Re-keying or replacing your locks?

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Key no longer working in your lock? You may think that the only option that you have is to have a locksmith replace a lock. Rekeying is often a simple and cost effective solution.

Lock replacement or re-keying?

You may not know that you also have the option to “rekey” a lock instead of replacing it.

You may not know what the difference is, so let’s have a look at the two different options:

Re-key a lock

The simple explanation for rekeying is that we will change the hardware that you currently have installed, so that old keys will no longer work and a new set will be created.

This is ideal when you buy a new home or in any situation where you are not sure how many keys have been given out for the lock over time and could still be used for access.

The benefits of rekeying include:

  • Cheaper than replacement
  • No repairs required to be made the door
  • Multiple locks can be rekeyed for easy access with one key

Lock Replacement

There are also circumstances that require your locksmith to replace rather than rekey your locks. These are:

1. Damaged lock

If the lock has been damaged during a break in or accidentally, the only possibility is to replace it. You can sometimes tell by if a lock is damaged by looking at it. If it has separated from the door frame or parts are so worn that they no longer operate, then it’s time for a new one.

2. Old and worn out

If your locks are old then it may be impossible for your locksmith to replace the parts required to allow it to function correctly. Old and worn out locks are also easier to open, compromising your security.

3. Greater security

The last reason for installing new locks is that you want a higher level of security than your current locks provide. Speak with your Locksmith so that you can work out what would be best for your particular situation.

Finding a solution that best fits your circumstances and budget

The decision whether to rekey or replace locks depends on the locks themselves and your individual security requirements. Our team of mobile locksmiths can visit your home or workplace, assess your locks and advise you on the best solution for your needs and budget.



About Britlock mobile locksmiths

As your local security specialist, our mobile locksmiths deliver the best results to ensure your residential property, strata building or commercial premises are secure. The core of our business focuses on providing clients with efficient and reliable locksmith and security services.

Security is no laughing matter; we know it deserves serious attention. Our team of dedicated locksmiths will respond to any job immediately and with the best tools. We put all our efforts in providing clients with the security they need and can trust. Britlock Locksmiths provide a prompt and expert emergency service and our fully equipped mobile workshops will ensure that we secure your property quickly and efficiently. All Britlock Locksmiths are qualified and insured, and have undertaken extensive police checks and contain all the necessary security licences.

We service all Sydney suburbs. Our mobile locksmiths are based in Ryde, the Inner West, Drummoyne, North Shore, Chatswood, Gladesville, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Castle Hill.

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Our dedicated and highly trained emergency locksmiths appreciate every job we receive and respond to every one with one thing in mind – you, our customer.

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Complete locksmith and security services

24 Hour Lock-out Service: Lost keys or damaged locks? From deadlocks to bike locks and everything in between, we can open them all in no time.

Alarm Systems: Wired or wireless, motion detectors or cameras. We can come and inspect your property to help you decide what’s right for your needs and budget.

CCTV Systems: The right camera in the right location. Our technicians can come and help you design a CCTV system that’s perfect for your building or property.

Garage Locks and Accessories: We supply and install a range locks and accessories for garage and roller doors. Repairs, installations or turning your old manual garage door into a fully automatic one.

Key Cutting & Restricted Keys: Our mobile workshops are stocked with the widest range of keys and accessories. Doors, garages, letterboxes, padlocks and windows and our secure Restricted Key System.

Keyless Entry: From pin-code access, fob, key card or even your fingerprint, digital access solutions will make your security more convenient and put a stop to lost keys and lock outs.

Padlocks and Accessories: We supply and install a range padlocks and accessories such as bolts and hydraulic door closers. We can also open and rekey padlocks.

Safes: From floor and wall safes to filing cabinet or jewellers’ safes. We stock, install or even crack a wide variety of safes.

Security Doors & Entrances: We can supply and install a range of security doors, front doors and internal doors, 24/7. We also repair all kinds of doors and entrances.

Window Locks and Screens: A range of window hardware including handles, security locks, latches. Plus Amplimesh security window screens and accessories.