Moved in to a new house? Lost your keys? Fired an employee?
Rekeying a lock is the process of replacing the old tumblers in a lock cylinder with new ones and feeting it to a new key. After a lock has been re-keyed, the old keys will not operate the lock anymore. Rekeying of all the locks is suggested when there is a concern that an unauthorized person has access to a key. Some examples of such a situation are:
When moving to a new house, the old tenants might still have a key as well as whoever they gave the key to, such as their nanny, contractor, friends, etc.
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When do you need a lock rekey?
- When keys are lost or stolen, especially if they went missing with anything that might identify you or your address.
- When terminating a relationship of any kind with someone who had a key, such as an employee, lover, roommate, etc.
Lock rekey is a simple procedure for a professional locksmith technician. There are lots of various locks and every one of them can be re-keyed in a different way. At heritage Locksmith we do a lock rekey every day, for residential and commercial locks.
Although, there are locks that cannot be re-keyed. Sometimes it’s because the lock is too old or it’s build for one key only. The easy way to verify which lock you got and if it can be re-keyed, is to send us a picture of your lock. Our team will know exactly if you need to replace the lock or lock rekey service is available for this lock. For any other question, don’t hesitate to call 716.479.5397.
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