Schlage recently released its FIPS 201-1 AD-Series locks.
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CARMEL, Ind. – Aug 1, 2012 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced that government security professionals can now join their peers in the private sector and purchase a customized electronic locks solution to secure their facilities today while protecting their access control investment for years to come. The new Schlage FIPS 201-1 (Federal Information Processing Standards Publication) AD-Series features provides enhanced connectivity options to lower door opening costs.
These options are available on both the AD-301 hardwired and AD-401 wireless locks which are sold as a complete system from the factory with specific FIPS 201-1 compliant components, including the lock and reader. The FIPS 201-1 locks now communicate to the access control system via two distinct paths, RS-485 or Wiegand. They read PIV or PIV-I compliant smart cards via a FIPS 201-1 compliant multi-technology (FMK) reader and have configurable output formats using specific hardware and firmware versions (FIPS.A.10 or higher) from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies per the FIPS201-1 certification.
“Communicating via the RS-485 architecture in an integrated locking platform brings the cost per door down further,” emphasizes Drew Alexander, product manager for Schlage electronics at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.
Depending on the access control panel, the installer can directly wire multiple AD-301 hardwired locks to the panel and secure up to 16 access points wirelessly with each PIM400-485 interface to the AD-401 wireless locks. This option voids the time and cost of installing additional Wiegand interface modules. The AD-401 wireless networked lock can communicate to an access control system using either Wiegand communication via PIM400-TD2 interface module or RS-485 communications via a PIM400-485 interface module. It utilizes 900 MHz secure encrypted data transmission.
Listings for the AD-301 and AD-401 are available on the IDmanagement website (www.idmanagement.gov) or FIPS 201-1 Evaluation Program Approved Products List
(http://FIPS201-1ep.cio.gov/apl.php). For the latter, interested parties should refer to Line #’s 533 and 534.