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What does it take to rekey a lock?

Rekeying a lock

Many business and homeowners will replace a lock when they want to change who has access to their house or commercial property. While it is a good idea to periodically change your locks – especially if there are too many spare keys floating around – you don’t necessarily need to replace the entire lock. If you already have a functioning high security lock, you can rekey it rather than replace it.

What does it mean to rekey a lock?
Rekeying a lock involves changing the pins within the cylinder of the lock. In other words, rekeying a lock allows you to preserve the lock’s hardware while making internal changes. When a lock has been rekeyed, the old keys will no longer work, and new keys will need to be issued.
Why should you rekey a lock?
Rekeying a lock allows you to change who has access to your house or commercial property. If you have too many spare keys floating around, or if you recently had contractors doing work on your property, you should rekey your locks as a matter of security. Rekeying your locks often costs far less than replacing them, and a professional locksmith can rekey a lock in 5 to 15 minutes.
How do you go about rekeying a lock?
Rekeying a lock on your own can be difficult. You will likely need to pay for a rekeying kit, and even then, you risk damaging the lock or the door itself. Your best bet is to hire a professional locksmith to do the job. We can rekey your locks for a reasonable rate, and we can provide as many key copies as you need, on site. We take care to preserve the hardware of your lock, and we can ensure that your door will not be damaged in any way.Rekeying your locks is a relatively inexpensive way to reinforce the security of your home or commercial property. By rekeying your locks, you can be sure of who has key access and who doesn’t. Give us a call and we can discuss your different rekeying options today.