Lock rekeying is a process that happens when you either lose your keys, or when someone has keys to your property and you don’t want them to have access to it.  Even though the term Lock Rekeying is used quite widely, many people are still confused as to what it actually is.

So then, what is Lock Rekeying?

Lock rekeying is when we take the lock off the door and break it down into all its different parts and pieces. We either replace the wafers or pins, or move the order of the existing pins or wafers to suit a new combination, so the old keys will not work anymore.

Afterwards, we’ll then issue a new set of keys to suit the new combination and then re-install the lock back onto the door. We lubricate all the moving parts inside the lock to extend the lifetime of the existing lock and then check it functions properly when put back on the door. Afterwards, we then check the alignment of the lock with the striker plate to make sure the lock is latching and locking all the way and is as secure as the day it was installed.

Are all locks able to be rekeyed?

Most locks on the market can be rekeyed, but unfortunately not all.  At Heidelberg Locksmiths, we stock a large range of different barrels and cylinders that we can use when this issue arrives.

When rekeying locks, we always try to key the locks alike so you only have one key for all of your locks.   In the case of not rekeying the whole premises, we can try to key the locks in groups or maybe in groups of doors, like all security doors on one key and all timber doors on another.

Either way, Heidelberg Locksmiths can help you through this process and make things easier and as simple as possible. For more information on lock rekeying, feel free to get in contact with one of our professional locksmiths today!   You can also leave an enquiry HERE.