It is always a good idea to rekey your home or business on occasion, especially in the event that you just acquired it or, in the case of a business, if an employee did not turn over their copy of their keys after resigning.
There are many ways to go about rekeying a lock, including replacing a lock yourself or using a smart lock. However, there are benefits to having a locksmith do the job instead of doing it alone.
The first benefit is the expertise of the locksmith. Since this is a job that they do all day, every day, it is their job to be knowledgeable about all kinds of locks and other security systems. Because of this increased knowledge, they can more easily assess the situation and provide advice on what kind of security system would work best in each individual case. They also know how to install a variety of different types of security systems for homes or businesses.
Another advantage to using an experienced locksmith is a decrease in potential damage to the door or other areas around the lock during replacement or rekeying. This is especially true with bonded or insured locksmiths, because there is a guarantee that the job will get done correctly the first time or they will come back and fix it for you.
A professional will be more time-efficient than doing it yourself because they have so much experience with the work that they have developed a form of muscle memory and often hardly have to think about it.
Another advantage to getting a professional locksmith instead of buying a new lock system yourself is that a professional locksmith will create the keys right in front of you while doing the install. This will give you peace of mind that lets you know there are no other copies of that particular key available. Some locksmiths can even add an extra layer of security by making the design of the lock pick-resistant, which will keep out unwanted intruders.
There are a variety of reasons you may not want to pay a locksmith to do the work: it could be the cost, the time it would take to make an appointment and wait for the locksmith to come out, or you may just not trust the locksmith companies in your area. However, there are also many reasons to trust a locksmith with the locks in your home or business instead of going through the time and hassle of doing it yourself. If you are careful to pick out a reliable locksmith, you will know that you have hired someone you can trust who will not overcharge you and will do their best to be efficient and quick about their job so that you can get on with your day.
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