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Commercial Electronic Entry Access Control Systems in Buda, TX; Authentication Tokens & More

Commercial businesses rely on heavy security measures to protect merchandise, sensitive documents, equipment, and other assets. Much of the security depends on the locks on the doors, both exterior and interior doors that are for only authorized personnel. There are quite a few electronic locks available on the market today that are optimal for commercial and residential applications. Depending on the make and model of the electronic lock, there are many “keys” that unlocks them. Today, we at Texan Lock and Key would like to discuss a few of the different types of electronic entry modes.

Types of Electronic Commercial Keyless Door Locks

Access Codes: Typically involving a keypad, this mode involves an input of a specific set of information inputted in a particular order. To make them secure against simple guesses, this method is generally commonly found used on safes, and offer an endless cryptographic variety. Hinging on the model of lock will determine what the series is from letters and numbers to even physical maneuvers.
Pros:
 Easy to use with access codes to memorize.
 Ability to use individual codes for separate doors.
 One master code for all doors.
 Near impossible to hack by guessing.
Cons:
 Can be vulnerable for unauthorized people to witness a code and use it.
 Authorized users can forget their codes.
 Increased probability of the code being guessed with the higher number of different codes issued.

Authentication Tokens: A transponder sends out an infrared electronic signal by swiping a card for electronic entry involving the use of a physical device that interacts with the lock. This lock requires direct interaction between the user and the lock at close proximity.
Pros:
 Capable of programming tokens to only open specific doors.
 The token’s ability to be revoked or reset to open a door at any time.
Cons:
 Tokens can be easily lost or damaged.
 Potential high replacement cost.

Biometric Locks: This method utilizes various physical characteristics of the authorized users from the information gathered. Such physical characteristics include retinas, irises, facial structure, fingerprints, and voice prints. The quality of the sensor itself dictates of the entry. For example if it is too discerning, the authorized user can be locked out due to the high chance of error and leniency will not do in security.
Pros:
A physical device is not required.
No one has to memorize a code.
Capable of transferring or changing the biometric information required to open the lock.
Cons:
 Unauthorized entry can be gained with the quality photo or a voice recording.
 Authorized users being locked out due to temporary alterations such as swelling or lesions.
 Vocal alterations due to a cold or other ailment.

RFID (Radio frequency identification devices): Similar to the authentication tokens but they do not require to be in close proximity to the lock; use of a remote control of electronic locks through Blue-Tooth or the web applications.
Pros:
 Key is a smart-phone.
 Remote programming.
 Long distance operation.
 Capable of programming tokens to only open specific doors.
 The token’s ability to be revoked or reset to open a door at any time.
Cons:
 Tokens can be easily lost or damaged.
 Potential high replacement cost.

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We at Texan Lock and Key hopes this helps you discern the differences with the different electrical lock types that are available. We offer a number of locksmith services including emergency services to help you out of a jam no matter the day of the week or the time. Contact us today!

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