CBORD integrates AD-Series from Schlage to augment one-card solutions

CARMEL, IND. – November 4, 2009 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that The CBORD Group, Inc., is helping colleges and universities protect their one-card access control investments by seamlessly integrating its campus ID card systems with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ new AD-Series from Schlage security platform. The modular design of the new AD-Series security platform lets higher education users customize door openings by credential reader, networking, finish and levers. Yet, without replacing the lock or even taking it off the door, they can upgrade readers and network modules to change credentials or go from an offline to networked solution.

Additionally, the platform is built on an open architecture platform, allowing for seamless integration with CBORD solutions for campus ID systems. By combining these products, CBORD is providing campus administrators with flexible, adaptable and scalable security solutions they can tailor to their campuses today while being able to enhance their one-card solution in the future as needs and industry technologies evolve.

“Components that have been traditionally located around the door are now integrated into the lock itself to yield a smarter solution and more value for the investment,” reports Cindy McCall, Vice President, Marketing, The CBORD Group, Inc. “Few campus administrators can predict their electronic access needs years in the future. This new AD-Series platform allows customers to plan for today and be ready for the future, taking advantage of innovative technologies as they emerge.”

“From classrooms to sports complexes, labs, residence halls, common areas and beyond, the new AD-Series from Schlage security platform were designed with the understanding that no two campuses or their security applications are the same,” explains Beverly Vigue, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies vice president, education markets. “While protecting people in their facilities is higher education’s most important security priority, CBORD’s solutions for campus ID systems in conjunction with the AD-Series electronic locks also protect the college’s access control investment. The modular design of the new AD-Series security platform makes it easy to add more locks or upgrade credentials, networking options or software without replacing the locks. In the future, such upgrades can be as easy as changing a module from a mag to a smart card.”

More information on CBORD one-card systems is available at www.cbord.com. More information on the AD-Series from Schlage security platform is available at www.schlage.com/ad-series. The locks commence shipping in December.