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Standalone single door control

Abloy UK has launched OPTIMA. It’s described as a range of electronic handle sets and escutcheons that provide standalone single door control, operating as an electronic master-keying system.

The range features handle escutcheons, battery operated lockcases, wall readers, lift control, panic hardware, locker locks, electronic cylinders, and energy savers.

The range comes in four platforms including software and non-software based access control, such as standalone, offline, update-on-card, and wireless. The system can be operated via a web-based client and mobile app, and boasts intuitive software and email alerts. Features include time schedules, event logs, and instant cancellation of lost or stolen electronic cards. The software allows users to be deleted and modified, and authorisation rights to be amended. Audit trails from doors and software administrators can be monitored and printed.

As for installation, there is no need to wire the door, meaning minimal disruption and inconvenience to the day-to-day work according to the product company. The product can be mounted directly onto the existing mechanical lock, and fits almost any lock and type of door, it’s claimed. The product can be incorporated into existing access systems, including retro-fitting to mechanical lock cases. And as for maintenance, the device will give an alert when the battery needs changing, which is about every 40,000 cycles.

This lock offers monitoring status of the door, certification to European standards EN179, EN1125, CE marking and fire test certificate. No cabling or alterations to the doors are required during installation. It’s claimed to be suitable for a wide of sectors and applications, such as public and commercial offices, hospitals, banks, sport centres, tenements, schools, universities and dormitories.

Jon Burke, Marketing Manager for Abloy UK, said: “Access is not just about firewalls and locked doors, the challenge is managing access with maximum transparency and efficiency. Abloy OPTIMA is a wireless, electronic ready-to-use locking solution for easy and effective access management, and the solution makes an excellent addition to any public or commercial building.”

For more on OPTIMA or other products and services from Abloy UK call 01902 364 500, email, or visit the Abloy London Showroom at The Building Centre on Store Street, London.


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