There are an increasing number of installation scenarios where access control systems need to encompass high-value areas and facilities to ensure organizations maintain complete control over critical entry/egress points. Areas that directly impact daily operations like classrooms, inventory stockrooms, and equipment/utility rooms often require access control for safety and/or compliance, but can be cost prohibitive to integrate with hardwired conventional locks.

Recent developments in wireless lock technology and access control integration open up new paths of deployment for remote installations, further pushing the physical edge of access control management with cost-efficiency. By eliminating the need to hard-wire locks, installation time and costs are significantly reduced – simply install the wireless locks in desired locations and configure the wireless network communication device. Sounds like a rather simple solution – but one that has not been achievable until now.

The latest release of our flagship Pinnacle™ v.10.4 Access Control Platform addresses this challenge, enabling seamless access to Allegion’s Schlage Engage™ Wi-Fi locks utilizing a new Pinnacle-Schlage Wi-Fi access platform feature. The Pinnacle Schlage Wi-Fi integration provides access to the Wi-Fi locks’ features, enabling advanced door management capabilities along with credential management, detailed audit reports, and customizable screen layouts. With this integration, users are able to control an unlimited number of Allegion Schlage NDE and LE Wi-Fi locks, manage cardholder records, create access groups, define holiday schedules, and more. Schlage lock fields are also reported in Pinnacle v.10.4 providing users with a single dashboard to monitor lock status.

In addition to expanding the reach and efficiency of access control and management, the latest release of Sielox 1700 Controller will allow Allegion Schlage and Von Duprin wireless locks and devices to receive firmware updates using Allegion ONR technology. Another industry first, this integration helps increase overall savings and convenience, while ensuring continuous trouble-free operation – benefits for both servicing installers and end-users.

All in all, this is a game changer!

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