Reasons To Rekey Locks in Sydney
Posted on 7th, Apr 2015
There are times that a lock needs to be replaced and times when it can be rekeyed. Not all property owners realise that in many instances, rekeying a lock is an option. Rekeying locks is the cost efficient option as the cost to rekey as opposed to changing a lock is much less. NJ’s Locksmith has compiled the following information to help both residential and commercial property owners to know when it is time to rekey a lock.
Before you ask for a quote on changing the locks in your home, read the following situations when simply rekeying your existing lock will do.
Reasons To Rekey Locks
When you move into a new property, the locks should be rekeyed at the minimum. This is a situation where locksmith and security experts do suggest that the locks to the home or office be changed; but, at a minimum rekey the locks. Over time, keys are lost, given to family and friends, neighbors, and can end up in the wrong hands if any keys have been stolen. If you have moved into a new apartment, be certain to ask your landlord if the keys have been rekeyed. If they have not, then demand that the locks be replaced or rekeyed. Remember, in a moving situation it is always best to replace the locks.
When you’ve lost keys to your home or office, never assume anything will come out of it. Immediately contact a locksmith to schedule a lock rekey. This will ensure the security of your home or office, offering you peace of mind that your home is safe while you are away, and you are safe while you are in it.
If your home has been broken into, even if they did not break in through your main entry doors but a back patio door that they lifted out of the track, then this is a good time to rekey your home, rekey your locks in your home. This is a security precaution and one that should not be overlooked. And, if the burglar did not use forcible entry, then it is essential to have the locks rekeyed as they likely picked a lock or hand a key to the door.
Over the years of living in a home, we tend to give out keys as well as lose keys. Locksmith and security experts suggest that keys to a home and office should be rekeyed every five years. If you think back, you’ll likely realise that you have handed out keys throughout the years. Even the key to the neighbor who no longer lives next door, yet you forgot to get your key back when they moved. As a safety and security precaution, have your locks rekeyed every five years regardless as to whether you feel there is a threat.
Why Rekey Locks Instead of Replacing the Locks?
The main reason to rekey a lock instead of replacing the lock is because rekeying is cost efficient. Replacing a lock will be a costlier bill.
Both rekeying a lock and replacing a lock achieve a certain goal of enhancing the security of the home or office by creating a new key to unlock the door or doors in the establishment. However, for situations that call for a new key, not all need the lock replaced.
In cases where money is an issue, rekeying is a solution. However, don’t rekey in situations where you have a lock that is malfunctioning or defective or when you would like to upgrade the locking system on your home or office.
For more information on security upgrades, contact NJ’s Locksmith. We are a fully licenses Sydney locksmith that offers 24-hour emergency locksmith services. Travelling mobile, our locksmiths travel fast, offering our customers the quick response time they require in a locksmith.
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