King Cobra locks have already been providing locksmiths with innovative solutions for customers whose security requirements demand better security and greater flexibility than mechanical keypads and keys can provide. The King Cobra initially supported pin codes, iButton access or a...
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King Cobra locks have already been providing locksmiths with innovative solutions for customers whose security requirements demand better security and greater flexibility than mechanical keypads and keys can provide.
The King Cobra initially supported pin codes, iButton access or a combination of iButton and PIN access control with a cylindrical lock and mortise lock replacement. The unique KC9000 storefront solution followed which interfaced with Adams-Rite and Von Duprin hardware.
The King Cobra’s multiple code capacity and easy keypad programming made it an attractive upgrade for many facilities. Its ability to accept the iButton meant doors within the same facility could share the same credentials, even if certain doors were not candidates for a hardwired access solution due to their remote location or perceived level of threat.
King Cobra 2 locks are the next generation in the King Cobra family. A KC2 Upgrade Kit offers a field-retrofit solution designed to make an existing King Cobra lock into a KC2 lock.
All KC locks come with the following new features:
- SNAP programmability
- 1000 individual user codes and credentials
- 1000 audit trail events
- Enhanced environmental durability
- Upward migration with Security Management System Express software from Schlage
- Time Zones when managed using Express software
SNAP PROGRAMMER & PC APPLICATION
The SNAP Programmer & PC Application provides an easy way to link people, doors and locks for simple access control management. SNAP was designed for the busy user, for use with all Schlage KC2 locks.
Simplicity, speed, ease of use and an intuitive layout simplify programming and managing locks. The end result is a handheld programming tool that is so simple, you won’t need extensive training, and you won’t forget how it works before the next time you have to use it comes around.
The SNAP Programmer communicates with your PC via the USB port, acting much like a jump drive or external USB storage device. A simple screen and keypad layout provides easy navigation. The built-in iButton reader allows for quick registration of new iButton credentials, allowing you to move beyond simple numeric pin codes.
The SNAP PC Application runs on your PC and is where you connect people to doors. The screen interface provides a simple intuitive layout, drag and drop features and data import/export hot buttons, making set up and management of access control in a facility a snap. The installation is non-invasive and will not conflict with other programs running on a PC. Best of all, the software is free.
“Most access control solutions are designed either for simple manual programming at the lock or for powerful offline or online functionality through software,” explains Chris Nieshalla, marketing manager with Schlage electronic security. “The KC2 lock and SNAP programmer create a nexus between the simplicity of a USB thumb drive and access control lock management. The system is specifically designed for the end user with multiple locks and employees, who finds it impractical to program each lock manually through the keypad, yet does not require the fully featured functions of higher price online lock and software solutions. Examples include retail operations, small to medium sized businesses, property management firms, commercial office buildings, schools, hospitals, airports and many other institutional facilities.”
PROGRAMMING: THREE OPTIONS
KC2 locks can be programmed in one of three ways:
• Manually, using the lock keypad
• Using the SNAP Programmer and PC Application
• Using Express software and programmer
This flexibility makes KC2 the perfect lock to grow with a facility. As needs change, so can the way in which the locks are managed. Each method of programming unlocks new features and functions, already existing in the KC2 electronics. This migratable approach allows the most basic user to have a plan for growth, one that won’t require them to buy new locks when security needs change.
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