If there is no critical risk to your business office, it is still good to rekey your locks with some degree of consistency. We recommend prudence, as simple mistakes can become serious security threats.
We recommend businesses rekey their locks anywhere from 9 months to 3 years. You can base this decision on a few factors such as the company’s turnover rate, how easy the keys are to copy (i.e., are they high-security keys?), the value of what you’re trying to protect. The more these factors present security threats, the more regularly you should be rekeying your locks.
CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN YOU SHOULD REKEY THE LOCKS IMMEDIATELY
There are some circumstances where it is essential to rekey your locks right away. These include:
Someone that should not have access to your key may have access.
Someone that has left the company or touched the key is a security risk.
Someone has already broken into your business.
If you have any basis to believe that there is a risk to any of your locks or keys, rekeying them right away should be your priority.
LOCK AND KEY ALTERNATIVES
Every time someone encounters one of these keys, there is a risk that they made a copy that they can use for sinister purposes in the future. In a perfect world, you would be able to use a key card or electronic access system to change the locks frequently, so that no one can ever make a copy of your key without your knowledge. Additionally, most access systems keep a record log of entry and are immediately adjusted for your businesses’ individual needs.