The latest-generation electronic key combines the advantages of a cable-free electronic access control system with the benefits of a mechanical option in a single smart key. The key comes with a simple, adaptable software suite, meeting the need for flexibility and security, and is approved to ATEX II 2 G Ex ib IIB T4, providing guaranteed safety and security to the chemical industry.

Locken’s permanent quest for innovation has been an important factor in becoming the market leader for access control solutions based on smart electronic keys, with over 150, 000 buildings equipped throughout Europe.

This latest hardware, designed by the Iseo Group, a European manufacturer of keys, which acquired Locken in 2016, combines the advantages of a traditional mechanical lock with a state-of-the-art electronic solution, managed by Locken software. This combination offers an unprecedented standard of reliability and efficiency.

Magnetic induction Access Control

Based on the contactless induction technology patented by the Iseo Group, Locken’s electronic key provides the fastest opening times of any access control system and exceptional ruggedness with no direct contact between the key and cylinder when transmitting the access rights.

The key and cylinder exchange information through magnetic induction rather than electrical contact. Proven yet revolutionary in the access control sector, this technology offers two major advantages:

It makes life easier by opening doors almost instantaneously, with information exchanged between the key and electronic cylinder in less than 80 milliseconds, i.e. the time it takes for a regular key to recognise a mechanical cylinder.

It ensures unrivalled durability with contactless communication between the electronic key and cylinder, making it immune to dust, wear and tear and oxidation caused by humidity or salt.

Also included is a Bluetooth module, which means the mechatronic key communicates with the user’s smartphone using the MyLocken app. It is therefore 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.

This latest key 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.

The Locken electronic key is the first and only one in the market to use induction technology as part of an access control system.

This complete advanced solution meets ever more stringent demands of big companies, in term of robustness, security, performance and traceability.

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