Commercial Locksmith Services: Knowing Whether To Rekey Or Replace Your Locks

2 March 2021
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Keeping your business secure is one of the most important things for any business owner. While you may use many different pieces of equipment to accomplish this goal, your door locks will always be your first and arguably your most vital line of defense. Consequently, if the security that your door locks provide becomes questionable you will need to work quickly with a commercial locksmith to remedy the situation.

Exploring Your Options

There are two basic options that a commercial locksmith can offer to quickly secure your business. These options are to have your locks rekeyed or to have your locks replaced. If you are not sure which of these options is right for you, taking a moment to further explore the benefits that each option provides can help to ensure you ultimately choose the best option for your needs.

Rekeying Your Locks

If you are not familiar with the process of rekeying your locks, this option works by reconfiguring the inside of your door locks, ultimately changing the key that is required to open it. Perhaps more importantly, this process will ensure that none of the previous keys will be effective at unlocking the door.

The option of rekeying your locks is often the most beneficial. When compared to the option of lock replacement, rekeying is faster and more cost-effective. This is because locks can typically be rekeyed onsite in just a matter of minutes, without the need to replace any of the locks hardware. This makes rekeying the ideal option in situations where you must act quickly to secure your building. For instance, if you have recently had an employee leave your company and you want to ensure they are no longer able to access the building, then this would be a good option. This is also a good option if you have lost a set of keys to your building and want to make sure your building is not accessible if they fall into the wrong hands.

Replacing Your Locks

While rekeying is typically the best option you will have available to you, it may be necessary to change the hardware on your door from time to time. Changing out this hardware allows you to eliminate pieces that have become worn over time and to take advantage of new security measures that have been introduced since the last time you changed your locks. 

If you find that you do need to change your locks, be sure to work closely with your commercial locksmith to choose locks that will offer you the best security options the market currently has to offer.