Commercial Lock Services
We offer all types of commercial lock services including lock changes, rekeying, repair, and more! If you are experiencing a commercial lock or key issue we can fix it!
Commercial Door Lock And Key Change, Repairs And New Installations
Unlike some other locksmith companies in Houston quickly wanting to install new doors and locks without considering all available options for their customers, when we come out and see you find out if Commercial Lock and Key Change and or Re-Key Services are more suitable instead of full replacement of entire locking system in your commercial property.
That is why Alamo Key & Lock locksmiths have been able to serve Houston business owners for more than 35 years. Founded in 1982, Alamo Key & Lock offers 24 hours, 7 days a week residential commercial automotive and emergency locksmithing services. We understand that you as the business owner may have these types of concerns:
- The previous employee still has a key to your building but didn’t return it?
- Worried that the previous construction crew still has keys to your new commercial property?
- Are your storefront and other business door handles stiff and difficult to turn?
- Have you been thinking about changing out all your stiff door keys for new keyless keypads?
Speak directly with a professional Houston locksmith about your commercial door lock needs. Call 713-688-3887
Should I replace The Commercial Lock Or Rekey?
Once you’ve decided to rekey your locks before you start you should decide if you want to change the locks entirely. Why would you change out commercial door locks? There are many reasons one being the age and condition of doors and locks. Particularly in the older type of commercial buildings in Houston.
It is a simple task, really, replacing commercial door lock keys is a easy, and our professional locksmith in Houston TX can do in a matter of minutes at most competitive rates in Houston TX. Alamo Key & Lock Houston locksmiths can come to you anywhere in Houston usually within 30 minutes during normal business hours, and, even faster through our emergency 24 hour locksmith service in Houston
Keep Your Business Locks Secure
In the event that you buy a new business property or let go of an employee, business owners need to consider rekeying the locks or changing the locks out of their doors.
Door locks all have the same keys, at least in a good master key system. If any past employees who were let go are disgruntle they may use the key they have to steal or vandalize your business. Surely, this doesn’t always happen, but nonetheless, it happens.
Although this is a terrible thing to happen, robberies are not unheard of. In fact, Alamo Key & Lock has had to replace and change door locks for many Houston businesses that have been robbed. Usually, they fired a dishonest employee, and acted within their right as business owners but did not change the locks. Very shortly afterward, they were burglarized. The security doors were not picked. Instead, they were simply opened by someone who had the key. We would rather not visit you after such an event occurs, but rather before.
A quick and easy way to protect your Houston business and property from vandalism by disgruntled ex-employees who possess the keys is by changing your door locks to your commercial premise in TX.
Another reason to change the door locks of a commercial building in Houston TX is soon after buying a new business (before you begin trading). Since many people had access to the building before you bought it, they’ll still have access to the building after you’ve purchased it as well.
It is not worth the thought of wondering how many other people are out there with keys to your new business property in Houston Texas? All you need to do is simply call us to find out our competitive rates for re-keying the locks. Keep in mind that rekeying a lock isn’t the same thing as changing out the door lock, and therefore is much cheaper. It is natural to worry about who might have keys to the building you bought such as construction workers, brokers, contractors, and anyone they gave keys to, too. Alamo Key & Lock highly recommends that you hire a commercial locksmith to rekey the locks. Call us anytime 713-688-3887 to find the right solution
Benefits Of Replacing Your Commercial Locks
Some of the benefits of changing out your door locks are to gain extra security by upgrading to more secure locks such as heavy duty locks, deadbolts, or high-security locks to name a few. Another reason is if the door locks on your business property are stiff, loose, or tight, they are likely in need of a repair by a professional Houston locksmith. Instead of spending money on repairing old locks, it may actually be cheaper to replace your locks or get new ones.
And to be clear, Alamo Key & Lock is here to advise a better solution that is perfectly suited for the requirements of your Houston business. You’ll provide you with absolutely no obligation and free advice (friendly) over the phone when you call us 713-688-3887. You can also send us images of the doors and locks of your commercial property in Houston and we’ll provide you with professional advice more appropriately.
How Can I Replace A Commercial Key
First, licensed locksmiths will not be able to replace any lost keys on high-security locks that have manufacturer-specified do-not-duplicate requirements. In the case that you lose a do-not-duplicate high-security lock key, you must have proof of ownership of the lock in order for the locksmith to duplicate the key. Although sometimes a hassle for business owners, this policy ultimately protects you as the business owner and the locksmith. Unsure of your options? Simply contact our locksmiths in Houston Texas
Rekeying A Commercial Door Lock May Be The Only Option
Second, business owners should strongly consider rekeying a commercial door lock in the event a key or keys are lost or stolen. Unlike a house or car keys, it can be obvious to a thief which business the stolen key belongs to. For example, imagine this scenario: a thief steals a car key at a mall. He or she will be hard-pressed to identify the car it belongs to in a massive parking garage. On the other hand, a thief steals a business key from an employee at the place of business. In this case, it’s now obvious which business the stolen keys belong to. Therefore, instead of simply replacing lost keys or duplicating stolen commercial keys, strongly consider rekeying the entire lock-in such scenario.
The benefit of rekeying a lock is that previous keys that were stolen no longer fit the lock. Simply make copies of the new key and give it to your employees, thus, you can then forget about the old keys being of use to would-be thieves. Contact Alamo Key & Lock Houston Locksmith
HOW TO REKEY A LOCK?
An easy way to imagine rekeying a lock is to think of a commercial door lock that has two main parts. For this scenario, let’s use a typical commercial pin tumbler lock.
- The door lock hardware mounts the lock to the door and the door to the door frame. On the door, this equipment includes mounting plates, screws, and lock housing. And on the other side, the mounting hardware for the door frame is usually a recessed bolt hole.
- The commercial lock hardware actually locks the door to the door frame. This lock hardware includes the doorknob or latch, the cylinder, the retainer ring, and plug, the spindle, and the tumbler pinwheels.
When a locksmith rekeys a lock, he or she only replaces pieces of the hardware of the second part of the lock, the internal locking device. In other words, a locksmith fundamentally only needs to change out the pins of the locking mechanism. So all of the other hardware, including the doorknob or latch, remain the same. Don’t get ripped off or rely on poor quality workmanship, instead contact a trusted Houston local locksmith Alamo Key & Lock.
Give us a call to come to assist you with all of your commercial lock and key needs!
If you call today we come today, we are fully licensed, insured, and bonded to tackle all of your commercial lock and key needs.
MORE COMMERCIAL SECURITY OPTIONS
As you can agree, the thorough security of a commercial building in Houston doesn’t start nor end with the commercial lock that’s installed. There are many other options and additions to upgrade the security of a business. Much will depend on your specific requirements, type of building, and business you are operating, last but not least, the budget you want to invest in better securing your business.
HIGH-SECURITY LOCKS PADLOCKS AND MAXIMUM SECURITY BARS
High-Security locks have more robust hardware, more pins, and better mounting to keep your doors safe. High Security Padlocks can range in strength, security, and durability from standard padlocks to Heavy Duty to High Security. The right padlock for your gate, fence or other setup is based upon what you currently have in place and also your wants and needs.
Maximum security bars are an awesome security feature to use on your commercial doors. Especially useful for your back doors, warehouses, and storage doors, high security bars latch the door to the frame and the wall from inside the building. The only way for robbers to penetrate doors with high security bars installed is to break down the entire wall. No easy feat.
DOOR CLOSER LOCKS
Door closers help ensure that a commercial door closes properly. Since many commercial doors are heavy-duty, they can close quickly, potentially injuring employees or customers. A door closer helps to stabilize the speed at which the door closes. And they can add a layer of protection for your door too since many types of door closers have locks installed.
HOW TO MAKE SURE A DOOR LOCK AND KEY CHANGE JOB IS DONE CORRECTLY?
Important Pro Tip: Business owners, make sure your locksmith is doing the job correctly, for any locksmithing job. These days, there are many rogue and fake locksmiths who don’t do the job right and skimp on labor and parts.
Here’s a pro tip for how to spot whether the locksmith you hired is scamming you:
Even though a door lock rekeying job uses fewer parts than a door lock replacement job, business owners still need to pay attention to potential rogue or scamming locksmiths. Unfortunately, the locksmith industry has many fake locksmiths who rekey door locks with too few pins. Because rekeying a lock properly with 5pins, 6pins, 7pin tumbler locks can be challenging, some lazy or fake locksmiths will skip this delicate step. Instead of installing the full amount of pins, they will con you and only install 2 or 3. If they do this, nearly any key will be able to open the lock! As you can agree, finding a trustful locksmith in Houston is critical because just getting anyone who can provide commercial lock and keys installation service isn’t good enough when we are talking about the security of your commercial business in Houston Texas.
Alamo Key & Lock Your Expert Locksmiths For All Types Of Commercial Locksmith Services In Houston TX
Our competitive rates coupled with a holistic approach to performing all types of locksmithing work in Houston Texas means that our valued customers enjoy great service that’s built on foundations of trust. Starting from friendly advice as soon as you call 713-688-3887 to provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency locksmith solutions for all our valued Houston customers, whether you require advice, audits or installations of commercial locks and security systems, commercial lockout service for Houston businesses, installations and or advice on all types of safes, Alamo Key & Lock locksmiths are ready to serve you, trustfully.