Rekey Services in Buffalo NY
Learn more about Keys On Wheels rekey services
Rekey service is a simple job to be done on one hand, and a complex work on the other hand. When a locksmith technician needing to rekey a single lock it’s very simple, all he needed is set of pins, screwdriver and a follower.
In order to rekey a lock, the locksmith guy should take out the cylinder. When the customer poses a proper key to the lock, it is easy to do. But when there isn’t a key, create a new key or drilling should be considered.
After the cylinder is out, the locksmith technician will cut a key. The new key must be matched to the same key profile you have. After verifying the profile, the locksmith will cut a key by code. The code is the depth of cutting.
Each key model has a special depth and gaps between the cuts.
It is important to know that there are key types with 3-12 cuts and 4-9 depths, depend the key.
Sometimes the same blade can be used for different cuts & depths.
After the key is ready, the locksmith need to put pins in the cylinder, these pins should be strait exactly to the cylinder shear line. Then it should work perfectly.
It is highly recommended to save the code and the key type in order to make a new key, even if you lost all your keys.
My recommendation is to save it as a contact number on your mobile for any case.
Example: If your key type is KW1 and the code is 52421, then save a contact and label it something like: “Richard Smith” (you better don’t forget not to erase this unknown contact). Then enter the numbers 591 (KW1) – 52421.
Complex rekey services
Up till now I have spoken about a simple rekey. When a customer asks for a few locks to use the same key it is a little bit more complicated.
One of the most complex rekey is “creating master key system”.
“Master Key System” rekey services in a nutshell: When you are a landlord and have a lot of doors to deal with, you probably needed a master key system.
This system allows you to use one master key in order to open all the doors. While all of your residences will get different keys to their rented property. This system is to make sure you have the access to all of your properties in on key without the needing to hold tons of keys.
Keys On Wheels technicians are doing rekey services on a daily basis.
Among our clients there are many landlords and management companies that trust us to manage their Master Key systems.
Duplicate keys service.
- Residential (house) keys.
- Automotive keys.
- Mail box keys.
- Cabinet keys.
- Laser cutting duplicate.
- Tubular keys.
At Heritage Locksmith you can duplicate any key. We hold on stock large amount of different key blades. If we don’t have your particular blade on stock, we’ll order it. Of course there are exceptions, like Patent keys cannot be duplicate. If you have patented key, you’ll need to find out at the manufacturer about duplicating.
Don’t hesitate to make a call to 716.479.5397 and get a free quote for any kind of locksmith job to be done.
Our prices are 10-50% off of other locksmith services around Buffalo NY.