If you’ve ever moved into a new home, you may have called a locksmith to change the locks. However, there’s a less expensive but equally effective option: rekeying. The professionals at Super Security Locksmith in New York, NY, can explain the rekeying process, which they say is useful in many situations.
A professional locksmith will perform rekeying affordably and efficiently. They will remove the pins and springs inside the lock and replace them with a different set operated by a new key. Any keys that opened the previous lock will not work in the rekeyed lock.
Rekeying a lock does not damage the mechanism or make it less secure. Many locks can be rekeyed, although you still can opt to change your locks if they aren’t working well or you wish to install a new style.
You should consider rekeying your locks when you move into a new house or condo. It's impossible to know who has a key that opens the locks on your new residence, and rekeying will ensure your home is secure. If you’ve lost your keys, loaned a set to contractors for work on your house, or had a roommate move out, it’s a good idea to have your locks rekeyed.
If you choose to rekey your locks, you should have a key available that opens the lock in its current configuration. If you don't have a matching key, the locksmith will have to pick the lock to open it, which will increase the cost of the service.
The 24-hour locksmiths at Super Security Locksmith offer emergency services to customers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, so you'll always have help when you need it most. Call (212) 288-5840 or visit them online to learn more about their services, including keyless entry and fingerprint lock system installation.