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How a Locksmith in Portland Can Help Protect Your Business Against Property Crime

We have all experienced an impact on our day-to-day lives due to COVID-19 and the ongoing stay at home orders. Many local business owners have felt this impact in a big way as their buildings are currently unoccupied.

Local news outlets have recently reported an increase in commercial break-ins due to temporary business closures. That has left a lot of people wondering what they can do to increase the physical security of their building during this vulnerable time. We’re here today to discuss a few common ways our locksmiths in Portland and locksmiths in Vancouver WA can help protect your business against property crime.

Locksmith Portland: Repair Locks for Business

Have you ever had a lock that was working “just good enough” so you decided to hold off on repairing or replacing it? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, thinking we will get to it eventually. The problem is when you have a lock that is not functioning properly or is worn out due to prolonged use, you could be unintentionally providing easier access to someone looking to break in. For example, a broken or worn-out lock may not allow your door to close correctly or your lock might be in a condition that makes it easier to pick or use other bypass methods.

Our Portland Locksmiths can repair virtually any kind of lock, and in the case it cannot be repaired, our technicians can also replace your lock and advise you on the best solution to fit your needs and budget.

Locksmith Portland: Change Locks for Business

You may consider changing your locks out for many reasons; aesthetics, ease of entry or replacing an old lock that no longer does its job. But what about replacing your seemingly well-working existing locks with higher quality locks? Our locksmiths in Portland know all too well that all locks are not created equal. Cheaper locks are made with less metal and are easy to destroy, which is bad news for you and great news for someone trying to gain entry into your business.

Our Portland Locksmiths work with all kinds of quality lock brands, such as Schlage, Best and Baldwin. If you have questions about the quality of your existing lock system, a Portland Locksmith can discuss it with you and make recommendations if you’re looking for an upgrade.

At 24 hour Lock and Key, our locksmiths in Portland also repair and change business locks that are damaged due to an attempted break-in. If your business has been a target for burglary, call us at 971-720-9939 and a technician can assess the integrity of your locks, and repair or replace them if needed.

Locksmith Portland: Install New Locks to Increase Security

Even before the start of the stay at home order, our Portland Locksmiths have helped many businesses increase their building security by installing additional locks or upgrading their current lock system. Here are a few common options:

DEADBOLT: A deadbolt lock can’t move from it’s locked position without a key. This makes it a very common and effective way to secure a door. Our locksmiths in Portland regularly install deadbolts on both metal and wood doors.

KEYPAD LOCK: Keypads are incredibly convenient as you only need to enter a code to unlock the door. This eliminates the need to distribute multiple keys to employees and allows you to easily change the lock code if you need to restrict access. Many models are also lock pick proof and bump proof, making it much more difficult for someone to break in.

PUSH BARS: Also called panic or crash bars, push bars are designed to only be accessed from the inside of the door. This makes it difficult for anyone trying to gain entry to your building from the outside. If you already have a push bar installed but it’s not operating correctly, our locksmiths in Portland can also repair or replace it for you.

Locksmith Portland: Rekey Locks to Maintain Key Control

Many security solutions are focused on protecting yourself from external theft and burglary. But you also need to protect yourself and your business from internal theft. It’s common to have multiple employees that hold keys to your building or office. While we always want to assume the best from the people we work with, the reality is one of those key holders or a friend with access to the employee's keys, could break in knowing the building is empty and no one’s watching.

Our locksmiths in Portland can rekey your locks to work with a new key, allowing you to maintain key control. When we rekey a lock, the lock itself stays the same but the interior is changed so old keys no longer work. If you have questions about rekeying or replacing locks, you may find the answer in our recent post, or you can always call our office with questions.

The safety and security of your business is a top priority for us at 24 Hour Lock and Key and we are here to support you and help you make the best decision that fits your security needs and budget. Our Portland Locksmiths are trained and equipped to handle all of these projects as well as other commercial locksmith services.



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