Lock Rekeying in London

Have you lost your key or has it been stolen by someone?

Call us now at (020) 3199-7915 to get your locks rekeyed without having to replace the lock!

AZ Locksmith provides lock rekeying services 24 hours a day, for all types of locks.

This service will solve your problem instantly and save you money as well!


Lock Rekeying Process

The lock rekeying process is quite simple. Every lock has it own individual code, which is controlled by the height of the metal pins inside it.

This is the code that is cut in every key. Even a slight different in the position of one of the pins will make it impossible to open the lock using its original key.

One of our technicians will come to your house and change the pins setup. You will be given a brand new key that fits the new code of your lock.

Once this is done, your old keys will not work anymore. Besides this, some of the locksmiths and homeowners prefer to keep just 1 key for all your house locks.

This helps to keep just 1 key with you rather than risking keeping multiple keys and losing them easily.

Lock rekeying is a very fast process and can help change the keys quickly, without having to replace the entire lock system.

Besides that, it is the cheapest process to be followed in case of lost or stolen keys, because you won’t have to pay for a brand new lock.

Lock rekey process

This is how the lock rekey process works

When Should Lock Rekeying Be Done?

Lock rekeying should be done when no damage is caused to the lock, but there are security-oriented reasons that require an upgrade.

Long story short – if your lock is broken, rekeying it is not an option. On the other hand, if no burglary attempts were made and no harm has been caused to the lock(s) – this is the best preventive action to take.

The most common situations when this service is used is when people buy a house and can’t be sure that no former homeowner (or his siblings, friends or neighbors) has a key that fits the lock.

Business owners also like to use the lock rekeying service, when they relocated the business to a new place, fire unreliable employees or just want to have a single key that allows them to access various places in the business.

Last but not least – if a key gets lost, it’s enough to rekey the lock in order to be sure that nobody will be able to take advantage of the situation. The original key will become as useless in this case, as if it would be when a brand new lock is installed. The difference is that a lock change will cost more, and there is no need to pay more in this case.

If you found yourself in one of the aforementioned situations, or just want to consult with a qualified home security specialist about the action that you should take, call AZ Locksmith today at (020) 3199-7915!