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Dormakaba introduces enhanced safety and security with Secure Safe Access Temporary function

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19 Jan 2018

Apartment and facility owners often face the challenge of granting regular access to service personnel (i.e janitors, office boys, maids) or selective access (e.g. service & maintenance technicians,) to their property. Just handing over a duplicate key gives the person access to the house or office at all times - also at times not planned - which is a high risk.

The dormakaba SAT (Secure Access Temporary) function for mechanical cylinder solves this problem and enhances safety of occupants and property via a mechanical master key system which grants temporary access to certain persons simple, fast, safe & secure by a small turn of the key- You decide when and who has access to your premises.

Dormakaba introduces enhanced safety and security with Secure Safe Access Temporary function

This is how it works:
SAT mechanical cylinder has two types of keys the 'proprietor key' for the property owner which has full access to the door and the 'service key' for service personnel with limited access when permitted by the owner.

With the 'service key', temporary access to the facility is granted to service personnel. When the property owner makes a small turn of the 'proprietor key' on the locked door and removes the key, service function is enabled. The turned key position provides access for service personnel to open, lock/unlock the main door and lock the door again from the inside with a thumbturn knob.

In addition to service function on the main door, the owner can also determine which inside doors can be opened with the ‘service key’.

After work has been completed, the service person locks the door again securely from the outside. If the service person has locked the door from the inside, the owner can still unlock the door from the outside, even if the key is inserted in the locked cylinder from the inside.

Once the property owner decides to restrict access to service personnel, he/she turns back the ‘proprietor key’ to the normal key position, the door cannot be opened with the ‘service key’. In this way, the property owner has complete access at all times and can determine when and how long the 'service key' has access.

Safety is paramount

With a traditional Double Cylinder in lock position of the apartment’s main door, there is a risk of the occupants being locked inside in case of an emergency. Thus, nobody can escape in a panic situation. Most casualties in building fires are due to tenants being locked in their houses and are unable to open the door with the key.

The thumbturn cylinder installed at the inside of the door ensures free exit of occupants always without using a key. It avoids entrapment of occupants in case of any emergency like fire or smoke.

Which key may do what is clearly recognisable

The service key is marked respectively, to make sure that wrong key is not issued to service personnel, or that the owner does not unintentionally take the wrong key. Additional coding with the practical coloured key clips helps rule out mix-ups and increases user security

Access? Yes, but not everywhere.
Even when service personnel have been granted access in the building and use the new service function, it is not always desired that service personnel have access to all rooms of the house or apartment. The key plan can be defined and the service function used for inside rooms.

This ensures that highest flexibility, security and safety for the users.

The owner has secure access at all times

Of course, the proprietor key can always open the lock, even if the service personnel has locked the door from the inside, be it for personal security, by mistake or in the worst case with criminal intentions. The owner has secure access to his house or apartment in any case.

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