What does it mean to re-key a lock?
Sometimes there is not need to replace the lock when can just re-key the lock. Re-keying a lock 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 re-key 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 options is available. It can sometimes be the most cost effective and time saving for you.
KLT Locksmith provides re-keying services for residential and commercial properties. Re-keying 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 businesses will re-key their locks 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 re-key the locks so that only one key will work for every lock and you wont have to walk around with multiple keys.
How long does it take to re-key?
The process of re-keying 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 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 re-keying all types of locks. The amount of time would also depend upon how many locks you need re-keyed. Once again, the technician will go over everything with you before beginning the re-keying process.
What is master key/re-key?
A master key is one key that has access to any lock you want. A lot of business 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 re-keying process. A lock can be re-keyed 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 KLT Locksmith to re-key your home or office?
At KLT Locksmith we are capable of re-keying any lock. We are a licensed company serving Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas. All our staff and technicians are available 7 days a week. If you need a locksmith to re-key your lock, call us. If you have any questions about the re-keying 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) 900-3785 for a locksmith company you can trust. We are your most reliable and affordable locksmith in Southlake, TX!