Electronic Access Solutions

Southco's Electronic Access Solutions (EAS) combine our proven engineered mechanical locks and latches with electronic actuation for the ultimate in remote controlled and monitored access solutions.

New Compact Actuator Enables Electronic Actuation of Mechanical Latches

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator offers an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches.

When connected to an electronic access control device, the AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator can be used to actuate a mechanical latch to remotely open or unlock a door or panel. With its small profile design and efficient gear motor operation, the AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator is ideal for concealed applications where physical space constraints are a challenge.

The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator can be easily paired with Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series or any other comparable mechanism to provide electronic access control in limited space applications.

To learn more about Southco’s line of electronic actuators and access controllers, visit our Resource Center Electronic Access Solutions page.

RFID Access Controller Simplifies Electronic Access Control Set Up

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with an access controller that simplifies the integration of keyless access into equipment level applications. Southco’s EA-P3 High Frequency RFID Access Controller facilitates electronic credential management without having to connect to a network, or install additional hardware or software.

Bluetooth Controller Allows Smartphones To Be Used As Keys

Southco has recently expanded its line of Electronic Access Solutions with an access controller that allows Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to be used as a key. Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Lock Controller provides a breakthrough, disruptive technology for remotely controlling and monitoring physical access wirelessly, without

New Height Adjustable, Vertically Articulating Arms

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with two new versions that allow the height of a monitor or display to be precisely adjusted according to end user preferences. The expanded AV-D32 Series includes a vertically articulating Tilt, Swivel and Swing Mount (V Series) and Dual Extension Mount (W Series) designed with Southco integrated Positi

Shutter Cam Latch Prevents Accidental Opening and Keeps Dust Out

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new latch designed to prevent accidental opening. The drop bushing feature of the E5 Shutter Cam Latch adds additional security by preventing the cam from rotating open in high vibration applications. The E5 Shutter Cam Latch is designed with a spring loaded bushing that covers the driver rece

Heavy Duty Display Mounts Support Larger Displays

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new heavy duty models that provide robust functionality and design flexibility to accommodate larger, heavier displays. The D40 Series includes a Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Arm (A Series) and a Dual Extension Arm (D Series) designed with Southco integrated Position

Engineering Article Round Up

In case you missed it, we would like to share a few recent articles by Southco thought leaders that showcase our diverse engineering and technology expertise. Check out the following stories our Engineering Article Roundup to learn more about the latest technologies and application design solutions. How to Tailor Electronic Locks to Your Applicati

All Plastic Cam Latch Resists Corrosion

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new, plastic version. The redesigned plastic E5 Cam Latch features an all plastic design that meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, making it ideal for use in highly corrosive environments. The plastic E5 provides corrosion resistance and non-conductive latching for

Restyled Detent Hinge Offers Increased Corrosion Resistance

Southco has refreshed its successful Southco C6 Detent Hinge series with an improved design that provides increased corrosion resistance for applications requiring doors and panels to be held securely at predetermined angles. Constructed of robust plastic and stainless steel, the new C6 Detent Hinge features contemporary styling and enhanced functionality wi

New Electronic Lock Provides Simplified Electronic Operation

Southco’s new R4-EM 8 Series Electronic Rotary Lock combines the efficient and robust performance of a rotary latch mechanism with simplified DC motor actuation. Flexible, concealed installation provides vandal-resistance and accommodates a variety of cabinet designs. The R4-EM 8 Series is available with or without an extended housing option to accommo