If you have purchased a new home or recently moved into a rental and are concerned about making sure that the property is secure, one of the first things you should consider is the exterior locks. Keep in mind that you have several options to ensure that your residence is secure and your belongings and family are safe. Your First Lock & Security Technologies experts will advise you on the best choice for your home, including upgrading, replacing, or rekeying your existing locks.
What is Lock Rekeying?
Just as the name implies, lock rekeying involves changing outparts in the locking mechanism to make the old key non-operative and provide new working keys. The process allows you to protect your property from a prior owner, tenant, contractors and others from using the original key to access your home. Rekeying is a cost-effective way to improve the security of your exterior doors. Your First Lock & Security Technologies expert will begin by removing the lock’s body to gain access to the lock cylinder inside. The lock cylinder encases a series of pins or tumblers, which can be replaced with new pins comprised of a unique pattern that conforms to the new key’s cuts, rendering the old keys non-operative.
Advantages of Lock Rekeying
One of the benefits of rekeying your locks is to improve the security of your property. Once the locks have been rekeyed and you are in possession of the keys, you can decide who has access to the new keys. You may opt to use one key to operate several different doors, called “keying alike” thereby reducing the number of keys you need to carry.
Is it Cheaper to Rekey or Replace Locks?
Rekeying your locks is affordable for residential and commercial property owners and is much more cost-effective than replaceing the entire lock. As previously explained, rekeying involves changing the existing tumblers with new ones.
Rekeying Keeps Occupants & Property Safe Inside
Your First Lock & Security Technologies experts have all the necessary tools and equipment at their disposal to ensure the rekeying project is completed secured with minimal downtime. One of the most significant benefits of rekeying your locks is the understanding that your property is promptly secured and the occupants inside are safe.
Can All Door Locks Be Rekeyed?
Your First Lock and Security Technologies specialist will examine your locks and advise you on your options including complete lock replacement and high security upgrades. For example, suppose you are interested in increasing the security level and who has access to your property. If that is the case, you may wish to consider a keyless lock system that uses passcodes or a PIN to gain access. This system allows you to deactivate the code and set a new one whenever you need to, for example, if you own a commercial business and one of your employees leaves, or if you gave access to a tradesperson that has completed work in your home.
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To learn more about professional locksmith services, including rekeying, replacement, and new lock installations, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.