How To Choose Different Kinds Of Locks For Your Office

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Your business is your livelihood. You have spent a lifetime building it up and for someone to potentially break in and put that at risk would be a complete nightmare. That is why it is important to make sure your business is protected at all times, both physically and metaphorically. In this case locks are your first form of defence so it’s time to get clued up. Here’s the different locks and where you need them:

Key code

In an office building it is hard to stay secure. This is simply because so many people have to enter in and out during a day and this is often hard to monitor. Making a key for everyone that needs access to the office isn’t a viable idea simply as there will be too many keys which can get lost and fall into the wrong hands and in the long run will be expensive. The only alternative is a keyless lock such as a door entry system. A key code lock means you have to input a code for the lock to unlock and gain entry. This means all recognised personnel can be given the code, which stops any unwanted people gaining entry. Also if there were to be any security risk then you can change the security code.

Deadbolt

Not all places need communal entry and in an office this is definitely the case. In a business this is likely the boss’ office in which all important items of information are kept. A deadbolt lock means the mechanism has to be locked by a key and if you keep only one copy then it means only you can enter. This provides you with an added level of safety.

Cam Locks

Cam locks are perhaps the most unrecognised by most people but the fact is we see them everywhere, especially in an office. A cam lock is mostly found on the drawers of filing cabinets. Just like a deadbolt lock a key and therefore this can only enter it means only those in possession of the key can gain access. Without communal entry all of your important paperwork is likely to stay safe.

How Can Your Office Benefit From Double Glazing

double glazing

When it comes to energy efficient installation double-glazing is the new trend. It’s the new and improved product in comparison the standard windows that are found in most homes and offices. They provide benefits that just can’t be found with the traditional single pane.

With modern engineering the creation of a better window product is available to all of us. Of course we don’t mind because the majority of electric bills is boiled down to heat energy lost through the windows. With double-glazing you get better insulation and so a warmer environment and ultimately cheaper heating bills.

Traditional windows are made up of a single pane of glass. As goes by the popular “two is better than one” double-glazing is comprised of a second pane of glass in addition two the first pane. Furthermore between the two panes of glass there is a gap, which creates a pocket of air.

This pocket of air is a lot more important than it sounds. Air is known as one of the best insulation and this pocket of trapped air therefore adds extra insulation to your window. If there is condensation on your window then this is an indication that your insulation won’t be working correctly.

Finally as the name suggests the clear Perspex from Simply Plastics pane is glazed. This glazing again is a third layer of protection. It produces a hard outer layer that locks in heat even more. With all these factors considered your double glazed windows provide greater shelter from the cold air outside and helps to lock in heat. This in turn will lessen your heating bills considerably as you do not have to make up for heat loss.

An additional benefit of having double-glazing is not just that it can save you money, which let’s face it we can all use, but it is also better for the environment. This is because you are using less energy and therefore using fewer raw materials that are burned to create said energy.