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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
July 15, 2016

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Abloy UK’s Low-Energy Electric Locks Explained… in 45 Seconds

Watch Patrick Jeffries, commercial director at Abloy UK, pitch the brand’s low-energy electric locks at IFSEC International 2016.

Abloy UK, part of the ASSA ABLOY stable since 1994, is a world leader in electric locking, cylinders, padlocks, door operators and other door locking solutions.  The company has recently focused on developing electric locking solutions that blend high security with sustainability, as Jeffries explains below.

Door magnets are more energy sapping than electric locks because they require an electric current to lock the door, rather than to open the door.

Abloy’s new low energy electric Locks – identified in the model number by the letter ‘L’, such as EL480L and EL560L – have an annual energy consumption of 0.02kWh compared to 52.0kWh per year for those reliant on magnets.

Current consumption is minimised through selective use of energy: only when lock status changes. The new locks also have a wide voltage range and many potential applications.

“Abloy prides itself on creating locking solutions that are both high quality and adhere to strict safety standards,” said on Burke, marketing manager for Abloy UK.

“However, the introduction of UK energy initiatives – such as the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) – has meant that there is now greater emphasis upon how much energy is being wasted in buildings as well as their security.

“By selecting our low-energy electric locks, specifiers can ensure that they are choosing a system that not only allows for swift and easy access and egress alongside an enhanced security provision, but they are also reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a building too.”


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