Rekey Locksmith Service
Don’t take the chance of someone else with a key to your property. You don’t need to replace all your locks to get new keys. We can rekey most homes and businesses in under an hour!
What is rekeying?
Rekeying is simply changing the inside parts of a lock to operate or match a new key. Most locks are what is called standard “pin and tumbler” locks. Their are little pins inside of the lock that match the cuts of a key. To rekey a lock to a new key, a locksmith will just need to replace the pins in the lock to match a new key that he will use for the lock. According to Wikipedia, they define rekeying as changing a lock in order to allow a different key to operate it. They also state that rekeying was first invented by a man named Solomon Andrews in 1836, who was a New Jersey locksmith.
What does rekeying cost?
The cost of rekeying locks is usually less expensive than replacing your home or business with all new locks. In some instances, commercial locks usually require more skill and labor to rekey or repair, therefore rekeying a business or office complex usually costs more per lock to rekey. Generally, rekeying a single lock is about $65. This rate will increase between $10-20 per lock depending upon your needs. Lock-picking (required when you don’t have a working key) and master keying a lock to work with multiple keys will increase the price of rekeying.
Why rekey your locks?
Rekeying locks usually is required when a home, business, or property owner has a concern that someone, either known or unknown, may have a key to the locks or property. In order to make sure that this unauthorized individual doesn’t continue to have access to the property, the lock pins can be changed by a locksmith so that only new keys will work in the lock. The list below are a few common examples of when locks should get rekeyed.
- Recent move into a new home/apartment
- New home purchase to remove construction keys
- Dismissal of an employee
- Business moves into a new property
- Lost keys
- Foreclosure property
- Tenant eviction
Re-key your home
We can rekey locks in homes, rental properties, and apartment complexes in all of the metro Provo, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix. You don’t need to change the locks when you can rekey them to new keys.
Re-key your business
We provide lock rekeying service for retail stores, offices, industrial buildings, warehouses, and commercial office complexes. Whether you need a simple storefront glass door rekeyed or a complex master key system for a commercial building, we offer the locksmith services that you need.