Electronic Lock Permiting in Houston, Texas: Magnetic Locks, Electric Strikes, and Access Control

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Permiting an electronic lock in Houston, Texas is a more thorough process than in most other citiies in Texas. The history of high rise fires in Houston is a back drop that has helped to shape the Houston lock permit process in Houston, Texas.

when you need electronic access control in Houston, turn to an expert with 20 years of experience, Internal Control Systems.

Internal Control Systems, a provider of electronic access control systems, discusses the electronic lock permitting process in Houston, Texas.

Daniel Weiss, director of sales and marketing for Internal Control Systems, comments, "the City of Houston has a rigorous process in place to review, approve, and enforce electronic lock usage in Houston. The use of magnetic locks, electric strikes, and the associated hardware to contol, limit, restrict or in any way restrict egress falls and as impacted by the City of Houston electronic lock permitting process."

Weiss continued, "when installing an access control system you need to be prepared for this electronic lock permitting process. It is not something that happens overnight." The process includes plan preparation, creation of formal drawings, and diagrams on the function of the locks under normal and alarm conditions.

Once the plans and documents have been submitted and the permit issued the system can be installed per the plans and specs. After all of this has been completed an inspection is ordered and the system tested. The locks are permitted and a sticker is placed on the lock to show that it has been inspected.

Weiss offers, "that the interface with the fire alarm is important since the door must release upon the fire alarm being activated so interface with the fire provider is important."

The process of using and getting the benefits of electronic locks might seem difficult; however, in the hands of a skilled integration firm, like Internal Control Systems the process is very manageable.

Weiss comments, "we have hung thousands of locks and cut in thousands of electric strikes, the permitting and life safety issues are an important part of our services." The cost of installing incorrectly and not permitting is high. An improper lock can trap people in buildings leading to the loss of life and unneeded delay by first responders. In addition, the fines can be as high as one thousand dollars per day per door per violation.

Weiss concludes, "when you need electronic access control in Houston, turn to an expert with 20 years of experience, Internal Control Systems." Our Houston security sales staff stands ready to address your security needs today. Call us at 713-893-7454.

About Internal Control Systems

A Leading Security Solutions Provider in Texas for Over 20 Years, Internal Control Systems is proud to be celebrating our 20th year of providing our clients with world class security installation and service. Internal Control Systems provides Unified Security Solutions to our 1000 + clients, in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley

Internal Control Systems provides true Unified Security by integrating the best in class solutions to provide true physical and logical security. Our competitors simply provide services for either logical or physical security, not both. Internal Control Systems, via our Unified Security Services Platform, provides complete solutions. One source, one provider, total security.

Internal Control Systems can install a Unified Security Solution for any size organization from a small law firm to a campus-wide enterprise class system. Internal Control Systems provides both local, self-managed enterprise class systems and remote hosted applications via the best in class five diamond central monitoring station.

From access control systems to camera systems to intrusion detection and fire alarm systems, Internal Control Systems is your best choice of installation, service, and monitoring.

Call Daniel Weiss, Director of Marketing at Internal Control Systems today at 1-877-910-1177 to find out how we can serve you.Vsit us online at http://www.internalcontrolsys.com

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