Commercial Security Shortcuts Can Cost You Big

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Big Red Locksmiths - 3 Reasons to Rekey An Omaha Office BuildingBusiness owners like to save money whenever they can but commercial security really shouldn’t a place to take shortcuts. Securing a building to keep unwanted intruders out is only part of the challenge. Every door and lock in your place of business should be working for you to keep your building and employees safe. 

Avoid Costly Security Missteps

Imagine that you have a back door in your place of business that gets a lot of use. To make sure the door is always closed, you install one of those low-cost hydraulic closers to be sure the door automatically swings shut after each use. While this is a reasonable course of action, if it isn’t installed properly by an Omaha Locksmith and regularly maintained over time, that door is likely to not latch at some point, leaving your business and employees vulnerable. While you may have saved some money on the front end, long-term costs of implementing this shortcut could be much higher. We haven’t even mentioned energy efficiency and the fact that your heating and cooling dollars are escaping out of the unlatched door. Another area to consider is who may be lurking and waiting for an opportunity to find the door unlatched gaining unauthorized entrance.

Now, Where’s That Key?

Here’s another example of when saving a few dollars isn’t worth the long-term cost. Rather than invest in programmable keyless access doors, you opt to go with regular locks and simply have a few dozen keys made to give access to the employees who need them. When reliable Joe loses his office key, that means everyone else will become vulnerable and inconvenienced while you have the locks rekeyed my an Omaha Locksmith. As a business, being faced with this type of situation can be a costly and time-consuming approach to maintaining keyed access to your place of business.

Commercial Security Isn’t an All or Nothing Proposition

You don’t have to go “all-in” with expensive programmable and keyless devices for your business, although they can really pay off over time. Instead, you can minimize some of the by using patented key control products or commercial security hardware to prevent unauthorized key duplication. If used in conjunction with key control policies and procedures you can limit risk if you get the key or keys back when an employee leaves. Ask your local locksmith professional for ideas of how to implement a key management system for your business.

Another way to maximize security and minimize the budget is to consider interchangeable removable core technology. You can save by purchasing patent-protected key control IC Cores. The chief benefit is that you can change cores within seconds and immediately secure your facility. It’s true that the cost of patented IC Cores and Cut Keys is more than the price for conventional cylinders and standard keys, but the security gained, and the savings far outweigh the cost.

Ask the Experts

The best way to determine your business security needs and affordable ways to achieve it is to contact a local professional locksmith that specialists in commercial service. Big Red Locksmiths has been serving the commercial security needs of Omaha area businesses since 1994 and has solutions to keep your business and employees secure. Call 402-554-0499.


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