BQT Solutions launches fully-integrated Orca lock for “seamless” access control integration

BQT Solutions, the specialist in high security card and biometric readers and locks, has launched its Orca weatherproof lock which provides “industry-leading” strength, “unparalleled” environmental durability and “seamless” access control integration for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers and any other large door or entryway.

Matthew Nye-Hingston, CTO of BQT Solutions’s Locking Division, commented: “Orca is the ultimate weatherproof lock, providing the complete combination of strength, security and convenience in one solution. It encompasses the features found in premium electronic locks with the physical strength and function required to secure doors of any shape, whatever their size.”

The Orca lock is the latest generation of roller lock from BQT Solutions and builds on an impressive portfolio that includes the YG10 (winner of the SIA New Product Showcase Award in the Lock Systems and Secure Storage Containers category presented at ISC West 2018).

Orca’s ability to integrate into an access control system is “what elevates it well beyond anything else on the market”. Orca is fully-monitored and user-configurable, while also being impervious to weather or environmental challenges such that it may be deployed indoors or outdoors.

Key features of Orca

Orca’s key features include:

*High security performance: With a holding force in excess of 50,000 N, 18 mm-diameter stainless steel bolt pin and reinforced strike design, the Orca lock ensures the most sensitive sites remain protected from even the most vigorous methods of attack

*Fully-weatherproof: Key features such as an IP67-rated design and built-in heater enable the Orca to withstand extreme weather environments including hot and cold climates, marine and desert conditions

*Highly configurable: Orca can be adapted to suit a wide range of application requirements, with user-selectable fail safe/fail secure modes and three user-selectable control methods

*Complete monitoring: Orca can truly become a part of the access control system, with a range of output signals including bolt locked and unlocked position, door position and tamper detection

*Versatile installation: A symmetrical design means that Orca can be installed both horizontally and vertically, in turn affording greater flexibility to installers looking for optimum positioning

*Low cost running: With the heater disabled, Orca offers low current consumption, drawing as little as 30 mA in standby and only 300 mA in operation at 12 V DC

*Long-term reliability: A high quality low voltage motor is the key to Orca’s reliability, while stainless steel and wear-resistant plastic components ensure complete peace of mind for any security operator

Integrated security solutions

Nye-Hingston added: “Orca is the perfect heavy-duty monitored lock for any integrated security solution. Our highly-skilled team has worked hard to ensure that we’ve brought a product to market that we truly believe is the best of its kind. With several exhibitions lined up in the new year, we’re looking forward to showing more customers how Orca can secure their installations.”

An Ava Group company, BQT Solutions is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of high quality, high security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks and related electronic security products. The company provides a wide range of both off-the-shelf solutions and purpose-tailored systems.

Working with major system integrators, security consultants and end users, BQT Solutions develops tailored access control solutions to fulfil a range of access control requirements. From standalone units to fully-integrated enterprise solutions, BQT’s access control systems are designed to provide maximum security, maximum value and a migration path that meets both present and future needs.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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