Honolulu EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
No one ever said that replacing a lock for your home, car, or business would be easy or cheap. Fortunately, there could be a better solution. In most cases, We can repair a lock and save you the time and expense of having to buy a new one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I attempt to rekey my own lock first?
You would likely end up spending even more money attempting your own repair than you would hiring a professional locksmith company from the start. Each of our locksmith technicians is certified, licensed, bonded, and insured. That means they can get the job done correctly and efficiently the first time with no need for rework. Although the job of rekeying a lock might look easy, keep in mind that the people doing it are professionals who have specific training as well as the experience of having rekeyed hundreds or thousands of other keys in the past.
One of the greatest benefits of rekeying your lock instead of replacing it is the money savings. You still get a new and improved lock without having to spend the money for replacement and new installation. Best of all, you feel more secure in your home, car, or office building as well. If you're considering rekeying one or more of your locks, please contact us as soon as possible. For your convenience, we have certified locksmith technicians available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
What is the average turnaround time for lock rekeying?
Although this job often takes only a few minutes, it's not always possible to state upfront how long it will take to rekey your particular lock. It depends on several factors, including the brand, age, and general condition of your lock. One thing that could add to your total wait time is if we would need to get the lock you want rekeyed out of a door. It will take longer to do this with some types of locks than it will with others.
After we dispatch a locksmith to your location or the surrounding communities, he or she will quickly assess your lock damage and give you a better idea of how long you should expect to wait for the rekeying job. Even if we must complete extra work, we always work efficiently so you can get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
How likely is it that I can rekey my own lock?
It might seem from the outside looking in that this would be an easy job to complete. After all, it only takes us a few minutes. However, that is only because our certified locksmith technicians have several years of training and experience. The reality is that you can increase the damage to your lock if you don't know about it's pin-tumbler system. You must also complete the steps of rekeying a lock in the exact order or you will certainly incur more damage.
You obviously want to avoid this type of situation. At the first sign of a broken or worn lock, call us to request immediate service. We will arrive promptly and save you from having to remove and disassemble your own lock. Another reason to avoid a do-it-yourself rekey job is that you could put yourself and your family at an increased security risk.
Should I plan to rekey my locks when I move into a new home?
This is a common question that our customers ask us. We always think it's a good idea just to be on the safe side. You don't know what kind of people the previous owners associated with and whether they have access to a set of keys. We say this out of concern for your safety and not in an attempt to sell an unnecessary service. Precaution is always much better than regret.
Rekeying the locks of a new home is an important safety feature for yourself and your family. Besides the possibility of people who knew the previous owners trying to return, you need to consider the fact that some construction personnel could still have a valid key to your home. There's even the possibility that the lock to your home was master keyed. Starting over with an entirely new lock is a great way to begin life in a new home.
In the event someone did master key your lock, there's a strong possibility that it contains more master pins. The more master pins that exist within a lock, the greater the likelihood that more people can gain access to your home. That is because it will open to a number of different locks. When one of our locksmiths rekeys your lock, he or she removes the remaining master pins. This ensures that only you and your family members have control of the new key.
We have served the rekeying needs of people in your area and the surrounding communities for many years. Below is a list of some of our most popular services to help you properly secure your home, business, or car:
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
If you don't see the service you need listed here, that doesn't mean that we don't offer it. Please don't hesitate to call us any time of the day or night when you need assistance with rekeying the locks of your home, business, or personal vehicle. Someone will be on their way to you almost immediately after we receive your request for service.
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Rekeying your car locks
Our company has the equipment available as well as the expertise to rekey the locks of any type of car. It doesn't matter what make or model it is or how old it is. This is something we're proud of because it means we're always striving to serve our customer even better.
Rekeying of house locks
Replacing a lock on one or more doors of your home can be costly. Why not save yourself money by contacting our company and requesting that we rekey your locks instead? We work with all types and brands of locks for your convenience.
Office rekeying services
It's important to rekey your office locks when ownership changes hands or a problem employee leaves the company. You have probably read or heard about several tragic situations when a fired or disgruntled employee comes back to take revenge on anyone in sight by becoming unruly and violent. Fortunately, that person can't cause such widespread damage if he or she can't get past the front door. It's also an excellent idea to rekey the locks if a partner leaves the business.
Lock rekeying benefits
Buying a new lock might not have been in your budget this month. We're happy to let you know that rekeying a lock is a great way to get around this expense. Feel free to contact us at any time to request a cost estimate to help you decide if you prefer to rekey or to replace the lock. What you choose to do doesn't benefit our company in any way, but it could make a big difference for you in terms of money savings, convenience, and security.
A new security system is an even larger financial investment than a new lock. Rekeying is the least expensive of all options when you're looking to boost security at home, at work, or in your car. We have the tools available to start any job immediately upon arrival. We know you're anxious to have your locked fixed and don't want to keep you waiting.
How we rekey a lock
This is the general guidelines we follow when it comes to a rekeying service call:
Place a wire instrument into the lock's knob hole to keep it pushed down and then pull on it to remove the knob from the door; Remove the cylinder's upper ring and set it aside; Take the plug out of the lock cylinder and hold it together with the plug follower until it's out completely and ensure that the cylinder doesn't dislodge the pins and springs; Look for the color code of each pin and insert them by code to put the lock back together.
After completing these steps, we look again to make sure that all colored pins match their assigned code. Lastly, we place a key in the lock and attempt to open it and close it several times to check for proper functioning. It's our desire that all homeowners in your area feel safe and secure in their own home. We encourage you to consider rekeying your locks if you desire a security upgrade or feel concerned that your lock could break at some point in the near future. Just give our company a call to request service at your convenience.