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Turnstiles

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Turnstiles

Turnstiles Mechanical turnstiles have existed for around a hundred years. Ones that have three pivoting arms are known as tripods. You see in subways, amusement parks, and arenas. Corporate offices usually have electronic turnstiles with small glass doors, known as “glass wings”, or with paddles. They are used to prevent passage if authorized credentials are not presented. The paddle variety are usually equipped with a bypass to allow crowds unrestricted passage in case of an emergency. Then there are the ones you see with electric beams,...

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Removable Core Cylinders Pinning Template

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Removable Core Cylinders Pinning Template

Removable Core Cylinders 6300 & 10-3600 Remove Core Cylinder Template Business Ready Downloadable pdf version here: Download You can also find this and other downloadable files by visiting our downloads page....

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Man Traps

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A man trap consists of two doors on either end of a vestibule. With man traps, the doors are electronically locked, and only one door can be opened at any given time. Because of this, unauthorized users can not gain entry by simply “tail gating” or following an authorized user. As secure as this is, it requires addressing certain life-safety issues. For example, if a fire occurs inside the building, there needs to be an override enabling both doors to open and let people exit freely. Usually, there is an emergency door release on the inside...

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Sacramento Biometric Readers

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Sacramento Biometric Readers

Biometric readers are devices that quickly identify people by matching one of their behavioral or physiological attributes with their profile in a database. These attributes are unique, permanent, and easily saved. Physiological behavioral examples include face recognition, retinal scan, DNA comparison, blood vessel, palm scanning, iris recognition, voice print, typing rhythms, and walking movements. The two main types of biometric analysis are identification and verification. With access control systems, card readers or keypads are often...

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Sacramento Lockdown Solutions

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Sacramento Lockdown Solutions

Lockdown Solutions For many people, the term lockdown solutions entered their vocabulary on September 11th, 2001. American Airspace was locked down for three days due to Al Qaeda’s attacks. We were reminded of Lockdown Solutions more recently with the Boston Marathon bombing, as the city was locked down until the second suspect was apprehended. Due to recent school shootings lockdown solutions are increasing in demand. There are many definitions for the word lockdown, but the main idea is to keep information or individuals from escaping...

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Electrified Locks

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Electrified Locks

The four basic types of Electrified Locks are Magnetic Locks Electric Strikes Electric Panic Hardware Electric Cylinder and Mortise Locks There are two main, or common types of Electrified Locks, Fail Secure and Fail Safe. Fail Secure locks stay locked even when the power to them is shut off. If the power to Fail Safe locks is shut off, they will unlock. The Magnetic Lock may be the most common type of Electrified Lock. There are two types of Magnetic Locks, Shear Locks and Plate Locks, both are Fail Safe. A Shear Lock contains an...

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Sacramento Locksmith Scams

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While it’s tough to verify, it’s likely there are more locksmith scams in America today than actual locksmiths. This becomes apparent quickly when searching for locksmiths on the internet. While Google has made efforts to filter out scams in general with their panda and penguin engines, they still accept money for Google Ads without needing much verification of a companies’ legitimacy. One common tactic locksmith scams use on Google is to buy up the most expensive Google Ads. The top tier Google Ads cost as much as $20 a...

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Core Cylinders Work Sheet

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Core Cylinders Work Sheet

  Small Format Interchangeable Core Cylinders Example of a Work Sheet and pinning chart Business Ready Downloadable pdf version here: Download You can also find this and other downloadable files by visiting our downloads...

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Partnering with Assa Abloy

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[schema type="organization" orgtype="Organization" url="http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/" name="Assa Abloy" description=" A world leader in Access Control Technologies" ]We are proud to have partnered with Assa Abloy. Here are some great informational videos on access control solutions being implemented today. [schema type="organization" orgtype="Organization" url="http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/About-ASSA-ABLOY/" name="ASSA ABLOY" description="ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in door opening solutions. They are commited to satisfying end-user...

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