For many decades, locks changed very little. For commercial businesses, deadbolts were commonly used on exterior doors. However, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and that extends to locks. Today's smart locks are quite different than locks of the past, and many businesses are opting to upgrade their old locks with brand new ones. If you own or manage a business, you may want to seriously consider hiring a locksmith to install new smart locks at your company's place of business or office. There are a number of reasons to upgrade to smart locks, such as the following.

No More Keys

As a business owner, keeping track of keys for all of the doors in your building can be a hassle. In addition, you also have to keep tabs on who has a set of keys and is able to access the building. When you opt to upgrade to smart locks, keys will become a thing of the past. Today's smart locks do not require keys — most smart locks are opened by using a code, but some can also be programmed to use biometrics, such as a fingerprint. It is in your best interest to talk to a locksmith to learn about the different types of smart locks available so you can determine which ones are the best option for your business.

Easy to Re-Code

The last thing that any business owner wants is a security breach in their place of business. This can happen when are keys are lost or a fired employee does not return their keys when employment is terminated. If you have traditional locks, a security breach will require having all new locks installed, which can be quite expensive. One of the best things about keyless smart locks is the fact that they can be re-coded when needed.

Monitor Access

Smart locks can be closely monitored, so you will have the ability to see when a door is opened or closed. This can give you a good idea about the activity of your employees, such as when they arrive for work and leave for the day. Likewise, some models of smart locks can accept multiple codes, so you can assign individual codes to employees to make it easier to monitor access. You can easily manage the smart locks at your place of business through an app or a website — your locksmith will show you how to program them after they are installed.

For more information, contact a locksmith.