So you’ve moved into your new house only to find the former owner didn’t have a key to the back door lock. Or you’ve simply given out too many copies of a particular key and can no longer keep track of how many people have access to your property. Maybe you’ve taken over a business office and have no way of knowing who has keys and would like to limit access to those you want to give it to.

There are two options that can give you piece of mind.

The first is to rekey the locks. Rekeying is taking the old lock and readjusting it’s inner workings to work with a new key. From there the old key no longer works and a new key will function in its place.

While the process sounds easy enough, it is in depth and requires the entire lock to be removed and adjusted, the process and time is minimal when using a professional locksmith. The cost is also more affordable than lock replacement.

While it can help with some security, this method doesn’t add any additional benefits that a new lock would include.

The second type is lock replacement. It is just that. The lock and keys are replaced. The entire unit will be replaced with a newer and up to date model that include the most up to date security tests and features. The cost can vary depending on the lock that is being replaced, and have a wide variety of budgetary options.

If you’re not sure which method to go to, contact your local locksmith for the best advice for your unique situation.

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