The best access control system for commercial buildings depends upon how the space is used, how many are using it, and how frequently the entry points are used. While electronic cylindrical locksets are a step up from a traditional master key system, they too have their limitations. Multiple tenants and access points may require an electronic keypad entry.
Electronic keypad entry systems are similar to electronic cylindrical locksets in that they allow for a more robust building entry system. Keypad entry systems, however, provide a better system for managing access control than a traditional master key system because they use programmable codes and pin numbers to gain access. Electronic locksets are designed specifically for access to one door. Keypad entry systems are hard wired into the building and can access multiple points electronically. Electronic keypads are typically lower maintenance, centrally managed and allow up to 2,000 codes.
Another advantage to the keypad entry system is that it is a low-profile lock. Oftentimes commercial buildings will have glass doors or door hardware that cannot be retrofitted with an electronic cylindrical lockset. Keypad entry systems use a magnetic lock or electronic strike that is recessed within the doorframe.
Because keypad entry systems are hard-wired in, it would be a good idea to consult with Goffstown Lock and Key before remodeling, or if you are considering purchasing a commercial building. We can work with your architect to design a system that fits your needs.