Tal-Niv Locksmith Services is pleased to announce a recent lock rekey project that we were able to complete for a client. This new client had a lock on their front door that needed the keys to be rekeyed. After reaching out to us, our technician quickly arrived at their home and he immediately started checking the door lock.

Our locksmith was able to quickly identify what type of key was used. The locks were rekeyed in less than 30 minutes and the customer was very impressed with how fast we were able to finish the work. The client was very happy with the results and plans on using our services again in the future if they need anything else done.

What is Lock Rekeying?

In this article, we're going to talk about what exactly lock rekeying is and why you should have it done on your home or business.

What is a rekey?

Lock rekeying is one of the most important services that a locksmith can provide. It is a procedure in which the pins of a lock cylinder and housing are removed, and new pins are inserted into place. This makes it so that old keys no longer work in the lock because they don’t properly align with all of these new pins.

The re-keying process

The re-keying process is simple, and it's easily accomplished with the right tools. To begin, we need to remove the lock cylinder from your door. This can be done using a small Allen wrench or screwdriver inserted into the back of the lock mechanism. Once removed, we will replace it with a new one that has a unique keyway pattern that only works with newly cut keys. An experienced locksmith will be able to perform this task in about 15 minutes.

Why re-key your locks?

Rekeying a lock is beneficial for so many reasons. If you have lost your keys, it can be very unsafe to have an unsecured door in your home. You should also consider rekeying if you are moving, either within the same building or from one apartment or house to another. If a new tenant is moving into your home and will be using the same key as before, he/she may want to update their locks with their key codes.

Benefits of Lock Rekey Service

There are many benefits of having your locks rekeyed by a professional locksmith. Let's talk about the two most important benefits of lock rekeying.

Ensures safety

A rekey service ensures that your lock is working properly and prevents unauthorized access. The process of changing the pins in a cylinder means that even if someone has a key, they won't be able to unlock it. Additionally, you'll never need to worry about being locked out of your home because no one will be able to use their old keys with the new locks.

Costs less than replacing locks

Rekeying a lock is an excellent option for people who have lost the original keys or do not have the key code. The process of rekeying locks is faster than changing all of your locks and will cost less than replacing them. Locksmiths can typically rekey most locks in less than an hour, which is much quicker than waiting for a new set of keys to arrive through overnight shipping. Additionally, locksmiths can rekey locks at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones from a hardware store.

Rekeying is an affordable way to keep your property safe and secure. It's also a good way to protect against lock-picking because it makes it harder for a thief to guess the original key code. Rekeying can be done by a locksmith or yourself, but if you'd like the process simplified, we recommend hiring an experienced professional.

Are you looking for a Lock Rekeying Service?

Tal Niv Locksmith Services is dedicated to providing customers with the best automotive, commercial and residential locksmith services. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection against any issues that may arise during work on-site or when contacting us about an issue.

We offer services in San Rafael and the surrounding areas. Contact us now for all your locksmith services needs!