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FACILITY SAFETY STARTS WITH FACILITY ACCESS

In a world with ever-heightened attention on both physical and cyber security risks, enhancements in access control products and installation allow facility owners and electrical contractors to achieve both security and convenience goals.

It used to be that if your access control system was easy to use, it was less secure. Newer technologies make security and convenience go hand-in-hand. Intelligent multifunction locks put the electrified lock, the request to exit, credential access reader, and the door position switch into one device. You eliminate the work of installing and integrating separate devices.

Electric door strikes have been designed to be dual voltage, fail-safe and fail-secure. Increased energy efficiency mean that the access controller can power the egress and electrified hardware along with the reader. Additionally, many newer models are designed to fit easily in a door jamb. Not cutting the jamb maintains the integrity of a fire-rated door frame.

There is also an increasing use of wireless access controllers. There are limitations to Wi-Fi access devices, including battery life, but if constant monitoring and control is not necessary for the facility, these devices are a good option.

As with all devices dependent upon information technology, it is important to keep on top of the latest trends. More users are going to biometric access control, eliminating the risk that an access card or code ends up in the wrong hands.

At Aschinger, we work with our clients to make sure that we understand their business concerns This allows us to make the recommendations that best serve your project, and to make sure that you can take advantage of all of that the new technologies offer.

Thanks for reading!

Emily Martin
"Our goal is to create lifetime partnerships with our clients, by being a proactive contractor and service provider. We will continue to be a market leader, helping our clients operate their businesses efficiently and safely."
Emily Martin

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