Optimum security


Security expert Abloy UK has launched OPTIMA, a range of electronic handle sets and escutcheons that provide standalone single door control, operating as an electronic master-keying system.

OPTIMA is the ultimate combination of protection and state-of-the-art access control. The range features handle escutcheons, battery operated lockcases, wall readers, lift control, panic hardware, locker locks, electronic cylinders, and energy savers.

It is available in four different platforms including both software and non-software based access control, such as standalone, offline, update-on-card, and wireless. The system can be operated via a web-based client and mobile app, and boasts intuitive software and email alerts.

The system is simple to program and easy to use, and has features such as time schedules, event logs, and instant cancellation of lost or stolen electronic cards. The software allows users to be deleted and modified easily, and authorisation rights to be amended. Audit trails from doors and software administrators can be monitored and printed too.

Installation is quick and easy and there is no need to wire the door, meaning minimal disruption and inconvenience to the day-to-day work environment. In addition, OPTIMA can be mounted directly onto the existing mechanical lock, and the solution fits almost any lock and type of door.

What’s more, the solution is robust with all control elements on the secure site, and it can be incorporated into existing access control systems, including retro-fitting to existing mechanical lock cases. Minimal maintenance is required, as the device will give an alert when the battery needs changing, which is approximately every 40,000 cycles.

Abloy OPTIMA is an ideal solution for a wide range of sectors and applications, such as public and commercial offices, hospitals, banks and financial institutions, sport centres, tenements, schools, universities and dormitories.

Jon Burke, Marketing Manager for Abloy UK, said: “Access is not just about firewalls and locked doors, the challenge is managing access with maximum transparency and efficiency.

“Abloy OPTIMA is a wireless, electronic ready-to-use locking solution for easy and effective access management, and the solution makes an excellent addition to any public or commercial building.”

For further information on OPTIMA or other products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500, email marketing@abloy.co.uk, or visit the Abloy London Showroom at The Building Centre on Store Street, London.