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When Should Locks Be Rekeyed?

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

At Lock Nerds Locksmith, we want to support you in doing what's best for your house or business, which includes assisting you in maintaining the security of your property. It could be required to have the locks rekeyed sometimes to ensure that your building is shielded from prospective intruders. We'll go over a couple circumstances in this article where it's absolutely necessary to get your locks rekeyed in order to maintain security.



First, we want to make it clear that rekeying a lock differs from just replacing the lock with a new one. The pins of a lock are changed when it is rekeyed, making it impossible to open with the original set of keys.


When Older Locks Need to Be Updated

Rekeying a lock is sometimes necessary when an older lock needs to be replaced. Older locks feature fewer pins than contemporary locks, which makes them less secure and easier to pick. We may add more pins to these old locks when our professionals rekey them, increasing their security and giving you more peace of mind.


When Your Keys Are Lost

We also advise rekeying in the event that you've misplaced your keys. There is a chance that someone could discover a lost key and use it to enter your building without your knowledge or permission if you can't account for all of the copies of your keys. You should make your present keys worthless in order to open your locks, just as you would cancel a lost credit card to stop others from using it.


Moving to a New Location

Rekeying your locks is another good idea if you're moving into a new house or place of business. Unless the house is brand new, there's a potential that the former owner or someone else they trusted with a key to the place may still have a copy of the keys to the locks. It's best to rekey the locks to ensure that nobody outside you and your chosen few may access your property.





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Karl Vick
Karl Vick
31 janv.

Residential Locksmith company has addressed a common question many homeowners have about the right time to rekey locks. The guidance provided is clear and practical. I feel more confident in understanding when to seek professional rekeying services.

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Nerd Fox
Nerd Fox
31 janv.
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We appreciate your comment and hope that we continue to help you and others understand the importance of their home security

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Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery
20 janv.

Impressed with the re-keying service! Local Locksmith Olympia not only re-keyed my locks quickly but also took the time to educate me on maintaining the security of my property.

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