Same Locks, New Key
When we re-key, the door hardware remains the same, we simply “change the key.” Rekeying means changing the pin combination within the lock so that old keys will no longer operate it.
Residential Lock Rekeying FAQs
As long as the lock is functioning properly, there shouldn’t be a problem rekeying it.
In order to rekey the locks so they work on one key, the locks have to be compatible.
To check the compatibility of your locks, try inserting the key that opens one of the doors into the keyholes of all the other locks. If the key can be inserted easily (even if it doesn’t turn within the lock), the locks are compatible. If the key does not fit, the hardware will need to be replaced in order to rekey the lock(s) to one key.
Why Rekey Your Locks?
There are many benefits to rekeying, as opposed to changing out hardware, such as: