Commercial Security Systems and Services
At Precision Locksmith Service, we provide all the hardware and services
to efficiently manage your security system. We install and repair
hardware, design, implement and maintain masterkey systems, and install and maintain
access control systems. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience
to recommend and install the proper systems to secure your facility.
Imagine not having to carry that ring full of keys just to open the doors
you frequently access. Masterkeying provides great convenience by allowing
locks to be accessed by their own key as well as a master key. The master
key can access all areas of your facility while individual keys only let
them into specific areas. We can even design a system to facilitate not
only a top master key and individual keys but also integrate sub master
keys that access specific departments or divisions of your facility. For
instance, one lock could be opened by the top master, floor master, tenant
master, department master, supervisor master, as well as the individual
key. Masterkeying is a great convenience but due to the physical characteristics
of the way locks work it can also decrease the pick resistance of the
lock. Also if not done properly, masterkeying can inadvertently cause
keys to work that are not designed to operate a specific lock. Therefore
masterkeying should be closely monitored and controlled.
Access Control Systems
Access control is the ability to control access other than the use of standard
keys. Access control can be through cards, pushbutton entry, or even bio-metrics.
Through the use of access control systems you can control access by date,
time, or personal parameters. You can program you system so that a particular
person can only open a door on Mondays between 7:30 am and 8:00 am if
you have the need. You can program access on a one time basis only. You
can also track who tried to gain entry and who did gain entry and at what
times. You can integrate CCTV systems and alarms so that when someone
enters the building it turns off the alarm and turns on the CCTV system.
If you have a remote site you can still have access control through the
use of battery powered stand alone units that don't need special wiring
Card access control systems come in a variety of types including standard
swipe or proximity cards. Swipe systems can use special cards that you
swipe through a reader like an ATM machine and can include pictures and/or
employee information. Access can be with just the card or in addition
to using an appropriate PIN to further increase security. Proximity systems
utilize technology that allows the door to unlock as you approach without
even having to get the card out of your purse or wallet.
Bio-metrics is access control through the use of scanning the retina in
your eye or your fingerprints and comparing them to the database to identify
and allow or deny access depending on programming.
Key Control Systems
With standard locks and keys there are no reliable methods of absolutely
verifying who has access to your system. Anyone who possesses a key can
go down to the corner hardware store and have duplicates made and you
have no idea how many keys will actually work your locks. Fortunately
lock manufacturers have created systems that have patented restricted
access to additional keyblanks so there is some control of how many keys
will operate your system. With these systems additional keys have to be
obtained by authorized personnel only by means of written authorization,
presenting a security card, signature verification, or any combination
of all these measures.
who possesses a key can go down to the corner hardware store and have
duplicates made and you have no idea how many keys will actually work
your locks. Fortunately lock manufacturers have created systems that have
patented restricted access to additional keyblanks so there is some control
of how many keys will operate your system. With these systems additional
keys have to be obtained by authorized personnel only by means of written
authorization, presenting a security card, signature verification, or
any combination of all these measures.
Having patent protected locks and keys is only the start of a properly
applied key control system. The other part is a system of recording the
locks, keys, and users of the system. In a properly documented system
all locks and keys are assigned an identification number and everyone
who has a key is assigned that key. With a system in place such as this
you are able to see who has what keys and where they can go with those
keys. Used with a properly designed masterkey system and restricted key
system you are able to see exactly how many keys with work your locks.
We have a number of locking systems that we use to implement key control.
Our primary lock that we recommend is
Medeco High Security Locks. In our opinion Medeco is the best solution to the key control problem.
Medeco is a quality lock that integrates the security of pick, drill,
and pry resistance with a patented key system. This system is compatible
with every major lock system in the form of replacement cylinders.