How to choose a locking system?

The Client's final satisfaction with the chosen system is measured in time which is required for the operation and maintenance of the system, and in the capability to achieve the desired functions. The total cost of the system is also of importance. The importance of the initial investment cost is often overrated, because this cost is not equivalent to the cost accumulated over a longer period of operation. The consequences of an incorrect choice of system will be felt every day by the clients as well as personnel for many years to come.

System Size.

The Master Key System (MKS) installed in big-size hotels does not cover guest rooms, because complications associated with losing a key are significant. It is only used to cover auxiliary rooms. Electronic hotel locks are used when the building has a reception desk (it is necessary to issue a card) and more than 10 rooms. Otherwise the key system is usually sufficient.

Functionality.

In facilities used strictly for accommodation purposes, access control that covers rooms and selected common passageways will be sufficient. An inexpensive LOB 8000 system should be suitable. 

If the building is under renovation and the Client is planning to install electronic locks, but without door replacement, we can use the LOB 5500 system (overlay). 

Hotel Locking System Comparison Table

 

LOB 5500

LOB 8000

MKS LOB

Security

+++

+++

+

 Constant security level

X

 Keys can be canceled

X

 Keys can be canceled immediately

X

X

X

 Full monitoring of passageways

X

X

X

 Events in real time

X

X

X

 Break-in alarm

X

X

X

 Secure Mirafe™ Plus cards

X

X

X

 Steel bolt in lock

X

 

 Patented key profile

X

X

 Access plans

+++

+++

++

 Modification of access plan

X

 Application in hotels

 Application in offices

X

X

 Schedules for users

X

X

 Schedules for guests

X

X

X

 Schedules for doors

X

X

 Access for check-in period or 24 hours

X

X

X

 Simplicity of operation

+++

++

+

 Reservations module

X

X

X

 Guest list

X

X

X

 Room status

X

X

 Does not need a computer

X

X

 Events register

850

250

0

 Open door alarm

X

 Volume control

X

X

X

 Variable configuration of devices

X

X

X

 Durability

++++

+++

+++++

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