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Fast Lock Re-keying Services

Get your locks rekeyed for a fraction of the price it would cost you to replace your locks. Our professional locksmith team is here to assist you with all your car, office and home lock re-key needs. Thinking about rekeying an old lock or installing a new one? Let us help you decide what is the best option for your car, home or office re-key.

Reliable Lock Re-key Services

With Locksmith Pros, you can find solutions for everything, from broken keys to locks which are damaged completely. Often times, we can recommend unconventional locksmith solutions like lock rekeying, which will save you a lot of time and money.

door lock rekeyLock rekeying, like any other locksmith service, requires that specialized equipment is used in order to complete the re-key process. Our technicians are fully equipped to complete lock rekey services in your home, office, or vehicle locks installation. If you need our lock to rekey services or any other kind of help, don't hesitate and call us!

When to Re-key a Lock

There are several reasons why you might choose to have your lock re-keyed. Here are our top three most common reasons why our locksmith technicians are called upon to complete lock rekey services for our clients.

After a Break-in

After experiencing a home or office break-in you will obviously want to do something to add an extra level of protection to your home. You can add that extra level of protection to your home, simply and economically by calling upon our experienced locksmiths to re-key your house lock for you.

A Great Solution for Landlords

With tenants moving in and out of your rental property on a semi-regular basis, you will want to replace the locks from time to time.

get a lock re keyed Installing new locks is fine, but there is a much more economical solution that our locksmith technicians are prepared to assist you with. Lock re-keying fulfills the same purpose as changing door locks, but at a fraction of the cost.

Lost Keys

Sometimes, when people lose a key, they simply shrug it off, because replacing a door lock or car door lock can be costly. Door lock rekeying can help achieve the same end goal without you needing to invest a lot of money and time into the process.

Car Lock Re-keying

The ignition cylinders in your vehicle are really just locks. They can be taken apart and reassembled by using different internal parts. The entire process takes approximately twenty minutes. This process can be particularly helpful if you currently have two different keys- one for your car’s ignition and one for the door locks in your vehicle. By re-keying your locks, you can unlock all the doors and start your car with just one key.

Home Lock Re-key Services

Consider calling a locksmith and asking for rekeying your lock if you are tired of opening every door in your home with a different key. If you wish to have just one key which will let you go into your house and other rooms inside, this is a perfect solution for you. The locksmith will adjust every lock in your house for it to be opened in the same way, so in the end, you have only one key and from now on you will not have to struggle with finding the right one anymore. You can easily make copies for other family members or trusted friends, so they can have access to your place as well. It is also a good option when you are moving into a new house and want to be sure that the previous owner will not be able to go in. It raises the security level of your home, but for a greatly reduced price.

Office Lock Rekey

You can re-key office keys so that you can lock and unlock each lock within your office with the same key. This can be very helpful when it comes to allowing access to maintenance workers and cleaners, and it can be used to create a master key system in which there is a hierarchy of keys which can be used by various levels of employees and management. 

Re-keying Locks vs Replacing Locks

Sometimes people replace their locks simply because they aren’t aware of the lock rekey option.  Seeing as rekeying a door lock is a simple and easy process which will not cost too much and will assure that you are safe, this is a real pity.

However, there are situations when we have to replace the whole lock and there is no other option. When the lock is damaged or worn out, rekeying it will not help here. It has to be changed or it will not work as it should and might jam up at times or be vulnerable to picking. Also, there are certain key and lock manufacturers that produce keys that cannot be rekeyed.

Find out if lock rekeying is right for you; contact us today for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a lock rekey?

Rekeying a lock and changing the lock are two very different things. Changing the lock means the locksmith would take the whole lockout of the door or wherever it is located and replacing it with a whole new lock and key. Rekeying a lock is a bit more complicated. When a locksmith rekeys a lock only the working area of the lock is changed out and the pins are changed. When a lock is rekeyed, it will need a new key and the older key is now obsolete. When the lock is taken apart and the working parts were taken out the pins or tumblers are then replaced. The pins in the new lock will only correspond to a certain key. This key is made to match the pins in the lock.

How much does it cost to rekey a lock?

The cost of a lock rekey service will depend on what type of lock we are working with. For example, vehicular locks cost more to re key than the average door lock.

How long does it take for a locksmith to rekey a lock?

We can rekey your home, office, or house lock in around twenty minutes, depending on the type of lock we are working with. Specialty locks can take a bit longer to service, as well as aged, worn locks.

Can a car lock be rekeyed?

Yes, since an ignition cylinder is just a more complicated type of a lock, they can most definitely be rekeyed. Car lock rekeying is a common service that we are happy to assist you with whenever you need it.

How do you rekey a lock?

Rekeying a lock is a somewhat complicated process that requires prior knowledge and training, as well as specified tools in order to complete. Simplified, lock rekeying is done by adjusting the tumblers in the lock to fit a specific pattern.

How does the smart key rekey work?

When using a smart key system, one must keep in mind that these types of locks and keys do not use the older pin or tumblers. The smart keys are part of a system that is computerized. This type of system uses microchips and sensors to unlock the lock without having to use a key. The use of smart key systems prevents intruders from being able to pick the locks on your home or business.

Does the locksmith need the original key to rekey the lock?

If you have the key to the lock you would like replaced it would be helpful for the locksmith. The problem with not having the original key is that the locksmith must pick the lock, and this takes more time. If you do not have the original key just let one of our operators know when you call. The Locksmith Pros operators can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (877) 751-2859. The Locksmith Pros locksmiths can be out to your location in under 30 minutes.

Can a Master Lock be rekeyed?

Yes, the locksmiths at Locksmith Pros can rekey Master Locks. Although many try to rekey these types of locks on their own it takes more the right tools and equipment. Due to the security of the Master Locks, many have trouble trying to rekey these locks. Our locksmiths can come out to your location and rekey the Master Lock. To contact Locksmith Pros just call one of our operators. Our operators answer the phones 24 hours a day and our locksmiths can be out to you in under 30 minutes. Because our locksmiths are situated nationwide there is never a time or place that you cannot get one of our locksmiths for professional services.

What are the reasons to rekey a smart lock?

There are many reasons to rekey a smart lock, but the most common ones are:
  • For convenience
  • Lost keys
  • You have a family member who keeps losing their keys or forgetting them
  • Eliminates the need for different keys for each door
Smart key systems can be used on several types of locks including:
  • Deadbolts
  • Handlesets
  • Padlocks
  • Levers
  • Door Knobs