Explain the differences between PR, SM and MT readers.
The differences between the PR (Proximity), SM (Smart), and MT (Multi-Technology) are visually not noticeable, but they are present.
The PR (Proximity) reader has the ability to read a 125kHz proximity credential. The 125kHz proximity credential is a read-only type of technology. The unique ID within the 125kHz proximity credential is passed along to the reader once it is within range of the reader. The PR (Proximity) reader that is used with the AD and CO Series locksets can read Schlage, HID Prox, Casi-Rusco, AWID, and Lenel Prox credentials.
The SM(Smart) reader has the ability to read a 13.56MHz smart card credential. The 13.56 MHz smart card credential has a read/write type of technology. The credential has the ability to support several different functions in addition to physical access control. Some popular functions are Cashless Vending, Computer Log-in, and Biometric technologies. The 13.56MHz smart card credentials add a level of security (encryption) when presented to the SM(Smart) reader as a hand shake will need to take place between the reader and credential prior to the unique ID being passed to the reader.
The SM(Smart) reader that is used with the AD Series can read Schlage DESfire EV1, Mifare, FIPS 201, XceedID ISO-X, and the CSN(card serial number) for the iClass credential.
The MT (Multi-Technology) reader has the ability to read both the 125kHz proximity credential and the 13.56MHz smart card credentials. The MT (Multi-technology) reader offers a single solution to manage a mixed population of credentials and facilitates seamless migration from one credential technology to another over time.
Is there a facility lockdown feature? If so, how does it work and how is it implemented?
Yes, the AD and CO Series locksets are capable of responding to a lockdown. The lockdown command will come from the software in the on-line locks or a separate credential in the off-line locks. The wireless version of the AD Lockset (AD400) has a great new feature called Wake-Up On Radio. This feature will allow an AD400 Wireless On-Line Lockset to respond to a lockdown command within 10 seconds.
Are single-door wireless AD deployments economically feasible, that is, is the AD cost effective for this type of install?
Yes, but we would need to confirm the requirements that the End User is requesting to be sure that we would offer the correct solution. If the requirement did not include on-line locksets, then we could leverage the savings of the CO series. If the requirement were to include an on-line lockset, then we could leverage the bright blue system that will fit in the small to mid-size facilities.
What would be the equipment required for a single-door wireless deployment?
In addition to the AD400 lockset, a PIM (Panel Interface Module), an HHD (Hand Held Device), the bright blue controller, and a power supply would be required. The PIM is the device that is used to receive / transmit the wireless signals from the AD400 locksets to the bright blue controller. The PIM comes in two models. The two door model has the ability to communicate to 2 doors and the 16 door model has the ability to communicate to 16 doors. The typical range for the wireless signal from the PIM to the AD400 lockset is 200 ft within normal building construction.
Is the AD UL 294 compliant?
Yes, the AD and CO Series Locksets are UL294 compliant. UL294 is the requirements for Access Control System Units. These requirements apply to the construction, performance, and operation of systems intended to regulate or control:
a) Entry into a protected area or a restricted area or
b) Access to or the use of a device(s) by electrical, electronic or mechanical means.
The new AD-Series locks are designed on an open architecture platform, able to be integrated into most existing access control systems.
Open platform CO-Series locks are available in three configurations: cylindrical, mortise and mortise deadbolt.