Different electronic lock types12/22/2013 Back To Blog
As technology advances, many different items become electronic, improving its functions. Technology has managed to reach out to locks, as well. This has managed to improve security and making them much more difficult to break through, all while making it convenient for those who are allowed access. This new improvement becomes important in the busiest districts of the city, where there are so many people moving in and out of the buildings that it has become difficult to keep track of everyone and maintain security. Even some homes make use of these locks, providing homeowners with optimum safety. Here are the different types of electronic locks that are used today.
Smart card locks require the use of a coded card key to open them
They are quite common in factories, offices and hotels. In the case of the hotel, the card keys are programmable, making it unique to the guest who holds it and then voiding it once the guest checks out. A common method of controlling access within commercial buildings is using both the card key alongside the employee ID.
*Proximity scanning contains a scanner that detects the radio frequencies emitted by the smart card. They are found mostly in factories and office areas. They are also used to permit access into secure parking areas. There are a number of different items that can interact with the lock, including plastic ID cards, USB access tokens and subscriber identity module cards. Some even allow interaction with the SIM cards inside cellular phones.
*Hand key locks are biometric devices; opening the doors by reading the person’s hand prints. This is a rather popular and effective locking system because it eliminates the need for card keys, making your hand the key. They can be made to work as a stand-alone or as a part of an access control system. They are usually found in airports, as they help speed up customs identification.