For TESA, user-friendliness is at the heart of the very conception of the product. We have developed a range that is already steps ahead of recently approved standards for individuals with reduced mobility. Our priority is to make life easier for the final user in the universe in which he/she operates.
1. Friendly keys: reversibility, double-clutch system.
Being reversible (factory settings), flat keys provide user-friendliness for everyday use. Their (optional) double-clutch system in the cylinder allows the user to open the door from the outside even if he/she has left the key on, which happens very frequently.
2. One single TESA key: masterkeying systems
A masterkeyed key is capable of opening several doors inside one building. Each user has a different key, but they all may share accesses in the same building or residential area. Hierarchies may also exist, with master keys bearing more access rights than simple keys.
Planning a masterkeying is relatively simple, provided that we bear in mind the logical role played by each door. The cost overrun is compensated by savings in duplicated keys and the comfort of having one single key that gives you access to everything.
Among the features that make TESA stand out from the competition are the ability to tackle extraordinarily complex masterkeyings or the ability to make mechanical and electronic masterkeyings compatible in one single installation.
3. Silent locks
We have optimized the acoustics of our locks in order to avoid friction and to achieve a silent performance, as can be seen for example in the famous library of Alexandria (Egypt), which is equipped with our door handles.
Another example: multipoint locks with gear assembly for aluminium frames. With just a little driving force, these locks multiply the lever’s original strength thus providing a soft, silent and extremely secure locking.
4. Accessibility: DEC door closers and operators
Europe has an 800 million population, of which 100 million are children and elderly people. Moreover, 50 million suffer from some kind of declared disability (many of them among the elderly population). These consumers with special needs are an important and increasingly numerous part of the population that must face everyday the many barriers existing outside and inside many buildings.
The European Union is preparing a Guide in order to help architects, specifiers, builders and owners to identify and include the needs of these individuals with limited physical strength, skill or capabilities in such a way that doors never act as barriers for these citizens. This standard includes recommendations for the selection of fittings and the prescription of these products.
Once again TESA is ahead of the pack with a full range of fittings that abide with the DEC standard and help to eliminate the barriers that make everyday life difficult for this important collective.
5. Electronic access control
In a mechanical environment, the masterkeying of cylinders provides door and user management in order to decide who is able to access where.
Electronics add the time factor: Control. Who is able to access where temporally. Authorizations are granted with higher detail: who, where, when an individual is able to access. This masterkeying is more flexible than the mechanical one because permissions, denials and modifications of access rights can be performed without changing neither cylinders nor credentials (keys, cards, etc.).
Depending on the required degree of security, you can choose anything from a standalone system to an online system that provides information wirelessly, by means of a virtual network, allowing you to instantly modify the status of each access.