What does it mean to rekey a lock?
Sometimes there is no need to replace the lock when you can just rekey the lock. House rekey means changing the pins inside the locks so that your old key will no longer work and the arrangement of the pins only works with a new key. Many landlords and offices will rekey locks when there are new tenants. This way they don’t have to worry about the old keys working, and simply can give the new tenants a new set of keys without having to change the lock itself. A lot of homeowners don’t know that this option is available. It can sometimes be the most cost-effective and time-saving for you.
Sherlock Locksmith provides rekeying services for residential and commercial properties. Rekeying is also beneficial in circumstances in which you want all your locks to be operated by the same key, or by one key, a master lock. Many property owners will use house rekey and distribute keys to those they want to have access to only that lock. Or maybe you want all the doors in your house to have a lock with a key that can get into all of them. We can rekey the locks so that only one key will work for every lock and you won’t have to walk around with multiple keys.
How long does it take to rekey?
The process of rekeying the lock alone takes only a few minutes for our professional locksmiths to complete. It really just depends on the type of lock or doorknob you have. No two locks are the same from model to model, some may take a little more time than others. Once our locksmith is on site he or she can give you an estimated time of completion. The process may seem simple, but that’s because all our technicians are professional locksmiths with years of experience. They have experience with rekeying all types of locks. The amount of time would also depend upon how many locks you need to be rekeyed. Once again, the technician will go over everything with you before beginning the house rekey process.
What is the master key/rekey?
A master key is one key that has access to any lock you want. A lot of businesses will use a master key system. This is when, say, the owner has access to every door in the building, but individuals may have access only to their designated office. This is also part of the rekeying process. A lock can be rekeyed for a specific key, then also have a master key that will have the ability to open it. Or for example, the maintenance of an apartment complex needs access to every apartment. It wouldn’t make sense for them to have over a hundred types of keys and guess all the time which one works for what apartment. Instead, they have one key that works on all the locks, even though each tenant has their own key that will only access their apartment.
Why choose Sherlock Locksmith to rekey your home or office?
At Sherlock Locksmith we are capable of rekeying any lock. We are a licensed company serving Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas. All our staff and technicians are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you need a residential locksmith to rekey your lock, call us. If you have any questions about the rekeying process or our service, you can talk to our friendly staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at (972)200-1360 for a locksmith company you can trust. We are your most reliable and affordable locksmith in Dallas, TX!