When You Can't Get Into Your Business: How A Professional Locksmith Will Help

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If you run a business and you lose your keys to the building, you may be surprised at how secure your building is. When you aren't able to get into the building to find a spare set of keys, or you don't have an employee who carries a spare, you may have to call an emergency locksmith to help you get into your commercial space. Once you have lost your keys, it's impossible to know if they've been stolen. You'll have to invest in changing out the locks to your building or rekeying any locks within. Talk with your locksmith about your options, as you may not have to replace everything.

When You Can't Get Into Your Business

A professional locksmith will first get you into the building to help you figure out if you simply left your keys on a counter or in your office. If this is the case, then you won't have to worry about changing any locks throughout the building. If your keys are secure, it is clear that your business is not at risk. If you don't have any spare keys made, now is the time to get a few copies made and kept in a safe place that is not within the business itself.

If Your Keys are Stolen

If you believe the keys to your business have been stolen, it is vital to change out all of your locks immediately. Consider all the various keys on your set, and change everything that you have keys for. To help save a little money, ask the locksmith if some of the locks can simply be rekeyed. It's possible that your entire lock won't have to be changed, but instead the locking mechanism within can be changed to work with a different key. 

Make an Extra Set of Your New Keys

Once you replace your existing keys with new ones, make one extra set and put them in a safe place. Number any master keys, and make sure you keep track of any staff that might need to hold a master key.

When you know that keys to your business have been stolen, it may also help to change any codes that you use for security purposes and change out any combination locks you may have with a new one. While this may be excessive, it is worth the small investment of your time and money to make sure that your business is secure.

For more information, talk to a professional like Security Locksmiths.

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