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It’s likely you have read or heard stories in the news about hospital medical equipment being stolen; every year, the NHS reports theft of this nature. Thieves steal life-saving equipment, such as life-support machines worth thousands of pounds and sell it online to make money. Access control systems can provide a reliable means to help to prevent instances such as these.


Why use electric locks for store cupboards in medical facilities?

Hospitals are fast-paced, busy environments, and staff are stretched keeping tabs on patients, let alone equipment. Budget and time provide a challenge for medical facilities managers, but by implementing access control systems to areas in which expensive and, most importantly, critical medical equipment is stored can save the monetary loss that theft incurs.

What are the benefits of choosing magnetic door locks?

  • Doors will be quick to open by use of a key card or fob, which only authorised staff will have
  • It’s impossible for the doors to be forced open. Due to how magnetic locks work, there is a current running through them which increases the force that holds the door closed, enhancing security.
  • Electric locks are reliable and secure
  • Quick to install, reducing the cost of installation

Electric lock recommendations for hospitals and surgeries

Electric cabinet locks: Ideal for smaller cabinets and cupboards; these cupboard locks can be fitted on swing or sliding doors with a holding force up to 250kg.

Door fob entry systems: Ideal for ultimate door access control, choose who has access by giving them a door fob or key card. The ACT access control proximity reader can be connected to one door or connected to an 8-door configuration. If networked though a PC, 16 doors can be linked.



Keypad combination locks: A cost-effective solution to suit smaller budgets, and a reliable choice for a digital door lock. Set lock schedules and choose the combination. The Securefast digital lock is easy to use and available in a choice of finish.

To discuss your facility and for further advice of the most suitable locking system to prevent theft, contact one of our electric door lock experts on 01202 941050, via LiveChat or email. Don’t forget, there’s free delivery*, and if you order before 12pm it’s despatched same day!