Do you own a small business? If so, you may think that a locksmith can only help you with getting you into the building when you've lost your keys. They actually offer several services that can benefit you as a small business owner.
Security should be very important to you, and doors simply with locking door handles are not going to cut it. Doors within your business that need more security should have a deadbolt installed on them, especially exterior doors.
If you've never installed a deadbolt before, you may want to leave this job to the professionals. You have one chance at drilling the holes into the door and the door frame, and if you make a mistake, it could be costly with needing to replace the entire door.
Chances are that your employees have lost their keys at one point or another. When this has happened in the past, you may have ran out to your local home improvement store and bought door handles to replace the locks that are not less secure. This is not a very cost effective way to deal with this security measure in the end.
Rather than replace locks, a locksmith can simply rekey all of the locks so that they require a new key. This will keep all of the existing hardware on your doors, maintaining any existing aesthetic that you have.
In addition, a locksmith can also rekey several locks to the same key. This will cut down on how many keys you need to have on your keychain, potentially narrowing the locks down to only using a few keys.
Keyless Entry Services
You may even want to upgrade your locks to a more secure method that involves keyless entry. This gives you more control over the security of your building. For example, you will be able to grant or revoke access to key fobs on a per employee basis, rather than having to change all of the locks each time there is a change in personnel.
Keyless entry systems can also alert you to when they are used to enter the building. You can even get alerts for when the first person opens the building and when the last person locks up at the end of the day.
Make sure you have a locksmith in mind that can help you with all of these lock related services.