Commercial Locksmith Services in Colorado Springs
Commercial locksmithing is our forte. The owner, Carl Huitt, has been doing commercial locksmithing for any and all businesses, big and small, for over twenty five years. He absolutely loves commercial work! We do rekeying, lock repair and installation on almost all commercial locks, and carry a large mobile inventory of commercial locks, levers and grade 2 deadbolts, so you don’t have to wait for installation. We also carry a large mobile inventory of commercial key blanks, and can cut large numbers of keys, on the spot, either as duplicates or to code.
Most businesses in Colorado Springs have metal framed doors with mortice cylinders and an adams rite latch. That mortice cylinder should be secured with a spin collar to prevent a pipe wrench attack. Check to see if your mortise cylinders and rim cylinders are properly protected, either in conjunction with adams rite latches, push bars, or push plates. Spin collars and armored housings are very inexpensive and absolutely necessary for true commercial security. A majority of businesses in Colorado Springs lack this simple hardware.
Rekeying is a simple, affordable expedient for employee changeover.
Truly professional rekeying should always include a brand new mortice or rim cylinder, as they are very inexpensive, (ten to fifteen dollars), don’t have worn pins, housing or tail pieces, and come to the same exact price as repinning, with the advantage of new, dependable hardware. If you are rekeying, it’s also a good idea to get “Do Not Duplicate” blanks. We can change out, or order additional IC cores for commercial levers, and cut, or order additional keys, generally with second day delivery.
If you would like to move from keyed entry to keyless entry, there are many, many great options: push button locks, keypads, and proximity devices with fobs or cards. Let us help you with possible keyless entry solutions tailored to your needs and budget. Certain businesses might prefer a combination of a motion detector or interior push button activation and a magnetic lock. Others might require a proximity device and a push plate. Keyless entry locks are available with audit trails, so you can track who enters your business, and when, and allows you to carry out either on-site or remote monitoring through your computer. Electric strikes on exterior and interior doors allow access control with great versatility and excellent security. We can install these systems for you. Let us give you a free, on-site assessment and a firm price.
Perhaps you would like a high security lock for your front door, one with truly non-duplicatable keys and a registration certificate. These high security mortice cylinders are not very expensive, offer absolute pick proof and bump proof protection, have roll pins to prevent drilling, and come with as many high security, non-duplicatable keys as you wish, direct from the wholesaler. Please inquire for brands and prices.
Another change-out you might consider is going from a simple adams rite latch with a mortice cylinder, to a push plate or push bar, in conjunction with a heavy duty door closer.
A motion detector can be installed above the door to activate, or deactivate, a door opener, or a magnetic lock, both for single or double doors. Interior key overrides are also available for these systems. Access control is advancing very quickly. Hundreds of products are on the market. Let us do a bit of research on your behalf, for free, to provide you with information on the latest products crafted around your specific needs.
With regard to commercial repairs, it’s often best to replace broken hardware with the same brand of products, both for appearance sake, ease of changeout, cost, and to avoid replacing an entire system. That’s assuming those products are well made and dependable. When replacement parts are needed, we can get them quickly, and at a low price. If we cannot address your locksmith needs, we will help you find someone who can, immediately, and there will be no service charges whatsoever, no matter how far we travel to get to your business.