Locks

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL HARDWARE

NOTE: In addition to key-operated locks, we offer a variety of ‘push-button’ locks.

Residential Locks

 

Wireless Keyless Security

Security and convenience are usually delicately balanced. If something is secure it isn’t convenient and vice-versa. It’s convenient to leave your keys in the ignition, but it isn’t secure. Wireless and Keyless access products offer both aspects in an attractive package.

WIRELESS – Most stand-alone keyless access units operate on standard AA batteries, eliminating the need for costly additional wiring and bulky external power supplies to activate the unit.

KEYLESS – All push-button locks use an alpha or numeric code instead of a key to unlock the door. Most push-button locks also have an emergency mechanical key override. Electronic push-button locks work on hard-wired power or batteries. Older mechanical push-button locks work, but they are limited to one working code at a time.

MULTIPLE USERS These keyless locks offer the ability to have dozens or hundreds of individual user codes. Each user can be added or deleted without affecting others.

SETTING CODES – Adding, deleting or changing user codes is quick and easy. Basic models are programmable at the keypad. You can manage large groups of user codes with software on a laptop or online.

AUDIT TRAIL –Many keyless access products are designed to allow tracking of accepted and rejected usage. Employee access can be tracked and controlled. You can see when an employee entered or when they tried to enter and were denied. Time zones allow you to pick and choose exactly when and where an employee’s code will be functional.

EASY RETROFIT Keyless access products are designed to quickly replace existing lock hardware. The existing holes in the door are re-used and lock designs and finishes complement the existing commercial hardware in your facility.

COMPATIBILITY – Keyless locks are made for use with most brands of exit devices, mortise locks, knob/lever locks, deadbolts, etc. Most units allow for emergency key override. This feature can be utilized with a restricted (or high security) key or keyed to match your existing master key system.

I/C PREP – The popularity of interchangeable core locking systems (Best/Falcon/SFIC – type) fits right in with these locks. Use your existing Interchangeable Cores to match your master key system.

GRADE 1 DEPENDABILITY – Heavy-duty commercial locks are rated as Grade 1. Other locks are rated Grade 2 for use in standard-duty hardware applications. Keyless access products in the market today allow you to meet ADA and Fire Life-Safety requirements. Most electronic locks are Grade 1 or Grade 2 and some versions are Weatherproof or Weather-Resistant for outdoor use.

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CONCLUSION: With the wide array of Wireless and Keyless Access products available it is easy to choose the wrong product for your needs. The security professionals at Starfleet Lock &  Safe, Inc. can help you find the correct product with the features you need.


Electified Hardware

Call STARFLEET for Electrified Locks

A STRIKE is the metal plate on the door frame that accepts the lock bolt or latch to lock the door. An Electric Strike will allow user entry by a card or code number or permit someone to push a button at a desk or counter to unlock a door some distance away. Commonly referred to as a ‘door buzzer’, the electric strike offers convenience. The energy to power the electric strike comes from a small transformer. Wall current is reduced from 115vac to 12 or 24 volts AC or DC. A fixed hard-wired transformer is hooked up directly to the building wiring, while a plug-in transformer inserts into any wall outlet.

 The electric strike is installed in the door frame and the lock latch fits into it. Some strikes ‘buzz’ when they are activated, others remain silent. When the switch is pushed, the strike releases the keeper, allowing the door to be pushed or pulled open. The door automatically re-locks as the door closes when the latch is re-engaged in the strike. Electric strikes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to allow controlled access of almost any type of lock. The power supply unlocks the strike when a switch is pushed to complete the wiring circuit. The switch can be a simple push button, a keypad, a card reader, a key switch, a motion detector, a smart phone or any other switch that completes a circuit activating the unlock sequence.

OR … An alternative to electrifying the strike is to electrify the lock itself. Almost any medium to heavy duty commercial lock hardware can be electrifed. When the switch is pushed the lock releases an internal block allowing the door to momentarily unlock. In most cases, all wiring is concealed inside the door or frame. NOTE: When a fire-rated door is drilled into, in usually needs to be re-certified by a licensed inspector to maintain it’s fire rating.