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Rekey Locks on Your House and Remove Master Pins
Rekeying a lock on your home is the process of a locksmith coming to your home, removing each lock that you wish to rekey, the locksmith takes the lock cylinders out to the service truck, the locksmith then takes the lock cylinders apart on his or her mobile work bench in the locksmith service van, the locksmith next will remove the existing lock pins or lock tumblers as some call them, the locksmith will cut a new key that has a bitting or key cuts that are different from your old key, next the locksmith will insert new lock pins or lock tumblers in the lock cylinder that are the appropriate size to match the new key to the lock cylinder. After this process, the keys that previously operated the lock cylinder will no longer work, and instead only the new keys will work. The locksmith then re-installs your locks on your doors, lubricates the locks and makes any needed strike plate adjustments, so that your newly rekeyed locks operate smoothly. Your locks have now been re-keyed and you have saved the added cost of buying new locks and hardware. Our locksmiths also make it a point when rekeying locks on a home, to remove any master pins or master tumblers that may have beenplaced inside the lock cylinders by the builder of the home. Many home builders will key all the locks in a neighbor hood they are building to what is called a construction master key system. When the home is sold and the new home owner first uses their keys inthe locks, small ball bearings will fall into pre-drilled chambers in the lock to disable the master key. The problem is that there are still additional master pins in the lock which will allow other keys to operate the locks in addition to the new home owner's keys. These are called ghost keys. These additional pins also make it easier to pick the locks.
Fort Worth Locksmiths always recommends that you rekey all of the locks when you move into or buy a new house or business.
Keep your family safe.
ALWAYS have a professional Locksmith come out to your new home and rekey your locks when moving into a new residence.
Having your locks rekeyed by a professional Locksmith gives you assurance and peace of mind that no previous occupant can enter your home. Some people think that they are safe because the real estate agent or previous occupant gave them a couple of sets of keys. These people do not consider that the previous family may have had a son or daughter who may have had a girfriend or boyfriend who was given a key, a baby sitter, a nanny, a handyman, caregiver. The list goes on and on. There are many good people in this world... there are also many not so good people... do you know which ones have a key to get in your house anytime they want to? Don't become a victim or statistic, change your locks!
Our professional Locksmiths will come to your home usually the same day that you call. Once onsite, the Locksmith can inspect all of your doors and windows, to make sure that each opening into your home can be properly secured. The Locksmith will advise you of any potential security problems that you might not otherwise be aware of. Our Locksmiths can usually make all of your locks work with one key, and replace worn out locks. The Locksmith can install a secure deadbolt lock on each of your doors making it difficult for a would be intruder to gain entry.
If you have people that regularly come into your home such as maids, cleaning people, caregivers, etc... our Locksmiths can also do special master keying on your locks where you have one key that will open all of your locks (a "Master Key"), and another key can be provided that will only operate one or more locks. This is beneficial to some home owners, because you can control which doors or locks that these outside people can enter through and when. This also can save you money, because in the event that you wish to stop allowing one or more of these people into your home that have keys, for whatever reason, normally you would have to rekey every lock in your home, to be sure that they can't get in anymore... However when your locks are master keyed you will only need to rekey the lock or locks that their key was designed to operate, your master key is not affected at all.
Call Tarrant County Lock & Safe for all your lock needs in your home, such as:
You get locked out of your house, condo, apartment, storage room, bedroom, or garage.
A key or lock stops working properly.
It becomes difficult to operate a key or lock.
A key to your home is lost, misplaced, or stolen.
You don't feel secure in your home because locks are worn out or misaligned.
You suspect that someone has entered your home without your permission. (Call the police first)
You suspect that someone is removing mail from your lockable mailbox.
You suspect or learn that someone has a key or code to one of your lock or locks that shouldn't.
EVERY TIME you move in to a new home. (Even if the landlord or prior occupant tells you that they gave you all of the keys in existence... you can never be sure unless you have all of your locks rekeyed or locks changed!)
Your key breaks off in a lock.
You have people coming into your home such as maids, cleaning people, gardener, baby sitters, maintenance workers, health care workers etc... and you want to control which door or locks, or times that they may enter your home.
You need a new lock installed.
You want all your locks to work with the same key.
A door doesn't close or stay closed.
A door doesn't open.
A Locksmith can usually get you back inside quickly, and usually without any damage to your locks.
A Locksmith can make you a new key from your existing lock, or rekey your locks to a different key, don't replace your locks... let us come out and rekey them to work with a new key. Once a Locksmith rekeys a lock, the old keys will no longer work, and the locksmith will give you new keys that will work. We cut you as many new keys as you need onsite. Rekeying is like buying a new lock, but you save buying new hardware.
A Locksmith can repair locks that aren't operating properly and help you avoid a lockout or other inconvenience.
A Locksmith can do a complete security survey of your home, and inform you of potential security issues that you may not otherwise be aware of.
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Company Info: Tarrant County Lock & Safe Mailing Address: 6245 Rufe Snow Drive Suite# 280-42 Fort Worth, TX 76148
Fort Worth Locksmith: 817-428-7333 Fax: 817-523-4421
Licensing info: Texas State License# B14826
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