The security industry has been transitioning into wireless for decades. The earliest wireless devices were remote controls for garage openers. Then burglar and fire alarms went wireless. This was a major milestone. With the age of personal computing evolving at full throttle, Wi-Fi then...
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Are they scalable?
Yes. From controlling access via a single opening in an office to managing thousands of openings across a college campus, Schlage’s approach to wireless solutions provides unlimited scalability. Users can utilize Schlage wireless solutions to retrofit into virtually any system. Further, a facility can mix wired and wireless openings in the same system and manage them all with a single database.
What is the nature of the software interface?
Schlage bright blue and Schlage SMS can manage Schlage Wireless Locks, VIP locks, and credential readers. Schlage also has a number of business partners that have incorporated an interface to Schlage wireless into their access solutions, making it even easier to incorporate wireless solutions into facilities using their access control software.
These partners include: Interflex, CBORD, Blackboard, Lenel, NexWatch (Honeywell), Galaxy Controls, InfoGraphics (GE), Apollo, Delta Controls, Heartland Campus, Pacom, and Maxcess. In addition, Schlage wireless products are designed to be open architecture products. As such, they can be easily interfaced into virtually any access control software on the market today.
What hardware/software is required to deploy your wireless product?
In addition to the selected access control system and associated access control panel, a wireless lock and panel interface module is required to deploy Schlage wireless solutions. We also have wireless test kits available to enable integrators to test signal strength and system design prior to installation. For longer distance applications, we have several antenna options available to increase signal distance.
Upon what technology are they based?
Schlage’s wireless locks are based upon the leading, proven mechanical locking platform of Schlage.
David Saltzman, marketing & events coordinator Napco Security Systems, was interviewed about Alarm Lock’s new wireless products.
What are your wireless access control offerings?
In 2009, we are introducing two products initially: cylindrical models DL6100 PIN Code and PDL6100 PIN/Prox version, with three different Gateways to communicate to our locks - WiFi, POE and Ethernet with AC adapter and DL Windows software.
What differentiates your product from your competitors?
Our wireless systems will be compatible with our DL Windows software and backward-compatible with existing Trilogy locks installed at a customer’s facility. The new release of DL Windows software will be available from our website, FREE of charge. This will allow the same software to manage both our standalone and new wireless locks on the same account or over multiple accounts. End-users will be able to seamlessly add locks to their existing/new systems. Consumers may choose to use both stand alone and/or wireless locking options all on the same database or account within a facility.
We will put in place a global lockdown feature from the convenience of your PC and/or lock, allowing all locks to lock/unlock within a matter of seconds. Our wireless locks will also feature flash memory which will enable locksmiths and/or end-users to update new features to their firmware to the locks that have already been installed.
What are the advantages of wireless access over standalone and networked?
Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Access Control Systems are extremely affordable and perform similarly to a hardwired system but at a fraction of the price. Our battery-operated access control locks automatically unlock/relock by schedule using our DL Windows software. These standalone products have a real time clock allowing schedules to be created daily, weekly, monthly or yearly without ever having to go to the door. Alarm Lock’s security solutions dramatically lower your maintenance costs, cutting out the need to hire personnel to manually unlock/relock your doors.
Our Trilogy Networking Wireless locks save your business time and labor costs. It eliminates the steps of having to send someone to the door to program each lock and run wires from the lock to a central station. Our new wireless locks will communicate over your existing network using our Gateway module and allow locksmiths and/or customers to program users via DL Windows from the convenience of a PC. Each system networks up to 2,000 locks and also features emergency lockdown and passage mode capabilities in which case your network of wireless locks can be locked down from a PC or any lock within the system. This feature is ideal in the event of a workplace invasion or security breach at a school.
This an open architecture, web-based access control system lets users access, monitor and manage their access control system from any computer running a standard web browser