Codelocks: Access Control Made Easy
Codelocks is an innovative designer and manufacturer of locks, from robust and stylish mechanical locks to cutting-edge electronic and smart locks that use the latest technologies. The locks can be used for a variety of applications, including doors, cabinets, lockers and enclosures. Access control is made easy, whether the application involves limiting building and room access to selected staff members, or safeguarding confidential or hazardous materials.
Products are available for sale and delivery worldwide, to both commercial and domestic users. They can be purchased directly from Codelocks (www.codelocks.com) and from a wide range of respected retailers and distributors. The locks are easy to fit and sold complete with everything needed for installation.
Convenience is at the heart of all of Codelocks’ products, which are designed to be user-friendly and give building and facilities managers complete control over who is entering and exiting. The locks are cost-effective, easy to fit and programme, can be retrofitted and do not require complex wiring or external power. Programming options include remote code generation, audit trail code tracking, code-free mode, along with a variety of other functions to suit customer needs.
Codelocks brand is synonymous with quality, and in 2015 the company won an international ‘Red Dot’ design award for product quality. The locks are designed in the UK with ease of use in mind, combining functionality with style. The company operates a production facility in China and has complete control over the entire manufacturing process. The facility is accredited with the ISO9001:200 quality standard. Having control of the production process gives Codelocks the confidence to offer product guarantees, including a limited lifetime guarantee for every mechanical lock. This means that if the lock develops a manufacturing fault it will be repaired, serviced or replaced free of charge.
Codelocks offers an extensive product range that allows the products to service a wide variety of applications. The locks can be newly installed or retrofitted, and most of the products can be re-programmed on the door, without the need to remove the lock. Product lines include heavy duty locks that are ideal for high-traffic applications, locks with full-sized lever handles, and the option to choose between surface and mortice deadbolts and latches. The battery-powered high-end locks perform functions that were only previously available in hard-wired systems relying on external power sources.
Codelocks is constantly utilising and developing the latest technology to improve the functionality of its locks. It was first to launch QuickCode, a range of easily-programmable mechanical locks. It also offers locks with remote code generation feature (NetCode), which allows codes to be issued remotely online, using a web portal or smartphone app. These smart locks enable even more convenient access control.
KitLock, a brand of Codelocks, is a convenient and stylish digital alternative to traditional key-operated locker locks. Cabinets and lockers in gyms, leisure centres, schools, hospitals and offices can be opened using a keypad code, eliminating the inconvenience of coins, keys and wristbands. The locks can be programmed with codes that are unique to the user or with time specific codes to grant temporary access. The option to use smart cards as an alternative to codes is also available. KitLock offers smart locks that are compatible with NetCode, allowing multiple lockers and cabinets to be controlled remotely via a smartphone or online. Whether one or multiple KitLocks are purchased, there is full access to expert technical advice and customer support.
Codelocks has a dedicated UK-based technical team which is on hand to respond to any questions or queries. The team draws on its expert knowledge to offer advice and support both pre- and post-sales, whether that involves specifying the right product for a specific application, or providing installation instructions. From one-off orders to large contracts, the high level of customer service remains the same. All prospective and existing customers have access to this source of specialist information and support.
Codelocks also offers industry-specific training courses that can be tailored to meet varying customer needs. These courses range from training locksmiths on how to best install the products, to offering demonstrations to facility, estates and operations managers.
Founded in 1990, Codelocks now employs over a hundred people. The company headquarters are in the UK, in Newbury, Berkshire. It also has offices in China, North America, Australia and Germany, where locks can be bought and serviced. These offices exist alongside a worldwide network of distributors, including online distributors. Products are therefore widely available to commercial and domestic users.
Codelocks' products are suitable for a wide variety of applications. Coded, push-button locks are often specified by architects and architectural ironmongers to control access in new-build commercial or public sector buildings, or in existing buildings undergoing refit. Facilities, estates or maintenance managers will buy the locks to install or replace locks in buildings within the health, hospitality, education, office and leisure markets. Homeowners will often install the locks to secure their sheds, garages, home offices and, increasingly, their front doors.