As a business owner, protecting your business will be among your top priorities. And the first step to having the right security is preventing burglaries by investing in the ideal type of locks for your doors and even windows. That's because the doors and windows offer the first line of defence against burglaries. However, door locks come in different types, and if you are a new business owner, you may not know which one to choose. One way to make your selection easier is understanding what your top options are. Below is a guide to help you.
Deadbolt locks have for a long time remained to be a popular choice when it comes to providing physical security to exterior doors. However, the type of deadbolt locks you choose will make all the difference. Deadbolts generally come in two major options: single and double cylinder. The main difference between the two models is their mechanism of operation. With a single cylinder deadbolt lock, a thumb turn will be enough to lock and unlock the door from the inside.
A double cylinder deadbolt lock, on the other hand, requires a key to lock or unlock the door from either side. When it comes to security, double cylinder deadbolt locks tend to be more secure. That's because, for a single cylinder deadbolt lock, a burglar can break the glass on your door (if you have a glass door) and reach for the lock with their thumb to unlock it from the inside.
Keyless door locks are a more modern and secure door locking system than the more conventional deadbolts. There's a range of keyless systems you can choose for your business including keypads, key cards and even biometric locks. All these types of keyless locks come with an enhanced level of security. However, for an even higher level of security and protection for your business, you can go for keyless locks that require biometric information.
That's because someone can get access to your entry codes if you are using a keypad. Key cards can also be stolen. For biometrics, one would need information such as your fingerprints. The more secure and expensive biometric locks even involve scanning of the iris, something that would make it extremely difficult for a burglar to gain access into your business or valuables.
While these tips will help keep your business secure, remember that locks alone are not enough. Therefore, invest in the right type of doors and ensure installation of the locks is done by access control professionals.