- A lock which can only be opened by entering a specific sequence of signals. Such a lock may be used, for instance, with a key about the size of a credit card which incorporates a magnetic stripe that is swiped to provide the proper signals enabling access or authorization. electronic locks are easy to reprogram, and usually provide the ability to monitor and log usage. Such locks may be used, for instance, for entrances, or to allow the use of equipment.
- A lock incorporating one or more electronic devices.