Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has developed an offline access control solution with its Schlage King Cobra Series 2 (KC2) Locks, SNAP programmer and SNAP PC application.
By Jennifer Brown
An upgrade from mechanical keys, KC2 locks and SNAP let end users
secure doors, manage lists of up to 1,000 authorized users per lock,
and access an audit trail of the last 1,000 uses to see who went where
and when. The SNAP programmer is used to program the KC2 locks and
communicates with a PC though a standard USB interface, much like a
thumb drive or similar USB storage device.
The new King Cobra 2 and SNAP is also designed to 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.
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 1,000 individual users and 1,000 audit trail
events. Other features include a keypad and an iButton credential
reader to provide 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.