Does your business need a key system?10/11/2014 Back To Blog
Security breaches are a huge problem for businesses. Your employees might feel unsafe, important documents may be compromised, and your company's valuable assets might be stolen. As your business grows, you might find your security problems growing as well, and ordinary security measures are not enough. Securing a huge business can be a complicated matter, and this is why key systems come in.
An introduction to key systems
Most businesses get their company door locks from top manufacturers, or buy them in bulk from stores. If you decide to use a key system, a lock manufacturer will patent keys and locks for your company. Patented locks mean that it is unique only to your company, unlike commercially bought ones. The design has specific markings and characteristics, so it cannot be duplicated by just any locksmith service company. Only locksmiths contracted by the manufacturer itself have access to the patents and design, and only they can make duplicates or create new cylinders.
How to manage your key systems
Some businesses think it's harder to manage a key system because of the restrictions involved. However, managing it is quite easy and flexible should your business grow and you find yourself in need of more security door locks.
Key systems are a great way to limit access to select individuals and maintain privacy. As owner of the business, you will have a master key that can open all locks. As for rank and file employees, you can limit their access to certain areas of operations. It makes your building more organized by grouping rooms according to personnel access, such as management, operations, security and maintenance.
In the long run, key systems can actually be cheaper than regular locks. Normal locks need to be replaced each time an employee leaves for fear of unauthorized duplication. The advantage with key systems is that you don't have to worry about your keys getting replicated. The system is flexible – as your company grows, you can simply get more locks from the factory that patented the system, ensuring continued security for your business.