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3 Reasons Electronic Door Locks Continue to Grow in Popularity

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

It could be argued that basic key/pin-and-tumbler door locks are one of the most ubiquitous inventions in human history

That may sound like pure hyperbole, especially when one considers things like electricity, indoor plumbing and the Internet.

But think about it: how many times on a daily basis do you encounter a basic, cylindrical pin-and-tumbler lock?

The answer, of course, is dozens. There's probably one on the front door of your house, one on the back door, one on the locker at your gym, one on the front door of your favorite coffee shop to lock up at the end of the day...the list goes on and on.

The standard pin-and-tumbler lock is reliable, trustworthy and familiar. It's been used in some format for more than six thousand years. (That's a lot of keys...)

However, technology marches on, and the key/pin-and-tumbler lock isn't immune to the relentless advance of modern progress.

Like the iPod® rendered the DiscMan® obsolete, or like Amazon is bringing about the death of big box stores, electronic locks are slowly but surely replacing key/pin-and-tumbler locks at facilities of all kinds.

An innovative security solution for modern times

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Topics: access control, access control for apartment buildings, Schlage locks, access control for schools, wireless locks, electronic door locks

What Are Wireless Door Locks, and How Are They Used?

Posted by Dan Ryan on Nov 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The "lock and key" combination has been an essential part of facility security for centuries.

From medieval dungeons to today's homes, using a physical key and metal lock to gain entry to a place is something the majority of people have done at some point.

The lock and key is classic. It's reliable. It's trustworthy.

However, technology marches on, and with the advance of computers and electronic components, card-based access control systems became common.

Particularly at office buildings, out went physical keys and in came access cards paired with card readers, controllers and other technology.

These card reader systems often have a few different components, including a wired card reader, a lock that takes orders from the reader and access control software that sets the rules and manages cardholders.

As these became more popular and the technology improved, a new alternative emerged as a complement to wired locks: wireless door locks.

Wireless door locks offer the same convenient functionality as wired locks, but with easier installation, lower costs and a wealth of management options.

See how seamlessly wireless door locks can fit in your system

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Topics: access control, access control for apartment buildings, multifamily access control, wireless lock systems, Schlage locks, building access control, PremiSys NDE, wireless door locks

3 Ways PremiSys™ and Schlage® Locks Work Together for Better Building Access Control

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Finding the perfect building access control solution is no small task.

A facilities manager must consider a variety of different factors when researching systems, including how the system is managed, what kind of hardware and installation is required, what the costs look like against the budget and more.

With so much information to consider, buying an access control system for a building can seem more like studying for a final exam than making a purchase.

To make things even more complicated, facilities managers often seem to want things that contradict each other.

They want an access control system that's easy to manage, yet complex enough to be secure; affordable, yet robust enough to be impressive.

Fortunately, there are two solutions that come together to make the requests above go from seemingly impossible to within reach: the PremiSys access control system and Schlage® wireless locks with ENGAGE technology.

Why are PremiSys and Schlage locks better together?

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Topics: access control, access control for apartment buildings, PremiSys, wireless lock systems, Schlage locks, building access control

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