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Rekeying vs. Changing Locks: Which is Better?

house keys in the hand

Have you recently moved into a new house or changed the office? Are you wondering whether you should opt to change the locks entirely or simply rekey what you already have to enhance security?

Here's what you need to know about changing locks and rekeying. Learn these two options to decide which one suits your situation best.

When to Opt for Rekeying Locks

Rekeying involves changing the tumblers in the lock cylinder to render older keys ineffective.  it doesn't need to replace all of your locks and hardware. Rekeying changes the internal mechanism of the locks so that the existing key no longer works.

·       If you're moving to a new house

·       If your business office changes to a new one

·       if you have lost the key to your property

You'll want to rekey locks to prevent previous owners or employees from gaining access to your place.  

It is much cheaper to rekey your lock instead of buying a whole new one. Alternatively, you can change or update your locks,  such as a deadbolt or an electronic lock. 

When to Opt for New Locks

Changing or upgrading your locks is a great option to enhance security.

·       If your lock is old, broken, or worn out

·       If you are seeking enhanced security

Upgrading to new locks can bring you better protection and peace of mind.

When installing new locks, always look for a certified and experienced locksmith. They have the expertise and right tools to install the locks, they also can recommend the best type of locks to meet your needs.

Secure Your Property

Whether you opt for changing locks or simply rekeying them, you'll ultimately be making your property much safer. You won't need to worry about someone having old keys to your place and gaining access.

Safe-Guard Locksmiths Ltd. provides expert locksmith services in and around Toronto. Our services include rekeying locks , new lock installation, and emergency locksmith services. We also have a wide range of door hardware products.  Contact us today; our experienced staff can help you find the best solution for your property. 



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