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Know about commercial locks and their types

Besides being a serious investment for business houses, commercial locks are now gaining popularity among households all across the globe. With an increase in thefts and other sorts of criminal activity, it is extremely recommended to protect your livelihood through the installation of commercial locks.  There are various types of commercial locks available in the market and the area of your house shall determine the type of commercial lock you may need. If the area has a high crime rate, you may require an exit control lock, dead lock or alarmed lock, or else you may settle for the standard lock.

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Below is a list of most of the common types of commercial locks –

a) Exit control lock – this is one of the most popular types of commercial lock and is meant for the back door. There are certain regulations that need to be followed. These locks are battery operated, easy to install and corrosion and attack resistant as they have cast aluminum housing. There are various versions of exit lock with the exit bar sign written in English, French, Dutch, German, Chinese and Italian. Most of the exit control locks come with saw resistant deadbolt and high decibel alarm home. Certain versions also have outside key control.

b) Alarm rim lock – The alarm rim locks are the simplest to install. Most of them are water and weather proof and also surpass the safety code requirements. They are generally housed in a tamper resistant casing in order to protect the battery, the internal hardware and electronics. These locks are equipped with visual and audio alarms up to hundred decibels.

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c) Card reader – Card reader locks are also quite popular as they offer a convenient to lock and unlock your door. These locks have an upscale and sleek design and are also vandal and weather resistant. They are equipped with Led light or an alarm for indication of the access. Moreover, these locks need to be touched or swiped with the cards for opening.

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d) Fingerprint locks – if you want to escape the hassles of keys or cards, then fingerprint lock is the best selection. The finer print lock is equipped with biometric technology that senses the finger prints and tries to match it with the database of fingerprints stored to allow access in the room. A standard finger print lock stores up to 100 fingerprints and can easily be installed in a standard door with thickness ranging between 1 to 2 inches.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 11, 2010

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