February 22nd, 2010
Alarm Lock Trilogy T3 Proximity Lock w/ Audit Trail PDL3000-26D
Most people understand that security is something that can’t be compromised but it becomes difficult for large businesses whose doors are open publicly during the day with lots of foot traffic going in and out of their buildings. This can be a huge security hazard as important company assets and documents can potentially be exposed publicly to anyone. This is why it’s very important for most companies to be able to allow access to specific individuals to designated secure areas only. Deploying an access control system can dramatically increased security and isolate points of un-authorization not only from the public entering the buildings but internally among employees as well.
There are several forms of access controls. Among these variations are card based controls, electric locks, digital locks, and keypad controls. If you’ve stayed at a hotel recently than chances are you’ve used an access control card before. The card allows you to enter your room at will but yet the system is flexible enough to disable if your card if you lose you it. From a business stand point, the card allows you to grant individual’s access to certain areas but can also keeps a running log of who access a particular area and at what time. This audit log helps identify accountability and simultaneously increases security.
February 10th, 2010
Mesa U.L. Classified Fire Safe MFS-45E
Features That Your Safe Should Have:
Choosing the right safe is an important task that has to be handled with care and consideration. The safe you choose you will be relying on to protect and keep your valuables safe. With that said, there is large variety of different safe options to choose from ranging from different sizes and prices. It is very important to think ahead and answer a few questions when deciding which safe to purchase. The first question you need to answer is, “What will I be storing in my safe?” This is an important question as it will determine the size of the safe you will be purchasing. If you plan to just store paperwork than you won’t need a large safe but if you plan to store jewelry and other large items you may want to consider something bigger. The most important part of choosing a safe is to understand what features your safe should have and different options you should consider.
Fireproof and theft-proof. When getting a safe, it is very important to invest on a safe that has a stable and protective physical feature. Primary purposes of a safe are to prevent man made and natural disasters from destroying our valuables. With this in mind, we should avail a safe that has either a fireproof feature – the ones that do not crumble or melt under the intense heat of fire, or a theft-proof feature – the ones with dual locks that will tire out thieves when trying to break into a safe. There are a lot of manufacturers that make affordable safes with both features too so it is best to avail one that has both, it is just a matter of investing in the right place.
Your safe should me made of solid steel, with at least close to 1 inch or more for the door and the size of the walls should be close to ½ inch. The thicker the better, this is to ensure that your safe won’t be easily opened by a thief using a simple tool such as a crowbar.
This feature doesn’t usually come with every safe. This is one feature that you should definitely invest on. This feature prevents tampering with your safe’s lock, when your safe detects that the lock is trying to be opened without a combination or a key, even if it is opened, it will automatically lock itself again.
A heat resistant safe should last from at two hours of 1850 Fahrenheit (1010 Celsius). This also applies to your safe’s solid materials. Availing a safe should be a long investment, so it should be able to protect itself whether the circumstances are man made or accidental. If your safe can stand two hours of heat before it melts, if a thief is trying to melt the lock, two hours is more than enough time for the thief to get caught and if it is an accidental house fire, it would get you enough time to save your valuables before it burns.