Electronic Locks

  • MARKS USA i-Qwik: Access Control Right Out Of The Box

    When talking about early production of the Model T, Henry Ford once said, “The customer can have a Model T in any color he wants, so long as it’s black.” The unsaid information was that the Model T was built without complications using quality...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Should You Specialize?

    Whatever your niche, you need to be armed with specialized tools and equipment and, most importantly, specialized knowledge and training.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Upgrading An Outdoor Security Gate

    It takes teamwork and innovative products such as the Locknetics 390+ electromagnetic lock, Locinox Titan Gate Closer, GRI 4400 Series magnetic contracts and HID MaxiProx reader to get the job done right.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • Electrifying A Mortise Lock To Secure Conference Room

    Conference/meeting rooms for many corporations have become high tech. Video and audio equipment including large screen high definition televisions, touch sense boards and conferencing equipment come at a high cost. Because many of these products are...

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • University of the Pacific Focuses on Security: From Concept to Implementation

    University of the Pacific, located in Central Calif., made a decision to elevate the level of safety and security on their campuses and in their buildings. They faced some challenges due to the unique mix of faculty and students in living and learning...

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • Command Access Technologies Product Line: ELECTRIFYING OPENINGS

    Command Access Technologies electrifies most commercial manufacturer’s locksets and exit devices for remote control by an access control system or a momentary contact. The company has developed its own line of power supplies, power transfer hinges and...

    Article • March 1st, 2008


    An electrified lock such as the 4200 Series provides the opportunity to control access electronically without having to modify the door or jamb.

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Kaba E-Plex® 3000: Standalone Access Control For Narrow Stile Doors

    The E-Plex 3000 gives the locksmith a reliable narrow stile standalone that will serve the client faithfully and which the locksmith will find is as easy to install and program as rest of the models in the E-Plex family of products.

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • I Want to Buzz In

    There is much to share with the customer who simply wants to “buzz” in. The savvy locksmith understands what the customer is looking for ­­— convenience — ­and will explain all the details. There is more to it than “hogging” an electric...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • 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


    What are the benefits of electrically actuated cylindrical and mortise locks? The door positively latches when it is closed and shut. In fire rated and listed door situations, especially in stairwells, this is a critical requirement, since those doors...

    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

  • Bridging The Gap Between Mechanical Master Keying And Electronic Access Control

    Medeco Logic offers most of the functionality of more sophisticated access control systems, like scheduling, audit trails, and the ability to easily add and delete user keys. However, Logic installs without any wiring, door or frame modifications or...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Trilogy Family Grows Again

    The new PDL5300 features a double-sided keypad with PIN-code and HID reader access on both sides of the door, granting direction-specific access for up to 2000 users. Trilogy locks also now boast residency and privacy features.

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • RYTAN ePASS IV: Standalone Electronics for the Home

    This electronic deadbolt is operated without a key. From the outside, a six-digit code is used to operate the Rytan ePass IV. From the inside, a simple thumbturn secures the deadbolt

    Article • October 1st, 2007