Hospitality and Entertainment Projects



LOCK INSTALLER: Sybis LLC, Kirkland, Wash.


The theaters required new locks that could be installed without harming the theaters’ historic fabric. Cyberlock allows installers to simply replace the cylinders inside the door locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders.

With a staff of 85 full- and part-time employees and a volunteer base of 200 people, Broadway Center representatives needed to control and manage access to theaters, rehearsal halls, classrooms and the office building. With many keys in circulation, security to buildings was compromised whenever a key was lost. Center representatives couldn’t afford the time and expense to re-key every time a key was missing. David Fischer, executive director of Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, says, “The Rialto and Pantages theaters were built in 1918 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We required a system that could be installed without altering their historic nature.”

Fischer and his team found CyberLock met their requirements and had the system installed throughout their buildings. No expensive wiring or damaging concrete core-drilling was needed for installation. Installers simply replaced the cylinders inside the door locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders.

“Theaters are dark and inherently dangerous. There are places to fall into and out of. Knowing that we have only authorized, experienced people in these hazardous areas is an important benefit of the CyberLock system,” Fischer says. In addition, Fischer can audit activity at each door and restrict each person’s access to the areas he or she needs to do a specific job.

Most importantly, CyberLock’s electronic key cannot be duplicated and a missing key can quickly be deactivated. “With CyberLock, we gained the access and key control we needed without compromising the historical integrity of our buildings,” Fischer confirms.



Broadway Center for the Performing Arts began operation in 1983 but its buildings have been a vital part of Tacoma for 90 years. Situated at an intersection that has been the town’s center for generations, Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater originally was a vaudeville house and the smaller Rialto Theater was a silent movie palace. In 1994, Broadway Center added a third theater, Theatre on the Square.

PHOTO: Cyberlock Inc.

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