WiFi & Wireless Access Lock Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 25, 2014

When it comes to access control, any chance to save money on parts or install labor is attractive.

For many doors, running network cables and hanging multiple devices can run thousands of dollars. By contrast, Wireless/WiFi locks are often a simple, less expensive way to bring doors under control. 

In our 2014 Access Survey, integrators noted that while still a distinct minority, use of WiFi/Wireless locks is sharply increasing, driven by ease of install and lower comparative costs. However, despite reporting growth in the segment, they also noted key downsides of using them:

  • Ambiguous Network: Is it Wireless or WiFi?
  • Credentials Management
  • Repinning Locks
  • Battery Costs
  • Lockdown Feature
  • Replacement Costs

**** ** ***** ** ****** *******, *** ****** ** **** money ** ***** ** ******* ***** ** **********.

*** **** *****, ******* ******* ****** *** ******* ******** ******* can *** ********* ** *******. ** ********, ********/**** ***** *** ***** a ******, **** ********* *** ** ***** ***** ***** *******. 

** *** **** ****** ******, *********** ***** **** ***** ***** a ******** ********,*** ** ****/******** ***** ** ******* **********, ****** ** **** ** ******* *** ***** *********** *****. *******, despite ********* ****** ** *** *******, **** **** ***** *** downsides ** ***** ****:

  • ********* *******: ** ** ******** ** ****?
  • *********** **********
  • ********* *****
  • ******* *****
  • ******** *******
  • *********** *****

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WiFi/Wireless ***** *******

** ****** ****/******** ***** *** * ****** ***** *********, ********** of *** * **** ****, *** *******, *** ** **** credential *******, *** ** ********** ****** ******** ** ***** *** schedules ** ** ********** ****.

** ******** ** * *********** ********* ****** ******** ** ******** pieces **** **** ************ ** **** *** ***** ** *** opening, * ****/******** **** *** ** **** ****** ******* **** existing ******** **** **** *******. *** ***** ***** ***** **** contrast:

Ambiguous *******: ** ** ******** ** ****?

*******, **** ** ***** ** ********* ********, ** ****** **** defining ******* *** ***** *** ********* ********. *** ***** ************ are ******, **** ***** *****:

  • ********: *********** ***** ********, ******* ** *** *********** **** ******** ***** ******* **** *** **** ************** *** **** ******* a ****** *** ** ** ******* ** *** ***** ** every ****. *** **** ***** ******* $*** - $*** ****, with ******** ** ***** ***' ** *** *********.
  • ****: ******** ***** **** ***.*** **** ***********, ******* ********** * lock ** ***** ** ** *******, *** ******* ******* * lock *** *** ******** **** ******** ******** *** ************. **** access ****** ********* ***** ******* $** - $*** ****, *** if ******** **** ** ******* ********* ** ********* *** ** used, **** *** ********* ******** ** * ****** **** ** typically**** **** ** ** *** ***.

******* *********** '********' ******* *** **** ********* *** ****, *** the ********** **** ** ****** ********* ****** *** * ******** ******* can ****** ***** ******** **** **** ***** **** ****. ****** ** **** doors *** ** ********* ** * ****** *** ******** ** is ****** *****:

Credential **********

** ***** *****, ********** ***** **** ** ***** ***** **** in ***** ** *********** ** **** ******* ** *****. *** all ********/**** ****** ****** '******* ********', *** ** *** **** of ********** ******** ******* **************** ***********, *** **** *** ** ********** ****** ***** **** ** updated *** ******* ** ** ***** *** ******** **** * current **********.

Repinning *****

** **** *****, ******* * ****/******** **** **** ***** ********* the ********** ***** ** ***. ** ***** ** ****** ****** with ******** ******* ****** *******, *** ***** **** ** ** ****** ** ******. 

***** *** **** ** ********* * **** *** ** **** than $** *** ****, *** ** ****** **** *** ***** of ***, **** ******* ******* ** ********** ********** *** *** be ******** ** ******* *** * ****** ** * ****** number ** *****.

Battery *****

** ***** ***********, *********** ******* ***** ** ***** *** **** hundreds ** **** ********* *** ****. ***** **** **** ******* pin ******** ******* **** ** **** ****-**-********* ** ****** (**:**,*** *** **** ****), **** ******* **** ** ********** ***** ******* ********* ********** and *****.

**** * ******** ********** ** **** **** *** ********** **** drag ** ******* ** *** **** ****. **** ********** ***** to ******** *** ******* ***** ******** *********. ***** **** *********, the ****'* ******** **** *** ***** ** *** *** **** be * ********** ****** ** ******* ****, **** ***** ******* away *** **** * ****** ****** ****** ** **-********* * connection ** **** *** ******* **** *****. 

*******, *** *********** *** *** **** ** *** **** *** greatly ****** ******* ****, **** ** ************ **** ******* ******* longer **** *** **** *******. ** *** ******** ******* ***** draws ** ******* ******* ** ******, *** ******* **** *** time ** ******* ** **** ******** ******* ******, ***** *** used ********** **** ***** ******* ******* ** ******** ***, *** also ******* *** ******** ******** ** ***** ** ************.

*** **** ** ******* ***** * **** **** *** ***** from * ********* ******* **** (** ***** ** *** ***** below), ** *** **** *** ** ******** ** *** ******** commercially ********* *********** *********, *** ** ****** **** ********* **** cost ***** *** ****** ** ******** ******* *****.'

******** ** * ****** **** ******** * ($** *****/*****) ******* pack *********** **** *** ****, * ****** ******** ** **** ten ***** **** **** $***/****.

Lockdown *******

* ****** ******* **** ********* ******* **** ***** *** * shaky ************** **** ********/**** ***** ** *** '********' ** '***** All-Lock" *******. *** ****** ** *** ******** ******* * ******* alarm ** **** ** ************** **** *** ***** ** * system, *********** *********** ****** ** ********* ******* **** ****** ****** or ***** ************ *****.

**** *** ******** ******, ******* *********** *** ***** *** * concern. **** '********', **** ******* ** ********* ******* ** ************ or **** **** *** ***** ********* ** ****. 

********** * ******** **** ****** ******** '********' ******** *** *** first ****, *** **** ********* *** ******** ******* *** *********** radios ** *** ****** *** ******* ** ***** ** ******* is *** ****.

** ****** ********* ** ******* *** * ********* ******* ** a ******** ******* ** * ******** ****, ********/**** ******** ****** not ** **** ** ***.

Replacement *****

*******, ** **** ***** *****, **** *********** ** *** ***** lock ** ********? ****** * ********* **** **** **** ******** components, ** ** ********* ****** ****** ** ************, ** *** be ******* ***. **** * ********/**** ****, ** * ******* wearing **** **** * ****** ** ******** ***** (******* **** than $*** ********), ***** ** * **** ****** *** ****** unit **** **** ** ** ********* *** **** ** $**** ** ****.

Comments (3)

** **** ******** *********, *** ***** **** ** ****** ***** with * *** ****** ****** **** *** ** *********** ** the ******* ******. *** *** ****** *** **** *** * few ******** *******.

** **** ***** **** ******* ***** ********* ** ******* **** is *** ******* ** *** ******** ********** **** ** *** gateway/access ***** *** ** **** *****, *** ******** ** *** door *** *** * ***** ****** ** ****. (** *** open ********, *** **** *** *** **** ***** ******* ** and *** ******* **** **** ** *** ******.)

* ***** ** ********** ** ****** * **** ***** ** the ***** **** ** *********** *** *********. ** ***** ************* over ****, *** ************ ***** ** **** ********* *** *** will ****** **** ******* ***** ******* **** **** * ********* life *** ***** *******, ** **** ** *** ********* *** the ********* ** *** **** *** ** *** *****, *** batteries **** **** ********* ** * **** *****. *** ****** set **** ** **** **** *********** ** *** ***** **** be ******* *** ** **, ******* *** ******** **** ** good **** ** ** * **** **** ** *********.

**** **** *** *** ** * ******** ** ****** ** change ********* ** * ********** *****, *** ** ****** ***** locks **** ** ******** *********** **** *** ************ ****** ** expensive **** * ***** ***********.

**, *** **** ******** ***** **** ** **** ** **** replacing ********* * **** **** ***? (****** **** *** ****-** to * *** ****...)

***'* *** ** *****, * **** ******** ***** *** ** sell **** ** * *** ** *** ****** ******* ** doors *** ******'* ******** ****** *** ** ****.

* **** **** **** **** ******* *** ****** **** *****. We **** ********* ******** ****** **** *** **** *** ** was **** ********. *** ***** **** ** ******* **** ********* to ************* *** **** ** * **** ** *** **** to. *** **** ** ******* ** ***** **** **** *** shop. * ** *** **** **** ***** ** *** ******** devices ** **** *** **** *********** *** ****** *** ** full-proof ** *********. ******* ******* ** ****** ******* *****!!!

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