Upgrading Hardware Components for Increased Security

This is the challenge locksmiths face with virtually every electronic access control project: creating a system that meets the customer’s security requirements while satisfying the Life Safety and Fire Codes. Life Safety Codes address the concerns...


Von Duprin 98 and 99 Rim Exit Devices are for all types of single and double doors with mullion, UL listed for Panic Exit Hardware. Von Duprin 98-F and 99-F Rim Fire Exit Devices are for all types of single doors up to 4´ x 10´ or 8´ x 10’ double doors with 9954 or 9854 mullion, UL listed for Fire Exit Hardware. (NOTE: not all fire doors are listed for use with Fire Exit Hardware)

Devices are ANSI A156.3 – 2001 Grade 1. The 98 device has a smooth mechanism case and the 99 device has a grooved case. The rim device is non-handed except when SD or SS options are used.

Schlage AD 300 Networked Standalone Locks were specified with multi-technology readers in the event the end-user wanted to migrate to smart cards someday to enhance security. We also specified interchangeable core levers so the client could easily key the doors to their existing key system.

The AD series was designed to be flexible, adaptable and scalable - just what we needed for this job, which was one of several city buildings which utilized access control.

All buildings which had been upgraded to the Schlage Security Management System were tied together through the Municipal LAN. Sites already on line included City Hall, The Court, The School Transportation Garage, The Public Transit Hub, and Police Department Headquarters. This case history project was an offsite police facility.

Schlage SMS offers a mature software suite, and many locking solutions making it one of the most flexible lines available. This flexibility allowed us to outfit doors using pre-existing locking hardware and door preps.

We used both The AD-300993R x 70 x MT x RHO x 626 x PDC123 on two doors, and the AD-300MS x70 x MT x RHO x 626 x PDC123 on a third door.

A hardwired networked solution gives you instant control of your system. The AD-Series combines all the hardware components required for a complete access control system into one integrated design that includes the electrified lock, credential reader, request-to-enter and -exit sensors, door position switch and more. This integrated design saves you both time and money when installing your system.

To provide you with more information about what is going on at each of your openings, a number of status indicators can be monitored remotely. Each opening can be customized using the large number of options the AD-Series has to offer.

We hard-wired each AD-300 to the SMS SCRNX-R controller which connects via RJ-45 directly into the LAN. On other installations where existing locksets and electric strikes were requested, we used Schlage SRINX controllers and cards readers (MT) wired back to a SCRNX-R. On another site, where running wire would have been impractical, the wireless version of the AD, the AD-400 Series was deployed.

On all doors, the end-user encounters a familiar and friendly interface. All administrators use a uniform and organized GUI (Graphical user Interface) with common attributes. Each manager’s administrative privileges are tailored exactly to each manager’s requirements, and, if required, real time reporting, and global control functions such as lockdown are immediately available.

We have found that although customers demand real time interface, unless there are full time guards, most usually do not have time to use it except for special events and occasional credential and system function housekeeping when having the feature pays off and saves valuable time.

With all the various departments using the same software management system, training of new users on card holder administration and scheduling and other tasks is simplified and often undertaken in-house by the Facilities Department.

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