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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading resource for security and fire news in the industry. James was previously Editor of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine.
November 18, 2019

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Examining ASSA ABLOY’s new Code Handle lock

ASSA-CodeHandle-19Designed to prevent the likes of retail outlet staff from worrying about managing keys or fitting mechanical pin locks on locked doors, ASSA ABLOY is offering its Code Handle battery-operated lock with a slimline handle.

In order to add reliable electronic security to interior doors facing public spaces, the handle features a built-in PIN keypad. Said to be easy for shop staff to operate, you set your own Master Code and issue up to nine different user PINs (4–6 digits). Employees and authorised visitors then press their code on the handle’s keypad and the door unlocks – the handle locks automatically when the door is closed. If an employee leaves, PINs can be deleted immediately.

If you have an access control or alarm system protecting the main entrance, a Code Handle also works neatly alongside it without complicated connections or additional cabling, assures the manufacturer.

Looks and longevity

Designed to look just like any other door handle, installers will also be pleased to hear that installation has been made easy, with no wiring or specialist tools needed.

Two screws attach your Code Handle to almost any interior door up to 80mm thick, in left- or right-hand versions – the existing door cylinder does not need to be changed. Two standard CR2 batteries slot inside and typically last for 30,000 lock/unlock cycles before replacement, with an LED indicator highlighting when.

ASSA ABLOY highlights that its Code Handle has been tested for at least 100,000 operations throughout its life, as well as fire certified (EN 1363).

To keep a door unlocked, after entering the PIN, temporarily hold Code Handle down for five seconds. Users can also disable the auto-locking feature.

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