Schlage Introduces Wyreless WA Series for Access Control Installations

FORESTVILLE, CONN. - July 20, 2005 - Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has introduced its new Schlage Wyreless WA Series of locksets, a family of wireless access control products that combines all elements required at the door for a complete access control solution in one integrated package. The systems install in one hour.

"The Wyreless WA Series is a combination of industry-leading technologies," explained Lester LaPierre, marketing manager, Schlage Wyreless Access. "The RF transceiver assemblies, credential reader modules and energy-efficient battery-powered circuitry descend from the Modular Integrated Reader Lock (MIRL) platform while the Schlage D-lock cylindrical and L-lock mortise locksets are the world's preferred locking systems."

The new WA5600 modular lock includes the card reader, electric lock, Request-to-Exit sensor, door position switch, battery pack and RF communications package. An optional Request-to-Enter sensor is also available. The new WA993 wireless exit trim for Von Duprin 98 and 99 exit bars also combines the reader module, trim faceplate including electric lock, door position switch, transceiver module and battery pack into one kit.

Either can be used on both wood and metal doors. With both, users have a choice of credential readers, including HID, Indala and AWID proximity, iClass smart card, and magnetic stripe readers. Reader operating temperatures are between - 35° C to + 66° C. They are weather resistant for outdoor applications.

An 8-AA battery pack provides up to four years of battery life. The kits have a range of 200 feet in normal building construction on the same floor.

A new wireless exit kit adds full access control capabilities to new and existing exit bars without wiring to the door or around the door. It maintains UL-LSC for fire doors, negating the need to re-certify the door. It installs in two hours since there is no need for exit device electrification kits, high current power supplies or transfer hinges. There is also no need to core the door or run wiring.

"The WA Series of Wyreless access control helps installers and their customers reduce the disruption to facilities and workplaces, cuts installation costs by up to 35 percent or more and slashes implementation time by up to 90 percent," LaPierre adds.