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Are You Looking for High-Security Commercial Door Locks?

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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After you have invested a lot into your business, it only makes sense to want to make sure that the security is absolutely top-notch, especially considering the ever-worsening crime statistics. One way to ensure that your premises are safe is by installing a high-security commercial door lock.

When it comes to safeguarding your business, an ordinary door lock just isn't good enough. You need the very best security hardware to give you peace of mind, and for that, you should choose the right commercial door locks installer. Professionals in this field stock a wide range of the best commercial door locks and door hardware and have experienced technicians who know how to install them. Finding a company that can service exterior doors in commercial buildings is not an easy task.

Four Characteristics of High-Security Commercial Locks

To a lot of people, a lock is simply a lock, but that is not necessarily the case because when it comes to commercial door locks, there is a huge difference in terms of quality and security compared to ordinary home security systems.

When looking for the absolute best commercial door lock, there are four main things to consider, which are:

1. Heavy Duty Hardware

The first indication that your commercial door lock is worthy of being branded "high security" is that it is made of strong material. This is not just as a precaution against criminals but also so that the lock can sustain strenuous use in busy environments.

Constant opening and closing of doors will soon wear out any ordinary lock, which is not made of the heavy-duty industrial-grade stainless steel material common in most high-security door locks services. Extra features that you can look out for include fire resistance and heavy-gauge steel locking mechanisms

2. Pick and Drill Resistant

Ordinary door locks tend to be very vulnerable to pick and drill methods that are usually employed by burglars because they feature standard pin and tumbler designs. While a high-security lock is not 100% burglar-proof, it requires quite a bit of time and skill to open it, which is enough to discourage many criminals. These specially designed door locks have hardened steel inserts and rotating pins that are very resistant to picking. 

3. Security Layering

Security layering refers to the extra measures that are taken to improve security beyond just having a strong door lock. A modern-day high-security commercial door lock should come with extra features, such as alarms, access control, and even video surveillance. 

While all these features are beneficial, you will need an experienced locksmith to determine whether they are compatible and install them correctly. With the help of our expert technicians, you can have your door lock installed at affordable costs while ensuring high levels of security.

4. No Copying of Keys

No matter how strong a commercial door lock is or how advanced the security features are, if the key is copied, then it all comes to nothing. This is why when buying a high-security lock, one of the first things you must enquire about is their copy protection.

Reputable commercial door lock installers typically ensure that keys to locks can only be duplicated by approved service providers. This can be done by producing keys that can only be cut using specialized equipment which is not available to everyone.

Some of the Commercial Locks Available in the Market

To ensure that we can cover a wide range of different types of commercial security systems, we regularly stock some of the following door locks:

  • Mortise Locks

These are some of the most common commercial door lock security systems in use in many businesses because of their durability on doorways with a lot of traffic. The deadbolt portion is located inside the lock system, which makes it difficult to access for would-be intruders.

  • Panic Crash Bar 

If you are looking for a secure lock that also allows quick exit in times of emergency, then a panic crash bar is the ideal solution. To open it, you simply push the bar downwards. In most cases, it only allows one-way access, meaning it can only be opened from the inside, which is a disadvantage. However, this also makes it highly secure and very difficult to breach.

  • Keypad Door Locks

In situations where there are a lot of people who need to gain access to a secure doorway, installing keypad access is a great way to avoid the necessity of having to provide everyone with their own key. Security is guaranteed as long as the passkey is not shared with unauthorized personnel.

  • Cylindrical Lever Locks

This type of commercial door lock is the easiest to install and can be made in a variety of trendy designs. It consists of a cylindrical lever that runs through the entire door. In terms of security features, it is not the best on this list but is still a good commercial door lock option. 

  • Electric Strike Locks

Electric strike locks are usually used together with another type of commercial door lock for added security. The downside is that it is vulnerable to power outages, and must therefore be used with a fail-safe mechanism to prevent people from being locked in or out.

Professional Locksmith Services

Locksmith companies offer a lot of different locksmith services that are tailor-made to suit commercial properties, such as:

  • New commercial lock installation
  • High-security plan evaluation
  • Door lock repair or replacement
  • Access control system programming
  • Commercial keypad door installation using the best door hardware
  • Installing the front door with pin codes for commercial use

Benefits of Calling the Best in the Business

Installing high-security commercial door locks for your business is one of the most important things you can ever do, and ideally, it needs to be done by reputable and trustworthy service providers. 

After many years of serving well-known businesses in and around the city, an experienced contractor in commercial door locks installation and repair can do the job. They often use the industry's best door hardware and can easily install interior doors and automatic doors with electronic locks, replace commercial doors, and fix the door frame.

If you want guaranteed security systems from people who have dedicated themselves to ensuring top-level security, then you should look for a well-established company in your area. 

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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