With the SlimStone keypad, Locinox is taking its first steps in the outdoor electronic access control industry. As one of the trendsetting players in the fencing business, the strategy to develop a high quality keypad is actually a very logical one, as explained by Lieven Pieters, Sales & Marketing Director at Locinox.
“With the SlimStone keypad, Locinox emphasizes more than ever to be a supplier of total concepts for the gate and fencing industry. This way, we offer a total solution to the manufacturers and installers : Locinox becomes the one-stop-shop for required accessories which are necessary to operate a gate.”
“A few months ago we launched the Modulec-SA Kit. This kit consists of the premium surface mounted electric Modulec keep, the SlimStone keypad and the power supply. This way, the installer orders very quickly everything he needs to turn a regular gate in an extra safe environment where intruders are kept out.” explains Lieven Pieters.
Quality is one of the most important focus points from Locinox. Lieven Pieters : “We are renowned for our high quality and good looking products. With the SlimStone keypad, this is no different. I think it’s vital our installers have a worry-free installation and our end clients can fully rely on its many functionalities. Even after many years of use. That’s why we put quality and ease of installation in the first place during the development process. In the end, we are all winners. Not only the client will be happy but we as Locinox hardly get any complaints or callbacks. That gives peace of mind to anyone.”
“When we say SlimStone is weatherproof, we really mean it. Thanks to the 100% resin encapsulated housing, water nor dust can ever harm its functioning. SlimStone is perfectly weatherproof, whatever the circumstances! We actually exceed by far the IP68 rating since we have entirely submerged the SlimStone for a period of 70 days, and it is still working flawlessly. Did you know the integrated Smart Heating System allows a frost-free use, which is excellent for the arctic regions where temperatures drop well below zero?”
“We are not launching an innovation without having it fully tested. In SlimStone’s case, this resulted in a few remarkable tests. We tested the buttons on more than 2 million pushes by emphasizing its durability. For example : if you use the SlimStone 4 times a day, your SlimStone keypad will be your closest ally during 342 years. Even if you use it 20 times a day, you are enjoying a perfect use for 68 years.” continues Lieven Pieters.
HYPERFAST INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
“The installer is able to install and configure the SlimStone keypad very easily. That’s why we developed highly detailed step-by-step installation and configuration videos which guarantee a swift and perfect installation. This is in line with our philosophy to be by our clients side all along the way. Also thanks to the Quick-Fix system, the SlimStone keypad is attached very tight to the gate post.”
VANDAL-PROOF YET ELEGANT DESIGN
In the first place, the SlimStone keypad has to work correctly but has to look good as well. Lieven Pieters : “The SlimStone is made of a powder coated aluminium housing with a brushed stainless steel keypad and push buttons which have been lasered. Even after years of use, these buttons won’t show any wear and tear, providing extra security and comfort. The textured lacquer is scratch proof, even after many years of use. We claim this since the SlimStone keypad has endured a 1.000h salt spray test. Since the housing itself is vandal-proof as well, you are sure no one unwanted will be able to enter.”
The adjustable integrated white LED-lights allow a safe and efficient operation during the night or in case of bad weather. And as a nice extra, the energy use is kept very low – which is a plus on the energy bill.
The SlimStone is the first yet highly convincing step by Locinox in the outdoor access control industry. But there is more to come. Lieven Pieters : “Right now, we are developing a keypad with Bluetooth technology allowing automatic access thanks to your smartphone. And we are looking even further than that, a keypad connected to the internet is in development as well.”