The contactless electronic smart key combines the advantages of a traditional mechanical lock with a state-of-the-art electronic solution, with the information exchanged between the key and the cylinder by magnetic induction, rather than by an electrical contact. This allows almost instantaneous opening of the lock and a high reliability of the hardware without disruption by presence of rust, wear or dust.
The solution includes a Bluetooth module, which means the mechatronic key communicates with the user’s smartphone using the MyLocken app. It is capable of offering centralised control and case-by-case, real-time access control, reaching standards of security that are usually only available from on-line access control systems.
The system does not require any on-site cabling or batteries for the lock, because the key supplies the cylinder with the energy and the information required to open the lock. In this way, users working on large infrastructures or complex sites with multiple points of access can make do with a single key. The solution is made even more flexible by its purely mechanical component, which can be used to open conventional mechanical cylinders, wherever the two types of locks co-exist within the same system.
Nick Dooley MD at LOCKEN UK Ltd explains: “This innovative electronic solution will enable the power supply network to support the improvement of health and safety procedures for the power group’s employees and subcontractors and deliver maximum performance to its customers.
LOCKEN’s advanced access control solution helps DNOs to comply with Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR). The solution allows simple, flexible, efficient access management, which can be integrated with SP Energy Networks’ existing software system, giving improved operational efficiency which equals enhanced profitability
Nick Dooley MD at LOCKEN UK Ltd
About SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group. With a history of over 170 years, it is an international leader committed to low-emission energies: it produces and supplies electricity to more than 100 million people in the countries in which it operates. SP Energy Networks is a Distribution and Transmission Network Operator, keeping electricity flowing to homes and businesses throughout Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire.
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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