Commercial Rekey Services

Here at Extra Locksmith in Provo we are dedicated to serving the businesses within our community. That is why we offer our expert rekey services performed by our friendly, reliable, and professional locksmith technicians. To understand how a rekey works you must first understand how a lock cylinder works. The typical lock cylinder works with a set of top pins (inside the housing of the lock) which have springs above them and bottom pins contained within the cylinder itself. When the pins are aligned perfectly they can be turned and the lock can be locked or unlocked. The bottom pins have a variety of lengths which match up to keys that have cuts of different depths.
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Mortise Lock Rekey

The most common type of lock for a commercial property is the mortise lock. The first step of the rekey process in this situation is typically to determine what kind of keyway the lock is, although it is safe to assume that commercial properties typically use the schlage keyway it is always good to double check before beginning work. The next step would usually be to unhinge the set screw and take the mortise lock out of the mechanism. The next step would then be to start taking the lock itself apart, you would typically do this by unscrewing the tailpiece and turning the lock to the unlocked position. After turning the cylinder to the unlocked position you can remove it from the housing and replace the old pins to ones of different lengths matching a new key with different cuts (but still the same keyway).

Lost all Keys Rekey

If you have lost all the keys to your commercial property it is important to rekey your locks so that you can secure your property and have access to it.  If you are locked outside of your property due to losing all your keys then the first step would obviously be to perform a pick and gain entry into your property. The rekey would then be performed as usual by changing out the pins of the cylinder to ones of different lengths in different positions as to match a differently cut key.

Lost all Keys Rekey

If you have lost all the keys to your commercial property it is important to rekey your locks so that you can secure your property and have access to it.  If you are locked outside of your property due to losing all your keys then the first step would obviously be to perform a pick and gain entry into your property. The rekey would then be performed as usual by changing out the pins of the cylinder to ones of different lengths in different positions as to match a differently cut key.

Fired Employee Rekey

If you have recently fired or had to let an employee go it is always good to consider changing out the locks so that they match new keys. This reduces the risk of an old employee still having access to your building when you no longer want them to have that access. If you already have a working key to your building it is often slightly more simple to rekey your locks as the locksmith won’t have to pick his way into your business in the first place, and won’t need to pick the lock to remove the cylinder from the housing.

Rim Cylinder Rekey

A Rim Cylinder looks very similar to a mortise lock but is used in sometimes slightly different situations than a mortise lock. The main difference between a rim cylinder and a mortise cylinder is the tailpiece. The tailpiece of a rim cylinder is usually long and fits inside of some sort of latch, working very similar to how the tailpiece of a deadbolt functions.

Rim Cylinder Rekey

A Rim Cylinder looks very similar to a mortise lock but is used in sometimes slightly different situations than a mortise lock. The main difference between a rim cylinder and a mortise cylinder is the tailpiece. The tailpiece of a rim cylinder is usually long and fits inside of some sort of latch, working very similar to how the tailpiece of a deadbolt functions.

Push Bar Rekey

Because a Rim cylinder has a different shape tailpiece than your typical mortise lock it is often used in different situations. A push bar is a great example of when Rim Cylinders are more often than not utilized rather than your typical mortise lock. Therefore the typical steps to rekey a push bar would involve disassembling the push bar from the inside of the building and removing the lock cylinder (often a rim cylinder) from within the push bar mechanism.

Commercial Door Lever Rekey

Many commercial properties have rooms inside of them. Those rooms are often fitted with commercial door levers as to keep those rooms secure. Often times doors which have commercial door levers equipped lead into rooms which have valuable items. This is especially true if these commercial door levers have the storeroom function, which ensures that the door must always be opened with a key from the outside  (automatically locked from the outside) and is always unlocked from the inside. These rooms often contain the cash remaining within registers after the day is over or valuable merchandise.

As with all rekey jobs the first step in a rekey of a commercial door lever is to remove the cylinder from the rest of the mechanism. This is usually done by turning the key and pushing on a button on the side of the cylinder which in turn pushes on a spring and allows the cylinder to be removed. If you already have a copy of the key this is fairly easy to do, it may be more complicated if you do not have a copy of the key. In this case the locksmith would need to pick the cylinder to turn it then disassemble it.

There may be a variety of reasons why one would want to rekey the cylinder within their door lever, It could be because they have lost all their keys, or simply because someone who they do not wish to have access to the contents within that door may have access to copies of that key. Whatever your reason may be for wanting to rekey your commercial door lever, you can count on Extra Locksmith in Provo to do the job.

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