CARMEL, Ind., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlage®, a brand of Allegion that has created the most technologically advanced lock products to help multi-family property owners secure and manage their units while streamlining operations, is announcing its latest brand innovation in the multi-family space: the new Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks. Featuring ENGAGE™ Technology, this new offering provides multi-family property owners with highly scalable, efficiency-boosting capabilities with a greater appeal for residents. The brand is also announcing new access credentials including a thinner keyfob for use with Schlage Control™ Smart Locks and Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks.
Open integration capabilities of the Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks are adaptable to each multi-family property's unique needs. Using cloud-based mobile or web apps, facility staff can configure and manage access from virtually anywhere while the open architecture design offers flexible, streamlined control and the freedom to choose the best third-party software solution to manage a wide spectrum of facility needs.
Residents will also enjoy the convenience of using a smartphone or smart credentials—such as the brand's new thinner keyfob—to control their doors. The new keyfob utilizes MIFARE® smart or proximity technology and features a thinner profile while providing the same level of security and convenience as current keyfobs.
"With the innovative Schlage Control™ Interconnected Locks and our enhanced credentials, we are ushering in a new era of convenience and security for multi-family property owners and residents," said Ann Matheis, marketing leader, Multi-family for Allegion. "We have streamlined property operations for property owners, eliminating the hassle and cost of managing keys, while also maximizing ROI and upgrading the property visual appeal with the ability for residents to use their smart phones as their keys."
The keyless design helps to improve security with no cylinder to pick or bump. All Schlage Control™ Interconnected Locks feature a BHMA Grade 2 certification, enabling them to withstand excessive force such as kicks, sledgehammer and crowbar attacks. Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks can also provide visibility to past activity, time zones and audit trails that can be retrieved to assist in tracking suspicious activity. In addition, the locks are UL fire-rated, and all door levers and deadbolt paddles are ADA compliant.
Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks will be shipping by mid-May 2016. As a smart and stylish leader in door hardware, Schlage's new line will be offered in multiple designs and finishes to complement other hardware in the home and enhance the styling of the property. Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks will be available in the Greenwich and Addison styles, with finish options including Satin Nickel, Aged Bronze, Satin Chrome and Bright Chrome. To learn more about Schlage Control™ Smart Interconnected Locks, please visit www.Schlage.com/Multifamily.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in the field of safety and security. We keep people and their property safe, wherever they are, bringing together simple solutions and advanced technology. Allegion is a $2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
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