Rekeying Vs Replacing Your Locks 

Rekeying Vs Replacing Your Locks 
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May 25, 2021

Rekeying Vs Replacing Your Locks 

Once in a while, you may be in a situation where you consider changing your locks. Perhaps you moved into a new place, your key is lost, or you terminated the appointment of an unproductive employee. Most people are usually confused in such a situation because rekeying and lock changing are two similar options for securing your building. However, in this article, we will explain the meaning of rekeying and lock replacement. You will also learn why they matter for your security. 
 
What’s the Difference between Rekeying lock Replacement?

Rekeying is the process of changing the internal mechanism of your old lock. The lock chamber in the old lock is taken apart and the key pins are replaced to work with new keys. This means that old keys won’t fit into your lock anymore, and people that previously had access to your home or office cannot use the old keys. It’s a cheaper option than replacing the entire lock. 
 
On the other hand, lock replacement is pretty straightforward: you get new locks and new keys for your door. This is recommended when you want to upgrade to a more secure lock. If you are also considering a switch from mechanical locks to digital or keyless locks, you may have to replace your old lock. However, you should be prepared to pay more for key replacement than you would for rekeying. 
 
It is important to note that you cannot rekey all locks. Some locks are a sealed unit that you cannot take apart; so you will have to replace the entire lock when anything happens to them. Also, for security upgrades, rekeying is not an option. Moreover, when your old lock is getting worn out, rusty, or damaged, you have few options other than to replace it.
 
How to Rekey or Replace Your Locks

Rekeying your door is a technical process that requires the services of a locksmith. If you want to do it yourself, you will need special tools and an intricate understanding of your lock to take it apart without causing irreparable damages to the lock. We understand that some clients are not too handy with stuff like that; that’s why we are available 24/7 to help you out whenever you need us. Give us a call today and our locksmiths will take over from there.
 
When it comes to replacing your locks, you don’t need much technical knowledge. You only have to get a lock replacement kit and watch some do-it-yourself videos online. If, however, you don’t want to take the risk of bungling it up, contact any of our reliable and experienced locksmiths to save you time and stress.
 
We are Available to Help!

Our goal at Fast Austin Locksmith is to provide excellent services to meet your expectations and also exceed them. Whether you are looking to rekey your locks or replace them, we are available to help. So what are you waiting for? Call us now and let’s help you keep that lock safe and secure.