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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693

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BQT Solutions launches new locking technology

* BQT-cobalt.jpgBQT Solutions has launched the next generation of its world-leading misalignment and sideload release locking solution – the Cobalt Series (YD30D/YD30S). The ground-breaking lock has been developed by BQT Solutions - specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of high-security biometric readers, security access control and electronic locking products..

In addition to its impressive strength and unmatched reliability, the Cobalt Series now uses even less power, making it the most eco-friendly, high-pedestrian door lock in the range


Commenting on the release, BQT Solutions’ COO Matthew Nye-Hingston said, “The enhancements made to the Cobalt Series elevate what was already a unique lock to the point where it’s miles ahead of the competition. By increasing the motor life to over a million operations, improving the sideload release strength and decreasing unlocking and locking times, the Cobalt will fast become the electronic locking solution of choice for high-usage environments.
The Cobalt Series' standout improvements include:
  • High Usage Performance – With a cycle life of 1,000,000 cycles, the cobalt series is now suitable for all high-usage environments. This is a 700,000-cycle improvement from the previous 300,000-cycle life.
  • Side Load Release – A key feature of the cobalt series is its ability to unlock even under excessive sideload force. Now the cobalt series will unlock with 6,000N (1,350 lbf) of sideload force, a 5,000N improvement.
  • Quick Locking and Unlocking – Quick unlocking is critical, which is why the unlocking time has been improved 50% to less than 0.3 seconds. This is matched with a fast 1-second typical locking time.
  • Low-Cost Running – With any high-security product that is engaged and working 24/7, decreasing the power draw is another key improvement. Now with an initial powerup current of 0.75A@12VDC and a standby current of 40mA@12VDC, the cobalt series is the eco-friendly world leader lock.
BQT Solutions is the Access business segment of the AVA Group. Ava Group CEO, Mal Maginnis added, “Our highly-skilled development team has worked to ensure that the new Cobalt Series is the best of its kind. With several international exhibitions planned, we look forward to showcasing this revolutionary locking solution to both current and potential customers in the coming months.”


Cobalt Single – https://bqtsolutions.com/products/yd30s/ 
Cobalt Double -  https://bqtsolutions.com/products/yd30d/

About Ava Group
Ava Risk Group is a global leader in providing technologies and services to protect critical and high value assets and infrastructure. It operates three business segments – Detect, Access and Illumination.  The Detect segment manufactures and markets ‘smart’ fibre optic sensing systems for security and condition monitoring for a range of applications including perimeters, pipelines, conveyors, power cables and data networks. Access is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of high security biometric readers, security access control and electronic locking products. Illumination specialises in the development and manufacture of illuminators, ANPR cameras and perimeter detectors.  Ava Risk Group products and services are trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world.


For more information on BQT Solutions or the Launch of the New Cobalt Series, Please contact Amanda Sadler, BQT Marketing Executive. [email protected]

20th December 2023

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