Think it might be time to rekey your locks?

In this article, we’ll be discussing common signs your locks need rekeying and how our experienced team can assist with the process.

Signs Your Locks Need Rekeying

Rekeying your locks is a process where, instead of installing new locks, a locksmith will alter the mechanisms so your old keys don’t work. Here we’ll discuss some of the common signs your locks need rekeying.

Break In

One of the most common reasons you may consider rekeying your locks is if your home has been broken into. If the burglars have stolen your keys – or other items used for identification – rekeying might be an option.

Old or Damaged Locks

Locks don’t last a lifetime, and will eventually start to wear or become damaged. In this case, you should consider rekeying (or even replacing) your locks.

Moving House or Household Changes

If you’ve recently moved house – or someone in your household has moved out – rekeying your locks may be a good option.

You should look at this seriously if you’re unsure you have all copies of your house keys from your real estate agent or aren’t certain your housemate/family member has returned their keys.

Poor Quality

Unsure of the quality of your existing locks? If your answer is yes, it might be time to arrange for your locks to be rekeyed.


Of course, one of the most obvious reasons to organise for your locks to be rekeyed is if you feel unsafe. There’s no point living somewhere if you don’t feel secure and this is one way you can improve security.

Is Rekeying Locks Always an Alternative to Replacement?

No, there may be circumstances in which rekeying your locks instead of replacing them is not viable. This is especially the case if your locks are particularly old or very damaged.

As such, we recommend discussing which option is right for you by talking to a locksmith from our team.

How Horizons Lock & Key Can Help You

There’s no need to worry about lock and security maintenance when you have the team at Horizons Lock & Key on call.

When you’re in the market for a locksmith – be it for security, safe installation, lock maintenance or something else –  you simply can’t go past Horizons Lock & Key for professionalism and expertise. 

If it’s time you had your locks rekeyed, contact the experts at Horizon Lock & Key for professional assistance.