If you ever moved into a new property, lost your keys or had to fire an angry employee, you’ve probably been in a situation where you considered changing your locks. Most people are not aware that instead of changing their locks completely, there is an alternative solution – re-keying them.
Changing a lock is quite self explanatory, and most people do it to upgrade security or change the look or design of their doors. Rekeying a lock, on the other hand, means to change the working key of the lock to a different key, without replacing the lock itself. Essentially, you keep the same lock but the old key will no longer operate it. This is done by taking the lock apart and replacing some of the parts inside (called “tumblers” or “key pins”). Every series of key pins in your lock correspond to a specific key pin so when you replace those pins with different ones, you get a new key that will now operate the lock.
Rekeying a lock does not hurt the security of the lock, nor does it make it more secure. If you’re looking to get better security of your locks, changing them to new, higher security ones will be the way to go.
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