Straight Talk About Electronic Access Control
There are four ways in which you typically provide access to a door or gate
opening on your property:
1) What you have (a key, a credential or card, a fob, etc.)
2) What you know (a combination, etc.)
3) Who you are (biometrics, finger print, vein patterns, hand readers,
4) A combination of the above.
Your options for electronically controlling openings are as follows:
- Electrified mechanical locks that replace existing locks
- Battery powered locks
- Electric strikes that replace the door latch keeper with one that can be
- Electronic cylinder replacements
- Electrically controlled doors or gates
Each of these solutions has their strengths and shortcomings, and your final
selection should be based on what is the strongest, the most durable or the most
cost-effective access control system to install. Our access control specialists
are ready to consult with you about your security needs.
Since 1914, Grah Safe and Lock has been helping San Diego neighbors
to keep their properties safest with the best security products available.
If you are looking for expert advice on electronic locks and access control
systems, our licensed contractors are ready to speak with you!
Your Access Control FAQs
Q. Does Grah Safe and Lock do access control system installation?
A. Absolutely! We do new installations, retrofit installations, simple
replacements, or whatever is required for your particular project.
Q. Can I use some of my existing hardware?
A. Yes! Reusing existing hardware is a very cost-effective and green solution, in
most cases. If the hardware is sufficiently durable and strong, but more
flexibility is needed, or an audit trail is required, we often utilize the
hardware at hand and just add the component that is missing.
Q. Can I add onto my access control system later?
A. Generally, additional elements of access control, audit trail, or time
zones can be added at a later date. This depends on the type of controlling
elements we are using. This is something we'll discuss with you in order to
find the perfect solution to your security needs.
Access Control Systems Worthy Of Your Trust
Grah Safe and Lock sells and installs the most popular and proven
access security equipment, including these major brands:
Call Our San Diego Access Control Specialists Today!