Consider upgrading to wireless access control systems

If you haven't thought about wireless solutions for your access control installations, then this is the opportune time to take advantage of this developing trend in physical security. Wireless solutions allow end users to enjoy the advantages of a wired system, minus the expense of a hardwired system. In fact, they can work with nearly all of today's access control systems. Read on for more insight.

Wireless system applications

You can apply a wireless security system anywhere there's a lock installation, but there are specific applications that are better suited to wireless. For example, older homes that would prove difficult to hardwire are first in line. Whether they are set up in new stylish buildings or ancient structures, notwithstanding, wireless locking systems maintain the probity of the architectural design. Moreover, potential asbestos problems are shunned entirely. 

Whereas wireless locking systems work quite well on metal and wood doors, both indoor and outdoor, other notable wireless door applications include glass doors, schedule and monitored doors and gates. 

Elevators make a suitable candidate for wireless readers. Typically, travelling cables are fitted at the time of installation, although they are normally ill equipped to effectively ferry credential data to the elevator controller from the cab. Generally, elevator shafts are hostile electrical environments are produce data corrupting noise that is effected onto the card reader data lines. Consequently, this produces inconsistent performance, which exacerbates in the long run as cable shielding deteriorates attributable to continual movement. 

In contrast, wireless systems does away with the need for elevator data lines. Actually, they flourish in this setting and deliver continuous, effective data transportation that does not deteriorate. Indeed, wireless systems can help save significant sums of money per elevator.

The wireless way

Wireless locksets provide equally online, real-time capacity as wired systems. Audit records and access privilege changes are housed at the central control terminal, originating from a common database, which eases data entry and control. What's more, this does away with the need to go from one door to another to upload modifications and download records. Consequently, this makes wireless solutions a better option to offline, standalone locksets. 

Wireless locksets do solve problems that may once have been impractical or impossible. While it may seem illogical, there's no need for line of sight. Basically, the wireless signals can penetrate through plasterboard walls, cinder block walls, brick walls and metal walls for uncomplicated system designs and installations.