Physiotherapy Practice Secured with Assa Abloy's PIN Handles
The Code Handle PIN-locking door handle from Assa Abloy has added electronic security to three consulting-room doors at Fylab, a physiotherapy practice in Irun in Spain’s Basque country, without running any wires or cables.
In all medical settings, people are coming and going all day; therapists leave their personal belongings in changing rooms, patients want privacy in consulting rooms, open or unlocked doors can be an invitation to opportunists. These rooms also house expensive specialist equipment for the various therapeutic disciplines on offer. Yet keeping track of mechanical keys can be a tiresome task for a small practice.
Two screws fit a Code Handle to almost any interior door (between 35mm and 80mm thick) and the existing door cylinder doesn’t even need to be changed. At Fylab, Code Handle devices now lock both wooden and glass doors, keeping equipment and therapists’ personal belongings safe. Because every handle allows up to 9 different PIN numbers (4 to 6 digits), all authorized staff at the practice can have their own security code. The practice manager cancels or amends PINs at any time using a master PIN. Two standard batteries (CR2) slot inside the handle, typically lasting 30,000 lock/unlock cycles before replacement. Auto-locking is another helpful feature: when the door closes, the handle locks it automatically.
There is no need to put down whatever you're carrying, and no one can open it from the outside while you are not looking. To keep the door unlocked briefly, the Code Handle is held down for 5 seconds and it remains temporarily unlocked. For convenience and safety, it always opens freely from the inside.