All mechanical devices can benefit from routine maintenance. Cars, homes, workplaces and even we benefit from regular upkeep to stay in optimal shape. Your locks are no exception, and with scheduled maintenance, you can help your locks as well as your residential or commercial premises as a whole. Keeping your home or business safe is your top priority, and maintaining you door hardware can help you achieve that. In today’s blog, First Lock & Security Technologies offers some helpful tips on when you should have your locks rekeyed.
Should You Rekey All Your Locks when You Move In?
When you first walk into your new property and begin to set up your new home or business, it is certainly an exhilarating time. Even if your home or business premises is brand new construction, it is highly recommended you have the locks rekeyed. Having your locks rekeyed so the old keys no longer work will prevent anyone who might have had access to your property in the past from accessing your property now. This helps keep your buildings safe and secure.
Should I Change My Locks if I Lose My Keys?
Losing your keys can be a frustrating ordeal to say the least, especially if you carry a lot of keys on your keychain. Even worse, it can also leave your property vulnerable to theft and vandalism if left unchecked. If you lose your keys, you should respond by rekeying the locks on your home or business to ensure the safety of occupants and belongings on your property.
Can You Rekey if Locks Are Sticking?
Have you ever put your key in your lock, but it won’t turn? It could be that your lock is old or environmental factors may have taken their toll on your lock, making it very difficult to turn. If your locks in good overall condition, rekeying can return them back to perfect working order. If, however, your locks are beyond repair, this is a great opportunity to upgrade them to a new, more sophisticated and secure locking system.
Can You Rekey to Update Outdated Locks?
Another reason to rekey a lock is if the lock is simply outdated. Older locks have fewer pins than modern locking systems, which makes them easier to pick and therefore less secure. When professional locksmiths like First Lock & Security Technologies rekey outdated locks that are in otherwise good overall condition, we can provide higher security locks to increase their security and give you greater peace of mind.
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At First Lock & Security Technologies, or locksmiths can assist you with all kinds of locksmith services including rekeying and replacing locks. Call us to schedule your locksmith services or come by our shop to view our selection of locks, and safes.