Multifunctional enclosures or cable distributor cabinets can be found on almost every street corner, serving the community by bringing telephone, internet and TV signals into nearby houses. These facilities are highly sensitive and have become a popular target for vandals for a multitude of reasons from senseless destruction to theft of copper wiring. EMKA has, therefore, included new cabinet hardware guidance on its website for the benefit of design and production engineers, linking to the most appropriate locks, handles, hinges and gasket products, to facilitate highly secure locking systems as protection for these sensitive units.
EMKA has, for many years, been developing products that satisfy the extraordinary demands for outdoor locking solutions. Products for highly resistant and weatherproof network and telecommunications cabinets must meet specific demands for outdoor applications. Therefore, the company's guide directs users to locking solutions and hinges with relevant temperature resistance, vandalism security – with resistance class RC2 DIN EN 1630 or with special graffiti protection. They also describe a wide range of locks and hinges for simpler installation areas in less exposed areas as well.
For opening and closing of the cabinets where electronic connectivity is required then guidance enables customers to select between networked electronic solutions incorporating remote monitoring and locking solutions with double profile half cylinder according to DIN EN 18252-BZ or DIN EN 1303 with attack resistance class 2 and drilling and pulling protection.