Plano, Texas based DML Locksmith is sharing information about the benefits of rekeying locks instead of completely replacing the locks. More information about the Texas 24/7 locksmith can be found at their website, at the following link: https://www.dmllocksmith.com/.
David Elhadad, a representative for DML Locksmith, says, “If you have ever moved into a new home, split from a partner or lost your house keys, you have probably wondered about changing your locks. While it makes sense that your mind first goes to changing your locks, there is actually an alternative: rekeying your locks. In fact, rekeying your locks is cheaper and often better.”
As the company explains, rekeying a lock changes the working key in a lock to a different key. The lock itself does not get replaced. This means that while the lock remains the same, anyone trying to use the original key would be unsuccessful. DML Locksmith does note that the rekeying process requires the locksmith must have a current fitting key. Otherwise, the lock will need to be picked, possibly incurring more fees and thus becoming more expensive than changing the locks.
A locksmith will rekey a lock by disassembling and reassembling the lock with different key pins/tumblers. DML Locksmith assures that when a lock is rekeyed, it does not become any less secure. Because the number of pins inside determines the security of a lock, a locksmith changing the existing five pins for five new pins will mean that the lock is just as secure as it was before. It is very cost-effective to rekey a lock because it is reusing an existing lock structure instead of replacing everything, key pins (the parts inside the lock) are inexpensive and homeowners will only have to pay a locksmith for labor and maybe some other small fees. More information about rekeying locks can be found at the following link: https://www.dmllocksmith.com/post/should-you-rekey-your-home-or-change-your-locks.
In addition to being very cost-effective and just as safe as the original lock was, another benefit to rekeying a lock includes preserving the aesthetic of a lock that the homeowner likes. If a homeowner likes a certain lock brand and the way they look, they can just have the lock rekeyed, forgoing the need to find an identical replacement.
Rekeying a lock is also much faster than replacing it entirely. A trained locksmith can rekey a lock quickly and effortlessly. There are only a couple of tools needed to complete the rekeying process and minimal labor. If time is a factor when deciding between changing the locks or re-keying, re-keying will be the faster option.
Elhadad says, “Most residential and business locks have the option of being rekeyed, and a lot of locksmiths are able to rekey locks, so it is simply a matter of your own choice whether or not you rekey your lock or whether you completely replace it. However, there are of course many cases where changing your locks is necessary. For instance, when you have had a break-in, your locks are damaged, or if you want a more secure locking system than you currently have and more. There are also many instances where a simple rekeying can accomplish what you require, at a cheaper cost than changing the locks. Each method has its purpose and works equally well, it’s up to you to choose what you want.”
DML Locksmith also points out that locks can also be rekeyed for convenience. For instance, when a home has a front and back door that each uses different keys, it can be convenient to have the locks rekeyed to use the same key. However, for this to be done, the locks must be the same brand.
Learn more about DML Locksmith, their history in the field and their wide-ranging services at their official website. Those interested may reach out to David Elhadad via email or phone to follow up on any further inquiries. Additionally, social media users may follow DML Locksmith on their Facebook in order to stay abreast of their latest activities, announcements and offers. Find DML Locksmith’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/DML-Locksmith-Services-1702289889823688/.
For more information about DML Locksmith, contact the company here:
2109 W. Parker Rd Suite 206
Plano, TX 75023