewhere. However, hiring a professional ensures that they not only get the job done for you but also provide you with expert advice and guidance when needed.

Are you looking for upgrading your home security? Or are you stuck in a home lockout or simply need rekeying services? Liberty Locksmith Service provides expert mobile emergency locksmith services all over Winchester. Our locksmiths are renowned for providing extremely quick and reliable services anywhere in the region. Call us now at 540-535-6629 and we’ll get to your location in just a few minutes. For more details about the range of services we offer, visit our website today.