Trends in Access Control Systems

The mechanical locks have evolved in the last ten years vertiginously, turning the previous three years into “technological revolution” in the field of management and access control. Mechanical safety converges with electronics giving intelligence to automatic locks. It changes the paradigm in the world of access control and the way to face any security project in buildings.

Magnum Telesystem reflects on the technological trends that help to understand this change in access control systems:

  1. Communications

The evolution of communication networks, IP technology, bandwidth, 3G, 4G, now allow managing any access control system easily and from anywhere, and also allows us to have access control systems 100% Wireless online.

  1. Mobility

In parallel to the above, the proliferation of mobile devices such as Smartphone and Tablet, as well as the ease of use through Apps has led to immediacy in the reception of access information and in the management thereof, allowing for the opening and / or locking the doors in mobility and safely.

  1. Wireless Technology

As happened with the intrusion systems at the end of the 20th century, when intrusion systems based on Wireless 433 MHz and 868 MHz communications began to increase, this bidirectional, encrypted and secure wireless technology now allows the creation of an access ecosystem, connecting with smart locks without the need to deploy a single cable. In Spain, wireless access control installations grow by 1% over wiring. Short-range RFID and NFC data transmission technologies are now a reality and are used routinely in many access systems based on autonomous smart locks.

  1. Savings

Door Access Control Systems based on smart locks can be up to 60% cheaper than traditional wiring systems. Providing at least the same functionalities for the end user and with a higher level of security, since it does not need to weaken the whole door by installing electric strikes. Security is maintained in the door / frame assembly.

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  1. Energy efficiency

Autonomous power through batteries also generates savings of up to 40% in electricity consumption, compared to the old wired systems that still need 12V and 750W power.

The speed at which systems based on intelligent locks are evolving is being much higher, comparatively speaking, than the evolution of traditional wired access control systems.

A new category of products and mechanical/electronic solutions has been born for the safety in buildings of easy installation and maintenance that is available to many more people. Innovation is growing fast in this sector, and soon we will be surrounded by smart locks in all buildings and homes.

The Fingerprint Access Control Systems are now a fundamental element of a security system in general, and who’s first permit or cancel the move to a protected space with specific risks function. Today we are witnessing a constant growth and advancement of this type of systems, and in a more spectacular way of those, we know as biometric reading. This type and others are more and more in demand by the users who are considering selecting an adequate access control system that meets their needs.

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