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Jun. 10, 2013

The Safe Side

By Philip Shea, Associate Editor

Kaba Access Control’s 790 Contactless Electronic Lock is the result of many years of experience in developing highly effective access control systems for properties. Using contactless MIFARE tags and read-write technology, the 790 Lock is the ideal solution to enhance security while promoting operational efficiency. Residents will appreciate the deadbolt protection, the ergonomic design and the easy-to-use card reading of the 790 electronic locks (www.kabamultihousing.com).

Signal 88 Security is revolutionizing virtual monitoring and patrolling by providing a proactive approach to security. Designed to dramatically increase the effectiveness of your new or existing surveillance system, this company’s Virtual Patrolling Services allow it to randomly view each of your cameras, and its central command center is the only one that offers immediate alarm dispatch using exclusive patrol vehicles in order to respond to a crisis (www.signal88.com).

Schlage’s Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt lock incorporates a built-in alarm and anti-pick technology to ensure maximum security for your residents. A durable resistive touchscreen protects against unsightly fingerprints and smudges, and with Nexia™ Home Intelligence, tenants can lock and unlock their doors from anywhere with their cell phones. Furthermore, this product has been deemed Grade 1 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), denoting the highest level of residential security (www.schlage.com).

This Quantum™ Series line of locks from Saflok offers a unique and innovative two-piece modular design that comes with either insertion card or RFID reader option. Combining a sleek look with superior lock performance, the Quantum Series locks are easy to use and they enhance the guests’ hotel experience. With a choice of trims, the Quantum lock is customizable with numerous lever and finish options (www.saflok.com).

In a revolutionary step to ensure added security and flexibility for its customers, Kwikset has released its new SmartKey™ technology—which allows residents to re-key their locks in a simple three-step process. Lock owners simply insert their old key, then insert the patented SmartKey™ tool, then remove the old key and replace it with the new key. Locks also come equipped with patented BumpGuard™ technology, which offers improved protection against lock bumping (www.kwikset.com).

Protection 1 has partnered with GE Security to provide this exclusive wireless monitored alarm system and property management software. The Multifamily 360 Wireless Alarm System is a state-of-the-art amenity that meets the demands of today’s tech-savvy residents. It installs quickly and adapts to virtually every telecommunications platform—VoIP, cell-only and landline. It also incorporates a 24/7 monitoring system that is geared specifically for multifamily (www.nmfc.com).

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