WET AREA DIGITAL LOCKER LOCK REVIEWS

3781 Wet Area Combination Lock Hi Tech Lockers

Wet Area Digital Locker Locks are an important part of a pool, leisure centre, or any change room as the wrong decision can result in moisture damage or even worse, voided warranties.

Because of this, we decided to review the main locks that are promoted as wet area locks in Australia. Find out what's sales hype and what is the best wet area locker lock for your facility below!

This review is not funded by any lock manufacturer and this would be disclosed on any review. Trust is everything!

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3781
3781 Digital Combination Wet Area Lock
KL1000KL1000 Digital Combination Wet Area Lock
KL1200KL1200 Digital Combination Wet Area Lock
OCS TouchLockOCS Touch Lock Digital Combination Wet Area Lock
Test Results
BEST IN CLASS
OK
OK
OK
Approx. Cost Per Door
$136 AUD
$121 AUD
$199 AUD
$199 AUD
Recommended by Hi Tech Lockers
YES
NO
NO
NO
Overall Score
Ease of Operation (for users)
100%
95%
95%
95%
Ease of Programming (for administrator)
85%
85%
85%
90%
Water Resistance Score
100%
90%
90%
90%
Build Quality
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
HIGH
Button Responsiveness
EXCELLENT
GOOD
EXCELLENT
EXCELLENT
Battery Life
EXCELLENT
BELOW AVERAGE
GOOD
GOOD
Comments
Pros:
Best in class lock with the highest IP rating of IP65. Requires double entry of a new user code which prevents accidental lockout. Manual key override eliminates risk of electronic failure which could otherwise result in user lockout. Water resistance is a built in feature.
Cheaper than other options.
Stainless steel buttons provide a touch of class and added durability. Significantly better batter performance than it's counterpart, the KL1000.
Large, easy to use lock face with genuine touch technology which feels nice to the user. Reprogramming locks is faster than the compared models.
Cons:
None to speak of.
Lacks several features that are standard in the other options such as audible keypad and automatic unlock timer. Below average battery life. Water resistance is provided through the addition of a gasket only.
Water resistance is provided through the addition of a gasket only. IP rating of IP54 is the lowest out of the available options.
Slide bolt locks are less durable mechanisms than rotating cam locks. Requires a software package and master-key / programming wand to truly take advantage of the re-programmable options.
Features:
Public/Shared Mode
YES
YES
YES
YES
Private/Single User Mode
YES
YES
YES
YES
Battery Override
NO
YES
YES
YES
Manual Key Override
YES
NO
NO
NO
IP Rating
IP65
IP55
IP54
IP55
Estimated Battery Life
80,000 CYCLES
15,000 CYCLES
50,000 CYCLES
60,000 CYCLES
Battery Level Indicator
YES
NO
NO
YES
Low Battery Warning
YES
YES
YES
YES
Audible Keypad
YES
NO
YES
YES
Automatic Unlock Timer
YES
NO
YES
YES
User code
4 DIGIT
4 DIGIT
4 DIGIT
4, 5 OR 6 DIGIT
Master Code
8 DIGIT
8 DIGIT
8 DIGIT
8 DIGIT
Sub Master Code
YES
YES
YES
YES
Technician Code
YES
YES
YES
YES
Programming Method
ON KEYPAD, PER LOCK
ON KEYPAD, PER LOCK
ON KEYPAD, PER LOCK
VIA PROGRAMMING WIRELESS RECEIVER WAND AND SOFTWARE
Wireless Connectivity
NO
NO
NO
YES
Web Based Code Allocation Option
YES
YES
NO
NO
Specifications
Standard Colour Options
BLACK, WHITE, SILVER
BLACK OR SILVER GREY
SILVER GREY
BLACK OR WHITE
Dimensions (mm)
140H x 41W x 32.5D
132H x 32W x 30D
141H x 41W x 38D
107H x 75W x 22D
Manufacturer
Lowe and Fletcher
Code Locks
Code Locks
Omjar
Country of Manufacture
UK
China
China
Spain
Warranty
12 months
12 months
12 months
12 months
Batteries
2x AA
2x AAA
2x AAA
4x AA
Locking Mechanism
Rotating Cam
Rotating Cam
Rotating Cam
Slide Bolt

What is the IP Rating?

IP or "Ingress Protection" is a two-digit number established by the International Electro Technical Commission. It is used to provide an Ingress Protection rating to a piece of electronic equipment or to an enclosure for electronic equipment.

For example, if a lock has an IP Rating of IP65, It has total protection against dust ingress and is protected against low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP TABLE:

IP..First digit:
Ingress of solid objects
Second digit:
Ingress of liquids
0No protectionNo protection
1Protected against solid objects over 50mm e.g. hands, large tools.Protected against vertically falling drops of water or condensation.
2Protected against solid objects over 12.5mm e.g. hands, large tools.Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical.
3Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm e.g. wire, small tools.Protected against sprays of water from any direction, even if the case is disposed up to 60from vertical.
4Protected against solid objects over 1.0mm e.g. wires.Protected against splash water from any direction.
5Limited protection against dust ingress.
(no harmful deposit)
Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
6Totally protected against dust ingress.Protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
7N/AProtected against short periods of immersion in water.
8N/AProtected against long, durable periods of immersion in water.
9kN/AProtected against close-range high pressure, high temperature spray downs.

Source: https://www.mpl.ch/info/IPratings.html

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