Locks Re-Key Denver CO
If you’ve ever been in a situation where you lost your keys, moved into a new house or fired a disgruntled employee, you’ve probably considered replacing all your locks for security purposes. However, what you probably don’t know is that instead of replacing all your locks, there is a better and much cheaper solution, which is rekeying your locks.
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At Discount Locksmith Denver, we provide both services and more but depending on your situation, will advise on the best course of action. It’s important that you understand the difference between replacing locks and rekeying locks as this can save you a lot of money in the future and also help you make a better informed decision. We are therefore going to focus on the differences between the two and when each is most appropriate.
Rekeying your locks
While replacing your locks is pretty much self-explanatory as it means changing an old lock with a new one, rekeying a lock is not that obvious. This means changing up the current working key of a certain lock to a different key without having to change the lock itself. In other words, you will maintain your old locks but their keys will no longer be able to open them. Denver locksmiths do this by taking your lock apart and replacing some of its internal parts, commonly referred to as the key pins or tumblers.
The specific key pins in each lock correspond to a certain key and when these pins are replaced with others, your locksmith in Denver will have to set up a new key that you will now use to open your lock. Though this may sound quite complicated it’s actually very simple especially for us Denver locksmiths who’ve been doing this for a long time and the whole process only takes a couple of minutes.
For us to rekey your locks, all you will need to provide us with are the current keys, otherwise we will have to pick open the locks in order to start on the rekeying process. It’s important to note that rekeying your locks won’t necessarily affect the security of your home or office. What can make your locks secure is to increase the number of key pins in the locks. If you are looking for enhanced security, we can do this by increasing the number of key pins in your locks.
When is rekeying best?
If you like your locks but want to change the keys so the old ones don’t open the locks especially if you have just moved to a new home or if you lost a key duplicate and are afraid that someone may find it and use it to access your home or office or if you want stop someone who has a copy of the keys from gaining access.
You can also rekey your locks when if all your home’s locks have different keys and want to match them to a single key.
Replacing your locks
As the name suggests, this involves taking out your current locks and installing new ones which is usually more costly. Some of the common reasons for replacing your locks include:
- If you are changing the design of your home and want the locks to match the new design.
- When you are looking to improve your security by upgrading your current locks to electronic or higher security locks.
- If the locks in your home are from different brands ad you want to change them up so they match in order for you to get them rekeyed so you only use a single key for all of them.
Whatever choice you make, our Denver Locksmiths are always at your service, call us today!
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