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Moved Into a New Home? Rekey the Locks For Top Security

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Locksmith Services, Residential

When you move into a new home, we always recommend you rekey the existing locks immediately. When our locksmiths rekey a lock they change the pins inside the lock cylinder so it works with a brand new key. Rekeying your locks is a great option because it’s generally more affordable than replacing the entirety of the lock hardware.

As one of the most trusted and qualified Phoenix locksmiths since 1966, Anderson Lock and Safe offers several rekeying options tailored to balance your home’s security, accessibility, convenience, and budget.

Rekeying = Affordable and Convenient Security Upgrade

rekeying a lock cylinder

When our locksmiths rekey a lock, we remove the lock cylinder, remove the existing pins, insert a brand new key, and replace the pins that match the cut patterns of the new key. As a result, any old keys will be rendered useless!

When you buy a home the seller will hand over all copies of their keys at closing, but you never know if extra copies were made or if a lock was compromised before you took ownership. Rekeying rather than replacing all the external door locks will ensure that only current residents (and other trusted friends and family) can access your home, and it’s more affordable than replacing all the hardware!

Rekeying is not only more affordable, it’s also more convenient because you don’t have to worry about picking out new hardware. When you’ve just moved into a new home you have a million things to do to unpack and set up your new living spaces, and picking out new door knobs and deadbolts is usually not high on the list of priorities!

Complete Home vs. External Lock Rekey

If you want to have a completely fresh start and want to make sure ALL your home’s locks are secure, we can rekey all your exterior and interior door locks. Do you want all exterior deadbolts and doorknob locks to work with the same key? Or do you prefer the front and back doors to have separate keys? Do you work from home and want your home office door rekeyed separately from any other lock in the house? No matter your preference we can rekey as many locks and cut as many copies of the new keys as you need.

If you have a tight budget one of the best options is to have just your front and back doorknob locks and deadbolts rekeyed. This is the most common choice for most homeowners and the most important one for overall security and peace of mind.

Serving Local Homeowners With a Range of Locksmith Services

With over 50 years as trusted Phoenix locksmiths, Anderson Lock and Safe is uniquely qualified to perform professional and affordable home rekeying services. As a full-service locksmith company, we also offer a wide range of other services you may need in the future, such as smart lock installation, 24/7 emergency lockout service, car key replacement, commercial, and access control services.

If you have any questions about our lock rekeying or other service please contact us today. We look forward to serving you!