Many Houston residents are surprised at the difficulties they face when they want to install an electric lock in their building
Houston, TX (Vocus) October 22, 2010
The need to for electronic locks to secure buildings and control doors is on the rise, especially in an urban area like Houston. However, it’s important to note that the city has some of the most stringent regulations in the country when it comes to permitting these locks, as poorly made devices often cause a safety hazard.
Internal Control Systems, a leader in the field of electronic access control systems and protection, has years of experience installing both magnetic and electric strike access systems in homes and buildings all over Houston. Its services helps residents stay safe, while avoiding the large fines that can come with an alarm that is not up to code.
“Many Houston residents are surprised at the difficulties they face when they want to install an electric lock in their building,” said Daniel Weiss, director of sales and marketing for Internal Control Systems. “This is not a process that can happen right away. Locks need to be inspected and you need to be absolutely sure that the system you plan to use is compliant with the code.”
The city of Houston has implemented strong rules and regulations regarding security locks due to its history of high-rise fires, shaping the policies that exist today. In large part, these codes are meant to save lives and prevent improper locks from being installed in buildings, especially those that may be susceptible to fire.
In order to get an electric lock, home or business owners must create a plan, make formal drawings and diagram the function of the locks under certain conditions, such as day-to-day, alarm and emergency situations.
“The reality is that more and more businesses need to beef up their security with up-to-date systems, but they also need to consider the regulations,” Weiss said. “At ICS, we offer the best in home and commercial protection and are hyper-focused on the Houston area.”
“The process to review, approve and enforce electronic locks in this city are rigorous,” Weiss continued. “With the help of a skilled integration firm, you can be sure that you are up to all necessary safety standards, while maintaining the security you need.”
One of the main concerns when installing an electric lock system is the interface that connects it to the fire alarm. According to the city, the door must release upon fire alarm activation, so working with a firm that knows how to make this happen is critical.
“When you consider that an improperly installed electric lock could potentially trap you in a building during a fire, it’s crucially important that you consult with the experts in home security,” Weiss said. “We have leveraged our over 20 years of experience to serve the residents of Houston with top-quality products and services.”
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.