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What does it mean to rekey a lock?

Rekeying your lock involves the replacement of the old lock pins with new ones – this may be necessary when a set of keys have been compromised, you just moved into a new apartment, you lost your original keys, you want to build master key systems, or you want to ensure a set of locks share a common key.

Is it cheaper to rekey or replace locks?

Rekeying is a cost-effective way of using your current business or home’s locks while ensuring full control of who has access to your property.

Who can rekey locks?

When it comes to rekeying and having duplicate keys made, you certainly do not want to pay more than you need to, but you also want to ensure you are secure. This is why it is best to have rekeying done by a professional top-rated locksmith. When choosing a rekeying locksmith service, it is important that the locksmith you hire is reputable, bonded, insured, and has a top-rated rating.

Should you rekey your locks? There are numerous reasons to re-key your locks. If you have lost your keys, suspect someone stole them, you need to update your locks, they are simply broken, or you are moving into a new house. In this sense, you would need to re-key or replace your locks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_single_image image=”6994″ img_size=”full” css_animation=”fadeInRight”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_single_image image=”7000″ img_size=”full” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”22px”]


[vc_toggle title=”What does it mean to rekey a lock?”]Rekeying involves adjusting the internal components of a lock, specifically the tumblers or pins so that the old key no longer operates the lock. After rekeying, a new key is provided that aligns with the new configuration.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Why would I need to rekey my locks?”]Rekeying can be beneficial in several scenarios:

  • You’ve recently moved into a new home and want to ensure no previous owners or tenants have access.
  • You’ve lost a key and are unsure who might have found it.
  • There’s a need to have multiple locks operate with a single key.
  • After a break-up or a change in roommates, for security reasons.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How is rekeying different from changing a lock?”]While rekeying modifies the internal components of the lock to work with a new key, changing a lock involves completely replacing the old lock hardware with a new one.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How long does it take to rekey a lock?”]Typically, a professional locksmith can rekey a lock within 10 to 15 minutes, given that there are no complications. However, the duration might increase if multiple locks are being rekeyed.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do I need to bring my locks to you, or can Sundial Locksmith come to me?”]Sundial Locksmith offers both in-shop and mobile services for rekeying. If you prefer an on-site service, our technicians can come to your location and handle the rekeying process.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Will my old keys work after rekeying?”]No, once the lock is rekeyed, the old keys will no longer operate the lock. You’ll be provided with a new set of keys matching the rekeyed lock.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]