Straight Talk About Rekeying and Master Keying
Our locksmiths recommend that you ask yourself these four important
security questions before rekeying your locks:
1) Do you know who has keys to your locks?
2) How many people will you be giving keys to?
3) Do you care if those you give keys to can get duplicate keys made?
4) Do you need to know who opens a lock and when?
Your answers to these questions will enable our security specialists
to recommend the best procedures and locks for you. Very often,
rekeying is the best time to upgrade to higher security, more key
control or the flexibility of electronic cylinders.
You'll be glad to know...
- Grah Safe and Lock can rekey all lock brands
- Your existing hardware can almost always be reused
- When we rekey locks, they can generally be keyed alike so that all
of the locks work with a single key. Or, they can be keyed into groups
with different keys. This is called keyed-alike in groups
Having your locks rekeyed is something you should plan to do in a wide
variety of situations. When you buy a new home, move to a new office, or
have a new tenant occupy a rental property, rekeying improves the safety
of all concerned.
Since 1914, Grah Safe and Lock has been helping San Diego neighbors
to keep their properties safest with the best security products available.
Our lock rekey and master keying services provide the prompt results you
need and our licensed contractors are ready to speak with you!
Your Lock Rekeying FAQs
Q. DIY? Or require us to come out?
A. Locks can be taken off the door and brought to our San Diego shop to be
rekeyed. Some are simple and just require a screwdriver to remove and
replace. If it is OK to have the lock off the door for a few hours, and you
are fairly mechanically inclined, this may be on option. Most
commercial locks require specialized knowledge and we suggest that our
trained technicians come to the site to remove, rekey and replace the
Q. How long does rekeying locks take?
A. The determining factor is how long it takes to remove the lock and lock
cylinder from the door. Once removed, the rekeying takes only minutes.
Q. Can key systems be added onto later?
A. Yes, if the key system was designed to be expanded and there remains
room in the system, additional changes can be added at a later date.
Q. Can we replace just the lock cylinder?
A. There are three basic types of cylinders: rim cylinders, mortise
cylinders, and cylindrical lock or tubular deadbolt cylinders.
Many locks allow for just the lock cylinder to be replaced. In high use
doors the cylinder may become worn. By replacing the cylinder, the lock
remains useful. When hardware allows cylinder replacement, it is possible
to increase the security or flexibility of the lock with a high security
cylinder or an electronic cylinder. With this simple addition the lock
becomes much more secure and can satisfy your access control or audit
Call Our San Diego Lock Rekeying Specialists Today!