Locks come in many different shapes, sizes and types. From pin and tumbler locks, to mechanical combination locks, to electronic locks which use a digital input to allow entry.
Rekey Vs Replace
Did you know that for most locks, the key can be changed without replacing the entire lock. It's true. With most locks, a locksmith can clear out the old key pattern, and set the lock to a new key pattern. Often locksmiths refer to this a "rekeying" a lock. Depending on the type of lock this is, it can be done in a few different manners. Often this approach is more cost effective than replacing all of the existing hardware.