FSH Fire & Security Hardware’s Innovative Locking Technology Wins ABC New Inventors
The Building Code of Australia insists on an unobstructed head height or clear doorway of 1980mm but doors with traditional electro magnetic locks installed often breach those regulations. The mechanical component of our MEM lock solves this problem.
Sydney, 29 July 2010 – Australian-owned electric locking manufacturer FSH Fire & Security Hardware today announced that its MEM Lock (Mechanical Electro Magnetic Lock) has won on the ABC’s prestigious New Inventors show (episode 16), and also scored the show’s People’s Choice Award. FSH is one of the exhibitors at Security 2010 Exhibition & Conference, being held at Darling Harbour, September 1 – 3.
FSH’s MEM Lock was recognised for its ‘outside the square’ approach to engineering that combines magnetic and mechanical design principles. The MEM lock has a rounded tongue built into the armature and a circular, ball-bearing latch built into the magnet. When brought together, they form an additional mechanical seal that provides a substantially higher holding force than traditional electro magnetic locking devices, without compromising its safety ratings.
Some of the features that impressed the New Inventors’ judges the most was its small size – the MEM Lock is 75% smaller and lighter then similar magnetic locks yet provides a more powerful holding force of up to 700kg. They also recognised the technology’s green credentials, as the MEM Lock’s current draw is 40% lower and the carbon foot print in manufacturing is 63% smaller than that of power-hungry traditional magnetic locks.
FSH’s Managing Director Trevor Mackle, who presented the MEM Lock on the New Inventors, commented: “We submitted our MEM Lock to the ABC about 12 month ago, and we’re honoured to be chosen from about 1,000 annual submissions to present on the show.”
He added: “The Building Code of Australia insists on an unobstructed head height or clear doorway of 1980mm but doors with traditional electro magnetic locks installed often breach those regulations. With their large size they tend to protrude into the door space. The mechanical component of our MEM lock enabled us to solve this problem by making security locking devices significantly smaller.”
The patented MEM Lock technology is at the heart of FSH’s new MEM2400EXT series of retail-loss-prevention locking devices with delayed egress function the company will present for the first time at Security 2010 Exhibition.
“We congratulate FSH to their outstanding effort of combining local product innovation and a savvy go-to-market strategy. Their recognition by New Inventors is testament to the calibre of exhibitors we’re expecting to this year’s event – both from Australia and overseas,” said Exhibition Manager, Adam Coverdale.
FSH’s MEM2400EXT series is designed for businesses where exit doors require egress delay functions as well as comprehensive monitoring, for example in retail, airports, hospitals and office buildings. Its early warning alarm functions (EW) detect, deter and record unauthorised exit attempts.
FHS already scooped a Highly Commended Award for its MEM Lock technology at the Engineering Excellence Awards organised by Engineering Australia late last year.
Security 2010 Exhibition & Conference is Australia’s leading security industry event covering the latest security products from around the world, including access control, biometrics, monitoring, alarms and physical security. Security 2010’s New Product Alley will showcase the latest award-winning security products and over 25 free expo seminars will be held on the show floor covering key industry issues and case studies. For more information and to register to attend for free, visit www.securityexpo.com.au
A summary of the Trevor Mackle’s presentation on ABC New Inventors can be found here: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2896274.htm
To download episode 16 of the New Inventors, please go to www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/video/video.htm
For more information about FSH’s MEM Lock, visit www.fshlocking.com.au
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