With the need for security increasing and organisational structures growing in complexity all the time in industry and administrative buildings, systems for reliably identifying staff are becoming more and more important. Electronic locking systems provide a high level of security, flexibility and convenience. Presenting the “e-solutions” product range at interzum 2011, Lehmann is now showing an end-to-end system solution with plenty to offer from wireless operation and pin code to biometric identification. At the same time, “e-solutions” are designed for all lock mechanisms and a vast range of furniture applications.
To check a person’s access authorisation, the electronic “M300” locking system has so far used a wireless signal (hand-held transmitter). Now new, this has been joined by pin code (number combination on keypad) as well as fingerprint for biometric identification. With the “M400”, the fingerprint complements the identification capabilities already provided by wireless transmitter or pin code (keypad). “M300” effortlessly manoeuvres three-point espagnolette locks. In contrast to this, the paired-down “M 400” version, for example, moves catch locks in different applications. Regardless of locking technique, both versions are battery-operated and mutually compatible, leaving application area, function and use to define which option is used in the particular cabinet segment of premises.
The way in which the system connects up to the wide range of different locking mechanisms – desk pedestal, card index cabinets, roller-shutter and sliding-door units – underscores its diversity of use and comprehensive nature – for all identification methods.
With fingerprint, security is always on hand
With the biometric fingerprint sensor nothing can be forgotten or go missing. Provided the data read match the information stored, the furniture door unlocks simply in response to swiping your finger over the read strip. The battery-operated fingerprint sensor that can be retrofitted is just as easy to install as it is to operate.
Requiring no PC or an additional code, the user can complete all of the programming conveniently and directly on the system itself. The autonomous system allows access authorisations to be activated or deactivated at any time without administrative effort.
Fingerprints that could be misused and reproduced are not left behind on the self-cleaning sensor. Lehmann highlights the system’s ability to “self-learn” the fingerprint it memorises as a pioneering feature, saying it constantly optimises identification performance.
Pin code / keypad – with the key in your head
Ingeniously simple to operate, dial locks will be familiar to the user from many other applications, such as the standard hotel safe to burglar alarms and security systems. The user-codable keypad is the “open sesame”. From a single-digit figure, easy-to-remember birthday to a ten-digit number combination – it’s all possible. The personal code is entered on a sealed keypad and confirmed by pressing the E key (E as in Enter). The cabinet is now locked. To open it again, you type in the previously entered code and press E again to confirm. No wiring is necessary as the dial lock operates on a standard lithium battery.
Instant response at the press of a button
The locks are engaged and disengaged at the press of a finger using a hand-held transmitter with two buttons. On pressing both buttons, the electronics activate or deactivate forced locking, automatically re-engaging the lock after 150 seconds.
Lehmann also offers a transmitter that comes with four buttons. This transmitter can be programmed as a grand master or master key. With each button being responsible for a switching circuit, it is possible to control a total of four.
If a transmitter goes missing, the reset socket can be used to clear it and then re-program a new transmitter. This way, it is possible to withdraw or issue access authorizations at any time.
The end-to-end “e-solutions system” from Lehmann provides convenience and security from three identification methods. What’s more: mutual compatibility as well as the capability of operating all locking mechanisms means flexibility for the furniture manufacturer. The user benefits from handling convenience and system options tailored to the specific application.
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