Allegion U.S. has unveiled its next-generation reader controller – the Schlage RC. This new innovative device combines the power of the Pure IP access control technology pioneered by ISONAS with Schlage’s intelligent hardware and credentials. This delivers a comprehensive and cost-effective perimeter solution to customers.
Combining a panel and reader in a single enclosure eliminates the necessity for multiple devices and creates a simplified architecture and easier installation. Customers can leverage their existing infrastructure through this scalable and flexible solution.
The Schlage RC reader controller complements the broader Schlage ecosystem, including the Schlage NDE and LE wireless locks, for a complete interior and exterior solution. It also is compatible with Schlage credentials, including 125-kilohertz proximity, 13.56-megahertz smart, 2.4-gigahertz mobile and near field communication.
“We are excited to be able to offer a secure, comprehensive IP/PoE solution to customers that creates a simple install process and reduces overall costs of deploying an access control solution at their facility,” states Mark Casey, director of national electronic sales at Allegion. “And since the new RC is designed to work in the same system as Schlage NDE and LE wireless locks, employees and staff members can also use their electronic credentials on offices, equipment rooms, storage closets and sensitive spaces.”
The Schlage RC reader controller is the perfect hardware solution for perimeter applications where access control software is used to manage doors across single or multiple sites. It integrates easily with open Physical Access Control Software (PACS) systems. Allegion offers a complete portfolio of IP and mobile-enabled devices, as well as life-safety and touchless hardware to customize electronic access control across a variety of popular applications and openings.
The Schlage RC reader controller opens the door to real-time access control by connecting directly to the IT network via a single Power over Ethernet cable, which simplifies and creates a seamless installation. By eliminating the necessity to run separate power to the door, deployment time is reduced significantly. Its connectivity is secured through industry-standard TLS 1.2 encryption and provides a cohesive look and advanced feature set.
Three multitechnology reader-controller models allow for common mounting options: the RC11 mullion mount, RC15 single gang mount and RCK15 (a single gang mount with keypad).
Schlage and ISONAS are part of the Allegion family of brands. To learn more about the Schlage RC reader controller, click here.