Monday, October 26, 2015

Key Control

Locksmith Reno key control
Key Management systems is the perfect solution for business properties who are expose to the security threat of keys or other form of access being duplicated and used by unauthorized people. In such management system, there area wide range of cylinders and key-ways that can be used to implement it. The Classic and Everest are the most common when it comes to high security key systems.

Classic key-ways are actually just the standard traditional keys that can be used in the system where rooms or department in the property which does not require higher level of security. The Everest high security keys on the other home have a unique design which include a patented undercut groove on the side which normally will be mated with the Primus cylinder as well. Both come from the leading lock manufacturer Schlage.

A traditional cylinder is the type that are used mostly on low security applications, however, the Primus type was designed to provide higher level of security with a sidebar that enable key control. This type of high security cylinder is also pick and bump resistance and can be restricted to a certain geographic areas. In addition, the Primus cylinder can resist other types of abuses such as drilling for example. The advantage of the Primus cylinder comes with the fact that the mated Everest high security key can operate both the Primus and traditional cylinders that installed around the property as well. However, the keys that can operate the traditional cylinders will not be able to operate the Primus type.  

Locksmith Reno Primus cylinder
Both restricted and none restricted key-ways can be used in the same key control system. In order to get none restricted key-way cylinders and keys from the manufacturer or through a locksmith shop nothing special is involved in the process which is one of the reasons they do not provide high level of security. However, restricted key-way cylinders and keys which provide limited use, have better level of key control as well. In order to get restricted key-way cylinders and keys, a special authorization would have to be submitted with the order and any key blanks that will be needed in the future would only be approved using the same authorization.

For more information about key control, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno (775) 276-5673.

Schlage High Security Key and Cylinder

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Lock System Innovation

Locksmith Reno keyless entry lock
As technology takes us to new places every day, some of it becoming an integral part of security as well. Nowadays, key-less entry lock systems in many forms have become the standard in home and business security. Even though, residential property owners are slowly starting to adapt to the new technology, many commercial property owners already started to make the change.

The biggest benefit of any type of key-less entry lock system is the ability to control user access. Most of these lock systems have the capability to customize user access whether it is to allow or restrict. When it comes to commercial property settings, an employee may have an access card, a code, or other device which will allow access through certain doors in the property. These rights can easily be added or removed using the lock system interface. This type of feature removes any worry from business owners in which former employees used to make key copies of the property which set a serious security threat to the business. If a key card, or any other type of access device has been lost or stolen, it can easily be removed from the system with the press of a button.

When it comes to digital and electronic lock systems, many raised concerns about computer based hacking attacks. However, many of the lock systems manufactures who incorporate WiFi technology are taking several measures to combat these types of concerns. On smartphone type lock systems for example the standard is 128 bit AES encryption which means that the signal going from the phone to the lock and otherwise is encrypted in the same way banks are using to protect various financial transactions.

Reno locksmith key-less entry lock system
Although there is a growing market for key-less entry lock systems in residential settings, today, they are all ready being used in many types of commercial applications. Many office buildings who worry about security breaches can potentially benefit from these types of advance lock systems. Retail stores who need to protect their inventory from theft by customers or even employees will find key-less entry lock systems a "blessing" for the security of the store.

For more information about key-less entry lock systems for commercial properties, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno (775) 276-5673.

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