Evan wrote:Even the best most new fancy expensive centrally monitored access control system is only as secure or insecure as the keyed override cylinders
The Achilles heel.
if you are using split pin cylinders,
So would you care to explain how you can implement a master keying scheme on your lock if it does not operate like any known design, meaning no discs, split pins, positional progression, etc...
I'd be glad to have you guys pick apart my scheme, as soon as one of two things occur:
1. I get a patent on it.
2. I abandon plans to seek a patent on it. Just because I can do it, doesn't mean I should do it (i.e., unprofitable). Well, I could build the final revision just for my personal enjoyment, but that's a lot of custom work and I'd probably have to hire a machini$t or two (the unprofitable venture got even worse; it turned into a sizeable loss).
I'm not near condition 1. I'm also not quite at condition 2 yet, although I will admit I'm discouraged by some of the EVVA designs, for example, particularly the MCS, especially when outfitted with the Combi Key. If it can properly operate around high magnetic fields as well, that thing is just about as secure and flexible as it gets.
It sounds more like you have a lock which can not be operated by a key at this point than anything else...
Since it's 100% mechanical (for now), there must necessarily be some form of physical interaction with a key, and so there is.