As an integral component of any residential control system is the interface with locking hardware. The Advanosys Security and Automation Technology team regularly provides all aspects of integrated locking systems to secure residential and/or estate type applications. These components have come a long way and now are offered in a wireless version as well as the more traditional and commercially accepted, high security, wired platforms.
The locking hardware to be considered for automated and/or integrated operation should include all entries into the residence and any additional facilities where valuable assets may be stored; the locking device can remain in an unlocked or compromised condition. The process is usually incorporated with the security intrusion detection system and/or full home automation platform. A typical example would include that upon arming the home system in any condition, i.e. when going away, staying home, going to bed, etc., that all entry locations initiate an automated locking process.
The type of lock hardware does allow for traditional key override use in many applications and/or a PIN or reader device may be used for more conveniently allowed entry. The use of a PIN or reader device also opens up great benefits to issue these by individual user and therefore having ability to limit the time, date or location of their entry credential and/or to delete a single issued credential without affecting other user’s capability.
The greatest advantage, perhaps, is the tracking ability of all usage. For example, a house sitter is issued an access PIN or credential giving the homeowner the ability to see the report of all times the house was entered by the sitter. The use of automated locking is a tremendous benefit in helping to secure your home.
Please remember that any hard, typical key, can easily be copied and once issued to a family member or other, and that key is lost or temporarily taken and copied, might as well be considered as not well secured.
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