Have you recently moved into a new home or experienced a break-in? If so, then you might want to consider rekeying your locks. Rekeying is the process of changing the internal mechanism of a lock so that it operates with a different key. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to your home. Let’s take a closer look at the ABCs of residential rekeying.
A – Assess Your Locks
The first step in rekeying is assessing your lock system. Installing locks on all external doors is one of the best ways to secure your home, but depending on how many doors you have, it can get costly quickly. Consider talking to a certified locksmith about what type of locks are best for each door, as well as options for reusing existing locks or installing new ones.
B – Bring In A Professional
Once you’ve assessed your locks and decided which ones need rekeying, it’s time to bring in a professional who can do the job correctly and safely. A certified locksmith will have the expertise and tools necessary to properly service your locking system. They’ll also be able to advise you on any additional security measures that may be needed in order to protect your family and property.
C – Change The Keys For Each Lock
Finally, once the locksmith has finished their work, make sure that everyone who needs access to your home has their own unique key — don’t forget yourself! This is especially important if there are multiple people living in the same house with potentially overlapping schedules. It’s also worth noting that some lock manufacturers offer keys with restricted duplication; meaning only approved personnel can copy them.
Rekeying your home is an important part of maintaining security for you and your family. From assessing your current lock system to bringing in a professional locksmith, there are several steps involved in ensuring that all entries into your property are safe and secure. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!