Whether it’s an an office or a hospital, having controlled access onsite is an important factor. Security isn’t just to ensure staff’s safety, but also to protect property. Balancing the need for restricted access control and ensuring a property doesn’t feel like a prison can be difficult. However with many people visiting sites, limiting the movement of people is an essential part of site security.

So how can access be controlled and restricted, without going overboard?

Digital Combination Locks

Lowe & Fletcher provide keyless digital door locks, which are standalone access controlled, and offer greater functionality than traditional locks and keys. Access through the door is achieved by keying in a code on the keypad. These locks can be used as primary locks on most doors, including wood, aluminium and even glass. Unlike other solutions, digital push button locks don’t require complex wiring, ID cards or external power, and are more cost effective for many applications.

Electronic Locks

Electronic Locks and Latches from Lowe & Fletcher are both stylish and robust. Electronic locks are multi-code, multifunction, programmable products for a variety of applications. Electronic latch locks are a versatile and a reliable addition to any access control system, and requires an electronic pulse to unlock the unit. They are suitable for a wide range of applications, and are perfect choice for cost effective, safety critical installations.

Easy to manage

Codes are issued to appropriate members of staff for entry to rooms or areas where access needs to be controlled. If a staff member leaves, the code can be reset and issued again. Making regular access code changes will ensure a lock remains effective and help deter codes from being misused or passed on.

Control and flexibility

Where access to certain areas may be time sensitive, keyless entry locks offer a ‘code free’ mode – this might be useful, for example, in the main entrance room. A member of staff can open the door in the morning, by entering a code and then put the lock into code free mode so that visitors and staff can come and go during the day. At the end of the day, access to the property can once again be restricted.

Locks for lockers and cabinets

It’s not just doors that can be secured using push button locks. Locks are also available for lockers and cabinets as a replacement for traditional key cam locks. The locks work in exactly the same way; using a code to unlock the locker or cabinet, rather than a key. So users do not have to carry a key around with them.

Unlocking the potential

There are many applications where locks can provide a cost-effective and manageable level of access control, without the hassle of using keys. These locks allow users immediate and simple keypad access without the need for a key. Users have the flexibility to set and change their personal entry code whilst a pre set master code ensures that management access is always available or in an emergency use the key override.

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