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 ...

In Need of Access Control

In Need of Access Control
What is access control? Access Control systems are used to give access to only those that you have enrolled to have access, entry into a particular area that you are securing or would like to give access to. Access can be given with a key fob, mifare or HID cards, fingerprint, or pin code. Why ...

Hide a Safe in Eyes View

Hide a Safe in Eyes View
Sometimes to hide a safe just isn’t that easy. Especially if you live in a an apt. or house that is being rented and drilling into the floor/wall to make sure it is completely resistant from just being picked up and walked out of the room just isn’t in the game plan. Maybe a larger ...

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 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 ...