2. From the PC running the software and by an authorized user having access to DL Windows Software; from the account screen, click “Wireless Commands,” click “Emergency Lock Down” to activate Emergency Lockdown or click “Emergency Passage” to activate Global Unlock or Passage mode.
3. A new third feature will be added in the future allowing an authorized user to initiate Emergency Lock down from a new Remote Keyfob in development. The time line is within the next 6 - 12 months and will be backward compatible to all existing and installed Networx locks with a simple and FREE Firmware upgrade and flashing the locks.
Note - You can “Return to Normal” or reset the Networx locks from the PC or any Networx DL/PDL Series locks.
With Trilogy Wireless Networx, locks seamlessly integrate in an existing Alarm Lock Trilogy standalone door access system and share the same single DL-WINDOWS database (requires v4.0.1 or higher). Existing Trilogy users can easily add one wireless Networx Lock, or as many as 2000, to an existing system seamlessly with no downtime. Features include:
• Secure 128bit AES PC encryption and proprietary RF-link lock-to-Gateway communication encryption protects the system from interference or tampering (WEP or WPA compatible with wireless modem).
• Remote System Management: VPN-connection /remote capability for accessing the Networx System and controlling up to all 2000 locks per account. (No special modems required.)
• Wireless locks are fully keypad programmable and can be up used before their wireless network is configured. This reduces pressure for IT departments to coordinate with physical security departments or locksmiths.
Alarm Lock DL-WINDOWS software is free (no license) and doesn’t require a dedicated computer or server, or a special or dedicated computer network.
DL Windows Software Training Videos are available online at http://www.alarmlock.com/trainingvideos-list.asp
Drew Alexander, product manager for Schlage Electronics, answered Ledger’s questions about lockdown features and the Schlage AD-Series.
Which IR products support lockdown (software, standalones)?
Lockdown function is applicable with our online or what I suppose you are calling a “software” solution.
What model(s) mechanical locks (classroom locks, exit devices, etc.) support the ability to lockdown from within the protected area?
AD400 and AD300 support this feature. Certain functions of our mechanical also support the lockdown (but it is not via a panic button) such as the Classroom Security lock in the Schlage mechanical locks.
What delays apply to hard-wired as well as wireless?
It is a configurable heartbeat which communicates with the panel. The configurable heartbeat has to do with wireless technology. Hardwired is immediate.
Are there instances where a premises may not use ‘card reader’ access control on perimeter doors but might implement electrically controlled trim for a lockdown system?
If this is a perimeter door – and it is a means of egress – then the application usually calls for a panic device. It is extremely hard to get a variance from the AHJ in this application (hard to get a lockdown requirement). With the AD locks, you can always get out --by design. I can’t think of an application using an E996L trim, or using either an electrified mortise or ND without a card reader
Are there instances where electromagnetic locks are used and energized for lockdown?
Yes – in asylums or jails I have seen this requirement. There is also the “Hugs” of “Safe Place” system in birthing wings of hospitals where the newborn wears an ankle bracelet and when it approaches the opening, the doors lock down. I have also seen a Chexit (delayed egress) device “armed” when a patient at a hospital or resident of an old folk’s home nears the opening when wearing a bracelet.
How are lockdown systems addressed in the building codes?