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  • Installing the SECURITRON GL1 GATE LOCK

    The gate lock/remote access controller system provides access control for this single-gate dock area by using known hardware and making use of existing proximity card equipped identification badges.

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Expanding Your Role in Access Control

    There are four basic components to any access control system: access device or reader, locking device, egress device and power supply. While some manufacturers offer kits containing the three components, most security professionals use individual pieces...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Card Readers For Access Control Applications

    A reader, keypad or combination of both is an essential ingredient in virtually any access control system, and in the majority of systems the reader will be a prox reader. Although biometric readers are on the horizon, this technology has yet to...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Standalone Card Reader Systems Bridge the Gap

    New access control solutions like the Dortronics EZ-Access Card Reader Entry System provide higher efficiency than basic locking systems, bridging the gap between the electro-mechanical locks and the Fort Knox-caliber systems

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Two Steps Forward: An Overview of New HES Strikes

    Whenever a new product hits the scene, locksmiths want to know two things: how it can help them do their jobs easier, and ultimately, how it can help them make more money. The field of access control has exploded with new technologies and products...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • New Product Showcase

    (Product photos will be available in July) A1 Security ALOA Booth 922 A1 Security introduces KeyCommander, a first line of defense for common-sense key control. The lockable cabinets hold 25, 50, or 100 key pegs that can be locked into a...

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Wireless Showcase

    Schlage Wireless For over five years, Schlage has been providing proven wireless access solutions to retrofit applications and new construction. With 128-bit encryption on every transmission, Schlage wireless systems are nearly 10 times as secure...

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Don’t Turn Down Wireless Access Control Jobs

    There is little difference between installing an offline, standalone lock and an on-line, wireless lock from Schlage

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: Locksmith Chuck Dixon

    One reason that I conduct interviews with industry professionals in this column is to hopefully inspire readers to change something about the way they conduct their business, with the result being more profit and a business that runs more...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Complying With HIPAA and JCAHO Requirements

    Specific security concerns are controlled access to specialized areas, supply rooms and medical carts, especially to control the access to medications, drugs, syringes, and needles.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Up & Running With Standalone Access Controls

    Standalone access control systems are perhaps the fastest growing market segment in access control. They require minimal installation labor and offer a growing list of features that the majority or small business clients need. The standalone access...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • LA GARD Smartpoint: Full Blown Access Control for the Safe

    LA GARD’s SMARTPOINT biometric identifier system controls access for up to five wired electronic safe lock mechanisms and provides an audit trail.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • The Use of Biometric Technology in Security

    Biometrics to become the mainstay of identity verification in civilian applications.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • System Planning: Power Requirements

    When you’re doing the groundwork for your access control project, a good place to begin is determining the line voltage requirements.

    Article • January 1st, 2007

  • Installing The OSI WAMS Wireless Access Management System

    The OSI WAMSwas installed into six floors of a large building, where each floor was approximately 20,000 square feet.

    Article • January 1st, 2007