Commercial Locksmith for Local Businesses in San Antonio, TX
As a business owner or property manager in San Antonio, TX, you’ve devoted a lot of time, money, and energy to your company. At Access Key Service, our commercial locksmith professionals are here to help you safeguard your investment. We are a local company that provides a full range of business locksmith services, including but not limited to, deadbolt lock installation, installing panic devices, and lock repair. If you’re looking for a locksmith that provides high-quality work with honesty and integrity, reach out to us today.
San Antonio is a thriving city and an ideal location for small businesses. However, the city’s high property crime rate, which is more than double the national average, can be a concern for business owners. A business’s security needs are vastly different from those of a home, and if you haven’t upgraded to today’s high-security locks, access control, or master key systems, then you may be leaving your business vulnerable to theft or vandalism. Our business locksmiths can help you evaluate the weak points in your security system and provide guidance on how to best upgrade your door hardware, master lock system, safes, or keyless entry system.
We provide a full array of security services for businesses, including:
- Door hardware installation
- Security lock installation
- Keypad lock installation
- Rekey locks
- Installing door closers
- Door lock repair
- Installing door closers
- Servicing electronic locks
- Repairing or replacing push button locks
- Master lock installation
- Rekeying padlocks
- Electric strike installation
- Mortise lock repair and replacement
- Door closer repair and installation
Deadbolt Locks: Should I Repair or Replace?
Many businesses rely on their deadbolt locks as their first line of defense against intruders during off-hours. A high-quality, high-security deadbolt lock provides great protection against picking and other tactics used by would-be thieves.
However, every once in a while, a deadbolt may become hard to turn using a key or otherwise not function as it is supposed to. In this instance, business owners have to decide whether they will repair or replace the deadbolt lock.
Generally speaking, if you are experiencing major problems with your deadbolt lock, simply having a business locksmith replace it is the best option. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if the lock turns without a problem from the inside but is difficult to lock or unlock with a key, the problem may not be the lock but the key itself. After several years of using the same key to lock and unlock the deadbolt, the cuts of the key can become worn down. When this happens, the pins are not being pushed into the correct position, which would create a ‘shearline’, allowing the lock to turn. In this case, having a commercial locksmith cut a new key can solve the problem. We do this by taking the lock apart, determining the correct cut depths, and cut you a new key back to factory specifications.
Another instance in which a repair may be acceptable is when the strike plate and the bolt of the lock become misaligned. This can happen when the door hinges shift slightly, or when buildings settle, or if temperatures are extreme (too hot or too cold). In this case, an experienced locksmith can either alter the strike plate to restore proper alignment or remove the strike plate entirely and re-drill the holes in the frame to reattach the strike plate.
If there is any question regarding the integrity of a commercial deadbolt lock, then it is often best to replace it. A new lock is a small investment to make to ensure the safety and security of your business. Our experienced professional locksmiths can help you determine whether a lock should be repaired or replaced.
Contact Access Key Security Today
To schedule an appointment to have a lock repaired or replaced, or to talk to a commercial locksmith about the latest in security technology, give us a call today at 210-829-5397.