Getting your locks changed or rekeyed

I was changing some locks in Cartersville and I was speaking to a customer and evidently, a lot of people don’t realize that you don’t have to replace all of the lock hardware on your home anymore. You can just simply have your locks rekeyed. At a fraction of the cost.

Is it less expensive to rekey locks or replace them?

Most locksmiths charge somewhere around $15 per keyhole to rekey locks. After a lock is rekeyed anyone that previously had a key will no longer have an operational key. “So they can’t get in” Most quality Lock hardware sells for around $30 to $70 per lock. So if your goal is to lock someone out re-keying will be cheaper. If you’re looking to beautify your home re-keying your locks will not renew your finish or style of hardware. So re-keying your locks would not be considered a home improvement.

How much does it cost to have your locks changed or re-keyed?

What most locksmith charge to rekey locks in the metro Atlanta area is normally a service call to come out which is normally somewhere between 75 and $100 and then they charge a per keyhole charge which runs somewhere between $15 and $25 per keyhole.

Rekeying locks for a customer that had requested to have their locks changed which would have been far more expensive
This is a picture of me re-keying a business in the Cartersville area they had requested to have their locks changed.