Avigilon™ Access Control Manager (ACM) utilizes the Schlage PIM400-485-RSI panel interface module (AC-ALLSCH-PIM400-485-RSI) from Allegion as part of our wireless lock solution. This panel interface module (PIM) enables communication between ACM and Schlage AD-400 series wireless locks.
The Schlage PIM400-485-RSI panel interface module seamlessly integrates to the Mercury EP2500 controller from Avigilon, eliminating the need for reader interface modules. Each PIM supports up to 16 Schlage AD-400 locks.
High transmission power is enabled by 900 MHz spread spectrum technology in a license-free band. An error detection algorithm maintains data integrity on each transmission, and redundant transmissions ensure communication success. Periodic "heartbeat" signals provide supervision and ensure reliable RF communications are maintained. Lastly, you can enable dynamic channel switching (DCS) to overcome harsh RF environments by automatically changing channels to avoid potential interference.
Used extensively by government and military organizations, spread spectrum technology provides significant security advantages over conventional transmission methods. Spread spectrum transmissions are encrypted with AES 128-bit keys to make wireless access devices virtually uncompromisable. In addition, scalability is virtually unlimited because each AD-400 Series wireless access module has nearly one million addresses to choose from during the linking process.
The patent-pending Wake up on Radio (WOR) feature drives communication from the PIM400 to any or all linked wireless devices in 10 seconds or less. This innovative feature works efficiently in parallel with periodic heartbeat signals to maintain up to a two-year battery life on AD-400 Series locks. The response rate can be field configured down to one second to preserve battery life. When you use Wake up on Radio in critical applications, you should also enable dynamic channel switching.