Keeping your business’ assets and employees safe is one of the main priorities for a business owner. You want to ensure you have good-quality locks that meet your company’s needs, but deciding what style to go with can be challenging. You should consult with a locksmith who can review your options and discuss the best model to choose, but having a general idea of what you want before your consultation can make the entire process go much more smoothly.
Here are three common lock options you may want to consider:
- Buzzer – Buzzer locks are a great option for businesses that need a controlled access system’s security, but don’t want to have employees’ workflow constantly interrupted because they have to open the door for someone. This kind of lock system allows you to open the door with a simple flip switch, avoiding productivity disruptions. Installing a buzzer lock is fairly simple, and you can even add one to your existing door. All you need to do is fit your current door with an electric strike, add a power supply for the electrical strike, and install a release switch in a convenient location.
- Push bar – Push bar locks are a good option for high-traffic areas or buildings, such as schools, hospitals, churches, or high-volume businesses. One of the significant benefits of push bar locks is that they can be easily opened by people with a wide range of mobility levels. They can also be set so that when the last person leaves the building, the door locks behind them, and everything is secure.
- Push Button – Push button locks do not require a key, which makes them an excellent option for businesses with employees who come and go at irregular hours or for people seeking extra security and wanting to avoid lost keys. With a push button lock, all you need to do is set a code and share the code with the employees who need access, rather than having to issue keys for employees who need access. The number of buttons and length of the code will differ with each kind of system, so there is an option for every business’ needs and preferences.