OnOffice: 3 ways to improve your working environment this Summer

Colin Campbell, Managing Director of Codelocks, talks about how keyless access control can help you get the most out of your working set up. 

If you're planning to continue working from home when lockdown restrictions are eased, then now is the time to take your home-working enviroment to the next level. Without the daily commute you'll have more time to appreciate your home office and garden. If, on the other hand, you're planning to return to the office full or part time, why not make a few changes so that you can make the best of the Summer months at work. Here are three ways you can improve your working environment. 

1. Working from home? Turn your shed into a retreat.

If you have always wanted a home gym, rehearsal space, micro pub, or a creative workshop, you'll need peace of mind you can store things that are valuable to you. I'd recommend the CL200 Surface Deadbolt keyless lock and the XT1 PINGuard™ by Codelocks. Its great for keeping sheds, gates and outbuildings safe from intruders. Simply enter your unique access code to gain entrance. 

It's easy to install - but also convenient as you won't be constantly searching for a key. The addition of a PINGuard™ by Codelocks extends the life of the lock by protecting it from weather exposure and keeps the keypad hidden when a code is entered. 

2. Short of space? Build a home office in the garden.

Building a garden office creates extra space and can provide a valuable sanctuary from noisy households - especially for those with children, during the Summer holidays. However, if you do go for this option, you'll need to think carefully about how you protect expensive IT equipment and confidential data. To make your garden office secure but accessible, I'd recommend a CL510 Marine Grade lock, which has a sleek black finish and is tough enough to withstand the elements, even in coastal areas*. 


3. Stay healthy at work with secure shared lockers.

If you've been using the extra time while remote working to get more fresh air and exercise, you might be wondering how to keep up your new routine when you're back in the office. One of the easiest ways to enable employees to exercise is to provide lockers. A place to store spare clothes makes it so much easier to go for a lunch time run, or cycle to and from work.

The KL1100 RFID card-operated KitLock by Codelocks can help you get maximum benefit from your lockers - especially if you have limited space and resources. For employees, it offers simple card operated access. Just swipe the smart card to unlock the locker, and push it closed to re-lock. If multiple employees are sharing the same locker, you can add an optional finish, Clean by Codelocks to reduce the risk of spread of infection of viruses and bacteria, Clean by Codelocks is a clear, durable coating that can reduce bacterial growth by 99.96%***, providing an additional measure of protection over sanitisation. 

For managers, KL1100 RFID offers maximum flexibility. The RFID cards can be set to open lockers on certain days or at certain times - so if you have limited facilities, and your staff are not in the office every day, you can enable them to share lockers with no security risk. Once your KL1100 RFID locks have been set up, you can also manage them from a laptop or PC using cloud-based software - so you can change access permissions to the locks even if you're working from home yourself. 

There's a Codelocks access control solution for all your home and office needs. Take a look.


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*Tested in-house by Codelocks Ltd.

**Codelocks mechanical locks will be repaired, serviced or replaced free of charge if they develop a manufacturing fault. Faults caused by misuse, abuse and/or poor fitting are not covered by the guarantees.

***Clean by Codelocks is a brand name operated by Codelocks Ltd to describe products that have been treated with the LumaClean™ Multipurpose Photocatalytic Coating manufactured by USA Nanocoat “the Manufacturer”. All test results, certifications and claims are those applied for or of the Manufacturer. Clean by Codelocks should not be considered a replacement for an overall cleaning and disinfection strategy. No claim is made or implied that Clean by Codelocks provides infallible protection against agents that may be harmful in part or whole to humans or animals.




18, Jun 2021