Having your lock rekeyed may sound like a major hassle. However, it is one of the easiest ways to enhance your home security. Let’s have a look at the top 4 reasons you might require our rekeying service.

Moving into a new place

It is a good idea to have your keys remade right away after you move into a new house or apartment. If you don’t get your locks rekeyed, you may accidentally give the previous occupants access to your home, which can pose a threat to your security. In other cases, your real estate agents or landlords may have spare keys to access your property as well. Some real estate agents will normally suggest you rekey or change the locks when you move in but many will not mention it.

Losing your keys

This is a situation that almost all of us experience at some time in our lives. Whether you lose your keys at a car park, at work, or somewhere else along the way – you will need to replace your keys immediately. The last thing you want is for a stranger to pick up your misplaced keys, follow you, and break into your home.


You may find yourself in a neighbourhood with a fairly high rate of burglary. Whether the burglary rate in your area is worryingly high or you have experienced an attempted burglary in your own home, it is time for you to have your lock rekeyed because prevention is always better than cure.

Someone has a copy of your keys

If you want to optimise your safety or privacy, you should have the locks rekeyed after housemates or ex-partners move out. These are not generally life-threatening situations but you might not be comfortable with the lack of privacy resulting from another person owning a set of keys to your residence.

DIY versus a locksmith service

These scenarios may sound like something out of a movie but they happen more often than you might think. It is best to know and avoid those situations before they become serious threats to you and your family’s safety. It is possible to rekey the locks yourself. However, this job is best done by a professional locksmith service because expert locksmiths can advise you on the best lock choice to ensure the highest level of home security.

 Melbourne City Locksmiths offers rekeying as well as a variety of other commercial and residential services. Contact the experts today on 1300 788 446 to make your security a priority.