What's New In Commercial Security?

Sept. 3, 2013
Products like the Adams Rite 2190 interconnected deadbolt/deadlatch, the Securitron PowerJump ICPT and the Trine 4100 Series versatile electric strikes provide easy solutions to your commercial customers' common problems.

Every year, the editors of Locksmith Ledger scope out industry trade shows to discover the latest new products and share them with our readers. In this article, we highlight some of the new products on the commercial security side. (See Editor-In-Chief Gale Johnson’s report on pages 26-27 to read about interesting new mechanical products.)

In-service training is an important element of being a security professional. Why is this so? In our industry, it is imperative that we stay up to date with the building and life safety codes, new advances in technology, and best current practices used by others in our trade. You can’t keep reading the same newspaper over and over again, or watch re-runs of a newscast from a few years ago. Security technology is as dynamic as the weather, and being in the know will prepare you to better serve your customers and your employer. It is not up to someone else; it is each of our personal responsibilities to do it right.

In-service training can be achieved a number of different ways. One way is to attend trade shows and attend seminars. Many manufacturers and distributors have extensive on-line learning resources. Check our comprehensive listings of upcoming security events at www.locksmithledger.com/calendar to see what is scheduled in your area.

The following is Locksmith Ledger’s review of key new products in the commercial security sector.

Adams Rite 2190

Adams Rite’s 2190 Dual Force Interconnected deadbolt and deadlatch is designed for aluminum stile doors. It  combines the access control capabilities of a latch with the security of a deadbolt. The key retracts and extends the deadbolt (and deadlatch) from either side. The exterior lever retracts the latch only while the inside lever retracts the deadbolt and latch simultaneously for fast, easy, panic-proof exiting.

This lock enable the use of a deadbolt on a door which is part of a means of egress, and also offers an ADA-compliant locking solution as it uses a lever and requires no special knowledge to operate. An electrification option enables this lock to also be used for access control.

The field selectable interconnection feature allows interior trim to retract deadbolt and deadlatch. The 2190 Retrofits to existing MS1850S Deadbolt or 4500/ 4900 Deadlatch of the same backset. Minimum door thickness of 1-3/4” is required.

Dual Force® 2190 is ANSI/BHMA Type E82101 (Grade 1). Consult the local building official for guidance in code compliance.

Faceplates: 1” X 6-7/8” Includes FaceStyle faceplate system that adapts to ?at, radius, or beveled door edge. Radius with weatherseal faceplate available separately.

Strikes: Standard strike furnished is the 2101-01 for ?at jamb where door closes ?ush or nearly ?ush. The 2101 covers MS® Deadbolt strike preparation with modi?cation, and the 4901 Deadlatch strike directly. Also available in radius version for opposite stile pairs of doors and with extended lip strikes for special jamb conditions.

Latchbolt/Deadbolt: Latchbolt: 5/8" throw, solid brass. Easily reversible using only a screwdriver. Deadbolt: 1" throw, stainless steel.

Cylinder Backset:1-1/8" or 1-1/2" only.

Auxiliary Deadlatch Pin: Stainless steel. Deadlocks latch bolt to prevent "loiding" or case-knife entry.

Operation: Key or thumbturn retracts or extends deadbolt or deadlatch. Inside lever retracts both when configured with interconnect feature. Outside lever retracts latch only. Latch holdback feature activated or deactivated by turning key to retract latch and sliding holdback button on faceplate down to hold and up to release

Specify exterior entry or interior passage-set lever option, lever style, ?nish and strike. Also adapts to paddle operator 4591. *See 2290 for wood or steel door version for stile and rail type door construction.)

Order electrification kit (EK-2190) for adding to the clutched exterior lever. It is dual voltage 12/24 VDC rated for continuous duty operation. Energizing the lever allows exterior lever to be turned to retract latch only.)

For more information, visit www.adamsrite.com.

Arrow's Easy Retrofits 

The Arrow QL Series and MLX Series of cylindrical lever locks are designed as a low-cost option for efficiently upgrading a facility’s locksets. Providing a vigorous Freewheeling Lever for vandal resistance and a two-screw lockset install for quick installation, the QL and MLX Series retrofit any existing door. Both are available in Bright Brass, Dark Oxide Bronze, Oil Rubbed and Satin Chromium Plated.

“The versatility and performance capabilities of the QL and MLX Series provide security professionals and locksmiths with the unique ability to upgrade and retrofit current installs with a robust solution at an affordable price,” states Tom Harris, GM, Arrow Lock. “In doing so, we’re empowering our partners in the field to address compelling market opportunities and provide their customers with the best possible security and value. Additionally, the QL Series is available with the popular Classroom Intruder application with the QL97 function.”
MLX Series cylindrical lever locks are BHMA Grade 2 Certified, ANSI/BHMA A156.2, Series 4000, while QL Series is BHMA Grade 1 Certified, ANSI/BHMA A156.2, Series 4000. Both are U.L and c.U.L listed for use on 3 hour, ‘A’ label or lesser doors and meet American with Disabilities Act requirements.
Features include:

  • Door Prep – Requires standard 2-1/8" (53.97mm) bore through door.
  • Backset – 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
  • DoorThickness – Fits 1-3/8" (34.93mm) to 1-3/4" (44.45mm) doors standard.
  • Latch – Stainless Steel 1/2" (12.7mm) throw, UL Listed, guarded latchbolt on all locking functions
  • LatchFront – 1-1/8" x 2-1/4" for 2-3/4" (69.85mm) backset.
  • Warranty – 10 years
  • Handing – Non-handed
  • Packaging – 6 per case
  • Strike – 4-7/8" ANSI (123.83mm)
  • Cylinder – Solid brass 6 pin, Arrow AR and Schlage CS Keyway, keyed different
  • Keys – 2 brass keys
  • Available in SFIC
  • Freewheeling Lever

More Info: www.arrowlock.com.

Kaba Standalone Kit with Biometrics

As part of the I.AM Series Identity Access Management product line, Kaba Access and Data Systems (ADS) has introduced its Standalone Identity Access Management System (AD102 Kit). The two-piece solution includes a Standalone Controller (AD102) and Fingerprint Key (AR402) and provides all the benefits of biometric access control in a simple, non-networked package. The AD102 Kit supports up to two entry points with a single reader.

Similar to Kaba's AX.S Series of products, the access control application is embedded, eliminating the installation and maintenance of software or servers. In addition, the AD102 Kit is an independent, non-networked module so there is no need for a PC. Users are enrolled and deleted directly at the Fingerprint Key, and visitors are granted access by entering a PIN code. Users gain authenticated access in less than one second by simply placing their finger at the Fingerprint Key.

According to Logan Stewart, product manager Kaba ADS Americas, "The AD102 Kit is the perfect solution for residential or commercial applications, including doors, gates, garages, warehouses, gun safes, jewelry cabinets, data rooms, remote sites, and second properties. And, even though the system is designed to accommodate smaller scale usage, the AD102 Kit can migrate to work with an AM524 or AM300 Controller and its door unit, creating a full featured web-based system."
The Embedded Access Control Series rounds out Kaba ADS' access control and data capture product suite. 
More Info: www.kaba-adsamericas.com.


Most readers are familiar with door loops, power hinges and other power transfer hardware. The one thing they have in common is that they use wire between the door and the frame. Securitron’s new PowerJump ICPT uses induction, the phenomenon upon which transformers work, to get power for a door lock located in the door from the door frame.

There are no moving parts, no more broken wires and no need to core drill the door.The Securitron PowerJump ICPT ports power contactlessly and invisibly across the door gap to run electrified hardware on the door. With flexible installation placement on the latch side, hinge side or top of the door, it transfers power without pins or wires, eliminating points of vulnerability and wear... and no need to core drill the door.

Product Features

  • Transfers power wirelessly across door gaps of up to 3/16"
  • Flexible mounting: can be installed on hinge side, latch side or top of frame
  • Dual Voltage output 12VDC or 24VDC field selectable
  • Continuous or intermittent duty
  • For fail secure devices
  • Use with electrified locks, latches or other door hardware requiring up to 6 watts (0.5A@12VDC) of power
  • Adhesive backed templates for accurate installation
  • MagnaCare Lifetime Replacement No Fault Warranty
  • Specifications
  • UL10C Listed
  • ANSI/SDI-BHMA A250.13 (±150 psi) Windstorm Listed
  • Patents: #8,294,302
  • Patents Pending
  • Endurance: 2,000,000 cycles
  • Operating Temperature: +32 to +120F [0 to +49C]
  • Electrical: Input: 24VDC only 500mA max, Output: 500mA @ 12VDC / 250mA @ 24VDC
  • Dimensions:  Send Unit (Frame Side): 2-3/4"H x 1-1/4"W x 1-3/8"D. Receive Unit (Door Side): 2-3/4"H x 1-1/4"W x 1-5/8"D.

DKC Two-Door Controller

Securitron’s Digital Keypad Controller provides standalone control of up to two electrically locked doors. The DKC is simple to program and ideal for small businesses and other applications where a cost-effective, easy to install two-door solution is required.

The Securitron DKC is compatible with Wiegand and ASSA ABLOY Aperio® technologies, enabling it to be used with any Wiegand output reader, keypad or the Aperio series of wireless locking products. It can independently control one or two doors and up to 250 users per door.

The DKC offers total ease of programming – just load the included Programming Tool onto a laptop, program the DKC at your desk, then export to the DKC using a USB cable. The DKC can also be programmed directly on the CPU board from an installed system keypad.

The DKC Programming Tool enables each door to be set up for credential input type and door control options, and can create a unique user list for each door if desired. The Programming Tool can also configure programmable relays for camera call up, remote REX activation and doorbell activation, customize keypad behavior, set relay timing and configure other functions.

The DKC provides a downloadable audit trail for time/date-stamped user access and stores up to 2,000 user events. It incorporates a non-volatile memory for fast recovery in the event of a power outage, with no loss of data.

The DKC controller dimensions are just 6 by 8 by 3 inches. Additional functions including a user code and/or hard code disable feature, 5 amp relay output for lock control and alarm shunt, camera call-up or other device interface, a REX input and other features.

The ASSA ABLOY Securitron DKC Digital Keypad Controller carries Securitron’s MagnaCare Lifetime Replacement No Fault Warranty

AQ Series Power Boards

AQ Series power supplies use switched mode technology rather than the linear design we all have used for decades.

A switched-mode power supply (SMPS) incorporates a switching regulator to convert electrical power efficiently. Switched-mode power supplies are smaller and lighter than a linear supply due to the smaller transformer size and weight.

Securitron AccuPower® Power Boards are power supply/battery charger modules than can be field integrated with access control management components enclosures to provide customized power solutions. These UL recognized components offer flexibility when used in mix-and -match configurations with each other and with the Securitron AccuPower Power Distribution and accessory boards.

Note: UL Recognized Components have been evaluated by UL for factory installation within equipment where the component’s limitations of use are known and investigated by UL. UL Recognized Components have conditions of acceptability that describe how components can be used within end products.

Product features include:

  • Steady, low-noise power output for protection of sensitive devices
  • Ideal for use with access control products and DC video surveillance cameras in single and multi-door deployments
  • Smaller board footprint provides ease of integration with controllers in existing enclosures
  • UL Recognized Components
  • Dedicated battery charging current for faster recharge
  • Onboard or remote LED AC power status indicator
  • OnboardLEDDCoutput power status indicator
  • Automatic low battery disconnect to prevent deep discharge, preserves battery life
  • Form C relays for monitoring and reporting power and battery status
  • Current Overload, Short Circuit and Thermal Runaway protection
  • MagnaCare Lifetime Replacement No Fault Warranty

For more information on Securitron products, visit www.securitron.com.

Quick Connect Option
Available on a variety of STANLEY Security electromechanical products, the new Quick Connect option is a system of preconfigured termination points, providing a comprehensive, secure connection throughout the wire run. The Quick Connect system’s preconfigured termination points eliminate confusion during installation and secure termination provides maximum connectivity and performance. The system offers a quick, plug-in type connection, avoiding slow and cumbersome soldering, crimping or wire-nut terminations.

“The STANLEY Quick Connect plug-in is easy-to-use and allows for efficient installation to the respective electrical options ordered,” said Mike McCoy, product manager of STANLEY Security. “This system maximizes hardware performance in a cohesive, easily installed integrated solution.”
Currently, the following STANLEY electromechanical products offer the Quick Connect option:

  • BEST – 40HW, 8KW & 9KW Series
  • New PRECISION – EPT-12C Electronic Power Transfer
  • STANLEY Commercial Hardware – CECB179C Electric Hinge

More Info: www.stanleysecurity.com.

Trine 4100 Electric Strikes

The Trine 4100 Electric Strike: The One Box Solution for cylindrical and mortise locks. The four most popular faceplace configurations cover 90 percent of installations.

For a detailed look at the Trine 4100 Series, read Jerry Levine’s article which begins on page 18.

Features include:

  • Multiple voltages 12/24DC-12/24AC
  • Low current draw: .240 Amps at 12DC (perfect for PoE installations); .114 Amps at 24DC
  • Low profile 1-3/8” backset
  • Stainless Steel trim skirt
  • Grade 1; 3,2509lbs holding
  • 1,000,000+ operation life cycle
  • Maximum flexibility.
  • 3 hour WH fire rated
  • Pending ETL Burglary Rating

For additional information, visit www.trineonline.com.