HARDWARE | By Sean Jordan
How to create thief-proof closets
Custom home designer and builder uses keyless Senseon Secure Access Control
System to elegantly protect luxury items in his-and-her walk-in closets.
Beautiful cabinetry in high-end
closets no longer has to be marred by
ugly, burglar-enticing locks.
Thanks to an innovative smart-locking
system invented for cabinetry in upscale
commercial environments, luxury
homeowners can attractively protect
their valuables in closets and cabinets.
Jerry Wilson, president of Flori-da-based Bespoke Design & Consulting, was seeking an effective but unobtrusive locking system to integrate into
custom furnishings in walk-in closets
in an addition to the master wing of a
high-end South Florida home.
“The homeowners needed commer-
cial-strength security to protect the hus-
band’s watch collection and the wife’s
jewelry, but wanted to avoid keyholes
because they alert thieves to valuable
items, are unsightly, and require finding
the right key,” Wilson says.
The Senseon Secure Access Control
System, an RFID-powered system that
Wilson had seen demonstrated at a
trade show, proved to be the perfect
solution. “Senseon enhances the safety
of luxury goods and gives homeowners
peace of mind,” he says. “In addition, the
plug-and-play system was easy to install,
and Senseon customer support was great
in helping me coordinate with the cabi-
netmaker, electrician and installer.”
“Everything is completely invisible,”
Wilson notes. E-locks were installed on
the side of a cabinet in the husband’s
closet, as well as under the top of a vel-
vet-lined, multi-drawered jewelry case
in the wife’s closet.
“They love the new system,” Wilson
adds. “It’s state-of-the-art, they know
their valuables are safe, and they don’t
have to fumble around for a key or hide
a key. They use a smart card for access.”
Wilson, whose firm provides upscale
residential interior design and general
contracting, said he is incorporating
Senseon into all projects requiring locks
in closets or cabinets.
Sean Jordan is a Business Development
Specialist for Senseon.