A rekey is when the locksmith removes the lock cylinder from the door hardware and re-pins the cylinder. Repining the cylinder produces a brand new key for your existing lock and renders the old key inoperable.
Many people call us thinking they need to replace perfectly good door hardware. When in fact, all they really need to have done is a rekey. Especially on a new construction home where the hardware is brand new. Rekeying is an affordable way to ensure your property’s security.
Of course hardware gets corroded or damaged and it may be time to replace. However, if you have recently purchased a new home, had renovations done or have an income property that you would like to secure, rekeying is the first step.