8 Reasons You Might Need Commercial Lock Replacement
Updated: Jul 17
When you are the owner of a business, security is one of your top concerns. Crime occurs everywhere. The last thing you want is your business, assets, and employees targeted by people who are up to no good.
You need to make sure everything in your business is safe, no matter your industry or the size of your company.
Whether you are securing confidential or sensitive information, your inventory, or expensive equipment, any commercial building needs a robust set of locks.
Not only can a good set of locks secure your business, but they can also enhance accessibility and provide you with a sense of security. A good set of locks ensures that you, your business, and your employees will be safe from potential criminals.
Some situations call for changing the locks on your business, and they might be different than you think. Here are the eight most important reasons why a lock change is necessary.
Your Locks are Affecting Employee Productivity
Having a secure business is excellent when it works for your business. However, if your locks require an employee to stop working and unlock the door for customers or other employees, productivity is suffering.
To improve convenience and employee productivity, you might need to change your locks. Some locks will allow for remote opening, so your employees can open the door from their desks or even smartphones.
Another option would be to install locks that open via key card, allowing an employee to let themselves in or out of your business.
A professional locksmith can assess your locking situation and make a recommendation for your building that will keep your business safe and secure.
You Have Moved Spaces
With the hustle and bustle involved in moving, it is easy to forget to replace the locks on your new business space.
When you have moved to a new building or office, you are more than likely not the first person to have had a key or entry access, even if it is a new build. Contractors, realtors, the old owner or occupants, and their employees may still have a key.
We would all love to believe that no one has nefarious intentions. Yet, realistically, you never really can be too safe, especially when it comes to your livelihood. Replacing your locks after moving is essential to your safety, keeping your premises secure, and helping your employees feel safe and valued.
When creating your moving checklist, add a call to your locksmith to save yourself from forgetting this crucial time to change your locks. The professional locksmith can suggest new locks for your new building so that you feel safe and secure.
You Have Lost Your Keys
Losing the keys to your business is problematic. When you have employees who also hold keys to your business, you are particularly susceptible to lost keys.
Replacing the keys is not an option because, depending on where the keys were lost, they could get into the wrong hands.
Criminals could try the doors closest to where they were found, or the keys may not have been lost and were instead stolen.
Don't leave the safety and security of your business to chance. Call your locksmith to change the locks on your business so that you have peace of mind.
Employee Changeover (Willing or Unwilling)
One of the hardest and sometimes most uncomfortable parts about owning or running a business is layoffs or dismissing employees.
Even the most harmless-seeming (former) employees can turn to destructive or criminal behavior. Call your locksmith to replace your locks as soon as you have any turnover of employees. Suppose you are working with a standard lock and key system.
In that case, you may want to look into upgrading to a system that will allow employees to use a code or key card to gain access to your business.
Upgrading to a more modern system will cost you less in the long run as you will no longer have to change the locks every time someone stops working for you.
You Have Had a Break-In
Trespassers and burglars who successfully gain entry to your place of business not only steal or destroy your inventory, equipment, or more. They also damage your locks (usually by breaking them) and leave you feeling unsettled.
For your peace of mind, have your locks replaced immediately following a break-in at your business. Doing so will stop further criminal activity and losses and ensure your safety and the safety of your employees is restored.
Some locks are more challenging to use than others, especially as they get older and start to show signs of wear and tear. If you or your employees have mobility issues or sore upper bodies, it can be challenging to maneuver entering or exiting your business securely.
Enlisting a locksmith to replace your locks with those that are more accessible will alleviate any issues of being unable to lock or unlock your business.
You Have Renovated
Sometimes replacing locks is due to circumstances other than safety. One such reason is when you have changed the design of your business or you have renovated.
If your lock style is outdated on your new modern building or a gentrified older building, it is a great time to change your locks. You would like something to suit the new facade; hiring a locksmith to change your locks to something more suitable for your building or business style will be the icing on the cake!
Your Locks are Weathered or Old
Locks, like everything else, age with time. When you are entering and exiting your business and having employees do the same, your locks can get damaged from wear and tear. Your doors might even outlast your locks.
Another rule of thumb for lock replacement is when you can't remember when you last changed your locks, it is probably time for a replacement.
Replace your locks every few years or whenever you see visible damage to be on the safe side.
When it comes to your business and livelihood, you can never be too careful.
If you have experienced any of the above situations, you should consider having your locks replaced. Your safety, and that of your employees, plus the security of your inventory, equipment, and documents, relies on the strength of your locks.
Take Away: Your business will benefit from having your locks replaced because of increased safety and security, but you can also add accessibility and increased curb appeal to the benefits of changing your locks.
Intelligent business owners from Dallas and the surrounding areas don't leave their building's safety and security to chance. They call DML Locksmith to replace or repair their locks.
DML Locksmith is the locksmith of choice for helping you with your lock repair, replacement, or opening needs.
Contact us today.