Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, introduced the Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility for multifamily properties. Kastle Systems and STRATIS, two independent multifamily ecosystem providers, are the first to have completed their integration to this new platform. This improvement was designed to meet the rising demand of today’s mobile economy while enhancing the experience for multifamily community residents, property managers and building service staff through seamless mobile access.

Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks are designed with security and open integration capabilities in mind. The design allows for flexible compatibility, ultimately enabling property managers freedom of choice in selecting third-party access management software that best suits their need— whether it be a smart apartment solution in addition to standard access control through STRATIS, or a complete managed solution for their security platform through Kastle. Regardless of the selected solution, Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks empower property managers to differentiate by offering a convenient and efficient way for authorized guests to unlock resident unit doors.

“With the average American spending almost four hours a day on mobile devices, on-demand control has become an expectation,” said Robert Gaulden, director of technology alliances, multifamily, at Allegion. “For the mobile-minded multifamily resident, we saw an opportunity to introduce the option for a solution that would enable simplified visitor access, scheduling maintenance and granting entry for services including grocery delivery and pet sitting. Not only does this create convenience for consumers, but it helps property managers more efficiently handle some of their biggest pain points, including package management, credential management and enabling other concierge-level amenities.”

Haniel Lynn, CEO at Kastle, added, “Not only does this collaboration with Allegion support the acceleration of smart lock and mobile credential adoption in the short term, it also supports our long-term vision to deliver complete frictionless access to the multifamily space, solving for security and convenience for the resident and operating efficiencies and resident differentiation for the property management team.”

This enhancement is part of the next wave in Allegion’s mission to work with leading players in the industry to spearhead smart lock and mobile access adoption, making seamless security the new standard. Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility are the first release in a full portfolio of mobile enabled solutions to be launched this year.

“We partnered with Schlage, the most trusted name in electronic access, to integrate with our platform for a smart, connected access solution,” said Felicite Moorman, CEO of STRATIS. “The mobile phone is already a central piece of most people’s lives, and delivering the mobile Sidewalk to Sofa solution with Schlage remains an essential part of our offering for residents and guests, property managers, maintenance, vendors and other stakeholders.”

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