Five Benefits of Electronic Door Locks in the Workplace
If you run a large business, the security of your premises is likely your priority. While CCTV cameras and alarm systems are a great way to deter potential intruders and ensure that your building remains safe, the importance of a strong and secure lock cannot be overstated. If your workplace locks have not been changed in a while or are outdated, it may be time for an upgrade.
Electronic door locks are an ideal option for those looking to enhance the security of their business and improve accessibility, removing the need for a set of keys which can be easily lost. Today, there are lots of different electronic locks on the market to suit all different types of businesses and organisations. From electronic keypads that require a simple code to biometric systems that require a fingerprint and smart cards that allow multiple employees to access certain areas, there are a range of systems that could benefit your business massively.
Below, we take a look at some of the benefits of installing an electronic door lock in large work premises where lots of people move throughout the building regularly.
One of the most obvious benefits of installing electronic door locks in your business premises is the enhanced safety that they provide. Digital door locks are pick-proof as there is no place for a key, ensuring that burglars and intruders cannot access your property by picking or bumping the lock – a common method used by criminals to break into properties.
In addition to this, electronic door locks only allow authorised personnel to enter certain areas or buildings, ensuring that intruders are kept out. Removing the need for keys and replacing them with codes and cards means that you no longer have to worry about lost keys – something that can be quite an issue in a large office block where lots of employees are carrying sets of keys. Keyless electronic door locks completely eliminate the need for keys, ensuring that no intruder will ever come across a key that allows them access to your property and giving you peace of mind.
Your workplace may contain valuable items and expensive pieces of equipment as well as confidential documentation which needs to be kept as safe and secure as possible. Installing electronic door locks is one way to ensure that no one can access your equipment without a code or a pass. Plus, you don’t have to worry about replacing the locks if a key gets lost or misplaced!
Following on from above, electronic locks can act as a visual deterrence for break-ins. Criminals and potential intruders are put off by visual deterrents such as CCTV cameras, alarm systems and light sensors, but they will also be put off trying to break into your building if they spot keyless electronic locks on your premises. Many criminals are opportunists who look for easy and quick access to buildings, such as weak locks and open windows. If someone is walking past your building and is aware that there is valuable equipment inside, they may look for weak entry points.
Electronic door locks, however, are keyless and require a card, a code or a fingerprint – and therefore they are much more difficult to break into than mechanical locks that require a key. Criminals will be put off by this and are far more likely to target a different building that has a weaker security system, particularly as they will be unsure what is waiting for them on the other side of the door.
If you run a large business building, there is likely a lot of foot traffic throughout the premises. Installing electronic door locks and keyless entry systems is a great way to determine which employees have access to which areas. There may be certain rooms or areas within your building that you want to keep restricted, particularly if these areas contain sensitive information and valuable documentation. Modern access control systems and electronic door locks allow you to set up different security levels and customise your security systems for each area of the building, allowing you to decide exactly who has access where.
Upgrading to electronic door locks with access control systems is also an ideal way to keep track of your employees’ work hours, activities and whereabouts in the building. It can be difficult to monitor when different employees enter and leave the building. If something suspicious was to happen after working hours, such as a piece of equipment going missing or something being broken, you can then use the access control logs to work out exactly which employees were in the building or a certain area at the time.
In addition to this, upgrading to keyless entry door locks ensures that you can keep an eye on employees who are showing up very late or leaving work early, allowing you to keep track of their schedules and make sure that employees are working the correct hours and entering and leaving at the right times.
Today, the majority of electronic door locks automatically lock when you shut the door, meaning that you do not have to rely on employees to remember to lock the door after themselves and there is no risk of the door being left open. This is a great way to protect your business and ensure that criminals stay out of your building. There may be times when you need to leave work early, in which case employees have to lock up the building when they leave. One easy mistake, such as forgetting to lock the door or incorrectly closing up the building, can result in a criminal having easy access to your building without even having to break in.
Installing electronic door locks eliminates the risk of human error and ensures that the door to your building is always firmly locked and your equipment is protected without having to manually lock up with a key.
At Campbell & McGovern, we understand the importance of business security and have extensive experience in providing and installing electronic door locks in Liverpool and the Wirral. We have a range of customisable access control systems and electronic door locks available, designed to ensure that your business premises remain safe and secure from potential intruders.
With a wide variety of solutions to suit all different budgets and requirements, all of our systems feature the latest technology to ensure that you have total peace of mind when it comes to the security of your building.
In addition to providing and installing high-quality electronic door locks, we also offer a range of other services including CCTV systems, safes and smartair security, ensuring that your premises remain as safe as possible at all times. In emergencies, we have a 24 hour locksmith service which is available 365 days a year in Bootle and across Liverpool.
At Campbell & McGovern, our skilled team are experienced in electrical safety and can recommend you the best products that exceed industry standards to protect your business and ensure that your property, whether that be your business or home, remains safe. For more information about our services, visit our website or get in touch today.