ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2012 – Onity, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic locks, and IMRON, a security management systems provider, have teamed up to provide a new locking solution for the commercial industry. IMRON’s access control software now integrates with the Onity® Wireless Lock (OWL) using its open architecture interface. This interface is available through the Onity Partner Enterprise Network (OPEN) program. Onity is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Integration provides a cohesive and economical method of securing facility locations that were previously cost prohibitive due to the traditional cost of wired panels,” said Onity President Laird Hamberlin. “This partnership underlines our commitment to the security industry by offering a broader portfolio of locking solutions to meet our customers’ needs.”
The OWL is available in wireless and offline versions and helps to facilitate decision making at the lock by using an intelligent on-board database. Designed to be modular, the OWL allows for upgrades to be installed easily in the field. With wireless communication, users have the ability to make updates without physical contact to the lock, as well as receive reports on critical events in real-time.
The OWL can be easily upgraded to various reader types – HID iClass, MIFARE Classic®, 125 KHz Prox and Magstripe – and from offline to wireless with minimal modifications. Most of the existing hardware is utilized to minimize cost to the customers. Reader changes can be performed in less than five minutes, while wireless upgrades are as simple as removing the trim panel, mounting the wireless antenna, and pushing a button.
Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks and energy management solutions. Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., Onity has manufacturing and assembly operations in Mexico, Spain, China, and the U.S., as well as a presence in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). For information about Onity’s electronic security solutions, please visit www.onity.com
Founded in 1997, IMRON Corporation is a major provider of complete Security Management Systems directly through its worldwide network of Authorized Integrators and brand name manufacturers. Early success by large-scale facilities integrating separate manufacturers’ systems led to integration solutions for OEM brand dealer groups. Today, IMRON provides a range of products for the Security and Access Control markets.
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