Schlage Cuts Cost of AD-Series Locks by Consolidating Options
CARMEL, Ind. — Schlage, an Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies (IR) company, will only offer the multi-tech (MT) and multi-tech with keypad (MTK) options for contactless credentials with the company’s standard AD-Series platform.
The consolidation from proximity-only and smart card-only options includes readers sold complete with AD-Series locks and wireless portable readers as well as individual reader modules. Schlage will continue to offer the AD-Series with keypad, mag stripe and FIPS-201 compliant reader modules.
By consolidating the two options, IR has reduced the price of the multi-technology option by 40%, according to Jeremy Earles, IR’s product marketing manager for credentials and readers.
“While125 kHz proximity technology is the common technology in today’s access systems, 13.56 MHz smart card technology is the technology of tomorrow since it provides more security and storage for access control systems,” he says. “Instead of ordering the proximity-only option with our AD-Series locks, almost everyone wanted the multi-technology version. By consolidating the two options, we have also simplified inventory requirements for our dealers and integrators.”
Because multi-technology readers can read both 125 kHz proximity technology and 13.56 MHz smart card technology, merging the two options allows end users migrate to more secure smart card technology when ready, according to IR.
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