Process Of Rekeying Locks is a unique, convenient, and special service that saves our clients much time, money, and stress. You might be wondering how rekeying is exactly so beneficial. Well. here’s how.
What’s a Rekey? Process Of Rekeying Locks
Rekeying at it’s most essential core is the process of changing a lock so a different key can work it. The process was first invented by Solomon Andrews of the State of New Jersey in 1836; and involves the modification of the tumbler configuration of a lock; that allows a brand new key to work with it, while rendering the older key non-working. Tumbler configurations are made up of a steady line of pins; that only allow for a lock to open when the correct key is inserted, and the slots align properly.
Reasons to Rekey
- When your keys lost you should rekeyed them. It puts your home security at risk, and someone can potentially find your keys and enter your home when you’re not there.
- When buying or renting a new apartment it’s a safe practice to rekey your locks just in case the previous occupant of the space still retains ownership of the keys. You don’t want a stranger rifling through your things. If you have your home for a long amount of time, you’re risking lot’s of people having access to your personal property.
- If you have antique locks you should rekey them as they often have malfunctions, and increase the risk of home break-ins.
Benefits of Rekeying
Rekeying offers fantastic advantages over full lock replacements. First of all, rekeying doesn’t require the time and cost intensive process of fully replacing an entire lock piece – it only changes the interior pins within the lock, so a brand new key can operate it. This is a much cheaper and similar option than a full lock replacement, and it’s also a fantastic safety and security strategy for homeowners, business owners, and even realtors who want a sense of security in knowing that no previous tenants of their property (or anyone who has a previous key) can access their property, and potentially steal from them.