How Can Smart Keys Benefit My Business?
If you are a business owner, you already know how important security is to your business. If you currently rely on traditional locks and keys to keep your business safe, you may have experienced the unfortunate situation where keys have been lost, or employees have forgotten to return them before they moved on to other positions. This can leave you with the uncomfortable decision of whether to take a chance that your security may be compromised or replacing the locks and issuing new keys to your current employees. However, a smart key can make things easier and save you the expense of hiring a locksmith to rekey the cylinder or change the locks.
What is a Smart Key?
A smart key, like Mul-T-Lock CLIQ®, is a step up from the traditional lock and key. It combines electronics and mechanics to produce a key that can be easily changed to limit or control access to all areas of your business. The key itself is powered by a simple watch battery that is quick and easy to replace but provides powerful features you just can't get with traditional keys. The electronics in the key and lock allow you to track its use and monitor access, but it looks and functions like a regular key for the user. Users do not need to memorize complicated access codes or to be subjected to finger or body scans to access approved areas.
What are the Advantages of Smart Keys?
Smart keys improve security and put you in control of who accesses your building at all times. Because they can be programmed remotely, you do not need to be onsite to reprogram a key, to change access permissions or to disable an existing key. They can be used to provide or restrict access to any area of your business and even provide a trail of who accessed each area with a timestamp. Failed attempts to access areas are also recorded so that you can track all activity in all areas of your business. You even get notifications to keep you up-to-date with activity on your business site.
Why Would You Need a Smart Key?
Smart keys provide the most benefits to businesses that have one or more restricted areas, multiple work areas or employees with different levels of security clearance, but that's not the only reason your business can benefit from smart keys. They are also ideal for allowing service or delivery persons access to specific areas, can be used for giving maintenance or contractors limited access to business locations and eliminate the need to change the locks when keys are lost, or unauthorized persons fail to return them.
If you are looking to step up security at your business, smart keys may be the way to go. To learn more about changing to smart locks and keys and the benefits it can offer your business, contact Area Safe & Lock Service today.