A lesson on Locks


How do you find the perfect safe lock? Its starts with knowing what each lock offers. Anyone can read a list of features, but it can be a little more difficult to fully understand what these features mean. Even worse, it can be hard to fully grasp the benefits that a particular lock offers. This lesson on locks explains a few vocabulary terms you should be looking for when deciding what lock is right for you:

Time Delay – This feature allows you to preprogram a period of delay between entering your code and when the safe opens. This protects against armed robbery.

Time Lock – This feature does not allow anyone to open the safe, not even with the code, outside of normal business hours.  This prevents burglary and internal theft.

Audit Capability – Locks with audit capabilities record who opens your safe and when.  This prevents internal fraud by increasing transparency and accountability.

Silent Alarm (Duress) – When the silent alarm feature is activated, entering a certain code signals a distress alarm in another location, protecting against armed robbery.

Multiple User Mode – This mode requires two different employee codes to be entered before accessing the safe. This deters employee theft and fraud by establishing visibility and accountability.

IP Connectivity – IP Connectivity gives you control of your safe from a remote location. It allows you to easily restrict access, disable features, or retrieve records from your safe no matter where you are.

Still need help determining the perfect lock for your specific needs? Give us a call at 214.845.6800 or email info@rslc.net and ask us how you can find the right lock for you. As security experts, we help you determine the relevant risks specific to your location and environment. We consider your individualized needs and offer the ideal security solution based on these implications.


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