DORMA Low Powered Prox Access Control System
DORMA has introduced the patent pending Low Powered Prox (LPP), a battery powered, standalone access control system. This single door system contains a proximity card reader, controller and an electric strike. The proximity card reader is interoperable with most 125 kHz proximity protocols and can be integrated with existing credentials. The card reader fits mullion frames. Up to 250 users can be programmed in the controller. The read range is up to three Centimeters. The controller comes with one delete and one add proximity card. The built-in LED and sounder provide visual entry confirmation and status. Door open time frame is five seconds. Versions of the electric strike are available for cylindrical locks, mortise locks and rim exit devices.
According to DORMA, the LPP has up to 40,000 cycle life expectancy on a set of 9Volt batteries.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or DORMA USA Inc., Dorma Drive, Drawer AC, Reamstown, PA 17567. Telephone: 800-523 8483. Web Site: www.dorma-usa.com.
Securitron PowerJump ICPT
Securitron Magnalock Corp. has introduced the patent pending PowerJump™ Inductive Coupling Power Transfer (ICPT). The PowerJump meets or exceeds UL10C 3 Hour standards and Windstorm A250.13 standards. This ICPT provides no contact 12 or 24V DC power across the gap between the frame and the door. The PowerJump has the capability of transferring up to 250mA at 24V DC or 500mA at 12V DC. More than sufficient power to operate most door mounted hardware latch retraction products. The PowerJump input power is 24V DC.
Inductive Coupling Technology enables the power to be "jumped" across a relatively small gap safely from one conductor to another. The PowerJump door unit (conductor) must be located with 3/16" of the frame unit (conductor). The door and frame units can be located along the lock or hinge edge, or at the top or bottom of the door.
The PowerJump ICPT has been factory tested to 2,000,000 cycles.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Securitron Magnalock Corp., Web Site: www.securitron.com.
ASSA Abloy Seos, launched the fourth quarter of 2012, will be adding Arrow locks to their platform, enabling NFC capable phones, phones equipped with SIM cards and NFC add-ons to replace keys and access cards in residential, commercial and higher education applications. Seos is compatible with HID Global, Yale and Vingcard Elsafe.
XL Factory Replacement Mailbox Locks
Penn Lock Corp., is manufacturing XL Factory Replacement Pin Tumbler Mailbox Locks. A new part number is the XL-221-W-XL2, which is a custom mailbox lock that replaces the Security Mfg 900 Series Horizontal Apartment Mailbox lock.
Penn Lock Corp. sells direct with a minimum order of ten of each part number. They can be reached at 21 Noyes Ave., Swoyersville, PA 18704. Telephone: 800-679-5751. Web Site: www.pennlockcorp.com.
Keeping the Door Open
The panels for an access control system often need to be installed in an electrical room. Sometimes these glorified closets have no air conditioning and usually contain a variety of things that draw electrical current. In one instance, an electric water heater was in a corner of the room.
Usually these rooms are very warm. To bring in cool air, I carry a six foot long piece of rope with a noose on one end. I slip the noose around the lever handle or knob and tie the other end when the door is open to a fixed object like a rack. There’s no chance of damaging the floor this way.
Ilco Motorcycle Key Blank Reference
Ilco has introduced their latest motorcycle and recreational vehicle guide containing more than 50 pages. Vehicles are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, then model and year. The information provided includes the code series, the Ilco/Silca key blank numbers and the code card number. A comments section provides information regarding lock type and transponder programming and cloning.