E-PLEX: Easy; Expandable Electronic Access Control

Get card access without wires, software or computers by pairing the E-Plex with LearnLok™.

Besides a tight economy placing constraints on locksmith’s ability to inventory a large assortment of products, and simply stay afloat, an uncertain economy severely impacts the public’s desire and ability to purchase systems. Kaba has employed intelligent design in the progressive...

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E-Plex 5000 Series locks can be configured on-site to perform the following lock functions which are relevant to those defined by BHMA.

Entry Lock: The door is normally locked, and passage can be activated by an authorized user.

Storeroom Lock: The door is normally locked and the passage function is de-activated.

Residence Lock: Normally unlocked (passage mode) until locked from interior with deadbolt, or with exterior key command.

Privacy Lock: This feature is activated from inside, and restricts entry to privileged master or manager level user, or by means of manual key override. This is a particularly interesting mode. It has use in a variety of applications including lavatories, exam rooms, etc. This feature is available on both cylindrical and mortise models.

Remote Unlock (optional): Hard-wired circuit that enable the connection of a switch or wireless receiver for access.

Since each E-Plex lock has its own particular characteristics, the installer must make his selection based on the requirements of the project. For example, the Privacy Function will require a specific lockset, or option to accomplish. Details such as these are what differentiates the security professional and professional security hardware from our less qualified competition.


Even though we are professionals, it does not mean that we want every project to be a challenge. A clean shot is always preferable to extra innings and emotional trauma.

The E-Plex offers the locksmith a wireless installation. Typically a standalone lock will require the passing of wires through the door to interconnect the front faceplate and the rear housing. Realizing that this wire represents a significant point of failure for standalones, and that many locksmiths find wiring problematic, Kaba created a novel means of accomplishing the necessary electrical connection between the front and rear of the unit by incorporating the mounting bolts which attach the assembly to the door.

E-Plex’s Patented LectroBolt™ eliminates running wires to or through the door – no risk of damage from pinched wires that can result in costly callbacks.

The positive voltage is carried to the lock by one through bolt which is covered by red insulating material and the E-Plex is clearly marked so that it is difficult to mess up the installation.

Kaba has standardized the door prep for all its E-Plexes, which helps the installer and saves money too. A common template lets you change from mechanical to electronic – with ease.

The Universal Exit Trim Mount fits most leading brands of exit devices and installs easily on wood or metal doors. Interchangeable knobs and levers again reduce inventory woes, and make last-minute changes easier. The hardware is non-handed / field reversible, meaning it fits both left- and right-hand doors.

Heavy-duty locks are ANSI / BHMA Grade 1 Certified. Both housings are rugged and weather-resistant and can be mounted outdoors, with no installation gaskets required. They come with a three-year warranty and full Kaba technical support.


Locks are programmed via keypad with LearnLok™ feature or via optional E-Plex Advanced Software (not included), designed to provide easy management of doors and users.

The E-Plex Advanced Software connects wirelessly to the E-Plex lock by using infrared pulses similar to those used by television remote controls. There is no cable to plug into the E-Plex.

Using the software provides full functionality of the particular E-Plex’s feature set, such as scheduling and activity logs as well as the software’s user-friendly graphical user interface.

The new LearnLok feature enables enrolling credential only, credential & PIN, and credential only (as service user) modes and much more right at the keypad without a computer or PDA. It makes the E-Plex competitive for all size facilities.

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