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Ekey Finger print entry

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. The opening impulse is emitted from the control panel in the protected interior area. Incidentally, the system cannot be tampered with via the Internet either, because it does not have an Internet connection.

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?
Yes and no. It depends how you look at technology and security.
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 Fortis 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

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