List of Commercial Locksmith Services
At Elmer’s Lock and Safe, no commercial job is too large or complex. We happily accept projects from apartment complexes, real estate investors, churches, office buildings, banks, government buildings and other local businesses throughout the Metro Area.
We specialize in both modern and traditional locks, keys and safes, meaning we can solve your problems regardless of whether you have a 75 year old safe or a state-of-the-art alarm system.
We’re on-call for prompt mobile service Monday – Friday but can accommodate some after-hours emergency requests. Don’t hesitate to call for availability.
Cost-effective commercial locksmith services
- Commercial building lockouts.
- Installing new locks on doors.
- Repairing or repairing old locks.
- Deadbolt Locks.
- Unlocking or repairing different types of safes
- Master Key Systems.
- Cut off old rusty padlocks.
- Service and reprogramming for digital locks
How long does it take a locksmith to open a door?
Once our locksmith has arrived they will assess your situation and inform you of the services you need. A traditional office lockout will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes depending on the lock and method being used.
Will the office’s lock be damaged?
Most door opening methods such as picking or the use of a bump key will leave the lock in working order. In the most extreme of cases, the lock might need to be drilled, after which the lock will need to be replaced. Replacement is also no issue and is a service that your office locksmith can provide for you.
Will opening the company’s safe damage the property inside?
No! Elmer’s Lock & Safe Locksmith takes every precaution to make sure that your safe’s valuables remain unharmed during the process of opening the safe. If there are fragile items in the safe, it may be a good idea to let the technician know beforehand just in case.
Protecting your business’ valuables is a great idea, but sometimes those same protections can prevent you from accessing the property. In the case of safe lockouts the fear is often that the owner will never be able to get their valuables back, or that the contents might be harmed by the methods of opening the safe. With Elmer’s Lock & Safe Locksmith, the safety and protection of this property is of the utmost importance, and the servicing locksmith will take every precaution to assure that standard of quality.
Most safes work off a dial or combination lock system. This form of locking mechanism works, at its most basic level, on a system of tabbed wheels (the group of which is known as a wheel pack) that are moved by rotating the dial. The tabs of the wheels (known as the fence) all connect at a certain point, and when the wheels line up a bar attached to the nose (a metal hook shaped form) drops to unite the wheel pack. Once the bar falls into the fence the nose must catch in the cam (another wheel with a groove that fits the nose), and it is at this point that the safe can be opened. The way the wheels are manipulated with the dial may vary from safe to safe, but this is no issue for an experienced commercial locksmith as it is superfluous to entry.
A digital lock works off a bolting system that prevents the safe from being turned without the code. The bolt (when locked) prevents the handle from moving the boltwork (the part of the safe that is moved by the turning of the handle), and keeps the safe secure. The keypad will send an electronic signal to the bolt, if the code is correct, and this will retract the bolt and allow the boltwork to move freely.
Safe technology has become very advanced throughout the decades, and in order to open a modern safe, the safe will be compromised. Finding the combination, by traditional safe cracking means, is no longer an option. The process of opening an office safe is made more difficult by their sturdier nature, compared to the common house safe. If there is a key hole on the safe that overrides a combination, there is a chance that the lock can be picked (see about business/office lockout above for more information), but it will most likely need to be drilled. Without a key override, the safe will either need to be wedged, pried, or sawed open. The approach to wedging, prying, and sawing is best left to a profession, so all contents of the safe are not damaged. In most any event, the safe will no longer protect its contents, but your company’s property will be accessible and unharmed by the process. If you need a commercial locksmith we will be happy to send one of our professional technicians.