Allegion brings new generation wireless mortise lock to market for UK end users

Allegion UK, the specialist in fire safety and security hardware, has launched a new generation of wireless mortise lock for the UK market. The Schlage LE mortise lock featuring ENGAGE technology has been developed specifically to extend effective electronic access control throughout the interior of a building in addition to exterior doors, thereby providing a single, secure locking device for the whole of a building.

Ideal for multiple commercial settings as well as higher education institutions, senior living homes and medical facilities, the Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE technology is easy to install, connect and manage.

Trevor Ball, Allegion’s business development manager for the UK and Ireland, states that the positive feedback and sales it has received in the USA since its launch in 2017 has helped to accelerate the product’s introduction to the UK. “Sales of the Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE technology have been performing well overseas and we’ve also been experiencing a growing demand in the UK for wireless technology locks, so we were determined to introduce it here as soon as we could.”

Ball continued: “By using the Schlage wireless locks, this affords end users the opportunity to bring electronic access control deeper inside the building, which then opens up the potential for a single lock type to be used to secure the inside as well as the outside. The benefits of this compared to traditional methods which have tended to focus only on the security of the building exterior are enormous.”

On that note, Ball elaborated: “As well as being easy and quick to install, the Schlage is also cost-effective and low maintenance with up to two years’ battery life. We’re sure that the combination of this superior product combined with its ease of maintenance will make it an attractive proposition for facilities managers and specifiers.”

Schlage LE wireless locks combine the lock, credential reader, door-position sensor and request-to-exit switch in a single unit. Crucially, there are no wires to run to the lock and no additional hardware is required. Built-in Bluetooth enables the LE wireless locks to connect directly to smart phones and tablets.

These locks are available in nine finishes, from aged bronze through to satin chrome with antimicrobial coating, as well as a host of lever styles.

For advanced capabilities including networked real-time communication with the ENGAGE Gateway, LE wireless locks are managed with software from one of the company’s physical access control software alliance members.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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