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Rekeying or Replacing Your Locks: Which one should you choose?

When you move into a new house in Brisbane, one decision that you might have difficulty in making is whether you should rekey your locks or replace them. Both these have their own pros and cons, and choosing to do either depends on the users’ budget, preference and many other factors.


The possession of a property is often transferred from one person to another. The main reason for rekeying is to make sure that no one else has access to the house keys. Rekeying is also done when one loses his keys by mistake, for extra safety. Compared to replacing your locks, rekeying is cheaper.

There are plenty of DIY rekeying kits available in the market which claim that rekeying your locks yourself will save you the labour costs. But unless you are a professional, for the sake of the safety and security of your family, home and belongings, you should never attempt to rekey the locks yourself.

However, before deciding to finally rekey your locks, you have to make sure that your locks are in good condition. If you try and rekey locks that are too old, you will end up spending more money because of the added labour needed to  work on them. Contact Brizsouth Locksmiths for a solution.


Replacing your locks is the best idea for a completely secure home. Old locks, even after having been rekeyed pose a risk of getting broken quite easily by burglars. Replacing your locks also lets you chose a brand new and upgraded lock design for your new home. Although some might find it more expensive than rekeying, replacing your locks is worth every cent you spend on it. It is highly recommended to replace your locks if they are too old and outdated, you will have to replace them in the future anyways if not now.


Before you take the final decision whether to rekey your lock or replace it, you have to remember that under any circumstances you cannot compromise the safety of your house and your dear family members. Brizsouth Locksmiths offer both rekeying and lock replacement services. Contact us for more information.


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