Real-time control of doors now a reality
Modern systems can now offer real-time control, with doors scheduled to automatically unlock during certain times of the day. Capabilities such as allowing a door to remain unlocked for a certain amount of time after the door has been opened from the inside are also available.
These systems can also provide an audit trail for any lock, key or system user, at any time – making a proper investigation of any breach not just feasible, but straightforward.
Furthermore, as any lost access card can simply have its access rights revoked, there’s no longer any need for the expensive, time-consuming process of changing the locks when someone loses a physical key. Audit trails can now be generated at the touch of a button, another saving on the substantial cost – in both staff time and money – of administering a mechanical master-key system.
A clear benefit to wireless access control technology is also that no wiring or cabling is involved, meaning no electrician or core drilling is required. Plus, the latest battery-operated systems means maintenance simply involves typically changing a standard lithium-ion battery once every two to three years.
David Hodgkiss, National Sales Manager, ASSA ABLOY