Owning and operating your own business comes with a number of responsibilities that need to be fulfilled in order to ensure your company’s success. Meeting with your suppliers, overseeing your business operations, training your staff, and making sure your business is reputable and in good standing with your customers are all great examples. Keeping your assets secure and protected from intruders should also be one of your primary goals especially if you keep sensitive customer information. Your computer equipment is also a valuable investment that should be protected and you may even keep cash on the premises that you will want to keep safe and secure. Knowing who has access to your building, when, and how often and under what circumstances you should rekey your locks are all important considerations when it comes to protecting your property. First Lock & Security Technologies outlines when you should rekey your business.
Lost Company Keys
If you or one of your employees misplaces or loses a key, that very same key quickly becomes a liability and security risk. Consider having a policy in place to address lost keys including chain of command and how to report the loss. If the key cannot be found, you should arrange for the locks to be rekeyed as soon as possible. Never let your guard down and assume that no one will find the key and attempt to gain access to steal or even damage items.
Moved into a Newly Constructed Building
If you have recently moved into a new building for your growing business, you should rekey the locks as soon as possible. Don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security knowing that the building is new and you have been the only occupant. Instead, you need to take into consideration that there could potentially be ten or more copies in the hands of contractors, realtors, cleaning crews etc. and you never know where these keys are being kept and who may potentially have access to them and in turn gain access to your property
Purchased a Pre-Owned Building
Owning your own building to support your business is a great accomplishment and an investment. One of the first things that you should do is arrange to have the locks rekeyed. When you stop and think about it, you really have no idea how many copies of the existing key are out there or when the locks were last rekeyed or changed. Any of these copies could be used by someone to gain access to your building and you may never know it until item turn up missing or you experience a security breach.
Aftermath of Firing an Employee
Let’s face it, most employers don’t enjoy having to fire an employee especially one they have invested time and energy in training. Regardless of how you handle the situation, letting someone go is sometimes a necessity and it’s not uncommon for the former employee to be upset and bitter. You should rekey your locks immediately to avoid a potentially disgruntled employee from gaining access to your business to destroy or steal property or equipment.
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If any of these scenarios sound familiar, contact the knowledgeable experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today to learn more about rekeying your locks and other security services to protect your Greater Silicon Valley, CA commercial business.