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I’ve been a locksmith for a few years doing simple commercial/residential/lockout work but am trying to get into access control. Let’s say I want to install a fob system for a commercial building with 75-100 suites that all need electronic access control via fob. Where do I find comprehensive instructions for which brand to choose based on my needs and how to install the system?
Sorry for another access control related post. Any of you access guys happen to have a scenario where a customer wants a card reader in a spot where you can’t possibly run wire to it? I have a customer that wants to install a card reader at a receptionists desk, thats on an island in the middle of an entryway. It won’t release anything, literally only using it for the audit trail in case of an emergency or some sort of potential Covid tracing. I have power available at the desk. I’ve done some digging and came across a Sure-Fi Wiegand Bridge that sounds perfect for this situation. Does anyone have any experience with anything like this?
Emhart is not not actively produced or sold anymore, so don’t be surprised if it’s a bit challenging to find what you’re looking for.
Is it still in use? If so, try to find the locksmith that set up the system.
If you’re a hobbyist and you have it as part of your collection, it might not be worth the time it will take to try and source a key for it.
I have a customer wanting to control access to his laundromat after hours, as well as set an open and locked time frame. He has an aluminum storefront with Adams rite. Ideally a mortise cylinder smart lock and paddle exit would be great, otherwise a WiFi controller for an e strike or electrified Adams rite would work.
I don’t do much access control work, any advice would be appreciated. Want to avoid maglock.
The idea is that I want an device that will allow me to take a Bowley lock, or any standard deadbolt and add access control to it. The external deadbolt lock should still work, but the device should detect that it has been opened and automatically re lock the door after a certain amount of time. This is more to make sure that a house door is locked in case you forget and to enable access to guests that show up for any reason. NOTE I'm not looking for a system that will connect to a mobile device, I'm looking for a system that will work with a commercial access control system, hardwired and connected to something like Ubiquiti Networks's upcoming access control devices. I'm not compromising security for the convenience. I am finding electronic deadbolts that go inside the door, but don't fit a standard deadbolt profile, why i need something external, to retrofit a door rather then replace it. Are there any such devices?