Do you know where every copy of your house key is right now? It’s so easy to go down to the hardware store and make a copy that your house keys can easily end up in undesirable hands. In addition to your trusted friends and family, these people could also have your house key:
- Ex-boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, or roommates
- Their friends
- Current and former cleaners, gardeners, and babysitters
- Neighbors who moved away
- The previous tenants or owners and their friends
- Anyone the above people gave keys to
- Anyone who found a key you or any of the above people lost
- Anyone who found your hidden key under the door mat or rock
Whew! That’s a lot of people. Not knowing who has your house key is bad for your peace of mind as well as for your home’s security. If it’s been a while since you had your locks changed or rekeyed, now might be a good time to have it done – especially if you’ve noticed anything suspicious or no longer trust the people you gave keys to. After all, crime rates aren’t going down in Clearwater or anywhere else.
The good news is that getting locks rekeyed is a quick and affordable service that experienced locksmiths can perform in ten minutes or less. In a lock rekey, we change the pins inside your existing lock so your old key will no longer be able to open it. As long as your lock is in good working order, it can be rekeyed as many times as you need. Rekeying a lock costs a lot less than buying and installing a new lock. Locksmiths can also rekey multiple doors (e.g. front and back doors) so that they take the same key in most cases.
Changing locks is another option. With a lock change, locksmiths remove your old lock and install a brand new one. It’s a good idea if you want to change brands or upgrade to a higher security lock, or if your current lock is too worn to be rekeyed.
Do you have any questions about rekeying or changing locks? Leave us a comment, and we’ll be happy to answer them! Pop-A-Lock Clearwater provides affordable, knowledgeable residential locksmith services in Clearwater, FL.