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5th October 2022 Issue no. 625
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New CodeGUARD 5 from UNION meets latest BS 8607 grade 5 standards
UNION has launched CodeGUARD 5, the first access control device available to meet the new BS 8607 grade 5 standards.
The recently introduced grade 5 standards provide the most stringent level of security and access control for mechanical push button locks to date. Providing an extremely strong level of attack resistance, grade 5 was introduced because of the need for a high-security push button lock, and UNION is the first manufacturer to answer this need.
Grade 4 - previously the highest level - could only meet the required standard with the help of an additional integral locking unit. In contrast, a grade 5 device such as CodeGUARD 5 delivers a 'one-stop' security and access control solution, where the latch and lock are integrated and tested together. As a result, CodeGUARD 5 offers users an automatic deadlocking unit, whereas a grade 4 product is reliant on key holders to lock a door.
Featuring BSI Kitemark certification, CodeGUARD 5 provides access control and security in a single package, delivering assured protection for securing people, assets and data, while offering the convenience of access control without the need for wiring.
One of CodeGUARD 5's key features is its 20mm deadlocking latch. This means it will not succumb to the kind of physical attacks that mechanical push button locks typically undergo, such as a crowbar being placed between a frame and lock to force a door open.
Furthermore, the mechanical push button lock system is secured through more than 2,000 code combinations. Unlike its competitors, the unit is also always supplied to customers with a passcode different to the standard factory settings, for optimal security.
Providing extremely high corrosion resistance, the new CodeGUARD 5 solution is also ideal for perimeter security applications. The system has undergone a salt spray test for 240 hours to demonstrate its capabilities in highly corrosive environments, with its aesthetics and performance unaffected over time.
Suitable for 30- and 60-minute timber fire doors, and 240-minute metal fire doors, CodeGUARD 5 is offered with universal handing and fixings, so the system is easy to order and specify too. This is all backed by a three-year guarantee, offering the kind of high-quality product assurance that customers have come to expect from UNION.
Karen Hubbard, Product Manager at UNION, said: "Whatever the application, CodeGUARD 5 delivers unmatched strength and durability. Building on our reputation and heritage, which dates back to 1840, CodeGUARD 5 is the toughest push button lock available, meeting the latest grade 5 standards for BS 8607.
"The solution brings together security and access control as has never been seen before - protecting people and assets even under determined and prolonged attack. CodeGUARD 5 comes with more than 2,000 code combinations, offering a huge advantage over many competitor products where pre-set factory codes have been a real weakness in the past.
"This is all complemented with a smart and stylish finish, with CodeGUARD 5 featuring an ergonomically-designed handle that would suit any modern environment.
"There is no other mechanical push button lock available that comes close in terms of strength and robustness. As such, CodeGUARD 5 is ready to set a new benchmark for mechanical access control."
For more information on CodeGUARD 5, please visit www.uniononline.co.uk
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