Protect Urban Power Transmission
Starting with your house, electricity is important for operating all appliances, entertainment, lighting and of course, all technology. When it comes to travelling, electricity is important for the use of electric trains, airplanes and even some cars. If you think about facilities such as schools, medical facilities such as hospitals and retail facilities, all need electricity to run efficiently.
So, how to protect the city’s electricity transportation?
Access control challenge:
When Sam Johnson joined a new company, one of his first projects was auditing the master key systems used to secure access to substations and other key facilities. But soon he discovered that there were more than 200 lost or stolen keys, but after a detailed audit, he discovered that there were more than 300 unrecorded keys.
In many cases, lost keys are due to misplacement by current staff or change in contractors and don’t usually pose an intentional threat to assets and services. However, this huge discrepancy of over 300 keys was seen as a real security risk.
Access control solution:
A new traditional master key system would be expensive in the instance of new keys that would inevitably be lost, and the same issues would emerge all over again. At this time, Sam learned about the Vanma smart lock system.
The system has a blacklist function. When the key is lost, a blacklist can be set in the smart lock system so that the lost key does not have any permission to unlock any lock.
In addition, it can also record lock/unlock information. The records can be viewed, and the responsibility can be traced back to the specific employee.
Flexible authorization is also a highlight of the Vanma smart lock system. Each key can be authorized by the software, allowing the key to unlocking which lock, or what period to unlock, convenient for management. The permission is granted only on the employee’s working day, and the lock cannot be opened at other times.
“Working with a new technology and understanding the nuances of a new system was a small hurdle to overcome during the trial, however, the Vanma smart lock system smoothed out the entire process and the trial went exceptionally well”, says Sam.
The power of the Vanma smart lock is installed in the key, and this lock is also called a passive electronic lock. Unlike other locks, general locks need to be charged when the power is out. The passive electronic lock only needs to charge the key, which can be fully charged in two hours.