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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.

Two Highly Secure Door Lock Options

In order to make sure that your company is as secure as possible, you should equip your building with highly secure locks. While a clever thief might be able to defeat a regular tumbler lock if given enough time, you can make their challenge much more difficult by using either a fingerprint lock or a bluetooth lock. 

The Benefits of a Fingerprint Lock

Fingerprints are hard to forge. You can't just whip together a fake fingerprint and hope to use it to open a lock. Modern locks can scan not only the pattern of a fingerprint but also the material beneath the fingerprint, which will help to catch thieves who try to use a fingerprint they have found on a surface, copied, and transferred to another substance such as a rubber glove. Such scanners can store multiple fingerprints, so you can use them in commonly accessed parts of your business without worrying that you will overly restrict access. Of course, if you want to restrict access, you can simply input fewer fingerprints into the scanner. The process of getting through a fingerprint scanner should be fluid, but they are not the only option for a highly secure lock.

Bluetooth-Sensitive Locks

You may have seen locks that use a keypad instead of a traditional tumbler. These locks make your lock harder to defeat, but they also take time to open. To make doors easier to access, you can install a bluetooth sensitive lock. Employees can then type a code into their phone while they are on the move and use the phone to access the lock just as they get to a door. This means they can type in the code while they are walking, and then quickly open the door when they reach it. Bluetooth locks can store the codes from several different phones, so they too can be used in places that have a lot of traffic. Bluetooth-codes are harder to defeat than tumblers, but still easy enough to use that they should not create traffic jams. 

In order to protect your source of income, you need to keep your building as secure as possible. Installing fingerprint scanners or bluetooth locks will give you the ability to protect your business without making the lives of your employees overly complicated. Contact a professional commercial locksmith, like those at Acme Locksmith, to discuss your new fingerprint and bluetooth lock installment options today.