NEW LOCK INSTALLATION
In the event that your lock does fail or break while being rekeyed, it is imperative to replace them quickly and correctly in order to uphold the security of your office and prevent it from being compromised for extended periods of time. The first thing that the locksmith will do in order to install your new lok is to remove the one you currently have. Depending on the type of lock you have, the process of disassembly differs. For deadbolts, it could be simple as unscrewing, but it’s a whole other story of door knob locks. Commercial locksmiths, especially the ones at Sherlock, are equipped with the necessary tools for door knob locks, such as catch tools, spanners, and plug followers.
Catch tools are used to remove the knob or the handle from the lock itself. In order for this to be done, the handle or
knob must be twisted until the stealth-like case attached to the wall (also known as a knob rose) is seen. The catch tool will then be in place in the hole to release the catch, prompting the knob and the rose to be separated. The rose and spindle – the rod connecting the lock from one side to the other – will then be removed from the door. Following this, the bolt will also have to be replaced by unscrewing the housing of the lock and removing the bolt. Once this is finished, the holes will be adjusted depending on the size of the new lock to be installed.
Reassembly of locks is a cautious and rigorous reversal of the disassembly process that focuses on the fitting of the internal mechanisms within the lock in order to work properly. With the new lock installed properly, the business owner can feel secure knowing that their locks will function as desired, keeping the building safe from intrusions.
MAILBOX OR CABINET CHANGE
Everyday locks, which are mostly found on office mailboxes and cabinets, get a lot of use and are susceptible to wear over time. The more use a lock gets, the more important it is for that lock to function as desired and kept in pristine condition. Changing the locks on mailboxes or cabinets are very similar to changing door locks, although there are some essential differences. The largest difference between these processes is usually the mechanics of the lock. When a door lock retracts a bolt in order to be opened, plugs in most mailboxes and cabinets are fixed to a bar that rotates with the key turn.
In replacing these kinds of locks, the first step our locksmiths will take is to open the locked mailbox or cabinet. In standard office mailboxes, there might be additional keys that are held by the manager. If the key has broken in the lock cylinder or is lost, the lock can still be opened, although with a different process. There will be a pin on the lock either turned facing up or to the side.
Once this pin is removed, most often manually, as there is a nut that needs to be unfastened, the lock can be removed from the hole. This new lock is then inserted into the hole and a new pin is put in place to keep the lock secure. If the bar that is bolted is too long to be slid in the lock, it will have to be unfastened. Once the plug of the lock is secured to the bar and and the pin is replaced, the lock is now good as new.
As a business owner, protecting the valuables of your business is always a great idea, but sometimes, these protective mechanisms can prevent you from accessing those valuables. In the case of safe lockouts, the common fear among owners is that the owner might not be able to get a hold of their valuables again, or that the content inside might be harmed by opening the safe. When you put your trust in Sherlock Locksmith, though, the safety and protection of all of your valuables are guaranteed, as we provide one of the highest quality, fast, efficient, and affordable safe lockout services in the industry.
Most safes work off a dial or combination lock system. At its most basic level, dial or combination locks for safes work on a system of tabbed wheels that are moved whenever you rotate the dial. The fence, or the tabs of the wheels, all connect to a certain point, and if the wheels line up, a bar attached to the nose unites the wheel pack by dropping.
If this bar falls, the nose must catch in the cam, which is another wheel with a groove that fits the notse), and when the mechanism reaches this point, the safe can be opened.
The mechanism in which the wheels are manipulated vary from one safe to another, but this is no issue to a professional locksmith with the knowledge, experience, and track record to back themselves up. Digital locks in safes work off a bolting system that prevents the safe from being opened without the right code or combination of numbers. When locked, the bolt prevents the handle from moving the part of the safe that is moved by turning the handle, also known as the boltwork, and keeps the safe secure. The keypad sends electronic signals to the bolt, and if the code is right, then this restriction will be lifted and the handle can now be freely moved.
Safe technology has had a lot of innovations over the past few years accompanying the advancement of better security mechanisms, and nowadays, the safe will have to be compromised in order to open a modern safe. Finding the combination by transitional safe cracking methods is no longer an option. Due to their sturdier nature, the process of opening office safes are much more difficult compared to residential safes. If there is a key hole on the safe that has the ability to override a combination, there is a chance that the lock can be picked, but it will most likely need to be drilled instead.