Im sorry it has been a while since i updated my locksmith blog.... My new home and DIY have been keeping me busy.
I recently met with a UK Videx distributor for a demonstration of the Cyberlock.
Im always wary of new technology and the claims made by their sales representitives, however im happy to report that i was quite impressed with what i was shown.
Encrypted lock technology is definately the way forward and is on offer by various companies in different forms; Kaba Locks for example should be a serious competitor offering similar management capabilities with their range of access control products.
Basically these systems now allow the real time management of access to doors/locks/whatever.
The cyberlock is the only product i have seen so far that retrofits existing hardware, making it especially appealing.
As with all new technology price is an issue and systems can be very pricey, although could be cost effective for large business customers with massive key collections and management issues.
Its certainly a system id be interested in installing and i hope to deal with the supplier in the future.