Houston's Electronic Lock Codes: Comprehesive and Extensive Use of Access Restrictions

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While many business owners look to increase their security through electronic locks and access systems, the city of Houston has some very strict regulations on these products. Internal Control Systems has the expertise needed to properly comply with these laws and ensure safety.

We are consistently the leader in the Houston area for installation and inspection for magnetic and electric locks, simply because we have complete knowledge of all the laws and codes

One of the biggest issues in security in the city of Houston has to deal with a citywide policy regarding the installation of electronic lock systems. Due to the city’s strict regulations, home and business owners need to work with experts who know how to properly install these systems.

Internal Control Systems, which has over 20 years of experience in installing world-class electronic locks and access system devices, has the skills and expertise needed to make sure your security systems are up to code.

“We are consistently the leader in the Houston area for installation and inspection for magnetic and electric locks, simply because we have complete knowledge of all the laws and codes,” said Daniel Weiss, director of sales and marketing for Internal Control Systems. “These laws have been put into place as a safety precaution. While they may be inconvenient for some, they help ensure that people are safe in case of fire or another type of emergency.”

The City of Houston requires that the Code Enforcement division of the City Building Department fully permit, inspect and approve all electronic egress control devices.

Once they have approval, the devices will be given a permit sticker and will be allowed to function. Any locks that are found to be operating without the department’s approval are subject to large fines that could be as high as $2,000 for each violation.

This policy, which is very specific in nature, was borne out of the numerous high-rise fires that have occurred throughout the city’s history. In many cases, people were trapped inside their homes or offices due to electronic lock systems that did not open once fire alarms went off.

Because the company has such extensive experience working with electronic and magnetic lock devices in Houston, Internal Control Systems will help clients through the inspection process with the city. The city’s main concern is that the door will unlock if a fire alarm is activated, and the ICS systems are guaranteed to comply with these rules.

“These codes are in existence to protect people, but it can cause some individuals headaches when they realize that installing a security system is not as easy as they might think,” Weiss said. “By working with ICS, they can ensure that the process will go much more smoothly and that they will not have to worry about failed inspections.”

Individuals who are unsure about whether their current systems are up to code should check them for the sticker provided by the city, which should appear somewhere inside the frame of the door. If they are still unsure, they should talk to the building manager.

“Our sales staff is ready 24-hours per day to discuss your options,” Weiss said. “We are committed to providing businesses and homeowners in Houston with the best solutions available in terms of safety and security.”

About Internal Control Systems:
A leading security solutions provider in Texas for over two decades, Internal Control Systems is proud to be celebrating its 20th year of providing clients with world-class security installation and service. ICS offers Unified Security Solutions to over 1,000 clients in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.
We provide true Unified Security by integrating the best-in-class solutions to provide true physical and logical security. While our competitors simply offer services for either logical or physical security – not both – Internal Control Systems provides complete solutions via our Unified Security Services Platform. This provides you with one source, one provider and total security.

ICS can install a Unified Security Solution for organizations of all sizes, from a small law firm to a campus-wide, enterprise class system. We offer both local, self-managed enterprise class systems and remote-hosted applications via the best-in-class, five-diamond central monitoring station.
From access control and camera systems to intrusion detection and fire alarms, Internal Control Systems is your best choice for installation, service and monitoring. For more information, visit http://www.internalcontrolsys.com or call 1-877-910-1177.


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