Key Cutting vs. Key Replacement: What’s the Difference?

Locks should be a number one priority for residential homes, commercial premises and industrial facilities, as locks are the most cost-effective barrier of security.

There are a variety of reasons why you would want to upgrade your locks, for example:

  • You’ve just moved into a new rental property.
  • Your keys have gone missing, or you have been robbed.
  • You’ve just bought a new home.
  • You want to ensure unexpected people don’t have access.
  • You want to improve home security.

If you find yourself in any of the following situations, you may benefit from the guarantees of new locks for your protection and the safety of your property.

Especially if you have just received the keys for a new building, it is best practice to replace all locks, because you cannot guarantee who else has a key or other type of access to the property. No matter if you require Locksmiths Chatswood or Locksmiths Brookvale, the Abbotts team will come to your property quickly.

What is Lock Replacement?

Lock replacement refers to a locksmith process that removes all current door and window locking hardware with new hardware—resulting in all-new keys and locks. However, this process can be expensive and unnecessary, depending on your situation.

Lock replacements are necessary when building owners want to upgrade their locking systems, and their budget allows for this more expensive process. Otherwise, lock rekeying is a much more affordable process. Clients often desire lock upgrades to electronic locks as they can be more modern, easier to use and more secure.

What is Lock Rekeying?

On the other hand, lock rekeying is a process where a locksmith alters the already established lock mechanism to a different system. As a result, older keys will no longer be compatible with the lock, and you will be given a new key for your lock.

This lock method is a more popular choice for clients because, in many circumstances rekeying is the more affordable and easier method than replacement.

While a homeowner can do lock rekeying themselves, often rekeying requires expensive special tools. Therefore, most of the time, it is more cost-effective to hire an experienced rekeying locksmith, as they will be able to determine the best option for your home and identify the best key brands for your building. No matter if you require Chatswood Locksmiths or Brookvale Locksmiths, trust Abbotts.

Restricted Keys at Abbotts

At A.Abbott Locksmiths’ we are proud suppliers of the Australian Lock Company who have continued to re-engineer & innovate the BiLock product range, the perfect key for residential home locks. The new generation key has 12 unique pins, designed with six pins on either side, and provide the end-user with up to 17,000,000 possible lock combinations.

BiLock product range is protected by a 20-year patent life that protects against imitation and replication. Models are available for every type of door lock, from padlocks, rim locks, switch locks, mortise cylinder locks, cabinet locks – that’s almost all locks!

In addition, Abbott Locksmiths’ have an extended inventory of restricted key systems from EVVA, DC1 and Lockwood Assa Abloy. If you want to find the perfect key for your Inner West property, speak to our team today and get the complete product information.

Car Key Cutting

A.Abbott’s will cut keys on both “ordinary” cars and those with new transponder technology. Many modern car keys, unlike traditional keys, are challenging to recut and involve highly skilled Automobile Locksmiths since the technology is close to that of a machine. In this case, we can substitute keyless remotes/fobs and standard car keys at a reasonable price and with ease.

If you only have one car key, we highly advise you to have a few spare keys cut by an Automotive Locksmith in Sydney to protect yourself against the risk of losing your car keys in the future.

Car Key Replacement

Even though your automobile key contains data exclusive to your vehicle, we can replace it, even with the most complicated models, ranging from modern Japanese to European cars. For automotive “lock-outs,” A.Abbott Auto Locksmiths offers Automotive or Car Key Replacement Mobile Services, so you’ll never be stranded while on the road.

Don’t panic if you’ve forgotten your car key! A.Abbott Locksmiths can reverse engineer and diagnostically programme a key from your lock or ignition. No matter if you require Chatswood Locksmiths or Brookvale Locksmiths, trust our Sydney locksmiths to provide remote car key repair services for any make and type of vehicle.

Locksmiths You Can Trust Sydney

Getting rekeying cutting or key replacements are one of the most effective security measures homeowners and commercial building owners can do to protect their belongings and the occupants.

Abbott Locksmiths offers 24 hours emergency locksmith services in Sydney, meaning when you call for locksmith services, we notify our nearest technician so that you get a quick response time, as well as the quality service you expect.

No matter if you are in the Ryde area or anywhere in Sydney, our technicians can quickly diagnose problems and work to provide prompt solutions. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to offer a resolution.

At Abbott Locksmiths, we have been providing Locksmith Services, such as home safe instalments and residential key cutting, to residents and businesses in Sydney for decades. Our Locksmiths Brookvale all the way to our Locksmiths Chatswood, we provide a Mobile Locksmith Service, to ensure we can help you at your time of need, and you only need to read our rave client reviews to give you peace of mind. For more information on why you should choose Abbott Locksmiths for any of your Locksmith requirements, please contact our friendly team on 1300 655 787.