• rekey locks

  • Rekey Locks

    When you have lost the keys to your house you will need to rekey locks in your house.  This is also something you can do if the key to your home or business has fallen into the wrong hands you lose a key or an ex employee still has one.  What it consists of to rekey locks is the the 10 brass pins and 5 springs inside the lock are replaced and new pins and springs set to a new key that only you have the copy of is created.  The pins are different sizes this corresponds to the depth of the cut on the key.

    rekey locks

    rekey locks

    During this process there is also a way to make a master key for your locks where 2 different keys will work the same lock.  This is made possible by using 15 pins instead of just 10.  It also leaves 2 shear lines per key notch instead of just one.  That way 2 different keys can open the same lock.  These colorful pieces above are the pins they are .003 hundredths in size difference up and down.  Two of the most common key types are schlage and kwikset and apply to the shape of the keys.

    That means a kwikset key may fit in your lock but the lock might be a different brand than kwikset like Best or Defiant these are cheaper lock brands.  This is why there are so many different pins and they are .003 in size difference because every keys not going to fit the lock the same and you have to make it work without binding and being smooth like factory.  This is based on the experience of AZ's Best Locksmith.   We are based out of Tempe, AZ we operate in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Avondale, and Goodyear.  If you want the best locksmith in the valley go with AZ's Best!