While getting new locks, two concepts are usually considered, lock replacement or rekeying. Generally, many don’t have the idea when to use which. To install an altogether new lock is an expensive effort but far worth than simple rekeying. While buying new homes or automobiles with an inherent lock system, the keys are with the previous owners.
Rekeying changes the internal springs and pins to create a new set of the key system,which can’t be operated by the older ones. Locks have master pins installed, which allow multiple keys to managing them. This enables several thievesto make fraud keys and barge in. Instead, rekeying eliminates this threat. Compared to traditional locks, security, if sought at a higher level, replacement is best.
Benefits of lock replacements
Lock replacement enhances the design of the lock and lubricates it to a newer one. It facilitates complete security with no other keys operating it.Lock replacement can also be considered for design purposes; using Lever locks brings out an aesthetic look with the front doors compared to the knob ones. Knob locks are a hassle to use, and they might get stuck or are not so handy for young kids or aged.
If the house has digital locks installed priorly, there may be a chance that the previous owner possesses the key or simple combinations can decode it. Lever locks, Knob locks, or even Digital-pad locks are best replaced if they are being installed in new homes or automobiles. The lock replacement promotes long durability since extended usage wears the internal pins system, and the lock might get stuck and create an issue.
Rekeying is chosen if the property is not so old, but if we are buying a new home or car, why not get new features and a higher security level!