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November 15 2021

How Frequently Should A Business Rekey Their Locks?

As a business owner, one of your biggest responsibilities is keeping your business safe and secure. Businesses are appealing targets for criminals because commercial burglaries tend to be lucrative most of the time. With burglars always seeking out every vulnerability they can take advantage of, it’s important to go the extra mile to secure your business.

One of the ways to protect your business against burglary and unauthorized access is to rekey locks with some degree of consistency. Ideally, businesses should get their locks rekeyed anywhere from 9 months to 3 years. You can base this decision on your business’s turnover rate and the value of the possessions you want to protect. Rekeying your business locks is faster and less expensive than changing all the locks. If it’s time to rekey your business locks, call Locks Pros to help you.

What Does Rekeying Lock Mean?

Rekeying involves changing the inner tumblers of the lock cylinder so that the lock will be operated with a new key. In other words, rekeying is all about reconfiguring the pin and tumbler components that are housed within the lock cylinder in order to give your lock a new key combination. When you rekey your business locks, the old key set will not work on the new locks.

Here are the situations where you’ll need to rekey your business locks:

  • Lost Keys—If you lose your business keys or suspect that they might have been stolen from you, call a nearby locksmith to rekey your locks. Lost keys can end up in the hands of a person with bad intentions. You should never take chances with your business’s security when a key is lost or stolen. Call a locksmith as soon as possible to rekey your locks.
  • You’ve Moved into New Business Premises—When you move into new business premises, there’s no way to know if previous occupants have copies of your existing business locks. Rekeying your business locks gives you peace of mind, knowing that you are the only one who has keys to your business.
  • Intrusion or Break-In – If someone has broken into your business or attempted to break in, it’s important to rekey your business locks as soon as possible. After a break-in or attempted break-in, rekeying your business locks is a faster and affordable way to secure your business. But if the locks have been damaged, it's advisable to replace them entirely.
  • Layoffs Have Been Pronounced—If you've laid off many employees, it's a good idea to rekey your business locks because there's no way to predict how some of them would react to being terminated. Disgruntled employees with copies of keys to your business can reenter your business premises after being terminated, and cause damage or make away with your business possessions.

You can also consider rekeying your business locks where you have a reason to believe that there’s a risk to your business’s security.

Looking to Rekey Your Business Locks? Call Locks Pros

At Locks Pros, we can help you with rekeying your business locks, lock replacement, key replacement, and many other commercial locksmith services.