Keeping your business secure is a big responsibility, and one that must be taken very seriously. Rekeying business locks is an important part of this.
If you run a business of any size, you know that you will tend to accumulate many locks for your doors, security systems, filing cabinets, and plenty more. All or most of those locks are opened or accessed with a key, and those keys can sometimes be regularly used by several people associated with your business.
Changing or rekeying business locks whenever somebody has access to your keys is obviously not possible, not to mention very inefficient, particularly if your business is larger. So how do you decide when your workplace ought to rekey its locks?
My Advice For Rekeying Business Locks: Frequency
If there’s no urgent threat for your business, it’s nevertheless a very good idea to start rekeying business locks with a bit of consistency. I always recommend erring on the side of caution, because I’ve seen many times that simple, innocent mistakes can easily grow to be serious safety threats.
In general, a business owner should budget for rekeying their locks somewhere in the neighbourhood of between every six months to two years. You can base your choice on a few factors, like the turnover rate of employees who have keys (and whether they leave on good terms of course). Also how difficult the keys are to duplicate (for example, are they special, higher security type keys), and ultimately the cost to potentially replace stolen equipment, etc. Basically, the more these factors present protection threats the more regularly you should be rekeying your locks.
Times When The Need For Rekeying Business Locks Is Immediate
There are, of course conditions where rekeying business locks is unexpected and also vital. Some examples may include:
- Someone that you do not want to have access to your business may already possess a key
- A person has just left the business and could be seen as a risk to security
- If there has just been a break-in to your business
- Whenever you have any sense that there’s a potential threat to you, your business or employees, rekeying your locks must be your number one priority
Think About Business Security Everyday
In addition to rekeying business locks to ensure more secure doors and locks, it is also a good idea to be mindful of other security precautions, such as adequate outside lighting, possibly set to motion detection, and also variable indoor lighting which is set to random timers. In addition to more secure hardware and equipment, better habits can go a long way to prevent criminals targeting your business.
Is it time to start rekeying business locks at your company? Contact Randy Sayles at Integrity Locksmithing for a consultation, pricing and installation services.
Integrity Locksmithing Havelock, Ontario
Integrity Locksmithing is a full-service, fully certified locksmith company. We offer a wide range of locksmith services to both residential and commercial customers. The owner, Randy Sayles, offers uniform cost-effective and professional lockout assistance. He also offers lock installation, and security solutions. In many cases, lock re-keying is the more affordable solution to having the locks changed in your home or business. Call Randy at 705-653-8834 or visit www.integritylocksmithing.ca to discuss your options today.