Should I Have My House Rekeyed?

Your first security against an intruder is your locked door. However, if you aren’t sure who has a set of keys, lost your keys or recently moved, your locks need to be changed or rekeyed. AMCO Locksmiths Perth offer key changing and rekeying services to home and business owners in Perth.

Reasons for Changing a Lock:

  • You have moved into a new home
  • You have lost your key
  • Your home has been burglarised
  • Your keys have been stolen
  • Your existing lock is malfunctioning, worn, temperamental or damaged
  • You would like to upgrade your current lock
  • You want to rekey your home to a master key system
  • You aren’t sure who has a key and who doesn’t

If you are the handy DIY type, you may not need a residential locksmith or commercial locksmith Perth; but, you need to be aware of the process and complications of rekeying a lock.

Should You Rekey or Replace Your Lock?

In some cases, you may need a new hole to change or replace the existing lock. If the property owner needs to drill a new hole, a lockset can be purchased that includes a template that folds over the edge of the door and pinpoints the center of the hole.

Most homeowners don’t have a hole saw and for those that do, it can be difficult getting the saw in alignment to go through the door. A residential locksmith Perth is typically your best choice.

If your existing lock is in good shape, property owners can have their lock rekeyed or purchase a kit to rekey the lock themselves. This is much cheaper and less complex than replacing the lock. When you rekey a lock, the tumblers of the lock cylinder are re-sequenced, and a new key is made that will coincide with the new sequence. Kits can be purchased, just as a locksmith can rekey the lock over changing the lock.
If you are rekeying yourself, you will need your old key so that you can remove the lock cylinder plug in the lock and will then rekey the lock with the new key that comes in the kit.

Contact Us Today

For a professional home and commercial locksmith, contact AMCO Locksmiths Perth at the number below. We offer 24 hour locksmith Perth services 365 days a year.

Call us on 08 9444 2089.