Self-Contained Keypad enables electronic access.

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Operating on 12 Vdc power, Model EA-K1 provides keyless entry to any basic electronic lock for integrated access management. Unit features both audible and LED feedback and enables up to 7 passcodes between 4-8 digits from 99 million possible combinations. Accommodating multiple access arrangements, keypad provides access time from 1-99 seconds and includes programmable lockout feature, which enables user to set number of failed attempts and length of time before automatic lockout.

Original Press Release:

Self-Contained Keypad Solution From Southco Simplifies Electronic Access

Concordville, PA, April 15, 2009 - The new Southco® EA-K1 keypad access controller provides simplified, affordable, keyless entry to any basic electronic lock for integrated access management. The EA-K1 eliminates the need for physical key management and provides higher security with user-friendly installation and programming.

A basic input for Southco electromechanical lock products, the EA-K1 offers 'plug and play' simplicity with a programmable keypad featuring both audible and LED feedback. The keypad enables up to seven unique passcodes between four and eight digits from 99 million possible combinations. It accommodates multiple access arrangements with a programmable lockout feature and access time between one and 99 seconds. The lockout feature enables a user to set the number of failed attempts-and the length of time-before automatic lockout. The feature can also be wired to trigger a separate alarm or to record the event. To suit specific style and branding needs, the EA-K1 is available in custom colors or can be imprinted with any logo.

The features and benefits of the EA-K1 make it an ideal solution for customers looking to simplify the transition from mechanical to electronic access. The self-contained unit, which runs conveniently on 12-volt DC power, is well suited for secure storage cabinets, industrial enclosures, self-service kiosks and furniture.

For more information about the Southco® EA-K1 keypad access controller and the array of Southco electromechanical latches and locks it can control, visit, e-mail the 24/7 customer service department at, call 610-459-4000; or fax to 610-459-4012.

Southco is a leading global provider of engineered access solutions, including latches, locks, captive fasteners, hinges, handles, and other accessories for applications in the marine, networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery and HVAC industries.

Southco is strongly focused on customized engineering solutions and global support for its key customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers' engineered-access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco's promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

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