Oftentimes, the phrase to ‘rekey a lock’ causes furrowed eyebrows and confusion. When a lock isn’t working or if someone wants to get the keys changed, most people think that they need to replace the whole lock. When in fact, all they really need to do is ‘rekey’ the lock.
How to rekey a lock
Rekeying a lock is fairly straightforward (for a professional), and so it’s best to hire a qualified professional to ensure it is done correctly. In most cases, getting a lock rekeyed will have the same price, no matter the type of lock. However, getting a lock replaced can have huge variations in price.
Rekeying a lock is definitely safe. What you are essentially doing is altering the pin combination inside of the locking mechanism. Any original keys that worked with the lock will then cease to work and only the new keys specifically designed for the new lock will allow the lock to open.
How long does rekeying a lock take?
The time required is very minimal due to it being a fairly straightforward task. In most instances, our team of locksmith professionals will take around half an hour to complete the entire job. It’s fast, secure, and easy.
Do you need to rekey a lock?
Rekeying a lock is certainly recommended as it provides the same level of security that comes with getting your locks changed but at a much smaller cost.
Should you feel that you would like to get any locks rekeyed, firstly speak with a local Thomastown locksmith. If you’re looking for pricing for any lock rekeying service, please call one of our locksmith professionals on 03 9464 0332. Our Thomastown Locksmith team is available onsite and we also have a showroom. The showroom is a great way to see all of our range of products and services available. Feel free to pop on in a chat with us today!