Access control is a catch all term that can refer to everything from a simple lock to a door bell to an intercom system to a complex electronic system that monitors authorized and unauthorized entry. This includes alarm conditions not normally included in a standard alarm system. An access control system restricts when certain people can and cannot enter and even locks and unlocks door on a schedule you determine.
CLIQ from Mul-T-Lock
Stand-alone access control built-in to any lock *even a padlock*
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Systems we install
We install wireless and hardwired doorbells.
We install intercom systems for the front door of apartment buildings, office buildings…
…and even homes.
The Paradox Digiplex series is easy to use, expandable and dependable. The optional Graphica keypad can even show a floor plan of your building.
Various credentials can be used. Swipe cards are not often recommended as they require maintenance.
Proximity cards and tags work very well, with little wear and tear. Simply hold the card or tag up to the sensor and the lock will be released. No need to remove the card from your pocket or purse.
Access codes can be used and no credential is required.
Biometrics is a fancy word that means we measure some part of your body that is unique to you and that becomes your credential. Thumb prints are most often used. The reader alone often costs over $1,000.
Keep track of who enters your building. A log is created and updated each time someone uses their credential.
Automatic Unlocking Schedule
Often used on the front door of a building. You can have the door lock automatically at a certain time, say after when workers go home, and unlock at another time such as at when workers arrive.
Some people should not enter the building, or a specific room, after normal operating hours. For example, new employees do not need access to the office after .
Each credential can be programmed with times where access is denied.
When people try to bypass the controls you put in place an alarm is generated and can contact your security personal, our security response, your management or all of the above when appropriate.
This alarm is signaled when a second person enters the door.
This alarm is signaled when an access card is passed to another individual after entry is allowed.
Door Forced Open
This alarm is the same as for any alarm system but can be armed 24 hours a day.
Door Hold Open
This alarm is signaled when the door is open too long or propped open.
Stand Alone Access Control
This stand-alone system is affordable and works with any locking lockset.
An electric strike is required to release the lock once the proximity tag is presented.
TIAB units can be connected to your alarm system for various conditions.
This is the device that allows you to release a standard locking latch automatically or from a distance.
With most of the systems listed on this page, an Electric Strike is used to unlock the door.
When an electrical current is applied to this device, the catch releases and the door can be pulled open.
We also install remote releases and automatic timers on doors you want to lock and unlock on a schedule.
Click here to see our line up of electric strikes
The E-Plex series offers electronic features to your lock. Of course, you have to remember to change the batteries!
The mechanical versions of push button locks only allow one code per door. Once we add electronics, you can have from 100 to 3000 codes.
Once we introduce multiple codes, we can track those codes and tell you which code was the last to use the lock.
On the E-Plex 5200 and 5700 you have built-in timers. This allows you to give employees a code that will allow them access during the day but not at night, on the weekends or on holidays.
Cleaners and Management can have other codes that work on different schedules.
The E-Plex 5700 offers you additional security. Not only must the user have a working code, but also a card or tag. This feature stops people from giving out the code without your authorization.