New to InstaKey?

Rekeying is as simple as 1-2-3

The concept of user-rekeyable locks may seem foreign, but with InstaKey it’s easier than you might think.

Insert the Step Change Key
Step 1: Insert the Step Change Key
Turn the step change key half way (180°)
Step 2: Turn the step change key half way (180°)
Turn the key back and remove the it. A brass pin will fall out.
Step 3: Turn the key back and remove the it. A brass pin will fall out.

Quick Tip: Try the old key to make sure it does not work. Then, distribute new keys.

Getting Started:

You will only need to rekey locks when a keys are lost, stolen or otherwise unaccounted for.

Here are the resources you need to understand when and how to conduct the rekey process.

Getting Started
Getting Started. Operational Procedures.
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The InstaKey Rekey Process
The InstaKey Rekey Process. Step-by-step instructions.
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How to Rekey a Display Case/Cabinet
How to Rekey a Display Case/Cabinet. Step-by-step instructions.
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Rekeying Video Tutorials


Rekeying a Mortise Storefront Lock

Rekeying a Rim Cylinder Outside of the Housing

Rekeying a Leverset Lock

Rekeying a Leverset Lock Outside of the Housing

Rekeying a Padlock

Rekeying a Padlock Outside of the Housing

Rekeying a Deadbolt Lock

Interchangeable Core Installation

Changing out cores it easy too! It just takes the turn of a key.

Insert the Control Key
Step 1: Insert the Control Key
Turn the control key about 15°
Step 2: Turn the control key about 15°
The core can now be removed.
Step 3: The core can now be removed.
Repeat steps 1- 3 to install the new core.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1- 3 to install the new core.

You will only need to change out cores when all rekeying steps have been utilized. Don’t know how many steps are left? InstaKey makes it easy by managing lock steps for you.

Here are some resources that will help you know when and how to change cores.

How to Use a Control Key
How to Use a Control Key. The control key is the key used to remove and install cores. Here’s how it works.
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How to Install a Display Case Core
How to Install a Display Case Core. Mind that housing lug. Here’s how.
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Core Installation Video Tutorials


How to Use a Control Key

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