Thursday, 17 January 2013


Providing essential accessibility to a number of flats intended for temporary occupancy, UNION’s popular Codehandle also accounts for supplementary security options required given the high turnover of users. 

Forest Edge in Stoke-on-Trent is a privately-owned development, often providing temporary accommodation for tenants visiting or working in the local area.

UNION’s Codehandle has been installed by Architectural Ironmongers W.T.Lynn Ltd. to allow immediate access for new tenants – regardless of the time of day – and has been integrated with a key-operated nightlatch to provide additional security.

As well as the changeable user codes making the occupant handover process quicker and more efficient, UNION’s Codehandle adheres to the slick design principles adopted at the luxury development.

Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY, said:
“For the temporary occupants using the apartments, it is important that they can gain access without the inconvenience of exchanging keys – that’s where Codehandle comes in. The occupant is sent their flat number and code in advance of their stay, for immediate entry upon arrival.

“Keys are available inside the flat as an additional security measure. When they vacate the property, the keys are left inside, and the code can be changed by the administrator, ready for the next occupant. Codehandle simplifies the handover process for the building managers, eliminating the issue of accessibility, and accounting for additional security.”

Steve Lynn, of W.T.Lynn Ltd Architectural Ironmongers, said: 
“I’ve been very impressed with Codehandle’s ease of installation; with no wiring or cabling, we had them installed very quickly. I’m already looking at other potential projects that could certainly benefit from the Codehandle’s functionality.”

UNION Architectural Hardware supplies an extensive range of locks and architectural hardware used in many applications through professional locksmiths and ironmongers. UNION is part of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

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