We all value our safety, and when it comes to our homes, security is the key to keeping our belongings, family, pets out of harm’s way. We have many tricks for an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to keep our property safe from unwanted intrusions, but the first physical barrier that plays a major role in our protection are the locks on our doors. At 24/7 Locksmith, we know you need the best when it comes to home security. Contact us for all your re-keying and lock changes of homes near Lexington, KY.
Knowing when to re-key or lock change for your home is essential for maintaining the highest level of security possible. First, you have to know the difference between the two options. Lock changes involve replacing the locks and associated hardware. On the other hand, re-keying involves removing the cylinder’s springs and pins and installing a new set for a new key. In both situations, you replace your current set of locking mechanisms and keys for another set, but the appearance of your hardware doesn’t have to change if you only re-key.
If you’ve lost a key to your home, you should re-key your locks. Having a lost key floating around is like having a lost check floating around. You never know where it may be, who will find it and when it will become a problem. If you discovered you lost a check, you would most likely call your bank immediately to cancel it. Your approach to losing a key should be the same. Give us a call as soon as you realize one is missing.
If you’ve just purchased your home, you should at least to re-key. You probably don’t have to worry about the previous homeowners returning and trying to enter your home, but do you really want to take that chance? Plus, you never know who may have received a key from the previous owners. Re-keying your locks is good practice, and you can be assured of the fact that you know who can easily access your home.
Anytime someone moves out, you should consider re-keying your locks. In some cases, such as a child going to college, you may want the locks to stay the same. But if a roommate moves out or a relationship ends, you will need to re-key. This will ensure that they no longer have access to your space. Even if they left the key when they moved out, it is a good idea to re-key anyway in case additional copies were made.
Do you have multiple keys for different locks and doors that lead into your home? In this case, re-keying all your locks for one key can simplify your life and cut down on the hardware you carry around. By re-keying all the locks that protect your home to operate with one key, you can avoid the late night or early morning searches, managing multiple set of keys up to the faintest of light, squinting to find the right one.
If your home is older, you may choose to replace your locks instead of re-keying them. This is best to do if the hardware itself is malfunctioning and may compromise your home’s security. 24/7 Locksmith LLC offers both re-keying and lock changes for your home so give us a call today! We are proud to serve Central Kentucky, including Lexington, Nicholasville, Richmond and Winchester. With service from our locksmiths, you can rest assured that the safety and security of your home are taken care of.