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Do you have a safe in your home? If so, will that safe keep your important documents and precious items safe in the event of a fire? I bought a safe thinking that it would protect all of the things kept inside from damage if the house was ever to go up in flames. I sure was wrong. Not only was everything ruined from the flames, but the water that the fire department used to put the fire out also invaded the safe and caused even further damage. That was when I started learning about choosing a safe that is truly going to keep the contents safe from fire and water damage.

Three Impressive Commercial Door Locks

Choosing a door lock for your business can have an important impact on your manner of operation. For example, if you choose a door that uses a complicated code, it can create a bottleneck. On the other hand, if you use a key fob to open doors, you will have ease of operation, but the ease of operation can create a problem for security. When you look for a good door lock, there are three types of locks to consider. 

Safe Against Even the Smallest of Intruders

Hygiene is important, but you can't leave it up to your employees to say clean. No matter how many trainings you have on the benefits of hygiene, you can never be 100 percent safe. If you buy door locks that are treated with a special coating, the coating will kill germs before they can spread disease. Because illnesses cost businesses around half a trillion dollars every year, protecting against the spread of disease is a good way to save money.

Ease of Entry Without Defeating Security

The conundrum when buying highly secure locks is to make them secure enough to keep intruders out while still easy enough to operate that they don't create unnecessary bottlenecks that disrupt the daily flow of business. One option for improving flow is to use a fingerprint lock. With one touch of a finger, employees will be able to pass through, and because fingerprints are unique, it is difficult for thieves to get by.

You could also use a bluetooth enabled lock. Employees could then type a code into their phone as they approach a lock, and then pass through the door without a pause. 

Do Away With the Door Handle

One way to both deter the spread of germs and improve security is to use a voice-activated lock. Employees will get through the lock by speaking a code. Since there is no need to touch the door, you forestall the spread of disease, and because there is no exposed mechanism, thieves will have a hard time tampering with the lock. 

Choosing a door lock for your place of business will have an important impact on your daily operations. Spending a little extra money for a highly secure lock might seem like a frivolous cost, but by deterring the spread of disease you can save yourself money and keep your business secrets and products safe, which is priceless. 

Consult with a locksmith about the best lock options for your and your business.