Doric launches EPEC Cylinder – turning doors digitally with ease

16/04/2021

Innovators of door and window hardware, Doric, introduced the new EPEC Electronic Pin Euro Cylinder (EPEC) door lock to the marketplace, delivering multi-user PIN code functionality and management for Euro Cylinder lock bodies.

Providing doors with a smarter look, the EPEC quickly and easily replaces traditional fixed or floating cam key lock Euro cylinders with a digital key and turn operation, all while retaining the existing lock body and handle.

While most digital-key entry locks are only a single handle body lock option, EPEC is designed to fit the existing Euro cylinder profile and provide a greater choice of designs in handle furniture and lock bodies.

The EPEC allows users to create and manage up to two groups and a total of 12 unique pin codes, with one significant advantages of the system being that lost keys will be a thing of the past.

Another role of the unique programming function is the ability to add temporary codes for tradespeople and visitors.

Completely keyless, users simply enter a six-digit pin code, which acts as a digital key, allowing the door to lock and unlock.

Intuitive multi-oriented programming means that the pin pad always positions the numeral one at the top left pin location, thanks to an internal orientation sensor.

This design feature also means that the different keys on the pad wear evenly over time.

EPEC’s battery life is good for three to five years of use and 9,000 operations, with the single CR2 battery able to be quickly swapped over.

At the heart of the development of EPEC is Doric’s stringent testing program, ensuring the long service life of the products.

This program included cycle testing, battery life cycle testing, ingress protection testing (IP55 – rating against rain, hail, snow and dust), penetration testing, salt bath testing, ultimate testing and software testing.

The design features Stainless Steel 316 Actuators and Anti Drill Plate for tamper protection, while other components are made from extruded and machined brass and diecast zinc, EPEC also secures against software attacks to the highest standards.

Available in 62 millimetre and 70 millimetres cylinder body sizes, EPEC can be used on front and rear entry doors, French hinged doors, sliding doors, hinged doors and security doors, and is compatible with Doric hardware items such as the DS2400 Mortice Lock, DS1400, DS1500 and DS1600 Hinged Door Locks, as well as the DS2075 Hinged Barrier Door Lock, and the DS2220 Sliding Barrier Door Lock.

Styled to suit these different installations, the EPEC is available in satin black and satin chrome silver, with the package coming complete with an easy to follow, step-by-step installation guide.

Also contained with the product are programming instructions for the system, which are all completed via the keypad, with no computer connection required.

The instructions walk users through the process of adding new PINs, erasing a user PIN, changing the master PIN (which will initially be carried out once the lock is installed), erasing one of the two groups of PINs (for example, resetting six temporary PINs at once), as well as how to activate snib mode, and turning the beep function on and off.

Further details on EPEC and the entire Doric range of window and door hardware products are available on the new-look Doric website, with online sales also now available via www.doric.com.au.