Owning and operating your own business comes with a long list of responsibilities, including protecting your assets and securing your premises. If you are concerned that the structure has been compromised, one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your belongings and your employees is to make sure that your first line of defense, the locks on your exterior doors, are secure and properly maintained. First Lock & Security Technologies outlines what rekeying a lock involves and outlines when rekeying your locks is a great idea.
What is Rekeying a Lock?
Rekeying is best described as changing internal components of your existing locks so that new keys operate them, and the old keys will no longer work. Rekeying locks is applicable to your exterior locks, office doors, filing cabinets and an assortment of other locks. Your First Lock & Security Technologies expert will replace the cylinder pins of your existing lock and reset them to fit a brand-new key.
When Should You Rekey Your Commercial Locks?
1. When your security has been compromised: If you have been the victim of a break-in, or if you or one of your employees have lost their keys and you are concerned your security may have been compromised, rekeying your locks is an economical solution that will not only keep your premises secure, but it will also give you the peace of mind of knowing that the items inside are protected.
2. When an employee resigns: Rekeying your locks is the best way to secure your building from a former employee who may bear a grudge against your company. It can also give you complete reassurance that any keys issued to vendors or tradespeople can no longer be used to access the building.
3. When moving into a new location: Expanding your business and moving into a new site is an exciting proposition. Rekeying all locks can protect you from former tenants and their employees from accessing the building. Even if you are moving into a brand-new build, you should consider the number of workers and merchants who may still have a copy of the original key. Your First Lock & Security Technologies technician can examine your locks and advise you on the best outcome for your specific needs.
4. To increase security: You can also increase the security of your existing locks by replacing the cylinders with high security key control options such as Medeco M3 and Schlage Primus. These options provide additional security against picking, bumping, and physical attacks with drills. Additionally, they provide keys which can only be duplicated by authorized individuals via signature verification. For additional information on high security locks contact us at www.1stLock.com.
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As the owner of a business, the security of your operations and that of your staff should be one of your top priorities. Knowing who has access to the building is the first step to ensuring the safety of your team. If you have lost your keys, are moving into a new building, or are unsure who exactly has access to the building, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies to arrange to have your locks professionally rekeyed. To learn more about rekeying your existing locks and scheduling an appointment, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.