New homeowners understand that having secure locks at home is very important. However, some new homeowners are not sure what to do when it comes to replacing the old locks to their new home. It’s important that you understand the difference between rekeying and changing locks, as you can possibly save a lot of time and money!

Changing Locks
When you are changing locks, you are replacing the entire lock, which means a new key or set of keys will be used to open the lock. As you might assume, this can be an expensive task depending on the locks and how many you need to change.

Rekeying is the process in which the key pins inside the lock are changed by a locksmith. As a result, a new key will be used to open the same lock, and any old keys will no longer work. This is a more affordable and quick process compared to replacing locks. Locksmiths will use a pinning kit to quickly and efficiently change the pins inside the locks without causing damage to your locks. This is important to do if you are moving into a new home as there may be copies of your key that you may not even know about. Not to mention rekeying is more affordable than having to replace locks.

When to Change Locks
While rekeying is a more affordable and simple process, changing locks might be necessary for a variety of reasons. If your locks are damaged or old, it’s time to replace the locks and improve the security of your home or business. You may also want to replace the locks if you are remodeling your home. If you’re feel like your locks have been used for a long time and are not sure if they’re safe enough, you can always ask us to inspect and we will provide an honest evaluation.

Interested in rekeying or changing locks? Or have more questions? Give us a call at 954-302-8883 and we’d be more than happy to help find the right solution for you!