Smart and Secure

John Mitchell, technical manager
John Mitchell, technical manager

Carl F Groupco, the developer of the SmartSecure electronic door locking and access control brand, says it has highlighted the capabilities of the Fuhr 881 door lock to successfully combine smart technology with highly effective security. The hardware distributor confirms that the fully motorised multipoint lock, which is at the heart of SmartSecure, provides secure locking each and every time a door is closed.

Carl F Groupco’s technical manager, John Mitchell, said: “As you would expect from a leading German door lock manufacturer with 160 years’ experience, the Fuhr 881 is rigorously designed to ensure it is fail-safe in the event of a fire via a panic function and fail-secure if there is a power cut as the door remains locked. It only registers as locked when closed and all locking points are effectively engaged. With the 881, the door is locked every time it is closed, therefore, if the door is shut it is secure.

“Addressing concerns triggered by research that suggests a proportion of home break-ins are via unlocked doors, if the lock doesn’t engage properly an alarm sounds. The status of a door can also be monitored using the SmartConnect app: only when the door is closed and all locking points are engaged, does the system report a secure door.

“To some, smart tech might be in its infancy, but Carl F Groupco and our manufacturer partners for SmartSecure are ahead of the curve – the result is established credentials backed by advanced and proven technology that address any security concerns.”

Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure brand, which features the Fuhr 881 door lock, comprises the smart phone and tablet based app, SmartConnect. Additionally, SmartTouch is a SmartSecure option that operates simply by touching a sensor – all that is needed is a small active transponder in the vicinity of the door. Radio-based access control systems are also available including a radio keypad, transponder and fingerprint scanner for keyless biometric access control. All of the access control offered by SmartSecure features rolling code technology to prevent replay attacks.