Are New Security Technologies Better for Your Business

In the past, you would hire a retired military man and a German shepherd for your business security patrol. But security technology has evolved, and business owners now have plenty of electronic options for protecting their property.


Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of five popular physical security strategies for businesses, beginning with the most conventional right up to the most recent electronic security systems.

1. A Security Guard or a Guard Dog

Advantages: Time proven to be effective for face (and scent) recognition, and not subject to power failures.
Disadvantages: These days, they can be outsmarted by tech-savvy thieves.


2. Mechanical Locks and Dial Safes

Advantages: Low-tech strong locks are available for doors and safes; they are budget-wise for smaller businesses and private homes. Can easily be installed or changed by a locksmith.
Disadvantages: Entry can be gained by force. However, you can talk to a locksmith to learn about the different lock types and to get help finding the best, strongest lock for your business. Call one of our Toronto-area locksmiths to discuss the kinds of doors and frames best suited for the strongest locks and strike plates.


3. Electric and Magnetic Locks for Keyless Entry and Digital Safe Locks

Advantages: Ideal for premises where many people are authorized for entry; access codes and cards can be changed frequently. Digital safes are harder to crack and easier to open in the dark.
Disadvantages: Power outages mean potential security breaches.


4. Video Surveillance

Advantages: Closed circuit video allows for strict access control and anti-theft surveillance. Facial recognition offers advanced security.
Disadvantages: Video requires an efficient archiving system; high-definition video depends on available bandwidth.


5. Biometric Locks

Advantages: Fingerprint and iris recognition are ideal for large complexes and businesses with restricted zones. This technology is excellent for tracking the movements of employees through these areas.
Disadvantages: Very expensive and can be countered with false fingerprints or photos of irises. However, the level of security offered is superior compared to other systems.


So, Are the New Technologies More Effective?

In the midst of all this choice, a lot of business owners wonder if they should stick with the basics or bring in the big guns. Just remember that there’s still a need for the tried-and-true, including a good lock and a good locksmith.

At Affordable Lock Services Inc., we can propose a level of protection that matches the size of your business and your security budget. Visit us or give us a call to find out if you’re in our service area, which includes Richmond Hill, Aurora, Markham, North York and beyond.

At Affordable Lock Services Inc., we can propose a level of protection that matches the size of your business and your security budget. Visit us or give us a call to find out if you’re in our service area, which includes Richmond Hill, Aurora, Markham, North York and beyond.


Affordable Lock is a locksmith in Markham serving the Greater Toronto Area, including Scarborough, Aurora, North York, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Stouffville. With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on looking after your commercial or residential locksmith needs. Affordable Lock’s showroom in Markham showcases a wide selection of keys, locks and an assortment of other security products for your home or business. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home or business’s security, or solve security issues, Affordable Lock Services Inc. in Markham is here for you! Give us a call today.

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