Redo That Door! Deadbolt and Single Latch get Revamped!

Redo That Door! Deadbolt and Single Latch get Revamped!
This Months “Redo That Door” Project was a great success!! This door is a great example of how little work can give you great pride in your house, property and definitely security! New home owners, the Klings decided to let FingerprintDoorLocks.com come over to help them recreate their door space with style and security. Starting ...

What is a Mortise Latch?

What is a Mortise Latch?
When checking out the 1TouchXL or other mortise latch locks, you may wonder, “Have I ever seen a mortise latch?” These particular latches are almost always seen on office doors, hotel rooms, US doors from the 1940’s, and international style doors. They incorporate a deadbolt and teeth to create high security for these areas, where ...

Top Crime Rate and How it Relates

Top Crime Rate and How it Relates
The City Crime Rate Rankings will always be scary. It is especially for those people living in the top cities that have high crime rate, as well as tourist looking to travel to these areas. From 2010-2011 the top 10 crime risk rankings are below (from highest to lowest): St. Louis, MO Camden, NJ Detroit, ...

5 Reasons to Use a Biometric Lock Instead of a Key

5 Reasons to Use a Biometric Lock Instead of a Key
5.You can’t lose your key (or your finger.. well we hope not) 4. You never have to give your key out! (No one can copy your finger!) 3. You can add and delete people as you please! (Do it.. it’s fun!) 2. You can have complete audit trails on some locks. (No more teens sneaking ...

Gift Ideas for Realtors or a New Home Owner

Gift Ideas for Realtors or a New Home Owner
Sometimes you do not know a good gift idea until it hits you on the head. This is what semi happened to myself. Throughout the year we have had  many realtor agents call and order multiple fingerprint door locks. It wasn’t until I was speaking to a particular agent that seemed to purchase quite a ...

Migrating from a Pin Pad Unit to a Biometric Door Access Unit

If you currently already have an access control unit in place it should make migrating from a Pin Pad to a biometric reader, such as an ACTATek product a breeze. In some cases, all of the necessary wiring may already be present from the existing pin pad unit.  However, even if the existing wiring needs ...

5 Common Misconceptions About Biometrics

5 Common Misconceptions About Biometrics
Let’s go through the 5 Common Misconceptions About Biometrics. Biometric locks are hard to use! A common misconception about Biometrics Access Control Products and Home Locks are that they can be quite difficult to use. Biometrics products are created to provide ease of uses in a workplace or home environment. Almost all good companies that ...

How to Screw Up a Fingerprint Door Lock

How to Screw Up a Fingerprint Door Lock
   Many people wonder, “How could I mess up my fingerprint door lock?”, there can be some reasons for a broken lock, so let’s go through them. If the lock is not IP 65 rated or weatherproof then using it in an area that get extreme weather will cause a defect in one way or ...

Benefits of an All-In-One deadbolt and single latch lock?

Benefits of an All-In-One deadbolt and single latch lock?
When you want the security of a deadbolt and convenience of a single latch (deadbolt and single latch), the option of having both styles in one lock becomes an option. Deadbolts are more secure than a single latch, but single latches can automatically lock, unlike a deadbolt that needs to be locked manually.  Having an ...

Accessories to Consider with Suprema Access Control

Accessories to Consider with Suprema Access Control
There are several accessories to consider when setting up an access control network. Which accessory would be considered useful & which might be mandatory is based on many factors that a sales representative can help explain. Here are some basic details. –BioMini: Most popular accessory. It allows for remote registrations at a desk or office. ...