Security for rental properties

rental property security

If you are a landlord or tenant, it is always a good idea to consider re-keying locks between tenants or when you rent a new property.

Mobile Locksmith + Lock Replacement Services

Below are a few things to keep in mind when looking at security for rental properties.


If you have just bought an investment property in a block of flats, you should check with the Owners Corporation before re-keying the property’s locks. There may be guidelines around types of locks that are required to be installed and in some cases there will be shared locks (such as security doors or underground parking access doors) which you may not be able to change.

Ensure that you familiarise yourself with any security codes and that you have an up to date set of keys for any common areas.


You will need to request permission from the landlord before you re-key the property’s locks. While landlords are obliged to ensure all external doors have locks and all windows can be secured, they are not obliged to change the locks at your request.

In our experience, landlords and real estate agents are generally happy to give you permission to do rekey existing locks on the condition that you pay for the change and, in some cases, pay to change the locks back again when you vacate.

Real estate agents

Having one trusted supplier for all your strata locksmith needs makes a lot of sense if you are a real estate agent, especially one with a significant rental list. It means you develop trust and a good working relationship, and can also save you time and money as you refer tenants straight to once provider.

Need an emergency locksmith?

Are you locked out? Have you been burgled? Broken or malfunctioning lock? Lost keys? Don’t worry, there’s no lock or security problem our mobile locksmiths can’t fix. Best of all, we can usually be onsite within 30-60 minutes.

Our team of mobile locksmiths is available to respond to your call any time of the day or night. Let us take the stress out of the situation and get you where you need to be quickly and with no fuss.

If your lock is malfunctioning and needs repair or replacement, our expert mobile locksmiths can do this for you on the spot.

We understand how stressful a security emergency can be and that’s why we’re here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (we even work on public holidays!).

Don’t worry, we can be there shortly…

There’s no need to worry for your safety or security, our mobile locksmiths can be onsite to most Sydney homes and businesses within 30 – 60 minutes of receiving your call – sometimes even quicker if we’re close by!

Our mobile locksmiths service all Sydney suburbs.  They hold Master Security licences and are fully insured. Our locksmiths undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with the latest security technologies. This means we provide our customers with the best security advice in the marketplace. Our expertise is your assurance that your home and business are safe and secure.


About Britlock mobile locksmiths

As your local security specialist, our mobile locksmiths deliver the best results to ensure your residential property, strata building or commercial premises are secure. The core of our business focuses on providing clients with efficient and reliable locksmith and security services.

Security is no laughing matter; we know it deserves serious attention. Our team of dedicated locksmiths will respond to any job immediately and with the best tools. We put all our efforts in providing clients with the security they need and can trust. Britlock Locksmiths provide a prompt and expert emergency service and our fully equipped mobile workshops will ensure that we secure your property quickly and efficiently. All Britlock Locksmiths are qualified and insured, and have undertaken extensive police checks and contain all the necessary security licences.

We service all Sydney suburbs. Our mobile locksmiths are based in Ryde, the Inner West, Drummoyne, North Shore, Chatswood, Gladesville, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Castle Hill.

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Our dedicated and highly trained emergency locksmiths appreciate every job we receive and respond to every one with one thing in mind – you, our customer.

It goes without saying that we think we’re the best locksmiths in Sydney but, don’t just take our word for it, read the 200+ 5 star Google reviews we’ve received from happy customers.

Complete locksmith and security services

24 Hour Lock-out Service: Lost keys or damaged locks? From deadlocks to bike locks and everything in between, we can open them all in no time.

Alarm Systems: Wired or wireless, motion detectors or cameras. We can come and inspect your property to help you decide what’s right for your needs and budget.

CCTV Systems: The right camera in the right location. Our technicians can come and help you design a CCTV system that’s perfect for your building or property.

Garage Locks and Accessories: We supply and install a range locks and accessories for garage and roller doors. Repairs, installations or turning your old manual garage door into a fully automatic one.

Key Cutting & Restricted Keys: Our mobile workshops are stocked with the widest range of keys and accessories. Doors, garages, letterboxes, padlocks and windows and our secure Restricted Key System.

Keyless Entry: From pin-code access, fob, key card or even your fingerprint, digital access solutions will make your security more convenient and put a stop to lost keys and lock outs.

Padlocks and Accessories: We supply and install a range padlocks and accessories such as bolts and hydraulic door closers. We can also open and rekey padlocks.

Safes: From floor and wall safes to filing cabinet or jewellers’ safes. We stock, install or even crack a wide variety of safes.

Security Doors & Entrances: We can supply and install a range of security doors, front doors and internal doors, 24/7. We also repair all kinds of doors and entrances.

Window Locks and Screens: A range of window hardware including handles, security locks, latches. Plus Amplimesh security window screens and accessories.