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We look at what digital door locks are, the advantages of using them, how you can improve your business security and using digital locks in your home.
This page also covers advice on what type of doors that digital locks can be fitted on.
Digital door locks provide a low cost, easy to install security solution for buildings that require a reliable means of access control but where the allocation of keys or cards is unpractical due to the volume of people entering and exiting the building
They also provide a keyless way to enter business premises, homes & schools without the need for always having to carry a set of keys.
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Electronic – required power (either mains or battery)
Mechanical – no power required, mechanically operated push button locks (recent British Standard BS8607 generated to test these sorts of locks)
Entry using an electronic card reader system
Depending on the model chosen, digital door locks can be installed on a range of doors, including timber and multi-point UPVC.
Suppliers will offer ranges to suit each level of security, from those used for low priority internal door installations through light, medium and heavy-duty options.
The most robust digital door locks will be capable of withstanding all but the most violent attacks and will provide many years’ reliable service, even when installed on external doors and when subjected to heavy traffic or extreme use.
Some electronic locks have an override system
They are typically used in public buildings such as hospitals, offices and schools, which can have a number of digital locks located throughout the building to secure different areas, or for domestic properties where numerous carers or nurses need independent access.
Digital door locks provide perfect keyless entry
There is little that can go wrong and consequently, digital door locks can last for many years.
As their operation is so straightforward compared to ‘high tech’ electronic access control options such as biometric fingerprint readers.
Digital Locks are very quick and easy to fit
The fact that digital door locks can easily and quickly be reprogrammed means that security can be instantly reinstated if compromised or if there is a changeover in staff.
The same applies to home security, as carers and nurses usually work shifts and if a member of staff leaves the organisation, the code can be changed instantly.
Some applications may only require security at particular times, in which case the digital door locks can be set to free passage throughout the day, and then be programmed for code-only entry outside of normal office hours to provide security for those remaining in the building.
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