ASSA ABLOY mechanical and electromechanical lock and access control company SARGENT announced today that it has formed a partnership with S2 Security. According to a statement issued by SARGENT, the partnership makes SARGENT's wifi-enabled locksets compatible with the S2 software used for security management. Specifically, the partnership allows for integration of SARGENT's v.S2 and Passport 1000 P.2 wifi-enabled locksets to work with the S2 NetBox and enterprise security management systems.
The move extends S2's management capabilities to remote locksets like SARGENT's popular models. SARGENT's Profile Series v.S2 and Passport 1000 P.2 locksets use standard 802.11 b/g wireless technologies to connect to the locks. The locks come in mortise lock, cylindrical lock and exit device configurations. The SARGENT v.S2 operates with a Prox reader and optional keypad, while the Passport P.2 works with magstripe cards. Despite their use in remote locations where wiring back to the system isn't practical, both of these locks allow for central management.
"We've seen interest in remote locksets across our base of over 7,500 installed systems," said S2 Security CEO John Moss. "I see the integration of SARGENT locksets as a great value-added feature for our customers."
Martin Huddart, the vice president of electronic access control for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, said the partnership frees customers from having to use a standalone software.
"This partnership between ASSA ABLOY and S2 Security will benefit end-users by permitting them to utilize locks that integrate into an S2 access control platform without the need for a separate proprietary software package," said Huddart.