Posted on June 29, 2016
Office Lockout | Commercial Properties Lockouts
Finding yourself locked out of your place of business arises specific concerns that are separate from being locked out of your car, house, or apartment. It’s not just assumed that you have locked your keys inside, lost them, or left them behind at home. An office is where business is conducted, so there is most likely some very valuable items inside that are intended to keep the business operating. There are also safety concerns involved for both you and the protection of the office you are trying to enter. After all, the office may have more than a mere lock and key system. It may be wired with security cameras, alarms, key-less entry codes, or a master key locking system, not to mention that trying to get inside could also land you in jail with an attempted breaking and entry charge. All of these locking and security systems were put in place to keep would-be crooks out, so it’s not going to be an easy entry situation.
Because of workplace violence, volatile emotions upon employees getting fired or other work grievances, the first concern in an office lockout is to make sure that you are who you say you are and are part of the business owner or workforce that has access to the office building. Of course, another concern is that you could be a burglar attempting to gain entrance to a company where you could then gain easier access to their equipment, office machines, computers, safes, and other important documents.
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For these reasons, when a locksmith shows up at an office lockout, the first thing you will need to be prepared to show is proof of who you say you are as well as proof of current employment or business ownership. If you are not the owner of the company, this may entail contacting the business owner to verify that it’s OK to let you inside.
No doubt, this is an embarrassing predicament to find yourself in, but if you are not the business owner, the first person to call will be a fellow work mate who can help or go straight to the top by contacting your manager who will verify that you have rights to access the office or may be able to show up with the key or key-less digital locking system code you need to get inside. If you are the business owner, as humbling as it will be, you may be able to gain entrance by contacting another employee for help.
Another obstacle of an office lockout may be gaining access through high security locking systems, high-tech alarms, or using a master key. These are all concerns that are usually specific to a work place and often require a specialized commercial locksmith. If your company has a commercial locksmith whom they rely on for their lock and security needs this is the one to contact.
When you are in need of help, standing outside your business in an office lockout situation, contact a locksmith who can help with commercial and business needs.