Security expert Abloy UK has supplied Crediton Care & Support Homes Ltd (CCSH) with a compliant electric locking solution for Kite House, a new care facility in Crediton, Devon.
CCSH specialise in providing residential care for people with Autism, Aspergers, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Issues. Barn conversion, Kite House is the newest of its facilities, offering a full range of residential, day-care and domiciliary services.
A bespoke security solution was created, specifying seven Abloy solenoid electric locks to work in conjunction with the existing access control system.
One of the key requirements for Kite House was the ability to lock down the facilities at any given point, and isolate areas such as the kitchen and quiet rooms if needed.
They also wanted the facility to feel more like a home and less like a hospital, to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed in their surroundings.
Abloy EL560, EL460, and EL561 locks were recommended for use in the doors of high-traffic buildings because they can withstand the heavy usage that comes from many people using the door for access daily, making them ideal for this installation.
Only the outside handle is electrically controlled, and the lock can always be opened by inside handle for easy egress. Mechanical opening by cylinder is always possible too, and the EL560, EL460, and EL561 locks are also compliant with EN179 and EN1125 Fire and Escape standards.
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