The Ultimate Guide To Navigating The Smart Lock Spectrum

The Ultimate Guide To Navigating The Smart Lock Spectrum

Posted on August 29, 2019

Say goodbye to the old lock and key as modern technology moves forward into a smarter form of securing your doors! Even though more and more commercial businesses are promoting the use of digital locks, they are so much more than a remotely controlled security unit.

“Smart locks” in the form of access control are advanced systems that come in numerous forms on the market. So, when a business owner wants to step into the future with their front door security, understanding available options is crucial.

From keypads to smartphone entry, here are some of the most popular forms of smart lock systems and how their capabilities could benefit your bank, school or small business.

Keyless Entry

Keyless entry is a convenient and secure way to ensure the right people make their way through your doors. This option offers increased security without the risk of duplicate keys, lost keys, or damaged locks.

With the professional installation of keyless entry, you have the option of providing employees with an access card or using a number pad to enter a security code for entry. No matter what you opt for, your keyless entry system can easily be adjusted to fit employee growth or reduction.

With this level of security control, you can also determine when the doors to your business are available for employee access. No matter how you cut it, a keyless entry system has your business covered from the inside, out.

Biometric Smart Locks

For governmental entities and banks, going beyond standard keyless entry for a smart lock system is recommended. Biometric smart locks use fingerprint technology found in modern smartphones. While these systems take some extra steps for configuration, they ultimately provide more security. No two people have the same set of fingerprints, so you’re guaranteed that the right people have access to the areas where you’ve employed these security systems.

Other benefits of biometric smart locks are:

  • They are economical;
  • Absolute elimination of keys;
  • Difficult systems to hack;
  • User-friendly; and
  • Improve employee management.

Fob Smart Locks

Finally, there is the option to utilize a fob with your smart lock. This is beneficial because you can only open the door within a certain vicinity. As an affordable and accessible security option, this is one that many smaller businesses getting off of the ground can employ as a start to smarter security. However, there is still the risk of losing your fob and getting locked out of your own security system.

Install An Access Control System, Today with The Security Center, Inc.

Modern security protects you from modern criminal activity. Don’t leave your business open to theft or security breaches, install access control and updated security surveillance today. The Security Center, Inc. is a team of experts who will install your equipment efficiently and show you how to maximize your protection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our installation team.

 

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