RekeyWhat: The change of tumblers lock allowing only a different key to operate it, similar to replacing your lock.
Why: increases your security level if you experienced lost or stolen keys.
When: ncreases the chances of duplicating them and therefore you must always rekey your lock. Rekey is a common service and is done on the spot.
Code combination lockWhat: Lock which is operated by a sequence of numbers or symbols,
instead of a key.
Why: There are two varieties of this lock, one commonly seen on school lockers and another mostly used in office doors which requires dialing numbers to operate the lock. The use of a code combination lock is recommended especially for safes or office doors
Master keyWhat: A key which is designed to open several locks.
Why: Saves time and is more convenient using one key for all your locks. Master key is recommended for the use in your home and office.
Transponder keyWhat: Also known as a chip key. It is an electronic device used to wirelessly receive and transmit electrical signals. When it comes to your car keys, while the key is turned in the ignition, the car's computer transmits a radio signal and the response is by sending a coded signal back to the car's computer. If the code is not correct then the car won't start, therefore you must have the right key to start the car.
Why: Transponder key was invented in order to reduce auto theft and it does.
When: A professional locksmith with the required set of tools can help you in the case of lost or stolen transponder keys.
Lock pickingWhat: Unlocking any lock without the right key.
Why: This method is used by professional locksmiths when you are locked out. The idea is unlocking the lock in a manner that will not cause any damage to the lock.
When: If you are locked out a professional locksmith can complete the job in a short period of time.
High security locksWhat: A term referring to more powerful and advanced locks. Today, there are many types of locks that serve different purposes.
Why: Installing high security lock will keep you and your belongings more secure. Ask your locksmith which high security lock is recommended for you