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We installed a proximity reader/keypad eLock with battery pack into a metal gun cabinet equipped with two recessed tubular locks. While the eLock is designed for cabinet drawers and doors, it can be retrofit onto applications including hospital carts, equipment storage, jewelry cabinets and drug enclosures.
The CompX Security Products eLock models are standalone electronic locks designed for non-entry door applications where an electronic lock with audit trail capability is important to controlling access. The battery powered eLock is an electronic lock and motor driven latching mechanism connected by a 24” latch cable. While the eLock is designed for cabinet drawers and doors, it can be retrofit onto applications including hospital carts, equipment storage, jewelry cabinets and drug enclosures.
The CompX eLock is sold as a complete kit, which includes the electronic lock with battery pack, motor-driven latching mechanism and cable. The separate battery pack accommodates four “AA” batteries to provide 6 VDC. In addition, a plug-in transformer equipped with a 2-1/2 mm power jack can power the eLock. When powered by the plug-in transformer, the eLock battery pack provides battery backup. There are five eLock configurations: keypad only, magnetic stripe only, proximity reader only, magnetic stripe with keypad, and proximity reader with keypad. The keypad, proximity reader/keypad and magnetic stripe/keypad offer dual-control security requiring two separate codes in order to gain access.
The electronic lock portion of the eLock is approximately eight inches tall by approximately two inches wide. On the face of all eLock models are a green LED, red LED, an asterisk “*” key, and pound “#” key. If keypad-equipped, the eLock will have two rows of five buttons, numbering 1 through 10. Should power be interrupted, there is an external battery port with contacts for a nine volt battery to “jump start” the eLock. The eLock is designed for interior applications and is not weather-resistant
The eLock's motor-driven latching mechanism is approximately five inches long by two inches wide by 3/4” thick. This mechanism is equipped with a 7/8” spring latch that retracts to a positive stop at approximately 1/4” from the edge of the latch body. A 24- inch latch cable connects the motor driven latching mechanism to the electronic lock.
The CompX eLock's non-volatile memory has the capacity of up to 250 code locations. Any combination of Supervisor and User Codes may be programmed. The Supervisor Codes have the added capability of deleting and adding Supervisor and User Codes. There are two methods for directly programming an eLock: adding codes or adding codes to specific slots. Adding Supervisor and User Codes into specified slots allows controlled removal of those codes without having card or code. Adding and removing P.I.N. codes from specific slot assignments requires an eLock equipped with keypad or using the LockView™ software.
This electronic lock can be used right out of the box or in conjunction with CompX's LockView™ software for additional programming and auditing. The optional Windows®-based software LockView provides monitored functions including adding, editing, deleting, and assigning access rights for eLocks, users and supervisors. Time and weekly programming is available using the software. Using LockView, the audit log can be downloaded and viewed to determine access.
A Windows-based laptop computer loaded with the LockView software is used to update the lock's memory to correspond with the program's database. Programming using LockView saves time and gains functionality for the eLock. This includes audit trail, time-based restrictions, dual credential requirements, changing functionality, and ability to assign access rights between users/supervisors and user groups. The LockView software is capable of maintaining operational information for a practically unlimited number of eLocks and users. Each eLock has a 16-digit identification number.