Changing your locks can be a costly exercise, fortunately there is an alternative that works just as effectively. That is the process of lock rekeying.
Rekeying is a process which involves reconfiguring the internals of a lock so that a new key is required to unlock it. By performing the rekeying procedure all previous keys will not work with the lock. Only the new key and copies of that exact key design will operate a rekeyed lock.
When you lose your keys there is no way of knowing where they could turn up. Most of the time they are hidden in your house or a friends place, somewhere safe. But sometimes they could be on the street, a bus or train just waiting to be found by an untrustworthy person. Thieves and criminals can use lost or stolen keys to gain access to your property with no signs of forced entry.
To protect your security when you lose your keys you should consider either changing your locks or else you can rekey them. Lock rekeying the cheaper alternative as there are no removal and installation costs involved.
When you move into a new premises such as a home or business, there is no way of knowing how many other sets of keys are out there that can open your doors. There literally could be hundreds of keys from previous tenants, especially if the property was a rental or a business with lots of employees.
To ensure that your security is maintained you could request our rekeying service to remove access from all the previous keys. Your lock will look exactly the same however only your new key will operate it. We can then provide you with as many sets of the new key as your require.
Our mobile locksmiths are available 24/7 for this service. Rekeying can be performed on most barrel type locks and you may choose to do this for one or multiple locks in your home, business or car.
If you are considering this option to increase your security please give us a call or use the quote form on this page. You can also check out our other locksmith services.