At Owenhouse Ace we have an entire Key Center! As your local hardware store we are your one-stop-shop for everything you need to keep your home, car, business, and more secure! Our experts are ready to answer any questions you have about key cutting, lock rekeying, and changing locks.
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Rekey Locks | Home Key Cutting | Automotive Chip Key
Did you move into a new home and are uncertain who else has a key? Did you lose a house key and are worried someone will find it? Did you fire an angry employee who has a key to your business? Did your significant other or roommate move out on bad terms and you don’t feel comfortable because they have a key and could re-enter at any time? Do you have multiple keys for different locks and want them all to match a single key?
These are the scenarios where we recommend to our customers to simply rekey locks. Many people are not aware that lock rekeying is frequently a much better and less expensive option than changing their locks entirely. In order to rekey a lock, we will need to have a current matching key.
During the rekeying process, existing key pins are swapped out for new ones. Key pins are extremely low in price, so with rekeying you are predominately paying for labor, whereas with replacing locks you are paying for both labor and parts. A typical rekeying lock cost is $10 for Schlage, Kwikset, or Ace brand door knobs or deadbolts. That is hard to beat! If you have a newer Kwikset lock, it may have SmartKey technology which makes the Kwikset rekey process quick, easy, and a DIY project our employees will show you how to do for free! And do not fear, rekeying a lock does not impact its security. Home lock rekeying is the most common customer rekey request we get, but whether it is residential lock rekeying or commercial lock rekeying, we have employees who are highly trained to take on whatever rekeying need you have!
Keep in mind that if you want to match more than one lock to the same key, the locks must be the same brand or share the same types of keyholes. If the key for one lock does not fit at all in another lock, that means their keyholes are different and they cannot be matched. In that situation, you would need to get your locks replaced.
Home Key Cutting
Everyone needs a spare house key. Having a key replacement makes it less likely that you will lock yourself out of your house. There is nothing more inconvenient than getting locked outside which can make you late for work, school, important appointments, and generally, just ruin your day. A frustrating situation can turn dangerous if young children or pets get locked inside and you are stuck outside. You should strongly consider hiding a key copy outside of your house in a lockbox or a hide-a-key. At Owenhouse Ace, we carry all the key accessories you need to prevent home lockouts! Additionally, you may want to hand out a key copy to friends or family for easy access to your home or for safekeeping. Whatever your reason(s) for needing a key copy, you will need to visit our key cutting service department.
Key duplication is a quick and easy process. At Owenhouse Ace we have a wide assortment of key blanks so you can choose the type of metal, the size, and even bright colorful designs to help you remember what the key is for. You only need to bring in the key you wish to make a copy of, then our staff will help you determine which designs are available for your new key and have a new copy made in only a few minutes.
Please be advised that if your key says “Do Not Duplicate,” we will not duplicate the key.
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