In the past, the only performance index for locks was security.
This meant the manufacturer’s job was considered finished once lock
and key had been made and sold. However, the field of key-making has
its own administrative issues, including as malfunction, loss, and changing
the locks on rental properties. To that end, we thought what was necessary
was a key designed for administrative needs. A cardkey system based in the mindset
and expertise of a real estate company: that’s Sherlock.
Sherlock’s cardkey systems come loaded with a mechanism
that can provide lasting service, such as responding to
secondary claims, keeping running costs down, and more.
Precisely because of its expertise in the real estate industry,
Sherlock provides systems built with an eye not only towards
resident security, but also to be easy for anyone to use,
and even to provide risk control for managers and proprietors.
To Sherlock, our product isn’t just our key systems, but also
product safety and the trust relationship between our company
and our clients. We believe that this is how true peace of mind
can be achieved. To that end, Sherlock wants to work
enthusiastically alongside all of you. Our dream is to make it
so that as many people as possible enjoy worry-free lives.
Four elements must be protected: life, property, home, and
owners’ interests. Based on these elements and on our motto of
fairness, justice, openness and neutrality, we’ll continue to
spread peace of mind.
Japan has seen hardship from earthquakes
and tsunami since time immemorial.
Since eliminating this risk was impossible,
we concentrated our intelligence on controlling it,
minimizing damage and hastening recovery.
This is why Sherlock is particular about using
a fusion of IC and analog:
to control the risk of locks not opening due to
power outages, we use integrated
circuits where necessary,
and analog where analog is sufficient.
The people of Japan continue to live through devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Although this risk cannot be eliminated, an effective response can be prepared. Factors can be controlledto minimize risk.
Electricity and magnetism are not used. Operable even during power outages Operable even when exposed to rain outdoors.Cannot be used for anything but their intended purpose.
There are 4.3 billion cardkey patterns.
The cardkey settings can only be changed by replacing the internal card.
Upon losing the cardkey, or if you simply feel anxious,You can change the settings on your cardkey.
You can take your own measures to protect yourself.
Devised with a view to future changes
Cardkeys can be set differently from the main entrance for rooms where cleaning staff are not to enter.For room sharing situations, you can freely separate personal and shared spaces.It is a low-cost solution when moving or for expected changes in cardkey settings.
Dual functionality in one cardkey
Analog lock for public spaces
Cardkeys of multiple authorization patterns can be configured for public spaces.Entrances for apartment blocks can be grouped on Cardkeys.
Cardkeys can be used repeatedly.
Cardkey material is recyclable.
If burned, they do not emit acrid smoke.
Cardkeys are durable and long lasting.
Sherlock’s cardkey system has been given a new,
compact shape for residential use, based on the key mechanism of
hotels on luxury passenger liners. In addition to entry locks, our lineup
includes automatic locks, mailboxes, home-delivery boxes,
and other products. Using the system we provide,
all these products can be linked to work with a single cardkey.
IC for places where personal history management is
needed. Analog for places where you only want to restrict
accessibility. We create office security from economy
and the perspective of risk control. In addition,
we offer simple cabinet locks, partition locks,
and more: products that let you install the
necessary security where you need it.Both IC and
analog systems link with just one cardkey.
You can’t bring metals or IC keys into hospital MRI rooms.
Patients’ clothes and valuables are stored in lockers,
but if the locker keys are metal or IC cards, the patient can’t take
that key into the exam room. Small plastic cardkeys pose
no problem, and, most importantly, being able to keep the key
with them helps patients feel more secure.
Safety isn’t all that’s required of keys. During construction and
similar activities, multiple facilities are often scattered across a wide
area, and managing keys becomes complicated. Such situations
call for highly useful, easily managed keys. In addition, in many
cases, the keys will be used outdoors and must be able to
handle wind and rain. Sherlock displays its strengths in
facility keys as well, through flexible key
plans and its response when keys are lost.
It isn’t just Japan: countries around the world are working to establish
recycling societies. Sherlock is implementing several initiatives
with an eye to environmental preservation, including the manufacture
and sale of analog locks that don’t use electricity; adopting easy
lock-changing systems and simple structures for the keys themselves to
facilitate long, worry-free use; cardkey retrieval and recycling;
and using packaging material made from recycled paper.
Giving shape to ideas: that’s the eco-security mindset.
Sherlock’s cardkeys are made of either polypropylene or PET-G resin.
Polypropylene, a very common plastic, has no chlorine in its makeup;
as a result, it can be burned without releasing poisonous gases
and it’s quite easy to recycle. Pet-G resin doesn’t release chlorine
or hydrogen chloride when incinerated. Both materials are easy
on the environment.
Sherlock’s mission is to make it so that as many people
as possible enjoy worry-free lives, and to spread that peace of mind
to society at large. For that reason, we envision a future in which
cardkeys are used in every facet of daily life. We’ll improve
these cards until they can be used as front door keys, car keys,
electronic money for train and bus fares, employee ID cards,
and even tomake credit card payments.
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