Detention Sliding Door Systems

Electronic locking in detention facilities is critical to providing accountability and separation of persons detained as well as authorised staff and detainee transitions through secured areas.

These systems comprise many components including CCTV, intercom, proximity cards, biometrics and electronic locking. All of these components must interface seamlessly to provide a system that is secure, safe and simple for staff members to operate.

Our electric locking devices provide the physical barrier to unauthorised access through a portal (which could be a hinged, sliding, roller or pivot-type opening). Our products are designed and tested to provide years of trouble-free service with minimum preventative maintenance required. In containment scenarios - which can be some of the most physically demanding - there are many examples of doors with our locking devices in use which are literally opened and closed hundreds of times per day and which continue to perform as intended.

It’s important for end users, specifiers and architects to have a clear understanding of what is needed to enable a secure door indication. For example, when a hinged door is open, the deadlock actuator of the lock may be manually depressed, giving a false indication that the doors is closed and locked. To eliminate this false indication, a door position switch (Reed switch) must be installed and wired in series with the indication switches of the lock. With this setup, a secure indication can only be achieved when three conditions have been met:

  1. The deadlock actuator is depressed.
  2. The main latch bolt is fully extended.
  3. The door is in the closed position.


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