A: Yes you Sould, the good news are that most locks do not need to be changed you can
Re Key them and save on costs Or Re Lock (full lock-replacement) for best security.
ask your self How many neighbors, old baby sitters, cleaning people are walking around
with the key to this house? It’s your stuff! When was the last time the locks were changed?
If you don’t know the answer then you and your company are potentially at risk.
Some property management in an effort to save money simply swap the locks
from one unit to another rather then set new keys. A previous tenant with some time
to kill could simply try his key in each door in the complex until he finds one that works.
FAQs - Locksmithing Q & A / Q: I just bought a house, should I Re Key Or Re Lock?
- Linda Koons, Oakland CA.
- Samuel C. Belmont CA
# Re-keying starting at $18 *
# Changing Locks starting at $25 *
# Lockout Service: starting at $29 *
# Fresh Installation: starting at $45 *
# Car Key Making starting at $90 **
# Ignition Change starting at $120 **
# Transponder Key: starting at $65 **
# Automotive Key: starting at $75 ***
A. * This cost is a minimum estimate for the respective job. The final cost will vary. It will depend on the security level of the lock-system plus labor charges.
B. ** This cost is a minimum estimate for the respective job. Every key/ignition is uniquely built and cut therefore, the final cost will vary. It will depend on the complexity of the job and programming cost if associated.
C. *** a non refundable + initial deposit
Please Note: The amount payable will be $15 service call fee (for visiting the customer ) + Labor Cost + Hardware or Locks Cost (if purchased). Please take into consideration that our dispatch can only give an approximate estimate of the cost for the job, based on explanation of the situation given by you on phone. The level of security or situation may differ in reality, therefore the costs may vary.