Favorite Access Locks 2020

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 20, 2020, 08:56am EST

Access lock brands Allegion, Assa, and Dormakaba have captured huge sections of the door locks market, but which one do integrators most prefer?

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*** *** ****** *********** cited *******:

  • ****** ****** ********** *********, Integrators ***** *** *** or **** **** ****** in * ***.
  • **** ***** ** **** favored, **** **+ ****** specializing ** ***** ********* to **** ***** **** strikes *** ********.
  • ****'******* ***** ** *** 'favorite' ******** ****** *****.
  • ********'* *+ ****** ******* second-place, **** ******* ****** offering **** **** **** one **** ** ********** locks *** **** ******* into *** ******** ******* as ****.
  • ********'* ******** *** ******************** ***** ********* ** a '******** ****' ********.
  • ********* ***** ** *****, but*** (********** ********)************ *** * ****** following.

***** **** ***** ******, a ***** ******* ** respondents (~**%) **** **** did *** **** * favorite *** ********* *** whatever ***** **** **** the *******.

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*********** ******** ***** ***** more **** *** *****, as * ***** ** 'favorites'. **** ***** ***** specific ****** *** ******* types ** *****, **** several ********** ********* ********* across *** ******* ** the **** ************'* *********:

  • "*** ****** *** *** electric ******* **** ***** electrified ********, **** **** locks, *** ***** ******** Allegion ******** / **** Locknetics *************** *****"
  • "*** *** *******, *** Schlage *** ******* *********. SDC *** ********. **** are *****, **** ** install, *** ****-*********."
  • "** *** ** *** opening ** **** ** HES, *** ******, ******, GLS, *******. ******** ****** based ** **** **** the ******* *** ** quality."
  • "****'* ***** ******* ********, Assa, *** *****. ** we *** ** ****, I'd *** *****. ** brings * *** ** differentiation ** ** *** we ** **** ** the ***** **** ** than *********** ******** *****."
  • "****** *** ********. ******** for *******. ********, ****** fairly"
  • "**** *****/********/*****/*** ***** *** dependable. ****** **** ** issue **** ****."
  • "** **** *** ******** strikes. **** ******* ** application ********, ***** *******, and ****** ************. ** like ******* *********** ***** and **** ******* *** the ********* ** *****. Schlage **** ******* ***** good ******* *********** ***** as ****."
  • "***/**** ***** *** *********** strikes. ****-**** *** ******** locks. **** *** ***********."

Assa ***** *******

**** ******* *** ** ********'* largest *********, *********$**+ ******* *** ******* in ****. ***** ***** ****** of ********** ****** ******* maglock, *******, ***** *****, and **** ******** *************,******** **** *** ***************** ****, ******** * wide ***** ** ***** points **** '*******' ** premium ************* *** ******** lines.

******, *** *********** ***** more **** ** ********** access *****/***** ************* *********:

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**** ****** *** ****** especially ** *** *** and ******, *** *** conglomerate's ****** ******* ***** across *** *****:

  • "**** ***** ***** ******* they **** ** ** more ******** **** *** other ************ **** **'** deployed."
  • "**** ***** - **** are * ***** ******* and **** ******* **** support *** ***** ******** as **** ** ***** a *** ** ***** on *&*."
  • "*** **** ***** **** is ** ******** ********** lock ********. **** **** HES *** ********** ****** of **** ***** *** what ** ******* **% of *** ****. ***** quality, ********, *****, *** selection. ** **** *** their ******** ****** *****."
  • "** ***** **** **** brands *** **********, ***********, and **** ** ***********."
  • "**** ***** - **** quality *** * **** warranty."
  • "** **** ** *** Assa ***** *****. **** are ********, *** **** have **** *******"
  • "****. **** ******* ** electrified ******* *******."
  • "**** *****. ** **** to ******** **** *** brand."
  • "****, **** *******."
  • "****. ** ********** ****** - **** ******* **** local *** ***** ** the **** *****."
  • "** *** **** ***** most ** *** ****. The ****** *** **** is ******* **** **** purchased * ***** **** of *** ********* **** we ************* **** **** as ***, ***** ****, Sargent, *** ******."
  • "**** ***** **** ****** recommended."
  • "***** *****, ** ** the ********* ** *** door ******** ******* *** they ***** ******* ******* and ***** *******/********."

***** ***** ******-******** ****** Assa ****,*** ********* *********** ******-***** ** credentials, *******, *** **** controllers.

HES ******* ****** *********

** *** ******** **** brands *********,***, ************ ** ******** strikes *** **** *** commonly *****, ********** *** or ********* ** **** than ~**% ** *** Assa *****:

  • "** ******* *** ******** strikes ******** ********. **** are ********, **** ** install, *** ******* ********* from **** ******."
  • "*** *******, *** ** a ***** ***** *** have **** **** *******."
  • "*** - **** **** an ********** *** ******** strike. ***'* *** **** issues **** **** ** the *****."
  • "** **** *** ******** strikes. **** ******* ** application ********, ***** *******, and ****** ************."
  • "***- *****. **** ****. Great ******* *** ***** in *** ********* * need *** ** *******."
  • "*** **** *******. ***** quality, ***** ************"
  • "** *** ****** *** locks ******* **** **** to **** ********* *** everything."
  • "***, **** ***** ** new ************ **** ******* with ***** ***-*********. ********, well ***** *** **** are ****** * ********."
  • "*** - *******, ** installers **** **** - 12 ** ** * depending ** ************"
  • "*** **** ******* *** great ********."
  • "***. ************, **** ** installation, ***** ***** *** reliability."

*************, *** ** *** Assa's **** ******** ****** brand, *** ********* ****,********, ******** ************** **** ******** ***** own, *********** ********* ********.

Allegion ** *** *****

***** ********'* *********** **** access ****** *** ********************** ******, *** *********** **** other **** *** **** hardware ********* **** ** LCN (**** *******),**********(********** ***** *****), ********(****** ******* *** ***********):

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********'* ******* *****, ********** for **** ********* ** both *********** *** ********** lock ********, *** *** most ********** ********* **********:

  • "******* ** *** ****** strikes. **** **** **** very ******** *** *** company."
  • "********. **** * **** variety ** ***** ** different ***** ******."
  • "*** ******/ ******* - Know **** *** **** across *** ****."
  • "******* ******** & ******* Electronic ******** */*** (***** appearance & ******)"
  • "******** ******. * **** field ********** **** **** and **** *** ****** reliable."
  • "*******. **** ***** ** products **** *** ********** priced *** **** ***** free ********."
  • "******** - **** ****** support *** ******** ********."
  • "*** ******, ***: **** are *** **** ******* and ********."
  • "**********. ** **** **** all ****** *** **** are ****** **** *** the ****. ** **** a **** ************ **** Allegion ** ** ******* just ** *** ***** locks."
  • "******* ***. **** ******* and ******* **** ******** handles."
  • "******* *** ******** *** electrified *****."
  • "*** ******. *******."
  • "******** ****** ***** **** been * ***** ******** for *** *********."

Dormakaba *****

******, *********'* ***** ***** and ****** ******** *** smaller ******** ** **** and ********, *** *** subsidiaries ************** *** ******** ***** and **** ******** ******* catalogs ******* ******** ********** offerings ****** **** ** North *******, ******, *** EMEA *******.

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*** ******** ** *********'* responses ************ ***** ***:

  • "*** *** **** *** reliable, **** ** ******* for ******."
  • "**********. ******** (** ***** they **** ***** ***** Kaba ****** ****). **** range ** ******** *** almost ***** ***********, **** reliable *** ********** ******. Good ************ ** ************."
  • "***, ** ** **** what ** **** ** our **** *******."
  • "**********, ********, *** ****-*********."
  • "*** *** **** ***** interior ***********."
  • "*** ***** **** ******* service *****."

Independent ***** *******

** *** '***** ******' mentioned, **-**********, ** *********** ****** manufacturer *** ***** ** a **** ************ *** mentioned ** * ******* alternative:

  • "*****. ***** ******* ** awesome."
  • "***** *** *******, **** stuff."
  • "*** ****** ********, *****"
  • "* ********* *** ***. Sometimes ***** ** *** if *** ** *********** or ***********. *** ******* for ************ **** ******** from *** ** ***** and ****."

No ******** ******

*** *** ******* **** into ********* *********. ******, ~15% ** ******* ********** an *********** **** ******* or ***'* ****** ******* vendor **** ******** ********** among ******* *********** *** those ***** ** ****:

  • "** ***'* ****** **** a ********. ** **** on *** *************** ** the ********** ** ***. "
  • "****. ** *** **** fits *** ******* *********."
  • "***, ** ** *** really **** *** *****."
  • "** **** **********. ****** by ************* ****** **** a ********** *** *** brand."
  • "***'* ****** **** * favorite, * **** *** whatever ***** **** *** best *** *** * particular ****. ** ****** buy **** ***** *****, but * **** ***** out ** ******* ** find *** **** ******** for **** ********."
  • "** *** **** ***."
  • "** ***'* **** * preferred ***** *** *****."
  • "* ** *** **** a ***** ********. *** systems *** ******* ** the ********'* *****."
  • "** ***'* **** * clear ********. ** **** with **** ***** *** type, **** ***** *** locks *** ******* ** place."

Comments (14)

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* **** *** **** like "*** ** * put * ******* ** a ********* ****?" *** answer ** *** ***'*.....** you *** ****** **** sub ** *** ** a **** ******** ************.

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*** ** "******** *****" comments ***** **, ***** me **** ******** ** not * **********. * get **, *** ******* to **** ******** **** as * ******** *** it *** ****** ** fly *** "**** **** the ****" **** * as * *** **** would *** ****.

* ***** **** '** preference' ** ** *** mean ******* **** ******** as * *********, *** I **** ***** **** is * ******* ********** agnostic ********* **** *** be *******.

*** ****** '**** *** you ***** ** ******, all **** ******** **** like *****.' ****** ** a **** **** ** lock **** *** ***** even ***** *********. ****** 'whatever **** *** *** is **** **** **' can **** *** ********** is *** ******* ********* and ** ***** * better *** ** ********** weighing **** ******* **** just ****** ** ***** on * ******* ** similar.

***** ** **** ******** is *** * **********.

*'* ****** **** ** all *** ********* ** the ******** ******** ***** we ***. ***** *** locks *** ********* *** sourced **** ******** ***** on *** ***** ** the ********* *** ***********. The ******* ** '***' card ****** ** *** door ** ***** **** little ******* (*** ******) as ** *** ** accomplish ** *** ******* retroactively. **** ***** ******** locks *** *** **** option ********* ** *** only ****** ******* ** be **** ***.

** ******* ********* ****** a "******** *** *****" building *******, ****. **** Schlage, **** ******, **** Von *, **** ***** wired *** ***** *** installed. **** ***** ******* crashbars *** *** ***** to *** *******. *** doors ********** *** *** kinds ** ****** ****.

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* ** ** **** brand ********* ** '**** fits' *** **** ***** me **** ** **** type ** ******** ** selected ***** ***** **** lack ** *********.

* ***** ******* ** a ********* ****** ******** Store ***** *****, *** Right **** ******* ** keep ** *****. ** should ** ******* **** the ***** *** ******** the ****** ***** ** be ******** ******** ** provide **** ****** ********* but *** **** ***** folks **** **** ** a ******* **** **** sort ** *** *** when *** ***** ***** guess ****, *** ********. More **** **** *** time *** ******* ******* is * ******* ***, the ****** ***** **** not ***** **** *** magnetic **** *** ********* does *** **** ********* and ******* *** ******* force *******.

***** *** **** *** panic ******** ** *** strike ******* **** *** cost ********* *** **** easy ** ******* *** Fail ****** **** ***** failure.

*** ***'* ****** *** Door *******, **** *** part ** *** ******* solution ** **** *** opening ******. ** *** dont ****** *** ******* closer *** **** *** to ****** ** ******** you **** ** *** latching ********* *** ******* the ******* ********. *** need ** **** *** difference ******* ***** *** latch *** *** ** properly ****** ****, *** much ** *** ****** can **** ** **.

* ****** ******** ** you **** ** ** it ** **** *** and *** *** * door ******** *** ** trade ** **** **** you **** * **** hardware *********** *** ** very *************. ***** **** can **** *** ****** the ******* ******** **** a *** ****** *** good ***** ***** *** opening. **** ******* *** hook *** ** **** a **** *** *** you *** *** ** a *** **** ** learn **** ****** ***** to **** *** ********** and **** *** *** easy ****. **** *** difficult **** ***, *** cheaper ** *** **** run **** *** ** the ** *****.

**** ** *** ******* I *** ******* **** a ****** ***** ***** door ******* ** ********* door. ** *** * prestige ********** ******* ******* constructed.

**** * **** **** in *** **** ***** head ********** ** *** high ******* **** ******** and *******. **** ****** of *** **** ******** and *** ********* **** in *** **** ** the **** ****** *********. From ****** **** ****** was * ******* *******. Card *** ****** ******* system.

***** *** ******* **** years ***** ** ***** operational.

***** **** * ***** or ** **** **** Ocean ****** ** ** and ******** ***** ********* through *** ********** *****, memory **** **** ******* makes ** *****. ** the **** **** ******* electronics *** *********, ***** to **** ***** *** AC *****. **** ** a ****** ****** ***** countersunk */* ******** ***** as ****.**** ******* ****, three **** **********, **** thin ****** ****** **** randomly ******** *** ***** and ****** *****. *** bending ***** ***** *** wire.Included ******* ****** ** line *** *********. * straight ****** ** **** the **** ***** **** trigger *** *****.

* ***'* **** *** many ***** *'** *** a **** ******* ********* about **** ******** ** how **** ***** *'** cringed **** * **** someone *** "**** *** up * *******". **** hardware ** * **** complex *** ******* ***** and ******** * *** of ********* ** ** it ********* *** ** my ********** **** ****** don't **** *** ****** to *** *** ****** education. *** ***'* **** get ** ******* ***** GCs ****** *** ********* put ** *** *** locks...

* ******* ***** **** with *** ** ********--****** out ***** ********** ***** left ** **** ********* unlocked ***** * *** or ** ** ***** outage (****** *** **** customers ******* ***** ***** lead-acid ********* ***** *-* years??). ** ****** ** almost ****** ************ ******** lockset (******* ***** ********, Best ** ***** ***) or ***** ***, ** they ******* ****-**** *******, and **** ****** *****.

* ***** *** ******* Access *********, ***** * find ***** ********* *********** retrofits *** *** ***** brands ** ***** ****, and **** *** ******** mortise **** ***** *** a **** ********** ****. I **** **** **** generally ******* *** ******** in ***** ******** ******** the ********* ******** ** motion *********, ** *** forbid, *** *******.

* **** ***** **** you ** *** ****** for *********** ***** ********, though * ***** *** Sargent * ****** ***** has **** ****** ********** features, ********* *** ***-********* outer *****.

**** *******: ***, *** of *****. ****** **** of *** ******* ****** of *** ****, * guess * ****** *** an *** ***** ***...

*****-****: *** **** ****** stile ******** ***** *******. Ive *** **** ** issues **** *** ***** Hawk *** *** ************* delicate *** ****** ******, though * **** *** their ******* ** **** good.

****, ***** ****** ******** for ***...

***** ** *** **** the ***** "**** ******" they *** **** *******, and **** ****** **** installing ********. *********** *** better ****** ***** **** they ** **** *** that ***'* *****.

* **** **** ******* in **** **** ******** sets **** *** ***** and ***** * ***** prefer ** *** **** part ***. * *** pay * **** ********* $100 ** ******* * strike ** ******* ** two ***** ** *** install **** ** $*** an ****. ** ******* to **.

** *** **** ** sounding ****** **********, **********'* Control ****, ***** ******** electric ******* ** *** exterior ***** ****, ******** signaling ******* (********* ***, Key *****, ***, ***, etc.) *** **** *** choice ** **** *********** and *** *** ******** for *** ********* ******** entrances. ********** **** ******** vandal-resistance (********* **********) *** we **** **** * frangible ***** ******, ******* in *** ****** ***********. Securitech ** *** **** manufacturer ******** * ****** entry ****** *** ******* and *********** *****, ****** stile **** ***** *** especially ************ ** ******** exist *******.

**********'* ******* **** ****** shines **** **** ********** - ** ****** ***% satisfaction **** ****, ** single ****** ****** ** in *** ***. *** innovative ******** ** ********** and ******** **** **** us ******* ** *** space **** ******** *************.

********** ********* *** **** across *** ****** ****** and ** *** ****** control ******** - ** don't ***** *** *** head ***. ** **** nice **** *** *** other ********.

****** ********.**********.***** ***** *** ** me *** **'** ** happy ** ******* *** to *** ******. *****'* always **** ** *** virtual *****.

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**** ** ******, **** type ** ****-*********** **** is ** ***** (*) it's ********* *** (*) it's ***********, *.*., ***** are **** ********** ******* given ***** *** *******.

******* **** ** ***** or *****, * ***'* know. ***** *** ****** can *** ****** ******* that *** ****** ** explain *** ********* *** why ** ****** ** allow ******* ***** **** companies.

***** *** ****. ***** we ********** *** ***** of ********* *** *** three ** *** *****, there *** ***** ********* that **** ** **** sandbox. ** *** ** follow *** *** ****** rule: "**** *** *****..."

***** ** ********** *** logic ** ********* *** big ***** ** *** space

****'* *** *******. ** did *** ****** ** analyze ***** *********, **** is **** *********** ********* with. **** ****** ******** those ***** / **********.

********** *** * *** not **** ** ***** you **** ***** ***** companies ** ***** *****. The ****** **** ******* other ********* ***** ****** and *** "** ******** brands" ******* **** ** it ******. *** ****** offer *** ** ****** solutions, ***** *** ****** used *** ***** ******** or ******-**** ************. ***** are **** ********* ********** or ****** ********* (********** retrofits) *** *** ***** comments ** *** ****** may ** *********** ****. Electric ******* ********* ***** make *** ******* ******* in *** ********* ****** of ****** *****.

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