Mechanical locks: Strong foundations for the construction industry

In this digitally revolutionised world, it’s easy to get caught up in smart devices that alleviate time and stress. It’s all very well being smart but sometimes that technology just isn’t needed. In fact, for some industries, traditional products work better. One of these environments is construction.

According to Logic Fire and Security, the UK construction industry loses £800 million each year due to burglary, vandalism and neglect. Research undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Building revealed that 92% of construction workers and management are affected weekly, monthly or yearly by theft.

Securing sites

The exposure of construction sites leaves them vulnerable, meaning that access control is paramount. One way that construction companies can secure their sites is by investing in mechanical coded locks.

Mechanical locks have a number of advantages for construction sites:

  • Robust for frequent and constant access
  • Flexible to allow multiple workers easy access
  • Can be installed quickly
  • Keep the public safely out of construction hazards
  • Secure sites from theft

The heavy-duty nature of mechanical locks presents them as the obvious candidate for sites holding expensive construction equipment and building materials.

Reduce lost man hours

Installing a mechanical coded lock:

  • Dismisses the need for keys, so site employees no longer have to carry individual keys on them, which can often get lost on busy sites.
  • Eliminates the cost and need to issue and manage multiple keys.
  • Reduces time wasted waiting for access to the site, as the code can be communicated quickly, enabling workers to get on with their jobs.

Getting the job done

These coded locks are a terrific option for those who want a simple but effective security system that can be used in any environment where a large volume of staff or visitors require access. As such, they’re beneficial for electricians, engineers and construction workers who are continuously entering and leaving the site at varying times throughout the day. Additionally, they can be set in code-free mode, making them ideal for when unhindered access is required, for example, when new materials are being delivered to site.

 

Mechanical locks don’t utilise smart technology, so they’re cost-effective. They’re also easy to retrofit onto existing doors, gates and storage units, meaning less disruption for clients. So, if you’re considering updating your site security, don’t banish mechanical locks to the bottom of the pile.

Take a look at our wide range of mechanical locks.

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