Home security is of the utmost importance to most people. When it comes to protecting your property and your family, there’s no room for cutting corners. That’s why locks are so important. Occasionally, there will be a need to rekey your locks to ensure that feeling of safety. Continue reading to learn more about rekeying locks from the team at A1 Lock and Key LLC.
When Keys Go Missing
We advise rekeying in the event that you’ve misplaced your keys. There is a chance that someone could discover a lost key and use it to enter your home without your knowledge or permission if you can’t account for all of the copies of your keys. Rekeying will make your current keys worthless and no longer open your locks, just as you would cancel a lost credit card to stop others from using it.
Moving into a New House
Rekeying your locks is another good idea if you’re moving into a new house. Unless the house is brand new, there’s a potential that the former owner or someone else they trusted with a key to the place may still have a copy of the keys to the locks. It’s best to rekey the locks to ensure that nobody outside you and your chosen few may access your property.
Updating Older Locks
Rekeying a lock is sometimes necessary when an older lock needs to be replaced. Older locks feature fewer pins than contemporary locks, which makes them less secure and easier to pick. We may add more pins to these old locks when our professionals rekey them, increasing their security and giving you more peace of mind.