Access Control

Access Control Systems

Access Control is designed to control and monitor the flow of traffic in and out of an office, school, warehouse, or any building.

At Seattle Locksmith Security we provide a simple management system that allows the end-user, which is you the customer, a user-friendly and flexible access control system designed to make the management of any building incredibly simple. Easy to use and with excellent features. Our access control moves beyond basics of managing the flow of people the around a building, offering benefits like building control and system integration. Our access control is an efficient solution for businesses looking for complete security. We offer solutions from a single door site with moderate access requirements or a large office building that is looking to expand in the future.

Access Control typically consists of a card reader, a magnetic lock device (mag-lock) or electric strike (depending on door type or hardware application), a motion sensor or a request to exit device (REX), and the main control unit.

A card reader is an electronic device which reads a RFID card which enables entry into a building based on cardholder permission.

A maglock is a unique locking device based on a simple concept; without any moving parts making it very reliable. Electric current powers the device enabling it to secure the door.

An electric strike is an alternative in some applications due to its easy installation by replacing the current strike plate.

A motion sensor allows immediate egress from a facility simply based on a person’s movement without pressing or pushing any device. The mag lock or electric strike will automatically release based on movement.

A REX is usually required by code in some jurisdictions; it overrides any electric locking device by allowing egress of a premise in the event of motion sensor failure.

Access Control vs. Locks & Keys

A good access control system is far superior to the old fashioned locks and keys because you will not have any keys to lose or any locks to re-key when you have an employee change. Furthermore, the motion control and card reader limit access and keep unauthorized intruders out. Access control gives you complete control over your security instead of relying on locksmiths or security personnel.

Access Control – Applications

Many retail companies require an access control system because of the high employee turnover rate. Securing your retail location is paramount to your business. For example, you may want to restrict access to only certain employees during a limited time slot. You may also want to disable access to former employees per company guidelines. Another great feature is allowing access to outside service providers like weekly deliveries, maintenance, and cleaning crews. With a cloud-based system, the software allows you to add and remove users remotely and restrict access.

We provide professional security system access control installation for schools in Seattle. Safety for our children and students in schools is paramount. In the event of a lockdown or emergency, schools must have the ability to keep our children safe. Seattle Locksmith Security can design the right access control system that fits your elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. Our security expert will conduct a Walk-Through of your school and recommend the right system for your school. Teachers, cafeteria employees, service providers, and weekly deliveries all have their schedules, and their access must be monitored.

At Seattle Locksmith Security, we spend most of our lives at work so it is important that our workplace is safe. Office buildings have a plethora of employees and service providers constantly entering and exiting. The right access control system will assist the flow of traffic through all the doors and gates. Seattle Locksmith Security can help you design the right system that fits the scope and size of your building.

Access Control Cloud vs. Wired

Access Control systems are available in the cloud or the traditional wired method. Both have advantages and disadvantages. There is no right or wrong system; it depends on many factors such as how many employees you have, the number of doors you have, the people you are trying to keep out, the people who you are trying to help get in the building, and if you want remote access or not. Our security expert can recommend the right system and help you decide between cloud or wired. If you need access control installation in Seattle contact Seattle Locksmith Security today!