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Should I Rekey or Replace My Lock?

Rekeying Or Replacing

Find out whether rekeying or replacing your lock is the best option for you.

When you are having issues with your lock itself, you have two options: rekeying it or replacing it. There are many situations that may lead you to consider rekeying or replacing your lock, such as moving into a new apartment, losing the keys to your home, or experiencing a break-in. Here is a little bit of information about rekeying and replacing your locks and the best time to use each method.


Rekeying a lock is the process of taking a lock apart and reassembling it so that its tumblers work with a different key. A major benefit of this is that the lock does not have to be completely removed for this process to be completed. This makes rekeying the more convenient and inexpensive process of the two. Rekeying could be helpful if you’re in a situation where you don’t want someone who previously had a key to your home being able to enter anymore. If your home has had a previous owner, if you have let someone you no longer are on good terms with have a copy of your key, or if you have lost your house key then rekeying may be the best option for you.


Replacing your lock is more expensive than rekeying your lock, but there are situations where doing so is your best option. It is a great way to boost your home’s security. As its name suggests, this process involves removing a lock from your door and inserting a new one in its place. If you notice that a lock in your home is of poor quality, it is a good idea to replace it.

In this situation, rekeying the lock would do nothing to solve the problem of it being an inferior lock. Replacing it would not only add an aesthetic improvement but result in increased safety as well. Another situation that would make replacing your lock a good idea is a break-in. If someone has broken into your home, they may have damaged your lock, leaving you susceptible to future break-ins.


Elite Lock Solutions is your trusted partner in secure access to your home, business, and vehicle. From full lock installation to high-level security needs to emergency turn-key service, you can rely on our technicians to deliver premium products and services. High quality, skilled work, and prompt customer service are what you can expect when you engage us. Local to the Baltimore area, we have served Maryland for decades, including Montgomery County, Bethesda, Potomac, and Silver Spring, and are rapidly expanding to accommodate the Mid-Atlantic region. Stay up-to-date on the latest company news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can learn more about our business by visiting our website, calling us at (833) ELITE95, or by emailing us at



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