What are the most common fingerprint characteristics?

What are the most common fingerprint characteristics?
You may know that fingerprints are a unique identifier for individual people but you might now know why. Below are the main characteristics of a fingerprint: Arches: An arch is when the ridge of the fingerprint starts from one side of the fingerprint then goes to the other side without curving back. 2 types of ...

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 ...

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 1

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 2

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. ...

Door Hardware for Access Control

Door Hardware for Access Control
Door hardware The Access Control system that gets installed is only half of the security equation. Hardware for Access Control is also important. For each access point being secured there are two items that are always required. First of course is the Biometric reader & secondly there is the locking device that is physically securing ...

What questions to ask before buying a new door lock?

What questions to ask before buying a new door lock?
When deciding on a new door lock it is very important to research these questions before making a purchase: Is the finish important to you? If most of your household items are a polished brass / gold finish, would you prefer the door lock to match? If you are not replacing your current door, what ...

Change the master code to your door lock.

Change the master code to your door lock.
When first setting up the fingerprint lock, the last thing on your mind is changing the master code. This is a common mistake for many. We become excited about enrolling users and using the lock for access. It is always best to change the master code as soon as you place your lock on the ...