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September 27, 2021
When you’re looking after one of nature’s largest land mammals, ensuring their enclosures are safe for them, their caretakers, and the public is important business.

So, when an Australian zoo was designing a new, secure elephant enclosure, they needed a lock they could trust to work continuously through rain, hail or shine to ensure these gentle giants are safe and secure; the YG80 was the obvious choice.


But what made the YG80 the perfect lock for the elephant enclosure?

Its versatility and ability to work in all kinds of environments. Our YG80 lock is reliable inside and out, in the 40°C summer heat and the worst storms during winter. With the dust and dirt floating about in the enclosure, the YG80 with its IP67 rating, is reliable in all situations.

The strength of the YG80 needed to match the size of the gates, and although the YG80 is a ‘small’ lock in comparison to an elephant enclosure, it packs a punch when it comes to the holding force ensuring a safe environment for all.  

Its ability to integrate into the access control system and offer feedback to the keepers about the gate and bolt pin positions – whether it’s in place or not and whether it’s secured or not. Integration is essential for many high-stake locks and as a result, this confirmation allows for peace of mind that the elephants and visitors to the zoo are safe and secure.

The YG80 is ideal for many situations and challenging jobs, we say around the office that the YG80 is ideal for ‘securing any and all large openings’. While an elephant enclosure wasn’t an application we pictured when the lock was designed, it is a perfect example of fulfilling this belief.

The YG80 lock is the most advanced BQT Solutions all-weather lock to date. The lock is suited for indoor and outdoor environments, providing solutions for roller door locking applications, large doors and gates, and yes, even elephant enclosures. So, if you are looking for a reliable all-weather lock, the YG80 is the best solution.

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.
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