Controlling access to your critical physical assets is key to safeguarding your business operations. Youtech's Smart Lock System is an intelligent tool that helps you know when security access has been compromised. The system consists of:
1. Electronically operated locks, in multiple lock forms that do not require batteries or electrically connected power or communication sources. Solutions include padlocks, panel-mounted locks, cabinet and enclosure locks, and interior/exterior door locks all designed for harsh outdoor operating environments.
2. One electronic key with proper authorization can open as many locks as needed. Real-time authorization/permission management eliminates the need for master keys and combination locks, which can compromise security.
3. Mobile application provides dynamic authorizations, sequenced locking/unlocking procedures, and tracks each unlocking/locking action in real-time. All actions are uploaded to a premise or cloud-based server for audit analysis and reporting.
4. Back office software manages and controls access authorizations for employees and contractors. The access can be removed/terminated easily without having to re-key all the locks when an employee leaves the company or loses a key.
Here are some industry examples of who can benefit from our Smart Lock System solutions:
Operators of remotely located wind and solar generating facilities spend considerable time each morning and afternoon coordinating the ingress and egress of employees and contractors working at their remote and often isolated installations, which can be a serious distraction from higher priority operating responsibilities.
Most solar and wind generating facilities do not have HID badge access systems and most are unmanned, requiring employees and contractors to call control room operators to announce their arrival and departure. Because these requests take place at the beginning of the work day, system operators who are responsible for dozens of sites spend several hours taking phone calls, making manual log entries, and verifying access permission and requirements. At the same time, system operators are responding to alarms, coordinating switching and clearance operations, coordinating generation dispatch, and managing other higher-priority responsibilities. To keep construction and operating costs low, most installations do not have automated access systems, and most are unmanned. Authorized employees may have keys or lock combinations required to enter a site, but safety requirements soundly dictate that they announce their arrival into and out of generating facilities.
The challenges faced by operators include:
Youtech USA’s Smart Lock technology is a system of keyless locks, digital smart keys, and management applications that streamlines the access to remote and unmanned facilities, including commercial rooftop solar-generating sites, utility-scale solar and wind generating sites, utility substations and related facilities.
The solution consists of:
When properly installed on site access gates, control rooms, and buildings, Youtech's Smart Lock System can reduce the time and attention the control room operators must spend managing and tracking access to remote facilities. The Smart Lock System has the ability to dynamically grant and revoke permissions based on business needs, track and record operations, and allow facility owner/operators to rigorously control physical access to facilities with minimal disruption to higher priority operating responsibilities.
The Youtech Smart Lock System provides enhanced control and monitoring of physical access to remote facilities. Owners and operators of low-impact bulk electric system facilities, including solar, wind and energy storage facilities, can greatly enhance security at a level of cost and complexity much lower than badge-based access control systems.
Key benefits of the solution include:
For a fraction of the cost of a typical HID badge system and with the same robustness of a lock-and-key system, entities using the Smart Lock System can reap the following security and compliance benefits: