Security should be one of your primary concerns as a small business owner. After all, even though you may only have a few employees, just by virtue of owning a small business you're going to have to worry about break-ins more since you're more likely to have to store more valuables in a building. Fortunately, there are some high-tech solutions these days that can help.
Eye-recognition Biometric Locks
Biometrics refers to analyzing personal data from your body, such as fingerprints or voice. In this case, it's the pattern of your eye that's used. The advantage here is that it's much more difficult to break into the system this way.
If you only use a regular key, there are now many different ways to replicate the key, or else simply pick the lock to gain access to the door. But, as long as you use a door that's heavy enough, there's only one way to gain access to a door that uses an eye scan, and that's from actually having your eyes up there.
There are now simple versions of this that you can buy for businesses or even for your home to keep the most valuable parts of your business safe. The system works by scanning you're the 24 markers in your iris. This gives the chances of an accidental match at 1 in 1.5 million so you know that no accidents are likely to occur.
Another approach to keeping your small business safe is to use smart locks. The advantage of having a smart system is that many of them can actually take camera shots of anyone trying to open the door, that way you'll know right away when someone is trying to gain access when they shouldn't be because you can have the phone alert you.
The systems tend to work through your smartphone. Essentially, this means that you can give access to any smartphone so that when that phone gets close to the smart lock, the door will unlock automatically. The reason why this is useful for business specifically is because it means you can easily give temporary access to short-term employees.
Your long-term employees can have permanent access once you trust them, but short-term employees can be given access only at certain times, and only as long as they work for you. This system also often has the benefit of logging when people come and go. As a result, you can narrow down who stole office equipment based on when people entered and left the building.
For further assistance, contact a local professional locksmith.