Dortronics Offers New High Security Electric Key Switch

Taking the security capability of electric key switches one step further, Dortronics Systems, Inc., offers an optional high security cylinder for its 5240 Series Electric Key Switches. The new device, model 5241-K65-HS High Security Key Switch, is keyed per order and may only be duplicated with authorized customer approval. It is ideal for use by customers who need an extra measure of security without implementing an entirely new system. The concept for the 5241-K65-HS High Security Key Switch resulted from one of the custom orders frequently fulfilled by Dortronics.

"Our new high security key switch option offers an additional level of protection in maintaining the integrity of a restricted area because they keys cannot be readily duplicated," said John FitzPatrick, Vice President, Dortronics Systems, Inc. "It's a versatile and cost-effective solution for both the installer and the customer."

The 5241-K65-HS High Security Key Switch is available in a variety of models, including two gang and one gang plates for flush wall or surface box mounting and narrow plate for hollow metal or aluminum door frames. Key operation comes standard as one position, key removable, with SPDT K65 contact output.

Available options include a push button with SPDT P-15 or DPDT P-25 contact outputs, and an LED option with choice of bicolor and pushbutton features.

The switch contacts are rated for 3 amps at 115VAC or 28VDC and the LED is rated at .02 amps at 24VDC.

Installed 5240 Series Electric Key Switches, designed to restrict the use of electrically operated entrance control systems, alarms, electric locks and other devices to key carrying personnel, can be retrofitted with the new restricted keyway.

Dortronics' flexible and state of the art manufacturing capabilities make it possible for the company to offer the high security key switch in the variety of options, as well as with custom engraved graphics on the brushed stainless steel plates.