The « Dial Lock » combination lock from Lehmann is being showcased at the interzum 2015 as a perfected system that provides flexibility in managing security in contract furniture while permitting a whole host of options for planning and designing furniture. Hinged doors with espagnolette locks, roller shutters, sliding doors, and pedestals with drawers – in short, Dial Lock in the free- or fixed-code version can be used to manage any routine application in offices and other premises.
In terms of looks, the combination locks with four number dials come in a new make-up. The shape of the knob has been modified to make the turn handle easier to hold for opening and closing furniture. The cylinder’s present domed shape is joined by a flat type in the free-code version. In the free-code version, a red coloured indicator on the « Dial Lock » knob shows whether the furniture element is locked. Under the « Customization » heading, Lehmann offers a variety of cover caps for customers to conceal the cylinders while also creating an individualized look. Also featured in the line-up are customizable pads that can be fitted to the combination lock housing.
Design studies go yet a step further; they show what tomorrow’s Dial Lock could look like or how it can be adjusted to suit individual needs even today. From gently curved to oval and linear forms, the lock specialist presents potential options in the way of looks and lets its customers decide what to expect in the medium term.
As a unique selling point of Lehmann combination locks, furniture manufacturers only need to decide at the end of their production process whether the fixed-code (furniture for office staff) or free-code version (reception areas, meeting zones) is ultimately fitted. Both versions share identical dimensions.
A further unique selling point is the option of creating customizable solutions for the free-code version of the combination lock. In respect of the special core that can be operated with the emergency key, this means that the Dial Lock provides the capability of installing several hundred individually tailored lock systems in schools, universities, museums, libraries, exhibition- and congress centres as well as in hotels and spa areas.
The free code works in the way familiar to safes or lockers: place valuables inside, select the personal code on the « Dial Lock » and close the door. The personal code must then be entered to open the compartment or furniture door again. This means the code has to be entered each time the door is opened and closed. The code hiding function – in other words automatically resetting the number dials to zero on closing – ensures protection from unauthorized opening with the free code too.
The « Dial Lock » with fixed code provides benefits for temporary long-term users or user groups, such as project teams working together in the office for a time. The user can select any chosen code for an indefinite period. Unlike the free code, the fixed code is only entered for opening which means there is never any need to re-enter the code to lock furniture.
Both systems have the advantage of involving very little advice-giving and administrative work for managing lock plans.
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