Simplex Unican, the lock that can
If you're in the market for a robust and durable mechanical keypad lock for the industry then look no further than the 'Simplex' range made by Kaba. To feed the ever growing demand for powerless access control devices the Simplex range was introduced to the market to offer a convenient way to select entry between public and private areas, a huge benefit of this being that there are no computers to program or batteries to replace. Something worth mentioning is that changing the code on these is incredibly simple and can be done in second without removing the lock from the door.
The range of these locks is incredibly diverse, there are models offered in numerous configurations, be your requirement a thumb-turn operation or lever, push button lock, key overide or even if you require a lock that is ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified (5000 series), there is going to be a Simplex already tailored to meet your requirements.
A really nice point about these and something I cant stress enough is that because of the way their mechanics operate, there is absolutely no need for electricity, taking away the worry of power failure and a myriad of 'fail-locked' and 'fail-unlocked' issued associated with that. Same goes for their weather-ability they're well suited to exterior facing doorways, and the Simplex range are equally at home in the desert as they are the snow. Just by looking at them you can get a sense that they mean business, surely they are the mechanical locks equivalent to the Terminator?
To run you through a couple of different models, starting with probably in my opinion the most popular is the L1000 series, a nice chunky unit with equally generous levers, available with or without key override. The L1000 is a great unit without doubt but if you looking for something a little more, shall we say "subtle", then spare though for it little brother, the Unican 450, a smaller, more cost effective unit, available with either a knob (LD451) or a handle (LD471).
Prices for these units start from as little a £75 so securing your premises and bringing in an element of access control has never been easier, safer or more cost effective.