Rekeying Locks: Your Home: Family and Locally Owned Locksmith. What is Re-keying? Re-keying is a method to change the internal coding of an existing lock so that it can be opened and closed with a new key and no longer work with the old one.

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Rekeying Locks

Why Rekey?

Many places have spare keys floating around. If you’ve just moved into a new home or a new apartment you need to seriously think about how many people before you were given the keys. Other tenants, service people, the last owner’s mother-in-law and many others may still have access to your home – and that doesn’t factor in who they might have given keys to. Every locksmith has heard horror stories about “the people who still have keys.” As you can imagine, lost keys create a LOT of safety issues regarding who has access to your home.

The Benefits of Re-keying

  • It is the quickest and cleanest way to ensure who has access to your home
  • It is cheaper than replacing the entire lock because, instead of replacing the entire lock (which means replacing all the door hardware), you can have your existing locks recoded to match new set of keys

Rekey Locks

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to enhance your security without changing the entire lock, consider our rekey locks service. Rekeying involves altering the internal mechanisms of your existing locks so that old keys will no longer work. This is an excellent option for new homeowners, landlords, and anyone looking to improve their security without the expense of full lock replacements. Rekey Locks

  • Service call
  • Parts and labour
  • the rekey (as well as)
  • Security overview
  • 5 free keys!
  • And a Quality service guarantee

When you rekey the locks you can have one key made for all of the locks. You don’t have to carry around half a pound of keys anymore. That’s right, now you can carry around one key instead of 10! The front door, side door, and even the shed and basement doors can now all be the same key. A simple rekey only takes 15 minutes and it protects your home security and creates convenience in your life!

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Re-keying is best done by a certified professional, as they will be able to ensure that the new keys and key mechanisms work correctly and are installed properly. All our Locksmiths stand behind their work and will offer great advice regarding your home and business security.

Our lock change services provide you with enhanced security and peace of mind. Whether you’ve experienced a break-in, lost your keys, or simply want to upgrade your locks, our experienced technicians can efficiently change your locks to secure your property. Change Lock

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One of my favourite deadbolts is the Schlage B660 Deadbolt. It is a commercial grade deadbolt common in hospitals and schools and a great deadbolt for residential. Several options for keyways ranging from the popular Classic SC1 keyway to the new C129 and the High Security Primus (rated UL 437, pick resistant and drill resistant). Keyway selection is almost unlimited.

Commercial Lock Change

Most people think that when you lose or misplace your house keys, you need to replace the lock. Missing keys can jeopardize the safety of your home. We see horror stories all the time about people using missing or stolen keys to gain access to people's homes -- endangering the contents inside, as well as the people. Even if you just lone your key to someone else, they could make a copy before they return it to you (this happens a lot!). Because of this, we always recommend that you address the problem of missing house keys before it is too late.

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Missing keys jeopardize the security of your home, however; this does not mean that you need to replace the door lock -- instead, save yourself a lot of time and money by having your lock rekeyed. Almost all deadbolts, handle sets, and door locks are able to be rekeyed.

A rekey is when the internal mechanism of the lock is rearranged or recoded to match a new set of keys. This is basic security work and every locksmith should be able to do this quickly and affordable. A rekey means that the old keys, including the missing or stolen keys, no longer operate the lock, and a new set of keys will. This is the most efficient way to secure your home.

Residential Lock Change

Door locks typically have 5-6 pins inside the cylinder which align with the key to create a sheer line, allowing the cylinder to spin and draw the latch. During the rekey process, those pins are recoded to match a new key. When Mr. Locksmith rekeys your door locks, we give you 5 free keys, and we always guarantee the old keys no longer operate the lock.

Changing Locks on New Home

We recommend rekeying your locks every time a key is lost, stolen, loaned out, or goes missing. This is the most effective way to ensure that someone doesn't have access to your home. Moving into a new home? It’s essential to ensure that you are the only one with access to your new property. Our changing locks on new home service guarantees that all previous keys will no longer work, giving you complete control over who can enter your home. Changing Locks on New Home

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Need to change a door lock? We handle all types of door locks, from standard deadbolts to high-security locks. Our locksmiths can quickly and effectively change your door lock, ensuring that your home or business is protected against unauthorized access. Change Door Lock


Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with over 35 years of Locksmith Experience. Also, Terry has a BA (Hons) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

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