The latest version of the LockLink software from IR Security & Safety is designed to enable campuses to manage their online access control systems and offline, dormitory-style locks from the same application. It manages multiple credentials such as biometrics, HID prox cards, and mag stripe cards.
LockLink 7.0 Seamlessly Manages Online and Offline Access Control
Users Mix and Match Locking Systems Solutions –
Each Department Sets Its Own Priorities – Multiple Credentials Used
FORESTVILLE, CONN. – July 27, 2004 – IR Security & Safety’s Electronic Access Control Division today announced the release of a new, enhanced version of its LockLink access control management software. LockLink 7.0 lets users seamlessly manage both offline and online access control solutions available from IR Security & Safety. Designed with a client/server architecture, it lets different individuals across an educational, healthcare or business campus manage their own piece of the system. An easy-to-use GUI provides “drag and drop” assignment. This improved, intuitive user interface greatly reduces the amount of time required for system administrators to become proficient programming locks.
“Different openings require different types of access control solutions”, emphasizes Jeff Koziol, marketing manager for IR Security & Safety. “Low security openings in an existing structure are best equipped with offline, battery-powered locksets as an appropriate access control solution. High security, perimeter, or high traffic openings are best equipped with online, hard-wired access control solutions. Now, with LockLink 7.0, customers can mix and match such access control options without needing help from their systems administrators to train, manage and keep up to date with a separate access control system.”
In addition to managing the variety of offline and online products available from IR Security & Safety, LockLink 7.0 also manages a variety of credentials ranging from hand geometry (biometric), HID proximity, magnetic stripe card, iButton, all the above with PIN number and PIN number only.
“It is not uncommon for a customer to utilize different types of access credentials across their campus,” affirms Koziol. “On a college campus, a student may use their hand geometry for access to the perimeter security points of their residence halls while using their ID card with magnetic stripe for access to their individual rooms. Meanwhile, the facilities management staff may prefer the use of an iButton credential because of its durability and ease of use.”
With its client/server architecture, LockLink 7.0 lets various workstations across a campus participate in the management and administration of the system.
“In the same way that openings have different access control needs, various departments on an education, healthcare or business campus have different access control requirements,” adds Koziol. “Allowing clients access to the user and door information for which they are authorized gives them the ability to manage access as they deem appropriate within their department. This greatly adds to the ultimate flexibility of the system.”
The new, enhanced version of LockLink 7.0 is available now through IR-certified access control dealers.
About IR Security & Safety’s Electronic Access Control Division
Since 1969, IR Security & Safety’s Electronic Access Control Division (EACD) has provided premium electronic access control solutions, including electromagnetic locks, monitoring consoles, electromechanical locks and strikes, electrical and electronic exit devices, power operators, power supplies and controllers to security professionals and their customers. Leading brands such as Recognition Systems, Schlage and Von Duprin comprise the Electronic Access Control Division of IR Security and Safety, which serves an international clientele from its headquarters in Forestville, Conn. Phone is 866-322-1237. The IR website is www.irco.com.