Commercial Locksmith Service focuses on securing businesses on a large scale. This can range from installing new locks to implementing a master key system that allows access for only certain employees at specific times.
A locksmith can also repair or rekey lock cylinders and create duplicate keys for your business. They can even rekey a lock if it’s been lost or stolen.
Master Key Systems
Master key systems are a great option for business owners who need tighter control over their property. They allow a single key to open all of the locks on a premise. This allows for convenience when granting access to maintenance workers, building managers, or employees.
A master key system is a set of locks that are individually keyed but are accessible using an overriding master key. This is done by installing a special shear line between the key and driver pins in a lock. This shear line creates a keyway for two different keys, cut in the same way to be interoperable with each other.
Our skilled team can design a master key system that suits your needs. This involves determining the various entry points that require keyed locks and creating a security hierarchy based on access permission policies. Once the hardware keying design is approved, the cylinders are keyed and the keys cut.
When a lock needs to be secured, it’s often less expensive to simply rekey the lock rather than replacing it completely. Rekeying is a locksmith procedure whereby the inner pins and tumblers are removed from the cylinder and replaced with a different combination that matches a new key. Old keys will no longer fit, and those who had access before will not be able to re-enter.
Rekeying is useful when a tenant moves out and you’re not sure if they made copies or left any spares, when the locks are old and worn, in a situation of a break-in or burglary, if you are concerned about a disgruntled employee that has been fired, or for any number of other reasons. It’s a quick and convenient way to ensure that only you have access to your home.
Rekeying can also be used in commercial and retail spaces if employees are leaving, as it’s an affordable option to ensure that previous employees no longer have access to the building.
Businesses need a good lock system to keep their employees and clients safe. They often contain valuable items that thieves would love to get their hands on, so a robust line of defence is essential.
Commercial Locksmith Service specialises in installing and repairing locks for business spaces. They can also install other security systems like door access control and alarm systems. They are trained to work with different security standards and can give professional recommendations.
Choosing the right lock for your doors is an important decision that should be given time and thought. Ensure that the lock you choose complies with fire and handicap codes. It is also crucial to get a lock that suits your door’s backset.
Hiring a certified locksmith is the best way to go about it. Check if the locksmith is insured and licensed. They should also have a proven track record of success and can provide references from past customers. Moreover, they should be able to respond quickly in times of emergency.
Access Control Systems
A commercial locksmith can provide a full range of access control systems to increase security and manage visitors or staff. These systems include a server computer, card readers and keypads to monitor entry with details such as time, date and personnel logging. Biometric options such as fingerprint, retinal or iris scans are also available for higher security applications like government or pharmaceutical labs.
Computer-based systems are networked and work well for larger buildings where multiple doors need to be controlled from a central system. They can also integrate with other systems such as fire alarms or environmental controls.
The access control panel receives an encrypted tag number from the reader, decodes it and compares to the ID numbers of those authorized to enter at that time. It then activates the electric door lock. The administrator can change permissions anytime, even remotely. For example, if an employee is terminated, their access can be immediately blocked without the need to issue new tags or change all the locks.