Professional Rekeying Locks For Any Lock
The locks on your door are often your primary safety and security measure. But what happens when this basic security becomes compromised?
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If your keys get lost, misplaced or stolen, there is a risk that they can be used to gain access to your property. If you have been broken into, your locks no longer stand to provide you with the security they once did. And what happens when the old tenants move out and don’t return all the sets of keys? Even if none of these events occur, it is recommended to change your locks on a regular basis.
However, changing your locks can be a costly enterprise and there is an alternative that gives you the exactly the same benefits from an affordable Long Island, New York locksmith.
Rekeying is the process of removing and replacing the tumbler pins and springs inside the lock instead of the entire lock. The pins and springs are the elements of the lock tha works to unlock the lock. Once these have been replaced, the old keys will no longer function and a new set of keys will be issued to you. It is exactly the same as having the entire lock replaced.
In most cases, rekeying is an affordable option to replacing an entire lock at greater expense except if the entire lock has been damaged or compromised. You may also want to consider replacement if your locks are old, outdated or if wear and tear have made locking and unlocking difficult. Your expert locksmith will be able to assess your needs and make the best recommendation as to whether to replace or to rekey.
Most people are unaware that their locks may contain master pins which allows a master key (or some other keys) to open their lock. Rekeying will remove these master pins meaning that only the key that you have been issued for your rekeyed lock will operate in the future. This often occurs in buildings, complexes or other shared living or office structures.
Of course, if your keys have been stolen, it is absolutely essential to have your locks rekeyed or replaced (depending on the damage to the lock) as soon as possible. Keys that have been lost, misplaced or loaned out and not returned also offer a good reason for rekeying. When tenants move out, it is always a good idea to have your locks replaced or rekeyed.
All locks can be rekeyed including those in your home, in your office and even your car. However, it is highly recommended to choose professional rekeying locks for any lock rather than opting for a DIY option. The DIY lock rekeying kits that are available are not always as secure as expertly rekeyed locks and may malfunction.
If your locks have compromised your security in any way or if you simply think it is time for an upgrade, give us a call and we will evaluate whether rekeying is the best option.