Keyless locks have proven to be a revolutionary development in commercial security. Deadbolt keyless systems are one of the most secure options when it comes to securing your commercial space. Keyless deadlock systems help to eliminate many of the weaknesses of traditional locks. For example, there is no need to carry a physical key around with you, which eliminates the risk that the key will be lost, or copied by someone who wishes to gain entry.

If you have recently had a keyless system installed, it is important that you understand how to get the best out of the lock. Read on to discover everything you need to know.

Keep the key code secret

Once the locksmith has finished installing the keypad and lock system, they will issue you with the key code needed to access the door. The locksmith will typically offer to set this code to a series of numbers of your choosing. It is important that you choose a key code that you can remember. However, it is equally important that you do not choose an obvious number such as digits from your telephone number or your date of birth. Once you have set the code, you should never write down the code as this severely compromises the security of your business. If you do forget the code, you can always contact a locksmith who will visit your premises to reset the code.

Have spare batteries at the ready

Keyless locks use battery power to function. The reason for this is to protect the lock in the event of a power cut. If the lock relied on mains power, it could be opened by a failure of the power supply. However, batteries can present their own problems. If the battery runs out of power, the keyless lock is programmed to remain in the locked position. This means you will not be able to gain entry to the door. Thankfully, most doors feature a way of accessing the battery using a plastic key fob which is pressed into the underside of the lock mechanism. You should always have spare batteries at the ready so you can replace them if needed. You should also ensure that you staff understand how to change the battery if needed.

If you would like more information about operating a keyless entry lock system, you should contact a locksmith who specialises in commercial lock solutions today.