Clover Systems Time Safe (Typical application)
This is a low cost bank of small safes or lockers which the public can rent for the secure storage of their possessions on a timed basis from one hour to a whole day. All the hire charges and the closing times are fully programmable by the operator.
The safes are locked and unlock electrically, thus avoiding the use of keys except for an emergency opening by the operator. Any number of safes up to a maximum of 96 per paypoint, can be specified.
The user gains access to his safe by keying in the 6-digit code the user chooses at the time of hiring. Keying of an invalid code causes an alarm to sound. A great advantage of Time Safe is that the user can return to the safe as often as he likes during the hire period, and extend the hire by additional payment. If the user returns late his safe is kept locked, and he can still gain access after paying for the excess period of hire.
The Time safe electronic controller fully automates the hiring, locking and revenue control of the lockers from a single paypoint. Consisting of a microprocessor unit with a liquid crystal display, heavy duty keypad, power supply and relay outputs to switch the electric door locks of the individual safes. Time Safe can be powered from the mains or by a battery rechargeable by a solar panel in external locations.
Time Safe can be specified with an industry standard multi-coin acceptor for any currency, or with a reader for magnetic stripe or smart cards. Time Safe is offered with a standard program, or with a multi-language capability and bespoke software at extra cost.
Time Safe maintains an audit of revenue on a daily, weekly and annual basis, and prepares statistics on usage for planning purposes.