Electric locking systems can be added to most doors. With all electric locks we provide, you have a choice of fail safe or fail secure:
Fail safe - in a case of a power failure, this locked door will be released, as in free to enter and exit.
Fail secure - is the opposite of fail safe. So in a case of a power failure, this locked door will remain locked. All door fittings with locking device will also have a “Push to exit” button and emergency break glass (for releasing the doors in an emergency) installed.
All power supplies and cabling will be hidden where possible, as we pride ourselves with a neat finish to all jobs big or small.
This is generally caused by low power; replace the batteries with a fresh set.
Electronic locks may also shut down for a short period of time after three incorrect code attempts. Having more code combinations and an incorrect code function reduces the chance of anyone guessing the combination.
Regular code changes will ensure that the locks remain an effective tool for restricting access. Codes should also be changed whenever it is felt that security has been compromised. Most mechanical push-button locks have to be removed from the door before the code can be changed, which takes around 10 minutes to complete. Codes on electronic push-button locks can be changed while the lock is in situ on the door, which takes only a few seconds.
Electronic push-button locks can be connected to a building’s alarm system to automatically free the lock, so the door can be opened without the code in an emergency situation. This is often a requirement in public buildings like hospitals, for example, so that rooms can be quickly checked for occupancy in the event of an emergency. Electronic locks can also be connected to a release button to allow staff to ‘buzz’ in a visitor. This feature can be useful in a reception area of an office building that uses an intercom system on the front door.
Before purchasing a lock, it is worthwhile examining where and how it will be used and what features it should have. Entry level locks are suitable for light volumes of traffic, whereas heavy duty locks are more robust and are designed for higher volumes. Push-button locks are available in a number of different finishes, such as stainless steel or brass and have either knob or level handles. Some locks have a back-to-back facility, where the push button digits are on both sides of the door. Key override, which allows the use of one key to access multiple locks, is a useful function where facilities managers or maintenance personnel need regular access in a building that has many locks all with different combinations.
Push-button locks are often bought to replace locks with keys. Key management can be a major concern for facility or estates managers looking after large public buildings, like hospitals or universities, for example, where you have large numbers of people constantly moving around. Keys inevitably get lost or stolen, so new keys have to be issued and locks have to be changed, which takes time and money to manage on a large scale. Push-button door locks do away with the need for keys.