There are occasions when you want to replace locks on the doors in your home. Rekeying locks is generally a cost-efficient way of getting rid of old keys and is something that many homeowners are able to do themselves.
• Malfunctioning locks. Sometimes door locks fail over time. You may notice the key doesn’t turn as easily as it once did, or it gets stuck in the lock. You may not be able to turn the key anymore to open the lock. When the issue is the repair of a lock, then the only thing to do is to replace your existing locks.
• Move into a new home. There’s no telling how many different have copies of the key to your new home. Keys are copied and given to neighbors, family members and to workers on extended jobs in your home. Rekeying the existing locks will make all the old copies worthless.
• Avoid the risks of bump keys and lock picking. Even the most secure cylinder lock is vulnerable to lock picking attempts, particularly involving bump keys. These keys are cut in a special way to allow a burglar to defeat a cylinder lock in a matter of seconds. Stronger locks with deadbolts can make it more difficult for burglars, but only keyless locks can eliminate that particular threat. Locks are now available without keys that use fingerprint technology to open, rely on pushbutton codes to open or are triggered to open by a remote control signal.