What is a "Re-Key"

We get calls all the time from customers and they state “We need new locks." the first thing we ask is,” Do you need new locks?" or "Do you need your locks 'Re-keyed'?" So what is the difference?

Every lock has a key that works that and only that lock. This is possible due to the cuts in the key and how they correspond to the combination of pins inside the lock. So when a locksmith "Re-keys" a lock they are essentially changing the combination of that lock to work with a completely new key. Re-keying a lock makes it so the key that was originally working the lock no longer functions. It is an extremely easy and affordable way to increase the security of your home or business.