Not a lot of people know but if you want to get a lock changed just because you lost your old keys, or you’re moving into a new place, then there are some better alternatives that are available for you. These alternatives are likely to save you money, and time, and will actually be as better and efficient as getting new locks.
In case you’re not familiar with what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the process of getting your locks rekeyed. This process basically renders all the old keys useless, and allows you to use new keys that are given to you by your locksmith. According to a lot of people, this method is cheaper, and a better alternative to a commercial lock change.
With that in mind, we’ll be looking at some of the reasons you need to get your locks rekeyed.
You’re Moving Into a New House
If you’ve just bought a new house from someone else, we’d highly advise you that you get your locks rekeyed, even if the owners are extremely trusted, and have handed you all the keys, it’s still a safe practice because sometimes, you’re not really aware where they key has been. So, keeping that in mind, getting the locks rekeyed is the best way to prevent any mishap from happening.
You’ve Had a Break In
If you’ve had a break in in which the locks weren’t broken or anything like that, then we would highly advise you to actually do something about the lock rekeying, chances are that your previous keys have been duplicated, and the best way to avoid it is to make sure that the locks are rekeyed. You can also get the locks changed, but that’s going to be a bit more expensive and time consuming.