Digital locking systems are configured for the safeguarding of entrance doors via modern locking technologies such as numeric (digital) password security, RFID smart cards or finger-print (biometric) scanning.
Car doors, for one are easily opened at the press of a button. The convenience it brings can also be gratified in other doors with a digital locking system.
In addition, Electronic keys and locking cylinders serve well. They are not just convenient than other conventional systems, but also more secure, more practical and more economical.
As an added feature, Digital locking systems can have non-duplicable high security mechanical keys and an emergency battery opening.
Digital locks can also feature an in-built fire alarm function together with an anti-prank and anti-lock picking alarm, which can be compatible with video door phones and available with a remote control.
Aside their efficiency, digital locks also possess an added advantage to entrance doors in Nigeria
Benefits of Digital Locks In Nigeria
Significantly, Digital locks resolve the problem associated with mechanical locks – requirement of physical keys which may be lost.
As well, Digital locks eliminate the time it would take to unlock a mechanical lock, all the lock requires is the PIN. Should the pin be forgotten, you easily reset it, unlike mechanical locks where misplacement of physical keys locks you out.
PIN codes can also be generated per user request to enable others gain entrance. This is synonymous to handing over physical keys for visitors to gain entrance. To prevent repeated use, the pin can be set to unlock for as long as the user needs it. This implies that if the user needs a one time entrance, The pin can generated to unlock only once.
A nice and welcoming benefit of digital locks is their “Tamper alarm” feature. It tells the system to produce an instant alarm if someone tries to disable the lock by unplugging it.
In some digital locks, when tampering occurs, a distress signal will be sent out to a monitoring station or the end user depending on their monitoring plan.
As the monitoring station receives this signal they will follow the alarm process established for that customer. This would consist of either sending out immediate emergency backup, or attempting to call the customer to find out if everything is alright.
How To Use Digital Locks In Nigeria
Digital locks are indispensable to banks, hospitals, and residential houses. The ways by which each of these houses can use digital locks are as follows:
- Banks – Time delay combination locks are common with banks and financial institutions. These are digital, electronic combination locks, equipped with a delay timer that delays unlocking, The combination locks can be incorporated into money safes to deter armed robbery.
- Hospitals – Digital locks can be used by hospitals to limit surface interaction i.e The overall touchpoints that Hospital workers might access. This way, Hospital infections are reduced. Also, a digital lock can be placed in a drawer and can only be accessed with the pre-programmed RFID card.
- Residential houses – Any unwelcome guest can easily break into your home, no matter how strong your mechanical lock is. With smart door locking system, you can decide who can enter your home at what time. It lowers the risk of anything get stolen.