New Ecoflex Eelectrified lock technology from ASSA ABLOY offers 97 percent energy savings

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In a move that signals a breakthrough in energy efficiency, ASSA ABLOY today announced the introduction of its Ecoflex lock technology, available from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT. Ecoflex electrified mortise locks offer a remarkable 97 percent reduction in energy usage compared to standard electrified locks.

“It’s critical to consider every factor that can impact the energy efficiency of a building or facility, and every opportunity to save energy should be pursued. Door openings in particular present a major opportunity to reduce energy consumption, and our new Ecoflex technology can significantly contribute to green building, sustainability, and favorable LEED ratings,” said Aaron Smith, Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions.

The lock is ideal for electronic access control applications whether it’s used as a basic electrified lock in conjunction with a wall reader, in an integrated hardwired lock or in an integrated battery powered lock. Because it provides dramatically reduced energy consumption, drawing less than 1/4 watt at 12V, Ecoflex offers more flexibility to consolidate power supplies and reduce operating costs. In particular, Ecoflex can offer significant savings in fail-safe applications such as stairwell towers, where locks on every floor draw constant power.

With the lower power draw, the load on each power supply is lessened, reducing costs, simplifying deployment and improving system reliability. Ecoflex’s innovative actuator design further improves system reliability by eliminating the risk of voltage drops and inductive kickback, enabling longer cable runs and eliminating the need to add kickback diodes to an installation, for reduced cost and complexity.

Ecoflex offers a flexible, reliable solution with a single ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 mortise lock that can serve a variety of uses. One lock body can be used for 12V - 24V applications and can be easily field-configured for fail-safe or fail-secure operation.

ABOUT ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information visit http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/.

ABOUT CORBIN RUSSWIN

Since 1839, Corbin Russwin has manufactured safe, secure and durable locking hardware. The company offers commercial grade 1 mortise locks, bored locks, exit devices, high security key systems and electromechanical hardware. Architecturally, Corbin Russwin offers products that are both aesthetically pleasing and designed to surpass most performance standards. Visit our website for complete product specifications, http://www.corbinrusswin.com/.

ABOUT SARGENT

Founded in the early 1800’s, SARGENT is a market leader in locksets, cylinders, door closers, exit devices, electro-mechanical products and access control systems for new construction, renovation and replacement applications. The company's customer base includes commercial construction, institutional, and industrial markets. Included in SARGENT’s product offerings are windstorm certified locks and exit devices, hardwired and wireless access control devices, decorative levers and patented and high security key systems. Visit our website for bored lock, mortise lock, exit device and key system product specifications, http://www.sargentlock.com/