Assa Abloy: Code Handle implemented at UK design agency
Assa Abloy’s access control solution Code Handle has been successfully implemented in the British design agency Thirst’s head office. Two doors were fitted with the easy and low-cost handles to secure the private meeting suites and Thirst servers.
Only senior managers and qualified staff freely access Thirst’s IT room. Their main meeting room is also protected by the smart handle with PIN protection. Staff quickly lock and unlock these rooms without anyone keeping track of mechanical keys.
Tried and tested at offices all over Europe, Code Handle adds electronic PIN locking to doors with no wiring and no elaborate access control system. Thirst’s office manager only needs one Master Code to administer each handle. Up to nine different PINs are issued to authorised staff. If an employee leaves the company, it is easy to delete their PIN without unmounting the lock.
Fitting Thirst’s new Code Handle locks was very simple: They replaced the existing handle, attached a Code Handle with two screws, and their doors now have electronic PIN security. There was no need to hire an expensive contractor or installer: “We found Code Handle easy to install and a perfect solution for keeping private rooms only accessible for those employees that require access”, says Nigel Cattermull, Managing Director at Thirst.
Maintenance of the two new digital PIN locks is minimal. Two standard batteries slot inside each Code Handle and typically last for 30,000 lock/unlock cycles before needing replacement.
For added security, Code Handle has an auto-locking feature – so nobody at Thirst needs to worry whether they remembered to lock the server room.