The race to keep valuables secure has gone on for over 6,000 years. People and businesses use lock and key combinations to keep valuables safe. All the while, thieves devise new ways to break into secure areas to steal those valuables.
Access control systems began with metal locks and wooden keys, seen in ancient Egypt. Over time, lock designers and manufacturers created more complex combinations that were harder to pick. Today, most keyed locks have five or six pin combinations, which is more secure but uses virtually the same technology.
Ultimately, the traditional lock and key system only give the illusion of security.
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Securing Valuables with a Lock and Key
The reality is that anyone can purchase a lock picking kit on Amazon for as little as $10.
YouTube videos provide step-by-step instructions on how to pick virtually any keyed locking device. Videos offer how-to guides for breaking into padlocks, deadbolts, cam locks, cylinder locks, lever locks, and double tumbler locks, to name a few.
Whether it is a standard lock or a deadbolt, a professional can compromise the lock in less than a minute. It is so easy to do that young children, using household items, can break most locks with a little training. The widespread availability of information and tools put valuables at risk when relying on old fashioned keys and locking devices. Even “high security” deadbolts become vulnerable.
Breaking in Without Picking a Lock
Beyond picking locks, a thief can find a weakness or resort to brute strength to reach the valuables they want to steal.
Weaknesses can include entry through a window, or stealing the cabinet containing valuables. Brute force can also break most traditional lock and key systems. A few strong pulls or kicks providing only 65 pounds of force can break the average keyed lock, which will often not provide the level of security desired or needed.
Electronic Locking Systems Provide Better Security
Whether you want to secure jewelry, cash, scheduled medications, or family heirlooms, you need real protection from loss. You want to eliminate the weaknesses of traditional locks and receive around the clock theft fortification for your valuables.
Fortunately, innovation shave re-imagined the way businesses, and homes secure valuable assets. Technological advancements can now provide higher levels of security without compromising aesthetics or requiring you to purchase new furniture or equipment.
Senseon Access Control System
Senseon offers a flexible, scalable, and adaptable electronic locking system that will work on virtually any cabinet or fixture with drawers or doors. These commercial grade locks eliminate the issues found with a traditional lock and key system.
Instead of a physical key, Senseon’saccess control system uses RFID technology to authenticate each user. An authorized person can gain entry by swiping an RFID card, wristband, tag or key FOB, making entry both easier and more secure.
The concealed locks wired into drawers and cabinets preserve the aesthetics and increase security because thieves do not immediately know where valuables are kept. The electronic locking system can withstand up to 250 pounds of brakeforce, nearly four times the protection of traditional locks.
In addition to a higher break force, Senseon also includes other valuable features such as:
- Auto Relock, which locks the door or drawer after a set time, keeping valuables safe even if you forget to relock your valuables.
- A Single Reader can open up to 15 drawers or doors, allowing one lock to control multiple areas.
- Electronic tracking can let you know who entered the secure area and when.
- The ability to authorize access by RFID card, giving you the ability to control who has access to what valuables.
- Easy to replace or reprogram access within seconds.
New locking technologies can replace old school locks and keys to secure your valuables. Senseon can integrate the electronic locking system into your existing design or build it into a new application.
Access Control System Applications
Senseon access control systems can benefit the healthcare, retail, hospitality, and financial industries along with residential users who want better home security for valuables.
To learn more about how Senseon can better protect your valuables contact us for a free consultation.