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Business Lockout Services
What should I do if I get locked out of my business?
Business lockouts happen often enough that they’re not uncommon. Luckily, there’s an option for contacting a commercial locksmith if needed. Even 24-hour stores have the option of calling a locksmith during non-business hours.
Don’t panic or struggle when faced by this situation. You don’t need to worry about calling a locksmith service because they’re easy to request, and having an established company means you can be sure they know what they’re doing.
Can I break into my locked business on my own?
Breaking in yourself is a bad idea. If you attempt to drill through or destroy the lock or door by yourself, you may inadvertently make it harder to open. Incorrect drilling can cause the pins to jam inside the mechanism, preventing it from being able to be opened at all. Damaging your door may result in an unopened yet damaged door.
Breaking a window is incredibly dangerous. Broken glass is difficult for people to see and extremely sharp, meaning that the risk of injury is high. It can also become airborne, which could cause inhalation-related injuries if inhaled. Instead of damaging your car and risking injury, call us at Locks Around the Clock. We’ll help you out by sending an experienced and licensed locksmith to help you out safely.
How do locksmiths handle business lockouts?
It depends on the type of locks that you have, but most likely, you’ll need to replace them. If you’re locked out of your car, locksmiths may use methods like picking and bumping if your car uses a pin tumbler lock system, which is the type of lock most commonly used in cars. Some businesses, however, use stronger security systems, and a locksmith may need to drill the locks to open them.
How long does it take for a locksmith to work?
Our locksmiths can come to your business within an hour if you are based in Indio. They’re mobile technicians, so they don’t need to set up any equipment before arriving. The actual act of picking or otherwise bypassing your locks can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of your lock. The locksmith can give you a good idea of how long the job will take once they see the lock.
Will I need to replace my locks after the locksmith is done?
A commercial locksmith might tell you before service whether changing your lock will require a new key. Businesses often use high-security locks which require drilling or otherwise damaging them in order to solve the problem of business lockout.
If you have lower-security locks at your place of business, you may be able to get them replaced by a locksmith. However, this is usually not the case. When destructive entry is necessary, rest assured that only the lock being replaced is going to be damaged. We can replace your locks if they’re broken or damaged.
Getting Locked Out of Your Business
Being locked out of the office happens to a lot of business owners. After all, these buildings have to be well guarded, so they need to be kept safe from intruders. But there’s no denying that it’s really frustrating if you end up getting barred by the same system meant to keep out intruders.
Locks Around the Clock can help you with your business lockout or store lockout without jeopardizing its security. They can also help improve your security by installing more reliable locks. They can replace your locks if your keys have been lost or stolen or if they’re otherwise with the wrong person.
Business lockouts can occur with several different types of workplaces. Maybe you were locked outside of your retail store after closing for the night. It could be that something happened during the locking process and you realized you forgot to lock the door. Maybe you’ve come to open up in morning and realize that you don’t have a key anymore.
Maybe you were locked out of your office overnight. It might be that the door was closed accidentally and locked behind you when you left. It could be anything from something completely unrelated to your business to something that has nothing to do with your business at all. Fortunately, there are things you can do to get back into your office without losing the day‘s time. We’re always happy to help. Call us anytime.
Troubleshooting Business Lockouts
If you’re locked out of your office during a business lockout, you might feel panicked and fearful that you won’t be able to access your company’s work materials. Don’t worry so much that you’re going to be clouded by your emotions. Take a deep breath and consider alternative methods of entry.
Do you have a key hidden somewhere? Do you know if another employee has a spare key? It’s easy to forget these things when you’re in the heat of the moment. You need to keep a clear mind and think if there are other keys for the door, and where they might be.
Next is to ask yourself if any of the other keys, if they exist, have gotten lost or stolen. This is important. A lost key might mean that it has been compromised, and thus your lock is no longer secure. It is vital to know the exact location and status of every single key to your business premises.
What about other points of entry? There may be another door that is currently unlocked. Or even a window. You can also check if someone else has the keys to the backdoor. You have to ensure the status of other entry points for your business.
If your office or business has another entry point, you need to make sure it is secure. Intruders may use it to access your office. You should always ensure that doors or windows that could serve as intrusion points are locked and secure when the office is closed.
If there are not other points of entry to your office except the one that is currently locked out, your best option is to call Locks Around the Clock. We can help you regain access to your office fast, and with as little damage as possible to the locks.
How to Prevent a Commercial Lockout
If you want to learn how to prevent a lockout, you need to know how they happen. There are several different scenarios that can occur. Regardless of why you’re locked out of your office right now, be prepared for the possibility of these additional scenarios as well.
Business lockouts and Office Lockouts typically occur under two general circumstances: when people lose or misplace their keys or when the doors become too damaged to open.
If you lose your keys, make sure they’re not stolen. Make sure that you know where they’re located. If you don’t know, someone might break into your business. Business burglaries are far more common than residential burglars, so if the keys to your business are lost, replacing your locks is vital.
If the lock has degraded, you need to replace it ASAP. It helps to accept that all locks wear out over time, there are no exceptions. But with Locks Around the Clock’s help, you can get locks that are more durable and will last for a long time compared to cheap locks.
If your key is just misplaced and not stolen, a spare key would help you. But in the interest of security, you should always assume that a lost key has been compromised. If you don’t know where a missing key is, get the locks replaced or rekeyed even if you have a spare key available.
Contact Locks Around the Clock, Inc. for Business Lockouts
A professional locksmith can assess what needs to be done to open a commercial lock, and then execute this plan with the minimum possible damage. There are several ways to enter a business, depending on the type of lock used. But if you want the fastest way to get back to your business with minimal damage to the door or lock, you need to leave it to the professionals.
A locksmith is the best expert to help you out of a business lockout. Locks are tricky and there are many nuances involved in bypassing their security system. This security is a great thing because it means that you’re protected from theft, but it also means you could get locked out of your place of business.
Fortunately, we will always be here for you. As mobile locksmith technicians, we’re always close by. We’ve been in business for a long time, so we have all the expertise and experience needed to solve any commercial lock installation problem.
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