Why Do More and More Telcos Choose Passive Electronic Locks?
The telecom industry is an essential part of our modern society, and it relies heavily on the security of its facilities to ensure uninterrupted communication services. The security of telecom facilities is crucial, and it relies on the effectiveness of locks used to secure these facilities.
Traditionally, the most widely used locks in the telecom industry are mechanical locks and standard electronic locks. Although these two types of locks have been widely used in the industry, their shortcomings are also clearly exposed:
Disadvantages of mechanical locks:
- Vulnerability to picking: Mechanical locks can be vulnerable to picking, where an attacker uses special tools or techniques to manipulate the lock mechanism and open it without the correct key.
- Limited access control: Mechanical locks are often limited in their ability to control access to a facility or area. Once a key is distributed, it can be difficult to track or revoke access. Mechanical locks also cannot provide real-time access control data, such as who accessed the lock and when.
- Unsafe key management: Mechanical locks require physical keys, which are easily lost and copied. In addition, key management is time-consuming, especially for large organizations with many locks and keys to manage.
- Wear and tear: Over time, mechanical locks can experience wear and tear, which can affect their ability to function properly.
- Lack of flexibility: Mechanical locks are typically designed for a specific purpose and cannot be easily reconfigured or adapted to new security requirements.
Disadvantages of standard electronic locks:
Standard electronic locks, which use electronics to control access to a facility or area, offer several advantages over mechanical locks, such as greater access control, real-time access data, and remote control capabilities. However, they also have some potential disadvantages, including:
- Dependence on technology: Standard electronic locks rely on technology to function, and any issues with the electronics can cause malfunctions or lockouts. Power outages or electronic malfunctions can also disable these locks, making it difficult to gain access to a facility or area.
- Vulnerability to hacking: Standard electronic locks can be vulnerable to hacking or other electronic attacks, which can compromise their security.
- Higher cost: Standard electronic locks can be more expensive than mechanical locks, both in terms of the initial installation costs and ongoing maintenance costs.
- Limited durability: Standard electronic locks may not be as durable as mechanical locks, especially in environments with high humidity, extreme temperatures, or exposure to chemicals.
- Complexity: Standard electronic locks can be more complex than mechanical locks, which can make them more difficult to install, operate, and maintain. This can lead to increased training and support costs.
That is why we would like to recommend the use of passive electronic locks. These locks offer safe access controls and efficient co-working solutions without the need for power, along with excellent physical performance, making them an excellent choice for telecom facilities.
What are Vanma passive electronic locks?
They are mechanical locks with smart built-in chips. They only can be unlocked after the password verification is successful by the smart key. During this process, the smart electronic key automatically records the data of locking and unlocking. After the work is over, upload the data in the electronic key to the management software, which can form a data record for traceability management.
What are their characteristics?
What are their characteristics?
Vanma electronic locks are designed without keyholes, effectively preventing locks from being picked.
The lock body is made of stainless steel and has an IP68 waterproof rating, making it more suitable for harsh environments in remote areas.
2. One Key to Unlock 10,000 Locks
A single electronic key can unlock multiple locks and replace cumbersome bunches of keys.
3. Access Control
Only people with unlocking authorization can unlock the Vanma lock.
4. Access Records
Vanma smart keys can record locking and unlocking information. When the data is uploaded to the system, the managers can check the report.
5. Supports Integration with ThirdParty Software
Some of our customers have their own management software, and we support offering solutions based on their requirement to efficiently manage the access records.
6. Blacklist Management
Vanma smart key cannot be copied, even if it is lost, the administrator can add it to the blacklist, so it cannot unlock any locks again.
7. AES256 Encryption
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 is a security algorithm that uses a 256-bit key to encrypt and decrypt data. It is highly secure and commonly used to protect financial data, personal information, and confidential business information. The AES algorithm was approved by the NSA for handling top secret information.
8. Easy to Install and Maintenance
Vanma locks require no wiring for easier installation, and also have no power supply, making them more cost-effective.