Rekeying High Security Locks
If you have ever wanted your High Security Lock rekeyed, and called your local locksmiths – you may have heard “I’m sorry we can’t rekey your locks, you will need to have them replaced”. This is every consumers unexpected nightmare! There are High Security Locks that can be rekeyed and there are some that cannot, so before you go off and buy a new High Security Lock – it may be useful for you to know if you want to purchase one that can be rekeyed or not.
We are not going to discuss all of the High Security Locks known to man, but just a few of them that are more widely known. These locks are manufactured by Medeco, Mul-T-Lock, and Schlage. If you already have a High Security Lock that you would like to have rekeyed, we suggest that you call or Email the manufacturer asking if your lock can be rekeyed – if it is, can it be done by any locksmith, etc.
Medeco High Security Locks
Medeco High Security Locks can be rekeyed. Although, not just any locksmith can rekey them! Which ever locksmith installed them for you will have the control key which is required to rekey them. Whenever you would need to have your locks rekeyed, you would have to go to the locksmith that installed the locks for you. You do not want to just call up any random locksmith company to install your locks – you will need to choose one that will still be around for when you need your locks rekeyed. If the company isn’t around to rekey your lock, you will need to replace it with a brand new lock.
Mul-T-Lock High Security Locks
Mul-T-Lock High Security Locks cannot be rekeyed. These locks will need to be replaced if you need a new key combination for it. If you were to be locked out of your home, a locksmith would drill and install you a new lock. This could become a very pricey expense, so make sure you think about this before you purchase a high security lock that cannot be rekeyed. Some people are discovering a key lock box is a great way to store a spare key in, which can attach to any exterior wall.
Schlage High Security Locks
Schlage High Security Locks can be rekeyed. These locks do not require anything special to be rekeyed. Good news for many, but does this reduce or increase your key control (maintaining security)? Key control is very important for businesses, and this should be considered when purchasing a high security lock. Which lock provides the most key control alone? And so on.
So there you have it. These are just a few high security locks that can/can’t be rekeyed. Hopefully this tidbit of information will only help you when deciding to buy a high security lock. There are many things to take into consideration when you are thinking about your security now and in the future. Anticipating future mishaps will be highly important when choosing your best fitted high security lock. Good Luck!