Companies of all sizes that maintain a presence in Calgary are sure to need the services of a commercial locksmith at one point or another. From small one-man businesses to multinational corporations with offices housing thousands of employees, security is an important issue where commercial premises are concerned and one that can most easily be addressed with the help of a team of experienced professionals.
As a full-service, commercial locksmith company with a team of highly-experienced professionals working for us, we are ideally placed to help you with all your business security needs and we would be delighted to tell you more about our services if you desire, either over the phone or in person. In the meantime, take a look at the reasons we are most often called by local businesses and see if any of them may apply to you and your business, either now or in the future.
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- Why You Might Need a Commercial Locksmith in Calgary
Why You Might Need a Commercial Locksmith in Calgary
If you have yet to use the services of a local business locksmith and you cannot think why you might need to, consider the following reasons that we are called on a regular basis by local companies:
There are numerous highly-secure safes on the market today, some that are opened by turning traditional dials and some that are opened by means of codes that are typed into electronic keypads. For most businesses, finding a secure safe is not a difficult task but opening one when you have forgotten the code is a very different proposition and one that you may be unable to tackle without expert assistance. Fortunately, if you ever find yourself in this situation you can obtain help almost immediately by calling a reputable commercial locksmith such as ourselves. As long as you can clearly prove ownership of the safe in question and are happy to pay a reasonable fee for the service, a commercial locksmith should be able to open almost any type of safe in short order, allowing you to access the valuables that it contains.
The length of time that it takes to open a safe will depend on the complexity of the locks with which it is fitted so if time is of the essence, you should call and consult a professional at the earliest opportunity. Once you have provided your chosen locksmith with details of the safe you wish to open, they will be able to tell you roughly how long it will take to open and how much it will cost. If you are unable to provide complete details because you do not know the make and model of your safe, a personal visit may be required before an accurate safe opening quotation can be provided.
General Safe and Vault Services
Another reason that commercial organizations often call us is to enquire about the installation, maintenance, repair or opening of safes and vaults in Calgary. For the opening of vaults, the process is generally the same as that described above for safes. As far as installation, maintenance and repair are concerned, the make, model and location of the vault or safe in question, along with details of the exact nature of the required service, will need to be ascertained before a quotation can be provided. If your company occupies older premises with a vault or safe that was installed many years ago, it may be a good idea to call a maintenance expert sooner rather than later, to make sure that everything is working as it should be and that no components are likely to fail in the near future.
The installation of a new vault is a major undertaking and one that needs to be performed by experienced professionals if you wish to ensure that it is completed without a hitch. Prices vary according to the size of the vault that is required and the type of property in which it is to be installed but as you would expect, a secure vault will cost considerably more than a safe. On a positive note, they can provide a much high security locks for companies that keep a large stock of valuables on their premises and, depending on the dimensions, will hold much more than even the largest safes on the market.
Lock Installation Services
One of our most commonly requested services, and one that should come as no surprise, is the installation of new locks for commercial premises in Calgary and the surrounding area. In common with safe and vault services, the cost of lock installation services can only be accurately estimated once you have provided your locksmith with all the relevant details. With this in mind, it is a good idea to make a note of all the pertinent facts before calling to request a quotation, to ensure that your chosen locksmith is able to answer all your questions at the first time of asking. There are many different types of locks available today and many different types of commercial premises in which they can be installed so it is not possible to provide a price for such services without knowing all of the relevant details.
The best types of locks to install in your corporate headquarters or storage facility will depend on the nature of your business, your budget and the level of security you require. If you are not sure what sort of locks may be appropriate, you can call a commercial locksmith and ask for their professional opinion. All reputable professionals will be more than happy to help you choose the best lock installation service for your needs and to answer any questions you may have about the implications of choosing one type of lock over another.
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Lock Repairing Services
Whether you have a lock that needs repairing because it was damaged during an attempted break-in or one that has ceased to function properly due to age or a lack of maintenance, a commercial locksmith will be able to provide you with the help that you need. We, in common with other reputable service providers in Calgary, offer professional lock repair services to companies in all parts of the city and surrounding area, and can advise you whether repair or replacement is the most economical and safest option in any particular case.
It is always a good idea to ask about lock repair services before deciding to replace a damaged lock, owing to the fact that the repair of a good quality lock is often a much cheaper option than replacing it would be. If a lock is damaged beyond repair, you can rely on a reputable commercial locksmith to make you aware of this fact so there is nothing to lose by asking for a repair quotation in the first instance, and everything to gain.
24-Hour Emergency Locksmith Services
Another popular service that is requested on a regular basis by companies of all sizes is the attendance of an emergency locksmith at a local site. If you are running a business in the area and your premises are broken into, or one of the locks is broken accidentally, you can call a commercial specialist to come and resolve the situation immediately. At B & W, we pride ourselves on our ability to respond to urgent requests without delay and you can expect a similar service from other commercial locksmiths in the area that have a reputation to match ours.
As it is not possible to predict when you may need an emergency locksmith service in Calgary, we suggest storing our number in your phone so that you can call us as soon as you have a problem rather than waiting until something happens and having to waste valuable time searching online for a reputable service provider that can visit your site straight away. Not all companies in Calgary provide 24-hour Locksmith services so if you decide to put your trust in another locksmith, be sure to check that they will be available in your hour of need before storing their number in your phone.
Before you can obtain an insurance policy that covers your premises and its contents, you will need to prove to your insurer that you have taken reasonable steps to secure your commercial property. A quality business locksmith can conduct a comprehensive survey of your premises to ascertain whether this is the case and provide you with a detailed report to show your insurer. This is a service that we and other reputable companies in the area are happy to provide and one that we are asked for on a regular basis. If we find any weaknesses in your security measures, you can, of course, take advantage of our new lock installation services to remedy them before requesting a report to send to your insurer.
Re-keying Old Locks
For companies that have taken over new premises, re-keying old locks can be a less expensive alternative to lock replacement and one that will ensure the premises in question are secure. Another reason you may wish to have your locks re-keyed is if employees leave and fail to hand in all of their keys before they go. In such a situation, when you have perfectly serviceable locks in place, it is well worth enquiring about the cost of having them re-keyed before you decide to order a whole new set. Commercial locks are often more complex than their domestic counterparts, which is why it is important to call a locksmith who specializes in providing services to commercial organizations when you are considering having your locks re-keyed or replaced.
Master Key System Installation
Master key systems are a secure alternative to electronic entry systems that make it easy for companies to provide different employees with access to different parts of the buildings in which they work. You may wish to call a local locksmith for this particular service if your company is growing and you want to make sure that new employees only have restricted access until they have been with you for a predetermined length of time. Alternatively, you may wish to use different keys to restrict access to certain areas of your business on a permanent basis. Companies that have valuable stock on site often choose to have master key systems installed so that they can minimize the risk of theft by employees.
Installation of Keyless Door Locks
Companies that would like to replace their existing locks with electronic entry systems will, of course, need to call a commercial locksmith to carry out the installation work. As experienced and certified locksmiths, this is a service that we have provided to many customers in Calgary and the surrounding area and we would be delighted to do the same for your organization. Before requesting a quotation for the installation of keyless door locks, it is a good idea to spend some time discussing your requirements with a qualified commercial locksmith, to make sure that it is the best solution to your security needs and to ensure that you choose the right type of keyless system if it is indeed the best solution.
Whether you need 24-hour emergency services in Calgary or you would like to enquire about our safe opening services, you are always welcome to call us at any time. We have a great deal of experience in the field of commercial locksmithing and many satisfied customers in the city and surrounding area. As we mentioned earlier, it is important to make sure that you are dealing with a commercial specialist when you are requesting quotations for business lock, safe and vault services as the required skill set is quite different to that of a locksmith specializing in domestic properties. When you deal with B & W, you can be sure that you are dealing with a team that has the necessary experience to meet all of your needs: we are fully bonded and insured to perform all manner of commercial locksmith services.