Using this option, people will only be allowed beyond access points if they are authorized to be there and when they are authorized to go there. If salespeople Beth and Larry are authorized to go into the executive offices between 9 and 5 on Monday through Friday as long as it’s not a holiday, they will be able to do so. But if they are not authorized to be in the executive offices at any other time, their credentials will not let them in before and after 9 and 5, on weekend or Christmas. With some versions, audit trails will even provide visibility as to who accessed a door and when.
These locks come in a variety of models. For instance, the offline lock version is manually programmable. Most locksmiths find this version the ideal solution for sites ready to upgrade from mechanical keys to PINs.
Next up the chain is the computer programmable model. User rights are stored on the lock and can easily be added or deleted at any time. It also provides an audit trail and is available with a choice of credential readers – 12-button keypad, magnetic stripe, magnetic stripe plus PIN, proximity and proximity plus PIN. Another version is similar to the computer programmable model except that it stores user rights directly on a magnetic stripe credential. An economic solution for campus-based environments and large numbers of users, it provides dynamic rights management on the card without reprogramming each lock.
Often a concern of locksmiths, such electronic locks are rugged. Indeed, their mechanical components are based on the design of Schlage ND and L Series locks. With cylindrical, mortise and mortise deadlock chasses available, users can create the right solution for any application. Tested to the highest quality and reliability standards, CO-Series locks are also ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified and UL294 listed.
Additionally, the key-in lever design accepts many popular models of SFIC and FSIC cylinders, making it easy for the new locks to integrate with existing master key systems. The locks also leverage an open platform, providing users with more choices and freedom from propriety technologies. They are also compatible with leading exit trim brands, including those from Von Duprin and others. A wide variety of finish and lever options are available. The locks are powered by four AA off-the-shelf batteries and provide up to two years of operation with a normal 36,500 cycles per year.
As the site starts implementing electronic access control, there is often the demand for added features; the customers themselves will start requesting more and more access control options as they see increasing opportunities to improve productivity and security. By showing how to efficiently address these additional needs, you will increase your stakeholder’s satisfaction and help grow your value to your organization.
Start them off small – propose electronic pushbutton locks – and show them how they can add more openings as budgets permit. Help them choose which openings should be offline or networked and emphasize how both types of locks can be managed with the same software and database. Let them understand how their facility can have more locks on more doors to increase security while moving offline doors to a network solution as budget and needs dictate.
With previous technology, every time an improvement was made, your customer had to buy a new lock. But Schlage AD locks can be upgraded when future needs change.