Should You Rekey or Change Your Lock?
Should You Rekey Or Change Your Lock?
Have you ever found yourself locked out of your home? Are you a landlord who needs to ensure that your previous tenant won’t be able to gain access to your property? Or perhaps you simple misplaced your key or you have a lock that isn’t working properly. If you are or have been in any of these scenarios, you know how stressful it can be. You might think that a locksmith would be able to come out and fix the problem quickly. However, there are different types of locksmiths who offer different levels of service, with some services costing more than others. The question is: do you need to change your lock or rekey?
What Is A Lock Change?
If your lock is old and worn out, a replacement may be in order. This can be done by removing your existing lock and installing a new one. It makes sense if you want to ensure your lock is up to date with the latest technology or if your current lock is malfunctioning or not working properly.
How much does a lock change cost? We here at Alpharetta Pro Locksmith have a huge inventory of all kinds of locks and keys ranging from basic and affordable to complex. If you want to see your options or get a free quote, give us a call today at (770) 691-2489!
What is A Rekey?
A rekey is the process of changing the cylinder and/or pins in your lock. The cylinder is what keeps your door locked and unlocked and the pins are what are what move up and down when the key is inserted, so when you change them out, you can rest assured that only your new key will work and no old keys or copies will be able to unlock the door.
If someone has been able to get into your home with or without permission, then there’s a good chance they have their own key for that lock. Rekeying ensures that no one else has access except for those who should have access: namely yourself and any other people whom you choose to give a copy of the new, updated key.
There are many benefits associated with rekeying over changing locks entirely: firstly because it costs less money; secondly because it’s much quicker than replacing everything altogether…no matter how much fun those new shiny things look when shopping around at Home Depot.
Should I Get My Lock Changed Or Rekeyed?
Simply put, if your lock is broken or not working properly, if you lost or broke your key or if you simply want to ensure that you have an up to date model with the latest technology, you should get it changed.
If you broke or lost your key or if you want to ensure that any old keys or copies won’t work to unlock your doors, then rekeying is probably your best option.
If you don’t have a key for your lock and want to get in, then rekeying is probably the best option. If you’re looking for a new lock, then replacement may be your answer.
Can You Call A Locksmith To Come Out Tonight?
Yes, you can call a locksmith to come out tonight. Here at Alpharetta Pro Locksmith, our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help with any of your lock and key needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the many, unique and affordable services offered by us at Alpharetta Pro Locksmith, give us a call today at (770)691-2489!
If you need to rekey or change your locks, call us.
Our technicians are experts in their field with decades of combined experience. They have seen it all, repaired it all, rekeyed it all and replaced it all. No situation is too complicated for them to handle!
Alpharetta Pro Locksmith is a local family owned business that has been serving the Alpharetta Georgia community for many years. We have garnered a reputation for professionalism and customer satisfaction at reasonable and affordable prices.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back on every job we do! We also pride ourselves on being able to provide quality service at competitive rates without sacrificing quality workmanship in any way shape or form!
We hope this post has helped you understand the difference between rekeying and changing locks. If you have any questions about either of these processes or if you are interested in the services we offer, call us today at (770) 691-2489. We look forward to working with you.