When upgrading or replacing the euro cylinder on your Upvc or Composite door, commonly known as the door lock, DIY capable people often turn to the internet to find the cheapest prices.
However something not everyone thinks about is how risky it is allowing a total stranger to know your address and have access to the lock that will eventually secure that home at that address.
This is especially true on Ebay where just about anyone could sell euro cylinder locks with little effort required to get started. In addition on Ebay, most people use PayPal and it can often be a requirement of sellers to only ship to a PayPal verified address. This PayPal verified address will usually be your home address.
Some things you should consider are:
- How do you know that you have been sent all the keys that were manufactured with that lock?
- How do you know that the seller hasn’t copied the key before it is sent in order to enter your home illegally at a later date?
- How do you know that the seller isn’t going to sell the key with the address?
So what can I do if I want to safely purchase replacement door locks on the internet?
The key thing to do is buy from reputable companies, such as Gardinia. Gardinia are Huddersfield longest established Window and Door installation company and have also been selling Upvc Windows & Door repair parts for over a decade on the internet from our Upvc Spares 4 Repairs website.
With over 35 years of continuous trading i’d like to think the companies reputation speaks for its self.
However maybe you have found us on Google having never heard of us before, what are some other tips you can give me for piece of mind?
If trust is an issue then getting a friend to order for you would be a good solution. The lock would never be installed at your friends address, so even if a key had been copied no one would know where this lock eventually got installed.
Another option due to euro cylinders been a low value purchase is to order the cylinders yourself using a friend or family members address for the billing / shipping. Chances are the payment will be accepted even with the billing address not matching the card you pay with. However if that’s not the case then you can easily pay a friend or family member to order the cylinders on your behalf.
Hopefully these tips help give you some extra piece of mind when ordering euro cylinders online. Gardinia recommends the Avocet ABS Euro Cylinder which can be purchased from our Upvc Spares 4 Repairs online store. We are an approved supplier of the Avocet ABS Euro cylinder and get all our stock directly from Avocet.