Biometric Door Lock: 1TouchIQ2 in The National Locksmith Magazine – 2011

The prominent security industry publication “The National Locksmith Magazine” featured a very thorough and compelling article about the 1Touch IQ2 Biometric door locks in its recent April 2011 edition.  A new 2011 1Touch IQ2-AT lock was sent to the author several months before the article was released.  Over the following weeks, the state-of-the-art fingerprint door lock was tested extensively.The Nationa lLocksmith Magazine with 1touch

Their conclusions were keep secret form the parent company that distributes the lock, “Intelligent Biometric Controls”. They were not given any advanced information about how the product responded to their tests until after the April 2011 edition was released to the public.  The National Locksmith Magazine staff tested & retested every aspect of the locks features & functionality before constructing their very positive conclusion expressed in their April edition and the follow-up March edition.

The article goes into such in-depth detail on how the lock operates, that it could practically be used as an instruction manual for future 1Touch IQ2 owners. On the first page of the report there are several well organized photos of the lock. These pictures illustrate the steps involved in the installation of the 1Touch IQ2. Using the numbered pictures & describing the installation process, it becomes obvious to the reader that one of the major highlights of this product is the ease to which it can be installed. After the installation and lock’s hardware is discussed, the author explains the basic concept of the “keyless” door lock. He quickly establishes the advantages  fingerprint door locks also known as a “biometric” (technology associated with secure identification “authentication” of a user of services that rely upon biological identification of an individual such as fingerprints) door locks have over traditional keyed locks & popular pin code devices.  He writes in the opening paragraphs how keys can be lost or stolen, codes can be secretly obtained & used without the owners knowledge, but the 1Touch Biometric lock “ is intended to operate by the one key that you will likely never lose or forget somewhere” your finger!

The heart of the writers’ presentation of the 1Touch IQ2 can be found in the middle pages where he details exhaustively how every feature and mode can be entered into the device using the numeric pin pad.  He establishes the differences between the 1Touch IQ2-AT unit & the 1Touch-HC version. The reader is told the advantages & disadvantages of the different fingerprint enrollment methods. After the programming options have been expertly described and in many cases completely spelled out to the reader, he addresses one of the biggest question marks of the locks, where does the key go? The process by which the special high security “Mul-T Lock” keys & cylinder are used are clearly discussed and punctuated by a series of photos describing these steps.  Towards the end of the article the author addresses the optional Audit Trail kit that the 1TouchIQ2-AT (Audit Trail) can be used if desired. The Audit Trail Kit which is sold separately gives the lock owner the ability to track the last 60 people that have opened the door.

After reading over this superbly written article in such a well-respected industry magazine, one must come to the same conclusion about this Biometric door lock product as the author does, “I found the 1Touch IQ2 lock to be very interesting & impressive”!

For more information about the 1Touch IQ2 locks & other biometric products please visit the website: www.Fingerprintdoorlocks.com.

To read the article please go to : http://www.fingerprintdoorlocks.com/downloads/1TouchIQ2/IQ2NationalLocksmithMagazine.pdf

John is a writer and technical guru for Intelligent Biometric Controls, Inc. that is constantly tinkering between cooking amazing lunches and explaining access control to anyone that will listen.

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