Lathem introduces new proximity badge door lock

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 -- Lathem, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of time, labor and security products for small business, today announced the launch of the LX100 Proximity Badge Door Lock. The LX100 is an economical, easy-to-use and keyless proximity badge door lock for interior access control, with a suggested retail price of $225.

In today's economic climate, small business owners are looking for a cost-effective way to keep their facilities secure and control which employees have authorized access to rooms or areas of a building. The LX100 is an ideal solution. Benefits include door access control for up to 120 users with credit card size proximity badges or optional keychain fobs, simple user-installation on most existing interior doors, and stand-alone, battery-powered operation that doesn't require a computer or external device to program or operate. It eliminates locksmith costs and the hassles of re-keying, and badges can be assigned to additional locks for multi-door control.

Companies already using Lathem's popular PC50 proximity time clock system (sold nationwide in all Staples and Office Depot retail stores) can program their existing employee badges for the LX100.

Using radio frequency technology, the LX100 instantly identifies proximity badges and keychain fobs to grant employees access. With four AA alkaline batteries, it operates for one year, or 4,000 uses depending on the door's traffic. Additionally, it uses LED and audio tone alerts to signal whether a badge is authorized.

"Small businesses have the same concerns about workplace security as most large corporations," said Lance Whipple, Lathem's vice president of sales and marketing. "The LX100 is revolutionary because its user installable design retrofits most standard interior doors. Now any size company can have big business security at a small business price."

"I was looking for an affordable system to keep my storage area secure," said Joseph Lamanna of Brainard Rivet Company in Girard, OH, a beta test site for the new LX100. "The lock is extremely cost-effective compared to other systems on the market and the quality is outstanding. Lathem continues to excel in designing affordable, high-quality products for small businesses."

The LX100 Proximity Door Lock will be sold through a worldwide network of Lathem authorized office products dealers, as well as several large national office product retailers. It comes in two models (to fit right & left hand doors). Detailed product information can be found on Lathem's website at