Abloy Electric Locks
locks offer an all-in-one locking solution and fit into the
leading edge of the door where a traditional mortice lock
would be located. The lock has a lever handle operation and
when connected to a door entry system will only open when
access is granted.
closing the door, the lock has a deadlocking latch and also
fires a deadbolt into the frame to increase the strength of
the locking device. On exit, the internal lever handle always
gives instant egress withdrawing both the latch and the deadbolt.
There is an external key override of the lock which can be
master keyed to your request or fit in with an existing keying
lock has a built in microswitch which enables the lock to
monitor the position of the door in an access control system.
Therefore, using this monitoring function would enable the
lock to trigger an alarm if the door was left ajar or opened
for a long time.
lock is an excellent choice for all types of doors, while
both fail locked and fail unlocked versions are available,
the fail locked is more popular as this ensures that the door
remains locked in the event of a power failure and the lock
also conforms to current fire regulations for exit routes.
choosing an Abloy style lock it is important to consider how
you want the lock to operate electrically, this can be important
if the lock is being installed on an emergency escape route
or being linked to a fire alarm. Locks are generally known
as either "Fail Locked" or "Fail Unlocked"
and their particular operations are detailed below -
Locked - When the electric lock has no power to it the door
is locked, power is then applied to release the door. Generally
with a fail locked electric lock the inside of the door would
have some form of lever to exit the door.
Unlocked - When the electric lock has no power to it the door
is open, power is then applied to the to lock the the door.
Generally, a fail unlocked device is used in conjunction with
a fire alarm system and the door would have either a lever
or an exit button/break glass unit to exit the door.