FAQ`s - Locksmith Q & A
As locks age over time, the pins in a lock cylinder tend to “wear” down causing
your keys to stick and forcing you to“jiggleor wiggle” the key in the lock to make it work.
Most likely the keys you were given have probably been “copied” several times and this,
plus pin wear, can cause your lock to act like it is breaking.
We recommend Re Key Or Lock Repair
Yes you should, the good news are that most locks do not need to be changed you can
Re-Key them and save on costs Or Re-Lock (full lock-replacement) for best security.
ask your self How many neighbors, old baby sitters, cleaning people are walking around
with the key to this house? It’s your stuff! When was the last time the locks were changed?
If you don’t know the answer then you and your company are potentially at risk.
Some property management in an effort to save money simply swap the locks
from one unit to another rather then set new keys. A previous tenant with some time
to kill could simply try his key in each door in the complex until he finds one that works.
So Please See our affordable Re-Key Or Re-Lock Solutions Services and be safe.
No. Not always While the “Do Not Duplicate” marking on a key is usually respected,
some stores do not. Remember there is nothing illegal about it.
To effectively prevent unauthorized key duplication, a restricted key lock should be used.
Yes, in most cases it is possible to re-key the existing locks in your home or office to one key. One of the exceptions to that rule is if the lock manufactures / or keyways are different. For example, if all of the locks are made by Schlage, then all of the Schlage locks can be put on one key. If one lock is a Kwikset, that key may have to remain different unless you can change the cylinder within that lock to also be a Schlage.
*This does not work on every type of lock, but we would be happy to discuss with you your individual needs.
The most high security lock we install is a Medeco lock. While these locks might seem to be a little pricey for some our residential customers they do offer great options for our commercial customers. These locks are considered to have a restricted keyway which means you must purchase the locks and keys only from an authorized Medeco dealer. These locks are virtually pick proof and keys can only be duplicated by presenting the proper authorization/identification. For commercial customers that would like to use a master key system for their space, Medeco locks offer the most flexible and diverse keying options. While some residential customers do use a Medeco lock, some Schlage and Kwikset locks can offer appropriate security for your home. We would be happy to discuss your individual needs.
No, in most cases the locks can be re-keyed allowing for a more cost effective way to protect your home security.
Whatever your locksmith and security needs may be, we are prepared to provide the products, services and advice that will help you to secure your home or business, and give you true peace of mind. We invite you to contact us anytime to learn more about our products and services or to arrange a locksmith visit.