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We provide locksmith solutions in Dallas and surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
From lock changes to lock rekeying and more, 469Locksmith can resolve all of your door lock and key needs. All of our technicians are licensed and experienced in automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith solutions. Because of our quality of workmanship, customer service, and quick response time, we have quickly become the area’s most trusted locksmith provider.
We have a vast knowledge of the industry and are well qualified to handle any type of lock or key issue you may have. Our lock change and rekeying services include:
- Traditional lock changes
- Electronic lock changes
- Automotive lock changes
- Master rekeying
- Rekeying of all lock types
In addition to lock changes and rekeying, we also provide a wide range of other locksmith services including lockout solutions, lock repairs, key duplication, and more!
What Is The Difference Between Rekeying and Lock Changing?
Depending on your situation you may choose to either have your locks rekeyed or changed completely. Lock changing is just as it sounds, removing the old lock hardware and installing new hardware. Rekeying, on the other hand, changes the existing lock to work with a new key.
Changing the locks on one or multiple doors is a great choice if the existing lock hardware is worn. Over time with repeated use, some locking mechanisms can become faulty and not work as they once did. Eventually, the lock can stop working and you will need to call a locksmith to open the door and change the lock.
If your lock is showing signs of wear or not working as well as it once did, it may be a good idea to have it replaced before it causes more serious problems for you.
Another scenario you may need to have your locks replaced instead of rekeyed is if you lost your keys. In order to rekey a lock, you must have the original key. If you do not have access to the original key you will need to have your locks replaced.
Our mobile technicians are able to come to your location and remove the old locks, provide new quality locks, and install them for you. We use the industry’s most trusted lock brands and all of our new locks come with a guarantee. We offer this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Dallas metropolitan area.
Unlike lock changing, rekeying allows you to keep the existing lock and change the mechanism inside so it works with a different key. This is usually the less expensive option as new hardware does not need to be installed.
How does rekeying work?
Locks contain a cylinder, and inside that cylinder is a set of pins that unlatch when the proper key is inserted, which releases the lock. Rekeying works by rearranging the sequence of the pins to work with a new key, rendering the old key useless.
You can also have your locks rekeyed so the same key works with multiple locks. A couple example scenarios where this would be beneficial include:
- Businesses that have multiple locked doors and employees with varying security clearance. With rekeying you can reduce the number of keys each employee must carry.
- Reducing the amount of house keys you must carry. You could use the same key for your front, back, and side doors for example.
Master rekeying allows you to have one master key that can open multiple locks and sub-master keys that can work with certain locks but not others in the same system.
Let’s say for example you have three doors. In this example, the master key will unlock all 3 doors.
Now each of those doors can have their own sub-master key. A sub-master key, also referred to as a change key, will only work with locks that are exactly the same. So if each of the locks are different on the three doors in this example, a sub-master key from one door will not work for the other two doors. Each would need their own sub-master key. But the master key would unlock all three doors.
In other words, a master key system allows two or more keys to open the same lock.
The main benefit of a master key system is the convenience it brings. There are many applications where this would be beneficial. Take a large apartment complex for example. The landlord could have a master key that could unlock every apartment and door in the complex. Each tenant would have their own sub-master key that can only access their apartment.
Many retail businesses and other businesses that keep multiple doors locked benefit from master key systems as well. Before master key systems, employees had to carry many keys at a time, hundreds of keys in some cases. This is no longer necessary due to the convenience of master key systems.
Your Solution for Automotive, Residential, and Commercial Lock Changes and Rekeying
At 469Locksmith, we take pride in providing the area’s most trusted locksmith solutions. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured in the state of Texas, and receive year-round training to stay ahead in the industry.
No matter the size of your project, we have the tools, parts, and expertise to get the job done in a timely manner. We have mobile technicians standing by ready to change your vehicle’s door lock, all the locks in an entire apartment complex, or any size project in-between.
Not sure if you need your locks changed or just rekeyed? Give us a call and we’ll give you our recommendations. We offer free estimates and consultations. Our expert technicians will assist you with whatever type of lock or key related situation you find yourself in.
Call us at ☎(469) 480 3395 for a free estimate and consultation!
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