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Electric locks offer the user more flexibility and convenience than that of mechanical locks. Various methods can be used to control an electric lock which can eliminate the need for carrying keys. Remote unlocking of a door, logging door users and times of entrance / exit are all possible. Additionally the Magna range of locks are strong meaning security will not be compromised in fact in most cases it will be increased.

When a lock is referred to as ‘Power to Lock’ it simply means applying power to it will cause it to lock. If it is referred to as ‘Power to Open’ then it will unlock when power is applied. There are several names to describe a locks configuration;

  • Power to Lock = PTL = Fail Safe = Fail Unlocked.
  • Power to Open = PTO = Fail Secure = Fail Locked.

Additionally some locks like the YNOTLOC YC20 don’t change state when power is removed and they are referred to as Fail Maintained.

Low voltage electro-mechanical locks deigned to secure pedestrian doors in commercial and residential applications. There are two motor driven options in the range, the YD30 and the YD30M with the remaining locks being solenoid operated.

Remove the need to carry keys, allow or prevent access remotely or log door traffic. Secure glass doors effectively while maintaining a ‘clean’ look.

A lock is typically mounted inside or onto the door frame and a strike mounted in or on the door edge. Closing the door will activate the lock and it will automatically push the lock pin out to engage with the strike and secure the door. Unlocking is achieved by sending the lock a signal from an entry or exit device (RFID, keypad, pushbutton, etc) which can be connected directly to the lock or via an access control system.

Vertical or horizontal installation on single or double acting doors. They need to be kept away from wet environments and for this reason mounting in the floor and locking into a strike in the bottom of the door is not recommended.

The quality, reliability and feature set make the locks stand out from the competitors. ABS plastic components and stainless steel parts and fasteners are used throughout the locks and they are finished to the highest standards. Door and bolt position monitors, integrated access control, mechanical deadbolting and low current consumption are all standard features of a lock in this range.

Yes, all the locks in the door lock range can withstand a force of at least 10000N and use stainless steel pins firing into stainless steel strikes to achieve locking.

All locks operate on 12 - 24VDC and typically use between 1 - 2A in operation and only milliamps in standby mode.

  • YD25 - Perfect for narrow doors and door frames.
  • YD25K - The convenience of electric locking with the option of manual control.
  • YD25L - Swing through doors with minor alignment problems.
  • YD30 - For a swing through (180°) door with significant alignment problems and / or a door that has excessive pre-load on it but will still unlock when requested.
  • YD30M - For a single acting (90°) door with significant alignment problems and / or a door that has excessive pre-load on it but will still unlock when requested.
  • YD38 - When extra security is needed and wider doors and door frames are utilized.
  • YD38L - Large swing through doors with minor alignment problems.

The YR10 is a low voltage motor driven lock suited for securing roller shutters and doors.

To get the convenience and security of electric locking without compromising on strength. Allow or prevent access remotely and log door traffic. Automatically secure the door to ensure the buildings integrity is always maintained.

A lock is mounted inside the building on the floor or wall next to the door. A strike is secured to the door and aligns with the lock when the door is closed. In common operation simply closing the door will activate the lock and it will automatically push the lock pin out to engage with the strike and secure the door. Unlocking is achieved by sending the lock a signal from an entry or exit device (keypad, push button, biometric reader, etc) which can be connected directly to the lock or via an access control system.

There is limited competition for the YR10 with the main options being mechanical locks. The advantage of using an electric lock is the ability for it to lock itself and the ability to log when a door has been used.

The YR10 is designed for indoor use and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. It can cope with occasional water splashes.

The YR10 uses power as it locks and unlocks. When operating on 12VDC the lock will use less than 300mA in activation. After it has completed its locking / unlocking action the YR10 goes into a standby mode to reduce power usage. Less than 15mA is used in this standby state.

The YR10 is made to be not only the single lock on a door but also stronger than most other locks available. It can withstand a force of 30,000N and uses a stainless steel dead-bolted pin to achieve locking.

The YG10 is a low voltage motor driven lock suited for securing vehicle and pedestrian gates. It has a rating of IP65 so is suitable for outdoor use in unprotected environments.

To get the convenience and security of electric locking without compromising on strength. The YG10 will allow or prevent access remotely and automatically secure the gate once closed if desired.

A lock is mounted on the fence post next to the gate. A strike is secured to the gate and aligns with the lock when the gate is closed. In common operation simply closing the gate will activate the lock and it will automatically drive the lock pin out to engage with the strike and secure the gate. Unlocking is achieved by sending the lock a signal from an entry or exit device (keypad, push button, remote, etc) which can be connected directly to the lock or via an access control system.

The strength and functions that the YG10 offer make it a standout in its category. An extremely high rated holding force of 30,000N, door monitor and bolt locked and separate unlocked monitor and varied voltage input are standard features.

The YG10 is designed for outdoor use and can be mounted horizontally or vertically locking down.

The YG10 uses power as it locks and unlocks. When operating on 12VDC the lock will use less than 300mA in activation. After it has completed its locking / unlocking action the YG10 goes into a standby mode to reduce power usage. Less than 15mA is used in this standby state.

A low voltage electro-magnetic cabinet lock for securing cupboards and drawers.

Pre-made packs that provide all the components to lock multiple cabinets.

To provide a safe environment and prevent unnecessary injuries of children in potentially dangerous areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, garages. To limit access to cabinets in work places, retail stores, educational facilities, and leisure centres. To secure documents or valuables.

A lock is mounted inside the cabinet, a strike secured to the door or drawer, a transformer supplies the power and a switch releases the lock. As the cupboard or drawer is closed, the strike automatically engages with the lock and the cabinet is secured. Unlocking is achieved by activating the hidden switch using a supplied magnetic wand. Each door or drawer that requires securing has its own lock but only one transformer is needed to supply power to all the locks.

It is cost effective, aesthetic and easy to use and install.

  • The ability to secures both drawers and cupboards without external fittings or damage, positioning locks at the backs of drawers to avoid compromising space or appearance.
  • The strength to prevent unwanted entry.
  • Automatic relocking.
  • The ability to engage or disengage locks in one easy step, for example when visiting grandchildren arrive or leave.
  • Home automation or access control system integration.

Any environment where there is need to secure cupboards and drawers.

With no drilling and ready made wires supplied, installation is easy; all you need is a screwdriver. An installation aid is provided with each lock so no measuring is required to get the exact location of the strike, and the wires simply plug in.

Unlike other products on the market that require you to lock manually, the YC10 has a ‘slam’ feature which means simply closing the door will secure it.

Other products on the market, such as the hook and lever and external zip locks, can be bypassed by clever toddlers. The YC10 locks are strong enough to prevent forced entry so assuming the magnet wand is kept out of reach of children, they cannot be easily breached.

The YC10 features an over-ride mechanism on the strike and by simply sliding it into position the drawer or cupboard will remain unlocked.

The YC10 is powered by a 12VDC transformer, however power usage is minimal as the locks only draw power when the magnetic wand is used. Up to 30 locks can be powered from a single transformer and having a YC10 System installed will not make any noticeable difference to a power bill.

The YC10 locks are fail safe meaning if the power goes off the cupboards and drawers remain locked.

A low voltage electromechanical lock designed for securing cupboards and drawers in vehicles and in places where a battery is the preferred means of power.

To prevent cabinets opening while the vehicle is moving but also to make it easier and quicker to unlock and lock every cabinet. To remove the need to physically lock each individual cabinet, simply use one switch.

A lock is mounted inside the cabinet, a strike secured to the door or drawer, a battery supplies power to the lock via a switch. Multiple locks can be connected in parallel to the same battery. In a vehicle the power would come from the vehicles battery and in a home or workplace installation a 12VDC SLA battery would be used. Control of the locks is done via the switch where one position locks the locks and the other position unlocks them all. The switch can be wired to control all locks at once or individual switches can be installed for individual control of selected locks.

One button access to all secured doors and drawers.

  • Central or individual control of all secured cupboards and drawers.
  • The ability to secure both drawers and cupboards without external fittings or damage, positioning locks at the backs of drawers to avoid compromising space or appearance.
  • The strength to ensure the cabinets stay closed.
  • The lock and strike are mounted to the internal surface of the cabinets eliminating the need to drill holes.

The YC20 is designed for use in any vehicle and has undergone a 96 hour Salt Spray Test to ensure its suitability for boats. Additionally the YC20 can be used anywhere that cupboards and drawers need securing and because it uses so little power it is the perfect solution where battery locks are needed.

The patented technology inside the YC20 means the locks do use power, but only a very small amount. As the lock is moving from locked to unlocked or vice versa it is using power, but this only lasts for a few hundred milliseconds. Once the lock is in the locked or unlocked position the power is removed completely and there is zero load on the battery.

Once the battery is flat there can be no change made to the locks position, whether they are locked or unlocked. If the cabinets are secured, the battery will need to be re-charged before they can opened.

The limit to the number of YC20 locks that can be installed is the current rating of the switch that is being used, and the wire size used to join the locks, switch and battery together. In general using a 10 Amp switch with the correct wire, will allow 30 locks to be installed.