Request to Exit Sensors Sacramento – Part 1

 There are three main types of Request to Exit sensors. These types are Electronic Presence Detectors, Mechanical Switches (embedded in the locks), and Mechanical Switches with close proximity push buttons. The locks that contain a Mechanical Switch are largely considered the best type of Request to Exit sensors. The majority of Electrified Mortise Locks and Electrified Panic Locks can be equipped with a Mechanical Switch as an...

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ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom
Oct14

ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom

Today an ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom truck stopped by our office here in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento, Ca. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. They have a very professional presentation for a line-up of their products. These products are among our favorites to work with. Some of the products we saw include: Aperio Interface and HES / Medeco K100 Cabinet Lock. Securitron PowerJump ICPT Inductive Coupling Power...

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Scalable Systems
Oct07

Scalable Systems

Naturally, access control system designs have become larger and more complex over the years. A lot of large systems start out small and grow with the needs of the company utilizing them. Non-scalable systems are systems that were designed without foreseeing the need to upgrade or expand in the future. Trying to upgrade these “unscalable” systems can be costly and frustrating. An example of an unscalable system would be one with access...

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Turnstiles
Oct01

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...

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Man Traps

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...

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Sacramento Lockdown Solutions
Sep03

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...

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Partnering with Assa Abloy

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