Schneider Electric Security Solution for Education Facilities

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Ingersoll Rand

In school and university settings, security is a critical factor facing many building stakeholders. With a countless number of individuals entering these facilities every day, protection of people and property in these surroundings is of upmost importance.

With these factors in mind, Schneider Electric’s building and security management solution Andover Continuum Netcontroller II and ACX 57XX can now be easily integrated with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ wired and/or wireless Schlage AD-series locks, enhancing the security, cost-effectiveness and scalability of these systems.

Within the Andover Continuum Cyberstation, a building management system that allows users to monitor and control heating, ventilation, AC, humidity, lighting, access control, video and other security features across one or more facilities, Schlage locks function like a normal door, with an xdriver at the controller level providing access to the locks. This allows users to remotely administer card access, reducing costs and heightening security by eliminating the need for new cards or programming keypads.

With the integration of the AD-Series locks, Schneider Electric is ensuring that customers have the capability to incorporate all the features that they need, both now and in the future, into their access control system. This integration also accounts for varying security demands, allowing users to choose locks for higher security applications, like the mortise deadbolt chassis, or proximity cards now, or change in the future to smartcards and NFC-enabled applications, that will utilize smart phones.

Additional information on the offering can also be found here.