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February 5, 2023

AUCKLAND, Jan. 23 – BQT Solutions, a market leader in high-security card and biometric readers and locks, has launched its new versions of the world-leading misalignment and sideload release locks, the Cobalt Series.

Matthew Nye-Hingston, COO of BQT Solutions, commented, “The recent improvements made to the Cobalt series elevate these already unique locks to a point unmatched in the market. Increasing the motor life to reach a cycle count of over a million operations, dramatically improving the sideload release strength and decreasing unlocking and locking times are features that dictate the Cobalt locks are superior to all current competitors”.

The improved Cobalt series is a step above its existing counterpart, making the lock suitable for an even larger global audience. Along with its impressive strength and reliability specifications, the new Cobalt locks draw even less power than their previous versions, making them the most eco-friendly high pedestrian door lock in the BQT range.

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.

Matthew added, “The improved Cobalt series is perfect for all high-traffic environments. Our highly-skilled team in New Zealand has worked hard to ensure we bring a product to the market that we truly believe is the best of its kind. With several exhibitions lined up, we are looking forward to showing more customers how the Cobalt series 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 solutions.


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