Openpath, a pioneer in touchless, modern access control and workplace safety automation announces a new cloud-to-cloud integration with Schlage® NDE and LE cellphone-enabled wireless locks from Allegion U.S., a provider of security products and solutions as well as seamless access. This new integration provides a greater selection of cost-effective security solutions across an organization’s entire deployment and makes Openpath one of the only physical access control providers in the commercial space to natively support a Bluetooth credential with Schlage locks. The integration is easily conﬁgured with a cellphone device and doesn’t require additional wiring or Openpath hardware. Selection of cost-effective security solutions Leveraging Allegion’s ENGAGE technology, Openpath’s seamless integration with Schlage NDE and LE cellphone-enabled wireless locks allow organizations to expand their security coverage to include spaces throughout a building where installing and maintaining wired access control was previously cost-prohibitive, such as interior low-traﬃc spaces, non-wired common areas, storage closets, conference rooms and more. This is particularly important for large operations with sensitive spaces, such as education and healthcare facilities, where it is necessary to ensure security across virtually every square foot of buildings and campuses without disrupting the day-to-day ﬂow of workers, employees, and visitors. Users can unlock and lock the Schlage wireless locks via Openpath’s cellphone credentials, key cards, fobs, and remote capabilities. Remote monitoring Security teams will be able to view Openpath and Schlage reporting and management logs through a single control panel Security teams will be able to view Openpath and Schlage reporting and management logs through a single control panel in the Openpath platform, which can be managed remotely. Authorized users can also activate lockdown or unlock Schlage wireless locks remotely from the Openpath app or Control Center. Securing perimeter and Interior doors Buildings will often only invest in a complete access control system for the perimeter and exterior entries, which leaves the majority of interior spaces unprotected. With buildings transitioning to more ﬂexible schedules and a greatly reduced population on-site, the interior doors become far more important to secure. This IP Gateway system allows easily add access to those doors, as well as manage and tracks it all remotely, from a centralized platform using a single credential and without added cost. In addition, to eliminate unnecessary infrastructure, the use of a panel is not required. Hybrid security “As the tenants return to commercial buildings and oﬃces, there is no shortage of challenges and demands for new commercial building environments that prioritize safety, offer cutting-edge technology, and hybrid-schedule ﬂexibility,” said James Segil, President & Co-Founder of Openpath. “We are proud to work with Allegion and its premier brand Schlage, to help change oﬃce landscapes for the better, solving for the needs of today and tomorrow.” User experience “When it comes to the frictionless workplace of the future, it’s clear that smart, scalable technology solutions like Openpath will play an essential role in helping businesses and commercial property owners adapt to the new world of work,” said Jeff Koziol, PACS Business Development Manager, at Allegion. “We are excited to integrate with Openpath’s cellphone security platform to create more value for our customers with less overhead cost, best-in-class features, and an unparalleled user experience.”
Allegion, the globally renowned provider of security products and solutions, including Schlage readers and locks, together with CBORD, a renowned higher education technology solutions provider, announced that they have expanded their offerings and now provide on-campus mobile credential solutions on Android phones. Students, faculty and staff on participating campuses can now use their Android phones to conveniently, safely and securely access campus buildings and make purchases through Google Pay, while the universities benefit from operational efficiencies. Contactless mobile IDs for campuses Allegion and CBORD first launched contactless mobile IDs for campuses in August 2019, for Apple devices. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Vermont and University of San Francisco were among the first schools to leverage the solution. The solution was well received and will be extended to Android phones on more campuses throughout this year, so as to reach an even larger population. “COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of and demand for contactless solutions, across the campus population. With many campuses looking to reopen for in-person classes this fall, having a contact-free solution became paramount to ensure a safe reopening,” said Jeff Koziol, Business Development Manager of Campus Software Partners at Allegion. Enhancing campus safety Schlage readers and locks also support the Transact NFC Android and the Apple iOS NFC mobile credentials Jeff Koziol adds, “Campus security directors can now offer students and faculty assurance that they can come back to campus safely, with contactless access in place to reduce touch points and trace outbreaks, while adding convenience.” Once the CBORD credential is provisioned, users simply present their device to NFC-enabled readers to pay for food, vending or laundry, or access exterior and interior doors at campus buildings and residence halls. Schlage readers and locks also support the Transact NFC Android and the Apple iOS NFC mobile credentials. Leveraging MIFARE 2GO cloud service CBORD and Transact’s mobile credentials for Google Pay leverage NXP Semiconductor’s secure MIFARE 2GO cloud service, which enables use of the credentials on all compatible Android NFC-enabled phones. “Campus credentials in the mobile wallet continue to reinvent and enhance the student experience,” said Larry Delaney, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at CBORD, adding “The ability to issue student IDs and access privileges prior to students returning to campus is yet another example of modern convenience and improved efficiency that mobile credentials provide.” Additional benefits for further convenience and interoperability include: They are wallet-based. The credentials make the transition seamless, as the campus population already tends to utilize digital wallets. The credentials allow for self-service, which helps the campus population avoid lines to traditional university card offices, which is critical as traffic is an area of concern during this COVID-19 pandemic They are protected by two-factor authentication. The solution allows students to request two-factor authentication by leveraging the pin pad or biometrics already present on their phone. The credentials can be remotely deactivated by the student or university, for added security. This extended offering is the next wave in Allegion’s pursuit to work with other globally renowned solution providers in the industry for digital credential rollout in universities.
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