Allegion Launches Contactless IDs Using Transact Credentials, Apple Wallet

Mercer University is the first school to adopt the new technology, allowing students to open doors and make purchases with their iPhone or Apple Watch.

Allegion Launches Contactless IDs Using Transact Credentials, Apple Wallet

A Mercer University student demonstrates how to use his Apple Watch to purchase items at the school store. (Photo: Mercer University Marketing Communications)

Allegion, a security products and solutions provider, announces its Schlage® commercial electronic locks now support contactless IDs in Apple Wallet.

Using Transact Mobile Credentials and Allegion locks, students are able to open doors and make purchases with their iPhone or Apple Watch.

“To properly serve tech-savvy students, we need to deliver solutions that meet their expectations of a frictionless and elegant experience. Mobile is central to that experience. Transact is excited to have the support of our partner community, like that of Allegion, to enhance and expand a native NFC mobile experience across campuses,” says Transact CEO David Marr.

Additionally, the contactless IDs allows universities to remotely use credentials over-the-air. Credentials are also protected by multi-factor authentification and can be remotely deactivated by the student or university.

These new capabilities are specific to Schlage AD-300 and AD-400 electronic locks, which feature built-in credential readers and access control sensors.

Schlage AD-400 Series wireless locks reduce installation costs on interior access-controlled doors, including dorm rooms, faculty offices, classrooms and labs, according to the press release.

“We’ve seen the shift where people are becoming less dependent on cards and more dependent on their mobile phones, and it’s no surprise that college students are embracing this change,” says Allegion business development manager Jeff Koziol. “Allegion is proud to support this digital and mobile transformation in a way that improves security and the student experience across campuses.”

Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, is the first school to launch the contactless IDs. Check out this slideshow to see the locks implemented on campus.

The AD-400 and AD-300 locks are available in cylindrical, mortise, mortise deadbolt and exit trim chassis options, and they integrate into popular electronic access control systems.

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