The use of electronic locking is now available in a specifically designed unit for use in secure mental health environments. It provides users with the ability to control the security of their individual bedrooms without the use of keys and without having to wait for staff members to lock and unlock the door each time they need access. The extremely robust unit is designed to withstand misuse and abuse. Constructed from solid machined alloy block, 5mm polycarbonate and solid steel plate the unit is highly resistant to attack. Each unit can be activated using either card, fob or wristband and uses industry standard Mifare technology with ISO/IEC 14443 encryption.
- Avoids the use of keys which can be abused
- Fully self contained requiring no wiring
- Battery operated using AA batteries will provide service for up to 2 years
- Installation is the same as for a mechanical unit
- Choice of operating function by card, fob or band
- Key override and secondary anti-barricade function
- Programming function allows user access rights to be easily and quickly added or deleted
- Robust construction is attack resistant and has no ligature points
Internal and external units are mounted back to back. The internal unit is accessed by turn knob providing egress at all times to withdraw the latchbolt. The external unit has access to the battery unit and proximity reader. Audible and visual signals indicate a correct or incorrect card/fob. A correct card/fob releases the turn knob to withdraw the automatic deadlocking latchbolt.
Secondary anti-barricade function is accessed from the outer plate.