Seattle Locksmith Best Practices: When Re-Keying is Required

According to the Seattle Police Department, the total number of burglaries reported in 2013 rose 12% from the previous year and robberies rose 11% from 2012. With the increasing criminal activity citywide, security for your home and commercial buildings has never been as important as it is right now.

Hawk Locksmith is dedicated to protecting your building from break-ins, invasions, and unauthorized personnel access. Through our experience in the residential, automotive, and commercial Seattle locksmith industries, we can offer guidance as to when re-keying in required.

Lost/Stolen Key

The feeling of insecurity that comes with a lost or stolen key can be even worse than losing the key itself. For safety, it’s not always a good idea to simply replace lost or stolen keys. Though the chances of the key holder finding and getting access to that specific lock are pretty slim, you’ll sleep better knowing there’s zero chance of that happening with new locks or re-keying.

New Homes/Apartments

If you’ve just moved into a new place and want to ensure the old tenants don’t have access to your personal belongings, getting a re-key or lock replacement is the only way to make sure they don’t have access in the future. We can help you re-key your existing locks or upgrade them to a higher-quality lock system.

Worn or Broken Locks

That fiddly lock isn’t “just like that.” It’s wearing down and the pins aren’t catching like they should. A weak lock is a target to burglars and won’t protect against forced entry as effectively as it should. Rekeying the lock or replacing it with a better quality one is the safe way to go.

Previous Forced Entry

If you’ve recently had a break-in or attempted break-in, it might be a good time to beef up your security and add a more durable security lock. At Hawk Locksmith, we can offer electronic locks, keypad locks, biometric and keyless entry systems to fit all budgets and security needs.

To discuss the security in your home, car, or business, contact Hawk Locksmith for a consultation or to inquire about our replacement and rekeying products and services.