If you have moved into a new home or business or even if you have been at your current address for a number of years, your home’s security will always be one of your top priorities. Ask yourself this very important question; exactly how many keys are unaccounted for that could fall into the wrong hands, potentially opening up your home to break-in and theft? If you are concerned about getting the entire lock replaced due to esthetics or budget restraints and are researching another option, rekeying your locks could be the right choice for you.
How to Rekey a Lock
In layman terms, rekeying translates to a modification of internal components so that it can be operated by a different key. Rekeying involves replacing the existing tumblers within the lock to allow a new key to open the lock, and render the old keys useless. Your knowledgeable First Lock & Security Technologies professional will adjust the tumbler pins so that your lock will open when the correct key is inserted.
Benefits of Rekeying Door Locks
Rekeying is less labor intensive than replacing the entire lock and will give you the peace of mind of knowing that the new set of keys are the only ones that will work correctly to open the lock. Your First Lock & Security Technologies experts will remove the pins and springs housed within the lock cylinder and replace them with new ones. Unless your existing lock is malfunctioning, or you wish to upgrade to a different style, your lock can be rekeyed to keep your property secure and your family safe from harm.
Key Control & Other Reasons to Rekey Locks
One of the most common reasons to rekey a lock to is ensure that you are and your family members are the only ones who can gain access to the property. Key control is extremely important and you should be able to account for all of the keys that can be used to open your locks at any given time. Every time you loan a key out to a contractor, housekeeper or babysitter, key control is lost. With the number of advancements in locking systems, you may be interested in upgrading your existing locks to high-tech keys or wireless locking mechanisms. Other reasons to rekey include rekeying all of your locks so that they can be opened with the same key. One of the benefits of rekeying all of locks with the same mechanism eliminates the need for multiple keys.
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Rekeying your locks can beneficial to homeowners for a number of reasons including time and budget restraints. Your experienced First Lock & Security Technologies locksmith has the correct tools and parts to effortlessly rekey your locks with minimal downtime. Your new keys will work correctly, and you will be at peace with the understanding that your new locks have been professionally installed and you can control the number of keys and who has access to your property 24/7. To learn more about professional rekeying and locksmith services for your residential home or commercial business, contact the knowledgeable experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.