A simple ASSA ABLOY locking handle gives clinic patients peace of mind

  • 14 Jul 2022

When one medical clinic in Belgium extended their premises, they looked for modern, hassle-free door security to protect the practice and its team of five doctors and administrative staff. Alongside security and convenience, the major issue Dermatologie Nijlen wanted to address was patient privacy. ASSA ABLOY had the answers to all these queries…

Dr Nele Cattaert, dermatologist co-founder of Dermatologie Nijlen, comments: “What we do most is to examine patients from top to toe. They need to take all their clothes off.

“You see them watch the door and wonder whether anyone could barge in.”

Practice managers searched for convenient door locking to help their patients feel comfortable during a consultation. This locking would ensure practice rooms were secure and separated from public areas. They also targeted a keyless solution: They did not want anyone on the team wasting time carrying or keeping track of traditional keys.


An elegant door handle with inbuilt digital PIN functionality

On the suggestion of the builder who carried out the refit, Dermatologie Nijlen chose Code Handle Door locks to secure their practice rooms. These digital locks enable the business to keep consultation rooms private with simple, keyless locking. Patients have reassurance.

Practice rooms are unlockable with individual four- to six-digit PINs via a PINpad integrated with the door handle. Admin staff can issue up to nine different user PINs per lock; PINs are cancellable or changeable at anytime. Code Handle makes this modern, digital security easy.

Dr Cattaert adds: “The main benefit to us was that the patient could feel at ease. That patients did not get the impression that someone could come in at any time.”

The easy way for small organisations to forget about keys

This convenient security has been achieved without the complication or expense of wiring or software.

Installing a Code Handle Door Lock on almost any interior door is straightforward: It requires just two screws. The standard mechanical cylinder remains in place, with just a change of handle.

Dr Cattaert continues: “In addition, it is a beautiful handle. I did not know that a solution could be so small and compact. It doesn’t really stand out. Although patients frequently notice it, saying: Oh, it is a special lock, isn’t it, doctor?”

To learn more about the Code Handle® Door digital lock, download a brochure at

Contact ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA Digital and Access Solutions

Dukes Court/Dukes Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

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