Date : February 3, 2021
Whether you have just bought a new home or you’re looking to update the security of business, the idea of changing locks may come into mind. As a property owner there a few different options at your disposal, all depend on your situation.
The first solution may come about if you decide to completely replace the existing doors altogether to match your style and needs.
Secondly, you may discuss the option of a full lock system replacement or a new lock installation.
Lastly, is the concept of lock rekeying, which has increasingly become a popular solution for many business & homeowners.
What is lock rekeying?
The process of lock rekeying involves the readjustment of a locking mechanism to match its functionality to a different key. This service allows for enhanced security against earlier owners of the property while staying cost-effective as you are using the existing locking system.
To begin, the locksmith will remove the entire lock body from your door to gain access to the lock cylinder. The lock cylinder is the main section of a system, as it houses all the inner workings and the important key pins or “tumblers.” On average there is a series of 5 different pin sizes set to a unique pattern of depths, making up the form of the key. Once a locksmith has access to these pins, a new pattern can be designed to match a new key, rendering the old key unusable.
The benefits of lock rekeying
No matter if you would like your home door or commercial door rekeyed, the lock rekeying service is affordable compared to a complete replacement. As told above, the main part of a rekeying involves changing out the existing pins with new pins. The key pins themselves are inexpensive, making for the total payment being made for labor.
When handled professionally, a locksmith with the right tools can carry out the rekeying in a short amount of turnaround time.
Peace of Mind
A main benefit that truly has no dollar sign attached is peace of mind. With increased security measures in place, you can rest easy knowing no other keys work on your door beside yours.
Unlike rekeying, a complete replacement of your locking systems can come with advanced security options but with a downside when it comes to price. A lock replacement service has the price of labor but also the new lock systems themselves. If you are looking to change multiple doors for your home or business, this cost can increase quickly. Your decision to go with a replacement or lock rekeying service may depend on your overall budget.
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