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Sielox Creates Powerful Security Management System with Layered Access Control and Lockdown Solutions

Press release date: April 5, 2017

ISC West Exhibit Demonstrates Innovative Responses to Emergency Situations

Las Vegas, NV (April 5, 2017) – Over the past decade, layered security has developed into a distinct and widely-adopted security strategy. In the access control realm, Sielox LLC has pioneered the development of integrated and layered solutions that provide increasingly effective, convenient and intelligent security management systems.

Sielox’s comprehensive access control portfolio, featured here at ISC West (booth # 6103) addresses complex security challenges with innovative layered access control and lockdown systems that provide better control and response to problem situations. Among the featured highlights are the CLASS™ (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) emergency notification and lockdown solution; the Pinnacle Advanced access control solution; and the 1700 Intelligent Controller that fully integrates with Schlage® AD, NDE and LE wireless locks. Also featured is a new Lock Toggle for the 1700 Controller that allows users to lock and unlock doors without a second credential to override pre-set schedules.

“Our layered access control and lockdown systems provide security professionals with a complete set of tools they can deploy to enhance their security operation,” said Karen Evans, Sielox LLC President and CEO. “From schools to hospitals to office complexes, these solutions provide management with the protection they need and employees, students and visitors with the peace of mind they want.”

Sielox layered control and lockdown systems have been successfully deployed in facilities across the country, including Washington Township Public Schools in Washington Township, New Jersey and Upper Township Schools in Upper Township, New Jersey. The decision these school districts made to deploy multiple security layers - specifically control of interior and perimeter doors via Sielox’s innovative Pinnacle access control system and the 1700 intelligent controller integrated with Schlage wireless locks and alert level lockdown via Sielox Class - has been very beneficial from a peace of mind, security and cost standpoint.

“We were looking for the best solution to handle a lockdown situation at the three schools in our district when we heard about the deployment of Sielox and Allegion products at Washington Township,” said Vincent Palmieri, Superintendent, Upper Township Schools. “Given the fact that we also wanted the ability to lock the perimeter and interior doors of each school, we met with Sielox to talk about the capabilities of their Pinnacle access software and 1700 controllers, coupled with the Schlage NDE wireless locks.”

Sielox took the opportunity to introduce Mr. Palmieri to the company’s CLASS (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) emergency notification and lockdown solution during their meeting, as it would inevitably be the best means to help Upper Township Schools round-out their new system.

“We were blown away by CLASS and how it works with the locks. With this layered security system in place, we can lockdown the building, change alert levels when needed and communicate with local law enforcement in real-time. Likewise, we can warn school personnel who have left the building prior to the lockdown through the use of strobe lights that we had installed that change color to let anyone outside know that the schools are in lockdown.”

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