What Is An Electronic Lock System?

To fully understand what electronic locks are, we need to know how they compare to traditional locks, what their advantages and disadvantages are, whether they are safe.

Traditional key locks use some variation of the “pin and tumbler” method, in which the lock cylinder is held in place with a line of small metal pins, each of which consists of the upper and lower half. When a key is inserted and turned, the uneven “serrated” edge ensures that each pin is moved a certain distance. The cylinder may be turned only when each pin is moved just enough to create a straight separation between the upper and lower halves of all pins.


There are many advantages to Electronic Door Lock Systems over traditional mechanical door locks. Some of those advantages include programmable security clearances, automatic door lock/unlock scheduling and centralized management.

Access controlled doors used to secure areas, allow only authorized personnel to enter into secure areas. Individual personnel can each have their own security clearances managed through the Access Control System during specific scheduled hours. This will negate the need to issue keys and to change the locks when the keys are lost or stolen.

Passive electronic lock, different from traditional electronic lock (Electromechanical Locks, Electric Strikes, or Electromagnetic Locks), powered by the electronic key. The lock itself does not have a circuit device, and the appearance is similar to a mechanical lock.The biggest advantage of this passive electronic lock is that it does not need to worry about power failure to work.

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