Locksmiths can also offer customers rekeying services to existing locks. They can change the tumblers of an existing lock and make it work with a unique key code. It will stop previous cut keys being used for entrance at that home or business.
Normally prices should start from $99 which should include the service call out and all work to recode the barrel of existing lock. Additional combination changes start at $25 while on an existing job at your premises. These prices would be most likely be for during normal hours. Two keys would normally be supplied with every new lock code change for systems not restricted. It may be a good idea to get a master locksmith to perform the installation of a key system which is restricted to the public. You will never have to pay to get locks re-coded when new tenants move in and out to your residential or business premises.
Restricted means that only a person who holds an authorized signatory is allowed to get keys copied.
The locksmith in charge of the restricted system must keep records on how many keys are in circulation at any time. Tenants who now want keys copied to pass on to their friends will need to return all keys from that restricted system on termination of the lease agreement.