Purchased Keyless Locks for Commercial Use: Now What?
Keyless locks have been around for quite some time now, but only in recent years have business owners begun to utilize these powerful security devices on a widespread basis. If you have recently purchased keyless locks for commercial use, you might be wondering what steps to take to make the most out of these valuable assets. Below are some handy guidelines to ensure you maximize the use of your new keyless locks for your business.
1. Be strategic in the placement of your keyless lock(s).
Access control is of paramount importance to a business, and when it comes to properly securing your property and assets, keep in mind that all access points are not created equal. Set some time aside to take an inventory of all the different entry and exit points on your property, and decide which ones would benefit the most from a keyless lock installation. If it seems difficult to prioritize which access points are most important, ask yourself this question: “What areas absolutely cannot do without a keyless lock?” Some top candidates might include exterior doors, any place where money or valuable assets are kept, or any area where access is restricted to only certain employees. By prioritizing the areas where keyless locks are basically indispensable, you can narrow down your choices to include the most critical areas.
2. Carefully follow all installation instructions.
Most keyless locks are surprisingly easy to install – in fact, most of the time you can do the job in only 20 minutes using nothing more than a screwdriver. That being said, be sure to take your time and follow the installation instructions carefully to ensure optimal results. When installing an electronic keyless lock such as the Trilogy T2 DL2700, be sure to take the time to change the default factory Master Code to something different in order to maximize security. You would be surprised at how many people fail to do this, leaving their keyless lock system vulnerable to would-be intruders who are well-versed in the instruction manuals for these various locks.
3. Create and assign access codes to key personnel.
Take some time to think about which employees will need access to which areas, and assign their access codes accordingly. Thankfully, locks like the Trilogy T2 DL2700 make this entire process a piece of cake, as it can accommodate up to 100 users, and allows for fingertip programming right at the keypad. Once you have issued the access codes to your personnel, train them on how to use the lock (which will be super-easy), and establish protocols for them to seek the appropriate help if they ever run into any problems. Should you ever need to change or revoke someone’s access, it’s as simple as pushing a few buttons on the keypad, and you’re good to go. This is far better than having to track down physical keys, or worrying about who might have copied or kept the keys to the building without your knowledge.
Once you’ve carried out the above steps, you can shift into maintenance mode, as the majority of the “heavy lifting” has been done. With your new commercial keyless lock system in place, you can now enjoy a greater level of efficiency and security in your business!