Any business owner knows how important safety is for their employees and office space. There are numerous security solutions that a Manhattan locksmith can install that will enhance your office security, although some solutions may be out of the realm of possibility due to budget restrictions. Thankfully, there are a few intuitive technologies available that are budget-friendly. This allows you to easily improve access control on a budget.

Cloud-Based Electronic Locks

Electronic locks are easily programmable to read signals sent from key fobs, that contain an individual’s access rights. Most key fobs and electronic lock systems are fairly inexpensive, especially for small to mid-size offices. Where it starts to get expensive is the servers and computing systems that manage the locks and host the applications that are necessary for security personnel to fine-tune the solution to your specifications. When an electronic lock is hosted via the web, this dramatically reduces the cost of the technology allowing a business to improve access control on a budget.


For small offices, an intercom allows for the front desk receptionist to control who enters or exits the building or office. This security solution is ideal, specifically for buildings that have multiple businesses within the same building. Intercoms allow for an additional layer of protection, as the front door always remains locked.

Security Cameras

Security cameras don’t do much to physically limit someone’s ability to enter the property without authorization. However, it does provide a greater sense of security. When cameras are clearly visible, it serves as a deterrent for most criminals trying to break into a business. For many businesses, there is a general routine of people who come and go from the building on a regular basis. This makes an outsider easy to spot on security footage. Because most criminals know this, they are less likely to attempt to break into a building with security cameras. Additionally, security cameras serve as a deterrent for those who might want to commit an impulse crime.

Multiple Entry Checkpoints

Offices that have a front receptionist can sometimes get away with leaving the front door open. The receptionist can take necessary action when suspicious individuals enter or assist guest with their needs. However,  an individual only has to get past the receptionist to reach the rest of the offices. Having multiple checkpoints throughout a business can make it easier to control who has access and who can travel freely throughout.

Having the right security system is essential for businesses to protect their employees and assets. A Manhattan locksmith will be able to help you find the right security solutions that will improve access control on a budget. Contact Purple Locksmith today to learn about your security options and secure your office!