Replace your keys – without changing your locks.
If you’re trying to update the security of your home or business, lock re-keying is a fantastic option. With re-keying, a locksmith changes the internal cylinder of the lock, rendering previous keys unusable, and replacing them with a brand new set of keys specific to your upgraded lock. This is a very cost effective alternative to changing your lock, which is a more extensive process not necessary if keys have simply been lost, or have been stolen. Eagle’s Locksmith offers lock re-key services for your personal locks within your residential or office locations. Rather than having to replace the entire latch system upon the misplacement of your keys, you can choose the alternative of simply rekeying the locks, an effective form of protection to alleviate the anxiety of unauthorized entry. Lock re-keying is a specialized process by which the interior tumblers of a lock are altered to a different shape and size rendering current key sets incapable of access.
Eagle’s Locksmith Cincinnati specialize in:
- Key locks
- Home Lockouts
- Emergency on-the-spot service
- Electronic Keyless locks
- Password Keypads
- Home Security Systems
Most common questions about lock re-keying
1) When should I re-key my locks, as opposed to changing my locks?
If you have lost your keys or have had them stolen, lock re-keying is an excellent security strategy. The removable inner cylinder of the lock is removed, and replaced with a new one, which carries it’s own set of matching keys. Your previous missing keys won’t work on your door and will be rendered unusable.
However, if your lock isn’t turning or working at all, it may be necessary to replace the entire lock mechanism itself – which requires removal and installation of a new working lock.
2) What is a master key?
Master-keying is a process which makes multiple locks accessible with both their individual key, and a specific master key which operates the entire group of locks. If you’re re-keying locks and want to create a master-key, you need to make sure the locks must have the same “key-way” cylinders in order to make them all accessible by the same keys.
3) I was handed keys when I moved in – should I get new ones?
Absolutely. While this may be a conservative approach to home security, it’s certainly necessary. You don’t know how long the locks have been in place, and whether anybody has a copy of the keys. Additionally, many landlords – in an effort to save money – change locks between separate units rather than replace them – any person with a previous key to the office could try doors until they access yours. It’s worth it for the safety and security of your property to make sure you’re the only one who can access it.