Electronic Commercial Locks: Stand Alone vs Integrated Systems, Which Is Best For Your Business?

Commercial buildings are more prone to theft and break-ins due to the presence of multiple businesses where valuables may be left out, making it easy to steal quickly (United Security Incorporated 2018). The vulnerability of these types of businesses requires high thresholds for security, including lock solutions. There are two primary categories for commercial locks: stand-alone and integrated systems. 

Stand-alone commercial locks, similar to residential solutions, are programmed at the door. The biggest advantage to these locks is that keys are no longer distributed to employees. Instead, a unique numeric code is individually selected for each employee, making it easier to grant access or revoke access when an employee joins or leaves an organization. This is a great option for companies with only a few doors and less than 20 employees. There is still a bit of a manual process with stand-alone commercial locks as codes need to be changed at the door. However, the savings and added security are well worth the walk to the front door. 

Integrated commercial lock systems can offer these same options but more remote functionality and integration into additional security systems. Audit traffic activity of employees and visitors, trigger alarm systems, remote lock down and camera monitoring can be included in enterprise level security programs using these locking systems. Keyless entry using RFID, and Bluetooth technologies are all options. 

Check out our blog on 4 types of commercial locks to learn more about keyless entry, electric strike, restricted key systems and magnetic locks to create the best solution for your business security needs. Need more information? Contact All Secure Lock and Security for a complimentary audit.