Wondering when & why do you need a commercial locksmith? Quick answer, you need a commercial locksmith for security installation and consultation if you have a business or commercial establishment such as stores, offices, apartment complexes, and warehouse.
Locksmiths are professionals who install, repair and replace locks, and also make keys for these locks. Locks at different types of premises are quite different.
You will find that security locks and equipment at a commercial establishments are much advanced than that used at homes. There’s an obvious reason for this. At homes, our security requirements are limited. You need access for a small number of people.
In commercial establishments such as offices, shops, warehouses and other premises, the need for security is much different. There are more people working, a large number of people need access to the premises, and different groups of employees need certain level of access. Then there are other security needs such as CCTV cameras, surveillance systems, master keys, etc.
Commercial Locksmithing is Specialized Trade
Given the entirely different security needs and more specialized equipment, specialist locksmiths work with commercial establishments.
Commercial locksmiths provide some of the following services:
- Master lock installation & master keys
- Anti-Burglar Systems & Panic Bars
- CCTV & Surveillance Cameras
- Cabinet Locks with Individual & Master Keys
- Access Control Systems
- Automated Door Access Systems
- High-security locks
- ADA and code violations
- Continuous hinges
- File cabinet lock systems
- Electronic door releases
- Lock installation and rekeyed locks
- Restricted keys
- Electric strikes
- Exit alarm locks
Security Audits & Legal Compliance
In addition to installing locks and other security equipment, commercial locksmiths are also the experts one consults for compliance with laws in terms of security requirements.
Different locations in the US have their own laws and regulations. Commercial establishments, residential complexes, retail stores, and offices need to conform to the local laws and requirements for security of their premises.
Commercial locksmiths are specialists, and provide security consultations as well as audits to ensure that the business establishment follows all the rules.