Electronic Locks

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The radio frequency identification wavelength used by various manufacturers of proximity cards. This frequency is utilized by the reader to energize the credential in order to read the information ...
The radio frequency identification wavelength used by various manufacturers of smart cards.
Indicates the span of radio wavelengths from 902 MHz to 928 MHz (megahertz). The AD-400 Series uses 900 MHz for wireless communications.
Access control panel is a central repository receiving information from electrified openings and processing these signals according to predefined parameters.
Time (in seconds) to wait before determining communication from the ACP has failed
A computer based program controlling access privileges and monitoring the status of openings.
An access point is an access-controlled point such as a door, turnstile, or gate. At the hardware level, this consists of a grouping of devices (Door Contact, Soor Strike, Reader, REX).
The rights assigned to any given user as to which doors they can access and when.
AD-Series Offline locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics with Access rights stored on the lock. The AD-200 Series Locks are battery powered offline locks that can use various credentials (PIN, P...
AD-Series Online locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics that are hardwired to the Network
AD-Series Online locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics that are connected wirelessly to the Network
American National Standard for Mortise Locks and Latches.
American National Standard for Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches.
American National Standard for Electrified Locking Devices.
The process built into an RFID system that protects multiple cards from crashing into each other (being read at the same time) within a reader’s field.
A feature of access control systems that limit or prevent users from ‘passing back’ their credential to another person attempting to gain access.
Door automatically unlocks when opened and does not re-lock. Credential must be presented to lock’s exterior or an interior buttom must be presented to re-lock door.
Areas like pages in a smart card that house different uses or applications (such as access control, cashless vending, public transportation, etc.) and are protected by security keys.
Allegion Reader with the capability of reading credentials in the 13.58 MHz range. Readers include MT11, MT15, MTK15 MTMS15, MTMSK15, SM10. Also refers to "Smart" credentials operating in the 13.58...
Amplitude Shift Keying or modulation – Refers to the process of altering the height of the radio waves to signify the zeros and ones in the binary communication – ASK is the most common form of mod...
Audit the Key, a switch inside the AD-Series lock which signals when a mechanical key has been used to override the electronic lock.
A list of transactions (with time details) that have occurred at a lock, indicating successful access attempts, denied accessattempts, and other information such as attempts to enter with a mechani...
Type of 125 kHz proximity card format readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
The unique identifier for each card/credential within an access control system (similar to a license plate number).
The amount of data a network can transport in a given period of time. Higher bandwidth means more data per second can be transferred.
An electronic lock using battery power to carry out its functions.
A measure of the rate at which a modem or serial connection transmits data. This is measured in bits per second (bps).
Acronym for Binary Coded Decimal, an encoding method for representing decimal numbers where each digit is represented by four bits.
The battery-powered BE367 Deadbolt is an electronically programmable deadbolt lock. It is programmed to accept iButtons. When an iButton is presented to the BE367 Deadbolt, the lock reads the elect...
The biological identification of a person, including characteristics of structure and of action such as iris and retinal patterns, hand geometry, fingerprints, voice responses to challenges and the...
A binary system of information or data represented by the number 1 or 0. This binary system of communication, called digital communication, is how computers or microprocessors talk to each other. T...
Is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices
Windows CE based handheld device to support Schlage Utility Software (SUS).
Windows CE based handheld device to support Schlage Utility Software (SUS).
Acronym for Common Access Card, a U.S. Department of Defense smart card issued as standard identification, and for access to computers, networks and some facilities
How the reader will handle stored card information if there is loss of communication to its controller
Card data filters and converters that provide data that can be accepted by the access control system
The bit structure of a particular card. The average card format includes the card number, facility code, and parity bits. The two types of card formats supported by Cisco Physical Access Manager ar...
Type of 125 kHz proximity card format readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
European certification that products meet RF interference standards (see also FCC certification).
The ability to electronically lock multiple doors (usually perimeter) of a building from one computer.
Refers to the basic mechanical foundation of a lock (mortise, cylindrical or tubular).
CIP Module (P512-112) used with HH-Serial Cable and Hand Held Device (HHD) for programming legacy CM/CL/KC products. Used only with BM-150 HHD
Campus Lock, an Offline series of locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics.
A communication protocol used by various manufacturers of access control systems to transfer data from the electronic access control device to the host computer.
Computer Managed, an Offline series of locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics.
CO-Series Offline locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics, manually programmed, keypad only, with user rights stored on the lock
CO-Series Offline locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics, computer or manually programmed with user rights stored on the lock
A removable module on the inside escutcheon of the AD-Series which houses the wireless or hardwired communications assembly.
An exit device with rods concealed in the door and connected to top and bottom latches.
A card/credential and reader system utilizing RFID technology in which the credential and reader utilize icroprocessors and antennas to communicate without having to come in contact with one anoth...
Multi-family locks (BE467, FE410) with Bluetooth capabilities for programming and configuration purposes. Locks are accessed via Smart technology (13.58Mhz)
The inside part of a locking cylinder which contains the keyway and pins.
In access control, a term used to describe the means used to verify an individual is authorized to proceed through an opening. Common types include a traditional mechanical credential, such as a ke...
Acronym for the Card Serial Number, a unique, unencrypted identification number contained on the integrated chip in each smart card. May also be referred to as UID.
The CT5000 is an offline single opening controller
A type of bored lock installed into a round hole in the door.
Decibel (dB), a unit of measurement used to compare measured levels of sound energy (intensity) to the apparent level detected by the human ear, expressed as a logarithmic ratio.
Acronym for Dynamic channel switching - can be selected to decrease the chance of interference but will decrease battery life.
The idle time between subsequent queries. - Shorter delays may reduce latency. - Longer delays may enhance battery life.
A delete with audit/alarm credential will log an audit entry that the credential was used. However, the credential will NOT unlock the door. If an alarm is available on the lock, then the alarm wil...
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
Dogged is a credential functions that keeps the push pad pushed in and the door unlocked only on electronic dogging bars. A dogged credential works as a normal credential on all other devices.
An AutoUnlock is a defined time period during which a lock is unlocked. At the end of the AutoUnlock time period, the lock will automatically relock.
Typically a magnetic contact switch used to monitor whether a door is open or closed
A holiday is a defined time period during which a door remains in a secure, secured lockout or passage state. A holiday can span over an unlimited amount of time.
The Prop Delay setting is the time to allow the door to be held open before the alarm relay triggers the alarm.
metallic points making (shorting) or breaking (opening) a circuit. The switched circuit must have it's own source of power and is merely routed through the dry contacts to energize.
Door Status Monitor; offered as an option on a Magnetic lock.
A method of increasing security at an opening by demanding two types of credentials to gain access, such as a smart car and a PIN.
Electronic Access Control
Electrically Erasable Programmable ROM - A rewritable memory chip that holds its content without power.
Items such as Magnetic Stripe Cards, PersonalIdentification Numbers, Smart Cards etc., that when presented to electronic locks either allow or deny access.
In public buildings, a set of responses defining protocols and procedures for different types of emergency scenarios.
Schlage wireless locks with ENGAGE technology are designed to fit into a standard mechanical ND door prep. ENGAGE cloud based web and mobile apps make it simple to configure lock settings, add user...
A way of changing information into a form unreadable except to those who have the knowledge to decipher it.
The most popular communication system for LANs
This setting is required to respond to scheduled unlocks from an access control panel
Two-way communication system/protocol between the host and the reader typically used in a CASI (GE Security) access control system
A code that identifies the customer or location of the equipment. For example, a central station operator might use facility codes to identify subscribers being served by the central station system.
The state of an electronic locking device when power has failed – in this case the lock will fail in the state it was when power was last available.
The state of an electronic locking device when communication with the Access Control Panel has failed – in the case of the AD-Series, the lock will allow a defined number of users who have most rec...
U.S. certification indicating that a product meets FCC standards regarding RF signal interference.
Functions and features that are able to be chosen and or modified in the field to accommodate the specific requirements of an opening.
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
Essentially software in the form of ROM or EEPROM that does not lose memory when power is not maintained
The First Person In feature is used in combination with AutoUnlocks. If the First Person In feature is enabled, the lock will remain locked until a user presents a credential to open the door. The ...
Is an entry accomplished by the use of force upon the physical components of the premises using tools or muscle power.
How a card is encoded with information. A format dictates how a number is used and what it means. An access control panel is programmed to recognize the order of information in a bit stream, such a...
A freeze credential disables the credential reader. After a freeze credential has been used on a lock, only a pass through credential will operate the lock. Present a freeze credential to return th...
Full Size Interchangeable Core, a large format cylinder core that can be removed from one housing and placed into another lock without removing or disassembling the lockset/door hardware.
The measure of the number of radio wave cycles completed in a period of time
Frequency Shift Keying or modulation – the process of altering the frequency of radio waves to signify the zeros and ones in the binary communication.
A device for providing isolation and controlling the flow of information between a computer system and authenticated users on networks connected to the system. A gateway permits or denies passage o...
Global System for Mobile Communication
The heartbeat is a brief communication from the lock to the PIM400. It allows an idle lock to check for messages. Range: 15 seconds - many hours
A numbering system usually written using the symbols 0-9 and A-F or a-f.
Cable used to connect Hand Held Device (HHD) for programming legacy CM/CL/KC products. Must have SUS 6.3.3 in HHD to support the HH-2PIN Serial cable.
Cable used to connect Hand Held Device (HHD) to CIP for programming legacy CM/CL/KC products
Cable used to connect Hand Held Device (HHD) to AD- and CO-Series products
A Hand Held Device used to manually download and upload information between a host computer and an access control device. Using the HHD you can transfer information to and from the locks without ha...
(a) Receiving AC/DC power directly via physical wires from aseparate power supply; or (b) Communicating to an access control panel directly via physical wires/cables.
Type of 125 kHz proximity card format readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
Refers to a specific bit format from HID. The bit format used to be 35 bits, but is now 48 bits. This format may be programmed on a Prox (125KHz) or smart (13.56 MHz) card.
Type of smart card format whose serial number is readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
The number physically printed or embossed on a badge. This number is generally independent of the Card Number. Not all badges have a hot stamp number.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. A combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and a network security protocol.
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
The designated power source requirement needed by equipment in order to properly function.
Type of smart card format whose serial number is readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
An auxiliary deadbolt which is withdrawn at the same time as the latch by turning the inside lever or knob. Deadbolt is also withdrawn if a valid credential is presented and exterior lever is rotated.
A series of four numbers ranging between 1 and 256 each separated by a decimal – essentially a computer street address identifying a particular computer from others during communication over the web.
In this mode, the ENGAGE Gateway communicates with an IP-based host. Power is supplied by either POE on the Ethernet cable or the wall power supply that is included with the Gateway. Data is suppli...
International standard regulating contactless, proximity technology,. The advantage products utilizing ISO 14443 have over those utilizing ISO 15693 is that the transaction speed is faster, making ...
International standard regulating contactless, vicinity technology. The advantage ISO 15693 has over ISO 14443 is greater convenience due to longer read ranges and less power consumption.
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
King Cobra 2, an Offline series of locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics.
A lock where the outside trim has the key cylinder incorporated into the lever itself.
A keyfob is a unique credential serving purposes similar to a card. It can take many shapes and is often used as the fob or extension on a key chain. Keyfobs can be used for access control, smart c...
Much like the key control of masterkeyed codes in a mechanical key system, key management in an electronic system is the process of controlling badge IDs, facility codes, and ensuring the security ...
a feature that allows an electrically operated lock to be released or engaged with a hand-operated key.
A set of buttons arranged in a block which usually bear digits and other symbols.
Local Area Networks are typically used to connect computers separated by short distances.
Light emitting diode.
Used to describe how far radio waves can travel with no obstructions.
The Lock & Leave Feature is a feature that when enabled, the lock can be re-locked from the outside of the door for a short period of time.
A set of industry-recognized terms that describe how locks operate once installed on doors. Can be achieved through either mechanical or electromechanical processes.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. A combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and a network security protocol.
A device that activates when the magnetic field set up between two contact points is broken.
Magnetic Stripe Cards, a card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. The magnetic stripe card is read b...
A lock that can be programmed at the door by inputting data by hand through the keypad.
Key systems are a mechanical means of access control. Key systems have a defined amount of key combinations. A simple master key system allows a single Master Key to operate a group of cylinders ke...
Megahertz is a frequency of one million Hertz, or 106 cycles per second.
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series prox and multi-tech readers.
The changing of radio waves in a specific manner in order to represent data
A mortise lock with a built-in interconnected auxiliary deadbolt.
Multi-technology reader capable of reading 125kHz (Prox) and 13.58MHz (smart) credentials.
Multi-technology reader capable of reading 125kHz (Prox) and 13.58MHz (smart) credentials; MT2 adds NFC and MIFARE PLUS capabilities.
Multi-technology reader used to enroll proximity and smart credentials using a computer's USB connection. Configuration cards may be used to manipulate the output.
A reader powered by a USB cable (via a computer's USB port or a powered USB plug) used to enroll smart credentials used in Multifamily access. The reader uses a Wi-Fi connection for enrolling no-...
Multi-technology reader with keypad capable of reading 125KHz (Prox) and 13.58Mhz (smart) credentials.
Multi-technology reader with keypad capable of reading 125KHz (Prox) and 13.58Mhz (smart) credentials; MT2 adds NFC and MIFARE PLUS capabilities.
A vertical bar or divider in the frame between doors or other openings such as the metal narrow rail between glass storefront doors.
A card or credential utilizing two or more technologies such as magnetic stripe and proximity (RF).
A reader which communicates with both proximity cards or smart cards.
A method of identification between reader and credential where both have to be assured of the others identity before information is exchanged.
Type of smart card format whose serial number and secured sector are readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
NDE Series wireless locks utilize the standard ND cylindrical door prep. NDE Series wireless locks simplify installation by combining the lock, credential reader, door position sensor and request-t...
National Electrical Code, a consensus standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); commonly called 'code.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association, an organization that is known for its standardization of wire and cable specifications.
An electronic locking system with two way communication directly (either by physical wires or wireless) to a central computer system housing the access control software.
Near Field Communication is a wireless communication system developed in conjunction between Philips and Sony to compete with Bluetooth wireless communication
This type of credential allows regular access to a lock with no special or managerial privileges.
The condition of a circuit or switch that is in a no-fault state. The circuit is complete and current is able to flow. A break in the circuit triggers an alarm.
The condition of a circuit or switch that is in a no-fault state. The circuit is open and current is unable to flow. Closing the circuit completes a current path and an alarm condition is initiated.
Original Equipment Manufacturer – A manufacturing company of a data control system such as an access control system that provides software to connect many devices, including readers.
Door requires a user-level credential for entry. A user can push an interior button or present a credential to enable unlocked state, eliminating the need for a credential to open the door.
An electronic locking system receiving and giving information at the door either manually or to an intermediary device (such as a PDA) that is then taken back to connect to the main computer housin...
A onetime use credential opens a door only once with the normal function. Once a onetime use credential has been used on a door, it will no longer work on that door. It can still work on other door...
Same as "networked". An electronic locking system with two way communication directly (either by physical wires or wireless) to a central computer system housing the access control software.
Electronic locking hardware and systems that can communicate seamlessly with most of the common building management software platforms.
A pass through credential will always unlock a lock that is in secured lockout mode, regardless of how the lock was put in secured lockout mode.
Multi-family locks which require software and HHD to be programmed. Deadbolt model is the BE367 and the interconnected lockset is the FE210. Locks used with Schlage Express or StratIS software and ...
Panel Interface Board is manufactured by Schlage Electronics. Used as a ‘translator’ between the access control panel language and the lock language
Panel Interface Module is manufactured by Schlage Electronics. Acts as a ‘translator’ between the access control panel and the wireless lock.
Panel Interface Module which receives RF communications from an AD400, WRI, or WPR, and interfaces, via wiring, to the RS485 port of an OEM partner Access Control panel.
Panel Interface Module which receives RF communications from an AD400, WRI, or WPR, and interfaces, via wiring, to the wiegand input of an access control panel.
Null converter used to connect Hand Held Device (HHD) to WA Series Legacy PIM, using the HH-Serial Cable
Personal Identification Number is a sequence of numbers known by an individual and physically inputted into a keypad.
Personal Identity Verification card. Cards issued to Federal employees and contractors.
Power is supplied through Ethernet port
The choice of either using battery power or AC/DC power from a separate power supply.
The privacy function is activated by pressing an interior button or by throwing the deadbolt from inside. When function is engaged, user-level credentials are temporarily denied and only specified ...
How computers talk to each other – a communication system
A generic name for contactless integrated circuit devices used for security access or payment systems. The industry generally refers to cards that operate at 125kHZ as proximity cards. These cards ...
phase-shift keying
A device used to validate electronic credentials, such as a magnetic stripe readers, proximity card readers, smart card readers, etc.
Amount of time before the lock relocks after being unlocked by a user presenting a valid credential
A radio device that retransmits received signals for the purpose of extending transmission distance or overcoming obstacles.
Request to Enter switch.
Request to Exit switch.
A serial communication method used with computers and access control devices.
An RSI Hand is the only biometric credential available. Hands are always combined with a PIN. The PIN can be encoded on a card (mag or prox). Hands have the highest available security level at no i...
Using the RSI Mode the ENGAGE Gateway can communicate with an access control panel (ACP) and alliance partner access control software to control the system.
A bit level command structure to allow partner access panels to query and control Schlage wireless products.
Schlage Express is an access control management system that manages electronic access control devices. Schlage Express manages and monitors offline devices. Each device has unique characteristics, ...
(Small Format Interchangeable Core is a small format cylinder core which can be removed from one housing and placed into another lock without removing or disassembling the lockset/door hardware.
A more intelligent form of proximity card. Proximity readers can only read from a proximity card and not write to it, while smart card technology allows the reader to read/write to the card. In add...
SmarTime is a collection of time-based functions (used in Schlage Express) that allow locks to behave differently based on time restrictions. SmarTime functions include User Time Zones, Door AutoUn...
Simplified Name Application Program is an Offline access control software designed by Schlage Electronics to be used with KC-2 products.
An access control system that is managed either offline or online by a computer based software program.
Type of smart card format whose serial number is readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
An electronic lock which does not have any physical or wireless connection to an access control panel.
The ability to electronically supervise the state of specific conditions at a lock or opening, e.g., Lock/Unlock status, Deadbolt Position status, Battery status, etc.
Exit device with surface applied rods connected to top and bottom latches.
The Schlage Utility Software (SUS) is a software application that runs on a Windows CE based handheld device. It is used to transfer data files between the access control software and locks and con...
Type of smart card format whose serial number is readable by AD Series proximity and multi-technology readers.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is the most common protocol system computers use to communicate over the internet
Used to switch a lock back and forth between a locked state to an unlocked state. Presentation of a toggle credential puts a lock into unlocked status until such time as another toggle credential i...
Within a magnetic stripe card; there are up to 3 distinct readable tracks on a magnetic stripe card. Most applications use either track 1 or 2.
Acronym for the Unique Identifier, a unique, unencrypted identification number contained on the integrated chip in each smart card. (May also be referred to as CSN.)
Underwriters Laboratory". Originally an insurance industry organization, UL is now an independent and non-profit organization that tests electrical components and other equipment for potential haza...
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is arguably the easiest way to add WiFi capability to a computer
Value Integration Platform; Networked series of locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics.
A Virtual Private Network is configured within a public or internet network to take advantage of economies of scale
Wireless Access; Networked series of locks manufactured by Schlage Electronics.
Acronym for Wireless Access Point Module
a strait, wire type external antenna.
A communication protocol used by various manufacturers of access control systems to transfer data from the electronic access control device to the host computer.
Having direct communication via physical wires from the lock to the access control panel.
Having direct communication to the access control panel without the use of wires, usually 900 MHz or 2.14 GHz. (This wavelength offers excellent receiver sensitivity and best-in-class overall for n...
A self-powered, portable and convenient WireLess Access Point Module that provides access granted/access denied indicators
A Wireless Access Point Module that is ideal for gate and elevator applications. Allows access control while eliminating trenching and traveling cables. Works with any reader technology. Requires l...
Allegion reader with the capability of reading credentials in the 125Khz range. Readers include the PR10. Also refers to "Prox" credentials operating in the 125Khz range.