If it’s almost time to replace locks, the idea of getting smart ones is most likely intriguing. There is no doubt that intelligent locks have already left their infant phase and have been tested and used for several years. Trusted brands, like August, Schlage, Kwikset, Yale and ASSA ABLOY – just to name a few – offer a variety of keyless solutions for both residential and commercial applications. And who can deny the convenience of smart locks? You touch and unlock. Letting in your kid or the plumber can often be done remotely. Not to mention how many key related problems you leave behind – lost keys, broken keys, keys stuck in the lock… But are you ready to use smart locks? Are you comfortable using intelligent deadbolts?
The lock industry follows the new technology with rather fast steps. Over the years, we have tried all sorts of mechanical locks, installed electric high security locks, ditched the keys and grabbed the smartphone. In some posh neighborhoods and business communities, biometrics have their fair share of usage too. Locks have come a long way and keep going. The lock market keeps growing since the security needs multiply. So, when we are talking about the latest trends in the lock business is hard to focus.
Maintaining office buildings secure is as important as ensuring convenient access to all employees, employers and visitors. That’s where access control systems jump in. They enable easy access, increase security, and allow you to have control of who is permitted in which area within the building. But not all access control systems are the same just like not all office buildings are the same either. Building structures vary as much as security needs. And that’s why there are solutions for everyone.
A few years ago, the idea of driving connected cars sounded utopian and far-stretched. With most of us still carrying a single ignition car key in our pockets, it was hard to believe that software engineers were already testing the security of the connected vehicles. To the public, this was just a scene in the movies. You know, when the driver loses control of the car because it is hacked remotely. The bad news is that this has already happened in real life as part of a research. Is that the future of cars? And why do we invest in a technology that is bound to threaten our safety?
When high security locks stopped being operated with keys, we all started asking questions. Is it safe to get electric locks? And which ones should we get? Which are the main differences between them? Do we forget about security concerns with digital lock installation? The list of questions can go on and on. But one thing you should know is that there are no fixed answers to all these questions. That’s because what’s safe and convenient for me won’t necessary be for you. Although we all talk about main doors, which need resistant locks, the expectations and needs of each property are different. Read More