Diax Electric Lock - The quiet locking solution
If your looking for a access control solution and a lock to secure your front door, this could be a serious contender for you. One of the great functions of the Diax Electric lock is how quiet it operates compared to its contenders in the market. Check out the video below for a LocksOnline exclusive review.
We have a transcript the video as well for the folks who's hearing may not so good these days. See below the video.
Hi, my name's Darrell. I'm head of the tech team here at
LocksOnline.co.uk, out of the box product review. Today we're going to have
a look at the new Diax electric lock. It's very similar in the industry to
the Chester locks that may or may not be aware of, which is similar to
this. I think the Diax model of this type of electric lock certainly has a
little bit better quality finish, in my view, anyway to the Chester
One of the advantages with the Diax over the Chester we found is that the
Diax works at 12 volt DC and the Chester [SP] requires AC, and what we've
also noticed is that this particular version requires a lot of current in
which to work where the Diax is a little bit easier to use in regards to
power supply and power consumption. So, that's similar in the range to this
particular type of lock.
The principle of these types of locks are on the inside you'll see we've
got a turn, and that allows you to throw the bolt over to dead lock the
door similar to any other type of lock rim fitted. On the back you'll
notice there are four screw fittings to allow you to screw that to the door
and allow you to throw the bolt out like this. You'll also notice in here
if you can zoom in there, guv, for us you'll see that there's a cam there,
and that allows you to use a traditional Yale that comes with it so it
works on the outside similar to that of an ordinary type of Yale make latch
that you would expect to see in the UK. Can you get a good picture of that,
Darrell: There you go. What I would normally say is from the outside you
could use a Yale key to operate it any time you want. On the inside, when
you want to come out and go in, or come out for that matter, you just throw
the bolt over, retract it, open the door, close it. You either use the key
to throw the bolt back or use the electrics within this lock to actually
throw the bolt back then to the secured position.
You'll notice on the keep, which, again, is a rim application, but there's
a little globule there for want of a better word that's actually a magnet,
and there's also then a receiver here. When those two line up like that,
this lock knows that it's then in the lock position to allow it to throw
its bolt. So what we'll do is put some power to this lock now, and we'll
try and get it working for you in a general description to show you how the
lock actually works.
Hi, and welcome back. We've now put some power to this Diax lock to just
some you an idea of how it works. As you can imagine, this would actually
be on the door itself, and this then would be on the actual frame. Now when
power is applied, if you'll notice the bolt then, when I trigger some power
to it, as you can see the bolt is retracted. Now technically the door is in
free open, but it won't lock and it won't throw its bolt over until it sees
itself back in the closed position when these two magnets get close to each
other. I'm now going to try to get this magnet closer, and you'll start to
see this bolt will throw out once we get close enough. And there you go.
It's now thrown the bolt back into the keep because it's noticed that the
door is now in the closed position. Simultaneously, if I let it go again,
there you go, it's now unlocked and when you go back together, there you
go, it's thrown the bolt back in. That's how it works electronically.
On the back of the lock as I mentioned before, you've got this Yale type
lever here which takes the Yale cylinder, and the critical measurement from
there to the leading edge we measure at being near at about 58 nearly 60
millimeters. Now in the UK that back set there is typical to a Yale
standard back set, give or take one or two millimeters. In an inward
opening door, there is a possibility that you could retrofit this lock,
assuming you've got enough style there onto a door that has got a Yale
traditional latch on it. So, there you go, the Diax electric lock. Again,
we think it's a great product. It certainly does what it says on the ten.
It's very smooth. It's very operable. We like it here at LocksOnline. Thank
you very much