Did you recently move? Are the locks on your home’s exterior doors the same ones from moving day? You should consider rekeying your locks in order to increase your home’s security and prevent anyone with older copies of the key from entering the home. Rekeying your home allows you to keep your current lock while having its mechanism reconfigured to work with a new, different key. A professional locksmith will be able to remove the lock cylinder to change the formation of the pins and cut a new key to correspond.
Benefits of Rekeying Your Locks
Rekeying your locks is a relatively quick process: a professional can have your locks decoded, changed and new keys cut within a few hours, without littering your home with equipment. Rekeying will not require a ton of parts or labor, making it a more cost-effective option for people who have just finished an expensive move or have purchased their first home. Rekeying your locks soon after you move also provides you with a heightened sense of security. After you pick up the keys to your new home, you won’t know if there are extra copies out in the world with family members or estranged friends. If news takes time to travel, there will be people with unfettered access to your home. Having your locks rekeyed eliminates the potential that a stranger can enter your home at will, closing off any loose ends potentially left over by the previous homeowner. If you are looking to do a full security upgrade of your doors, rekeying may not be for you. While you get to change your keys and locks to a new pattern specific to the people you trust, if the locks are flimsy or easy to crack, you will still be living with the same locks on your doors. Your home security will be improved, but only so much as the keys can make it.
Home Lockout & Rekeying Services in Bedford, Woburn, Concord & Westford, MA
If you are in need of new locks or keys for your home, contact Bedford Lock & Key today! We are a full-service locksmith serving across Middlesex County, replicating keys for family members and emergencies and switching out locks in order to improve your home security. Bedford Lock & Key can be reached by calling (781) 275-1597 or by filling out our online contact form.