Happy Memorial Day! Here are some of the top locksmith-related news items of the past week:

Paxton Unveils Web-Based Interface for Net2 Access Control System

Paxton, a global brand of electronic IP access control and video intercom solutions, has launched a new web-based user interface for its Net2 access control system. Net2Online makes Net2 accessible from any device with an internet connection and comes as a free feature with Paxton’s Net2 Pro software. This ensures Net2 Pro is futureproofed, while making site access for users even easier, according to the company. [Read More via Security Sales & Integration]

After Smart Lock Allegedly Traps Senior in Apartment, Tenants Sue for Physical Keys and Win

Tenants at a property in New York City just struck a deal in what is both a wildly reasonable ask but also a crucial development at a time of increasing surveillance—their landlord has to give them physical keys to their building. [Read More via Gizmodo]

Kisi Launches Cloud-Based Door Reader With Offline Functionality

Kisi’s “hybrid mode” allows a smartphone to update its credential when connected to the Internet and can unlock a door even when it’s offline. [Read More via Security Sales & Integration]

QQ: Coordinators on Fire Doors

I realize that sometimes my posts get into the real nitty-gritty of doors and hardware, but this is often crucial information for someone in the field – especially when the answer can not be found in a model code or standard.  So here’s today’s question…When a pair of fire doors has manual flush bolts and no closer on the inactive leaf, is a coordinator required? [Read More via iDigHardware.com]

Sargent and Greenleaf Releases Digital Vault Lock for High-Security Needs

Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a manufacturer of mechanical and electronic locks, reveals its Digital Vault Lock. The Digital Vault Lock is an electronic time lock that utilizes a secure online interface and user-friendly software to allow for increased flexibility and security for convenient vault access, according to the company. [Read More via Security Sales & Integration]

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