Clearflow a local waste products haulage company required a solution to secure a restroom area from the vehicle workshop area but without restricting access to persons who had a right to access the area.
In addition they had an obligation to fulfil the H&S requirements for the area and therefore it was decided to fit from new a Mechanical Digital Push Button Mortice Latch Lock with the code side in the rest room and the handle lever on the workshop side.
Mechanical Digital Push Button Mortice “Latch” Locks are generally used in low to medium security level applications such as this job or office or storage areas, but there are products that can be used in higher security applications such as external doors.
However, it is more common to use electronic devices to secure areas deemed as high security and not mechanical devices.
In this instance, once the lock was fitted, it permitted personnel to enter a 5 digit code into the lock and then turn the handle to allow entry. If an incorrect code was to be applied then access would be barred.
Persons exiting from the workshop only needed to pull down the handle thus also being able to escape in the event of am emergency. Codes are normally 4 to 6 digits long. We recommend 5 digits at the maximum and would definitely advise against using codes of 6 digits or longer.