About the Codelocks Electronic Lock Range
Electronic locks provide convenient access control for standalone applications including cupboards, office doors, building entry points, hospitals, leisure and accomodation. Our electronic lock range includes the popular CL2000 locks, commonly found in light commercial settings, the CL4000 available with full size lever handles and the CL5000 medium to heavy use locks now available with an audit trail version.
From the Codelocks Blog:
How technology is improving the performance of the electronic digital lock
For years people have been able to use simple, single-coded mechanical locks to control access without the hassle of using keys. If facilities or estate managers needed more sophisticated features, they traditionally turned to card-based access control systems. However, thanks to advances in technology, battery-operated digital locks are becoming increasingly capable, allowing them to be used as an alternative to the more expensive networked systems.
In this blog post, we take a look at some of the developments in progress and assess what impact they will have on the digital lock market.
Technology is significantly influencing the way in which access codes are programmed. For example, to change the access code on most mechanical locks, you have to remove the lock from the door. With an electronic lock you don’t have to; the codes can be programmed via the keypad. It’s now even possible to specify electronic digital locks to be programmed via a USB stick or similar device.
This allows the owner of single or multiple locks to download specific programs and access codes from software on a computer to the USB stick and upload them to the lock. If an estates or security manager is responsible for updating and controlling the access codes for tens or even hundreds of digital locks; like in a hospital for example, then this feature can save a significant amount of man hours and also make it much more likely the codes are changed on a regular basis.
All the access codes and programs can be viewed on the computer they were created, giving the manager clear visibility of how, where and when access permissions were set up and used.
The full article is available on the Codelocks blog @ digitallocks.com