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  • What is a Cylindrical Lock?

    A lock set which is installed by boring two circular holes in the door. Door handles may also use the same installation.

  • What is a Depository Safe?

    Similar to a mailbox, items can be deposited to the safe without without opening it. This is a useful tool for businesses. Employees can deposit money, tenants can deposit rent checks, etc.

  • What is a Fire Rated Safe?

    This safe will keep contents safe from fire for 1-2 hours depending on the model.

  • What is a Re-Key?

    Hardware remains on door but the cylinder is rekeyed to make the old key irrelevant, and new keys are issued.

  • What is an audit trail?

    An audit trail (also called audit log) is a security-relevant chronological record that provides documentary evidence of the sequence of activities at a door: Who entered, and when.

  • What is a Fire Rated Door?

    A door with a fire-resistant rating, used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building.

  • What is an Electric Strike?

    Usually found on commercial doors and allows entry by “buzzing” people in.

  • What is an Exit Device?

    Exit devices are known by different names including the crash bar, panic bar, panic device, panic hardware, fire exit bolt, push bar and cross bar. They are typically on commercial exterior doors and allow easy exit.

  • What is a Keyless Lock?

    This lock uses codes, cards, or key fobs to gain entry.

  • What is a Master Key System?

    A master key system is a key plan whereby selected keys can open a number of pre-defined doors.