Best Practices for Commercial Rekeying
So, you need to rekey the locks at your business. Maybe you’ve had issues with thieves.. Or, maybe just want some extra peace of mind. Either way, commercial rekeying sounds like the best option at this time. But you have questions. Should you use existing or new hardware? Is brand important? What about a master key? We cover several commercial rekeying best practices in this post.
When it comes to hardware for commercial rekeying, you generally have two options: rekeying existing hardware or replacing hardware. The former can be more cost-effective, but is a best practice only for locks that are working correctly. If you’re just worried about someone having a key to your property (or you want a master key that opens all locks on your property), rekeying existing hardware might be your best option.
Replacing existing locks might be a better option for business owners looking to improve security. While a little more expensive than replacing existing hardware, commercially rekeying your business with new locks is a great way to upgrade your hardware or have the hardware for all of your doors match.
Branding isn’t important for everything. After all, the store brand of certain food items is often indistinguishable from top brands of the same items. When it comes to the security of your business, however, brand is important. You don’t want to trust the safety of your business (and your customers) to an inferior brand. At A-1 Locksmith Security & Safes, for example, we work with only the top commercial rekeying brands, such as American Lock, Yale, ABUS, Schlage, Yale, Stanley, Winchester, Fusion, SARGENT, Mul-T-Lock, Paxton, Liberty, Master Lock and more.
Master Key Systems
Another area to consider when it comes to commercial re keying is whether you’ll want a master key system or not. This is only an option if all of your existing locks are the same or if you choose to replace hardware during your commercial rekeying. With a master key system, you can access every lock in your business with the same key. You can also create lock-specific keys, of course, but as the business owner, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re the only one with unlimited access. Even the word “key” here can be used loosely as there are no traditional keys in many modern applications.
There are always other ways to improve the security of your commercial business. Why not consider them while you’re getting your business rekeyed? You may be able to save when you bundle services and you’ll save time that would be wasted scheduling multiple appointments. Here are some other commercial locksmithing services you can add on:
- Access Controls and Digital Locks
- Video and Voice Intercom Systems
- Security Systems and Cameras
- Deposits and Cash Safes
If you’re interested in commercial rekeying services, you can trust the team at A-1 Locksmith. Give us a call at (972) 284-7500 today for an appointment or estimate.