According to Steve Spatig, Southco General Manager of Electronic Access Solutions, it's best to start by taking into account how your enclosure will most likely be accessed in your application. Electronic locks can customize access to enclosures, rooms and facilities based on a myriad of factors including users, time of day and the type of access that is desired once the lock or latch is open.
The simplest electronic locks are really electromagnets or solenoids and are quite limited when compared to say, motor-driven locks which, among many advantages, allow for more sophisticated access control overall such as LED signaling.
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|Southco's R4-Rotary Latches' compact design provides concealed operation, while tolerating misalignment on closing, engaging easily with low closing force, and latching firmly with a snug, secure fit.|