Hi guys, my name is Darrel, and I'm the head of the tech team here at LocksOnline. Thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a quick look at one of our product review videos. Now we're putting these short little videos together to be able to give you, our customers, the opportunity to see the product in the flesh, sort to speak and hopefully allow us to be able to give you a little bit more explanation as to how the product works and so forth.
Today I want to show you a range of electric locks that we have on our website. It's the Cisa Electtrika gate lock or door lock, that's manufactured obviously by the company Cisa. Now, we've looked at this lock on numerous occasions and we said to ourselves, "Listen, we've got to tell our customers how this lock actually works" because, believe it or not, the images don't really do it justice on the site and it's kind of hard to get your head around the actual operation. But it really is a strong secure lock that's obviously designed for gates and so forth.
So this is the actual lock itself. Now you may have noticed images like this where you get this black finish here as you can see. It doesn't really tell you how the actual lock works. But if we can turn this around, what you can see–which would be obviously the inside–and this would be the part that would be bolted onto a gate or onto a door, etc. This is the part here that you can see that there is a significant locking solution here, over here, in this corner here.
So, you can imagine–I'll try and explain this the best that I can–if this is actually situated on the actual door or the gate, this is the keep here that will be set, sited on the frame itself. Now it's slightly loose because it allows a bit of flexibility to get into the actual keep. And the idea is that, when the gate is shut like that, this engages into there and, very similar to a car door, this part here then swivels around and encases this strike, the keep itself.
So it's significantly strong in regards to how it actually works. So what I will do, I will take the cover off to actually try and explain this to you a little more in detail.
So, to get this out of here, we will pop it out like that, take the cover off and as you can see if I put that down there, all of the components in here are totally well manufactured. Now you can actually see this solution a little bit better here.
So, if you can imagine, if I reiterate that again, if I try and do this now, if the door is closing, this is the keep–it situates itself in here and I have to put a little bit of pull on that so I might lose how it works. But there you go, I've now locked it into place. Look.
I don't know if you can, can you get there video in there close enough to see that the whole keep has now turned completely round and I've locked that in there. So that, to be honest with you guys, is not going anywhere. It's a phenomenally strong locking solution.
So, now that's in the lock position, the way that you would then be able to get this to unlock is either via the key on the inside or the outside and there's also a key override as well here on the back as well. Now, electrically-wise, you would get power to this particular lock and the electric would then be connected to these two terminals here, which would then allow to operate that servo and would then in theory disengage that strike to allow the gate to open.
So I can emulate what it would do by operating it via the key there. And, as you can see, it's thrown the lock back out and therefore then the gate will open.
So that's the basic principle. I hope the video camera actually zooms in close enough to give this more justice. Because I think it doesn't sell itself very well because of its physical shape. But, to be honest with you, it is a significantly strong and powerful lock and one really worthy of considering if you're looking for gate security.
I want to go on a little bit further. It comes with its fixing plates. This is the plate that would be attached–either welded or you could use screw fixings or whatever bolt or drill to suit your application onto the frame. And, similar, this is the plate that sits then on the actual lock, on the door itself and again you can use screw fixings on this to allow this then to bolt or weld this on, and then you can bolt that onto the actual–the lock then bolts onto the steel plate here. So that's the basic principles.
This also here–this is the cylinder–this cylinder here has the ability that you can take this apart and it allows you to move the cylinder so you have different increments here with regards to the backset–how far you want the cylinder to come back away from the edge of the gate or of the door. It also comes as well with some fixings, with some spacer fixings here as well.
So, once you've actually got this onto the door, if you can imagine that's now bolted onto its plate and the plate is secured to the gate or to the door, you then pop this on here like that. There are these two little eyelets inside there–I'll see if I can get those measured up there now, just a second, there like that.
And once that screws into position there–I don't know if you can zoom in there, if I can hold this tight–you can see that there are screw fixings. It's all black in there so you might not necessarily get it. But then, you would then bolt through there to stop the plate, the outer skin coming off. On the other side as well you do have a little bit of a pull here that you can use your hand to pull the gate open in a manual motion.
So, one thing I wanted to show you as well is the instructions here. Just in case I haven't explained something that you need to know, then maybe these instructions here may help. So what we've done in the past is we've just put this up here like that and that allows then my camera guy to be able to zoom in on there.
By all means–pause if you need to see a little bit more information during the video there. But it just gives you an idea. If you're thinking this is ideal, this is really what I will need, then hopefully this will give you a little bit more information. Now this will become available as a PDF on our website and it's probably already there. So there you go, those are the basic instructions there. It comes as well with its fixing bolts and so forth as well to go onto the plates.
Another interesting point as well–just to make out the thickness of the gate or the door you're planning to put this onto, we have a distance there of just under 55 millimetres. So, if you're thinking of fitting this on a 44-millimetre thick door or a 40-millimetre box section on a gate, then you have plenty of that scope here in regards to the bolt projection.
Now one thing about Cisa, this lock requires 12V AC. So it is quite a power hungry lock as well. We always recommend that your lock gets its own separate power source and then, no matter what access control system you will use, use a relay then to interface between the two. There will be a link further down on the page that will take you to a power supply that will power this lock if you want to go down that road.
So I think the manufacturers undersell it as I've said before. I've now tried to give you an explanation of how secure and how strong this lock is. So if you think that you need something and your budget allows, guys, seriously consider this lock. It is really, really top end.
So for me, Darrel, and all of us at the team, if you need more info by all means pop us over an email, use the live chat or simply do it the old fashion way and pick up the phone and give us a call. But either way we'd love to hear from you and, more importantly, we'd love to see you as one of our customers.
So for me, Darrel, and all of us at the team, thanks for taking the time to tune in. We'll catch up with you real soon. Take care now, bye-bye.