New Schlage Smart Locks Feature Bluetooth Mobile Credential Compatibility for Multifamily Properties

The Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks are said to allow for flexible compatibility when selecting third-party access management software.

CARMEL, Ind. —  Allegion introduces the Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility for multifamily properties.

This improvement was designed to meet the rising demand of today’s mobile economy while enhancing the experience for multifamily community residents, property managers and building service staff through seamless mobile access, according to the company.

Kastle Systems and STRATIS, two independent multifamily ecosystem providers, are the first to have completed their integration to this new platform.

The design of the Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks is said to allow for flexible compatibility, enabling property managers freedom of choice in selecting third-party access management software that best suits their need — whether it be a smart apartment solution in addition to standard access control through STRATIS, or a complete managed solution for their security platform through Kastle.

“With the average American spending almost four hours a day on mobile devices, on-demand control has become an expectation,” says Robert Gaulden, director of technology alliances, multifamily at Allegion. “For the mobile-minded multifamily resident, we saw an opportunity to introduce the option for a solution that would enable simplified visitor access, scheduling maintenance and granting entry for services including grocery delivery and pet sitting. Not only does this create convenience for consumers, but it helps property managers more efficiently handle some of their biggest pain-points, including package management, credential management and enabling other concierge-level amenities.”

Allegion says Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks benefit both property managers and residents in a variety of ways, including:

Property Managers

  • Property differentiation, offering residents the convenience and efficiency that comes with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility
  • Open architecture design, giving properties the freedom to choose the physical access control software (PACS) provider that best fits their needs
  • Increased visibility with audit trail reports for up to 1,000 events
  • Eliminated cost and increased efficiency of issuing mobile credentials versus the hassle of managing physical keys

Residents

  • Convenience of using a smartphone and/or smart credential to gain access throughout their community
  • Eliminated hassle of carrying multiple keys

“Not only does this collaboration with Allegion support the acceleration of smart lock and mobile credential adoption in the short term, it also supports our long-term vision to deliver complete frictionless access to the multifamily space, solving for security and convenience for the resident and operating efficiencies and resident differentiation for the property management team,” says Haniel Lynn, CEO at Kastle.

Allegion says this enhancement is part of the next wave in its mission to work with leading players in the industry to spearhead smart lock and mobile access adoption, making seamless security the new standard.

Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility are the first release in a full portfolio of mobile enabled solutions to be launched this year.

“We partnered with Schlage, the most trusted name in electronic access, to integrate with our platform for a smart, connected access solution,” says Felicite Moorman, CEO of STRATIS. “The mobile phone is already a central piece of most people’s lives, and delivering the mobile Sidewalk to Sofa solution with Schlage remains an essential part of our offering for residents and guests, property managers, maintenance, vendors and other stakeholders.”

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