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The benefits of rekeying your home or business

Security experts will advise you to change the locks of your home or business on a regular basis. However, that can be expensive and time-consuming.

Rekeying is a much cheaper and faster alternative – and just as effective.

What is rekeying?

Rekeying simply means opening the lock and changing the tumblers found in the lock cylinder to prevent the existing keys from working. The pins and springs inside the lock are removed and replaced with new springs and pins.

The lock will now only accept a new key. It’s a straightforward process for a professional locksmith to rekey your locks.

Why rekey your locks?

If you’ve moved into a new house or business, you won’t know who has been given keys to the premises in the past. Or, if you’re a landlord and your tenants have moved out, you may be uncertain as to whether spare keys were cut during their tenancy and where they are now.

If someone you previously trusted has moved out of your home, rekeying is a more subtle way to secure the property without actually changing the locks. Or you may have lost a set of keys and are uncertain about who may have found them.

Rekeying is all about giving you peace of mind.

The many advantages of rekeying

The main benefit of rekeying is improved security. It’s faster and less expensive than replacing all the locks in your home or business – but the effect is just the same.

Certainly, if you have numerous locks to replace, then rekeying is going to be a much more cost-effective option than changing all the locks. It’s also much quicker than having to remove all the old locks and then install new ones.

Once your locks have been rekeyed, you can choose who to give a new key to. You could also choose to use the same key for different locks. This way, you don’t have to carry so many keys around with you, and you can make your routine activities faster.

When can’t you rekey locks?

If the lock is broken or very old, then rekeying is not an ideal solution because the lock is never going to be 100% secure. Replacing the lock completely is a more viable option.

Rekeying is also not worth considering if you’d rather do away with keys altogether. Instead, you should consider switching to a different type of lock more suitable to your lifestyle.

For example, you may decide on a keyless option such as a PIN entry or card reader to gain access to your premises. This way, you don’t need to worry about who has keys as you can control access simply by changing the PIN or setting new codes.

Take advice from a professional locksmith

If you’re not sure which option is best for your property or business premises, then take advice from a professional. It’s definitely not worth trying to rekey your locks yourself as you run the risk of damaging the lock and leaving your home or business exposed to intrusion.

Would you like expert advice on how to secure your home or business?

To find out how the latest security products can improve the security of your property, whether residential or commercial, contact Stuart at Rocks Locks.

Stuart will conduct a FREE security survey and provide advice on the best security solutions to meet your needs and budget.

Call Stuart at Rocks Locks on 07900 335525

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