As the primary safeguards of your business, locks provide the first line of defense against unwanted entry. Their proper operation is important to the security of your belongings, business resources, and peace of mind. But like any mechanism with moving parts, a lock sustains wear and tear over time and requires occasional maintenance, repair, and upgrade to remain effective.
When it comes to lock services such as these, your safety and security are Unlockit’s top priority. Our friendly, reliable specialists have the experience and know-how to ensure that all your locks are strong and fully operational, and provide a full slate of services to address any lock-related needs.
We’ll even perform a free assessment of your property’s strengths and weaknesses and offer professional tips on how to best use locks to make you more secure.
Master key systems create two or more keys that are capable of varying levels of access within a given system. Under a master key system, one key may be capable of opening all doors within that system, while another key is only capable of opening a single, specific door within the same system.
For example, hotels often employ master key systems, in which hotel staff carry keys that can open the doors to every room, while guests receive a key that can only open the door to the room in which they are staying. In this way, each lock has several keys that will open it, and each key has different capabilities in terms of which doors it can open.
Re-keying is the process of replacing the tumblers or pins of a lock cylinder with new ones of different sizes. Upon completion, a new key is required to operate the lock. If the lock functions well and matches the style you like, then re-keying is the best solution.
This service saves money and time by eliminating the need to buy and install a new deadbolt or door knob lock. Locks should be re-keyed when first moving into a property, when a set of keys is lost, or when you terminate an employee.
Unlockit technicians carry a wide assortment of locks and finishes for new lock installations and replacements, including deadbolts and door knobs. We also offer a full line of additional hardware options to ensure that the locks we provide match your preferences. We only work with trusted products and brands and guarantee that each job is done right with a follow-up call to make sure you are satisfied with our service.
Over time, normal wear and tear takes a toll on doors and locks. Occasionally the components fall out of synch, and a lock begins to malfunction.
Sometimes, a quick fix is all you need to restore proper operation – tightening a few screws or lubricating the right areas will often do the trick. Other times, doors must be adjusted or hardware re-aligned due to a building settling or temperature changes.
In any case, we always do our best to repair a non-functional or damaged lock, rather than replace it with a new one. Our technicians will walk you through the process and explain any problems that arise. Whatever the issue, we’ll be sure to find the right solution.
Keys can get stuck or break off in locks for a variety of reasons. The lock may be faulty and in need of repair, or the key may be damaged or suffering from normal wear and tear. No matter the cause, we’ll remove the broken key, identify the problem, and bring the lock back to a working condition.
Every Unlockit technician is equipped with a mobile key-cutting machine, which travels with him or her throughout Metro Atlanta. When the job calls for it, key duplication is always available. We also offer this service at our shop in Roswell, so feel free to stop by and we’ll make you a low-cost, high-quality duplicate.
Most locks for file cabinets and office furniture are cam locks or disc tumbler locks. These locks are used for a variety of general and specialty purposes. More than likely, you will see these types of locks installed on office furniture, such as file cabinets, desk drawers, overhead hutches, storage cabinets, mailboxes, etc. Some of these locks are stamped with the manufacturer’s key code on the face of the lock, which could simplify the process of replacing a lost key. In some cases, replacing the lock itself is more cost effective than replacing the key. Unlockit technicians can service most office furniture locks. Our services for furniture and file cabinet locks include unlocking all types, creating a key for most locks, and replacing the majority of office furniture locks.
One of the most important features that a high security lock offers is key control. Key control (or restricted key) means that an unauthorized person will not be able to copy your key without your permission, giving you more security.