Not too long ago, one of our clients—a major player in the oil and pipeline business—ran into a significant safety and protection issue concerning their pipelines. Some of their facilities existed on or made use of property belonging to independent landowners. Understanding the need for a lock-based solution that would provide ease of use for multiple users—including the landowners—while also reaching the highest industry standards for security and protection, they contacted us at Everlock Systems for help.
Before learning about Everlock Systems, our client relied on the common solution of multiple locks linked together on a single chain. One of the many problems with such a solution revolves around users losing access. For instance, if any user relocks in a hurry, there is a risk of attaching the lock at the wrong position on the chain. This means whichever lock(s) were skipped will no longer unlock the chain and ultimately the gate. In our client’s case, the landowner had been locked out of his own property one too many times and wanted a change.
Sympathizing completely with the landowner’s complaint, our client engaged in extensive online research for a better way. By the time the client finished researching, one company and one lock stood above the rest: Everlock Systems and our RC Multi-User Lock System. Allowing for multi-user access points, the RC Multi-User Lock System accepts between six and ten locks, each entirely independent of the other to prevent accidental lockouts.
Since the upgrade, our client couldn’t be happier. As he puts it, the RC system “alleviated a lot of headaches” and “saved us time from going out to the site” whenever someone was locked out. Furthermore, he told us there’s “no confusion on how to lock it. Just take your lock out and put it back in place. It’s perfect.” When it comes to customer service, our client summed it up in one word: “Great!” And when asked if they will use Everlock Systems again, the answer was concrete: “Yes, we would. It was a great experience.”
At Everlock Systems, we’re thrilled to have our client’s ringing endorsement. And it’s because we make industry-leading locking systems that work. To learn more about our products, contact us today!
With the year winding down, our team at Everlock Systems wants to say thank you for all of your support this past year. It’s been a big year for us, and we couldn’t be where we are today without you, so thank you!
Throughout the year, we’ve been able to help a number of companies secure their facilities properly and efficiently with our patented multi-user locking systems. Whether it was recommending our SLX locking system for the Colorado Springs Utilities’ facility or helping Anadarko Petroleum solve an access control problem, we love seeing our clients achieve a safer and more secure site through our various products.
It has been our goal as a company to create multi-user locking products that are user-friendly and easy to install at any shared access site. Whether you work in the utilities, agricultural or municipalities field, keeping your facility properly secured is extremely important. We’ve seen many cases of how purposeful or accidental security breaches could have been avoided if there was a proper locking system set in place.
It used to be that if your facility shared access with vendors, other agencies, or third-party contractors the security solution of choice was a good old daisy chain strung together with all kinds of locks. However, this outdated system has many security flaws, and can actually do more to harm site security than to help it.
Shared access to sites and facilities is where Everlock Systems’ multi-user locking systems can help. Our various products can assist in keeping any and all facilities safe and secure from unwanted intruders. To learn more about the security our products provide, please take a look at our shared access video.
It’s been a pleasure bringing quality locking systems and improved safety and site security to companies and businesses around the country. Being able to provide our clients peace of mind, knowing that their facility will be safe all day and all night, is what makes our job so great.
As we say goodbye to 2016, our team hopes you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a very joyous New year. Enjoy the holiday season with the ones you love most, knowing that your business facility is safe while you are away. We at Everlock Systems are eager and excited to see what 2017 brings. Stay tuned!
Security or convenience? Protection or ease of use? Business owners and site managers should not have to choose one of these over the other when it comes to their properties or business. And yet, such compromises can often seem unavoidable. Owners or managers might increase security by limiting facility lock and key access to only themselves, but that often results in the inconvenience of having to show up to the property every time someone requires entry. Others might choose to employ a daisy chain system. However, using this system can quickly get out of hand and all too often results in additional locks on the chain that you have not authorized. And let’s not forget that bypassing a daisy chain is as simple as bolt-cutting a single lock on the chain. In other words, in trying to attain security and convenience with a daisy chain, the opposite is accomplished.
But did you know that these aren’t the only security options for site managers and owners?
At Everlock Systems, we don’t believe you should have to sacrifice security for convenience, protection for ease of use. We design and build the highest quality locking systems for those customers who are tired of compromising. High durability, next-level security, unrivaled convenience: this is what you get with an Everlock Systems multi-user lock. A perfect example of our no-compromise philosophy can be found in our RC Multi-User Lock System. To learn more about how this product works, please take a look at our latest product video.
The standout feature of this lock system is its sophisticated approach to primary user control. Typically, when you allow someone to add a lock to a daisy chain, you give that person 24/7 access to your property, but maybe you don’t want that person to have such unfettered access. With our RC Multi-User Lock System, the primary user can easily restrict any secondary user’s window of access. For instance, if you want a secondary user to have site access only on Mondays, it’s as simple as moving a pin on the locking system, making the secondary user’s lock inactive Tuesday-Sunday. The secondary user’s padlock remains in place, but they cannot unlock the system until the primary user re-engages their lock space. Further, if the primary user has, for instance, a six-lock system but only actively needs three secondary users, they can “block out” the other two lock tabs so that they are temporarily inoperable. This prevents random users from placing their padlocks in those open spaces.
The RC Multi-User Lock System also offers:
- Heavy-duty construction
- Available in 6 and 10 lock configurations
- Bolt cutter guards
- Works with round padlocks and puck locks
- Two material options:
- Carbon steel with protective zinc coating
- Stainless steel with nickel plating
- Bolt-on or weld-on installation options
Don’t compromise your site’s security – give Everlock’s multi-user locking systems a try. Our products are built to keep your facility safe and secure from any unwanted visitors. For more information on our products, contact Everlock Systems today!
November is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: Celebrate with a Multi-User Locking System
November is an important month at Everlock Systems, as it is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. This month cuts to the heart of what we care about most: properly securing your company’s site. When it comes to keeping your property safe, our commitment to top quality and easy to use multi-user locking products is unparalleled to others. We are all about providing our customers with the best lock-based security on the market.
Of course, we’re not the only ones this month celebrating and encouraging better security. This month, the EPA’s Water Security Division is actively encouraging water utilities to address any security issues and better prepare for emergencies. One important means of taking such precautions involves assessing a utility’s already existing security weaknesses. To facilitate this, the EPA has made their Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) available for download. The tool helps assess weaknesses and offer suggestions for reducing security risk.
Which raises the question: Has your utility or facility completed a hazardous risk assessment? Is it current, or does it need to be reviewed and updated? The VSAT can be a great place to start. One detail you’ll immediately notice in the first VSAT video is the presence of a lock securing a chain-link gate. While a padlock is a great place to start, we know that “daisy chains” are insufficient when shared access is at play. As long as there are shared access sites, there is a need for robust and easy to use locking systems.
At Everlock Systems, we believe our multi-user locking systems offer the perfect solution to shared access sites. For instance, our SLX multi-user locking system allows anywhere between two and ten padlocks or round puck locks to attach, creating a multi-user access point. This heavy-duty system that features bolt cutter guards and a weather resistant zinc coating offers unrivaled security and durability. So say goodbye to daisy chains and implement Everlock’s multi-user locking system into your facility today!
According to Suzanne Goldklang at News 16 WNEP, a 14-year-old girl narrowly escaped death after falling 100 feet into a well belonging to the water company, Pennsylvania American Water. Breaking her leg during the fall, the girl spent over three hours in frigid water while clinging to a ladder. Once emergency personnel got her out of the well, they rushed her to a hospital where she was treated for the broken leg and hypothermia.
The girl will reportedly recover without complications, though according to Covington Township Fire Chief Brad Jones, things easily could have taken a darker turn. If it had, improper security would have been to blame. Chief Jones told reporters, “I am hopeful that whoever owns the property sees this and takes care of the situation, because unfortunately, the next time we come out here, I don’t think the result will be the same; I think there will be a loss of life.”
While the girl was trespassing, first responders at the scene described the dangerous setting as lacking proper security measures. According to Pennsylvania American Water, previous trespassers had taken down “no trespassing” signs and cut locks. Having apparently failed to remedy these issues, it looks like the damaged security measures set in place might be at fault for the accident.
If the water company had the property security measures put in place, perhaps this incident could have been avoided. At Everlock Systems, we believe our SLX multi-user locking model would have been able to keep trespassers away from this dangerous setting. While a single lock on a chain will do little to slow down motivated trespassers with a pair of bolt cutters, our SLX system features up to ten independent locks, each surrounded by steel guards that prevent bolt cutters from accessing the locks. Intimidating to behold and impossible to bypass with bolt cutters, our SLX multi-user locking system will turn away causal trespassers like this 14-year-old girl who broke her leg. It will also deter the more determined trespassers who will most likely recognize the challenge of breaking our SLX system and ultimately decide to stay away.
Protecting the public from dangerous settings and protecting your own business from potential lawsuits should be paramount concerns. With Everlock Systems’ products, you can easily address both. For more information on our various multi-user locking systems, contact us today.
No device can solve the problem of homelessness, but Everlock Systems can at least help control homeless encampments located in risky areas such as highways, rail lines and river beds. These encampments are communities in desperate straits that often do not make reasonable decisions for their own health and safety. This can then create various hazards to the public which often require lawmakers and the community at large to step in and enforce legal protections, prevent crime and increase the level of safety in the area.
This year, the city of Seattle has struggled with this exact problem in an area they’ve labeled, “the Jungle.” Numerous fatalities have occurred in this area, which is also known for being unsanitary, unhealthy and was the subject of many fire and police emergency calls over the years. This example is not meant to single out Seattle in any way; this is a pervasive problem around the country and similar actions have taken place in California, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio.
The Seattle Times recently published an article on this very topic, suggesting the first step in ending “the Jungle” starts with a fence. To help do this, Senator Reuven Carlyle has put $1 million into a transportation budget proposal for fencing, cleanup and road improvements. The article states that this is the first step to help eradicate the issue.
While the idea of fencing is pretty straight forward, complications arise around the question of access control, and in the case of fences, this usually means gates and locks. In order to be effective, gates need to be locked and all of the various agencies must have proper access to the area. After entry, the gates need to be locked again in order to maintain top security.
The Flaw of This System
Too often, this creates a “daisy chain” of locks that allows authorized users to neglect locking up after themselves, making vandalism and forced entry much easier. Many agencies tend to return to the old solution of “thick chains secured by padlocks,” but we at Everlock Systems believe that this is an ineffective answer. Any motivated person in possession of a pair of bolt cutters will have any daisy chain cut and the gates open in no time. The result: a troubled homeless community once again engaging in unsafe practices in an unsafe environment.
At Everlock Systems, we believe in buying the right product once rather than trying the wrong solution dozens of times. That’s why agencies facing this kind of situation should try out Everlock’s SLX multi-locking unit. With space for up to ten locks – each allowing independent access for the various work crews and agencies who require access – the use of the SLX turns trespassers away while still allowing authorized individuals access. With metal guards around each lock, the SLX denies access to vandals trying to gain entry with bolt cutters.
While locks and gates alone cannot solve the homeless community’s struggles or provide local government with a perfect solution, the effectiveness of an Everlock Systems unit can at least keep individuals out of harm’s way and provide transportation, safety and law enforcement agencies with a better means of preventing a hazardous trespass. For more information on our variety of locking units, contact Everlock Systems today.
At Everlock Systems, we know that security is a top priority, no matter what type of facility you run. The problem that facility managers often encounter is how to grant access to multiple users without compromising the overall safety of the facility. This is where Everlock’s multi-user locks come in handy.
Our patented, made-in-America SLT model multi-user locks offer many easy-to-use features, including:
- Stop accidental lockouts
- Deter unwanted padlocks
- Protective zinc coating
- Multiple user configurations for 4, 8, 10 or 12 locks
- Bar system eliminates need for a chain
The SLT model lock can be used on a variety of fences and gates. It is reversible for left or right side access, and it can be bolted or welded onto the gate.
To learn more about how this product works, please take a look at our latest product video.
At Everlock Systems, our mantra is no more daisy chains!
Our locks solve the problem of needing to “daisy chain” several locks together. This system is outdated and frustrating. In addition, whether you’re trying to let people in or keep people out, it’s wildly ineffective. Employees often end up locked out of the site or the site is left unlocked because employees fear being locked out again. When employees are locked out and unable to complete work, it is a waste of company funds. The company ends up paying employees while they are locked out, and another employee is called upon to unlock the facility, wasting the time of not one but two employees. Even worse, with a daisy chain system, unauthorized users can add a lock to the daisy chain, which then grants them the same access as employees, vendors and repair workers. This can cost the company even more money in vandalism, thefts, and higher insurance premiums.
Whether you need to protect a school, farm, government building, supply yard or any other type of facility, Everlock Systems has the right multi-user lock to suit your needs. All of our locks are American-made and are either patented or patent pending. Contact Everlock Systems today to learn more about our SLT model locks today!
The York Sunday Record, a division of USA Today, recently reported a story about a couple who cut a lock at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station.
According to police, the couple somehow managed to drive onto the property and could not find their way out. Upon arriving at a “secured fenced-in area,” they opted to cut the chain to the main gate.
Though they were on the property the entire time, the couple never made it to a highly secure, sensitive area where radioactive material is present.
Police documents state that if the couple had infiltrated that specific area, the security staff would have been forced to place the entire plant on lockdown, adding that there would have been a “possibility of lethal force being used.”
How scary! Whether it’s a couple looking to find a way out or a perpetrator intending to do harm, the importance of properly controlling shared access sites remains the same. Clearly this atomic power station needs better security, and one of Everlock Systems’ patented multi-locking systems would have provided that.
Our American-made products include the following features:
- Accept most standard padlocks, including puck locks
- Prevents unauthorized padlocks from being added
- Steel bolt cutter guards between each padlock
- Reversible for easy installation and easy use in the field
- Made from high-strength steel with protective zinc coating for years of service
- Each lock is available for multiple users
- Eliminates the ineffective method of a daisy chain
The example of the atomic power plant infiltration is an incident that is both alarming and eye opening. Had the atomic power station used one of our multi-locking systems, the facility would not have faced this problem in the first place.
Luckily nobody was hurt, including the lost couple, security staff on duty that night and any local neighborhoods that could have been affected by an atomic leak. However, for the safety of everyone, it’s important to utilize a proper shared access lock system such as Everlock’s—especially at a facility that is as sensitive as an atomic power plant.
If your facility is in need of a new or upgraded multi-user security system, contact Everlock Systems today! And for more tips on facility security, download our free white paper.
The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Government proclaimed September to be National Preparedness Month. The DHS wants to remind Americans to be ready now and throughout the year for any sort of emergency no matter its location—work, home, school or places we visit.
At Everlock Systems, we agree! We believe it is important to have a well-developed and prepared safety and security plan set in place. According to the Ready.gov website, here are some ways businesses can be prepared:
- Gather information about hazards and assess risks
- Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA)
- Examine ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks
Write a preparedness plan addressing:
- Resource management
- Emergency response
- Crisis communications
- Business continuity
- Information technology
- Employee assistance
- Incident management
A great way you can participate in National Preparedness Month is by assessing risk to safety and security at your facility or site. Everlock Systems’ unique, patented, multi-lock systems are made in the United States and manufactured to provide superior safety and locking features.
For more information on how to keep your facility safe and secure, you can download our brochure. If you want to know more how to make your facility better prepared to prevent theft, vandalism or threats from unauthorized intruders, please contact us today!
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Anyone who manages a facility that needs robust security understands the complications that stem from having to let people onto your site. Whether it’s a farm, government building, water supply station, school, supply yard or any other type of facility that requires security measures, nothing is easier than just locking everyone out and not letting anybody in. Unfortunately, employees have to get in to do their jobs, vendors have to be able to get in to deliver supplies, repair workers need access to keep machinery running, and bosses have to come in to write payroll checks for security managers.
Locking everyone out at all times to keep everything safe is just not practical. Good guys have to be able to come and go, and bad guys have to be kept out. Ensuring that all parties who need access actually have access when they require access can be challenging. Preventing unauthorized access is at least an equal priority.
More often than not, sites that experience this problem end up with a daisy chain of a dozen or more padlocks on their gates that folks have put on over the years to allow someone to gain access at various times. It’s a system that is frustrating at its best and ineffective at its worst. Employees often end up locked out of the site or the site is left unlocked as a result of negligence. Worse, an unauthorized party might contrive to add a lock into the daisy chain, which if undetected, allows them to have the same access to your site as your employees, vendors, repair workers and your boss.
At Everlock Systems, we say NO MORE DAISY CHAINS!
Everlock’s multi-lock systems provide the perfect solution for gates and other barriers that require access by multiple parties. Everlock’s patented products are all American-made and have been proven effective in real world use all over the United States. One of our best selling models is our SLX unit, with a number of user-friendly features:
- Accepts most standard padlocks (including puck locks)
- Prevents unauthorized padlocks from being added
- Steel bolt cutter guards between each padlock
- Reversible for easy installation and easy use in the field
- Made from high-strength steel with a protective zinc coating for years of service
- Available for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 users
The SLX multi-lock unit from Everlock Systems allows for multiple users approved in advance to use their own key for entry while preventing unauthorized parties from adding their own lock to an old fashioned daisy chain. The SLX multi-lock unit, like all Everlock products, ensures the safety and security of employees, equipment, property and other assets on site.
To understand how this product works, please take a look at our latest product video.
At Everlock Systems, we take your site security seriously. It doesn’t matter where the site is or what the facility does, no one wants to have their property vandalized or stolen. Don’t compromise company security by settling for a useless daisy chain.
Contact us today for more information about our SLX units and our other proven products. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss options for providing shared access to your site with employees, third party contractors, local agencies and other authorized users.