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Should You Rekey Your Locks?

When it comes to securing a home or business, rekeying the locks is something that most people never consider. So long as the locks work and they have a key, most consumers assume their property is safe against unauthorized entry.

Surprisingly, this isn’t always the case.

There may be several keys to your home or business floating around out there.

Scary, right?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your locks are safe from unauthorized key holders just because you haven’t given anyone access to your keys. There are many ways your keys could have fallen into the wrong hands, through no fault of your own.

Previous owners of a property are the most likely sources of unauthorized keys being passed around. They may have given copies to their friends, their room mates, contract workers or family members. In turn, those people may have given copies to their friends, their room mates – so on and so forth.

Business owners are not immune to this problem. Previous property owners could still have keys to your premises, as well as former employees, service people you have hired in the past or any number of people that were associated with the property or someone at the property before you took over.

On the other hand, just because someone happens to have an extra key to your property doesn’t mean they’re going to use it for nefarious reasons or that they will use it at all. However, the point is that they could and you have no guarantee that they won’t so it’s best to err on the side of caution.

To ensure that only the people who should have a key to your property are the people that you give keys to your property is by changing the locks or having the locks rekeyed, which is the cheaper alternative.

Rekeying locks in Preston is usually done by a professional locksmith, but can be done on your own, if you know how. It’s a fairly easy process that involves changing the inner-workings of the lock mechanism to fit a new key, rendering the old key useless.

Rekeying locks in Preston and surrounding areas is just one of the services we provide at Toplock. If you think your keys may have fallen into the wrong hands, call our team of security professionals today  at  1300 679 979. We would be happy to discuss your options with you and help you decide whether rekeying or replacing your locks is right for you.