Re-keying the locks are normally the more affordable way to ensure the security of your home in several situations. Imagine that you or another member in your household lost the key or had it stolen. In other situations, you might have a member in your household that no longer a resident in the house, but still has access to it. Most of the time, the preference of the home owners would be to keep the existing locks which in this case re-keying them would be the best solution.
In the process of re-keying the locks, they will be removed from the door and disassembled almost completely in order to get to the plug inside the cylinder and re-pin it. Re-pinning the plug with a different combination of pins will match the cylinder a new key making the old one useless and you free of any worries.
For more information or advice regarding changing or re-keying a lock, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno.