The Locksmith Case Study
Secure multiple sites and previously unsecured areas.
Reliability in Access Control played an Important Role for Locksmith Express
Locksmith Express has been using MGI products for more than 25 years due to its sustainability and reliability features and when a recognized state college needed a reliable access control system. Mr. Daniel R. Walling, President at Locksmith Express choose to go with MGI’s solutions.
Daniel quoted “Around 6 years back, the door access control
system was installed in the college to protect students and
maintain security. We installed the door access control systems
along with Millennium DCD boards at the student housing, and
one day the building caught fire overnight. The fire was so bad that
they could only control it by around 6 am in morning. The next day,
I went there to inspect the damage done to my access control units
thinking I’ll have to replace them now.”
So when I went downstairs, there was basically ankle-deep water
and some water was running down the walls all over. Then I
opened my access control box and to my surprise, what I saw next
was unbelievable. I find the system still flashing lights and the
boards were functioning. I got permission from the authority to
take the board out and recover them.
I powered everything down, took it out of the building. People on
site were also surprised and some doubted how these boards can
recover. And I am at the same time thinking to myself that these
boards are like rocks and they are going to work because I know
the manufactures. So, I let the boards dry out for a couple of days,
and decided to reinstall it again to check if they were still
functioning and amazingly they worked perfectly well!” says
Locksmith Express’ President.
So today, the college building is still using the hardware that I
recovered after the fire and the university is happy about it,
mentions Mr. Daniel. He further adds, “Whenever I put in a system,
I use MGI as it’s flexible for small, large and mid sizes features and
fits many applications, the software keeps upgrading with new
features from time to time. The company has helped me in terms
of customization and service and has been around due to its