When you run a business you know how important security is. Whether you’re protecting stock, customer details or company information, you want the best security you can get.

The first port of call when it comes to business security is getting the right security system. Your locks need to be adequate enough to protect what’s behind them, while also giving your staff and customers the access they need, when they need it.

If you’re considering upgrading your business security or moving into a new premises, there are a few things to consider when it comes choosing your commercial locks. Keep reading for a brief introduction to the different types of commercial locks and how they might be used by your business.

Close-up Of A Person Holding Security Card To Open Door.

Commercial Grade Locks and Padlocks

Locks and padlocks will help protect your building and surrounding premises, and are a simple security measure when you just need a bit of protection.

However, while combination or keyed padlocks might be easy to use, they aren’t as secure as other options and can be vulnerable to bolt cutters. We suggest you don’t rely solely on a padlock for your security.

When it comes to door locks, handle lock is a great option for internal doors that need to be locked, but don’t need to be secured – like an office door or bathroom. They are less secure when it comes to external doors, and there are other options that provide better security.

Electronic Locks

Keypad locks are a good option for external security as they provide access to staff without the risk and hassle associated with keys. You can install these locks on existing doors and update the code as often as is required.

They are a great option for businesses with a high staff turnover or who need to provide varying levels of access to different staff at different times.

Instead of a keypad, you could also install an electronic card reader and provide your staff with access cards. The benefit of this is being able to track individual staff access and restrict access when you need to.

SALTO Wireless System

At Amalgamated Locksmiths, we’re experts in installing and working with the SALTO wireless security system. This state-of-the-art technology allows you to control all the doors in your building from a central location. And because it’s wireless there’s no need for expensive hard wiring and the system can be installed on existing doors. With the SALTO wireless system you can view the status of each door from a central location, and manage your keys and who has access with the click of a mouse.

Amalgamated Locksmiths offer a range of commercial locks and security systems tailored to the specific requirements of your business, whether you’re in Collingwood, Abbotsford, Coburg, Fitzroy, Carlton or beyond. Our experts can come out to your site for a free security consultation and advise on the best ways to secure your business.