Rekeying and Lock Repair

Security is an elementary concern. People need to feel safe in their own homes and where they work. Part of maintaining a sense of security is having methods to help keep spaces safe. One of the most important parts of any security plan is the right locks. The right kind of locks can help any […]

Closeup of a professional locksmith is installing or repairing a new deadbolt lock on a house exterior door with the inside internal parts of the lock visible.

Security is an elementary concern. People need to feel safe in their own homes and where they work. Part of maintaining a sense of security is having methods to help keep spaces safe. One of the most important parts of any security plan is the right locks. The right kind of locks can help any homeowner feel safer. The same is true fort the business owner. Each needs to have locks on hand they know they can trust to help keep spaces safe from intrusion. When a property changes hands, questions about what to do about any or all of the existing locks in the entire space may come up. 

Rekeying a Lock 

When a house or other building is sold, questions arise about how best to handle the locks in the space. One popular option is that of rekeying. Rekeying means that basics configuration of the lock is changed to accommodate a new key. After this task is done, a new key can be created for the lock. The old key will not work in the new lock. Rekeying has many advantages. For one thing, it is often a fairly simple process that can be done in short time by a trained and qualified locksmith. When the lock is rekeyed, this means it does not have to replaced. Replacing locks can be hard to accomplish. Finding locks that fit into a specific space is not always easy. The old lock will need to removed. The entire space the lock occupied may need to be reconfigured to fit. This can take hours of work. Instead of buying a new lock and having to examine the space to make sure it fits well, the rekeying process allows the old lock to remain in a space where it fits and is known to work well. 

Lock Repair 

Rekeying is also part of the process of repairing a lock. The locksmith will examine all parts of the lock to make sure that the entire lock is functioning well. When they notice something is not fully functional or missing altogether, the locksmith can then take the broken parts out during the rekeying process. The result is a new lock that works just as well as the old lock. Rekeying can be particularly useful in certain circumstances. Older locks that do not work but are part of a necessary piece of furniture can rekeyed very easily. An older lock may work but it will not be particularly easy to open as pieces of it have become slightly jammed. When the lock is rekeyed, the new lock should be much easier to open as the non-functional parts inside have been replaced. The important part of the process is to work with a locksmith who has many years of experience in the field and knows what they’re doing. They can take a long look at a single lock and rekey it. They can also make all the locks in a space work together to create a secure space. 

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