Finger Print entry – your questions answered. 🔑
🔹️How many prints does it store?
We use #Ekey and this system allows you to store 99 prints.
🔹️Can the Ekey fingerprint access solution be tampered with from outside in order to open the door?
No, it can’t. Nor can it be influenced by force, because the finger-print scanner and control panel are physically separate.
🔹️Is a fingerprint access solution covered by insurance?
For insurance coverage, it does not matter whether the locking mechanism is actuated mechanically using a key or electronically via a fingerprint. The insurance coverage is only in place if the access point is locked correctly. If a door is merely “on the latch“, it does not count as locked. All Ekey systems are linked into multi point locking systems – either 3 or 5 points. Some systems only use an electric strike latch – which is only a single point so isn’t secure.
🔹️What door type can they go on?
The Ekey system we mention is only available on Aluminium doors due to the thickness of them – generally 70mm or thicker as they house a control panel in the edge of the leaf. There is options for alternatives on Steel doors which run off a different system. Composite doors generally have battery powered Bluetooth or Wireless options.
🔹️Are they expensive?
By way of comparison: the Ekey fingerprint scanners are 1,000 times more secure than the 4-digit PIN code for your bank card. On average – the sensor, motorised lock and power conduit – is about £1150 + VAT. So over a manual key – yes they are pricey but can you put a price on security and ease of opening your door?
The team at CMS Doors are clued up on access control so can always assist you with making a decision on what will work best for you, your family and home. Feel free to get in touch: