Residential Rekey

Florida Lock and Key offers our rekeying service 24 hours a day, and available for locksmith service for police assist evictions. With rekeys, our locksmiths can use your existing locks and change the tumblers to a completely new key, making your old key not match the correct bitting to open the lock. As long as your existing locks are of the same make, they can be made to operate under one key. If they are of different brands, Florida Lock and Key can do a custom lock installation to assure that a single key will work your entire home. Call Florida Lock and Key today, (941)920-1622, for immediate response regardless of weekday, weekend, holiday or time of day or to schedule an appointment. You can count on Florida Lock and Key to be there in your time of need. Our Residential Rekey Locksmith Service is available with our 24 hour locksmith service.

On most services dealing with residential and commercial locks, it is extremely helpful to know the type of key that fits the locks. Use the following as a reference. Most Common Keyblanks If your key type isn’t shown above, there is usually a 2 to 4 segment code of numbers and letters. For example, the keyblanks above, from left to right, are KW1, SC1, and Y1. Depending on brand of key, these will vary, but any information is quite helpful to our locksmiths. A lot of the times, the brand of the lock is imprinted on the latch. If this is the case, open the door and look at the metal plate surrounding the latch for the brand name. Reporting this to the locksmith over the phone can help prepare us for your service and will help to assure that we have all parts we require to complete your rekey. Also, having all keys that operate the locks will reduce the cost of the service. Any locks without keys will incur a charge to pick the lock. In addition, if the lock is a Smart-Key or similar lock, you are required to have the working key, or the lock with have to be replaced. Use the following images as a reference to detect Smart-Key systems. Smart Key Locks As you can see, on all lock types that are Kwikset Smart Key systems, have a small rectangular opening near the keyway of the cylinder. Once again, Florida Lock and Key will require the working key to use these locks in our rekey service. Schlage also had their own model, but it has been taken off the market due to design flaws and it was too similar to the Kwikset design. If these types of locks are installed at your location, they will need to be replaced with non-Secure Key type locks. These are easily detectable by the plus sign above the keyway – seen in the following image. Secure Key Cylinder

Checklist for rekey service:

  1. Determine the amount of locks in your home. Pay close attention to locks that have keyways on both sides, because those count as two locks.
  2. Determine if you have any Schlage Secure Key locks, and count those as locks that need to be replaced.
  3. Determine if you have any Kwikset Smart Key locks, and if you do not have the key to operate them count those as locks to replace.
  4. Determine the brands of each lock within your home by either what type of key fits, or by reading the name on the lock or latch.
  5. If different brands of locks are installed throughout your home and you want one key to operate your entire home, determine which brand of lock has more installed. The lesser will usually be the ones replaced.
  6. Determine the amount of locks that do not have keys, and count those needing to be picked.
  7. Determine the number of key copies you require, and if they are to be “do not copy” type keys.
  8. If new locks are to be installed, determine the type, style, and color of the lock. -see Custom Lock Installation
  9. Determine if you want to upgrade your locks to make them resistant to picking and bump keys (see the FAQ).

Florida Lock and Key offers our rekeying service 24 hours a day, and available for locksmith service for police assist evictions. With rekeys, our locksmiths can use your existing locks and change the tumblers to a completely new key, making your old key not match the correct bitting to open the lock. As long as your existing locks are of the same make, they can be made to operate under one key. If they are of different brands, Florida Lock and Key can do a custom lock installation to assure that a single key will work your entire home. Call Florida Lock and Key today, (941)920-1622, for immediate response regardless of weekday, weekend, holiday or time of day or to schedule an appointment. You can count on Florida Lock and Key to be there in your time of need. Our Residential Rekey Locksmith Service is available with our 24 hour locksmith service.

On most services dealing with residential and commercial locks, it is extremely helpful to know the type of key that fits the locks. Use the following as a reference. Most Common Keyblanks If your key type isn’t shown above, there is usually a 2 to 4 segment code of numbers and letters. For example, the keyblanks above, from left to right, are KW1, SC1, and Y1. Depending on brand of key, these will vary, but any information is quite helpful to our locksmiths. A lot of the times, the brand of the lock is imprinted on the latch. If this is the case, open the door and look at the metal plate surrounding the latch for the brand name. Reporting this to the locksmith over the phone can help prepare us for your service and will help to assure that we have all parts we require to complete your rekey. Also, having all keys that operate the locks will reduce the cost of the service. Any locks without keys will incur a charge to pick the lock. In addition, if the lock is a Smart-Key or similar lock, you are required to have the working key, or the lock with have to be replaced. Use the following images as a reference to detect Smart-Key systems. Smart Key Locks As you can see, on all lock types that are Kwikset Smart Key systems, have a small rectangular opening near the keyway of the cylinder. Once again, Florida Lock and Key will require the working key to use these locks in our rekey service. Schlage also had their own model, but it has been taken off the market due to design flaws and it was too similar to the Kwikset design. If these types of locks are installed at your location, they will need to be replaced with non-Secure Key type locks. These are easily detectable by the plus sign above the keyway – seen in the following image. Secure Key Cylinder

Checklist for rekey service:

  1. Determine the amount of locks in your home. Pay close attention to locks that have keyways on both sides, because those count as two locks.
  2. Determine if you have any Schlage Secure Key locks, and count those as locks that need to be replaced.
  3. Determine if you have any Kwikset Smart Key locks, and if you do not have the key to operate them count those as locks to replace.
  4. Determine the brands of each lock within your home by either what type of key fits, or by reading the name on the lock or latch.
  5. If different brands of locks are installed throughout your home and you want one key to operate your entire home, determine which brand of lock has more installed. The lesser will usually be the ones replaced.
  6. Determine the amount of locks that do not have keys, and count those needing to be picked.
  7. Determine the number of key copies you require, and if they are to be “do not copy” type keys.
  8. If new locks are to be installed, determine the type, style, and color of the lock. -see Custom Lock Installation
  9. Determine if you want to upgrade your locks to make them resistant to picking and bump keys (see the FAQ).