WHAT TO DO DURING A BUSINESS LOCKOUT
The first and most important thing to do during a business lockout is remain calm and call a professional locksmith. There is no reason to damage a lock or door to gain access. Our professional locksmiths have the skills and experience to get you back into your property quickly and efficiently so you can get back to business!
HOW CAN I OPEN MY BUSINESS DOOR?
If your lockout is not an emergency and gaining entry is not urgent, there are steps you should take to make sure that you don't have any other option to get back into your property before calling a locksmith. The options to try first include:
- Ask your building's maintenance staff if they have an extra copy or a master key
- Determine if another employee has a copy of the key
- Check if another door or window to the property is open
- If you have a key lock box, locate it and check if it contains a key copy
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO UNLOCK MY BUSINESS DOOR?
The time that it takes to unlock a commercial door depends on the lock and the door. The typical office door lock usually takes just a few minutes to open, depending on the type and condition that it is in. Door locks that are high security along with more complex commercial door hardware will take significantly longer to open.
WAYS TO PREVENT A BUSINESS LOCKOUT
The best way to prevent a lockout is to keep a spare key copy somewhere safe and easily accessible; preferably not too far away from your place of business. Another great option is to install a secure key lock box on the door that can be unlocked with a combination. This device is typically used by realtors when showing properties and is very easy to install and manage. The lock box can be secured to your door handle or permantely attached somewhere on the exterior of your property, making it easily accesible when needed.