Are you the owner of a small business? Have you been preparing to move out of a home office location and into an actual commercial location? Moving to a new location is a great way to have your company get taken more seriously by more clients and customers. But while the process is exciting, it can be easy to inadvertently forget or to inadvertently neglect to do something important. One vital thing that you should add to your list is finding a reliable commercial locksmith for your business to use. Although some people might be tempted to try to use a residential locksmith, there are some important reasons why you specifically need a commercial one. These include:
Installing security systems: Although you may need to hire an electrician to install certain portions of an electronic security system, a commercial locksmith will not only be necessary to integrate the system with your doors, they can help you to decide exactly which system is going to be right for you. The "best" security system is something that will change depending on various things, including the size of your company and the building where your company is located. A good locksmith will help you to choose the right system that will fit into your company's budget.
Installing locks: Almost anyone can install a standard residential lock or doorknob so long as they know how to wield a screwdriver. The same cannot be said about many types of commercial locks. In order to thwart potential break-ins and to make the lock mechanism more sturdy, commercial locks often require specialized equipment to install and maintain. A residential locksmith isn't going to have access to these tools or even the knowledge of how to use them but this is something that a professional commercial locksmith will be able to do with relative ease.
Rekeying locks: Keys can get lost or sometimes you may need to fire someone who turned out to be untrustworthy and you now need to rekey the lock to make sure that he or she isn't able to return and steal information or equipment. Whatever the reason for this need, a commercial locksmith is going to be the one to call, especially if you have commercial locks installed. While a residential locksmith may be able to rekey a standard deadbolt or doorknob, they are unlikely to have the correct tools and training to be able to rekey anything beyond this.
Contact a service, like DuPage Security Solutions, Inc., for more help.