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A locking arrangement comprising two independent locking mechanisms

A locking arrangement comprising two independent locking mechanisms
A locking arrangement comprising two independent locking mechanisms

A locking arrangement comprising an independent electrical locking mechanism 5 and an independent mechanical locking mechanism 1, operated by a single key 2. The electrically controlled mechanism 5 matches a code, received electronically from the key, to a code stored locally to the lock. The mechanically controlled lock is operated by a conventional bitted key. In use, the electronic part of the lock interrogates the key for its electronic code and if this is acceptable then the lock can be opened. The key 2 combines a conventional bitted key with a passive transponder circuit 4 such that the key appears to be substantially conventional in appearance. The control module 3 may be powered by means of batteries or by connection to the mains power supply. Keys may be programmed to activate the lock using a control box and either a master key containing a unique code or use of control buttons. The locking arrangement may also activate and deactivate a burglar alarm.

GB2380224
Harris, Nicholas Robert
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Beeby, Stephen Paul
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Tudor, Michael John
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White, Neil Maurice
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Harris, Nicholas Robert, Beeby, Stephen Paul, Tudor, Michael John and White, Neil Maurice (Inventors) (2003) A locking arrangement comprising two independent locking mechanisms. GB2380224.

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Abstract

A locking arrangement comprising an independent electrical locking mechanism 5 and an independent mechanical locking mechanism 1, operated by a single key 2. The electrically controlled mechanism 5 matches a code, received electronically from the key, to a code stored locally to the lock. The mechanically controlled lock is operated by a conventional bitted key. In use, the electronic part of the lock interrogates the key for its electronic code and if this is acceptable then the lock can be opened. The key 2 combines a conventional bitted key with a passive transponder circuit 4 such that the key appears to be substantially conventional in appearance. The control module 3 may be powered by means of batteries or by connection to the mains power supply. Keys may be programmed to activate the lock using a control box and either a master key containing a unique code or use of control buttons. The locking arrangement may also activate and deactivate a burglar alarm.

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Published date: 2 April 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 470159
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/470159
PURE UUID: da3a4407-2f55-41d3-a90d-fdd89801ba40
ORCID for Nicholas Robert Harris: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4122-2219
ORCID for Stephen Paul Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759
ORCID for Michael John Tudor: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1179-9455
ORCID for Neil Maurice White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2022 16:37
Last modified: 05 Oct 2022 01:34

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Inventor: Nicholas Robert Harris ORCID iD
Inventor: Stephen Paul Beeby ORCID iD
Inventor: Michael John Tudor ORCID iD
Inventor: Neil Maurice White ORCID iD

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