Lenel announces new lock for OnGuard

LAS VEGAS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenel Systems International today announced the introduction of Lenel ILS, the first integrated electromechanical locking system specifically engineered to be configured, programmed and managed directly from the OnGuard total security solution. Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Available in both offline and wireless variants, Lenel ILS extends a security system's reach by bringing traditional OnGuard access control functionality to electromechanical locks - enabling users to secure more doors within a facility from a single security platform, and providing real-time priority alerts and single seat management of cardholders. Integration with the OnGuard solution allows users to manage all access control functions from one application and eliminates the need for traditional lock and key.

"Lenel ILS responds to customers' requests for a complimentary system to traditional online readers that is cost effective, secure, and manageable from the OnGuard system," said Luis Orbegoso, Lenel President and General Manager.

The Lenel ILS platform is modular in design, enabling customers to choose the network connectivity, credential type and reader technology (magnetic stripe, Proximity 125KHz and Smart Card 13.56 MHz) that best fits their business. Should needs change, both reader type and wireless connectivity can easily be upgraded. The platform also allows phased-in implementation, making it possible to start on a small scale without outfitting the entire facility at once.

Lenel ILS will be commercially available in June 2010 through Lenel's Value Added Reseller (VAR) channel.