Traditional Mechanical Locks Issues

  • Keys are usually distributed to users or stored in a central location, which requires suppliers to spend time to collect and return those keys and requires operators to manage those keys.
  • Keys are often copied leading to theft/degradation and as a result job sites go offline or need unbudgeted maintenance, leading to service interruption.
  • Once distributed there is no control over where and when the mechanical key is used.
  • There is little or no traceability on how long the user spent on a job site and this can have serious financial impact on operations, especially on remote job sites. Mechanical locks are not safe and can be easily bumped/picked providing no security for the job site.
  • Technicians sometimes leave the doors open, making it easy for thieves to enter and degrade/steal from the job site. Despite security measures such as high walls, barbed wire and guards, thefts still occur on a daily basis as they are usually inside jobs.

Acsys Mechatronic Solutions

  • The Acsys solution offers controlled and secured access rights distribution.
  • Acsys locks CANNOT be picked or bumped and are very difficult to drill.
  • Keys are programmed ONLY when they need to be used and their access rights are TIME-BASED. The main advantage is that keys can ONLY be used during the time the operator has configured them to work.
  • The Key memory will tell the operator WHEN the key was used (date/time) and when the lock was opened and closed, giving the operator CONTROL over the amount of time spent by suppliers on job sites (and the cost of the intervention).
  • Keys cannot be copied, so no access is possible outside the access rights working hours.
  • If someone TRIES to access without having rights, that will be stored in the key and lock.
  • Access can be granted to SPECIFIC JOB SITES and SPECIFIC ASSETS on those job sites.
  • If 3 WRONG codes are entered on the Keypad/CGS key it will automatically DISABLE itself.

Comparison with conventional access control solutions


Keys can and are continuously being copied, leading to theft, fraud, and loss of property, as well as loss of productive company/personal time. Keys are lost and or stolen, requiring frequent replacement of existing locks and keys. Mechanical locks can be picked, bumped and drilled easily. Once keys are given, it is impossible to track the usage of that key.


It is very expensive and often impractical to wire every door in a building, also it limits expandability as wiring needs to be planned, requires drilling and mounting, and necessarily, power. Card readers and magnets need constant power and will automatically open during power outages. Card readers are very vulnerable to sabotage and vandalism. Card systems cannot be used on remote sites or sites where there is no power such as gates/enclosures/storage areas etc…


Need every finger one by one on the door Cannot create temporary access Requires batteries and maintenance Uses mechanical override lock


Always requires power and TCP/IP connection Is not easy to install Require a lot of cleaning/maintenance