A.B.E.L. Locksmith, in Pensacola Florida, has been a reliable source for access control and other security features since 2007. Businesses all across Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties have trusted us to design and install access control systems to best meet their individual needs.
We define “access control” as any system that enables the business owner to limit entry to their premises. Whether your business has a single access point or multiple entry points, access control systems are custom designed to fit your unique security needs and help to protect your employees and your business. Below is a brief description of the access control systems we provide for our clients in Pensacola, Florida and the surrounding areas.
Electronic Access Control: For a business that needs to be able to track the access of any given area, we recommend the use of an electronic access control system, which employs computerized technology to solve the limitations of mechanical locks and keys. Most electronic access control systems will utilize a “reader” and either an ID card, “proximity fob” or a key-pad lock in place of traditional locks and keys, the benefit being that these items can easily be reprogrammed or deactivated from the system by the company manager should there be any employee turnover. They also provide a wide range of tracking options with some systems even boasting the ability to monitor the premises, or even alter an employee’s access from the manager’s phone or lap top.
Electric Strikes & Magnetic Locks: The humble electric strike has been a major player in the electronic locking hardware field for many years and it remains one of the mainstays of electronic locking today. All strikes basically work on the principle of electronically controlling the temporary free movement of the jaw (striker) allowing for door opening without manual retraction of the latch bolt. This access control option can be employed on a single door or integrated into large PC-based systems covering multiple doors and sites.
Biometric Locks: Biometric locks employ high-tech fingerprint recognition technology to verify your identity before allowing a locked door to be opened, using an optical or thermal scanner to read and memorize your fingerprint (and the fingerprints of other authorized users who you decide should have access to your building). They can be employed in conjunction with an electronic access control system, or as a stand-alone system.
Keypad Locks: This “push-button” lock can be used as a stand-alone security feature or can be integrated into a more intricate system. Some boast the ability to plug into computers to view the “audit trail” – showing the owner which codes have been used to access each locked area.
Restricted Keyway Locks: This commercial grade lock is designed to work with a specific key that can only be purchased by the authorizing locksmith and cannot be copied except by the issuing locksmith, who will only make copies with the business owner’s permission.
Master Key Systems: A “master key system” is a simple efficient method of access control for restaurants and small businesses that do not require the ability to track the access of a specified area. It provides differing “levels” of key copies by strategically arranging the internal workings of each lock on the premises. This allows the owner/manager to carry a single key that will operate all doors, to all locations; while a key holding employee will only have access to the particular store and doors that they need to enter. This kind of system can be integrated with our restricted keyway for additional security.
Smart Key Systems: Known as a Do-It-Yourself rekeyable system, these locks are useful for rental property owners who feel the need to frequently change the operating key and wish toBrian Lee