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Hiring a Locksmith to Help Protect Your Paperwork

Keeping a copy of all your important paperwork safe in one place is a great way to ensure that you have access to things like proofs of purchases, insurance policies, and even wills. But keeping paperwork in a desk drawer or under the bed is not the safest plan – what if a fire breaks out or someone infiltrates your home and steals all the important stuff? Consider hiring a locksmith to install a fireproof floor safe in a closet of your home or in the basement where all of your important paperwork and investments can be kept. You’ll have instant access to it all when you need it, and it will be safe from theft and destruction when you don’t. You might be surprised at how many ways a locksmith can help keep your property at home safe. Explore the pages here for more information!


Hiring a Locksmith to Help Protect Your Paperwork

Best Locks For Office Use

by Manuel Carmona

Choosing the right office locks is a great investment in your business' security. Here are some of the best types of locks to use in an office setting. 

Standard Knob and Deadbolt Locks

There are some benefits to going with a standard combination of the knob lock and deadbolt lock. First of all, this is a cheaper option than some of the newer, electronic options. It also requires less maintenance and is less vulnerable to power outages. And it's been around for a long time, which means that employees will be familiar with it; you'll spend less time teaching employees to use the locks correctly and experience less user error. The deadbolt and knob lock combination is also popular because it works well; the weakness of the knob lock can be supported by a stronger, deadbolt lock. You can make the deadbolt even stronger still by adding a flip guard that must be unlatched before you can unlock the deadbolt. 

Smart Locks

The modern smart locks take advantage of the strength of deadlocks with added functionality. Often, an electronic smart lock is a type of deadbolt lock that can be operated both electronically and manually. For instance, a smart lock can be hooked up to a passcode system so that it opens automatically whenever the correct password is entered. This can help you to streamline your locking system; you won't have to administer many different sets of keys and employees won't have to worry about keeping track of their keys at all times. It's also simpler to change the locks if you need to exclude access for someone; instead of having to change the entire lock, you can simply change their access code. 

Biometric Locks

Finally biometric locks are a good office option if you need maximum security. Whereas a passcode can be leaked to people outside of your circle of trust, access through a biometric lock is limited to people who you wish to have access to your property. The downside of biometric locks is that they can be much more expensive than a simple mechanical lock or even a smart lock, and they require more maintenance. Biometric locks might be a good option to reserve for the most secure areas of your office, such as an executive office. Your locksmith can help you weigh the pros and cons of each type of lock so that you know where to invest your money. 

For more information, contact a locksmith, like one at Yearsley's Service LTD.