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Jim and Sharon complete Ditec Training Program

In July 2017 Jim and Sharon successfully completed the Ditec Entrematic Factory Certified Low Energy Training Program and were awarded a certificate of completion.

About Ditec Entrematic: Entrematic is a global leader in entrance automation. The products include commercial sectional doors, loading dock equipment, HVLS warehouse fans, high-performance doors, residential garage doors, and pedestrian door automation and operators and are sold through an extensive network of trained dealers who provide superior installation and service.

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High security digital locks

trilogy 3500The Trilogy® high security mortise lock is the perfect advanced access system for many types of businesses, from law & healthcare practices to auto dealerships! It offers convenient keyless PIN code entry for retail stores and business offices – ideal for restaurants.

Add dependable wireless access control that easily retrofits standard knobsets. Easily get keyfree convenience & enhance access security:

  • Create security user codes (3-6 digits) and/or program HID prox cards for new employees, managers, supervisors, contractors, etc.
  • Restrict employee access during non-work hours
  • Allow vendors and/or delivery personnel access during specified times
  • Control automatic unlocking and relocking during business hours or during scheduled times
  • Audit trail records are time/date stamped and HIPPA-compliant for securing private health records
  • Print audit trails from a PC or wireless handheld printer
  • Grade 1 durability & weatherproof technology make Trilogy the #1 choice everywhere secured access or egress is a concern
  • Fingertip programmable with the vandalproof, all-metal keypad
  • Long-life battery operation.

Have a question about how to implement electronic locks in your CT business or institution? Email Jim Arsenault or call him at 860-678-9797.

Lock your prescription meds

lock your prescription drugsBy now you might have seen the Public Safety Announcement videos on television, depicting a teenager helping himself to his mother’s medication she keeps in the bathroom medicine cabinet. Or you’ve read newspaper reports about teens dying from a drug overdose. Drugs they didn’t purchase on a street corner in a bad section of town but found readily accessible in their family home. Many young people think that because these medications have been prescribed by a physician that they’re safe to use when in reality a combination of drugs or a mix with alcohol can lead to death.

Statistics show one in four high school students will abuse prescription drugs before they graduate, and 70 percent of those drugs will come from their own home or from a friend. But it’s not just the teens looking for a high – visitors to the home (friends or even family members) might look for prescription medications as well.

Recently a keyless drug lock box for prescription medications has been introduced to keep meds safely for the patient’s use only and not to unintentionally “share.” The container holds up to eight pill bottles and can also accommodate taller bottles with liquid medications. It fits into a standard size medicine cabinet and is lightweight and convenient to use with a pre-assigned four digit combination code requiring no set up.

Keeping prescription medications locked also prevents accidental swallowing by small children or pets.

Jim is a CT licensed Master Locksmith with over 30 years experience. He’ll repair and install a new lock at your Connecticut home or business, just email or give him a call at 860-678-9797.

Can your phone unlock the office door?

smartphone keyComing soon to a smartphone near you.

Besides making phone calls and sending text messages, smartphones can also handle a lot of other tasks. Anything from taking a picture to online banking, or looking up directions when you’re out and about. Every day developers extend the functionality of smartphones with new mobile apps. A new application that is currently being tested in an enterprise setting will enable a smartphone to open doors.

HID Global®, located in California and an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, recently completed two pilot programs that demonstrate how Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled devices can allow employees to conveniently open doors with a mobile phone without compromising security.

Participants in the pilot felt that the application for unlocking doors was inutuitive and easy to use. They also felt that the smartphone was more convenient to use than an access card, primarily because they never forget their phones like they do their badges.

The pilot programs provided valuable information on how a smartphone can be used in an enterprise setting to function as a keyless entry system.

Have a question about keyless entry systems for your Connecticut corporate office? Email Jim Arsenault or call him at 860-678-9797.

Need a new lock? There’s an app for that.

iPad AppNew Haven, Connecticut based ASSA ABLOY, manufacturer of various locks and access control systems including Adams Rite, Arrow, Corbin Russwin, and Sargent, developed an iPad application that simplifies the process of finding the right solution for any door opening in a facility.

The app gives customers the choice to navigate by technology, allows new customers to filter solutions in the ‘Guide Me’ section and provides sales contact information in their market via the map locator. Continue reading Need a new lock? There’s an app for that.