T-Handle Latch prevents unauthorized access.

Press Release Summary:

Model 3-145 heavy-duty latch accommodates 2 separate locks - key and/or pad lock eyelet - to optimize protection against unauthorized access. Along with support for various locking systems, it incorporates anti-vandalism device to deter forceful removal of cylinder. Minimal gap between handle and housing makes it difficult for vandals to pry open latch, and safety feature ensures handle cannot be accidentally closed. Product supports use as single or multiple latching point.

Original Press Release:

New DIRAK 3-145 T-Handle Latch Offers Increased Security to Prevent Unauthorised Access

Combines high degree of security, aesthetics, and ease of operation in a heavy-duty latch

ALDERSHOT, UK - The DIRAK 3-145 T-Handle Latch expands the DIRAK offering for indoor and outdoor enclosures. This new latch is designed for two separate locks, a key lock and/ or a pad lock eyelet, giving superior protection against unauthorised access.

In addition to the two separate locks, an anti-vandalism device protects the cylinder from being forcefully removed to gain access. Numerous locking systems can be used such as the Euro-Cylinder, Kaba-Cylinder, Padlock, Plate-Cylinder, inserts or combinations, to satisfy the application requirement.

Vandals often attack a latch at evident pry points for forced entry. With some latch designs, the space between the handle and housing is significant and the first point of intrusion. With the T-Handle Latch design, the gap between the handle and its housing is minimal, thus making it difficult for vandals to pry open the latch at that point.

Although multiple levels of security are incorporated into the T-Handle Latch, actuation by the operator is quick and easy. Once the two separate locks are unlocked, simply push the handle at the indentation marked "push" and the T-handle actuator springs forward. The operator then rotates the handle actuator for access into the cabinet. A safety feature is also incorporated into the latch to ensure that the handle cannot be accidentally closed, risking injury to the operator.

The T-Handle Latch can be installed into the standard industry panel cutout, with the same latch installed on right- or left-hand doors, without any adjustments, reducing the need to stock both left- and right-hand latches. The T-Handle can be used as a single latching point, or multiple latching points can be accommodated through the use of flat or round rods. The latch can also be installed inside or outside the enclosure gasket and meets IP65, EN 60529 standards for water and dust resistance.

In addition, the T-Handle Latch can be modified into an electronic latching solution, giving the user the ability to control access remotely and incorporate it into their security management system.

DIRAK is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high quality system solutions for latching, hinging and profile technology. DIRAK products are sold and distributed globally through a network of authorized sales representatives.

To learn more information about our product lines visit DIRAK's homepage at www.dirak.co.uk. A representative of DIRAK, LTD. can also be contacted at 6 Pegasus Court, North Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4QP United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0) 1252-333864, Fax: +44 (0) 1252-333862.

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