Making life easier for the disabled, elderly, and children /Global/Press-and-News/News/2011/TESA-DEC-lock-524x224.jpg IDASA, TESA’s engineering division, works on the correct application of fittings in high-traffic buildings. One area with higher activity rates is the health industry, and since TESA is frequently involved with hospitals, it has developed this new product in answer to the demand for easier openings from people with reduced mobility. The DEC lock is the result of actively listening to the customers and carefully examining similar, successful products in this area. The lock comes with a SENA handle and features a fixed knob on the front side. Braille stickers can be placed on this knob, with various messages (WC, exit, etc.). But the best news is that the lock doesn’t feature a door handle – instead, it comes with a roller that is easily blocked and unblocked by the internal handle. For sliding doors, a hook replaces the roller. In order to avoid problems, there is also an emergency opening function on the external side. The lock features a 60 backset and is available with a stainless finish. Since it has been designed for use in health-related or high-traffic environments, the lock comes with a bio-proof coating – a powerful biocide that neutralizes bacteria spreading and helps reduce infection spread in hospitals.