Hi all — I know, I know, call a locksmith, that’s the plan — I’m moving to a condo soon and Reddit is always saying to “change the locks” and “change the strike plate” etc., so I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before cold calling locksmiths and wasting their time.
Foremost — should I buy my own lock or setup (was considering also having a pin-code entry system) before calling the locksmith, or do I have to trust in what they have available?
Will they do the whole “change the strike plate to make it harder for a door to be kicked in” thing, or is that a separate type of contractor?
What is the preferred timing for this sort of appointment? Is this more of a same-day thing or “schedule for a week out”?
Thanks for any insight you have to offer. As they say on the casting couch, “I don’t usually do this sort of thing,” so I just wan to make sure I am not setting myself to be fleeced or confusing anyone.