Locks are essentially the face of security. People have been familiar with these mechanical and technical devices for decades. The all emit the same universal message: ‘KEEP OUT!’ Locks are a common security measure and have a variety of security purposes. From keeping people out to keeping things in. Businesses, hotels, homes, offices, government buildings, banks… all properties utilises the protection of locks. We offer a selection of advanced security locks, some that can be operated via key cards, electric strikes, key cards and biometric data.
Biometric Access Control
The term “biometrics” comes from the Greek words “bios” meaning life and “metron” meaning measurement. Biometrics is the science of confirming a person’s identity through the analysis of that individual’s unique physical or behavioral traits. Biometric locks utilise the uniqueness of human body features to offer convenience and enhanced security in residences, businesses and government installations. These keyless locks predominantly make use of fingerprint scanning technology, and sometimes retinal scanning, iris scanning and voiceprint identification.
Keypad Access Control
Keypad locks require the user to enter a numeric sequence on a keypad to gain entry to an area. Often used for doors, keypads may be mechanical or rely on electronic circuitry to protect an area. In both cases, keypad locks installed by us hold several advantages over traditional keyed locks.
Hotel Access Control
Locks are synonymous with the hotel industry, where the security of guests and their personal property is always at a premium. The quality and reliability of locks can make or break a hotel brand, which is why the lodging business turns to us for superior selection, installation and maintenance.
Card and Magnetic Strips Access Control
Card access relies on keycards, normally flat rectangular-shaped pieces of plastic, that are presented to a card reader. Access control card readers are used in physical security systems to read a credential that allows access through controlled points, often a locked door. Types include a magnetic strip card, bar code, smart card, and proximity cards. They are popular in areas where different users must be accommodated without having to change the lock each time, such as in hotels or small businesses.
Electric Strike/Door Buzzers Access Control
Electric strikes, also known as door strikes or door releases, are used in locations where access control is required. Many people are familiar with electric strikes for the “buzz-in” sound made when the current flows through the electric strike to open a door.
How can people have freedom to come and go without compromising the security of an area? Access management and control answers this question by letting you determine who can enter and exit an area, and what level of access they will have inside. Advanced access control systems like keypad alarm systems and biometric readers have many advantages over traditional locks and keys. These newer systems allow a manager to lock and unlock doors automatically, for example, and to track and document which individuals went where, and when. That information is highly valuable if the need arises to review and investigate a security incident.Access control systems (ACS) can be integrated into a comprehensive security plan that involves aspects of physical layout like heating and cooling systems, electronic locks, closed circuit television, and security surveillance.
While access control and management provide peace of mind to homeowners, due to their sophistication, these systems are more often used in government installations and high-profile commercial targets such as banks, hotels and some apartment complexes. Laboratory and testing areas that store sensitive items like radioactive materials and other top-secret devices use access control systems, including remote access control and thumb print readers. Businesses that work with sensitive government contracts also generally are required to have these systems in place.
Papamani Security Systems offers state-of-the-art access control systems and components including turnstiles, keypad alarm systems, biometrics, and card access. Which system you choose depends on what the purpose will be.
Turnstiles Access Control
Turnstiles are a basic form of access management and control. A turnstile is a type of gate that permits one person to pass through at a time. The purpose may be to direct the flow of people traffic in a certain way, or to restrict access to those who meet certain criteria, such as credentialed pass holders.