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Do you need original key to rekey a lock?

In most cases, a locksmith can rekey the locks even without the original key.

How does access control work on a college campus?

University security requires keeping classrooms, offices, storage areas, and other rooms locked when not in use whenever practically possible. Access control systems efficiently manage access to campus buildings, classrooms and dorms that is convenient for students and faculty while also providing a high level of security. The system identifies individuals by his or her digital credentials saved in the access card, badge, or fob.

Do you provide commercial locksmith services in my area?

Great Valley Lockshop’s service area for commercial projects spans Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. For commercial clients, we will travel throughout eastern Pennsylvania – as far west as Harrisburg and State College – Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. It’s important to include your location when filling out a service request.

What types of commercial buildings does GV Lock service?

Great Valley Lockshop provides commercial locksmith services. These include access control design, door and hardware supply, hardware installation, security services that meet accessibility, emergency and fire exit requirements. Our locksmiths are experienced with working on commercial buildings for educational purposes, namely colleges and universities, as well as healthcare and pharmaceutical buildings with high-security needs.

Will GV Lock locksmiths travel outside of the service area?

In short, yes. We will travel to any location that requires our expertise and commitment to excellence. At Great Valley Lockshop, our specialty is working with security companies to properly install access card readers or keyless entry systems. We partner with several large access system contractors to properly install the mechanical locks needed to work with a new system. We are based in Chester County, Pennsylvania, our locksmiths routinely travel up to two hours for commercial and construction projects every day. In some situations, we will take on projects in states that lie outside of our traditional service area. For example, we recently completed a large project for a university with multiple campuses across Pennsylvania. The farthest location was a

What is the best place to install a fire safe in the home?

The most secure place to install a fire safe is on the ground floor and at the corner between two outside walls.

What are the benefits of window tinting?

Superior security, energy efficiency, privacy and appearance are all great benefits of commercial window tinting.

Will GV Lock make copies of keys that say “do not duplicate”?

There is currently no law in place about “do not duplicate” keys. The engraved words found on many keys for commercial properties is not actually legally binding. Some hardware stores have a policy against cutting copies of these keys without proper authorization. Our locksmiths can duplicate these keys and recommend better security solutions for businesses.

What is an egress door?

An egress door is an emergency exit door. These doors are easily recognizable as exit doors because they have horizontal push bars, also known as panic bars. They are specially designed so that occupants don’t have to think about how to use them in case of an emergency.

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