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My key does not insert or withdraw easily or it has difficulty turning.
First spray the lock with light penetrating oil (such as WD-40). This oil can be found at most hardware stores, but can even be found at some drug stores and supermarkets. Don't be afraid to spray too much, but have a paper towel handy to pick up the excess. Spray the oil into the keyhole and onto the bolt mechanism. Move the bolt in and out to allow the oil to penetrate into the lock. Do not take the lock apart if you are not confident you can put it back together.
The lock doesn't lock and unlock smoothly.
After you have tried the above solution, check to see it the lock operates smoothly with the door open. If it does, your The lock problem is not in the lock, but rather in the alignment of the door and frame. Look for obstructions at the threshold and in the door jammed. Also check the door and frame for twists and warps. The door should completely rest against the door stop and stay there. If the door rests at the stop at the top or bottom only then the door or frame is twisted. If the door springs open then the hinges are probably binding. If you have weatherstrip on the door, it could be obstructing the path of the door. Keep in mind, wooden doors and frames will warp and swell with temperature and humidity, and metal doors and frames will twist and rust with age.
What is the difference between rekey & master keying.
Re-keying means adjusting the tumblers in an existing lock so that only new keys can open it. Many people who continue to use the same key that they received when they bought their home have no idea of how many people such as tradesmen, neighbors and friends etcetera, who are no longer relevant, have had access to that key. Most technicians can re-key your locks and give you the security of knowing that only you and the people you trust will have access to your domain.Lost your keys? Relax; re-keying will adapt your existing locks to new keys. All-Time Locksmith installs, replaces and upgrades lock cylinders, locksets and deadbolt locks.
Did you know that you might need only one key for all the locks in your house or business? Locks of the same manufacturer can usually be keyed alike. This means replacing your bunch of keys with a single key.
Master keying enables two different and distinct keys to open one lock. Master keying regulates access to specific zones while having one master key that accesses all zones. Master keys can be supplied for all buildings such as hospitals, office buildings and residences in which there are a number of compatible locks. Now its possible to re-key your home, gate, garden shed etcetera so that one key opens them all.
Please note: Re-keying only restarts a cycle. There are number of reasons for home or business keys falling into the wrong hands.
Duplicating standard keys is a simple matter. They only have to be taken to a locksmith at any store. Nobody asks for identification or proven authorization before duplicating keys. Even copying the serial number on a key makes its duplication possible.
Re-keying your locks doses not solve all your problems. It only restarts the cycle that leads to expensive repetitive re-keying.
In order to maximize the scope and flexibility of a new system, you should evaluate your current and future organizational needs.
Is the "Do Not Duplicate" marking on a key enough for controlling key duplication?
No. While the "Do Not Duplicate" marking on a key is usually respected, many discount stores do not. To effectively prevent unauthorized key duplication, a restricted key lock should be used.