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Genea Access Control System Integration with Schlage Locks

Learn how to integrate your Genea Access Control Application with Schlage Locks

Ankita Chakraborty avatar
Written by Ankita Chakraborty
Updated over a week ago

The integration between the Schlage AD Series and Engage series wireless locks with Genea access control system offers organizations a reliable and scalable security solution. These wireless locks provide real-time monitoring, audit trails, centralized lockdown capabilities, and efficient access control management. By combining multiple components into a single unit, installation of these locks become easier and more cost-effective. Moreover, these locks can be easily upgraded in the future to adapt to changing security requirements.

Organizations can leverage the integration between Genea and Schlage locks to achieve the following benefits:

1. Streamlined Unified Security Infrastructure: By integrating Schlage locks with Genea's unified security platform, organizations can manage their entire physical security ecosystem from a single, intuitive interface. This includes cameras, access control,alarms, and visitor management, providing a centralized view of the entire security landscape.

2. Simplified Access Control Management: With the integration, organizations can seamlessly view and manage Schlage doors alongside other access control doors. This streamlines access control management by consolidating all door controls and permissions within the Genea system, making it easier to grant or revoke access privileges as needed.

3. Seamless Setup, Configuration, and Usage: Leveraging the integration, organizations can benefit from the straightforward setup and configuration of Schlage locks within Genea platform. The locks can be easily configured and centrally managed through Genea's web interface, simplifying the implementation and administration of access control systems.

Overall, the integration between Genea and Schlage locks offers organizations a unified, streamlined approach to physical security management, simplifying access control management while providing an intuitive platform for configuration and control.

Currently, Genea has the support of the following Schlage locks:

  • AD-300 locks via RS-485​

  • AD-400 locks via PIM400-485 (RS-485)​

  • NDE/NDEB/LE/LEB series locks- with ENGAGE gateway (RS-485) ​

Integration of Allegion AD-300 Series locks with Mercury controllers

The AD-300 is a wired electronic lock designed to be modular and provides compatibility with the Genea access control system. AD-300 locks securely communicate directly to a Mercury access control panels via RS-485.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The minimum firmware version of Mercury controllers should be as below to be able to work with Allegion AD-300 series locks:

Mercury controller

Minimum FW version

EP-2500

1.11.5

EP-1501

1.18.5

EP-1502

1.25.6

EP-4502

1.25.6

LP series

1.26.4

Wiring between AD-300 and Mercury controllers

It is recommended to not connect more than 8 AD-300 locksets be connected to a single RS-485 communication port.

Mercury Board (Port 2 or Port 3)

AD-300

TR+

TDA-

TR-

TDB+

GND

GND

Adding an AD-300 to the Genea application

1) To start with, configure Mercury LP/EP series controller within your Genea dashboard.

2) Navigate to the ‘Hardware’ tab in your admin dashboard, and select the Mercury controller to which you wish to connect the AD-300 lock with.

3) On the controller detail page, scroll down to the Ports section. The ports of the controller will be listed. By default, the port of a Mercury controller is set to "MSP1" protocol, which means support to the Mercury interface panel.

4) To configure, the AD-300 lock, edit the port, and set it to "Schlage PIM protocol". Click Save.

5) Now that the Schlage protocol is set for the Mercury controller, proceed to add the interface panel. To add an interface panel, navigate back to the "Hardware" tab and click on "+Add" in the Interface panel section.

6) Enter the interface panel details. Click "Save".

7) Now turn for the AD locks to be added. To do so, from the "Hardware" tab click on "+Add" in the Door section. Add the door name and optional description. Click Save.

8) Once the door is added, let's proceed to attach the lock to the door. Click on the "Attach" lock option.

9) Select the manufacturer as "Allegion Schlage", the appropriate model number, controller, and gateway (interface panel) to which the lock is connected. Click Save.

10) That adds an AD-300 lock to the Genea application.

11) Lock status:

Radio Frequency: Can occur when:

  • Communication to the linked device over radio frequency was disconnected, or

  • Lock is offline.

Bezel Tamper: When a bezel tamper occurs.

Integration of ENGAGE NDE/LE series with Mercury interface panels.

The ENGAGE Gateway connects Schlage LE and NDE wireless locks to the Genea Cloud. The ENGAGE Gateway enables the locks to be connected in real-time with Genea thus providing direct IP-based communication.

NOTES:

1. Each ENGAGE Gateway can support up to 10 wireless devices for a wide range of applications, including residential units, office and suite entries, conference rooms, sensitive storage areas, and perimeter entries. However, there is no limit to the number of ENGAGE gateways that can be added to the Genea application.

2. Every ENGAGE device has support for up to (16) individual intervals. These intervals include access group schedules as well as unlock schedules.

3. ENGAGE locks support up to 5,000 users per lock.

Genea supported ENGAGE Devices

The following devices have been successfully tested using the ENGAGE integration.

  • Schlage NDE locks

  • Schlage LE Mortise Locks

IMPORTANT NOTE: The minimum firmware version of Mercury controllers should be as below to be able to work with Allegion NDE/LE series locks:

Mercury controller

Minimum FW version for connecting LE series locks

Minimum FW version for connecting NDE series locks

EP2500

1.23.6

1.21.1

EP1501

1.23.6

1.21.1

EP1502

1.25.6

1.25.6

EP4502

1.25.6

1.25.6

LP series

1.26.4

1.26.4

Wiring between ENGAGE gateway and Mercury controllers

Mercury Board

ENGAGE gateway

TR+

TX-

TR-

RX+

GND

GND

Adding an ENGAGE gateway to the Genea application

1) Follow steps 1 to 5 as mentioned in the above section.

2) Enter the interface panel details. Click "Save".

3) Repeat steps 7 to 9 from the above section and the NDE or LE locks attached to the gateway will be added to the Genea application.

Integration of PIM400 with Mercury controllers

PIM400 module is used to connect the AD-400 series lock to the Genea application. It can support up to 16 wireless AD series devices.

Adding a PIM400 module to the Genea application

1) Follow steps 1 to 5 as mentioned in the above section.

2) Enter the interface panel details. Click "Save".

3) Repeat steps 7 to 9 from the above section and the AD-400 locks will be added to the Genea application.

Managing access groups for Schlage locks

1) To create an access group for Schlage locks, navigate to Access Control > Access Groups from your Genea dashboard.

2) Click on Add. From the door list, select the doors, select schedule against each door, and Save the AG.

If you would like to learn more about this integration, please send inquiries to acsupport@getgenea.com.

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