Wireless Access Lock Use Growing, Stats Show

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 04, 2014

With more access companies supporting or producing wireless locks than ever before, are they disrupting traditional hardwired access doors? With everything combined into a single lockset, this access type often installs in minutes, and typically takes no special skills or experience.

In this note, we examine how integrators answered:

"What percentage of openings/doors are controlled with wireless/wifi locks? Has this percentage grown/declined in the last three years?"

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** **** ****, ** ******* *** *********** ********:

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Low **********

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Security ********

**** *** ** ****/******** ***** ** ***, *** ******* ****** given *** *** **** ** ******** *** ********* *** *** type *** **** '******** ******' ** * **** ******** **** for **** ***-*****:

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  • "*** ********* **** ** ******** ** ******** ******* **** ***** they *** **** ***** ** *******."
  • "****** *** *** *********** ** *** **** ******** ********. **** security ** * **** *******."
  • "**** ********** * **** **** ***** ***** ********* * ***** solution."
  • "** ** *** ******* ********/**** *****. **** ****** **** *****. Customers ** *** ***** ****."
  • "** *** ***** ******* *** *** ********* **** ***** **** the ******** ******. **** ** **** **** *** ******, ******** and ******* **** *** ******** ** * ***** ********, ** will ******* **** ** *** ********* ** * ****** ******."

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Not ****** *******

******* *** ***** *** ******** ** *** **** ****** ** because **** *** *** **** ********* **** *********** '*********' *******:

  • "*** ********** **** ** ******** ***** ******* *** ***** *******, but *** ** **** ********* **** ******* *******."
  • "******* ***** ***** ******** *** ********* *** *** ******* ** communicate ** ***.** *** ****** ******* ***** ********."
  • "**** ******* *** ** ******* **** **** ********* ***** ** maintenance *** ******."
  • "***** **** ***** *** ** ********* *** *** ******** *** power *** **** ** *** ******* ** ** ** *** door ** ** ****."
  • "*** *** **** *** ******, *** ** ********* ** ********* the ********* *********."
  • "*% ********* ******** **** *** *** ** ***.** **** ****. [Proprietary ********] *** **** ********* **** *** *** ****."
  • "*** **** *** ******* ***** ****** *** ********** **** *** wireless *** *** ************* ** ***** *** ****** ** *** experience."

***** *** ******* ************ ***** *** ** ***** *** ****/ Wireless *****, *********** ****** **** *** **** ****** ** *** over ****, ********** ***** **** *** *********** ********* ** *********** radios *** **********.

Not ********** *********

******* *********** ******** **** ****/ ******** ***** *** *** ********** grade ********, ** *** ********* ** ***-*********** *** ***** ******* *** skillsets ** ******** ******* ********* *******:

  • "** ***'* *** **** **********, **** ***** *** **** *** and *** ************ ****** *******."
  • "** **** ******* ***** ** ******* **** ******** *** ***** in * ************ ***. **** ***** *** **** *** ** guys *** ***** ********* ** ***."
  • "** ** ********** ********. *****'* ** **** ** **** *** wireless ***** ** *** ****."
  • "** ** ******* *** ****** * *** ** ** ******* in ** ****!"
  • "** **** *** ******* *** ****** ***** ****** **** ******** locks, **** **** **** **** ** ****."
  • "** ** *** **** ******** ** **-** ***** *** ******** for **** ** *** *************."

** *** **** **** ** *** **** **** ****** ** years *****, **** **** '********** ********' ****** **** **** ***** and ******** ********* ********, *** ****** **** ***** ********** ********* ********** access ******* ***** ******** ********.

But *** *******

***** **** *** *********** **** ********** *** ** ***** ***** now, **** ** **** **** **** ********** ** ******** *** they ** **** **** ** *** ******:

  • "********/**** ***** *** * **** ****** *** **** ** ***** areas ** ***** *** *********** **** **** ** ******. ** do **** ****** ** **** **** *** ** * *** to ***** ** ***** ** ***** **-**%. * ***** ** the ********** *** *********** **** **** ****** **** ******** ** grow."
  • "**% ***, *** **'* *******."
  • "** *** ******* ****** ******* ******, *** ********/**** ***** **** become ************ *******."
  • "**%. ******* *******."
  • "*** **** *** ***** ************. ** *** ******* **** ** options ******* **% ** *** **** *** *** ***'* **** to *** **** ***** ***."
  • "**% ** *** ******** *** ****. *** *** *** ***** massively."
  • "***** **%, **** *** ***** *** **** **** ****** **** more."
  • "***** ***** *** ****** ***, **** *** *** ****** ******* up."
  • "**** ***** *** ******** ***.  ** *** ***** **** *** more ****** **** ****."
  • "* **** ********** **** **** **** **** ******** ** *** past ***** *****. * ******* ** **** *** **** ***** be ******* **** ***** ** ****** *** **** *********** **** wireless."

Compared ** *** ****

*******, *** ********* **** '****/ ******** ***** *** ******** **** popular' *** *** ********* ****** *****. ******, ********** **** *** and ************ **** ***** *** **** * *** **** ** less **** ~*% ** *****, *** **** **** ******* ** 15% *** **** *** ********* * **** ********.

** *** **** ***** ********** ** **** ** ***** ** ****** ****, ** ************* *****-**-******* ***** *** ******** to *** ** ******* ****** *******.

Comments (17)

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***********, **** *** **** ** *** ********* ***'** ****?

**** *** *** *** ** ** ****...

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  • ****** ** ******* - ** **, **** *** ******* * lockdown ****** ** **** ****, *** **** ***'*
  • ******* ***** **********
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** *** *** ******* ******, *'* ***** ** ***** *** brand ** *******. * ***'* **** ********* ******** ** ******.

******, *** *** ********* ******* ****** ** ** ** *** context ** * ******** **********. ****'* **** ******.

**** ** ** *** ***** ** *** ** *** ******** like "*** *********!"

** ****,

*********!

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*** ******** ********** ** **** ** ***** ** *** *****, given *** ************** ** *** ********-********.

* ***'* **** *** ********* ************ ** **** **** ** these ***** *** ******** *** ********* ******** ** **** **** *****.

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*** * *****, ***** ** ***** *** ** * ******* task, ********** ***** *** ******* *********** ** **** ***** *** frames.

*******, **** *********** ********** *** **** ***-***** ***** **** *** locking ******** ***** **** ***** *** ******** ******* ******** * controller-based ****** *******.

**** ******** ***** ******* *** *********** *** ***********, *** * can *** ***** ***** ******** *** ** '***-**-*******' ******** *******.

** *****:

**** * ******** - ******** ******* ***** *** *** **** hopping ****** ********. ** **** **** * ******** ******** ******** because ** ** **** ******, **** **** ***** **** ****. Alarmlock ******* ** **** * **** *** ****** **** ***** cost ** *********. ***** **** ** ******* ***.

"** **** ******* ***** ** ******* **** ******** *** ***** in * ************ ***. **** ***** *** **** *** ** guys *** ***** ********* ** ***."

******** *** *****, *** **** ******* ****** ** ** ******** odd... ***'* **** **** **** ** ********* *********** ***** ****** control **** ********/**** ****** ******* *******? ***** **** "*******" ***** installs *** **** ******** ** ************ ***** ******, ******'* *** **** ** ** *** **** ** ***** and ******* *** ****** *******?

***** *'* ****** ** *** ** *******, *** ** ** IT ***, * **** ******** **** *** ******* * ***** be ********* ** ********** **** ******** ** ****...

** ******* ** *** ********* *** ********, ** ** ***** integrator ** ****, ******* ************ ****'* ****** *** **** ********... and ******** ******* *** *** **** *** ***** ** *** alarm ********.

*** **** ***** ****, * ** ***** **** ******** ***** are ***** *** ***** **** *** **** ************* ** ** utilized ** ********** ************

"***** **** "*******" ***** ******** *** **** ******** ** ************ ***** ******, ******'* *** **** ** ** *** **** ** ***** and ******* *** ****** *******?"

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** ** **********, * ***'* ******** *** **** ***** **** was ****** *** ***** *** **** ******** *** *********. **** menial **** ***** ***** ****** **** *** *********.

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** *****, ****'* *** * *** ** *** **** ** the ******** ********* ** **** ******** ********** ** ****.

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