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Keeping your security system up-to-date is a sure way to boost your safety. Listed below are common questions asked about locks and keys. Read the answers on what to do when the keys are stolen and whether you need to replace both keys and locks often.
How many house key duplicates should I have?
It's good to have at least three keys for your family needs. Keep one in the office and one-two in different parts of the house but never in the car. Have one extra in your bag. Make sure all key replacements fit well in the lock.
Do I need to change my locks and keys regularly?
These things are built to last. However, you should change the locks and keys if you feel that you have lost one or both. In fact this is the best response to a potential security breach.
Q: My keys are stolen. Is there a need for me to totally replace the locks in my home?
A: Not really. There is a process called ‘rekeying’, which can be done to solve the problem without having to replace the locks completely. The process involves replacing the tumblers in the lock to different sizes. Then, a new key will be provided which coincides with the new tumblers. As expected, the old key will no longer work.
Q: Is it possible to cut a key from a certain number?
In certain cases, keys/replacement keys may be requested through locksmith services from the specific code number of a lock. According to the experts at Locksmith South Pasadena, there is a need to present a proof of ownership before the process of cutting a key using a code is done. This procedure is set by professionals in the field.