1 KEY OF KNOWLEDGE: With Schlage electronic keypad locks and deadbolts, apartment developers and owners don't have to worry about keeping track of hundreds of keys. Residents can gain entrance by using the 11-button keypad. A four-digit access code monitors access, and up to 19 four-digit user codes can be saved in the system.
For more information, call 800-847-1864 or visit www.securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.
2 HEAR & NOW: Chamberlain Professional Products' Elite EL2000 entry system allows visitors and residents to communicate via telephone to activate doors and gates. The system accepts up to 2,000 directory or access codes and features a 5-inch backlit LCD screen with the ability to display up to four lines with 20 characters per line. For more information, call 800-323-2276 or visit www.chamberlain.com.
3 ZOOM ZOOM: In the movies, thieves outsmart surveillance cameras by “timing the cameras” and acting when they are focused in a different direction. Axis Communications' 212 PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) Network Camera allows users to zoom in on objects within 490 feet without any exterior moving parts. The camera also features two-way audio. For more information, call 978-614-2000 or visit www.axis.com.
4 KICKING THE HABIT: More than half of all burglaries occur when thieves kick in doors. The Door Jamb Armor reinforces weak points by adding a jamb shield, which makes it almost impossible for a door to be kicked in. The new Low Profile Door Shield is about 60 percent smaller than a traditional shield. For more information, call 888-582-2294 or visit www.djarmor.com.
5 DOOR DÉCOR: Baldwin Hardware Corp. has introduced a new line of stainless steel levers with a modern design. Called Lakeshore, the handleset comes in 21 finishes with a choice of five coordinating levers. The new handlesets can be used on entry doors for multifamily units with interior and exterior halls. For more information, call 800-566-1986 or visit www.baldwinhardware.com.