What is lock rekeying?
In simple terms lock rekeying means changing the internal components of a given lock such as the tumblers and fitting a new key, therefore, the old key will no longer be able to operate the lock.
How is lock rekeying done?
When a Triton Locksmith professional arrives on site, they will evaluate the type of the locks that are installed on your doors and proceed with removing the hardware. (In some locks such as the Kwikset Smart Key systems, no removal of hardware is needed). A functional key of the existing locks will be required for rekeying most locks, if there are no working keys, the process of rekeying the locks will become more difficult since the lock must be turned in order to extract the lock cylinder. Once the cylinders are removed from the hardware, disassembly of the cylinder is needed in order to access the pins (tumblers) of the lock.
After the lock cylinder has been removed from it’s housing, we will simply discard the existing tumblers and replace them with a new set of pins that will match a new key. Once the new pins have been placed in the correct pattern, we will assemble the lock and install it on your door.
In a nutshell this is how we rekey locks.
Why would someone rekey their locks?
The most common reason to get your locks rekeyed is for key control. For an example if you just moved to a new house, you may consider getting your locks replaced or rekeyed due to the fact that you do not know who holds possession of a key to your home. Another reason may be if you had contractors work on your home and to play it safe you may consider getting your locks rekeyed after their work is complete.
There are many other reasons as to why an individual may want to rekey the locks of their home, but key control will be the best example for this page.
Additionally, if you are moved into a new location and getting your locks rekeyed, you may also consider replacing the lock of your mailbox.
If you find yourself in a situation that requires you to get your locks rekeyed, Triton Locksmith will be able to assist you immediately. Call us now and get a free estimate on any lock replacement or rekeying services.