Cam Lock features pushbutton opening.
January 23, 2004 - QuickAccessâ„˘ keyless lock incorporates camshaft with G2 pushbutton lid for cabinet doors, desk drawers, and similar applications. To open, users enter authorized combination code that can be changed when required. Lock installs on sheet metal panels up to 0.060 in. thick and adapts for up to 1˝ in. thick panels. Painted metal casing protects interior components from rust, glazed ice, humidity, and vibration. Lock withstands temperatures from -25 to +155°F.
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General Electric Company
GE Supra Introduces New Pushbutton Cam Lock
Locksmiths and OEMs Can Create Mechanical, Keyless Cabinets and Enclosures
SALEM, ORE.â€”January 15, 2004â€”GE Supra, a division of GE Security, today announced its new QuickAccessâ„˘ keyless cam lock, which helps original equipment manufacturers and locksmiths better access the growing mechanical keyless cabinet/enclosure lock market.
QuickAccess allows OEM and locksmith customers to replace unreliable keyless or key-based mechanical locks by incorporating a camshaft for cabinet doors, desk drawers and similar applications to its patented G2 push-button lid. As a result, end users can now more reliably protect valuables, while being able to easily change combinations right at the lock, as often as needed. To open, users simply enter an authorized combination code.
"Both commercial and residential customers want more secure and dependable mechanical locks for their cabinets and enclosures. Electronic locking solutions are too expensive and difficult to install and manage, while keys are too easy to pick up and duplicate," said Greg Burge, President of GE Supra. â€śEnd users are also sick and tired of having to re-key every time an employee or vendor service changes. Using our new QuickAccess keyless cam lock, they can simply change the code.â€ť
With the new QuickAccess push-button cam lock, manufacturers and locksmiths can create their own lines of easy-to-secure medicine chests, gun boxes, liquor cabinets, home entertainment units, courier pick-up boxes, cleaning supply cabinets, tool chests, private files, display cases, supply cabinets, petty cash drawers and other storage enclosures, bringing new value-added solutions to the market.
For increased retrofitting opportunities, the QuickAccess keyless lockâ€™s cam shaft fits a ľ-inch standard double D configuration. It can be adjusted with spacers or different sized cams. There are two sizes â€“ 1 ⅛-inch in length and 1 ⅝-inch in length with an offset of 5/16-inch â€“ that are available to ship with every lock. The lock is designed for use on sheet metal panels up to .060" in thickness, but can also be adapted for use in panels up to 1 ˝-inches.
The straightforward design of the compact lock also creates a new low failure rate for this class of mechanical locks. Components donâ€™t jam, combinations work and the lock is pry-resistant because of the QuickAccess lockâ€™s innovative clutch mechanism. It can also be used easily in low light conditions.
The new QuickAccess push-button lock is also extremely durable and resists inclement weather. With its hardy metal casing painted clay or titanium, interior components are rust-, glazed ice-, humidity-, vibration- and wear-resistant. The lock can be used in temperature extremes of -25 to +155 degrees F (-32 to +68 degrees C).
Supra is recognized as a leader in remote access and key control solutions.
About GE Security
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