Do you own or manage an apartment complex? Then protecting the security of the keys you give to residents is of the utmost importance. Let’s say that you see a high level of tenant turnover – those empty apartments need to be prepared for new occupants, and that includes changing the locks. Help keep your complex secure by rekeying these locks!
For Pool Gates
Now that summer is here, everyone in your community is likely going to congregate around the pools. Remember to keep pool gates secured! Let’s suppose that the lock will wear down or the gate won’t close properly – both scenarios can have disastrous consequences! Whether it uses a keyhole or a latch, the pool gates need to be kept closed even when the pool is in use. Getting it re-keyed could be one of the best decisions you make all year.
For Individual Apartments
Never forget that individual apartments need to be rekeyed. Perhaps the previous tenants moved out only to switch to a townhouse in the same complex? They will have needed to turn in their apartment keys first, but who is to say they haven’t made extra copies of their original keys to give to trusted friends and family? That’s why rekeying locks for individual apartments is so important.
For Storage Closets
Storage closets are often overlooked. How many staff members and maintenance workers have access to these closets? This is an important question that can’t be ignored. Take a minute to think about employees who have either transferred to another property or are no longer affiliated with your management company in any capacity. Then consider how many times a lost key needed to be replaced. New keys will need to be cut, and the original lock needs to be updated or upgraded. While arranging for these upgrades can be costly, when you have licensed and certified locksmiths on your side, it won’t be a hassle!
For the Main Office
It’s important to change the locks attached to the door into the main office as well. Whether it is called the leasing office or not, the main office is the heart of an apartment complex, even a community that offers rental townhouses as well. Put your trust in a locksmith that you know can support you no matter what locksmith services you may need. All locks will need installation at some point, along with the necessary upkeep associated with each lock that you rely on to keep you and your residents safe. Rekeying basic lock mechanisms makes a difference, but you may also want to invest in access control systems that use key cards or high-security locks that leverage technology beyond the turn and click of a knob or deadbolt.
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