I just moved into a new home! Re-Keying VS. Replacing Locks

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I just moved into a new home! Re-Keying VS. Replacing Locks

The fear of most people when moving to a new home is about what to do with the subject of locks and keys. Many new tenants are afraid to keep the lock and other tenants are afraid to keep the keys left by the former owners of the house. For this reason this time we talk about what to do when moving to a new home.

Many locksmiths recommend for safety to replace both the lock and the keys of the new home for safety reasons, since it is unknown exactly if the lock has been forced or violated on previous occasions, as in the same way it is unknown how long the lock installed, for this reason it is advisable to change the complete lock including the set of keys. In the same way many locksmiths recommend changing the lock also because it is unknown who had a key other than the previous tenants, for this reason it is necessary to change the lock to avoid unnecessary surprises.

But mainly most locksmiths recommend changing the lock to prevent theft, since at the time of moving is unknown if the lock of the house was previously forced in a robbery or attempted robbery. It is also recommended to change the internal locks in these cases, however if desired you can change some internal locks.

Likewise, the locksmiths recommend that if you lose a key soon after moving you must change the lock to avoid attempts of robbery or that a neighbor get the key and pass the new tenants a bad scare. But the most important question is whether the lock should be changed mainly or the keys of said lock.

The great majority of the locksmiths recommend the change of the lock for the reasons mentioned above, but if the client so wishes he can only change the keys of the lock, however this is not recommended by the locksmiths, who recommend mainly changing the lock. If the customer decides to change only the keys, the locksmiths are able to change the combination of the lock and create a new set of keys for said lock.

However, many locksmiths do not recommend this because it is unknown how long the lock has been installed, and it is also unknown if the lock was forced in previous times, in these cases if it was forced or has been installed for a long time, despite being placed A new combination may fail and the lock may be forced again. For this reason if you must choose between changing the lock vs changing the keys it is advisable to change the lock.

In the same way, if you have little money because of the move, you can choose to make a combination change of the lock and then a change of keys, since this alternative is cheaper to change the lock, but the ideal is that in the long term the lock is changed. Also many locksmiths comment that not all locks can be made this procedure, since very new models of locks or electronic locks, do not allow the change of combinations as simply as other models of locks, in these cases it is necessary to change the lock and do not change the keys.

Also, the new tenant in your new home can ask the locksmiths for recommendations as to which lock model best suits your needs, if you want to change the lock model. It is also necessary to consult the locksmith on what alternative is the most suitable lock according to the area where the house is and in terms of the structure and operation of the lock already installed with the purchase of the house, it is necessary to know about this last point if the lock is in good condition if the tenant wishes to change the keys only and not change the lock.

Mainly to make the decision about what should be done if about changing the lock or about changing the keys, it is necessary to know the economic availability of the tenant at the time of the move. In the same way it is necessary that an experienced locksmith check the status of the lock to know if it has been installed for a long time or if the lock was violated, also the locksmith can evaluate the status of the keys, to know if these need change or if the lock needs change. All this can be advised with an experienced locksmith who will tell you if it is advisable to change the lock or change the key.

However, the final decision is the client. Continuing with the above, the locksmith will also indicate what is the best decision you can make, as well as advise on which lock is the most appropriate if you decide to change the lock. The truth is that for a locksmith it does not take long to change the lock, as in the same way it does not take long to change the combination of the lock of the house and create a new set of keys for that new combination.

The best option is for the new tenant to consult with an expert locksmith and also be a trusted locksmith so that in this way he can help the new tenants to make the best decision on the dilemma of changing the lock vs changing the key, but with previously commented can give an idea on which option is the most appropriate according to different cases as it may be that the lock has been previously forced or that the lock has already been installed for a long time and may present faults. In that case the locksmith will give his verdict on the lock and recommend changing it, it can also be the case that the lock is in perfect condition, in this case the locksmith will recommend changing the combination of the lock and create a new game of keys for that lock, however if, despite the fact that the lock is in optimal conditions, the client decides that he wants to change the lock, it can be d

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