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