• Wire Basics

    Choosing and connecting the wires for access control installations

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • What’s New In Access Control?

    Brivo and Schlage’s latest access control products are Web-enabled, allowing remote monitoring and operation. Pelco introduces its new Sarix network camera line.

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • 310-4(S) Electric Strike

    Introducing the Folger Adam 310-4(S), an extra-heavy duty electric strike for use with leading squarebolt-style rim exit devices, like the Corbin Russwin® ED4200S, ED5200S and ED5200SA Securebolt™ and the Yale® 7150(F), 7250, 7270M(F) Squarebolt...

    Product • February 18th, 2009

  • Dynalock 3101B Series Satisfies Life Safety Codes and Meets High Security Needs

    The most common applications include outdoor gate locks or inswing doors which require delayed egress functionality.

    Article • February 1st, 2009

  • Keypads & Readers

    Following the successful integration of uniting its readers and stand-alones into one family, all products in Rosslare's unique convertible line serve dual functionality as both readers, and 500-user keypads. When used with Rosslare's dedicated...

    Product • January 21st, 2009

  • KC5

    The new KC5 automatic, intelligent machine was developed by Mul-T-Lock's own machinery division as an integral part of the new MT5® platform (the next patented line) but is compatible with all existing platforms (including Mul-T-Lock's Classic and...

    Product • December 16th, 2008

  • Keyless Entry Basics

    The primary goal of any keyless system is to eliminate access by keys, so the keys that do bypass these systems must be carefully guarded and never distributed casually.

    Article • December 1st, 2008

  • Keypads & Readers Overview

    Keypads can be standalone controllers, a part of an integral system, or be separate devices which connect to external control equipment.

    Article • December 1st, 2008

  • Grand Valley State University Tackles Security from the Outside In

    The main entrances of each residence building were equipped with the hard-wired Schlage card readers or Schlage Wireless readers and locks. Schlage CL Campus Lock standalone locks are used on residence room doors for all new construction.

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Increase your Access Control Systems’ ROI with Time & Attendance

    The CCTV Imports OA200-ID time attendance and access control unit can be used as a stand-alone unit or connected via Wiegand output to work with a standard access controller. The unit also has an integral biometric fingerprint scanner

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • Integrated Electronics: Combining An Exit Alarm With Standalone Locks

    Even where networked access control is present, the PG30 alarm serves as a local smart security device and local alarm, having the features and flexibility to be adapted to just about any application

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • Integrated Systems: People Counting Systems

    People-counting systems are easy to install and maintain. When presented to retail customers, they are an easy sell.

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • Electromechanical High Security Cylinder

      ASSA’s C4 CLIQ system provides an audit trail through electronic keys and cylinders in conventional door hardware. C4 CLIQ Remote keys can be programmed anywhere in the world through an internet connection. These keys will operate ASSA HS...

    Product • August 14th, 2008

  • An Overview of Intercoms & Telephone Entry Systems

    Since many of these products are available over the Internet as do-it-yourself projects, the locksmith’s challenge is to convince your customers that you specialize, customize and assemble the exact components into a system that meets their needs at a...

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Your Partner In Protection: THE CENTRAL STATION

    Pick your partners wisely, considering such criteria as industry reputation, geographical location, types of panels monitored, backup reporting technologies supported, online services and even how they answer the phone.

    Article • August 1st, 2008