3 Commercial Door Locks To Protect Your Property
At South Shore Locksmith, our technicians are well versed in all types of locks, panic devices, and alarms. Safety is our number one priority, always. With three generations in the locksmith business, we know the ins and outs like the back of our hands. Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of the many safety features and options available for commercial buildings today. Information is KEY, so here we describe three of the most important door security features below to ensure you’re as informed as possible when it comes to security.
A touch bar is a long bar attached to a door that keeps the door locked from one side, while still allowing it to be easily opened from the other. The door is constantly latched, which keeps it locked. When the touch bar is pushed, the door unlatches itself with ease—no locks, keys, or other devices necessary. Touch bars are ideal for schools and other public buildings since they easily allow individuals to exit in case of an emergency, but keep unwanted guests and contraband out. There are a number of different touch bars available with different panic and alarm devices attached, so be sure to seek the advice of an expert like those at South Shore Locksmiths about which device is best suited to your commercial building.
While the name may sound strange at first, these types of locks get their name because of how they operate. These locks are set within the pocket, or mortise, of the door, instead of just on the surface. This makes it especially difficult for intruders to enter, making it the ideal security solution for commercial spaces. Mortise locks also have the added benefit of being able to lock from both sides. Since mortise locks are specially made to fit inside the door, it’s best to call a professional locksmith to help with installation.
Cylindrical locks are one of the most common types of locks. They came around in response to mortise locks as a simpler lock product that only needs two holes drilled into the door, one on the face and one on the edge, instead of creating an entire pocket for the lock. They are relatively cheap and easy to install, but as always, it’s best to have a professional look over and install these locks for you to ensure that no damage or other problems occur. As cylindrical locks aren’t as complex as mortise locks, some see this as a disadvantage in security, but with the right lock installed correctly you should experience no problems or any lack of safety. If you’re unsure which is the best fit for your commercial property, be sure to talk to one of our knowledgeable professionals who can help you make the best decision.
At South Shore Locksmith, we want to help you make the best and most informed decision for you and your commercial property. With over 40 years of experience, our technicians have a wealth of knowledge covering all of the different types of locks and devices that can help to keep your business safe. Call South Shore Locksmith today at 561-531-2619 for your free inspection or same-day estimate.