Case Study

access control product design
A simple, reliable access control product design for Paxton’s RFID door handles
Paxton Access – one of the leading access control companies in the world have trusted us since 2010 to be their first choice agency for technical product design.


An elegant solution delivered to a pressing problem.

With no springs, levers, pins or ball bearings this is a durable, no-maintenance solution.

Our simple, reliable RFID door handle includes the networked power of Net2 in its confined space.

Easy to assemble in small batch or large production runs.

the brief

A classic Monopoly situation: Paxton’s internal team had gone around the houses so often that they needed some help finding a solution.

What they wanted was clear enough: to offer hotel installers a door handle that allows the powerful technology of Net2 and RFID to control access.

Reliability was critical as was designing something that would look elegant on the outside and be able to work within the confined inside space. And, as ever, manufacturing and supply chain considerations also needed addressing.


No springs, no levers, no pins, and no ball bearings make this a simple to assemble and easy to install solution to provide the power of Net2 in each elegant door handle.

the result

Paxton now have a market-leading, robust and reliable product with their Net2 PaxLock. Suitable for manufacture in small or long runs, the solution has proved successful with installers for many large hotel chains.

It has been very productive to work with DP. They brought back to life an important project that we had almost given up on. They were able to come on board and inject some fresh and different thinking, solving a problem that we labeled too difficult. As a result, we now have a great product with a very positive future ahead of it.

They worked collaboratively and closely with our internal design team’s ideas and concepts focused on the best end result and provided incredible value.

I would certainly recommend D+P to any company that is developing new products or needs product design services. Great work guys, thank you!

Paul Rawlinson, Quality Director, Paxton Group

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