Commercial locks are usually controlled by some electrical or electromagnetic means. When some of the locks in your building begin to fail or become dysfunctional, you will need a commercial locksmith to help you repair them. Here is how a commercial locksmith will go about fixing non-compliant commercial locks in your building.
Cutting the Power
If the locks have an electrical component to them, the locksmith will ask you where the nearest electrical box is so that he or she can shut the power off to the doors. Then he or she will remove the locks from the doors very carefully so as to avoid ruining the electrical wiring. Special electrical tools that measure the flow of current in the wiring inside these locks will alert the locksmith the fact that there are some wires or electrical paths that just are not working or not firing correctly. Then the locks need to be dismantled.
Dismantling the Locks
Next, the locksmith will attempt to dismantle these locks just enough to remove the faulty wiring. He or she will remove the wiring and then replace that wiring. If there is any other significant damage to the locks noted, the locks may have to be dismantled completely to make repairs or removed and replaced.
Replacing the Worst of the Locks
For all of the locks that absolutely will not work regardless of any repairs the locksmith could make to them, these need to be removed and scrapped. The new replacement locks should be similar to the old ones in make and model if you expect to continue using the same security system and electrical connections. Otherwise the commercial locksmith might have to call in some backup from an electrical contractor to rewire the system in your building. If the door locks and electrical wiring also tie into your security system, then the providers of your security system may have to join the team to help with the rewiring. (A misstep in the installation or electrical wiring process could set off the alarms and alert the security company.)
Testing the Wiring and the Locks Before Leaving
The locksmith then checks all the wiring again with his or her tools before popping these locks back into place. He or she will have you test the locks to make sure they work. This may involve using your key card, swiping a card in the lock's slot or punching in the code that the locksmith set up inside the lock. If all seems to be working well, the job is complete.
If you need a locksmith, contact a company like Scottsdale Locksmithing.