To meet your security requirements, you can choose from a range of security options. Selecting a suitable access system is one of the minimum requirements of modern building security. Battery-powered mechatronic locking systems are considered reliable and extremely secure.
How the battery-powered locking cylinders work
With the “network-on-card principle,” matching doors are included in the security concept. The locking cylinders can be opened by RFID-based identification means – provided the user has the corresponding access rights. These are transferred directly to it with the respective validity period. This already ensures a high security standard.
Increasingly, battery-operated locking systems are replacing classic, mechanical door cylinders. “In addition to the high level of security, the biggest advantage of these systems is certainly that costly wiring is generally not necessary to connect doors electronically to an access system,” explains Dr. Andreas Bloom, Senior Product Manager at Interflex Datensysteme GmbH & Co. KG. “Battery-powered locking cylinders are compatible with common access systems. They can be installed flexibly and the installation effort is low.”
Reliable authorization assignment via wireless
With battery-powered locks or lever handles equipped with wireless signal, it is possible to connect doors to the host system via radio and a network interface (gateway). “A gateway allows digital locks to be connected directly via TCP/IP without an additional controller, making such installations even more cost-effective,” explains Dr. Bloom.
This is where the locking cylinders come into play
For example, you can use it to secure doors that you would not include in the electronic access control system for financial reasons. You can also use it to control meeting and conference rooms, as authorizations change continuously depending on which employees are currently using them. Up to 16 doors can be connected per gateway. The batteries have a service life of four to five years, which is roughly equivalent to 80,000 locking operations per battery cycle.
Your safety requirements are met
The battery-operated cylinders can store numerous locking operations and, in retrospect, provide information about who was in the room and when. In combination with wireless technology, battery-operated locks can be used flexibly and can be easily integrated into your existing security concept. An enormous advantage, however, is certainly the real-time connection: If there are first signs of misuse or unauthorized access, all locking authorizations can be changed online via wireless within a very short time and transferred to the digital locks.
Also suitable for outdoor
A wireless-connected, battery-powered padlock can also be deployed in your outdoor environments. “The system can be attached to an employee bike garage, a tool shed, or an upstream gate or fence, among other places, to be integrated into the access solution. The prerequisite is that a gateway is within range, such as a 20-meter radius, of the wireless padlock,” says Dr. Bloom.