What: Change of tumblers lock allowing only a different key to operate it.
Why: elevates any security concerns as a result of stolen keys or worse... Rekey is similar to replacing your lock, hence using an old key will fail
When: Every so often it is recommended that you rekey for security purposes. Having the same keys for a long period of time increases the chances of duplicating them and therefore you must always rekey your lock. Rekey is a common service and is done on the spot. A matter of few minutes and you can sleep better at night.
Code combination lock
What: Lock which is operated by a sequence of numbers or symbols.
Why: There are two varieties of this lock, one commonly seen on school lockers and another mostly used in offices which requires dialing numbers in order to operate the lock. The use of a code combination lock is recommended especially for safes or office doors
What: A key which is designed to open several locks. It is not the key that is unique but the locks that are fit especially for the master key.
Why: Save time and hassle and increase convenience by the use of single key for all your locks. Master key is recommended for the use in your home and office.
What: Also known as a chip key. It is an electronic device used to wirelessly receive and transmit electrical signals. One example is car keys; when it comes to your car keys, while the key is turned in the ignition, the car's computer transmits a radio signal and the response is by sending a coded signal back to the computer. If the code is not correct then the car won't start, therefore you must have the right key to start the car.
Why: Transponder key was invented in attempt to reduce auto theft and indeed it does, explaining its popularity.
When: A professional locksmith with the required set of tools can help you in the case of lost or stolen transponder keys
What: Unlocking any lock without the right key.
Why: This method is used by professional locksmiths when you are locked out. The idea is unlocking the lock in a manner that will not cause any damage to the lock.
When: If you are locked out a professional locksmith can complete the job anytime in a manner of short period of time.
High security locks
What: A term referring to more powerful and advanced locks. Today, there are many types of locks that serve different purposes.
Why: Installing high security lock will definitely keep you and your belongings more secure and safe. Ask your locksmith which high security lock is recommended for you.