ATEX certification for Locken access control
Locken's electronic access control solution is powered by a contactless technology patented by parent company Iseo, which complies with the requirements for explosive atmospheres.

A contactless and current-free solution for ATEX access points

The new contactless electronic key designed by Iseo sends information to the cylinder through an electromagnetic induction coil inside the key. No electric current passes between the key and cylinder so no electric arcs or sparks can be created. This leading-edge technology played a key role in winning ATEX certification. Approved to ATEX II 2 G Ex ib IIB T4, the solution incorporates electronic keys and cylinders, and can now be fitted in explosive atmospheres featuring inflammable dust and gases.
25 June 2019 News

In such sensitive environments, explosions may be triggered by a mechanical or electric spark, or localised heating due to friction between two metal parts.
That is why access control systems in explosive atmospheres must comply with the ATEX standard, which requires duly approved equipment to be used in high-risk areas.

A solution awaited by many sectors of activity

The main sectors concerned include energy (specifically gas and hydrocarbons), chemicals, timber, household waste and food & drink (primarily due to the grain dust that builds up in the silos).
There is a high level of demand in these sectors, which have been waiting for safe and easy-to-install solutions to address their access problems at isolated and sensitive sites
Electronic padlocks and cylinders can be fitted at gas delivery and regulation stations, specific hydrocarbon processing and distribution infrastructures and chemical factory enclosures.
Locken is the first supplier of independent and cable-free electronic systems to propose this type of certified solution.

Industries and clients

Locken is a best-in-class partner for large, multi-site companies. Its access control solutions are controlled by a single software package for various industries. Its solutions are particularly suited to critical infrastructure and companies with many remote sites, and designed to simplify and protect access to administrative buildings and industrial facilities.

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