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Digital Locks

Digital Locks

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Digital Locks and combination locks are becoming an ever more popular option for securing your door. Digital locks can offer various levels of security and we offer a comprehensive range from leading brands such as Arrone, KABA, Trilogy, Borg Locks and Codelocks

The term "digital lock" applies to entry locks where a combination code is required on the keypad on the lock and a mechanical part such as a knob or lever needs to be turned for entry. There are two main types of digital locks: electronic and mechanical. 

Electrical Digital Locks require power in order to work and usually require just a couple of AA batteries. Electronic Digital Locks can offer a higher level of security on doors as different codes for different users can be programmed into the lock in much the same way as you would on an electronic keypad. 

Mechanical Digital Locks require no power whatsoever and work by depressing a code on the lock correctly which then frees the mechanism, thus allowing entry through the door. Digital Locks are a more cost friendly solution for standalone access control where key fobs and proximity cards aren’t required and codes on both kinds of digital lock are very easy to change should the need arise.

There are many different types of digital locks available and they can range from light duty to very heavy duty – the one you require will be dependent on how much use it will require, how much traffic is expected to pass through the door on a regular basis and also, the location. 

Some digital locks can be installed on external doors and in certain circumstances, you may require a digital lock that has a keypad on both sides of the door for security. These kinds of digital locks must never be installed on a Fire Escape Route Door as quick exit in the event of a fire is non-negotiable. 

Digital Door Locks usually have a mortice latch which can sometimes be supplied in different lengths. Please enquire if you have a particularly thick door or are unsure of what size latch you require. We also supply Kitlock cabinet locks which are ideal for leisure facility lockers or offices and a great cost effective alternative to traditional coin operated or key locks. 

If you would like any help in choosing the right digital lock for your requirements, please give our friendly and knowledgeable sales team a call on 01305 263300.

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