There's always a dilemma between changing the locks of one's office or rekeying them. While the prior is still self-explanatory, the latter requires a quick discussion. So, here goes the definition of rekeying a lock. It's altering the current working key to a different one, without having to replace the lock. Still, confused? Put simply, it's a process of altering a part of the lock i.e. the tumblers or key pins which will respond only to a new set of keys. So, as you can make out from the explanation, you will be left with the same lock but the old key will now not unlock it. With the right set of tools, locksmiths in Cork take only a few minutes to complete the process. Now that you are enlightened of the concepts, the next question that's going to pop in mind is – how often should you rekey the locks of your workplace? The blog today brings you the answer in the most simplified way. Read on to find out. When picturising an office in this respect, what do you envisage? Plenty of file cabinets and doors with their corresponding locks being handled by staff members all the time. In such a scenario, the urgency of rekeying may arise when an employee, who has served your company for years, leaves. Given the fact that the individual had access to confidential records locked up in file cabinets, you would immediately wish to rekey the locks, won't you? But think about the expense involved every time someone resigns, urging you to replace the tumblers or key pins. In a way, that would be a burden. So then, what should be the ideal approach?
Recommendation about Rekeying from Domestic SecurityAt Domestic Security, we believe, until and unless there's a threat to your security or to the documents you are attempting to safeguard, you should not think of an immediate rekeying of the locks. But this would hardly mean putting off the task and bringing the security of your office at stake. Even if the circumstance is normal, consider rekeying the locks to doors and cabinets every 6-12 months. Take the decision based on certain factors like how highly secure the existing keys are, the turnover rate of your business and the value of assets you are trying to safeguard. If you think these pose a threat to the security of your business, consider rekeying of locks more regularly. Circumstances When you Should Rekey the Lock-Right Away The urge to rekey your locks should be immediate if you encounter any of the below situations:
- 1] Someone has broken into a commercial premise before.
- 2] Someone, who should not have access to the locks of your cabinets and doors, has touched the key.
- 3] There's a certain risk to any of your lockers.