Codelocks’ CL4520 ‘smart’ lock makes debut
Codelocks’ new CL4520 ‘smart lock’, combining convenience, flexibility, and a powerful mortice lock with a double cylinder, is said to be ‘ideal for buildings and environments that experience high traffic’. The lock features a euro profile mortice sash lock with deadbolt and latchbolt safety function, and can be set with or without a key-operated deadbolt feature, allowing estates and facilities managers to restrict or allow access by code. Codelocks says that accidental lock-ins are avoided with the provision of an inside lever handle to retract the deadbolt and latchbolt simultaneously.
“The CL4520 is the next generation of lock – it is smart, convenient and effective,” said Colin Campbell, Codelocks’ MD. “With the introduction of a mortice lock to the system, it delivers the option of even greater levels of security. The lock is designed to ensure that building managers have control at their fingertips via a smartphone. It has been engineered with safety in mind, to prevent accidental lock-ins, and should be a real asset to anyone seeking to manage a building efficiently and securely.”
The CL4520 offers a range of entry methods which can be controlled and monitored via a Bluetooth compatible smartphone. The wireless technology, accessed via the K3 Connect app, enables estates and facilities managers to activate the lock, generate codes for easy access, issue smart cards, and track and control entry with a full audit trail via a smartphone. Smart control is facilitated by issuing NetCodes – time-sensitive codes which can allow temporary access generated and sent via email or SMS. NetCodes can be issued for short- term single use or medium to long-term use during allocated timeslots. Using time-sensitive codes is a more secure way to grant access as the code will not work outside the designated timeslot.
The CL4520 also offers the opportunity for keyless entry on an individual basis by creating a code, sending an invitation to a mobile phone or allocating a MIFARE-compatible card. Estates managers can also schedule up to 10 ‘code-free’ times per day, when access is required and permitted for cleaning, maintenance, deliveries, or visitor access.