Methods of Rekeying
Rekeying is a complicated method of remaking keys which is done by expert locksmiths.
Rekeying is a method of making new keys and replacing the old ones so that the locks may be more safer and they lock may also not get compromised.
In some cases the pins of the lock may be worn out and they need replacement with ones and there are cases where the pins may get shorter and cannot reach the shear-line and so when the key is used it cannot open the locks.
Most keys are cut in special manner and cannot be used to open other locks that are not similar and thus there is need to know what kind of key is to be made for a particular lock and many manufacturers give specific manuals for each particular lock and key.
Expert use a bit to remove the old pin so as to replace them with new pins and the key that was previously used cannot be used again and a new key with new shape that fits in the new pins are specially made to do so.
Rekeying makes it possible for new keys to be made for older locks but the old key cannot open the locks any more.
Locksmiths know how to make new keys that opens the old locks and the previous keys cannot open the locks.
Rekeying must be done by disabling the system and removing all pins and the springs and the pins which are in the chamber must be pushed in place so as to know if the key turns the lock.
Rekeying demands that old worn out springs and old pins to be removed and replaced with new ones.
Some minor adjustments and reassembling key must be turned to see if it turns the key properly and then the pins can be sealed permanently.
Locksmiths are very well versed in this complicated art and they are able to rekey any type of key including keys that are meant to open bank safes, car keys, home keys, pad lock keys and any other key that one might think of.
Any type of lock’s tumbler can be taken apart and later scrambled and the bits which vary with different configurations are matched and then interchanged so that new keys may be made from scratch and locksmiths know how to make the rekeying by using combination locks.