Firing an Employee
How Can a Mobile Locksmith Help When I Fire an Employee?
Firing an employee is never easy but it can become significantly more difficult if a terminated individual has the keys to your business. Now, most will return the keys, but there are instances where some do not cooperate at all and keep the keys. Letters and phone calls bring no results. The only thing left to do in this case is rekeying all locks entirely, for the safety and security of your business and your other employees. There is a good chance that duplicates were also made by an ex-employee, and this heightens the risk of costly burglaries or even revenge of all types by the employee that was terminated.
Must I wait days to rekey the whole building?
Sometimes onsite locksmiths can be hard to find, or you do not want someone there when the business is open. This is where a mobile locksmith with 24/7 service can be advisable. After-hours calls can be arranged, and weekends also. You as the owner probably do not want other employees or customers to know your property is not protected, so having a mobile locksmith service, with years of experience in rekeying, is the best way to approach this problem.
Should I rekey or change all the locks completely?
Each circumstance is unique. Rekeying is generally a cheaper option. Especially if a lock is of high quality, it is more costly to change out a lock or a series of locks. However, if a lock is old, and already outdated, and has served its use, then changing a lock or a series of locks is more prudent. Chances are with older locks they will break or malfunction soon anyway. A high-quality new lock, however, can be preserved for affordability.
How is a lock rekeyed?
The process is simple. The pins that exist within a lock are specifically of size and length to engage with a certain key. Changing the pins to different lengths and varying sizes makes a key that is stolen by an employee useless to them as the key they stole will not engage with a rekeyed lock. Of course, changing the lock entirely does prevent an employee from using a key they have absconded with. Changing a lock sometimes brings the ultimate peace of mind.
A mobile locksmith should be called immediately.
When an employee is fired and leaves without returning a key, civil charges can be filed against them. However, there is a long timeframe involved in this, and the commercial property and the people that work within the business need protection immediately. As soon as it is discovered that an employee who is terminated has taken a key, action should follow ASAP. Each minute that goes by leaves a business vulnerable to damages and mischief and is no longer a safe place for employees who also have their valuables in a building. It is a crazy world we live in now, and no business owner should take chances with the safety of their property or their existing employees. Call a mobile locksmith with 24/7 service and get help as quickly as possible. Fast service does exist with local mobile locksmiths.