Finding Stronger Safes

After I started investing in gold instead of stocks and bonds, I realized that my cheap house safe was just not going to do the trick. I wanted to protect the hundreds of thousands of dollars that I had in gold, so I started shopping around for stronger, more durable safes. I was able to find a company that offered incredible locks and safes for reasonable prices, so I reached out to them for help. They were amazing to work with, and they even came out to my house to help me to fit the area for size. This blog is all about shopping for a better safe.

Different Types Of Commercial Locks And Levels Of Protection With Each


Protecting a company building with multiple stories can get tricky. You have to decide on what type of commercial lock you want to use, or combination of commercial locks, prior to having them installed by a commercial locksmith from a company like DuPage Security Solutions, Inc. If you already have commercial locks, but you want to upgrade, you may be surprised at all of the options that are available now. Each one has a greater level of security than the last, too. The following information should help you decide which type of lock or locks you want.

Punch Code Lock System (Manual)

These are commercial locks that require you to manually push in a predetermined series of buttons. The codes can be changed at any time, which means that you could easily change the codes weekly and maintain optimum security. A locksmith can make that service a regular appointment and then give the codes only to those who are supposed to know them.

Tag Key System

These locks are exactly like the ones used by hotels and hotel rooms. Slide a plastic tag with a magnetic strip or hole punch sequence into the slot, wait for the light to turn green, and then turn the handle and push on the door. Resort hotels now have tag key systems that can also be changed digitally at the front desk so they can issue new keys every time the rooms have new occupants. The security features of these systems include the fact that ONLY the right tag key(s) for each door grants you access.

Electronic Punch Code System

These locks are hardwired into your building's electrical system, and possibly into your security alarm system too. There is a digital readout box attached to the top of each lock. If you get the code correct, the readout will say "access granted" and light up green. If the code is wrong, it will light up red and read, "access denied." Three wrong attempts at punching in the code, and the lock locks everyone out until it can be reset.

ID Slide Tag and Bar Code System

Bar codes can contain a lot of information while still keeping the user's private information private. This barcode is imprinted on each ID slide tag for each individual employee. The employee then slides the ID tag through the slot on the top of the lock (either horizontal slide or vertical insertion). This also logs exactly when individual employees requested access to an area, which helps track employee movement throughout the building. Anyone without an ID slide tag has to be accompanied by an employee to have access to any area of the building.

QR Code Tap System

A QR code is imprinted on the badges of all employees. Like bar codes, the QR code contains employee information. However, the employee never slides it through the lock itself. Instead, the QR code is tapped on a large, black, square device hanging on the wall, right to the side of the lock. Passing the QR code in front of the big square releases the locking mechanism, and the employee can pull the door open.

More High-Tech Options

If your company wants to go super-high-tech for maximum security, you can choose thumbprint access and/or retina scan locks. Both of these locks recognize the very unique and individual patterns of human retinas and human fingerprints, thus making all other forms of scannable ID defunct. Unless you have access to machines that can duplicate fingerprints and make them easy to apply, or some way to fool the retinal scan machines, there is no possible way anyone can get past these high-tech security locks to gain access.


29 August 2017