Monday, August 3, 2015

Lock Change or Re-key ?

Reno locksmith lock re-key
When it comes to home security, one of the biggest debate that comes to mind is changing the locks at your home vs re-keying them. There are many factors that will come into play when making the final decision. That is why, you can always contact a locksmith for an additional opinion and recommendations for what you should do. However, in the mean time, you can take the following information into consideration.

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.

Locksmith Reno lock change
In similar situations where the security of your home got compromised, replacing the locks is also an option in order to secure your peace of mind. Although the cost of getting new locks can add up and be more expensive than a re-key, a locksmith professional would be able to do it the same day just like a re-key service. When picking new locks, we recommend paying attention to the lock's grading system and get at least Grade 2 for residential applications. This will ensure the locks are made from high quality material and can withstand most break in attempts. It is a good idea to change the locks in case you suspect the current locks are old and may be starting to wear out in which re-keying them might be a waste of time and money.

For more information or advice regarding changing or re-keying a lock, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno.

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