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Do construction sites need special security measures?

Yes, construction sites are particularly vulnerable to theft, burglary and vandalism, yet they still contain valuable equipment and materials. To protect property owners, construction workers, and equipment, a project site should have both physical and operational security measures.

How can I make my front door more secure?

You can make your front door more secure with the following add-on security products: Add-on deadbolts High-security strike plates Latch protector plates Lock cylinder protectors Reinforcement plates Latch guard plates Exterior hinge pin protection

What is a door access control system?

A door access control system is a level of commercial security that limits and records who enters and exits a building or high-security area within a building. Doors are locked automatically and allow authorized individuals to enter/exit via an access control device that unlocks the door. Access control devices include proximity readers, keypads, and biometric scanners.

Can keyless door locks be hacked?

Yes, there have been reports of hacking into smart locks and keyless locks through wifi connections that aren't properly secured and by taking advantage of security flaws in the system. Unfortunately, anytime a device is connected to the internet, the risk of hacking is real.

How does a grand master key work?

A grand master key, or great-grand master key depending on the levels within the master key hierarchy, is a key that can open all subsequent keys under it, including master and change keys.

Can a locksmith make a safe key?

Yes. Safe keys can be duplicated, or if you have lost the key to your burglary or fire safe, a skilled locksmith can make a new key by using the safe's registration number.

How do I get a master key copied?

Only authorized employees or staff can request duplicate keys for a master key system when needed. To have a copy made, the locksmith will need a set of codes to identify the system and make a new key that works.

What is a master key system?

A master key system is when the locks used throughout a building are organized according to a hierarchy, where many keys unlock single doors and one or a few master keys open multiple tiers of doors. At the top of the hierarchy is the grand master key which can be used with any door in the master key system. The purpose of a master key system is to maintain better control over access to areas in the building. For example, users with low security access may be given the copy of a key that only unlocks one door, while staff or owners of the building would likely have a master key for access to all areas.

How does a locksmith measure an ignition to cut a new key?

In reality, the locksmith shouldn't need to measure or disassemble the ignition in any way when a spare isn't available. They can make a new car key be looking up the vehicle identification number (VIN). This code provides the specifications needed to cut a key precisely for that make and model and ensure it works when inserted into the ignition.

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