Quite often when people hear the term ‘to rekey a lock’, they become confused. Many people actually have this idea that if a lock isn’t working or if they want to change keys that they will need to actually replace the lock. 90% of the time a lock replacement wouldn’t be necessary. Instead, you would look to have the locked ‘rekyed’.
How to rekey a lock?
Although rekeying a lock is generally a straightforward process, it will require the attention of a qualified locksmith. When a locksmith arrives to your property will be able to determine the scope of works that is required. Usually though, to have a locked rekeyed will be the same price regardless of the lock. To have a lock replaced on the other hand can be something that varies in price dramatically.
Is it safe to rekey a lock?
Of course! When you have your locks rekeyed you are essentially changing the pin combination within the locking mechanism. Any keys that were originally working with this lock will be rendered useless. Only the new keys designed for the rekeyed lock will be allowed access.
How long does it take to rekey a lock?
Due to rekeying a lock being quite a straightforward process the time required to do so is not long at all. For most cases, our team of locksmith professionals will be able to have the job completed within half an hour. It’s a fast service, but it is also incredibly secure.
More information of keying a lock
If you believe that one of your locks at home needs to be replaced, be sure to speak with a local locksmith first. The lock may just need to be rekeyed. If you’re wanting a firm price on any lock rekeying service then feel free to call one of our locksmith professionals on 1800 348 378. You may also be interested in reading our other blog, Replacing a lock? – What you NEED to consider.
There is a lot of information out there on the Internet regarding keying locks. It’s also something that we highly recommend. Not only will you have the same amount of protection that you would get from changing your locks, but you will also be saving a lot of money.