Schlage Introduces King Cobra Series 2 Locks and SNAP Programmer

New locks, programmer and PC application create simple solution for small facility access management


FORESTVILLE, CONN. – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has developed the perfect offline access control solution with its new, improved Schlage King Cobra Series 2 (KC2) Locks, SNAP™ programmer and SNAP PC Application. This next generation in the Schlage lock family is smarter, more durable, and very affordable, providing an easy to manage and intuitive offline lock solution.

An upgrade from mechanical keys, KC2 locks and SNAP let end users secure doors, manage lists of up to 1000 authorized users per lock, and access an audit trial of the last 1000 uses to see who went where and when. The SNAP programmer is used to program the KC2 locks and communicates with the PC though a standard USB interface, much like a thumb drive or similar USB storage device. The SNAP PC Application is so intuitive, and so simple to use, that tech support calls will become something only a competitive solution will have to deal with.

The new King Cobra 2 and SNAP will also help locksmiths and security dealers create new and recurring revenue streams to grow their business. By upgrading their customers to electronic access control, and then managing those openings for the customer, revenues will grow and the relationship with that customer will remain strong.

"Most access control solutions are designed either for simple manual programming at the lock or for powerful offline or online functionality through software," explains Chris Nieshalla, marketing manager with Schlage electronic security. "The KC2 lock and SNAP programmer create a nexus between the simplicity of a USB thumb drive and access control lock management. The system is specifically designed for the end user with multiple locks and employees, who finds it impractical to program each lock manually through the keypad, yet does not require the fully featured functions of higher price online lock and software solutions. Examples include retail operations, small to medium sized businesses, property management firms, commercial office buildings, schools, hospitals, airports and many other institutional facilities."

Several improvements and features have been developed for this series of King Cobra locks. New features include the ability for the locks to be programmed using the SNAP programmer. Also, a new lock memory capable of storing up to 1000 individual users and 1000 audit trail events. Other features include a keypad and an iButton credential reader, providing increased security over mechanical locks and pushbutton-only locks. The KC2 may also be used with more fully featured software programs, such as Schlage Security Management System Express, offering the ability to program auto-lock/relock times.

The KC2 is a lock that can grow with a customer's needs. If all a customer needs today is a simple keypad entry solution, the KC2 can meet this need. As their business grows, along with the number of openings and employees, the need for the SNAP programmer becomes relevant. No worries here since the KC2 already has the smarts inside. In the future, it may become necessary to use a more powerful, more advanced system to manage openings – something that combines both offline and online openings into one. Schlage Security Management Systems Software can then be used, again with the existing KC2 locks.

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