Rekeying Locks

Rekeying Locks. It is less expensive to rekey your locks than replacing them. If you have lost or misplaced your key, ex-spouse, ex-employee or someone has a key and you do not want them to gain access to your business or home then Call Mr. Prolock Locksmith to quickly rekey your locks. 

Have you ever asked yourself if you are the only one with a key to your home or office? At one time or another in our lives we have relocated to new living or working premises and chances are that we have been given the keys to our new home by either the landlord or the previous homeowner. Now, the chances of you being the only person with these same keys are very minimal. This set of keys could have passed through many hands before getting to you and could also have been duplicated for one reason or another. It is therefore imperative to rekey or change your locks, not only as a security concern but also for ease of access. In order to ensure that your security concerns are put to rest, a call to Mr. Prolock could definitely put you on the right track.

Considering you have two options to choose from, it is important to look at the pros and cons, or what you need to consider when deciding whether to rekey your locks or whether to change your locks in totality.

There are advantages that come with rekeying locks, the key one being the economic upside. Changing locks involves having to buy new locks and depending on your choice of locks, this can be a very expensive exercise. Rekeying Locks, on the other hand, utilizes the same locks you have and the only alterations one makes are the lock mechanisms. It involves an alteration in the locks internal configuration. Rekeying Locks can be done to various types of locks which include the cylinder lock, the deadbolt and the high security cylinder block. If you choose the rekeying option, you can choose to have the same key for all the doors which would be an added advantage, unless you like dangling many keys around your person. So, instead of carrying 10 keys in your pocket or handbag, you have the option of rekeying all your locks to one key and this can be done by the expert professionals at Mr. Prolock. This is a fifteen-minute procedure that can give you peace of mind as well as the convenience of not having to carry too many keys.

The option of changing your locks can be considered when the locks are old, rusty and hard to use. There is no need of patching up an already bad looking rusty lock. The best option at this point would be to purchase a new set of locks and at that point decide to rekey them so that one key opens and locks all doors.

So, whether you decide to rekey your locks or change your locks, the key consideration is to have a professional do the job for you. This ensures that the job is done right and that you have peace of mind. For the best rekeying and changing lock services, get in touch with Mr. Prolock, and take advantage of the years of experience and expertise unavailable elsewhere. We are key to your safety.

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One of my favourite deadbolts is the Schlage B660 Deadbolt. It is a commercial grade deadbolt common in hospitals and schools and a great deadbolt for residential. Several options for keyways ranging from the popular Classic SC1 keyway to the new C129 and the High Security Primus (rated UL 437, pick resistant and drill resistant). Keyway selection is almost unlimited.
Most people think that when you lose or misplace your house keys, you need to replace the lock. Missing keys can jeopardize the safety of your home. We see horror stories all the time about people using missing or stolen keys to gain access to people’s homes — endangering the contents inside, as well as the people. Even if you just lone your key to someone else, they could make a copy before they return it to you (this happens a lot!). Because of this, we always recommend that you address the problem of missing house keys before it is too late.

Missing keys jeopardize the security of your home, however; this does not mean that you need to replace the door lock — instead, save yourself a lot of time and money by having your lock rekeyed. Almost all deadbolts, handle sets, and door locks are able to be rekeyed. A typical rekey costs around $100 while replacing the door lock can range between $250-$500.

A rekey is when the internal mechanism of the lock is rearranged or recoded to match a new set of keys. This is basic security work and every locksmith should be able to do this quickly and affordable. A rekey means that the old keys, including the missing or stolen keys, no longer operate the lock, and a new set of keys will. This is the most efficient way to secure your home.

Door locks typically have 5-6 pins inside the cylinder which align with the key to create a sheer line, allowing the cylinder to spin and draw the latch. During the rekey process, those pins are recoded to match a new key. When Mr. Locksmith rekeys your door locks, we give you 5 free keys, and we always guarantee the old keys no longer operate the lock.

We recommend rekeying your locks every time a key is lost, stolen, loaned out, or goes missing. This is the most effective way to ensure that someone doesn’t have access to your home.