Rekeying After an Employee Termination

 In All, Warranty

When an employee is terminated, or quits unexpectedly, there are many issues that need to be addressed beyond filling the vacant position. Security is of vital importance. If the employee had access to sensitive passwords, then those should be changed on the same day if possible, and that is only one of the time-consuming tasks you are facing.

Rekeying after an employee termination is another security measure to take as soon as possible. As a business owner, you realize the sense of urgency related to changing the locks after a termination. The security risk is high if you fail to rekey your office space in a timely manner. Even if the employee returns a key, you can never be sure that they did not create a copy. Failing to rekey leaves your business open to any number of security issues including theft, vandalism and employee safety issues.

But rekeying isn’t only a security or a time issue, the cost to rekey can add up over time. Rekeying can be very expensive, particularly if you have multiple doors or keyed access areas. To rekey every time an employee is terminated or quits can quickly eat into your budget.

Rekeying just one front door lock and replacing five new keys can average about $200 during regular business hours, more if it is done on an emergency basis after hours or during a holiday. If your business has a high turnover rate, the financial and time costs can be exorbitant.

There is an alternative that will keep costs down and eliminate any time concerns associated with rekeying. An office warranty through OfficeGuardian includes rekeying services with the Guardian Plus and Guardian Complete plans. The service includes a rekey of up to 6 key holes (including deadbolts) and provides four copies of the key. Knowing you are covered and can quickly reach a locksmith provides much needed peace of mind during an already stressful time.

An office warranty plan offers a fixed-cost, worry-free response team to business owners in the event that a major office system or appliance breaks due to normal wear and tear. The added benefit of a rekeying service will help you put in place a safe and effective system for processing employee terminations. So don’t leave it up to chance or stress about what to do the next time you have an employee transitioning out.

OfficeGuardian will protect you from repair nightmares, eliminate surprises that disrupt business, and stabilize your bottom line. We ensure that when a repair — or rekey– is completed, it’s done right the first time, guaranteed. One Call Does It All.

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